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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 | 81 81 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...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 179 179 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 | 252 252 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 | 262 262 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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Record falls, but so do Lady Bears to CCNY
The St. Joseph’s College women’s basketball team set a new school record with 12 blocks and had four players score in double figures, but the Lady Bears could not overcome a four-minute scoring dro...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 193 193 recommendations | email to a friend
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McNamee named Player of the Month
The Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) named senior Kelly McNamee (Glendale, /Mary Louis) its Female Student-Athlete of the Month for the month of December after the guard led the St. ...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 194 194 recommendations | email to a friend
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ON FIRE! Gleason's fighter new champion
Keisher “Fire” McLeod-Wells unanimously defeated Monica Flores to win the WIBA (Women’s International Boxing Association) Flyweight World Championship last Saturday night at the Five Star Banquet H...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Francis tops LIU in Brooklyn basketball showdown
St. Francis guard Ben Mockford scored a career-high 30 points and forward Jalen Cannon led a dominant rebounding effort that helped the Terriers defeat the three-time defending Northeast Conference...
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 162 162 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's women light up scoreboard vs. DePaul
In an offensive outing for the record books, the St. John’s women’s basketball team saw five players score in double figures and finished with its highest scoring output in over five years. St. Joh...
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St. Joe’s, Brooklyn College split BB doubleheader
The St. Joseph’s and Brooklyn College men’s and women’s basketball teams split a doubleheader Monday night. Highlighted by a pair of 30-point double-doubles and the 1000th career point for junior f...
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 166 166 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drew stuns St. Joe’s with 15-point rally to end game
Four Bears scored in double figures led by a 30-point effort from David Louison (Brooklyn/St. Edmund Prep), but Drew University overcame a 12-point deficit with 4:52 remaining and held the St. Jose...
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louison of St. Joe's honored
Recognizing his outstanding performance on the hardwood in helping lead the St. Joseph’s College men’s basketball team to a victory over HVIAC rivals Berkeley College, junior David Louison (Brookly...
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LIU Brooklyn heads into NEC play with victory
Brickman reaches 1,000 points for his career
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Lady Bears pick up win
The St. Joseph’s College women’s basketball team halted a two-game losing streak as they defeated Mount Saint Mary College, 70-60, at Brooklyn Tech High School on Saturday evening. The Lady Bears (...
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Dismal first half dooms St. John’s men on the road
Can’t overcome deficit, fall to Georgetown in D.C.
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St. John’s women fall to 1-1 in Big East
The St. John’s women’s basketball team suffered a heartbreaking 70-65 loss at Xavier in Sunday’s Big East contest and falls to 8-5 overall and 1-1 in the conference. The Red Storm’s bench outscored...
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St. John’s hold off Columbia at the Barclays Center
Headed into the final 40 seconds of the contest with his squad holding a four-point lead, stat-stuffer Sir’Dominic Pointer was still empty in the field goal column. But with the game on the line, t...
Dec 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s dominates in heated conference rivalry
In a game that needed little hype between two longtime rivals playing for the first time at the Barclays Center, St. Joseph’s College grabbed a 75-57 victory over Berkeley College in a Hudson Valle...
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Jacobson sets new season record
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People look at items in a mall in central Moscow on December 15, 2014Deep recession, skyrocketing prices and a fragile banking system: although the ruble seems to have stabilised after its abysmal drop this past week, Russia still faces the heavy consequences of the turbulence. A double whammy of Western sanctions over Ukraine and plunging oil prices finally caught up with the country that depends on energy exports for half of government revenue, and the authorities came out of their apparent stupor only as the ruble's plunge in value had already gained momentum. After the ruble fell by nearly 10 percent on Monday, the central bank moved beyond its limited currency market interventions and in the middle of the night hiked the key interest rate by a tremendous 6.5 percentage points to 17 percent.


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Mourners visit a memorial near the house where eight children ranging from babies to teenagers were found dead in the northern Australian city of Cairns, December 20, 2014The mother of seven of eight children killed in Australia was charged with their murder Sunday, police said, describing it as the most tragic episode in their career as a makeshift memorial saw an outpouring of grief. The 37-year-old, named in local media as Mersane Warria, was charged with eight counts of murder after the bodies of the children -- four girls and four boys aged between two to 14 -- were found in the northern city of Cairns on Friday morning. The murders have stunned Australia, still reeling from a dramatic siege in a central Sydney cafe this week, which left two hostages and a gunman dead, and prompted widespread shock and anger. "I would suspect it might be the most tragic event we have had to deal with," Cairns detective inspector Bruno Asnicar told reporters.


2014-12-21 01:14:51 -0500

Police officers block off the scene of a a shooting incident where a gunman killed two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car before turning his weapon on himself in New YorkBy Sebastien Malo and Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman ambushed and fatally shot two New York City police officers on Saturday and then killed himself, police said, and a social media post indicated it may have been in revenge for the police chokehold death of an unarmed black man. If the killings do turn out to have been motivated by the death of Eric Garner, they could inflame tension over race and law enforcement that have dogged New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, sparked protests around the country and drawn in President Barack Obama and his attorney general, Eric Holder. ...


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