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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 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 | 35 35 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 | 86 86 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 | 122 122 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 | 144 144 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 | 132 132 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 | 140 140 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 | 188 188 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 | 262 262 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 | 270 270 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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Terrorism's consequences
Dear Editor: Those who claim Fox News and tea partiers are seeking power by provoking fear are confused and ignorant of recent history. It was President Barack Obama and Congress who prognosticated...
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Dear Editor: On Saturday, 17th April, we arrived in Maspeth as ‘Volcano refugees’ after having a week with our wonderful friends in San Antonio, Texas and then cruising on the Carnival Liberty. Ove...
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The trouble with job fairs
Dear Editor: The only people who benefit from job fairs are those who host them. They get the brownie points or revenue that's generated from admission fees. How do you put together a job fair with...
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Councilman Koo: I support Flushing Commons
Dear Editor,  The certification of the Flushing Commons development project marked the official beginning of a public review process that will feature significant amounts of dialogue, debate and in...
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Late Budget? Not again
Dear Editor: The 2010-11 State Budget is officially late and right now, there is no public transparent schedule of how or when it will be completed from the Assembly and Senate Democrat Majorities....
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It's time to reconsider Flushing Commons
Dear Editor: Flushing Commons is a huge development project proposed for Municipal Parking Lot 1 in downtown Flushing. It will affect not only the immediate area around the project. but all of the ...
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Run, Steve, run
Dear Editor: We have a man who was born in Glendale, Queens and wants to be governor. The man I'm applauding is Suffolk County Executive, Steve Levy, who has a record of achievements for the County...
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Hello Obama car, goodbye America
Dear Editor: What can we conclude about our form of government now that Congress has passed Obamacare? We are no longer a republic since this legislation violates the 10th Amendment. Further, we ar...
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save Senior services!
Dear Editor: There is no doubt that New York State is facing a fiscal crisis, the likes of which we have not seen in decades. As a result, Governor David A. Paterson has proposed a budget that incl...
Mar 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glendale railroad crossing needs improvement
[Ed. This letter was originally written to MTA Chairman Jay Walder] Dear Chairman, I had the pleasure Monday afternoon March 8th of making your acquaintance on Vanderbilt Avenue and 44th St. Again ...
Mar 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Census ads wasteful
Dear Letters Editor: While "For Chamber, 2010 census is serious biz" (Holly Tsang- March 11) made sense, other expenditures by the U.S. Census Bureau did not. Consider while the New Orleans Saints ...
Mar 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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A review of the new Kohl's
Dear Editor: I strongly object to the President of Glen Oaks Village, Bob Friedrich proposal to merge the Q76 and Q79 bus routes in a new single circular route. Friedrich has been stating for years...
Mar 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legalize it
Dear Editor: "NYS a step closer to medical marijuana" (News From Around The Boroughs -- March 4) considering the merits for legalization of medical marijuana use is a breath of fresh air for those ...
Mar 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bus dispatchers unhelpful
Dear Editor: What is the exact nature of a dispatcher's job? At the intersection of Woodhaven Blvd. and Queens Blvd., there are several dispatchers who don't seem to do anything at all and it makes...
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Restore Parks cuts
Dear Editor: As an advocate for fiscal responsibility, especially as our recession has deepened, I certainly appreciate that the State is facing an unprecedented budget crisis and must prioritize s...
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher Monday after the Fed's pledge not to rush to raise interest rates prompted investors to add risky assets ahead of the year-end holiday. A rise in the price of oil boosted energy stocks.
2014-12-21 23:12:41 -0500

Cars drive by the Sony Pictures Plaza building in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company.


2014-12-21 23:09:35 -0500

Seattle Seahawks tight end Luke Willson celebreats his touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch had a 6-yard touchdown run after sitting out the first quarter and Seattle's defense dominated Arizona, helping the Seahawks build a 14-6 lead over the Cardinals after three quarter Sunday night.


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