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From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Awa...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 86 86 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 | 80 80 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 | 130 130 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 | 213 213 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 | 240 240 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 | 228 228 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 | 232 232 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 | 281 281 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 | 354 354 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...

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Kudos to Justice Roberts
Dear Editor: Republicans are crying foul because Supreme Court Justice John Roberts remained true to his pledge of being apolitical by voting to uphold the Affordable Care Act. I think the legitima...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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A sincere thanks
Dear Editor: I would like your readers to know how great Dorie at Assemblyman Michael Miller's office has been, and to publicly thank her for all she did for me over the past week in my struggle wi...
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Con Ed should cut managers, CEO pay
Dear Editor: It's been more than a week since Con Edison locked out its 8,000 union workers and replaced them with 5,000 managers. Since then, we've had frequent power outages and reductions during...
Jul 11, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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The real problem with Obamacare
Dear Editor: We are getting no help from the television newscasters in understanding what the Obamacare issue is really all about. First, it is not the president's job to create laws. Second, the "...
Jul 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.N. treaty a hypocrisy
Dear Editor: I write to protest the UN-proposed "Small Arms Treaty," which would violate U.S. sovereignty, infringe upon our sacred Second Amendment rights, and also severely penalize our job creat...
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GOP created health care mandate first
Dear Editor: One would think that the Affordable Care Act mandate would be a win-win for both parties. After all, it was their concept and championed by the Heritage Foundation, an American conserv...
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U.S. slipping in education
Dear Editor: It would seem that all Americans would want our youth to be as highly educated as possible. The U.S has fallen to “Average” in international rankings, as released by the Organization f...
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly failed by not passing CPR bill
Dear Editor: It is difficult to express my disappointment that the Assembly did not pass our CPR in Schools bill to ensure that all students learn CPR before graduating from high school. In August ...
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nadia Abbasi
Queens College Scholar
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Nobody cares
Dear Editor: The chorus of the politically correct want us to believe the horrible turnout on Primary Day was due to the fact that it was held in June and no September. Nonsense. One can always rem...
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A real sense of community
Dear Editor: This past week I’ve been lucky enough to attend many events that exemplify what is best about our country and, specifically, our community. One night the Astoria LIC Kiwanis, a local o...
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Thumb's up to Willets project
Dear Editor: I would like to congratulate Mayor Mike Bloomberg's ambitious plans for the redevelopment of Willets Point. I was at Citi Field on Wednesday for a game, and I saw firsthand the conditi...
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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More languages on the ballot?
Dear Editor: State Senator Toby Stavisky and Assemblyman David Weprin have introduced legislation requiring that voters be provided information in three more languages - Bengali, Punjabi and Hindi ...
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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You should choose if you love big cans
Dear Editor: New Yorkers face a 9 percent unemployment rate, a looming multi-billion dollar municipal budget shortfall, and critical issues dealing with education, housing, transportation, public s...
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Non-profits need the support of government
Dear Editor: Non-profit organizations that provide valuable services to the children and adults of our communities have been cut off from state money by Governor Andrew Cuomo. We all know that we a...
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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In this Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 photo, Indian women offer prayers on the Marina Beach at the Bay of Bengal to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Tsunami in Chennai, India. Crying onlookers took part in beachside memorials and religious services across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a quarter million people dead in one of modern history's worst natural disasters. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K)Vivid and terrifying memories were recalled at ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left nearly a quarter-million people dead in one of modern history's worst natural disasters. Weeping survivors and others took part in beachside memorials and religious services across Asia, while some European countries also marked the anniversary, remembering the thousands of Christmastime tourists who died in the disaster.


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BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a funeral north of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 10 mourners, officials said.
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A worker repairs an electronic display board with figures indicating the US dollar to Russian ruble exchange rate outside a currency exchange office in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. The ruble has been the worst performing currency this year along with the Ukrainian hryvnia, having lost nearly half of its value against the dollar. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian currency extended its losses on Monday after a report showed the economy has started shrinking in annual terms for the first time since 2009 as the country is buffeted by falling oil prices and Western sanctions.


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