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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 | 80 80 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 | 177 177 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 | 251 251 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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LND Reds win Merillon Tournament
The LND Reds 10U team finished its season by winning the Merillon Columbus Day Tournament. The Reds went 4-0, highlighted by a perfect game pitched by Reynaldo Angeles and home runs by Danny Nelson...
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Racing news & notes
AT THE TRACK
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St. John’s Prep goes undefeated
The St. John’s Prep varsity volleyball team (above) defeated Nazareth High School to complete a perfect 16-0 season. Principal William Higgins praised coach Jennifer Cocchi and the young ladies on ...
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Daly’s game-winning goal also a STJ’s record breaker
Rachel Daly set the St. John’s single season goals record with her game-winning goal in the Red Storm’s 1-0 victory over Seton Hall. With her 18th goal of the season, Daly broke Cristin Burtis’ 199...
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Former tour player and Olympian offers free clinic
As Long Island middle school and high school girls tennis players conclude their fall seasons and PSAL players prepare for the spring season, former Top 10 ATP Tour player and Olympic Silver medali...
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Belmont news & notes
• Trainer Gary Sciacca was still beaming with pride on Sunday morning after having successfully coached Saratoga Snacks from off the bench onto a three-quarter-length victory in the $250,000 Empire...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
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Six run to support QCP in this year’s NYC marathon
Hope to raise over $17,000 for Queens-based group
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three St. Joseph’s College atheletes honored
For the second time this season, St. Joseph’s College student-athletes Lauren GaNun and Shannon Fahy were recognized as women’s volleyball and women’s soccer Players of the Week, while Taso Kostika...
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Preseason honors for LIU guard
LIU Brooklyn senior Jason Brickman was named to his second Preseason All-America team in as many weeks as he earned an honorable mention spot on NBCSports.com’s Mid-Major Preseason All-America team...
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
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Belmont News & Notes
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SJU basketball programs meet with the media
The St. John’s basketball teams held their annual on-campus Media Day last week, welcoming more than 60 reporters from both national and local media outlets to Carnesecca Arena. Women’s basketball ...
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Belmont News & Notes
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Variety hosts preseason tournament
The Variety Boys & Girls Club in Astoria is hosting a preseason youth basketball tournament during October. Pictured is the 5th grade team from the Boys & Girls Club taking on St. Margaret’s of Mid...
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St. Joseph’s athletes earn conference honors
Recognizing their outstanding performances on the court and in the field, middle hitter Lauren GaNun of Breezy Point was named the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) women’s ...
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Super Saturday at Belmont lives up to the billing
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2010 file photo, Cuba's President Raul Castro attends the opening ceremony of the International Book Fair in Havana, Cuba. To many exiles and their allies, Castro is a dictator who locks up dissenters and snuffs out political discourse. Cuba’s supporters see the government as heroic, justified by the behavior of its giant enemy to the north and offset by the fact it provides health care and education that most developing countries could only dream of. As often is the case, the truth lies somewhere in between. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)HAVANA (AP) — To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to socialist poverty.


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Health workers carry the body of an Ebola victim for burial at a cemetery in FreetownGENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to 7,373 among 19,031 cases known to date there, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. The latest data, posted overnight on the WHO website, reflected nearly 500 new deaths from the worst ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since previous WHO figures were issued on Dec. 17.


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Ukrainian soldiers fire a missile with a man-portable air-defense system during exercices near the city of Shchastya, north of Lugansk, on December 1, 2014Russia accused the West on Saturday of fuelling unrest in Ukraine by adopting anti-Kremlin sanctions that further erode the prospects of peace talks to end the separatist war. A Ukranian conference mediated by European and Russian envoys in the Belarussian capital Minsk had initially been set for last week and meant to coincide with a new truce in the eight-month conflict. The sudden glimmer of hope that the end of Europe's worst violence since the 1990s Balkans conflicts was approaching has seen Western allies step up their pressure on Russia -- already reeling from its worst economic crisis of Vladimir Putin's 15-year rule. The United States matched a similar measure by the European Union by slapping a trade ban on Kremlin-controlled Crimea.


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