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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 82 82 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 | 76 76 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 | 126 126 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 | 205 205 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 | 229 229 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 | 217 217 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 | 221 221 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 | 270 270 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 | 345 345 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...
Forest Hills Food Crawl
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 339 339 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chamber and All The Tastes of New York would love to invite you to our first Forest Hills Food Crawl, a culinary journey through Forest Hills happening this Wednesday, November 12th ! A Food Cr...

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St. Joseph’s falls to host team in Basketball Classic
The Bears’ perfect season is no longer. The St. Joseph’s College men’s basketball team was downed by host Eastern Nazarene, 78-71, in the Eastern Nazarene College Basketball Classic Final on Saturd...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s women remain undefeated on the season
Samantha Retas (Brooklyn/Bishop Kearney) recorded a double-double and Jamilynn McGowan (Staten Island/Michael J. Petrides) notched a career-high in scoring as the St. Joseph’s College women’s baske...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Readthebyline, Vicki’s Dancer take NYSS stakes
AT THE TRACK
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mets brass decide to shorten Citi Field fences - again
The New York Mets are looking to make things a little more friendly for their left-handed pull hitters next season. General manager Sandy Alderson and COO Jeff Wilpon hosted the media at Citi Field...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s men start season with a couple of wins
The St. John’s men’s basketball team opened the second half with a blistering 21-0 run, propelling the Red Storm to a 94-81 victory over Franklin Pierce on Monday night at Carnesecca Arena in the N...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s looks to go 3-0 for first time under Cocozello
The St. Joseph’s College men’s basketball outscored Maritime College, 45-29, in the second half to rally from 13 down and took a 67-58 victory on Sunday afternoon at Riesenberg Hall Gym to close ou...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hard time for Rocks
The NY Shamrocks were knocked out of the Flamhaft Cup in Yonkers on Sunday by EDSL side South Stars, losing 2-1 in tough conditions. Midfielder Sean Doran opened up the scoring from a free kick aft...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arm wrestling tourney returning to Queens
The New York Arm Wrestling Association will host the 37th Annual Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions on Sunday, November 23, beginning at 1 p.m. at Cheap Shots Sports Bar, 149-05 Union ...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Rugby men cruise in season finale;
Secure spot in division playoffs
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's tops St. Thomas, prepares for regular season
D’Angelo Harrison recorded a double-double and five players scored in double-figures as the St. John’s men’s basketball team cruised to a 97-71 exhibition victory against St. Thomas Aquinas at Carn...
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe's soccer standout getting national attention
St. Joseph’s College freshman Cansu Usta was featured in both Sports Illustrated and Newsweek for her athletic accomplishments in women’s soccer. Recognizing her outstanding rookie campaign that cu...
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tale of two halves as St. John’s returns to the court
It wasn’t going to count for real, but St. John’s came out and played the second half like it was going on their permanent record. “Overall, we were disappointed with our performance in the first h...
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heavy winds don’t deter marathon supporters
Fans huddled in heavy coats, hats and gloves lined the streets around Court Square in Long Island City to cheer on friends, family members and strangers running the New York City marathon. Waving s...
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ortiz and Brown capture Belmont fall meet titles
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Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Rugby women play to a draw in final match
Men win friendly, will try to land a spot in playoffs
Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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This photo released by Disney Enterprises, Inc. shows Meryl Streep as the Witch in a scene from the film, “Into the Woods." The movie opened in theaters Dec. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Disney Enterprises, Inc., Peter Mountain)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christmas saw the arrival of a host of fresh fare for moviegoers, but "Unbroken" and "Into the Woods" were no match for "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies."


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Relatives of the passengers of AirAsia flight QZ8501 comfort each other at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. The AirAsia plane with 161 people on board lost contact with ground control on Sunday while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from a provincial city in Indonesia for Singapore, and search and rescue operations were underway. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by air and sea.


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In this image taken from a video released by the Italian Air Force, smoke billows from the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic, top right, after it caught fire in the Adriatic Sea, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. A ferry carrying about 470 people caught fire off the Greek island of Corfu early Sunday, trapping passengers on the top decks as gale-force winds and choppy seas hampered the evacuation. Greek and Italian rescue helicopters and vessels struggled to reach the stricken ferry, battered by 90 kilometer per hour (55 mph) winds that sent it up toward the strait between Italy and Albania. (AP Photo/Italian Air Force)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fire erupted on a ferry carrying 478 people from Greece to Italy on Sunday, leaving one person dead and trapping hundreds on top decks as gale-force winds and choppy seas hampered evacuation.


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