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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 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 | 34 34 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 | 84 84 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 | 116 116 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 | 138 138 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 | 126 126 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 | 134 134 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 | 181 181 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 | 255 255 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 | 264 264 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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Speaker Quinn has too much power
Dear Editor: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's role in defeating the sick leave bill for employees of small businesses was nothing to cheer about, when you look into the details. [It was prais...
Nov 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ditch the status quo
Dear Editor: This past week, as reported in the New York Times, the New York State Inspector General’s office released a scathing report on the bidding process for the Aqueduct race track concessio...
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schumer, Gillibrand need to go
Dear Editor: This unbelievable story concerns our two New York Senators in Washington, D.C. On March 5th, 2009, a meeting took place in the U.S. Senate. The topic being discussed was whether or not...
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's time to celebrate diversity
[Editor's note: this letter was sent to the principals of schools located inside of the 25th Council District] Dear Principal: As you may already have heard, Tyler Clementi, a first-year Rutgers Un...
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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I demand an apology
Dear Editor: As a candidate for the 38th Assembly District I demand an apology from Assemblyman Mike Miller after he stated that my recent endorsement from Citizens Union was hypocritical.  Assembl...
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 345 345 recommendations | email to a friend
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City right to nix paid Sick Leave bill
The Queens Chamber of Commerce fully supports New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s decision to oppose the Paid Sick Leave bill at this juncture. Her opposition to the bill is evidence th...
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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R.I.P. Borys Chikivchuk
Dear Editor: We are very sorry to learn about the passing of co-owner Borys Chikivchuk of Cafe 67 in Forest Hills and Cafe Bora Bora in Rego Park. Borys exemplified a dedicated individual, and a lo...
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA still a bargain
Dear Editor: Future fare increases are inevitable due to inflation complimented by increasing costs of labor, power, fuel, other supplies and materials necessary to run any transit system. MTA serv...
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paid Sick Leave bill a job killer
Dear Editor, As President of Allied Personnel Services Inc., a staffing firm, I strongly agree with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Mayor Michael Bloomberg's position against legislation r...
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Missing my candy store pals
Dear Editor: Back in the the 30's and '40's my brother Nat had the candy store (Lee's sweet shop) next door to the Maspeth Theatre, the only movie theater in Maspeth, on the corner of 69th Place an...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cleanup crews delivered after 9/16 storm
Dear Editor: The Parks Department, private contractors and volunteers should be commended for the good job they did to restore Juniper Valley park and surrounding areas devastated by the storm that...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Farm has become a slaughterhouse
Dear Editor: I am 24 years old. Throughout my life I have visited the Queens County Farm. There are pictures of me in nursery school petting the pigs and turkeys. It was where I (and many other sch...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuomo vulnerable?
Dear Editor: Allow me to add to "This must be how they do things in Buffalo" (Pol Position- October 5).  Has Democrat State Attorney General and Governor wanna-be Andrew Cuomo morphed into Rick Laz...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-gay attack deplorable
Dear Editor, Now more anti-gay attacks have occurred, and this time in the Bronx. I am appalled and outraged over this nefarious and egregious act by this gang of hate-mongers. There is far too muc...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old-time Maspeth on display
Dear readers, 1940s-era photos of Maspeth are currently on display inside of Maspeth Federal Savings Bank on 69th Street and Grand Avenue. The exhibit is called “Maspeth in the 1940's.” The exhibit...
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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A sign marks a closed-off area at Camp Justice the location of the U.S. Military Commissions court for war crimes, at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay CubaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. president Barack Obama said in a TV interview set for broadcast on Sunday that he will do "everything I can" to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after four Afghan detainees held there were sent home. Obama promised to shut the internationally condemned prison when he took office nearly six years ago, saying it was damaging America's image around the world. But he has been unable to do so, partly because of obstacles posed by the U.S. Congress. ...


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Emergency services workers cover off the perimeter fence of a house where eight children have been found dead in a Cairns suburb in far north Queensland, Australia, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries.When police got to the house, they found the bodies of the children inside, ranging in age from 18 months to 15 years. (AP Photo/Graeme Bint)SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said.


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San Diego Chargers's Nick Novak (9) kicks a 40-yard field goal from the hold of Mat McBriar in overtime against the San Francisco 49ers in an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. The Chargers won 38-35. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers looked at the 21-point deficit on the scoreboard at halftime and even he wondered whether the San Diego Chargers had it in them to come back. The season depended on it, so Rivers took charge.


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