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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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Save state school aid
Government officials at all levels are wringing their hands over how to reconcile budgets with drastically diminished revenues. New York State is certainly no exception to this problem, with a proj...
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Special Election
Dear Editor: A Special Election was decided in the 24th Assembly District pitting myself against David Weprin. The results of that election are now tarnished due to my opponent's use of political h...
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Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Dear Editor; I feel Congress should repeal the military's policy of "Don't ask don't tell policy." The time has come when we should not discriminate against allowing gays to serve in the military. ...
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Maspeth parking ticket problem
Dear Editor: We all know that parking a car or van on Grand Ave in Maspeth can be a nightmare. Wed. Jan 7th, I wanted to buy some food at Ivarone's on 69th St. and Grand. Not finding a parking spot...
Feb 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hydrofracking is dangerous
Dear Editor: there is a proposal in our state to allow for the drilling of natural gas deposits in the Marcellus and Utica Shale underground geological formations that exist throughout a large port...
Feb 23, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save our schools!
Dear Editor: The proposed closing and projected restructuring by the New York City Department of Education of Beach Channel High School, Campus Magnet High School and Jamaica High School is a matte...
Feb 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Budget cuts for the developmentally disabled unacceptable
Dear Editor: The developmentally disabled are the most vulnerable members of society, and treating them with respect is not only an obligation- it’s the right thing to do. However, the programs and...
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Dear Editor: As we begin the new year in earnest, we face a significant challenge to mass transit service that helps make a difference to our quality of life in eastern Queens. Certain cuts propose...
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shopping is horrible
Dear Editor: Between Christmas and New Year's,one of my most favorite things to do is schlep out to the Riverhead Tangers outlets from our humble Queens abode ,on a welcome rare day off to return C...
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Defending Addabbo
Dear Editor: After reading the letter from a Kenneth L. Brown from Forest Hills, regarding Honorable Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., our New York State Senator, and Aqueduct Raceway I pondered responding, ...
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sarah Palin's White House: a sneak peak
Dear Editor: Picture this: Nome, Alaska, July 17, 2012. Breaking news- the GOP (Goofy Oddball Party) just nominated former “drop out” Governor Sarah Palin for president of the United States of Amer...
Dec 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cash for Clunkers is wasteful
Dear Editor: Final results are in confirming that the Cash for Clunkers program was just a Three Card Monty street hustle. First, taxpayers bail out failing auto manufacturers with tens of billions...
Dec 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fat cats in Congress
Dear Editor: In his latest interview on “60 Minutes,” President Barack Obama expressed disdain for the wealthy fat-cats on Wall Street. If he is truly concerned about irresponsible unaccountable be...
Dec 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time is right for same-sex marriage
Dear Editor: The New York State Senate voted to deny the right to marry to millions of New Yorkers. I am deeply saddened by the actions of the New York Senate. By choosing to stand on the wrong sid...
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troop surge wrong
Dear Editor: President Obama has authorized 30-35,000 more American troops to Afghanistan. For this he gets the Nobel Peace Prize? Read the words of our president during his run for the presidency:...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 11, 2014 file photo, A soldier and government officials inspects the bridge that link Nigeria and Cameroon following an attacked by Islamic militants in Gambaru, Nigeria. Thousands of members of Nigeria’s home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks. Further north, Boko Haram employs recruits from Chad to enforce its control in northeastern Nigerian towns and cities. In Niger, the government has declared a “humanitarian crisis” and appealed for international aid to help tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees driven from their homes by the insurgency. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola, File)DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's army says it has broken up a Boko Haram training camp on its territory.


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TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday.
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Essebsi, leader of Tunisia's secular Nidaa Tounes party and a presidential candidate, leaves after casting his vote at a polling station in TunisTUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi's campaign team said initial indications showed he had won Sunday's run-off election by a clear margin over rival Moncef Marzouki. Preliminary official results have still to be released by election authorities. But his campaign manager Mohsen Marzouk said "indications" showed Essebsi had won the first free presidential election since the country's 2011 uprising. He gave no details, but Tunisian parties often have observers at polling stations to observe preliminary counting. ...


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