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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 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 | 58 58 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 | 109 109 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 | 182 182 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 | 207 207 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 | 195 195 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 | 199 199 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 | 249 249 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 | 325 325 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 | 326 326 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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When will the greed stop?
Dear Editor: We keep hearing the same sing-song from the advocates of extending Bush’s 2001 tax cuts for the wealthy. They claim repealing it would not only hinder job growth but would lead to furt...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's time to restore the Forest Park Carousel
Dear Editor: Recently in Woodhaven there was much activity with the filming of the comedy “The Sitter” at the Forest Park carousel. It was sad knowing that after seeing the carousel and its regal h...
Dec 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Non-citizens can vote!
Dear Editor: I am writing in response to Vincent Arcuri’s letter in the Dec. 7th issue. Vincent asked Council Member Dromm, “What country allows non-citizens to vote?” The answer is that in forty-f...
Dec 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteers honored
Dear Editor: The Queens Preservation Council (QPC), founded in 2003, is a coalition of people from historical societies and neighborhood groups from throughout Queens County who work collectively t...
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We're a nation of laws, Councilman Dromm
Dear Editor: Council member Daniel Dromm's Guest Op-Ed column in your 12/2/2010 issue has me wondering what country I live in and and how disingenuous an elected official can be. What did the Counc...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Open letter from Assemblywoman Carrozza
Dear constituents: It has been a profound honor to serve our community in the NYS Assembly for the last 14 years. From the moment I was first elected in 1996, I have fought to protect the rights of...
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Don't cut Medicare
Dear Editor: At the stroke of midnight on December 31, 2010, doctors who treat Medicare patients are scheduled to absorb a 25 percent pay cut- a cut that threatens the ability of seniors to see the...
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Nice guys finish last
Dear Queens Examiner Editor: The midterm election has been called a referendum by the usual and expected detractors, the Obstrublicans and indeed it was.   However, it was not a referendum directed...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teacher contract needed
Dear Editor: Well, here we are, one year later and still the public school teachers in New York City do not have a new contract. Why? What is the delay with regard to this very critical issue? The ...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turn back Cathie Black
Dear Editor: I am writing regarding the recent selection by Mayor Michael Bloomberg of Cathie Black as Chancellor of the Department of Education to replace outgoing Joel Klein. New York State law i...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ice rink mystery
Dear Editor: As of November 17 the ice rink developer planning an outdoor rink in Glendale only met with the Department of Building's Project Advocate to inquire on the general requirements of such...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scobee Grill will be missed
Dear Editor: It is a most sad day in Little Neck and Douglaston because of the closing of the Scobee Grill, located on Little Neck Parkway and Northern Boulevard. The Scobee Grill will be closing N...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks Senator Padavan
Dear Editor: No matter if you voted for Frank Padavan or not, I believe this public servant is owed a huge debt of gratitude for his service and hard work. We may not always have agreed on his poli...
Nov 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hospitals struggling? Not NYHQ
Dear Editor: Many of us read the cover story New York Magazine (10/25/10) “Something is Killing Our Hospitals.” And we nodded our heads in recognition as the paragraphs unfolded. It is a stark depi...
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Thank you Frank Padavan
Dear Editor: Historians and philosophers usually agree with a statement made by John Buchan, a former Governor General of Canada: that “public life is to be regarded as the crown of a career. polit...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 photo, a monument in honor of Mexico's former President Lazaro Cardenas stands along a highway between Arcelia and Ciudad Altamirano on the state border of Guerrero and Michoacan, Mexico. The bishop of the diocese in Ciudad Altamirano said Friday, Dec. 26 that the Rev. Gregorio Lopez Gorostieta was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head, near this statue, on Christmas Day. Gorostieta disappeared on Monday from the seminary in the city where he taught. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)MEXICO CITY (AP) — A priest was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head, his diocese said Friday, marking the latest in series of abductions, attacks and highway robberies against Roman Catholic clerics in an area of southern Guerrero state dominated by drug cartels.


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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Renowned jazz clarinetist Buddy DeFranco — who collaborated with Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and other top singers and musicians of his era — has died at the age of 91, his family said Friday.
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In this image from Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 surveillance video provided by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Philadelphia transit police Sgt. Daniel Caban holds a baby boy he helped deliver aboard a subway train at the 15th and Market streets station in Philadelphia. The mother and newborn were taken to Hahnemann University Hospital, where they were reported in good condition. (AP Photo/SEPTA)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The police officers who helped deliver a Christmas baby on a subway train reunited with the newborn boy and his parents Friday morning, trading the chaos of the dingy rail car where they first met for the comfort of a hospital room.


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