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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 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 | 21 21 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 | 70 70 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 | 95 95 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 | 119 119 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 | 106 106 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 | 115 115 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 | 159 159 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 | 236 236 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 | 246 246 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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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...
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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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Government shouldn't mess with fast food toys
Dear Editor: We already have subway ads sponsored by the city Health Department to combat the excessive calories contained in sugary drinks and public posting of calorie counters in restaurants.  T...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bring back the draft
Dear Editor: In my humble opinion I think it is about time to bring back the draft. We are now involved in two wars and maybe three if you consider our activities in Libya. We now have many of our ...
Apr 19, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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God has no place in the Pledge of Allegiance
Dear Editor: It appears that Pepsi-Cola has designed a new “Patriotic” soda can. Besides depicting images on the can of landmarks identified with America, they decided to also reprint the Pledge of...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bloomberg is out of touch!
Dear Editor: I am 95 years old and have lived through two world wars, economic catastrophes, have outlived most of my children and am a widow on a fixed income. I ask why it is necessary for an 18 ...
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOE tide turning
Dear Editor: There has been a cavalcade of postmortems in the aftermath of Cathie Black’s resignation. Certainly she was her own worst enemy, yet she bore the burden of an even worse enemy: the pri...
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government.
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Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings (7) blocks a shot by Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points to lead a balanced offense as the Toronto Raptors beat Detroit 110-100 on Friday night, handing the Pistons their 12th straight home loss.


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Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, right, listen during a press conference after attending a promotion ceremony for police officers, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in New York. Even as New York’s police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected last year after making promises to keep crime low while improving relations between police and the community. As the tensions between those promises continue to mount, Friday showed just how tricky threading that needle has been.


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