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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 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 | 39 39 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 | 90 90 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 | 130 130 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 | 152 152 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 | 141 141 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 | 148 148 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 | 196 196 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 | 272 272 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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David Weprin right for Assembly
Dear Editor: Recently, I’ve learned that David Weprin has announced his intention to run for the vacant Assembly seat in the 24h Assembly District. More power to him. David has been my City Council...
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Happy Holidays? Not in BK Heights
Dear Editor, Happy Holidays! When I moved into 24-30 Clinton St. in Brooklyn Heights, the Jews of my building had freedom to worship and a menorah was lit in the lobby of the building and prayers w...
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Too much spending
Dear Editor: No one has ever cited an example of a government that taxed, borrowed and spent its way to prosperity. Yet President Barack Obama continues to impose discredited economic theories and ...
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Against Aqueduct plans
Dear Editor: State Senator Joseph Addabbo whines that the Aqueduct that is slow in getting off the ground is due to delays in Albany. The legislator talks about the “local economic benefit that com...
Nov 17, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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House health bill helps seniors
Dear Editor: This past weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives passed critical health care reform legislation that would strengthen Medicare for seniors and end discrimination by insurance compa...
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Save our wildlife
Dear Editor: Climate change poses an unprecedented threat to wildlife- changing, shrinking and destroying their habitats, forcing wildlife to migrate or adapt, or even threatening their very existe...
Oct 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monserrate: step down
Dear Editor; State Senator Hiram Monserrate has been found not guilty of felony assault but guilty of a lesser offense of third degree assault. The Queens Democrat gets to keep his seat, at least f...
Oct 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marriage equality for all
Dear Editor: Imagine your government denying you 1,183 rights. Imagine living in a country where the ballot box is used as weapon to deny your human rights and your individual liberty. Imagine livi...
Oct 21, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor buying election
Dear Editor: I hope the people of NYC, particularly the outer boroughs, are not stupid enough to let Mayor Bloomberg buy a third election. He negated your twice-passed referendum on term limits. He...
Oct 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where is America's patriotism?
Obama's Nobel Prize deserved
Oct 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bipartisanship a no-go in health debate
President should resort to Reconciliation
Oct 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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State education tops
Dear Editor: While the media appears to be more interested in President Obama’s treatment of Governor Paterson and the political implications, we cannot overlook the fact that President Obama came ...
Oct 05, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOB corrupt
Dear Editor: For more than twenty years, Queens civic leaders have been engaged in a good faith effort to bring reform to the NYC Department of Buildings. Over the past decades, we have seen the ag...
Oct 05, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consumer Protection needed
Dear Editor: A year after the financial meltdown and hundreds of billions of dollars in taxpayer-financed bailouts, American consumers still lack significant protections from the irresponsible and ...
Oct 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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End Don't Ask
Dear Editor: This is so sad. Our poor boys and girls are being sent on multiple deployments, each one increasing their chance of severe injury or death while we still enforce that idiotic, "Don't a...
Oct 05, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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This image provided on May 28, 2014 by Google shows a self-driving two-seat prototype vehicle conceived and designed by GoogleGoogle on Monday announced that the first completed prototype of its self-driving car is ready to be road tested. "We're going to be spending the holidays zipping around our test track, and we hope to see you on the streets of Northern California in the new year," the Internet titan's autonomous car team said in a post at Google+ social network. The prototype is a manifestation of plans that California-based Google revealed in May to build its own autonomous car minus typical features such as steering wheels. Our software and sensors do all the work," Google's Chris Urmson said in a blog post in May.


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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment Corporation says it will buy an affiliate as it tries to smooth the reorganization of a struggling division and balance its debt load.
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The American Apparel factory headquarters is pictured in Los Angeles, CaliforniaBy Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - American Apparel's board believes a bid by Irving Place Capital to buy the retailer for up to $1.40 per share is far too low and any takeover offer should be "several multiples" higher, a source familiar with the board's thinking said. While the board has yet to evaluate the bid formally and is not likely to reach a decision until early January, it is not actively soliciting offers, the source told Reuters on Monday. ...


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