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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 78 78 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 | 73 73 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 | 122 122 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 | 203 203 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 | 226 226 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 | 215 215 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 | 218 218 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 | 268 268 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 | 343 343 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 | 337 337 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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Time for Boehner to compromise
Dear Editor: It is time for the House to work with the president. House Speaker John Boehner should understand that half of America does not belong to the wealthy and half of this great country doe...
Dec 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outrage over honor for Jill Kelley
Dear Editor: As a former Air Force officer (1964-68), I'm outraged that the Joint Chiefs of Staff presented the nation's second highest military honor for a civilian to Jill Kelley, the Tampa socia...
Dec 06, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Government out to punish the successful
Dear Editor: The fundamental transformation of America that President Barack Obama promised is in progress. Not so very long ago, we were nurtured to strive for excellence and success by examining ...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fiscal cliff?
Dear Editor: The U.S. government is the biggest waster of money on earth. We do not need more tax money flowing into Washington. That's just another scam. The amount of money going to taxes is a sc...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandy should be a wake-up call
Dear Editor: No one can deny the destruction from Hurricane Sandy has been widespread and devastating. Living in Manhattan, I saw the effects firsthand, as the Lower East Side and downtown areas we...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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State needs to act on tax abatement
Dear Editor: Recent news reports indicating that the State Legislature may not reconvene this year could be bad news for Queens co-op and condo owners. At the end of the legislative session in June...
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Federal government has gotten too big
Dear Editor: For everyone who is disappointed in the results of the presidential election, it doesn't matter who is elected because the power to make laws resides in the House of Representatives an...
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYS needs to re-evaluate voting system
Dear Editor: The State of New York needs to take a long hard look at how elections are conducted. During this year’s presidential election, there were long lines of people all over the state waitin...
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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More heads need to roll at LIPA
Dear Editor: The announcement that LIPA CEO Michael Hervey will resign at the end of this year is a good indication that top management realizes it is to blame for the utility's abysmal lack of com...
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Give the people what they voted for
Dear Editor: A disconcerting inconvenient truth is that the nature and role of government has been transformed. Protecting individual rights, securing our borders, establishing a sound monetary pol...
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Corporations a no-show at the polls
Dear Editor: Its noon and I just returned home from voting. When I signed the voter registration page, I said it looked like a good turnout and asked the polling person how many corporations had sh...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Library will continue to serve post-Sandy
Dear Editor: I want to update you and everyone in Queens about how Queens Library has responded to community needs following the recent devastating storm, and what our plans are to serve the affect...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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United Nations taking over the world
Dear Editor: If anyone has a hard time believing that the United Nations is on the brink of becoming a world government, they need only to look at the UN's record. The UN's Law of the Sea Treaty ai...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Start-ups the backbone of our economy
Dear Editor: How refreshing to read "LIC becoming attractive place for small start-ups" (October 25). It is the small technical start-up companies in Long Island City that combined have opened up d...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama the right man for this disaster
Dear Editor: Hurricane Sandy showed President Barack Obama to be the perfect president to handle it. Before the first breeze trumpeting the eminent arrival of Superstorm Sandy ruffled our hair, our...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relatives of the passengers of AirAsia flight QZ8501 comfort each other at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. The AirAsia plane with 161 people on board lost contact with ground control on Sunday while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from a provincial city in Indonesia for Singapore, and search and rescue operations were underway. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In the third air incident connected to Malaysia this year, an AirAsia plane with 162 people on board went missing on Sunday while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from a provincial city in Indonesia for Singapore.


2014-12-28 02:40:21 -0500

A Changi Airport staff holds up a sign to direct possible next-of-kins of passengers of AirAsia flight QZ 8501 from Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, at Changi Airport in SingaporeBy Chris Nusatya and Randy Fabi JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's air force was searching for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people that went missing on Sunday after the pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501, an Airbus 320-200, lost contact with Jakarta air traffic control at 6:17 a.m. (6.17 p.m. EST), officials said. ...


2014-12-28 02:39:48 -0500
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece have ordered the evacuation of a ferry bound for Italy with 466 people on board after a fire broke out in the car deck.
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