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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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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...
Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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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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Greece's Prime Minister Samaras reacts during the second of three rounds of a presidential vote at the Greek parliament in AthensATHENS (Reuters) - Greek lawmakers failed to elect a new president in a decisive final round of voting on Monday, leaving the country facing a snap election that could derail the international bailout program it needs to keep paying its bills. The only candidate in the race, former European Commissioner Stavros Dimas fell short of the 180 vote supermajority needed to become president. He garnered 168 votes, the same score he achieved in the second round of the vote. ...


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