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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 | 177 177 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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Keep churches out of city schools
Dear Editor: The presence of religious services or religious activities of any kind in taxpayer-supported public schools violates the separation of church and state. I strongly disagree with the ef...
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Smoke & Mirrors
Dear Editor: With the new plan President Barack Obama has come up with, religious organizations, charities, and hospitals won't have to include contraceptive services as part of their health care p...
Feb 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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We, the people, reject redistricting
Dear Editor: Regarding the newly drawn district lines, these lines do not reflect fair and independent districts. The result of this plan will be matching excellent, current Queens State Senators a...
Feb 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who's retiring well?
Dear Editor: A recent article about people not having enough money to retire raises an interesting question: whose responsibility is it to make sure you have enough money to retire? You or your emp...
Feb 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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In a Michigan state of mind
Dear Editor: I've just returned from a visit with my sister in Michigan. I had been putting it off and making excuses for not going for some time. After all the depressing news about the dismal eco...
Feb 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Same-sex marriage issue already decided
Dear Editor: In your Dispatch letter “Let the people decide” (1/26/12) concerning same-sex marriage, a writer suggests this “issue” should be “a referendum for the entire state of New Jersey to dec...
Feb 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep the pressure on Big Tobacco
Dear Editor: I would like to acknowledge the story printed on January 4, 2012, entitled “New Yorkers can expect to live even longer.” It was a positive article, and gave us New Yorkers many reasons...
Feb 01, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Same old fear-mongering
Dear Editor: On the subject of Mitch Daniels... More of the same old rhetoric from the same old rich Republicans protecting their financial interests with made-up lies, attempting to pander to vote...
Feb 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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What about the other languages?
This following is a letter that was sent to Congressman Crowley: I resent that your latest newsletter mailed to me was printed half in Spanish. Queens prides itself in being the most ethnically div...
Feb 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Catholic schools make a difference
Dear Editor: This year, Catholic School week is observed from January 29 to February 4, and it is a time to praise all these schools and what they do. We at St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Counci...
Feb 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Courage & dignity down with the ship
Dear Editor: Apparently, many of the crew aboard the cruise ship Costa Concordia, which grounded off the coast of Tuscany, attempted to save their own lives without trying to help others. That sort...
Jan 27, 2012 | 3 3 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let the people decide
Dear Editor: Within the last few days, the television news media reported that the New Jersey legislature is considering the topic of gay marriage. The New Jersey legislature should be smarter and ...
Jan 27, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pay attention to elections in Congress
Dear Editor: The distraction of presidential elections has its consequences, namely the choosing of good representatives in the House and Senate. That is where all the action is because they spend ...
Jan 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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War with Iran must be avoided
Dear Editor: The situation with Iran continues to grow more tense and potentially confrontational with each passing day, and the international community, especially the United States and Israel, ne...
Jan 25, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hodges deserves to be in the Hall
Dear Editor: Joseph Margolin's tribute to Gil Hodges in the “Sports Opinion” column of your December 29th edition was the greatest personal testimonial to a ball player's character that I have ever...
Jan 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter stands behind sandbags at a checkpoint in Zummar city in the northern Iraqi governorate of Nineveh, on December 18, 2014Kurdish peshmerga forces delivered aid on Mount Sinjar and expanded a major offensive against jihadist-held areas in northwestern Iraq on Saturday after breaking a months-old siege. The peshmerga closed in on Sinjar town south of the mountain and Tal Afar to its east. If successful, the move would significantly alter the map of the Islamic State (IS) group's self-declared cross-border "caliphate" and isolate its Mosul hub. The autonomous Iraqi Kurdish region's peshmerga troops reached the flanks of Mount Sinjar with food and other aid three days after launching a vast operation in the region backed by US-led coalition air strikes.


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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The pope has named French Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran to the role of camerlengo, or chamberlain, who takes over the day-to-day running of the Holy See as soon as a papacy ends.
2014-12-20 13:04:20 -0500
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces have detained nearly 10,000 suspected militants, rioters and others wanted in violent attacks over the past 12 months in a crackdown a senior interior ministry official said Saturday targets those attempting to curtail Egypt's development.
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