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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 | 81 81 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 | 179 179 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 | 252 252 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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Keep Capital One open
Dear Editor: The Capitol One Bank branch located at 164th Street and 69th Avenue in Fresh Meadows will be closing its doors for good on Saturday, October 6. A bank has been at this location for mor...
Oct 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Your tax dollars hard at work...Not!
Dear Editor: Last week, a resident of our condo was not pleased with a replacement light (which was installed in the complex) and “naturally” called the 104th Precinct. Within minutes squad cars we...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take the FAA to court
Dear Editor: In view of the arrogance and duplicity of the Federal Aviation Administration with regard to the trial run of the new RNAV navigational system at LaGuardia Airport, which has environme...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elections board screwed up big time
Dear Editor: Just when I thought the Board of Elections (BOE) couldn't get any dumber, they proved me wrong. On Primary Day they screwed up big-time, offending most Kew Gardens Hills Democratic and...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our mayor cares
Dear Editor: I would like to applaud the Board of Health for voting to ban sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. We are rapidly becoming a nation of fat, unfit and unhealthy people. Mayor Michael Bl...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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No new school in Woodside
Dear Editor: I live in Woodside at 57th Street and Woodside Avenue. Presently, there are two elementary schools in this small area. One is St. Sebastian’s, which takes in students from three other ...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conventions just a bunch of empty promises
Dear Editor: Well, the conventions are over and now we await the debates. Do people really believe the empty promises made by the Democrats and Republicans? I, for one, never heard such a crock in ...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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What has happened to the U.S.?
Dear Editor: I want to know what happened to the country I grew up in and vowed to serve and protect against all enemies foreign and domestic. We give billions to countries that hate and attack us,...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Libya needs to be warned
Dear Editor: The attack on the American Embassy in Libya that resulted in the death of our ambassador and three other Americans can only be described as horrific. Why did that film producer have to...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Nuff said
Dear Editor: I support the plan to cut projected U.S. oil use in half in 20 years. Sincerely, Thomas Pellegrino Richmond Hill
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to recycle our energy
Dear Editor: In Bayside I find the chore of separating garbage relatively pleasurable…relatively, compared to out east. Here in Amagansett, we pay $50 each year for the privilege of separating our ...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ryan the right man for the job
Dear Editor: Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will offer a clear and competing contrast of ideas to Vice President Joe Biden with his "Path to Prosperity" budget. Ryan reminds me of...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Here’s to Hoffa
Dear Editor: In celebration of Labor Day 2012, I would like to honor James Riddle "Jimmy" Hoffa (1913-1982), the American labor union leader who, as general president of the International Brotherho...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Your choice is the lesser of two evils
Dear Editor: We are all aware of the presidential election that is to be held in November. We should also be aware that there is very little difference on important issues between President Obama a...
Sep 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schumer bottled water push is all wet
Dear Editor: If tap water is good enough for several hundred-thousand District of Columbia residents, along with millions of ordinary Americans on a daily basis, one wonders why Senator Charles Sch...
Sep 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes against the San Diego Chargers during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers looked at the 21-point deficit on the scoreboard at halftime and even he wondered whether the San Diego Chargers had it in them to come back. The season depended on it, so Rivers took charge.


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People look at items in a mall in central Moscow on December 15, 2014Deep recession, skyrocketing prices and a fragile banking system: although the ruble seems to have stabilised after its abysmal drop this past week, Russia still faces the heavy consequences of the turbulence. A double whammy of Western sanctions over Ukraine and plunging oil prices finally caught up with the country that depends on energy exports for half of government revenue, and the authorities came out of their apparent stupor only as the ruble's plunge in value had already gained momentum. After the ruble fell by nearly 10 percent on Monday, the central bank moved beyond its limited currency market interventions and in the middle of the night hiked the key interest rate by a tremendous 6.5 percentage points to 17 percent.


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Mourners visit a memorial near the house where eight children ranging from babies to teenagers were found dead in the northern Australian city of Cairns, December 20, 2014The mother of seven of eight children killed in Australia was charged with their murder Sunday, police said, describing it as the most tragic episode in their career as a makeshift memorial saw an outpouring of grief. The 37-year-old, named in local media as Mersane Warria, was charged with eight counts of murder after the bodies of the children -- four girls and four boys aged between two to 14 -- were found in the northern city of Cairns on Friday morning. The murders have stunned Australia, still reeling from a dramatic siege in a central Sydney cafe this week, which left two hostages and a gunman dead, and prompted widespread shock and anger. "I would suspect it might be the most tragic event we have had to deal with," Cairns detective inspector Bruno Asnicar told reporters.


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