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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 78 78 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 | 72 72 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 | 122 122 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 | 201 201 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 | 225 225 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 | 213 213 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 | 217 217 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 | 266 266 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 | 341 341 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 | 337 337 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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Fire company closings would be dangerous
Dear Editor: In an effort to close its current budget gap, last week the Bloomberg Administration announced that it was planning to close the Fire Department's Engine 306 in Bayside. This firehouse...
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Box office nightmare
Dear Editor: It might be simpler to find out the identities of the specific Navy SEALS who participated in the Bin Laden mission that it would be to figure out when the Queens College Kupferberg Ce...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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An adoption story
Dear Editor: New York State has the most antiquated laws concerning adoption and they need to be changed. When a child becomes of legal age they ought to have the right to these records. I have rea...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Revel the fire company closings list!
Dear Editor: What kind of political grandstanding is Mayor Bloomberg pulling now? He is stating that he will not reveal which firehouses will be closed due to the city's budget crisis. Certainly, t...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inspired by your paper
Dear Editor: I first learned about QR codes from your newspaper. Inspired by it, I made one and started using it when I play in the subway. I am the very first busker (subway musician) to use the Q...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pitch in to keep our streets clean
Dear Editor: Springtime is one of the most beautiful seasons with the flowers blooming and the trees starting to leaf out. It seems that everyone is looking forward to the warmer weather. Unfortuna...
May 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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City's math, reading programs are failing our children
Dear Editor As a parent of a 2nd grader student in District 25, I have observed some disturbing trends over the last several years in schools citywide and in the school my daughter goes to. Our won...
May 11, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tired and Disgusted
Dear Editor: How many Firemen and innocent residents have to die in illegally converted apartments and houses?  How many times does an address have to be reported and access denied?  I am so tired ...
May 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Walmart is welcome in New York City
Dear Editor: A Walmart in East New York could be the start of something big for 8 million consumers residing in the five boroughs, and New York City could easily support a dozen stores. This would ...
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bin Laden was brought to justice
Dear Editor: The news about the death of Osama Bin Laden at the hands of special U.S. military teams is the best news that we have had relating to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. The...
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our future depends on clean energy
Dear Editor: I am a sophomore at the High School for Environmental Studies, and my generation has become increasingly concerned about and aware of the importance of reducing the amount of greenhous...
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Royal Wedding was too much
Dear Editor: I watched the Royal wedding as many of my Queens neighbors. Iwas in awe of the extravagance of the event. The cost of the wedding, depending on the source, ran from 16 to 34 million do...
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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P.S. 153 is a good school, despite handcuff incident
Dear Editor: I had to reply to the story about Joseph Anderson the boy who was handcuffed and taken from P.S. 153 in Maspeth last week to the psychiatric ward of Elmhurst Hospital after he became u...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wake up call
Dear Editor: The latest incidents of near fatal collisions between aircraft due to air traffic controllers not being focused because they were asleep is just another wake up call. If these controll...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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I sold my car over gas prices
Dear Editor: Gas prices are going through the roof and have been life changing for most of us. As for myself, I have found the cost unreasonable. Therefore my wife and myself have sold our car. We’...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore said on Sunday it has activated its air force and navy to help in the search and rescue operation for the AirAsia jet that went missing on a flight from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore. "Two C130s are already on stand-by for this purpose. We remain ready to provide any assistance to support the search and rescue effort," the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore said in a statement. A waiting area, and facilities and support have been set up for relatives at Changi Airport Terminal 2, it said. ...
2014-12-27 23:30:50 -0500

This photo taken Sept. 7, 2014, shows former Dallas Cowboys Michael Sam walking on the field before the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. Sam said in a TV documentary that aired Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, that coming out as gay was the right thing to do. He'd have preferred the news come out after he informed the team that drafted him. "It didn't need to be public," Sam said. "Why do gay people have to do it?" (AP Photo/LM Otero)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Sam dismissed the thought that his sexuality has cost him a spot in the NFL.


2014-12-27 23:30:09 -0500
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An AirAsia plane with 161 people aboard lost contact with ground control on Sunday after takeoff from Indonesia on the way to Singapore, and search and rescue operations were underway.
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