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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 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 | 39 39 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 | 90 90 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 | 130 130 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 | 152 152 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 | 141 141 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 | 148 148 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 | 25 25 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 | 196 196 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 | 272 272 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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Save city's newsstands
Dear Editor: Speaker Christine Quinn's recent proposal to allow newsstand operators to sell non-newspaper products for up to $10 versus today's current $5 limit makes sense. Prior to the 1962 newsp...
May 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 191 191 recommendations | email to a friend
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nes for food trucks Dear Editor: Recent legislation introduced by Manhattan Councilman Dan Garodnick to limit the number of food trucks and establish “food truck zones” is disappointing to thousand...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA fails again
Dear Editor: I wish I didn't have to write this letter, but the MTA monopoly failed the public trust once again. On May 14, at Beach 105th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard at 10:29 p.m. I waited...
May 22, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remember the meaning of Memorial Day
Dear Editor: Memorial Day is fast approaching, and I hope it will not slip by with many forgetting the importance of this day. Memorial Day in my book is not just another day off to shop for sales ...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
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Build the pipeline, just not for oil
Dear Editor: There is much talk, both positive and negative, relating to the XL Keystone Pipeline. It would pump crude tar sand oil from Canada across the U.S to Texas, where it would be refined an...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time for accountability in Benghazi attack
Dear Editor: If an investigation of the Benghazi attack should reveal that there were members of the Obama administration, including the president himself, knew what really happened, then all of th...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another one bites the dust
Dear Editor: State Senator John Sampson was just arrested for embezzling $440,000 and now joins a long list of elected officials who think they are above the law. These men and women in government ...
May 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nursing Home Week
Dear Editor: National Nursing Home Week, which began on Mother’s Day and ends May 18, is a special week to recognize “Team Care: Everyone Pitches In!” Today’s skilled nursing care facilities (a.k.a...
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Guns don't belong in hands of kids
Dear Editor: A recent front page photo in the Daily News spotlights the NRA's total insanity. The gun nut showing his young daughter how to fire an AR-15 assault rifle at the NRA's convention shoul...
May 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Connecticut loss is a Texas gain
Dear Editor: In the May 9th issue there was a letter from Kimberly Lee hailing the state of Connecticut for the departure of gun manufacturer Colt to Texas. The AR-15 may not be popular in the Cons...
May 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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No soccer stadium!
Dear Editor: Flushing Meadows Corona Park is very important to the people of Queens. With many acres of grass and trees, it is a place where thousands of people come every day to relax and enjoy th...
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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The library needs you
Dear Editor: The city’s Executive Budget has been released. It proposes a cut to Queens Library of $29.6 million, part of a proposed cut to libraries citywide of $100 million. If that proposal were...
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sign of resilience
Dear Editor: The terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 and destroyed the World Trade Center thought they could knock us out, but we're back on top with the final piece on top of One World Trade center...
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Colt bolts for Texas
Dear Editor: Three cheers for Connecticut! Colt, the manufacturer of the AR-15, is packing up its wares. They are leaving the Constitution State and Governor Dannel Malloy for the Lone Star State a...
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Raising smoking age will do little good
Dear Editor: "Waiting to inhale? Here we go again" (In Our Opinion - April 25) will only result in increasing the growth of street corner cigarette sales known as "loosies." Consumption of tobacco ...
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of the man who ambushed two NYPD officers screamed for help after she was shot, banged on a neighbor's door and said: "I can't die like this, please please help me," according to the neighbor who said she saw the woman and called for help.
2014-12-22 15:18:07 -0500

FILE - This Aug. 9, 2011 file photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stock indexes are opening mostly higher Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, as the market builds on its big gains from last week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)Major stock indexes edged higher in afternoon trading Monday, on course to build on gains from last week. Pharmaceutical stocks were among the big risers. Discouraging data on U.S. home sales and a deepening slide in oil prices held back the rally.


2014-12-22 15:17:24 -0500

FILE - In this March 19, 2002 file photo in Chicago, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful U.S. Rep. Rod Blagojevich, left, watches election returns with his wife, Patti, and brother, Rob, at his home. Robert Blagojevich the brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich offers fresh details in a new book to back his contention prosecutors used him as a pawn to get his younger sibling on charges he sought to hock President Barack Obama's old U.S. Senate seat. While charges were eventually dropped against him, the Tennessee businessman, says his refusal to turn on his brother made him "collateral damage" of an overzealous prosecution that cost his reputation, $1 million in legal bills and a still-unrepaired family split. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHICAGO (AP) — The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (bluh-GOY'-uh-vich) says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his sibling on charges that he attempted to sell President Barack Obama's old Senate seat.


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