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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 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 | 54 54 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 | 105 105 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 | 171 171 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 | 194 194 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 | 183 183 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 | 189 189 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 | 238 238 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 | 314 314 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 | 316 316 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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MLB drops the ball again, overlooks Gil Hodges
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Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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MLS rolls over St. Demetrios
Senior Jean Paul Arias scored 40 points and pulled down a career high 20 rebounds to lead Martin Luther over St. Demetrios 73-46. MLS (3-6 overall and 1-2 PSAA) needed the standout performance, as ...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Colgate Games kick off at Pratt
Thousands of girls and young women from all over the east coast competed this weekend in the first preliminary meet of the Colgate Women’s Games, the nation’s largest female amateur track series, a...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Perfect Storm
SJU women 8-0 in Holiday Classic
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shorthanded Johnnies take care Fordham
St. John's had five players for the first half, six for the second, and the coach was about 1,000 miles away. Sounds like a recipe for a young team to lose its fourth straight game. Not this team. ...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nets add two forwards, shed Outlaw
The New Jersey Nets, who will become the Brooklyn Nets in at the start of the 2012 season in a new home in Downtown Brooklyn, made several roster moves last week. Unfortunately for Nets fans, it wa...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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JV Lady Cougars defeat SIA 38-32
Lead by Xena Anderson and Leslly Marmolejo, with 16 points and 12 points, respectively, the Martin Luther Lady Cougars defeated Staten Island Academy, 38-32, in PSAA play. The junior varsity team i...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lindsey decides to leave SJU
Things have not been going well for the highly touted St. John's men's basketball 2011 recruiting class. Red Storm head coach Steve Lavin announced that sophomore guard Nurideen Lindsey plans to tr...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Falcons hold fundraiser
The Queens Falcons, which aims to empower inner-city teenage boys through football, teaching them teamwork, leadership skill, and the ability to motivate themselves and others, last week held a fun...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Cougars take tourney title
The Martin Luther Lady Cougars (3-0/PSAA 1-0) used pressure defense and a run-and-gun offense to defeat St. Agnes 44-28 in the 12th Junior Varsity Invitational Basketball Tournament. The Lady Couga...
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cotto gets revenge on Margarito
PHOTOS: KENNETH B. GOLDBERG In front of a sold-out crowd of over 21,000 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, Miguel Cotto avenged his 2008 loss to Antonio Margarito, winning in a TKO decisio...
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Martin Luther looks for fourth straight title
After an amazing 2010-2011 wrestling season, the Martin Luther School Cougars are hoping to win their fourth straight Independent Private and Parochail Schools Athletic League (IPPSAL) title. The C...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lexington School takes soccer title
The Lexington School for the Deaf’s boy’s soccer team went undefeated for a second consecutive season, winning the ESDAA Metro Deaf Soccer Tournament. The team, recognized by DeafDigest Sports’ as ...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cardozo's Alexis Panisse qualifies for national race
Benjamin Cardozo High School senior Alexis Panisse finished in the top ten at the Northeast Regional of the Foot Locker Cross Country Championship Saturday to qualify for the National Finals on Dec...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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FDNY & NYPD get in the ring
The FDNY Bravest Boxing team took on the NYPD Fighting Finest Boxing team at The Battle of the Badges on Saturday, November 19, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The night featured 12 three-...
Nov 22, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cars and parts of buildings churn in the surf on Marina beach in Madras, India, on December 26, 2004, as tidal waves hit the coast05:46 GMT - Identification Cards - AFP’s Gianrigo Marletta in Aceh says inside the grounds of the park where the memorial is being held, the Red Cross has put up a glass wall displaying hundreds of ID cards, from bank ATM cards to identification cards of dead victims. 05:31 GMT - Peace from Disaster - The disaster helped end a three-decade-long separatist conflict that had killed 15,000 people in Aceh, Indonesia. 05:24 GMT - Still Missing - Sri Lanka's Ocean Queen Express train stopped for a remembrance ceremony at the same spot it was hit by the Asian tsunami 10 years ago, killing about 1,000 passengers, AFP correspondent Claire Cozens reports.


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Children throw roses into the sea near the Ban Nam Khem tsunami memorial park as the 10th anniversary of the 2004 tsunami is remembered in Phang-nga province in Thailand, on December 26, 2014Prayers, tears and solemn visits to mass graves marked the start of commemorations Friday across tsunami-hit nations for the 220,000 people who perished when giant waves decimated coastal areas of the Indian Ocean a decade ago. On December 26, 2004 a 9.3-magnitude earthquake off Indonesia's western tip generated a series of massive waves that pummelled the coastline of 14 countries as far apart as Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Somalia. Among the victims were thousands of foreign tourists enjoying Christmas in the region, carrying the tragedy of an unprecedented natural disaster into homes around the world. A chorus of voices singing the Indonesian national anthem opened the official memorial at a 20-acre park in Indonesia's Banda Aceh -- the main city of the province closest to the epicentre of the massive quake and which bore the brunt of waves towering up to 35-metres (115 feet) high.


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TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in quiet trading Friday in Asia, as most markets in the region and across the globe were closed for Christmas holidays. China's Shanghai Composite Index extended gains in the second day of a rebound from this week's earlier sell-off.
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