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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 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 | 40 40 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 | 91 91 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 | 131 131 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 | 153 153 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 | 142 142 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 | 149 149 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 | 198 198 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 | 273 273 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 | 279 279 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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Saujani's attack on Maloney over millstones unfair
EDITOR'S NOTE: The historic Dutch Kills millstones, remnants of a bygone gristmill, have been the subject of intense controversy. The millstones are currently at Queens Plaza, where a major reconst...
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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West Side Tennis Club too old, out-of-date to host USTA
Dear Editor: Once again, misinformation abounds regarding the issue of the West Side Tennis Club stadium. At the meeting on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Forest Hills, se...
Sep 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Setting facts straight on the tennis stadium
Dear Editor: With reference to the Forest Hills Gardens Blog entry dated August 11, 2010 (www.foresthillsgardensblog.com), and reprinted in the Queens Ledger dated August 19, 2010, I’m not certain ...
Sep 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bring Wal-Mart to Brooklyn
Dear Editor: "Hey Wal-Mart, it's time to just dig in" (In Our Opinion- August 26) was great! Recent news that Wal-Mart is considering opening its very first store in Spring Creek, Brooklyn could be...
Aug 31, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't cut Cross Bay Bridge rebate Program
[Editor's note: this letter was originally written to MTA CEO Jay Walder] Dear Mr. Walder: On behalf of the Queens Chamber of Commerce and our 1,200 member businesses and organizations, we join wit...
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relocate the mosque
Dear Editor: Nine years after the attack on the World Trade Center, which killed almost 3,000 people, we are faced with a new 9/11 controversy- whether a huge mosque and cultural center should be b...
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get rid of Commuter Vans
Dear Editor: Let's take a hard look at the real record. Today, we face the systematic mismanagement, a lack of foresight and a fundamental misunderstanding by a public authority- the MTA- of its re...
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Worry should be over bed bugs, not Islamic Cultural Center
Dear Editor: As I watch the controversy about the mosque at Ground Zero I think the bad guys are still impacting our country. The hatred and fear shown by my American brothers and sisters is sad. T...
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trouble for Clemens
Dear Editor: A Federal Grand Jury has just indicted Roger Clemens for lying to Congress for his alleged steroid use while playing professional baseball, our national past-time. If all this proves t...
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Build the mosque
Dear Editor: As an openly gay man and progressive elected official, I am weary of anything that smacks of fundamentalism or other form of extremism.  That is why I thought carefully about the reaso...
Aug 17, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tennis stadium fate uncertain
Dear Editor At the West Side Tennis Club's August 10 meeting, WSTC President Ken Parker, a resident of Brightwaters, opened the meeting by requesting that non-members leave the overcrowded room.  R...
Aug 17, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coffey for Attorney General
Dear Editor: As the September 14th Democratic Primary approaches, Queens as well as New York City and State Democrats must make a very important decision regarding who will succeed Andrew Cuomo as ...
Aug 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ridgewood senior housing plan absurd
Dear Editor: I am writing to voice my concerns regarding the proposed changes at the United Presbyterian Church of Ridgewood. I live and own a home on 60th Place.  In the past few years several cha...
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weiner a whiner
Dear Editor: Senator Schumer's political protege, Congressman Anthony Weiner, is a whiner. ("Weiner lets loose - Pol Position August 5).  Weiner's explanation concerning his immature behavior durin...
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Stop and Frisk
Dear Editor:  I applaud the Queens Ledger for its spot-on opinion piece about the stop and frisk reform recently signed into law (“Stop and frisk changes a step forward,” July 29).  The new law bar...
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pope Francis meets with Cardinals and Bishops of the Vatican Curia on the occasion of the exchange of Christmas greetings in the Clementine hall at Vatican, Dec. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Andreas Solaro, Pool)VATICAN CITY (AP) — To the Catholic Church's "seven deadly sins," Pope Francis has added the "15 ailments of the Curia."


2014-12-22 19:59:49 -0500

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2014, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston looks to pass in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Louisville in Louisville, Ky. Winston was cleared of the accusations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing involving an alleged sexual assault two years ago, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Garry Jones, File)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The lawyer for Jameis Winston's accuser says "the fix was in" when Florida State cleared the star quarterback of violating the school's code of conduct.


2014-12-22 19:52:06 -0500

Incoming U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks on Capitol HillBy Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he opposed U.S. President Barack Obama's plans to normalize relations with Cuba, and spoke of steps lawmakers might take to rein in the new policy. Interviewed by Reuters, McConnell also said that he and the president, a Democrat, had discussed possible major tax reform legislation and that any effort should not focus on the country's biggest corporations alone, but also include help for small businesses. ...


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