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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 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 | 17 17 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 | 66 66 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 | 86 86 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 | 110 110 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 | 97 97 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 | 104 104 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 | 148 148 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 | 224 224 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 | 236 236 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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Mixed results for Shamrocks
Although it took them a little time to get up and running, the NY Shamrocks Soccer Club from Queens blew Port Jefferson away at St Michael’s Playground in Woodside on Sunday, firing five goals past...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York team places third in Nationals
A team from Queens representing the USTA Eastern Section took home third-place honors at the 2014 USTA Jr. Team Tennis 14-and-Under Advanced National Championships, held at the Cayce Tennis and Fit...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Effinex stuns the field in busy day at Belmont Park
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Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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One win, one loss for St. Joe’s as they send off seniors
Women handle Washington Adventist, men fall, 3-1
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Rugby drops two in return to action
In week 6 of 2014 season, following an off week for both teams, the Brooklyn Rugby Club men and women returned to action this weekend. The men fell to New York Rugby Club, 30-24, in a heartbreaking...
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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CYO cagers take to the court to fight cancer
St. Adalbert’s School in Elmhurst was host this past weekend to 30 CYO youth basketball teams from the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. Their goal was to have fun while raising money for Coaches vs....
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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British horse takes G3 Knickerbocker at Belmont
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CYO Hoop Stars Take the Court Against Cancer
St. Adalbert’s School in Elmhurst was host, this past weekend, October 11th & 12th, to thirty CYO youth basketball teams from the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens Their goal was to have fun while rai...
Oct 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stars of the paddock teach Rugby to Queens kids
Push to promote one of the fastest growing team sports in country
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Familiar trainers take two-year-old stakes at Belmont
It was déjà vu on Sunday at Belmont Park as trainers Todd Pletcher and Michelle Nevin took a pair of prominent stakes for 2-year-olds, virtually mirroring Saturday’s results. Pletcher, who sent out...
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes 21 crowns 2014 champ
It was an exciting finish to the 2014 Heroes 21 Basketball championship, which was held at the Variety Boys and Girls club in Astoria. The LeaderLife Fitness team edged out Team L’Union in a thrill...
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s comes up big in win over Albany Pharmacy
In one of the biggest wins in program history, the St. Joseph’s College men’s soccer team proved to be a contender in the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, defeating defending cham...
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mixed results for Brooklyn Rubgy Club
In week 4 of 2014 season, the Brooklyn Rugby Club men got back on the winning side with a 26-24 win over Village Lions D3 in their first official game on their home turf. The Brooklyn women travele...
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Rugby men & women suffer week 2 losses
Brooklyn Rugby Club endured a couple of tough four-point losses on both the men’s and women’s sides this weekend. The men fell 23-19 to their long-time division rivals, Rockaway Rugby Club, while t...
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Invading Humor battles back to take John Hettinger
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In this July 31, 2004 file photo, Cuba's President Fidel Castro, left, and his brother, Minister of Defense Raul Castro, attend a Parliament session in Havana, Cuba. The 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union devastated the Cuban economy, but the country limped along, first under Fidel and then, after he fell ill in 2006, under his brother Raul, head of the Cuban military. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, the U.S. and Cuba agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War. (AP Photo/Cristobal Herrera, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. government's global-aid agency launched secret plans to undermine Cuba's communist government, it didn't turn to the CIA for help. Instead, it used little-known contractors to carry out the operations — leading to multiple detentions and the high-profile arrest of American Alan Gross.


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PHOENIX (AP) — Court stops Arizona from denying driver's licenses to immigrants protected from deportation.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — An external review of the Secret Service says the next director should be hired from outside the insular agency.
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