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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 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 | 35 35 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 | 86 86 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 | 122 122 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 | 144 144 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 | 132 132 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 | 140 140 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 | 188 188 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 | 262 262 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 | 270 270 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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A correction
Dear Editor: I just read in your “History of the World” that Geronimo was the last Indian chief to be "captured." He was never captured, he just got tired of fighting and gave up. He was a brillian...
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sweet memories of Circo's
Dear Editor: The days of autumn and winter are always reminiscent of my childhood in the 1950's and '60's in the Italian-American neighborhoods of Brooklyn. In the fall, just before Thanksgiving, m...
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Time for the payoff
Dear Editor: A photograph speaks volumes. I wonder why Assemblyman David Weprin, standing to the left looking over the shoulder of former council member and Democratic primary winner in Queens Boro...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Education system is out of tune
Dear Editor: There are many reasons why our education system is in crisis. Prospective educators are subjected to an oppression-obsessed, feel-good and esteem-ridden curriculum with little emphasis...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote for Joe
Dear Editor: Republican Joe Lhota has just received the nod to run in November for mayor of the greatest city in the country. We need a mayor who is a mayor for all of the people, not just a segmen...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leave PS 229 alone
Dear Editor: This letter is regarding the rezoning of District 24 in Queens. I am concerned specifically about PS 229 and Maspeth, as my children attend PS 229. It is an unsafe and unfair proposal....
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to revisit offshore airport idea
Dear Editor: In view of the increased jet noise over the New York metro area, I thought your readers might be interested in how several large cities in Asia have dealt with this problem. For decade...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legalize it, don't criminalize it
Dear Editor: Comptroller John Liu's support for medical marijuana ("State Must Legalize Medical Marijuana" Guest Oped - September 12) makes sense and should go further. Consumption of marijuana for...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Never forget
Dear Editor: I'm greatly troubled with some people I have spoken to who believe we must move on from 9/11. Well, I beg to differ. We lost thousands of good people. Husbands lost wives, fathers lost...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finally, compromise
Dear Editor: The announcement from Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that the U.S. and Russia have finally reached an agreement regarding the turning over of Syrian c...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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School sneed to teach the 'write' stuff
Dear Editor: As millions of students return to school, it's important to stress that while computer technology is an important part of the learning process in the classroom, it is not the only one....
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take the bus
Dear Editor: Tenants at Pomonok Houses in Flushing are griping about the conversion of their parking spaces from free to paid. Here's some advice: stop squawking or move out. Public housing project...
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Subway, where 'R' you?
Dear Editor: GOP mayoral candidate Joe Lhota's promise about extending the R subway line to Staten Island misses the long-forgotten proposed tunnel between 68th Street in Bay Ridge and St. George. ...
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can't 'stand' it!
Dear Editor: Three fruit and vegetable stands ten feet long have opened up on one block on 82nd Street from 37th to Roosevelt avenues in Jackson Heights this summer. We feel 82nd Street is our Fift...
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Nine lives
Dear Editor: The two little kittens that wandered on to the tracks of the subway line must truly have nine lives. If it were not for the care and concern of people who worked in the subway system, ...
Sep 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister al-Naimi talks to journalists before a meeting of OPEC oil ministers at OPEC's headquarters in ViennaBy Rania El Gamal and Maha El Dahan ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it would not cut output to prop up oil markets even if non-OPEC nations did so, in one of the toughest signals yet that the world's top petroleum exporter plans to ride out the market's biggest slump in years. Referring to countries outside of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi told reporters: "If they want to cut production they are welcome: We are not going to cut, certainly Saudi Arabia is not going to cut. ...


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ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said on Sunday that the best way to address current conditions in the oil market was to "let the most efficient producers produce".
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 11, 2014 file photo, A soldier and government officials inspects the bridge that link Nigeria and Cameroon following an attacked by Islamic militants in Gambaru, Nigeria. Thousands of members of Nigeria’s home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks. Further north, Boko Haram employs recruits from Chad to enforce its control in northeastern Nigerian towns and cities. In Niger, the government has declared a “humanitarian crisis” and appealed for international aid to help tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees driven from their homes by the insurgency. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola, File)DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's army says it has broken up a Boko Haram training camp on its territory.


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