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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 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 | 31 31 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 | 80 80 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 | 113 113 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 | 135 135 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 | 123 123 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 | 131 131 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 | 176 176 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 | 251 251 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 | 262 262 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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Why hasn't Deputy Inspector Mauriello been removed?
Dear Editor: It is most unfortunate that police officers of the 81st Precinct were instructed by their superiors to essentially violate the civil rights of residents of our community of Bedford-Stu...
Jun 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA cuts shameful
Dear Editor: I find the MTA cuts a real burden. I live in Glen Oaks Village and have to take on certain days the Q79 on Little Neck Parkway and the line has just been cut. It is my direct route to ...
Jun 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Star wrong on OFA & Lopez
Dear Editor: Your front-page story regarding an alleged "joining" of forces between Organizing for America (OFA) and Democratic County Leader Vito Lopez was unfortunate and inaccurately presented t...
Jun 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor: deliver park at St. Saviour's
Open letter to Mayor Bloomberg: A sacred and historic site called St. Saviour’s in Maspeth is a full block of empty space waiting to become a park.  We have a lot more children in the area now, and...
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save our pools
Dear Editor: The decision of the New York City Parks department to close four city pools is not a very sound move. For many of our city residents, these pools are a very vital part of summer recrea...
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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World Cup fever
Dear Editor: The quest for the World Cup of soccer, also known as football, has begun in South Africa. In Queens alone there is what only can be described as World Cup fever and everyone is cheerin...
Jun 22, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth's dangerous intersection
Dear Editor: A traffic light or speed bump is seriously needed at the intersection of 60th Road and 60th Street in Maspeth.  Crossing there is dangerous. Cars fly on 60th Street because there is no...
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Albany needs to be reformed
Dear Editor: Recently, at a membership meeting of the Jefferson Democratic Club, the potential Democratic candidates for the 26th Assembly District were given a few minutes to speak about their can...
Jun 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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BP and Obama's response a disaster
Dear Editor: The BP oil disaster has now reached monumental proportions. It has now reached the Florida beaches and is spreading and maiming the environment and killing wild life and destroying job...
Jun 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Father Rooney will be missed
Dear Editor: It has just come to my attention that Father James T. Rooney has passed away. I had known him when I first started attending Our Lady of the Snows, back 1988. My wife had to work night...
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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New NY license plates are 'horrendous'
Dear Editor, Who designed the new New York license plates?  The blue and white plates, which are becoming obsolete, were so much more indicative of what New York was.   With the state outline in th...
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Driving while under the influence of stupidity
Dear Editor: My gripe this week is with careless drivers who have no concern for the safety of others. A news reporter with the CW11 the other night, named Larry Mendte, said there ought to be a mo...
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boot 'Em Out!
Dear Editor: To commemorate Flag Day (June 14), the Flushing Citizens Against Tyranny has scheduled a “Boot ‘em Out” tea party in Bowne Park on Sunday June 13 at 1 PM. It will be an opportunity to ...
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campaign Finance reform, please
Dear Editor: There are two sides to every story. Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr.'s proposed legislation to curb potential campaign contribution abuses by "wealthy corporations" missed the role other "f...
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Secure our borders
Dear Editor: Why can't or why won't the federal government enforce the laws and stop the illegal immigration problem? When President Reagan gave amnesty in 1983 it was believed that 8 million illeg...
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news
TOKYO (Reuters) - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan's Honshu island on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, shaking Fukushima where crippled nuclear power plants are located, but local media said there was no tsunami warning. USGS said the quake's epicenter was located 42 miles (68 km) east-northeast of Iwaki on Honshu. It was measured at a depth of 22.9 miles (37 km). A spokesman for Tokyo Electric Power, which owns the nuclear plants, said no irregularities have been found at its Fukushkma Daiichi or Daini plants. ...
2014-12-20 05:23:34 -0500

Health workers stand at the entrance to a quarantine zone in a Red Cross facility in the town of Koidu(Reuters) - An American nurse who was exposed to Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone was released from the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Maryland on Friday without showing signs of the disease, NIH said. "The patient has shown no clinical or laboratory evidence of Ebola infection and will complete 21 days of monitoring at a private residence in Virginia under the direction of the Virginia Department of Health," NIH said in a statement. ...


2014-12-20 05:16:18 -0500
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Polls opened Saturday morning in Liberia for a twice-delayed Senate vote amid concern the process could facilitate the spread of Ebola.
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