blog roll
our featured bloggers
This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 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 | 22 22 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 | 71 71 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 | 98 98 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 | 121 121 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 | 109 109 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 | 116 116 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 | 162 162 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 | 237 237 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 | 246 246 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...

more blogs

opinion
On Occupy Brooklyn
In Our Opinion
Nov 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
When Party Unity Was Rejected (Decades Ago)
Strictly Stasi
Nov 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Penn State and Christ The King abuse stories – so much in common
In Our Opinion
Nov 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Citizen Dan
Strictly Stasi
Nov 04, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A Big Reward From A Small Town
In Our Opinion
Nov 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
World-Class Pensions for a World-Class City
Op-Ed
Nov 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Senator Giuliani?
Op-Ed
Oct 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
We can't ignore groping problem
It’s an epidemic at this point. From grabbing and groping to downright assault, deviants who prey on women have seen that they can get away with this kind of behavior partly due to the fact that it...
Oct 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
City needs to ground helicopters
In Our Opinion
Oct 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Death and...
Strictly Stasi
Oct 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Hands off Medicare!
Op-Ed
Oct 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Operation Café Latte Thunder
Strictly Stasi
Oct 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Wanted: GOP Health Plan!
Op-Ed
Oct 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Why a Pataki prez run will always fail
Op-Ed
Oct 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Here Comes 2012 and the Confusing Electoral College
Strictly Stasi
Oct 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika looks on during a swearing-in ceremony in AlgiersALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's mental and cognitive faculties are intact and he will continue to govern, the ruling FLN party's chairman said on Friday, in comments aimed at quashing rumours over the ageing leader's health. Bouteflika, 78, suffered a stroke last year that put him into a French hospital for months and fuelled speculation over whether the former independence fighter would step down and make way for a transition in the North African state. ...


2014-12-20 03:21:30 -0500

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2007 file photo, then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is seen in New Orleans. A Senate investigation portrays a dysfunctional relationship between the Bush White House and the CIA regarding the agency's brutal interrogation program. The report says the White House didn't press hard for information, and the agency withheld details about the brutality of the techniques while exaggerating their effectiveness. Alberto Gonzales is the former attorney general who was White House counsel when harsh CIA interrogations were approved. Gonzales tells The Associated Press it was not the White House's responsibility to manage the program. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national security team gave the agency permission to employ the harsh tactics against an al-Qaida facilitator the agency suspected was linked to a plot to disrupt the upcoming presidential election.


2014-12-20 03:20:05 -0500

F ILE - In this Monday, Dec. 29, 2008 file image provided by Greenpeace, coal ash slurry left behind in a containment pond near the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant is shown in Harriman, Tenn., after the dyke at left broke Dec. 22, 2008. The Obama administration is under court order to unveil the rule Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 ending a six-year effort that began after the massive spill at the Tennessee power plant in 2008. Since then, the Environmental Protection Agency has documented coal ash waste sites tainting hundreds of waterways and underground aquifers in numerous states with heavy metals and other toxic contaminants. (AP Photo/Greeenpeace, Wade Payne)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake Michigan. Last February, there was another spill and gray sludge spewed into the Dan River in North Carolina.


2014-12-20 03:13:15 -0500