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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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No parking for public housing tenants

Dear Editor: 
New York City Housing Authority tenants are screaming about a hike in parking fees, Here's some advice: shut up and chill out. How do you qualify for public housing if you own a car?...
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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NRA more important than the public
Dear Editor: Like The National Rifle Association, many parts of the legislative body are driven by money and power. It does not seem to matter in these modern times the damage all are causing on ou...
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let's keep Northern clean
Dear Editor: On the northeast corner of Northern Blvd. and the Clearview Expressway in Bayside is a green area where the Soldier’s Monument proudly stands. The monument commemorates the sacrifices ...
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA needs more Rockaway buses
Dear Editor: The A train has been out of service since Superstorm Sandy devastated many areas of the Rockaways. So I’ve been taking the Q52 bus to get home. Based on my observations from waiting fo...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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More guns won't stop the violence
Dear Editor: The idea of solving violence committed with firearms by increasing the amount of firearms is as idiotic as offering a drowning man a glass of water to relieve his thirst. The NRA's Way...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congress green lights gun carnage

Dear Editor:
 The Senate's rejection of expanded background checks for gun buyers was an act of cowardice and a catalyst for carnage. Those 46 senators who voted against it gave a green light to th...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Honor the wishes of the people in the 19th CD
Dear Editor: It is very important that the projects that were approved for funding in Councilman Daniel Halloran’s district under the participatory budgeting (PB) project be allocated those monies....
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good 'Point': help Amtrak grow and thrive
Dear Editor: "Amtrak ridership growth" (Illustrating a Point - March 28th edition) confirms why real long-term solutions are worthwhile. If only our elected officials would support decisive action,...
Apr 18, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't believe the hype, or SuperPACs
Dear Editor: Last week, an ad attacking Speaker Christine Quinn and her campaign for mayor was released by what is known as a SuperPAC. While we’ve all been hearing about SuperPACs for years now, t...
Apr 18, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ticket surcharge should be used for speed cameras
Dear Editor: I find it quite disturbing the state's new budget calls for a surcharge on speeding tickets and that the extra money would go back to the state and not used for more speed cameras. I l...
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proposal for tennis stadium makes sense
Dear Editor: I was so very pleased with your editorial on the West Side Tennis Club and the comprehensive excellent proposals made for its use. This club is such a beautiful venue and perfect for c...
Apr 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Co-op & Condo Task Force is on the way
Dear Editor: On March 28, the Bay Terrace Community Alliance hosted an informative and lively Queens borough president candidates forum. It was standing room only at the Clearview Park Golf Course ...
Apr 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clinton award deserved
Dear Editor: There appeared in the 3/26 edition an interesting dichotomy of opinions concerning an earlier letter by Nicholas Zizelis. The letter in question was in the 3/7 edition titled “GOP stra...
Apr 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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There was someone missing from beep debate
Dear Editor: Why was there no Republican candidate for Queens borough president present at "Candidates in Queens beep race meet in Bayside" (Andrew Shilling - April 4)? Will either former GOP counc...
Apr 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get veterans the benefits they deserve
Dear Editor: The veterans who have and are returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq should not have to wait for any extended period to receive their well-earned and much-deserved benefits. These br...
Apr 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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The abandoned "Camp X-Ray" detention facility at the US Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is pictured April 9, 2014Four Afghans held for more than a decade at Guantanamo Bay have been sent home, the Pentagon said Saturday, edging President Barack Obama closer toward his goal of closing the controversial US military jail. The Department of Defense said the men -- Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani and Mohammed Zahir -- had been moved from the prison after a comprehensive review of their case. "As a result of that review, which examined a number of factors, including security issues, these men were unanimously approved for transfer by the six departments and agencies comprising the task force," a Pentagon statement said. The releases come hard on the heels of the transfer of six Guantanamo detainees to start new lives in Uruguay earlier this month.


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** FILE ** In this Oct. 10, 2007 file photo, reviewed by the U.S. Military, an American flag flies behind the barbed and razor-wire at the Camp Delta detention facility, at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.


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MIAMI (AP) — Waving flags and chanting "Obama, traitor," anti-Castro protesters gathered Saturday in a Little Havana park in a show of opposition to the president's plan to normalize relations with Cuba.
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