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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Dec 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of home sales continued to decrease in November and inventory continued to track below last year’s levels as well.  Sales are well below those seen in the...
NYC Employment Law — Pre-tax Transit Benefits
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
As employers, sometimes it is difficult to keep with the employment law changes, which is why you should consult periodically with an employment defense lawyer and stay apprised of new laws. At the...
Wage and Hour Regulation Pitfalls
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Business owners can get themselves into trouble when not understanding wage and hours laws. What appears to be a bright idea that cuts corners and saves money is sometimes a violation that leads to...
In life, the glass is always half full! Exclusive interview with cartoonist Maria Scrivan
Dec 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   | 19 November 2014   Maria Scrivan’s cartoons are published in MAD Magazine, Parade Magazine, Prospect Magazine (UK), on Mashable.com, Salon.com. Funny Times a...
Zeffirelli's La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera: a review
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 3 December 2014 |     Zeffirelli’s production of La Boheme at the metropolitan Opera shines. A sample of the stage set up as performed in a preceding season. L...
Are You Staying on Top of Regulations that Affect Your Restaurant?
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent change in regulations predicted to arrive soon is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will release a national menu labeling standard for chain restaurants. The standard will addres...
The World Seen Through a Dog’s Point of View. An Exclusive Interview with Paul Gilligan, author of Pooch Café
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 10 October 2014 |   Paul Gilligan with Poncho, the main character of Pooch Cafe According to his website, www.poochcafe.com, Paul Gilligan’s affair with art be...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
Today many companies offering health insurance also provide wellness programs, which are a preventative medicine approach to health. Today, 94 percent of employers with more than 400 employees and ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: NOV 2014 (Month's Supply: 6.3 Months)
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 221 221 recommendations | email to a friend
Oct 2014 Queens NY Market Update  Queens home sales are down for the third month in a row from August – October. Home sales are also remaining significantly below last year’s levels, according to t...
Forest Hills Food Crawl
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 236 236 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chamber and All The Tastes of New York would love to invite you to our first Forest Hills Food Crawl, a culinary journey through Forest Hills happening this Wednesday, November 12th ! A Food Cr...

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The only good plan
Dear Editor: Reusing the former LIRR Queens Rockaway Beach Line (RBL) for transportation is the best plan. It will reunite north and south Queens and decrease travel times and increase investments ...
Dec 11, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support wind
Dear Editor: This Thanksgiving, New York’s wind energy has given us a lot to be grateful for. A new report by Environment New York, “Wind Power for a Cleaner America,” shows that wind energy in New...
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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CPR in schools
Dear Editor: Cardiac arrest kills more than 360,000 people in our country every year. In 2001, my husband was one of them. Joel Drillings was only 56 years old when he died from cardiac arrest at h...
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A Prize for DOE
Dear Editor: Posting on their website the answers to an exam that students hadn't taken yet and being defensive about it while still demanding that the job security of teachers be linked to the wor...
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Help the homeless
Dear Editor: New York City's homeless problem has increased, especially among families, which I find most sad indeed. The shelter population has reached record levels not seen since the Great Depre...
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beware radon
Dear Editor: November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and while most are aware that smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, not everyone recognizes that prolonged exposure to radon gas is the ...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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The end game
Dear Editor: It has become abundantly clear to me the real plan behind the Obamacare scheme. Under this confused “system,” the rich will still have the best medical care money can buy. The poor's m...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remembering Marjorie
Dear Editor: My good friend Marjorie Ferrigno passed away on November 14. A founding member of the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association, she was an indefatigable advocate for city landmark desi...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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Preserve a lifeline for Queens seniors
Dear Editor: Queens has a rapidly growing elderly population facing severe problems, such as mental illness. Fortunately, there's a place where many troubled seniors get help: Club Pride in Douglas...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commander-in-Thief
Dear Editor: Obama set off the White House sprinkler system when his pants caught fire, after delivering the biggest presidential lie ("You can keep your current healthcare coverage") since Richard...
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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50 years later
As the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination approaches, one can only wonder what history would have been like had this horrific event never occurred. Kennedy was a man with...
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students vs. fracking
Dear Editor: Hydraulic-fracturing, also known as fracking, is a relatively new process of natural gas drilling, and it's raising eyebrows on weather it's safe for our environment, especially the qu...
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Peaceful days ahead
Dear Editor: Public Advocate Bill de Blasio won the election for mayor by an overwhelming margin because his opponent took the identical progressive position on social issues, such as abortion and ...
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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A new Clinton in 2016
Dear Editor: Chelsea Clinton's recent photo ops as part of her so-called volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity are nothing more than a public relations campaign laying the groundwork for a futur...
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to settle up with the unions
Dear Editor: Now that we have elected a new mayor, congratulations are in order. We fervently hope that Mayor Bill de Blasio will be able to accomplish much during his term in office. All New Yorke...
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Russia's chief rabbi Berel Lazar and Chairman of Federation of Russia's Jewish Organizations Alexander Boroda in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian economy will rebound and the ruble will stabilize, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday at his annual press conference.


2014-12-18 04:41:23 -0500

Shoppers wrestle over a television as they compete to purchase retail items on "Black Friday" at an Asda superstore in WembleyLONDON, (Reuters) - British retail sales surged at their fastest annual rate in more than a decade in November, as U.S.-style "Black Friday" discounts drove record sales growth at electrical and department stores. The figures suggest strong economic growth and a recent fall in prices for essentials such as food and fuel are finally starting to translate into higher morale among some households -- a good sign for Britain's ruling Conservatives before May's national election, where cost of living issues are centre stage. Retail sales volumes 1.6 percent on the month to show 6. ...


2014-12-18 04:35:44 -0500

This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, Randall Park, center, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." North Korea has been linked to the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for "The Interview." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Ed Araquel)NEW YORK (AP) — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business.


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