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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 | 209 209 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 | 236 236 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 | 224 224 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 | 228 228 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 | 277 277 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 | 350 350 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 | 343 343 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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Polee leads SJU in loss
Red Storm rookie Dwayne Polee II was dazzling with 16 points in his collegiate debut, but it was not enough as Clint Steindl scored a career-high 22 points, Matthew Dellavedova added 15 points and ...
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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SJU touts new signings
Lands some of the top talent in the country
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIU wins men's basketball season opener
Sophomore Jamal Olasewere scored a career-high 17 points and led a strong effort for the Long Island University men’s basketball team in an 87-64 win over Norfolk State in the 2010-11 opener at the...
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: John Sallhag
Sallhag named to All-NEC team St. Francis senior forward John Sallhag was selected to the All-Northeast Conference Second Team after a sensational final season for the Terriers in 2010. Sallhag, a ...
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn/Queens College Basketball Preview
Change is common thread for local teams
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Ice Rink Opens in Glendale
Aviator Queens to open up across from Atlas Park
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freed Miner Chilean to Race in NYC Marathon
Edison Pena ran six miles a day while trapped in a coal mine for 69 days.
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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One to Watch: Vinny Maddalone
Boxing fans, this flushing son in quite a fighter. Maddalone, a 36 year-old Queens heavyweight, has an impressive record of 33 wins, 6 losses and 24 knockouts. In fact, he won his first 15 fights, ...
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feat of the Week: 13 Straight for Queens College
Who said that 13 was an unlucky number? For the Queens College Women’s Tennis team, 13 is downright fantastic. On Monday, the Lady Knights knocked off Molloy College 8-1 for their 13th consecutive ...
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fractured Hand to Sideline St. John’s Burrell
Justin Burrell will miss at least four weeks while recovering from the injury, putting his appearance in the team’s season opener against St. Mary’s in doubt.
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ledger Star vs the Nation: Week 6 Standings
Ledger/Star vs the Nation pits the editors of the Queens Ledger/Brookyln Star against Football fans across the country to determine who's the best pigskin prognosticator.
Oct 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pavel Marossine: Athlete of the Week
When you win the Greenpoint 5K, you’re the athlete of the week, plain and simple.
Oct 13, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pavel Marossine and Jennifer Daniels win Greenpoint 5k
Runners of all ages gathered in Greenpoint on Sunday, ready to participate in the annual Get to the ‘Point 5K race. The race, sponsored by St. Joseph’s College, was ran for the 18th year, and over ...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mets fire Omar Minaya
Omar Minaya's tenure with the Mets was marked by splashy moves and early success, but injuries and inconsistency kept the team from reach it's full potential. Here is a timeline of Minaya's time. N...
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community comes together to help 12-year-old Jackson Heights girl fight leukemia
Community leaders, friends and family are coming together to help 12-year-old Samantha Womack, a beloved Jackson Heights softball player who is battling AML leukemia. “Sam has always been a team pl...
Sep 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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File-This Jan. 27, 2014, file photo shows New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio testifying before a joint legislative budget hearing in Albany, N.Y. Mayor de Blasio is winding down his first year in office, which saw success at fulfilling many of his liberal campaign promises. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is winding down his first year in office, which saw success at fulfilling many of his liberal campaign promises.


2014-12-29 01:34:01 -0500

Handout video grab showing a person being lifted on an Italian Navy helicopter as the car ferry Norman Atlantic burns in waters off GreeceROME (Reuters) - Rescue teams working through the night have pulled 265 people off a stricken car ferry which caught fire off the coast of Greece but more than 200 are stranded on board, the Italian navy said on Monday. Helicopter crews have been slowly airlifting passengers from the upper deck of the Norman Atlantic, which caught fire in the early hours of Sunday and began drifting in rough seas between Greece and Italy. A medical team and a flight operator are on the vessel to assist the 213 passengers and crew who remain aboard as the rescue continues, the navy said. ...


2014-12-29 01:26:25 -0500

In this Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 photo, an internally displaced Afghan girl smiles as she looks outside a window at a camp in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Thousands of Afghans are pouring into makeshift camps in the capital where they face a harsh winter as the Taliban return to areas once cleared by foreign forces, who this week are marking the end of their combat mission.


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