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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 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 | 54 54 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 | 105 105 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 | 171 171 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 | 194 194 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 | 183 183 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 | 189 189 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 | 238 238 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 | 314 314 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 | 316 316 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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Economy a reflection of our culture
Dear Editor: America’s economic decline is linked to, and perhaps was precipitated, by the decline of our culture. The significant components of our culture, our sense of honor, humility and the de...
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City needs to clean eyesore
Dear Editor: The Auburndale Improvement Association has received many complaints about a group of four two-family homes that were built several years ago at 47th Avenue and 198th Street. They have ...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Now we can fight the real battles
Dear Editor: Finally, our troops are out of Iraq without the oil which precipitated the phony invasion and without the lives of our 4,000 men and women unknowingly fighting and dying for it. We era...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Critics of OWS are fooling themselves
Dear Editor: What is it about with avid Occupy Wall Street haters? What blinds them from seeing what OWS is all about? Why is it so difficult for some to comprehend the outrageous disparity of weal...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Last thoughts on Pat Dolan
Dear Editor: I feel it is safe to say that all of us involved in community life appreciate the enormous contributions of Pat Dolan. As someone who knew Pat Dolan, I was very unhappy that a temporar...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kudos to Grover Cleveland HS
Dear Editor: I would like to thank the students and staff at Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood for a wonderful evening last Friday night. The school hosted a Winter Wonderland for students ...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYC needs to oppose hydroracking
Dear Editor: People concerned with the city’s drinking water and the state’s environment need to comment on the Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) draft hydraulic fracturing permittin...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. is headed down the wrong path
Dear Editor: The world as I know it is over. Calls for higher taxes and more entitlements in the name of “fairness” leads me to ask how much of my private wealth is community property? The number o...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't target billboards
Dear Editor: The crackdown by the Department of Buildings concerning alleged illegal outdoor billboard advertisements, including those on buildings, continues to be disappointing. This is sad to th...
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. is headed down the wrong path
Dear Editor: The world as I know it is over. Calls for higher taxes and more entitlements in the name of “fairness” leads me to ask how much of my private wealth is community property? The number o...
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support Wall St. trading tax
Dear Editor: One of the many reasons for the collapse of the financial system was the recklessness of trading and speculation by Wall Street firms using a massive robo-type process of the trading o...
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bloomberg off on teacher comments
Dear Editor: Once again, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is babbling nonsense. The latest diatribe against teachers is that the public school system could do better with fewer teachers -about 50 percent fe...
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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"Supercommittee" far from it
Dear Editor: It appears that our very own home grown billionaires have decided to follow the lead of their wealthy French counterparts. They want to pay more taxes to help their country. They will ...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Romney off on veterans
Dear Editor: Well, it's business as usual for the Republicans. They can't go a day without using the words "private sector" as is evident in Mitt Romney's latest announcement. Does anyone honestly ...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIRR doesn't go far enough
Dear Editor: Last week, in response to complaints from neighborhood residents and government officials about the noise pollution caused by raucous announcements from trains at the Forest Hills LIRR...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Los Angeles Lakers' Ed Davis (21) dunks against Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)CHICAGO (AP) — Pau Gasol had 23 points and 13 rebounds against his former team and the Chicago Bulls beat Los Angeles 113-93 on Thursday night with Lakers star Kobe Bryant resting his sore body.


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The devastated district of Banda Aceh on Indonesia's Sumatra island in the aftermath of the massive December 26, 2004 tsunami and the same location photographed on December 1, 2014 showing new houses and a rebuilt community03:21 GMT - Aid Helped Ties - Former Australian prime minister John Howard has told the Australian newspaper that Canberra's unprecedented aid to Indonesia after the devastating 2004 tsunami "brought our two countries closer together". "We allocated Aus$1 billion (US$810 million) for the aid package for Indonesia. 03:16 GMT - A day after the tsunami in 2004, residents in Banda Aceh carry the body of a dead relative across the rubble of their village. The vast majority, some 170,000 of the 220,000, deaths resulting from the earthquake and tsunami were in Indonesia.


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A group of children and adults wave as the motorcade carrying President Barack Obama and the first family from their rental home for a beach visit passes by Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, in Kailua, Hawaii during the Obama family vacation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama marked the end of more than a decade of combat in Afghanistan by paying tribute to America's military, telling troops on Christmas Day that their sacrifices have allowed for a more peaceful, prosperous world to emerge out of the ashes of 9/11.


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