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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 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 | 31 31 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 | 80 80 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 | 113 113 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 | 135 135 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 | 123 123 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 | 131 131 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 | 177 177 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 | 251 251 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 | 262 262 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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Sayonara, New York City
Dear Editor: In view of the election of Bill de Blasio as mayor of New York City, I have one suggestion for all the municipal labor unions who endorsed this moribund liberal: strike on January 1, 2...
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hire a professional educator to head DOE
Dear Editor: A first step towards redeeming the damage done to our educational system under Michael Bloomberg would be for mayor-elect Bill de DeBlasio to appoint a veteran classroom teacher to hea...
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Life is good
Dear Editor: Those of us in the know already moved to neighborhoods in northeast Queens long before reading the recent Real Estate Board of New York report that showed significant increases in home...
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Too much security
Dear Editor: The National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting data on all Americans since it was created by a directive by President Harry S. Truman. It is one of 16 intelligence agencies of ...
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Multicultural madness
Dear Editor: When voters go to the polls on Nov. 5, they'll face large ballots printed in tiny six-point type. One reason: a requirement that ballots be printed in six languages, including Bengali....
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Working together?
Dear Editor: Citizens lamenting the so-called government “shutdown” and the inability of our leaders to “work together” suggests a yearning for statist collectivist bureaucratic solutions to the me...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Enough is enough!
Dear Editor: The latest move is to make Diwali a school holiday according to an article in the October 24ht edition of this paper. Councilman Daniel Dromm states that the holiday symbolizes an inne...
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Beware!
Dear Editor: I hope people are aware of the changes President Obama and people like Bill de Blasio are trying to make in this country. They are trying to turn the U.S.A. into a Socialist country. B...
Oct 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
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A word from Congress on the shutdown
Dear Editor: It is long overdue, but the federal government is open and the debt ceiling is raised. This is a welcome development for our country, but the damage caused is irreversible and was comp...
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Race has nothing to do with it
Dear Editor: Charges that Republicans want to destroy Obama's agenda because of his race are absurd. Skin color has nothing to do with it. His Obama care enrollment website is a perfect example. Th...
Oct 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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No more holidays
Dear Editor: It seems that every ethnic group is now clamoring to have a school holiday added to the school year. This all started originally over eight decades ago, when the Jewish holidays of Ros...
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Vote Concannon
Dear Editor: Joseph Concannon is running for the City Council in the 23rd District in Queens, which covers Fresh Meadows, Oakland Gardens, Hollis Hills, Queens Village, Little Neck, Glen Oaks Villa...
Oct 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Working together?
Dear Editor: Citizens lamenting the so-called government “shutdown” and the inability of our leaders to “work together” suggests a yearning for statist collectivist bureaucratic solutions to the me...
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Cut government spending
Dear Editor: I think that due to the federal government shutdown, people realized just how big the government is. It is involved in many aspects of our lives. The fishermen in Alaska couldn't fish ...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Still living in the good old days
Dear Editor: The recent New York City Transit Museum's antique bus display as part of the annual Atlantic Antic festival was a great trip down memory lane. It was a time when bus drivers had to mak...
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United Nations Secretary General Ban speaks during a meeting with Liberia's President Johnson Sirleaf at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in MonroviaBy Matthew Mpoke Bigg CONAKRY (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged countries affected by the Ebola virus to avoid discriminating against healthcare workers fighting to end the disease. Ban was speaking in Guinea on the second day of a whistle-stop tour aimed at thanking healthcare workers of the countries at the heart of the epidemic. According to the latest World Health Organization figures, 7,373 people have died of Ebola in the three worst-affected countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. ...


2014-12-20 08:55:37 -0500

An exterior view of the Sony Pictures Plaza building is seen in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.


2014-12-20 08:53:20 -0500

In this image provided by the Imperial War Museum, World War I German and British soldiers stand together on the battlefield near Ploegsteert, Belgium during Dec. 1914. Soldiers who had been killing each other by the tens of thousands for months climbed out of their soggy trenches to seek a shred of humanity amid the horrors of World War I. Hands reached out across the divide and in Flanders Fields a century ago, a spontaneous Christmas truce ever so briefly lifted the human spirit. (AP Photo/IWM, Q11718)PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium (AP) — With British and German forces separated only by a no-man's land littered with fallen comrades, sounds of a German Christmas carol suddenly drifted across the frigid air: "Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht" ("Silent Night, Holy Night").


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