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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 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 | 58 58 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 | 109 109 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 | 179 179 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 | 200 200 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 | 190 190 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 | 196 196 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 | 245 245 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 | 321 321 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 | 321 321 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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Time for Boehner to compromise
Dear Editor: It is time for the House to work with the president. House Speaker John Boehner should understand that half of America does not belong to the wealthy and half of this great country doe...
Dec 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outrage over honor for Jill Kelley
Dear Editor: As a former Air Force officer (1964-68), I'm outraged that the Joint Chiefs of Staff presented the nation's second highest military honor for a civilian to Jill Kelley, the Tampa socia...
Dec 06, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Government out to punish the successful
Dear Editor: The fundamental transformation of America that President Barack Obama promised is in progress. Not so very long ago, we were nurtured to strive for excellence and success by examining ...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fiscal cliff?
Dear Editor: The U.S. government is the biggest waster of money on earth. We do not need more tax money flowing into Washington. That's just another scam. The amount of money going to taxes is a sc...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandy should be a wake-up call
Dear Editor: No one can deny the destruction from Hurricane Sandy has been widespread and devastating. Living in Manhattan, I saw the effects firsthand, as the Lower East Side and downtown areas we...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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State needs to act on tax abatement
Dear Editor: Recent news reports indicating that the State Legislature may not reconvene this year could be bad news for Queens co-op and condo owners. At the end of the legislative session in June...
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Federal government has gotten too big
Dear Editor: For everyone who is disappointed in the results of the presidential election, it doesn't matter who is elected because the power to make laws resides in the House of Representatives an...
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYS needs to re-evaluate voting system
Dear Editor: The State of New York needs to take a long hard look at how elections are conducted. During this year’s presidential election, there were long lines of people all over the state waitin...
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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More heads need to roll at LIPA
Dear Editor: The announcement that LIPA CEO Michael Hervey will resign at the end of this year is a good indication that top management realizes it is to blame for the utility's abysmal lack of com...
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Give the people what they voted for
Dear Editor: A disconcerting inconvenient truth is that the nature and role of government has been transformed. Protecting individual rights, securing our borders, establishing a sound monetary pol...
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Corporations a no-show at the polls
Dear Editor: Its noon and I just returned home from voting. When I signed the voter registration page, I said it looked like a good turnout and asked the polling person how many corporations had sh...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Library will continue to serve post-Sandy
Dear Editor: I want to update you and everyone in Queens about how Queens Library has responded to community needs following the recent devastating storm, and what our plans are to serve the affect...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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United Nations taking over the world
Dear Editor: If anyone has a hard time believing that the United Nations is on the brink of becoming a world government, they need only to look at the UN's record. The UN's Law of the Sea Treaty ai...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Start-ups the backbone of our economy
Dear Editor: How refreshing to read "LIC becoming attractive place for small start-ups" (October 25). It is the small technical start-up companies in Long Island City that combined have opened up d...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama the right man for this disaster
Dear Editor: Hurricane Sandy showed President Barack Obama to be the perfect president to handle it. Before the first breeze trumpeting the eminent arrival of Superstorm Sandy ruffled our hair, our...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. showing Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index that edged 9.93 points higher to 17,818.68 while the U.S. dollar is traded at 120.18-22 Japanese yen. Shares were mostly higher in quiet trading Friday in Asia, as most markets in the region and across the globe were closed for Christmas holidays. China's Shanghai Composite Index extended gains in the second day of a rebound from this week's earlier sell-off. Nikkei rose 10.21 points or 0.06 percent and closed at 17,818.96 for the week. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)U.S. stocks edged higher early Friday as relatively quiet trading resumed a day after Christmas. The gains followed mixed action in Asian markets. Most European markets were closed.


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Russia's President Putin speaks during a meeting of the State Council and the Presidential Council for Culture and Art, at the Kremlin in MoscowMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine, naming NATO expansion among key external risks, the Kremlin said on Friday, days after Ukraine made fresh steps to join the Atlantic military alliance. Moscow's previous military doctrine, signed by Putin in 2010, also identified NATO expansion as a top risk to Russia, but the stakes have risen sharply over the past year. Russia said this week NATO was turning Ukraine into a "frontline of confrontation" and threatened to sever remaining ties if Ukraine's hopes of joining NATO were realized. ...


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Attendees walk between signs for Sony PlayStation and Microsoft's XBox on the first day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, on June 11, 2013The online gaming networks for Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox consoles -- hot gifts this Christmas -- have gone dark in what hackers said was a coordinated attack. The outage started Christmas Day and went into Friday, PlayStation and Xbox said on their Twitter feeds, adding that they were working to restore service. The name is the same used by a group of hackers that has targeted Sony in the past, though it was not possible to verify the Twitter account's authenticity.


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