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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 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 | 50 50 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 | 101 101 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 | 160 160 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 | 182 182 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 | 171 171 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 | 178 178 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 | 227 227 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 | 302 302 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 | 304 304 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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Obama did the right thing
Dear Editor: I would like to applaud President Obama for speaking out for better race relations in America. He connected his remarks to what happened in the George Zimmerman case, stating "Trayvon ...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hoodies for Obama
Dear Editor: These sycophants of Democratic Liberalism are once again fallaciously projecting the Trayvon Martin incident as racial rather than the self-defense of George Zimmerman. President Barac...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Praise for Con Ed
Dear Editor: As the city suffered through the longest heat wave in over 10 years, Con Edison has been able to keep the electricity flowing even as record demands have been placed on its electric gr...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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On behalf of the library
Dear Editor: Strong libraries equal strong communities. Library lovers across Queens spoke up to support library funding and I am so pleased to announce that the proposed budget cut was restored. Y...
Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
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CSA far from ‘safe’
Dear Editor: The City Council’s passage last week of the inaptly named “Community Safety Act” is a reckless action that will handcuff the police, lead to more drugs and guns on our streets, and par...
Jul 10, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
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Silver won’t go easy
Dear Editor: A majority of New Yorkers, based upon a recent poll, want Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to resign. This has been echoed on the editorial pages of the city’s daily newspapers, yet thi...
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Bam's Ballyhoo
Dear Editor: In regard to the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's National Security Agency's (NSA) Prism surveillance program, I shall defer my analysis until the court rules in the recen...
Jun 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 197 197 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockaway Beach isn’t stronger than Sandy
Dear Editor: At this time of the year, I look forward to going to Rockaway Beach to relax and enjoy the summer. I went to the beach the week after Memorial Day weekend, when the beaches are suppose...
Jun 25, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 206 206 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shifty Shelly must be dumped
Dear Editor: Why do most Democratic Assembly members act like chew toys for Speaker Sheldon Silver? He disgraced his party and legislative chamber by paying off Albany sex abuse victims with taxpay...
Jun 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 187 187 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two kinds of candidates
Dear Editor: There are two groups of candidates using different methods to become the next mayor. Democrats Sal Albanese, William Thompson and Erick Salgado, Republicans John Catsimatidis, Joseph L...
Jun 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 187 187 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dispatcher wrong on gay Scout decision
Dear Editor: This is in response to Frederick Bedell's letter in the June 6th edition in which he decries the Boy Scouts' decision to permit gay youth as "opposed to the principles of the Boy Scout...
Jun 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 219 219 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome to 1984
Dear Editor: The federal government has been accused of collecting data on all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as w...
Jun 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 219 219 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oppose the WEA
Dear Editor: I am strongly opposed to Governor Andrew Cuomo's "Women's Equality Act" because it includes language to expand abortion in New York State. New York leads the nation in its rate of abor...
Jun 18, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 210 210 recommendations | email to a friend
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ConEd destroying trees
Dear Editor: They’ve struck again: the tree manglers hired by Con Edison to “trim” trees near overhead power lines. Trees are being mutilated and disfigured by the manglers cutting the centers out ...
Jun 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 194 194 recommendations | email to a friend
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Willets Point fiasco
Dear Editor: Community Board 7’s vote two weeks ago to approve by a narrow margin the new expanded Willets Point plan further sealed the Iron Triangle’s fate. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is now in a hu...
Jun 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 236 236 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pope Francis leads a Christmas Eve mass at St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican to mark the nativity of Jesus Christ on December 24, 2014Pope Francis led Christmas Eve mass in the Vatican calling for "tenderness" and "warmth" after a violence-plagued year as millions of Christians began marking the holiday. The Argentine pontiff's brief homily was replete with Gospel references in his Christmas Eve mass, broadcast live in 3D for the first time.


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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2012, file photo, volunteer Katherine Beaupre takes phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house, during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Santa is poised for another monster year on social media. NORAD Tracks Santa has already attracted a record 1.49 million Facebook “likes” before the journey even begins. And for Christmas Eve 2014, there’s a website version for smartphones. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command are pretending to monitor Santa Claus as he makes his storybook Christmas Eve flight. So far, NORAD says it used the heat signature from Rudolph's nose to "track" St. Nick over spots ranging from Australia to South America.


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This photo released by Sony - Columbia Pictures shows James Franco, left, as Dave and Seth Rogen as Aaron in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." (AP Photo/Sony - Columbia Pictures, Ed Araquel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released "The Interview" online Wednesday — an unprecedented counterstroke against the hackers who spoiled the Christmas opening of the comedy depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


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