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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 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 | 17 17 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 | 66 66 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 | 86 86 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 | 110 110 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 | 97 97 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 | 104 104 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 | 148 148 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 | 224 224 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 | 236 236 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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The church is broke?
Dear Editor: I was just wondering where the church gets the money for the splendor of Vatican City and the millions to pay for the pedophile priest lawsuits, yet is impoverished when it comes to ke...
Mar 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to think outside the (mail)box
Dear Editor: With last year's $16 billion loss, combined with another increase in the price of stamps to 46 cents for a first-class letter, now "USPS announces that it will stop delivering on Satur...
Feb 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rubio's rebuttal a joke
Dear Editor: Marco Rubio's rebuttal to the State of the Union speech was a rehash of the embarrassing speech that he gave at the Republican National Convention. From the rebuttal, one could tell th...
Feb 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Help fight city's plan for permanent toilets
Dear Editor: I just came from a Community Board 14 meeting with the Parks Department. The Parks Department, without community involvement, has unilaterally decided to to build permanent bathrooms a...
Feb 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep up the battle for Brooklyn
Dear Editor: I just finished watching the documentary Battle for Brooklyn and I was moved by your fight against the abuse of our democracy. I am from Illinois, and we know bad government and politi...
Feb 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not all neighbors oppose the Queensway
Dear Editor: I find it unfortunate that Anthony Stasi’s February 14th column on the Queensway is so biased against what is a terrific neighborhood project, and would like to comment on its inaccura...
Feb 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for the positive news on Glendale
Dear Editor: Thank you to Alexandra Torres and the Glendale Register for the front page article in the February 14th issue of the entitled "The Other Side of Myrtle." It was a refreshing and positi...
Feb 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fund groups that rescue animals
Dear Editor: Regarding the dog and cat adoption fees charged, many of these organizations that charge fees for adoptions are “no kill” groups. One of these, Bobbi and the Strays, does not euthanize...
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Koch and gay rights in Queens
Dear Editor: As a congressman, Ed Koch co-sponsored a Gay Rights Bill he knew would get nowhere, but that gave gay rights advocates some leverage when dealing with the City Council. Manhattan gay r...
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Find the 'one percent' from somewhere else
Dear Editor: Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer's call for setting aside one percent of the annual municipal budget ("One Percent for Culture campaign is growing" - February 7) would cost taxpayers $700 m...
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ask Crowley if he supports the Fair Tax Act
Dear Editor: We are still in the worst economic recession since the great depression. It didn’t have to happen! In July 2011, Dr. David G. Tuerck, executive director of The Beacon Hill Institute in...
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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In tribute to Koch
Dear Editor: Former Mayor Ed Koch has left us at the age of 88 and has served our great city well. In fact, I think we are much better off today because we had Koch around when we most needed him. ...
Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Women in combat?
Dear Editor: What's next, Obama Youth Brigades with 14-year-old kids sent to Syria, Iraq, or some other forsaken hellhole to die or be mutilated? Or a new “Volksturm” made up of 60-year-old soldier...
Feb 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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No free path to citizenship
Dear Editor: When immigrants come into our country illegally, they are breaking our laws. They should not become citizens! Our tax dollars pay for their education, hospitalization, etc. This is ano...
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Taxpayers should not fund Viagra for vets

Dear Editor:
 Bloomberg Business Week reported that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs spent nearly $72 million last year on erectile dysfunction drugs for military veterans. As an Air Force v...
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File- This Dec. 10, 2012, file photo shows President Barack Obama gesturing as he speaks to workers about the economy during a visit to Daimler Detroit Diesel in Redford, Mich. With a recent streak of activism, President Obama is shaking up the governing status quo and creating a new normal for his successors. From immigration to Internet access, from climate change to now Cuba, Obama is laying down a foundation that while fragile and subject to change is defining how he enters the final two years of his presidency and what he leaves for the next White House occupant. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — With a recent streak of activism, President Barack Obama is shaking up the governing status quo and creating a new normal for his successors.


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Cuban-American and pro-Obama supporter Claudia Hernandez, left, argues with anti-Castro protester Daniel Tarrab, right, in the Little Havana area of Miami, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Hernandez expressed her support on Wednesday's announcement that the U.S. and Cuba will begin taking steps to restore full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in more than half a century. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)MIAMI (AP) — Anyone who thinks Cuban-Americans think alike on Cuba hasn't taken a close look at the community lately, poet Richard Blanco says.


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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2013 file photo, a designer's runway show is shown on a television screen outside the Fashion Week venue at New York's Lincoln Center. The city of New York and Lincoln Center is evicting the invitation-only, twice-yearly Fashion Week in a court spat over destroyed trees and displaced park benches. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — C'est la vie, fashionistas. The city of New York and Lincoln Center are evicting the invitation-only, twice-yearly Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in a court spat over destroyed trees and displaced park benches.


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