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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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Thanks to all who made BBQ so great
Dear Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all the people who made my 4th Annual Veterans Appreciation Bar-B-Que, held on August 25, such a success. I consider it...
Sep 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferreras wrong on Walmart
Dear Editor: Coucilwoman Julissa Ferreras' op-ed on Walmart displays a level of ignorance that only a New York City Council member can descend to. The councilwoman lists a string of accusations aga...
Sep 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Grand Ol’ Party’s war on women
Dear Editor: How can any self-respecting woman with a shred of pride allow themselves to vote for a Republican ticket? They should be enraged that the neo-Conservative Party, which has replaced the...
Sep 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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What we can teach the rest of the nation
Dear Editor: I was so proud to be a resident of Eastern Queens when I participated in a candlelight vigil, organized by local civic leaders, to honor the memory of the victims of the tragic shootin...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Show your support for Newtown Plaza
Dear Editor: The triangular intersection of Newtown Avenue and 30th Avenue is one of the most dangerous for pedestrians in all of Queens. It's an expanse of asphalt that drivers speed through using...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where's the action on electric bikes?
Dear Editor: Must we wait until someone dies? I am an avid cyclist and am extremely angry that nothing is being done about electric bikes. I work and walk on Queens Blvd. and 67th Ave., and e-bikes...
Aug 22, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Neighborhood doesn’t need a Walgreens
Dear Editor: The attempt by Walgreens to impose its will on my community without caring what we residents need (“Brooklyn nabe protests opening of Walgreens” – Aug. 8) is disgraceful. I believe the...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get armed
Dear Editor: It's an all-too-familiar a story: the crime rate seems to be rising, and the stories target women as the victims. And next we see the politicians promoting safety by encouraging "self-...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Audit the Fed!
Dear Editor, This week, the House of Representatives passed Ron Paul's Audit the Fed bill (HR 459). The Senate now needs to pass this bill to audit the Federal Reserve. A GAO report from July 2011 ...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Renew ban on assault rifles
Dear Editor: Since I am not a gun enthusiast my opinions on the subject of guns are personal. Studies have shown that the number of homicides in a country is directly in proportion to the number of...
Aug 17, 2012 | 4 4 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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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. ...


2014-12-22 16:26:52 -0500

This file photo provided by the Milwaukee Police Department shows Christopher Manney who was fired from the Milwaukee Police Department in connection with the shooting and killing of Dontre Hamilton, a mentally ill man in a downtown park in April. Milwaukee city officials said they plan to speed up training so that all Milwaukee police officers will get training to deal with mentally ill people. Mayor Tom Barrett said about 400 officers and dispatchers have received the 40 hours of training to be certified under the Crisis Intervention Team program since 2006. But now they plan to get the 1,400 or so others trained by 2018. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Police Department, File)MILWAUKEE (AP) — A white Milwaukee police officer fired after fatally shooting a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the county's top prosecutor said Monday, a decision that prompted the man's family to immediately demand a federal investigation.


2014-12-22 16:24:30 -0500

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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