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From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Awa...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 86 86 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 | 80 80 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 | 129 129 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 | 212 212 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 | 239 239 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 | 227 227 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 | 231 231 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 | 280 280 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 | 353 353 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...

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Gulf Cost Disaster Should Be a Wake-up Call
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Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our senior citizens deserve better
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The Delicate Balance of the New York State Senate
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Time To Tackle Cyberattacks
America must lead the international fight against cybercriminals. It happens thousands of times each day. Cybercriminals steal Social Security numbers, credit card information or bank account balan...
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Medicare Payment Board Needs Fixing
Those who opposed the healthcare bill are currently debating whether "repeal and replace" should be the clarion call in the coming election. Regardless of how this debate turns out, those in favor ...
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The Perfection is in the Approach, Not in the Outcome
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Community will get day in court v. city
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Charter Schools To Double
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Enjoy life at the zoo
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A Ride Down Municipal Subway History
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Halloran Makes a Wise Decision
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A Time for Change
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Meet our bald eagles
One of our most popular exhibits at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo (or at any zoo, really) are the bald eagles. For several different reasons, they are also one of my personal favor...
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NYRA needs long-term solution
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Getting It Done in the Southwest
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Mikaela Shiffrin stands on the podium after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom in Kuehtai, Austria, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. American teen Mikaela Shiffrin, who led after the opening run, came 0.18 behind in third. (AP Photo/Pier Marco Tacca)KUEHTAI, Austria (AP) — American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin posted the fastest time in the opening run of a women's World Cup slalom on Monday, the final race of 2014.


2014-12-29 05:17:16 -0500
By David Rohde WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the United States withdrew its last troops from Iraq at the end of 2011, both Washington and Baghdad said Iraq was ready to defend itself. The rise of radical Sunni group Islamic State has proven that belief wrong. Yet senior White House and Pentagon officials are determined to show "strategic patience" and not be drawn into Iraq's new civil war. Washington has sent 1,900 troops to Iraq, while U.S. forces and their allies have conducted more than 1,300 air strikes against Islamic State, in both Iraq and Syria.
2014-12-29 05:15:29 -0500
LOS OSOS, Calif. (AP) — A man surfing on the Central California coast was dragged under water by a juvenile great white shark and bitten in the hip on Sunday before he could paddle to shore, where he received help from two doctors who happened to be on the beach, a witness said Sunday.
2014-12-29 05:14:39 -0500