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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 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 | 22 22 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 | 71 71 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 | 98 98 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 | 120 120 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 | 109 109 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 | 116 116 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 | 162 162 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 | 237 237 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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State needs auto insurance reform
Dear Editor: On March 23 the New York State Senate passed a bill, sponsored by Senator James Seward, which would make it a felony to intentionally cause a vehicle collision. The legislation, now go...
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for saving our program!
Dear Editor: The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition, on behalf of the thousands of residents of Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside, expresses its gratitude to our state elected offici...
Apr 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferraro legacy revisited
Dear Editor: I feel compelled to reply to “In Our Opinion, Ferraro's legacy leaves work undone,” the editorial in the March 31st issue of your paper. I do agree that Geraldine Ferraro was a trailbl...
Apr 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outsourcing RKO Keith's
Dear Editor: With each passing day the prospect of finding products labeled,“Made in the USA” becomes increasingly unlikely.  Clothing, electronics, house ware, tableware, the very dishes from whic...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferraro will be missed
Dear Editor: We have truly lost a most noble lady from Queens. Geraldine Ferraro was a trailblazer for women, a Congresswoman and the first woman nominated on a presidential ticket for a major part...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queensboro rename should have been put to a people's referendum
Dear Editor: While Mayor Ed Koch was a very good mayor who did much for New York City, renaming the Queensboro-59th Street Bridge after him should have been decided by a general referendum from the...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop ragging on our BID!
Dear Editor: I read with interest the letter written to your paper in reference to Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue and as President of the Woodhaven Business Improvement District (WBID) responsible for ...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Libya deserves democracy
Dear Editor: U.S. and coalition forces have attacked Libya's military capability to attack civilian and rebel forces. Moammar Khadafy and his repressive regime is getting the message that his peopl...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn depot wrong for Maspeth
[Editor's note: the following is an open letter written to MTA Chairman Jay Walder] Dear Mr. Walder: I am writing on behalf of concerned constituents in Maspeth, Queens, regarding the potential rel...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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What caused the Bronx bus tragedy?
Dear Editor: The tragic bus crash that killed 14 and injured 18 others in the Bronx  needs to be thoroughly investigated. How fast was the bus traveling? It must have been going at an excessively h...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leave the Civic Virtue statue alone!
Dear Editor: Were all those Democrat politicians really concerned about the appearance of an historic work of art (your story on page 24 of the March 3, 2011 issue of the Glendale Register) or were...
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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What happened to free speech?
Dear editor: It was amazing how a right to life anti-abortion ad on a billboard in Manhattan went up and had to be taken down in less than one week.  New York City Public Advocate Bill De Blasio's ...
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven, Jamaica Ave in need of a revamp
Dear Editor: With snowstorm after snowstorm blanketing Jamaica Avenue it was easy to forget what the street that we walk down almost every day looks like.  Sort of like walking around a familiar ho...
Mar 01, 2011 | 4 4 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hands off our Internet!
Dear Editor: Recently President Obama criticized the Egyptian government when they temporarily shut down the internet.  Yet the administration has been lobbying for a new internet control bill, inc...
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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City must avoid teacher layoffs
Dear Editor: Now that the mayor has unveiled his latest city budget for the upcoming fiscal year,the question of whether or not there will be teacher layoffs  again becomes a very critical issue. T...
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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F ILE - In this Monday, Dec. 29, 2008 file image provided by Greenpeace, coal ash slurry left behind in a containment pond near the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant is shown in Harriman, Tenn., after the dyke at left broke Dec. 22, 2008. The Obama administration is under court order to unveil the rule Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 ending a six-year effort that began after the massive spill at the Tennessee power plant in 2008. Since then, the Environmental Protection Agency has documented coal ash waste sites tainting hundreds of waterways and underground aquifers in numerous states with heavy metals and other toxic contaminants. (AP Photo/Greeenpeace, Wade Payne)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake Michigan. Last February, there was another spill and gray sludge spewed into the Dan River in North Carolina.


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FILE - Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. speaks with reporters about legislation to extend tax breaks as he heads to the chamber for a vote, in this May 14, 2014 file photo, on Capitol Hill in Washington. In an almost annual ritual, Congress has passed a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, and the president signed into law Friday Dec. 19, 2014, sparing millions of businesses and individuals from unwanted tax increases just weeks before start of filing season. Congress extends these tax breaks every year or two, usually at the last minute, drawing complaints from business leaders tired of the uncertainty. (AP Photo/File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In an almost annual ritual, Congress has passed a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individuals from unwanted tax increases just weeks before start of filing season.


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JERUSALEM (AP) — In his first visit to Israel, prospective Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said he is in awe of the Jewish state, inspired by its ancient holy sites, impressed by the resilience of people living in a perpetual conflict zone — and deeply disappointed in President Barack Obama.
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