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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 77 77 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 | 71 71 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 | 121 121 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 | 196 196 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 | 220 220 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 | 208 208 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 | 213 213 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 | 261 261 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 | 337 337 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 | 331 331 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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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...
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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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FILE - This Aug. 14, 2009 file photo shows actor Robin Williams in Los Angeles. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in an apparent suicide. Williams was 63. Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was, while only 1 in 10 think it will be worse. There’s room for improvement: Americans give the year gone by a resounding ‘meh.’(AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment came when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the killings of his two children during the Korean War.


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A snow-plough clears the street in Winterberg, western Germany, Saturday Dec. 27, 2014. Weather forecasts predict more snowfall. (AP Photo/dpa, Marius Becker)LONDON (AP) — Snow and icy weather swept through parts of Europe on Saturday, stranding drivers overnight and leaving thousands of homes without power in Britain.


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FILE - In this Dec. 27, 1983 file photo provided by Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope John Paul II, left, meets Mehmet Ali Agca, in Agca's prison cell in Rome. The Vatican says the Turk who shot and wounded John Paul II in 1981 has laid flowers on the saint's tomb in St. Peter's Basilica. A Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Ciro Benedettini, said the surprise visit Saturday by Mehmet Ali Agca lasted a few minutes. As with other flowers left by visitors to the tomb, the white blossoms were later removed by basilica workers. John Paul visited the incarcerated Agca in 1983 and later intervened with Italian authorities to gain Agca's release in 2000 from the Italian prison where he was serving a life sentence for the assassination attempt in St. Peter's Square. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, File)VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Turkish gunman who shot and wounded John Paul II in 1981 laid white flowers Saturday on the saint's tomb in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican officials said.


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