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From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Awa...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 86 86 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 | 80 80 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 | 130 130 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 | 213 213 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 | 240 240 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 | 228 228 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 | 232 232 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 | 281 281 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 | 354 354 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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Team Belief wins Rider Cup's Astoria Park qualifier
Three teams will go on to finals in the LES
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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ElmCor youth basketball league prepares for season wrap-up
The ElmCor youth basketball league, having hosted playoff finals over the weekend, is preparing to wrap up its 2014 summer season. The season began in early June at the Elmcor Youth and Adult Activ...
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Team Soul to represent Brooklyn in Rider Cup NY
The third stop of the World Skateboarding Rider Cup New York was in Brooklyn this past Saturday at the McCarren Park Skatepark. Six teams of five Brooklyn skateboarders competed for a $2,000 cash p...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Japanese and Brooklyn youth unite through baseball
It was a celebration of life and new beginnings last week as more than 70 children and coaches flew in from Japan for the inaugural weeklong Brooklyn-Japan Baseball Exchange Program. The matchup, o...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s softball coach pitches in Battle of the Sexes
St. Joseph’s College assistant softball coach Alyson Chiaramonte pitched in a “Battle of the Sexes” exhibition game between the Bridgeport Bluefish minor league baseball team and the Stratford Brak...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wolfpack represents Queens in the city championships
The 10-year-old Ozone Howard Wolfpack Little League team won the district flag for Queens. The now move onto the city championships and hopefully the state championships in late July. This is the f...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arm wrestling returns to Cheap Shots
The New York Arm Wrestling Association to present the 37th Annual NYC ‘Queensboro’ Arm Wrestling Championships at Cheap Shots Sports Bar Saturday, August 9 at 1:00 p.m. at 149-05 Union Turnpike Flu...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Repeat matchup ends with different results
Last year, the Queen of Peace Lady Wildcats and Our Lady of Hope finished in the top two spots at the end of the regular season, but Hope defeated them in the CYO Diocesan finals. This year, Queen ...
Jul 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Manhattan bests other boroughs in tennis challenge
For the second year in row, USTA Eastern and City Parks Foundation teamed up to present The Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge, an adult recreational tournament that began in June. Five teams ...
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jockey wins last race of meet to tie for Belmont title
The Belmont spring/summer jockey title came to a thrilling conclusion when Irad Ortiz, Jr. got up in the final jumps of the last race of the meet to tie Javier Castellano at 51 wins. Meanwhile, Tod...
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Champions crowned in 2014 Heroes Basketball League
WITH SLIDE SHOW
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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France isn’t the only place hosting a big bike ride
TOUR DE QUEENS
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clearly Now leaves little doubt about his speed
Sets new track record at Belmont
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball League 2014 Championship Day Schedule
Heroes Basketball schedule July 2, 2014 at Msgr. McClancy High School
Jun 30, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 190 190 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bonnie Brite picks up two wins headed into playoffs
More scores and notes from around the league
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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A municipal worker cleans the plaza in front of the Parliament building as visitors watch the Greek Presidential Guards, at the monument of the unknown soldier in Athens on Saturday, Dec. 27 2014. A crucial vote in Parliament Monday will determine whether Greece will have a new President of the Republic or will have to go to early elections in about a month for another Parliament to elect one. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras says the country will hold early national elections on Jan. 25, after lawmakers failed to elect a new president in a third and final round of voting.


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By Tansa Musa YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon's army killed at least 41 Islamist militants as it fought off a wave of attacks along its border with Nigeria over the weekend in an escalation in the conflict, the government said. The coordinated assaults on five towns and villages showed a change in tactics by Nigerian Boko Haram fighters, who have focused on hit-and-run raids on individual settlements in the past, Information Minister Issa Tchiroma added. ...
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Iranian civilians and armed forces members carry the flag draped coffin of Brig. Gen. Hamid Taqavi, a senior Revolutionary Guard commander who was killed during a battle against the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq, in his funeral ceremony outside the Guard compound in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. The Guard said Sunday that Taqavi was "martyred while performing his advisory mission" in Samarra, a town north of Baghdad that is home to a major Shiite shrine. He is the highest ranking Iranian officer known to have been killed abroad since the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, in which he fought. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran held a funeral on Monday for a senior Revolutionary Guard commander who was killed during a battle against the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq.


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