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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 78 78 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 | 72 72 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 | 122 122 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 | 202 202 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 | 225 225 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 | 214 214 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 | 217 217 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 | 267 267 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 | 341 341 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 | 337 337 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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History corrected
Dear Editor: I read in your This Day in History last week that "On this date the pope crowned Napoleon emperor.” Sorry folks, not true! That was supposed to happen, but the little man took the crow...
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parents need access to child's social media
Dear Editor: Social media websites do not do enough to provide parents with the resources needed to monitor their child’s activities. Anything could happen to children on these sites, ranging from ...
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Give de Blasio a chance(llor)
Dear Editor: Bill de Blasio is being blasted for saying that his selection of schools chancellor will not be a "beauty contest.” What's the big deal? Why suspect the worst motives? By no means does...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kudos for work on airplane noise
Dear Editor: As a Queens resident who has had to deal with increased airplane noise in our borough, I’m writing to commend our local elected officials, specifically Congress members Steve Israel an...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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School vote disappointing
Dear Editor: How disappointing to learn that the City Council recently passed legislation to purchase the Keil Brothers Garden Center Business in Bayside for construction of a new school. Establish...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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The only good plan
Dear Editor: Reusing the former LIRR Queens Rockaway Beach Line (RBL) for transportation is the best plan. It will reunite north and south Queens and decrease travel times and increase investments ...
Dec 11, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support wind
Dear Editor: This Thanksgiving, New York’s wind energy has given us a lot to be grateful for. A new report by Environment New York, “Wind Power for a Cleaner America,” shows that wind energy in New...
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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CPR in schools
Dear Editor: Cardiac arrest kills more than 360,000 people in our country every year. In 2001, my husband was one of them. Joel Drillings was only 56 years old when he died from cardiac arrest at h...
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A Prize for DOE
Dear Editor: Posting on their website the answers to an exam that students hadn't taken yet and being defensive about it while still demanding that the job security of teachers be linked to the wor...
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Help the homeless
Dear Editor: New York City's homeless problem has increased, especially among families, which I find most sad indeed. The shelter population has reached record levels not seen since the Great Depre...
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beware radon
Dear Editor: November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and while most are aware that smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, not everyone recognizes that prolonged exposure to radon gas is the ...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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The end game
Dear Editor: It has become abundantly clear to me the real plan behind the Obamacare scheme. Under this confused “system,” the rich will still have the best medical care money can buy. The poor's m...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remembering Marjorie
Dear Editor: My good friend Marjorie Ferrigno passed away on November 14. A founding member of the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association, she was an indefatigable advocate for city landmark desi...
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Preserve a lifeline for Queens seniors
Dear Editor: Queens has a rapidly growing elderly population facing severe problems, such as mental illness. Fortunately, there's a place where many troubled seniors get help: Club Pride in Douglas...
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commander-in-Thief
Dear Editor: Obama set off the White House sprinkler system when his pants caught fire, after delivering the biggest presidential lie ("You can keep your current healthcare coverage") since Richard...
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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In this picture taken on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, Afghanistan's police officers stand guard near the French Cultural Center, which was targeted by a suicide attacker in Kabul, Afghanistan. As U.S. and international combat troops leave Afghanistan after more than 13 years fighting the Talban, Afghan policemen are dying in record numbers as they perform dangerous tasks usually reserved for the military, according to the head of the European-funded mission to train the police force. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When brothers Amir and Mosha Jan joined Afghanistan's police two years ago they believed that their patriotic duty was more important than obeying their father, who did not want his only sons joining the ranks of a police force on the front lines of the war against the Taliban.


2014-12-28 01:35:11 -0500

Relatives of the passengers of AirAsia flight QZ8501 comfort each other at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. The AirAsia plane with 161 people on board lost contact with ground control on Sunday while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from a provincial city in Indonesia for Singapore, and search and rescue operations were underway. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An AirAsia plane with 162 people on board lost contact with ground control on Sunday while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from a provincial city in Indonesia for Singapore. The two countries immediately launched a search and rescue operation but there was no word on the plane's whereabouts more than six hours after it went missing.


2014-12-28 01:23:10 -0500

Southern California wide receiver JuJu Smith lifts the Holiday Bowl trophy after Southern California's 45-42 victory over Nebraska in the NCAA football game Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)SAN DIEGO (AP) — It wasn't until Nelson Agholor knocked down a desperation pass by Nebraska's Tommy Armstrong Jr. inside the 10 that Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian could exhale and celebrate.


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