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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 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 | 31 31 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 | 80 80 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 | 113 113 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 | 135 135 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 | 123 123 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 | 131 131 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...
Health Warning! Please Don't Blow!
Dec 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Before you blow your leaves, consider this:  Ø  Gas lawn blowers are linked to cancer and might eventually be outlawed. They operate at a speed that is similar to hurricane winds, and stir up pesti...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 177 177 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 | 251 251 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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Let USTA Expand
Dear Editor: In preparation for the recent Community Board 7 meeting about the U. S. Tennis Association expansion plans, I had read several news articles and opinion letters in local papers. Most o...
Apr 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support The Fair Tax
Dear Editor: It is time to file my Federal Income Tax return. That means hours spent gathering information and working with tax software or a preparation service to guide me through the maze of reg...
Apr 04, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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A memorable night of music in Forest Hills
Dear Editor: I would just like to comment briefly about your editorial in the March 14th edition titled "Sensible Concerts at Forest Hills (FH) Tennis Stadium." I would agree totally with the main ...
Mar 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not so grand?
Dear Editor: Fascinating, but not shocking. I recently read a Dispatch by Nicholas Zizelis in which he stated that President Bill Clinton had received the honored Republican Lincoln Leadership Priz...
Mar 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dispatcher off
Dear Editor: I really had to laugh at the March 7th Dispatch of one Nicholas Zizelis speaking about the great philanderer Bill Clinton receiving a prize from the Lincoln Presidential Library Founda...
Mar 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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A most gracious evening
Dear Editor: On March 15, a few members of Chapter 32 of the Vietnam Veterans of America were invited to attend the Golden Gloves by John Baker of the I.B.E.W. Local 3. I attended and was treated l...
Mar 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Butt out!
Dear Editor: In 1776, the American people kicked out the tyrant King George III. With this, we the people became the sovereigns. Someone should remind the president, the governor, and the mayor tha...
Mar 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Quinn needs to run or serve, not both
Dear Editor: Remember past City Council Speakers Gifford Miller and Peter Vallone, Sr. both lost their respective Democratic mayoral primaries. ("Quinn kicks off bid with five-borough tour" - Andre...
Mar 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Candidate Thompson missed the point in op-ed
Dear Editor: I was disappointed by mayoral candidate and former comptroller William Thompson’s op-ed last week that the city “systemically” overlooks local media in allotting funds for public servi...
Mar 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Quinn not fit for public office
Dear Editor: A dangerous political phenomenon is the recent announcement of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's candidacy for mayor. A few simple facts will suffice to show why she is unsuitable...
Mar 22, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Curran will be missed
Dear Editor: The death of basketball coach Jack Curran is a very sad loss for Archbishop Molloy High School, the city, and the country. During his long and distinguished career he worked tirelessly...
Mar 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grabbing headlines
Dear Editor: Along with many other New Yorkers, my condolences go out to the family and friends of Raizel and Nachman Glauber. However, why after all these years do Assemblyman David Weprin and Sta...
Mar 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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If elected, let's hope she can pull it off
Dear Editor: Speaker Christine Quinn made it official and is running for mayor of one of our country's greatest cities. If elected she would be the first openly gay woman to hold this office. Now, ...
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Don't destroy a successful program
Dear Editor: On March 6, the PTA of P.S. 122 held a massive rally that filled the school’s auditorium with concerned parents, teachers, kids, educators and legislators. The reason: the Department o...
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Feds shouldn't tell us what to eat
Dear Editor: There seems to be an international war on obesity. Among the world's industrialized nations, the United States bears the dubious distinction of being the world's fattest. In 1992, the ...
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Abdel Basset al-Megrahi speaks during an exclusive interview with Reuters TV at his home in TripoliBy Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - No evidence has emerged that casts doubt on the conviction of a late Libyan intelligence officer for the Lockerbie airline bombing 26 years ago, says Scotland's top prosecutor. However, efforts to track down others behind the deadly attack have been hampered by the violence that has rocked Libya for months, Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland will tell a memorial service on Sunday, according to an advance copy of his speech. Abdel Basset al-Megrahi was the only person found guilty over the Dec. 21, 1988 attack on Pan Am flight 103 in which 270 people were ...


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A policeman communicates with a demonstrator by a cordoned off street, during a protest against Spanish Citizens Security Law in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Thousands of people have gathered in several Spanish cities to protest against a new law that sets hefty fines for offenses such as burning the national flag and holding demonstrations outside parliament buildings or strategic installations. Also can be fined protesters who prevent authorities from carrying out evictions, insulting a police officer and disseminating photographs of police officers that endanger them or police operations. The legislation also allows for the summary expulsion of migrants entering the country's North African enclaves illegally. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)MADRID (AP) — Thousands of people protested in Spanish cities on Saturday against a proposed law that would set hefty fines for offenses such as burning the national flag and demonstrating outside parliament buildings or strategic installations.


2014-12-20 12:45:38 -0500
CAIRO (AP) — A senior Egyptian interior ministry official says the country's security forces have detained nearly 10,000 suspected militants, rioters and others wanted in violent attacks over the past 12 months in a crackdown on those he said were attempting to curtail Egypt's development.
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