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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 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 | 50 50 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 | 101 101 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 | 160 160 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 | 182 182 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 | 171 171 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 | 178 178 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 | 227 227 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 | 302 302 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 | 304 304 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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Save healthcare reform
Dear Editor: The GOP is gearing up for this week's House vote on repealing the health care bill- and the time for us to take a stand is right now. We need to be clear about what Republicans are try...
Jan 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Leadership Academy system is not working
Dear Editor: One of the most troubling aspects of former Schools Chancellor Joel Klein's tenure was the creation of the Leadership Academy. This academy was designed to take people with little or n...
Jan 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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More cutbacks to city services?
Dear Editor: Mayor Bloomberg will have to make budget cuts in order to keep city services up and running. The question is- how much? The people of this city are entitled to basic city services for ...
Jan 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Help Aidan Sullivan
Dear Editor: We write to ask that everyone save the date for a benefit that we are organizing to help 9-year-old Aidan Sullivan, the son of Tim and Colleen Sullivan.   Little Aidan was born with va...
Jan 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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How about semi-snow day?
To the Editor: When the city faced its second major snow storm in three weeks, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg had several decisions to make.  He declared a weather emergency, which was helpful in getti...
Jan 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to take snow cleanup into our own hands
Dear Editor: Like most of Queens, the residents of Woodhaven were strongly disappointed by the city's response to the snowstorm that struck just after Christmas. Many of our streets went unplowed t...
Jan 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Peruggia fire unfair
Dear Editor: It was not the fault of EMS Chief John Peruggia that EMS was unable to respond to so many emergency calls during the blizzard. How could EMS vehicles get through the streets that were ...
Jan 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tragedy in Arizona
Dear Editor: It is truly a sad day for Tucson, Arizona and for the country in general. Many lives were lost and many injured in the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The horrific carnage is sadly ...
Jan 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who's responsible for health care
Dear Editor: Health Care is important but what is health care? Health Care starts with good genes, good nutrition, proper exercise and the right amount of sleep. Then comes your environment, not sm...
Jan 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q Bistro closing
Dear Editor: After fifteen years and miles of drunken noodles, Q Bistro, the popular Thai restaurant on Ascan Avenue in Forest Hills, is closing. Owner Vesna Denic-Gmerek opened the innovative Thai...
Dec 28, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fare hikes acceptable
Dear Editor: "Fares go up 12/30" (News Briefs -- December 23) should not be a surprise to anyone. Fare increases are inevitable due to inflation complimented by increasing costs of labor, power, fu...
Dec 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angry over immigration
Dear Editor: I am so upset over this government's failure to curb the influx of illegal immigrants to this country. I am in my 80's, and have never seen so many Spanish-speaking people on the check...
Dec 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Park dogs are out of control
Dear Editor: It is a wonder why people who have dogs just don't seem to care about them. People who let their dogs run free- up until 9:00 a.m. in their minds in parks- don't understand the consequ...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Real Leadership
Dear Editor: Too many members of Congress including outgoing Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi, frequently fly first class or are transported by military charter around the nation and abroad for so-c...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kudos Congress, Obama for repealing DADT
Dear Editor: I have just read  on the internet about a hero veteran retired lieutenant colonel, John O'Brien, who has served 28 years in the Army which included four tours of duty in Iraq and the P...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this April 25, 2014 file photo, Michael Lynton, chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment, arrives at the 19th annual "Taste For A Cure" at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Sony issued the following statement Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, on the on-demand release of "The Interview": "It has always been Sony's intention to have a national platform on which to release this film," said Lynton. "With that in mind, we reached out to Google, Microsoft and other partners last Wednesday, December 17th, when it became clear our initial release plans were not possible. We are pleased we can now join with our partners to offer the film nationwide today. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony Pictures Entertainment issued the following statement Wednesday on the on-demand release of "The Interview":


2014-12-24 21:35:48 -0500

Former President George H. W. Bush applauds during an event to honor the winner of the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award at the White House in Washington in this file photoAUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, 90, remained hospitalized near his home in Houston on Wednesday as a precaution after experiencing shortness of breath, a spokesman for the 41st president said. "President Bush had a good day and his prognosis remains positive," spokesman Jim McGrath said in a brief statement issued Wednesday evening, a day after Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital. McGrath added that Bush would remain at the hospital for another night "as a precaution. ...


2014-12-24 21:33:01 -0500
GRETNA, La. (AP) — A man who had just bought something at a suburban New Orleans shopping mall on Christmas Eve was shot to death at close range and a suspect was in custody, police said.
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