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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 81 81 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 | 75 75 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 | 125 125 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 | 204 204 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 | 228 228 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 | 216 216 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 | 220 220 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 | 269 269 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 | 344 344 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...
Newtown Creek Alliance Public Meeting
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Please join the Newtown Creek Alliance for a public meeting to hear the latest on a number of recent, on-going  and upcoming projects to restore habitat, improve water quality and increase awarenes...

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Time to end the fight between TWC & CBS
Dear Editor: Time Warner Cable and CBS act like two kids fighting in a playground, each yelling "he started it." Both are shooting themselves in the foot with subscribers, audiences and advertisers...
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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ACA indicative of larger societal struggle
Dear Editor: The Affordable Healthcare Act is less about health care and more about collecting fees, taxes, personal data and promoting a single-payer system. The schemes and machinations inflicted...
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sinkhole causes accident
Dear Editor: Queens Boulevard and numerous roads in Forest Hills are unsafe without a doubt. On Sunday, August 4, I witnessed a 31-year-old woman fall into a section of a caved-in road at the corne...
Aug 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take their phones!
Dear Editor: A New Jersey bus driver killed a baby while talking on a cell phone. That child is among 5,000 victims killed yearly by cell phone freaks who talk or text while driving. Hitting these ...
Aug 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Return PS 130 to District 26
Dear Editor: The School Construction Authority (SCA) says that if residents do not want a new elementary school on the Keil property in Bayside, an alternate site should be recommended. The SCA sho...
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Who's footing the bill?
Dear Editor: In ancient Rome, government attempted to curry favor with the masses by offering free bread and circuses. Today, we have Coiuncilman Mark Weprin presenting free movies in Cunningham Pa...
Aug 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Valve bill bad for homeowners
Dear Editor: Recently, legislation was introduced by Councilman Donovan Richards that would require a change in the building code to make it mandatory to install backwater valves/check valves in sp...
Aug 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks from the Queens Library
Dear Editor:
 Strong libraries equal strong communities. Library lovers across Queens spoke up to support library funding and I am so pleased to announce that the proposed budget cut was restored. ...
Aug 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snowden issue sure to chill foreign relations
Dear Editor: Now that Russia has granted political asylum to Edward Snowden, this is most certainly going to cause U.S.-Russian relations to become even frostier.With President Obama scheduled to a...
Aug 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote Jeter!
Dear Editor: Derek Jeter has proven he is a true leader and a role model for our youth. So I say, "Give me a Jeter rather than a Weiner!" Sincerely, Eva Bedell Glen Oaks Village
Aug 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weiner must quit
Dear Editor: With the latest sex scandal revelations, along with the resignation of his campaign manager, it is time for Anthony Weiner to drop out of the mayoral race. With all of this negative pu...
Jul 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks to AG Schneiderman
Dear Editor: The American Lung Association thanks Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for signing a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency in support of the proposed Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emis...
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Why borrow?
Dear Editor: I just heard the secretary of the Treasury complaining about the Republicans' warning that they will not increase the debt limit. He said that millions of Americans will not get paid i...
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Bengali on the ballot
Dear Editor: Assemblyman David Weprin and State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky celebrating that the Board of Elections put Bengali, Punjabi and Hindi on ballots and election material is disappointing. (...
Jul 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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No more free ride for Stringer
Dear Editor: Allow me to add to the always-insightful Strictly Stasi column ("Comptroller Race Just Got a Lot More Interesting") published on July 18. Give former attorney general and governor Elli...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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PARIS (Reuters) - The AirAsia aircraft that went missing on Sunday on its way to Singapore from Surabaya in Indonesia was delivered to its operator in 2008 and had recorded 23,000 flight hours on 13,600 flights, manufacturer Airbus said in a statement. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501, an Airbus 320-200 with 162 people aboard, lost contact with Jakarta air traffic control at 6:17 a.m. (6.17 p.m. ET), officials said. The pilots had asked to change course to avoid bad weather. More than 6,000 A320-200s are in service with over 300 operators. ...
2014-12-28 06:28:43 -0500

The vessel Norman Atlantic is seen in this photoBy Renee Maltezou ATHENS (Reuters) - Hundreds of passengers were trapped on a burning car ferry off Greece on Sunday, pleading to be rescued by a flotilla of nearby ships that battled storm conditions in open water to try to reach them. The Greek coastguard said 150 people had been saved from the Italian-registered Norman Atlantic, which was carrying almost 500 passengers and crew when it sent a distress signal after fire broke out on its lower deck. ...


2014-12-28 06:23:04 -0500
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court has ordered an Illinois man charged with plotting anti-Muslim violence detained until the end of court proceedings against him.
2014-12-28 06:21:43 -0500