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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 78 78 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 | 72 72 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 | 122 122 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 | 198 198 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 | 222 222 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 | 211 211 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 | 216 216 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 | 263 263 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 | 339 339 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 | 332 332 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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NFL Pick 'Em: Week 10

Nov 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens/Brooklyn College Basketball Preview
Baseball season may be over, but that means that here in Brooklyn and Queens, it’s time to break out the basketballs and sneakers- it’s hoops time. This is a season of increased expectations for al...
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ruocco Delivers CHSAA Title to Molloy
Archbishop Molloy relied on Senior Goalkeeper, Joe Ruocco, to retain their CHSAA (Catholic High School Athletic Association) Intersectional Title on Sunday afternoon. After battling to a scoreless ...
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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RGMVM Aces gear up for new season
The World Series traditionally marks the end of the baseball season. But not for the Aces of Queens. For them, it’s only just the beginning.
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomas Beverly: Athlete of the Week
Freshman running back Thomas Beverly was a huge force this season for Long Island University.
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYC Marathon Invades LIC
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Nov 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angle of the Week: Brooklyn Tech girl's volleyball stops Franklin K Lane campus
Brooklyn Tech’s Diana Laham goes up for the ball as Tech defeated Franklin K. Lane 2-0 Friday night. In a dominant performance, the Engineers won both matches 25-18. With the win, Brooklyn Tech sit...
Nov 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feat of the Week: Appel runs for Charity at NYC Marathon
On Sunday afternoon, November 1st, Alissa Appel crossed the finish line at the New York City Marathon four hours and 59 minutes after beginning the race in Staten Island. Running for the IBD Kids c...
Nov 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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Athlete of the week: Jessica Lintner
The Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference (HVWAC) Tennis Championship was held over the weekend at the National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY. Senior Jessica Lintner earned the first individual...
Nov 04, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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NFL Pick 'Em, Week 8

Oct 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jesse Rack: Athlete of the Week
Rack already earned a piece of history last season, when he helped the Bulls reach their first MAC championship and bowl game in the school's history.
Oct 28, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Red Storm Tip-Off Season with Fans
Nearly 1200 students, fans and alumni filled the Taffner Field House on Thursday night for the annual Red Storm Tip-Off in Queens, NY. The gymnasium was packed with spectators, eager to catch a gli...
Oct 28, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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An arena grows in Brooklyn, but a fan base grows in Queens
Nets would be wise to continue to show Queens love
Oct 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nets Top 76ers, 110-88, At Newly-Renovated Carnesecca Arena
Related: An arena grows in Brooklyn, but a fan base grows in Queens QUEENS, N.Y. (Oct. 23, 2009) – St. John’s students, alumni, fans and friends took advantage of the opportunity to watch current N...
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Wheelchair Sports Federation Continues To Inspire
Sure, you can consider guys like Alex Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez to be heroes – why not? After all, you’re well aware of the attendant complications to said hero worship because of factors like th...
Oct 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Dec. 27, 1983 file photo provided by Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope John Paul II, left, meets Mehmet Ali Agca, in Agca's prison cell in Rome. The Vatican says the Turk who shot and wounded John Paul II in 1981 has laid flowers on the saint's tomb in St. Peter's Basilica. A Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Ciro Benedettini, said the surprise visit Saturday by Mehmet Ali Agca lasted a few minutes. As with other flowers left by visitors to the tomb, the white blossoms were later removed by basilica workers. John Paul visited the incarcerated Agca in 1983 and later intervened with Italian authorities to gain Agca's release in 2000 from the Italian prison where he was serving a life sentence for the assassination attempt in St. Peter's Square. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, File)VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Turkish gunman who shot and wounded John Paul II in 1981 laid white flowers Saturday on the saint's tomb in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican officials said.


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New York City police officers walk toward Christ Tabernacle Church before funeral services for officer Rafael Ramos at in the Glendale section of Queens, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, in New York. Ramos and his partner, officer Wenjian Liu, were killed Dec. 20 as they sat in their patrol car on a Brooklyn street. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)The killings of two unarmed blacks by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries refused to indict the officers.


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FILE - This Dec. 17, 2014 file photo shows a classic American car driving past the U.S. Interests Section buidling in Havana, Cuba. A half-century after Washington severed relations with Cuba, the seven-story mission is set to become a full-fledged embassy. The U.S. and Cuba announced on Dec. 17, 2014 they are re-establishing full diplomatic relations. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)HAVANA (AP) — A half-century after Washington severed relations with Cuba, the United States' seven-story mission looms over Havana's seaside Malecon boulevard as the largest diplomatic outpost in the country.


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