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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 | 81 81 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 | 178 178 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 | 252 252 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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Federer lookalike turns heads
Jul 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIC baseball players reunite for six innings
In 1959, Marty Rivkin started the baseball program at Long Island City High School. Years later, the boys who once played in the baseball departments’ inaugural seasons decided to reunite for anoth...
Jul 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball League Wrap-up
ESPN Zone – 37 Al Haag Plumbing - 23 In the 17 & Under Boys Division, ESPN Zone beat Al Haag Plumbing by a final score of 37-23. The high scorers for ESPN Zone were Ethan Dewey with 15 points and C...
Jun 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fans Don’t Know Best in All-Star Voting
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Jun 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclones avoid three-game losing streak
Photos by Kenneth B. Goldberg The Brooklyn Cyclones (6-3) averted a three-game sweep by defeating the Hudson Valley Renegades (4-4) 7-2 on Saturday night at MCU Park. After amassing just two runs i...
Jun 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fire on Ice
Angle of the Week
Jun 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball League Scores & Notes
Santino's Crew – 46 Street Gang - 46 An intense 17 & Under game on Wednesday ended in a 46-46 tie between Santino's Crew and Street Gang. The game could not go into overtime when regulation ended b...
Jun 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn’s I.S. 318 crowned MSBL city champs
They joined the league to represent their school, I.S. 318, and they beat all comers, playoff round after playoff round, to represent the borough of Brooklyn. But in the end, with the city champion...
Jun 16, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Scores & Notes
American Classic Cakes – 19 Dragons - 8 In the 10 & Under Boys Division, American Classic Cakes beat the Dragons 19-8. The high scorers for American Classic Cakes were Altan Guventurk with ten and ...
Jun 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kew-Forest takes tennis title
On Tuesday, May 31, The Kew-Forest School tennis team defeated Portledge School 3-2 to win the 2011 Independent Private and Parochial Schools Athletic League (IPPSAL) championship on Portledge's ha...
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Scores and Notes
Al Haag Plumbing - 35 Hornets - 20 In the 14 & Under Boys Division, Al Haag Plumbing beat the Hornets by a final score of 35-20. The high scorers for Al Haag Plumbing were Jay Camus with 16 points ...
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who will be the next 'Big Three'?
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Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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VIDEO SLIDESHOW: Maloof Money Cup 2011
Professional Skateboarding Returns to Flushing Meadows
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Heroes league Scores & Notes (5/19/11-5/25/11)
May 19 Variety - 24 Raiders - 20 Variety played the Raiders and won by 4 points in the 14 & Under Division. The final score was 24-20. Adam Lesley was the high scorer on Variety with nine points. K...
Jun 02, 2011 | 4 4 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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2 no-no’s for Queen of Peace hurlers
On Sunday, May 22, about three hours apart and on opposite sides of Queens, two pitchers from Queen of Peace in Flushing tossed no-hitters for their CYO teams. For the 3rd Grade Sub-Novice team, Mi...
Jun 02, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police officers block off the scene of a a shooting incident where a gunman killed two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car before turning his weapon on himself in New YorkBy Sebastien Malo and Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman ambushed and fatally shot two New York City police officers on Saturday and then killed himself, police said, and a social media post indicated it may have been in revenge for the police chokehold death of an unarmed black man. If the killings do turn out to have been motivated by the death of Eric Garner, they could inflame tension over race and law enforcement that have dogged New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, sparked protests around the country and drawn in President Barack Obama and his attorney general, Eric Holder. ...


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By Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Popular photo-sharing service Instagram on Saturday took down the account of the man said to be behind the "assassination" of two New York City police officers, after the 28-year-old gunman's veiled threats and provocative messages went viral in the wake of the execution-style shootings. Posted just hours before Ismaaiyl Brinsley allegedly walked up to two officers in a parked squad car in Brooklyn and shot them dead, the dark messages again cast a spotlight on the role of social media in spotting and revealing public threats of violence. ...
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes against the San Diego Chargers during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers prevailed through a balky back and a sore chest to keep San Diego's slim playoff chances alive.


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