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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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DJ Kennedy: Athlete of the Week
This week’s athlete of the week is none other than DJ Kennedy, guard for the St. John’s men’s basketball team. Kennedy, in his junior year with the Red Storm, was instrumental in helping St. John’s...
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Legacy Continues: The 2009 LAPCHICK Character Awards
Character. It’s probably the most important quality a high school or college coach can possess. Unfortunately, it’s a quality we see less and less of these days, all across the board.
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Bulldogs – 2009 NCYAA Fall Champs
Congratulations go to the Queens Bulldogs for successfully winning the Nassau County Youth Athletic Association (NCYAA) Fall 2009 baseball championship. On November 8th, the Bulldogs won the champi...
Dec 02, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Games to Watch: December 3-9
High School basketball makes its return, the Jets take their game overseas, and the local colleges tune up for conference play.
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE TO HOST 1ST ANNUAL CLASH FOR THE CUP
Intercampus Basketball Game to Support Local Charities on December 12
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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NFL Pick 'Em: Week 13

Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jayvaughn Pinkston: One to Watch
Scout.com’s seventh-ranked power forward in the nation, and a senior force at Bishop Loughlin, was expected to sign a letter of intent with Tennessee last week, even calling together a press confer...
Nov 27, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomas Sylvester Gary Perone honored by the Greater New York Sandlot Athletic Alliance
Angle of the Week
Nov 26, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feat of the Week: Hope wins CYO Championship
Our Lady of Hope 7th grade boys clinched the CYO Diocesan Championship game, defeating St. Francis DeSales 1-0 on November 21. Pictured left to right, Bottom row:Assistant Coach John Kennedy, Conno...
Nov 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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McClancy wins CHSAA Intersectional
McClancy senior goalkeeper Eric Michelena recounts the team’s championship run.
Nov 25, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christ the King set to Defend Title
After winning their first CHSAA B/Q championship in three years, the Royals are back for more
Nov 25, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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NFL Pick 'Em, Week 11

Nov 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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CYO Profile: CEO Robert Siebel
Mr. Robert Siebel, CEO and Executive Director of Catholic Charities, was only expected to stay with the program for two years; today he is currently enjoying his 35th year and has only gained momen...
Nov 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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What we learned about St. John's and LIU on opening night
Well, the college basketball season is back upon us. Last weekend gave us an unexpected treat of a contest between St. John’s and Long Island University. The Red Storm at times appeared ready to bl...
Nov 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Xaverian ready for new season
Will the Clippers be the dominant squad that topped the Raiders and a hot Royals team, both of whom were at the time considered to be the top team in the CHSAA?
Nov 19, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relatives and next-of-kin of passengers on the AirAsia flight QZ8501 comfort each other as they wait for the latest news on the search of the missing jetliner at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. Search planes and ships from several countries on Monday were scouring Indonesian waters over which an AirAsia jet disappeared, more than a day into the region's latest aviation mystery. AirAsia Flight 8501 vanished Sunday in airspace thick with storm clouds on its way from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. (AP Photo/Trisnadi Marjan)SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — As search crews on Monday scoured the Indonesian waters where an AirAsia jet carrying 162 people is believed to have gone down, officials predicted a tragic ending to the region's latest aviation mystery.


2014-12-29 02:05:13 -0500

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the son of Cuban immigrants, expresses his disappointment in President Barack Obama's initiative to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. Long criticized as the party of old white men, Republicans are seeing a diverse group of people step up for possible contention in the 2016 presidential race. This class of contenders could include Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz who are both Hispanic, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, the first Indian-American governor in the U.S., Carly Fiorina, a female business leader and Ben Carson, an African-American neurosurgeon. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republicans' next class of presidential contenders is looking like it might be a diverse group.


2014-12-29 02:04:28 -0500
By Lawrence White HONG KONG (Reuters) - German insurer Allianz said on Monday it was the lead re-insurer to the AirAsia jet missing off the Indonesian coast with 162 people on board, making it the third major airline accident it has been involved in this year. The German company, which has Malaysia Airlines as a client, was the main reinsurer to flight MH370 that disappeared over the Indian Ocean in March, as well as to flight MH17 which was shot down in July while flying over Ukraine. ...
2014-12-29 02:03:14 -0500