Where Does Unspent Campaign Money Go?


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In this busy political season, candidates struggle to raise funds for their war chests, in the hopes of winning their races. Even with the enormous amount of money needed to mount a political campaign, there is often some left over after the buzzer. What happens to that unspent campaign money? According to the rules set […]

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The meaning of Easter brings families together


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

BY MONSIGNOR JAMIE GIGANTIELLO If you ask Christians what their favorite holiday is, many will quickly answer “Christmas.” People love the lights and trees, the presents and songs, the red poinsettias and gold bows. However, as much as I too love Christmas, Easter is my favorite. Easter Sunday and the week before, which we call […]

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Solidarity and Seeking Justice


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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BY COUNCILMEMBER LEROY COMRIE Since the tragedy in Sanford, Florida that took the life of Trayvon Martin, we have seen an outcry of public support for the Martin family and a strong call for justice. Many residents informed me that they wanted to express their outrage and frustration because what is happening in Sanford is […]

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Gaming can be a royal flush for the state


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

By James Featherstonhaugh President of the New York Gaming Association New York State has been in the gambling business for decades. But for the first time in our state’s history, lawmakers in Albany are acknowledging that reality, and have started a process to take advantage of it for the benefit of all New Yorkers and […]

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Not in this Office you Don’t!


| msilverberg@queenscourier.com

OK, you graduated from college and are now ready to set the business world on fire. Well, perhaps, but you have to dress the part and that means not blindly following every fashion trend. Such as: The Military Look! Have you noticed that designers are trying to put women in military uniforms? Periodically, designers lose […]

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Are you a true believer or just a salesperson?


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

What do you believe in? What are your real beliefs? I’m asking you these questions so you can have a clearer picture as to why sales are made or lost. “Jeffrey, you don’t understand,” you whine. “Our customers are price buyers!” No Jackson, YOU don’t understand. You BELIEVE they’re price buyers, and until you change […]

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Preventing Hospital Readmissions


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

By Stephen S. Mills As you may have heard in the news, recently-enacted health care reform legislation will assess penalties starting in 2013 against hospitals with higher than average readmission rates for certain conditions, such as heart failure, heart attack and pneumonia. Reducing hospital readmission rates has emerged as a core strategy at both state […]

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Politics Aside: Koo jumps to Democrat Party


| RHornak@queenscourier.com

Republican City Councilmember Peter Koo rang in the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dragon, by becoming Democrat City Councilmember Peter Koo. This might seem very appropriate as Dragons are said to be highly ambitious, driven and unafraid to take risks. That is good, because this just may be the biggest gamble of Koo’s […]

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Better than ‘goals’


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

I am sick of goals and goal experts. You know, the people that spam you around the first of the year proclaiming they are the ones who can “help you” get to the next level. They have the magic “goal achievement formula.” All you have to do to achieve your goals is pay the sender […]

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Politics Aside: The city that doesn’t work


| RHornak@queenscourier.com

No sooner was it announced than we were told it was dead on arrival. Well, announced isn’t really the way to describe it; leaked would be better. Last week it came out that the official Office of the All-Intrusive Nanny State, otherwise known as the Department of Health’s Partnership for a Healthier New York City, […]

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Getting training in order


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Many companies are considering training programs for the New Year. New budgets. New needs. New opportunities. And most companies will concentrate on “it.” Whatever it is. More sales, a new product launch, customer service, internal operations, diversity, or whatever is “pressing.” All of that is wrong – or should I say, out of order. Before […]

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Getting training in order. The correct order.


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

By Jeffrey Gitomer Many companies are considering training programs for the new year. New budgets. New needs. New opportunities. And most companies will concentrate on “it.” Whatever it is — more sales, a new product launch, customer service, internal operations, diversity or whatever is “pressing.” All of that is wrong — or should I say, […]

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Politics Aside: Are NYC’s gun laws unconstitutional?


| RHornak@queenscourier.com

After years of complaints by all but the most ardent anti-gun activists, New York City’s insanely strict gun laws are finally being exposed for the unconstitutional mess they are after two separate incidents in December in which tourists, with all the proper permits from their home states, were arrested for possessing firearms. In the first […]

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EJoy Coaching: Connect through experiences


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

By Elizabeth Aloni ejoycoaching.com As the holiday season hits its peak, it’s not too late to ensure that you are connecting with your loved ones in a meaningful way. The holiday season is a time of connection. We have come to define these connections through gift giving but there is a way to make your […]

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What Would Judy Say?


| JSheindlin@queenscourier.com

Judge Judy answers your questions

Judge Judy Sheindlin answers your questions about problems that trouble you most. TIME TO ID FATHER? Should a grown man of 32 be told the truth about the identity of his true biological father even though his mother is still closely guarding this secret after all these years? — Robert, Naples Your question tested the […]

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