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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 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 | 38 38 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 | 89 89 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 | 125 125 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 | 147 147 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 | 135 135 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 | 143 143 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 | 191 191 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 | 267 267 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 | 271 271 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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Deal or delay?
Dear Editor: After two weeks of political gridlock, there is finally an agreement to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling to prevent the nation from defaulting on its financial responsi...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not down with de Blasio
Dear Editor: Bill de Blasio says he wants the city to provide pre-K in the public schools. All we ever read about in the papers is how overcrowded all the schools are already. Where are they going ...
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Appalled by hate
Dear Editor: I was appalled and greatly distressed to read of a hate crime in Bellerose. I live in Glen Oaks Village on the Bellerose side where these egregious and nefarious acts were perpetrated....
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bag the bag fee
Dear Editor: The new proposal to charge 10 cents per plastic bag at our grocery stores and supermarkets is not feasible or fair. It would be burdensome to our small business owners and costly to ou...
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Building should go
Dear Editor: The Woodhaven Business Improvement District is very concerned with the lack of action since the collapse of the building at 78-19 Jamaica Avenue on April 15. This collapsed building al...
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Detective a coward
Dear Editor: The undercover detective who took part in the vicious attack on the driver of the SUV on the Henry Hudson Parkway should be fired and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Why w...
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Sweet Caroline a sour choice for ambassador.
Dear Editor: Larry Penner's letter in your October 3rd issue was correct; Obama named Caroline Kennedy as ambassador to Japan because of her political clout and personal wealth. Her diplomatic skil...
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Tale of two cities a scary one
Dear Editor: The “tale of two cities" is in essence government confiscation of wealth, via taxation from the “haves” to the “have not's” growing out of control as advocated by mayoral candidate Bil...
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crashing the Party
Dear Editor: On September 30, about 30 residents and homeowners of 98th Street in Woodhaven inadvertently "crashed" a small soiree sponsored by the local front for the Trust for Public Land. The go...
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Upset about road rage
Dear Editor: The recent incident in which a family were surrounded and chased by motorcyclists is again another reason why road rage needs to be dealt with more aggressively by the NYPD. What right...
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Adios de Blasio
Dear Editor: The Cuban Assets Control Regulations were issued by the U.S. Government on July 8, 1963, under the Trading With the Enemy Act in response to certain hostile actions by the Cuban Govern...
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Freedom from fear
Dear Editor: In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson declared that “all men are created equal.” Equality as understood by the founding fathers leads to liberty and the emancipation of ...
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Run a testament to our first responders
Dear Editor: The annual Tunnel to Towers run ,which was held on Sunday, September 29, to honor the memory of firefighter Steve Siller, again exemplifies how New Yorkers are opening up their hearts....
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kennedy not qualified, but what's new?
Dear Editor: Caroline Kennedy did not obtain her job as ambassador to Japan by responding to a help wanted ad in the New York Times or taking a Civil Servant Employment Exam. There are better quali...
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The cruelest cut
Dear Editor: I wonder if Pope Francis would call Christian the members of the GOP who decided to cut food stamps while they dine of steaks and wine? Stew Frimer Forest Hills
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An 8-year-old boy - who suffers from HIV and was given the pseudonym Kunkun by Chinese media - sits on the doorstep of his home in a village in Xichong county, southwest Sichuan province, on December 18, 2014China's health ministry has promised to provide medical care and a living allowance for an eight-year-old HIV-positive boy targeted by villagers for expulsion, state media reported Monday, in a case that has drawn widespread condemnation. Beijing has now pledged to ensure the boy, dubbed Kunkun in the media, gets an education after reports he was having trouble finding a school that would take him, the China Daily said. The health ministry has also pledged to conduct spot checks around China to uncover any other violations of anti-discrimination policies, the state-run paper reported. The provincial Communist Party committee is investigating reports of the petition to expel the boy, the Global Times newspaper, with close ties to the party, quoted an unnamed propaganda official as saying.


2014-12-22 04:36:17 -0500

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry delivers remarks as China's Foreign Minister Wang looks on, before their meeting in WashingtonBy Megha Rajagopalan and Steve Holland BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China said on Monday it opposed all forms of cyberattacks but there was no proof that North Korea was responsible for the hacking of Sony Pictures, as the United States has said. North Korea has denied it was to blame and has vowed to hit back against any U.S. retaliation, threatening the White House and the Pentagon. The hackers said they were incensed by a Sony comedy about a fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which the studio has pulled. ...


2014-12-22 04:34:38 -0500

Pakistan plans to execute 500 terror convicts in coming weeks, say officialsPakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre.


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