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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 59 59 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 | 53 53 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 | 104 104 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 | 170 170 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 | 193 193 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 | 182 182 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 | 188 188 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 | 237 237 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 | 313 313 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 | 314 314 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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Breaking the Silence
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Russ Grimm to the Flight Gate
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Time to charter a new course?
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Developers should build with communities, not against them
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It's a 'Jungle' Out There: The Top-Two Primary
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Looking for options millenials, look here
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Cuomo Doing Better Than The Economy (In The Polls)
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City needs to go further to reduce income inequality
On Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation raising the living wage in New York City to $13.13 per hour, and that's a good thing. No grown adult in this city should be expected to work for ...
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Hit the books on plan to save libraries
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City needs a new approach to homeless shelters
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Marching Uphill: The 15th State Senate District
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The Primaries and What It All Meant for de Blasio
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Working for New York's Workers
With Labor Day behind us, I want to take the time to reflect on what the State Legislature has been able to accomplish for our state’s employees – and our plans for the future once session resumes ...
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Don't rest on laurels
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Primary Day: A Test for de Blasio
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MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab attacked the main African Union (AU) peacekeeping base in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday, the group's military spokesman said. A Reuters photographer near the base said sporadic gunfire could be heard from inside the compound. African Union officials could not be reached for comment. "Our fighters have entered AU's Halane base by force through the gate and now fighting is going on inside the base," Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab's military operation spokesman, told Reuters. ...
2014-12-25 07:07:44 -0500

A picture taken on Dec. 7, 2014 shows a porcelain piggybank representing communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, next to legendary ancient and medieval kings representations on sale in the duty free shop of the Henri Coanda international airport in Otopeni, Romania. Romanians, especially those of a more senior age, have mixed feelings about the former dictator and his rule, 25 years after his execution, with many remembering predominantly the positive aspects, like the social security, of the communist times and not focusing on the extreme economic hardships and lack of basic human rights of that period, like freedom of movement or speech.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians nostalgic for the communist era gathered Thursday at the grave of former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, who were tried and executed on Christmas Day twenty-five years ago.


2014-12-25 07:02:53 -0500
By Emma Farge FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leoneans observed a sombre Christmas in their homes on Thursday, after the government banned traditionally boisterous holiday celebrations to prevent the spread of deadly Ebola in the worst-hit country. Small groups of Christians in formal attire were permitted to attend church services, but the family gatherings, beach parties, concerts and dancing that usually accompany the holiday were banned to help slow the deadly virus. ...
2014-12-25 06:45:43 -0500