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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 82 82 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 | 76 76 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 | 126 126 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 | 205 205 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 | 229 229 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 | 217 217 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 | 221 221 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 | 270 270 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 | 345 345 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 | 339 339 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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Easy way to save USPS
Dear Editor: As usual, we have the Republicans holding up a vote on the fate of the United States Postal Service's possible default based on a strict and ridiculous law passed in 2006 that forces t...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fund nonprofits with gambling taxes
Dear Editor: State money has dried up to support non-profits that educate and enlighten residents all over New York. This is the third year that state money, which is taxpayer money, has been unava...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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USA! USA! USA!
Dear Editor: Let me give the U.S. women’s gymnastic team kudos for a job well done! These women showed not only skill, but possess a tenacious spirit that was undaunted by the world's Olympic compe...
Aug 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stand up and be counted
Dear Editor: If gays, lesbians and transgender people can come out of the closet and be accepted as part of mainstream America, so too can the 132,953 Queens and 123,213 Kings County registered Rep...
Aug 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glad to see statue go
Dear Editor: I am pleased to know that there are efforts to remove the statue "Civic Virtue" from the prominent position it now holds at the corner of Union Turnpike and Queens Boulevard in Kew Gar...
Aug 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for library funding
Dear Editor: On behalf of all the Friends of Queens Library, we would like to thank Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York City Council for adopting a budget this year that saves our library and ...
Aug 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop the NRA to court
Dear Editor: The Colorado gun nut that killed at least 12 people and wounded 60 others did not act alone. He had an enabler: the National Rifle Association. James Holmes was able to purchase four a...
Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Make us proud in 2012
Dear Editor: As the Summer Olympic Games begin later this week in London, we should wish our young Olympians from America the very best, and hope that they will bring home some medals, whether they...
Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gun control isn’t the answer
Dear Editor: Piers Morgan and Michael Moore and Mayor Bloomberg all misrepresent the purpose of the Second Amendment. The mayor tells us it is for target practice, hunting and sportsmanship. Moore ...
Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free publicity for public advocate
Dear Editor: Does the New York City Charter assign any responsibilities to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio to generate petitions calling for Macy's restoration of future July 4th fireworks back to t...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuomo needs to veto new ed bill
Dear Editor: New York State's legislature recently passed a bill requiring public school systems to pay the tuition of special needs students in private schools, if public school conditions don't m...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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We need to leave United Nations
Dear Editor: What would be wrong if the U.S. government simply minded its own business instead of involving us in every quarrel around the world? Since our involvement in the United Nations in 1945...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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On a positive note
Dear Editor: I just wanted to compliment Father Paul Wood of Transfiguration and St. Stan's Kosta in Maspeth. He is very, very hard working and very caring and understanding, too. It is a pleasure ...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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This isn't true health care reform
Dear Editor: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) – Obamacare - signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010, is minimal health care reform in the interests of HMO ...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Those raises will come post-election
Dear Editor: Here we go again. It's Albany nonsense time. Stories are circulating that at a special session of the legislature, the salons will raise their salary and that Governor Cuomo has alread...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Norman AtlanticBy Renee Maltezou ATHENS (Reuters) - Air crews began lifting passengers off a burning ferry adrift in the Adriatic Sea on Sunday, racing to rescue as many of the hundreds trapped on board as possible before nightfall as storms hampered seaborne operations. Helicopters were taking passengers off the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic in pairs and transferring them to a nearby vessel, officials said. ...


2014-12-28 10:53:25 -0500

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2014, file photo, Jon McBride, who designs and builds drones with Digital Defense Surveillance, flies a training drone for members of the the Box Elder County Sheriff's Office search and rescue team, during a demonstration, in Brigham City, Utah. The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year.


2014-12-28 10:39:40 -0500

Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa provinceBEIRUT (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group has killed 1,878 people in Syria during the past six months, the majority of them civilians, a British-based Syrian monitoring organization said on Sunday. Islamic State also killed 120 of its own members, most of them foreign fighters trying to return home, in the last two months, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The militant group has taken vast parts of Iraq and Syria and declared a caliphate in territory under its control in June. ...


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