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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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Same-sex marriage foes, find the silver lining
Whatever your views on same-sex marriage, last Friday's late-night vote to legalize marriage between gay couples can at least be seen as a positive on some level. If you're a supporter of same-sex ...
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Don't raise outer borough meter rates
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Plenty of people interested in Weiner's seat
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Why Mixed Martial Arts is being hit below the belt in New York State
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Weiner scandal shakes up 2013 mayoral race
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When Pro Sports Gets It Right
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Right Idea, Wrong Taxi
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Weiner should consider resigning
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Make State Seats More Competitive
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Genting is on the right track
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The Never Boring Elections That Take Place Upstate
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Don't Balance Budget on Backs of Libraries
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More English signage good for immigrant enclaves
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McClancy's transition to co-ed is a smart move
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Obama and No Child Left Behind
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British singer Joe Cocker speaks after receiving the trophy for Category 'lifetime achievement award music' during 48th Golden Camera award ceremony in Berlin(Reuters) - Raspy-voiced, Grammy-winning singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles' "With A Little Help From My Friends" and "You Are So Beautiful," has died, his agent said on Monday. He was 70. The death was confirmed by Marshall Arts, the company of Cocker's agent, Barrie Marshall, in England, which gave no other details. Cocker was born in Sheffield, England, and worked as a gas fitter while pursuing a singing career, covering Motown songs in pubs in northern England in the 1960s. ...


2014-12-22 14:31:27 -0500

A young girl holds flags from a car as supporters of newly-elected President Beji Caid Essebsi celebrate his victory on December 22, 2014 in TunisVeteran anti-Islamist politician Beji Caid Essebsi was declared the winner of Tunisia's first free presidential election on Monday, capping off the transition to democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring. Essebsi, an 88-year-old former official in previous Tunisian regimes, took 55.68 percent of the vote to defeat incumbent Moncef Marzouki in Sunday's run-off, the electoral commission said. Essebsi thanked Marzouki and told him: "Tunisia's future lies in consensus and it needs all its children, without exclusion or discrimination," a party statement said. US President Barack Obama congratulated Essebsi and hailed the vote as "a vital step toward the completion of Tunisia's momentous transition to democracy", a White House statement said.


2014-12-22 14:30:29 -0500

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at news conference at Woodhull Hospital about the two New York Police officers that were shot dead in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkBy Jonathan Allen and Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio sought to ease tensions with the police force on Monday, calling for a suspension of protests against the use of excessive force until after the funerals of two officers killed by a gunman over the weekend. De Blasio, a Democrat who has come under intense criticism from some police unions for his handling of protests over police killings of unarmed black men, asked the city to stand by families of the officers slain on Saturday. ...


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