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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 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 | 20 20 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 | 69 69 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 | 94 94 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 | 118 118 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 | 105 105 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 | 114 114 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 | 157 157 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 | 234 234 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 | 245 245 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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Fight Factory produces
It was a night of explosive knockouts and competitive bouts last Thursday night at the Fight Factory Gym in Brooklyn. In the main event of a seven-bout card, promoted by Dmity Salita’s Star of Davi...
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New York Gets First “Get Wild Skate Jam”
Skaters showcase their talents at Astoria Park
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St. John's basketball to take Europe by 'Red Storm'
Team prepares for 2013-14 season with overseas trip
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Scenes from the 2013 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
The 2013 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival was held this past weekend in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, attracting thousands to Meadow Lake. In addition to providing audiences with traditional Chinese ...
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Heroes Basketball 21 & Under Action
Big Boy 46 Jeffreyleider.com 43 The high scorers for Big Boy were Ash Ardouni with 20 points and Christopher Acosta with 10 points. The high scorer for Jeffreyleider.com was Troy with 18 points. It...
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Championship volleyball comes to Coney Island
Place to Beach Cantina hosts inaugural event
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Melo hosts summer basketball camp in Queens
Hundreds of kids, parents and eager basketball fans filled the Fitzgerald Gym at Queens College over the weekend for the 9th annual Camp Melo. New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony runs the ...
Aug 07, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mets hit rough patch as Rockies come to town
Wright forced to go on the 15-day DL with leg injury
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NYPD/FDNY volleyball teams head for Ireland
In 2011, a volleyball team of police officers from New York and New Jersey won a bronze medal in its first-ever World Police and Fire Games. This year, in Belfast Ireland, the team – named United -...
Jul 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
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As playoff hopes dwindle, Collins manages for his job
As the Mets playoff hopes for the 2013 season dwindle, how the team competes in the second half of the season will be the biggest determining factor in whether or not manager Terry Collins, whose c...
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MLB clubs pick five from St. John’s in 2013 draft
Mariners take leftie pitcher in the fourth round
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
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No more free ride for Stringer
Garnett, Pierce, Terry meet with media, excited fans
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball League crowns 2013 champions
The 2013 Heroes Basketball League came to a close last week, as the champions were crowned in four separate games at Monsignor McClancy High School in East Elmhurst. The 10 & Under champions were Q...
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Moreno victorious in $200K Dwyer on Saturday
AT THE TRACK
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NY Open debuts At West Side Tennis Club
The West Side Tennis Club (WSTC) in Forest Hills hosted the first annual New York Open tennis tournament last weekend on the hard courts at the legendary tennis stadium. The citywide tennis tournam...
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Pedestrians are reflected on an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Asian stocks rallied for a second day Friday after the Federal Reserve's reassurance it was in no hurry to hike interest rates. But shares of Sony Corp. dropped as a hacking scandal rocked its American movies unit. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)NEW YORK (AP) — Major stock indexes were mostly higher on Friday as the market comes off a massive two-day rally spurred by the Federal Reserve's assurance that it was in no hurry to hike interest rates. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is on pace to close with its second-best weekly gain this year.


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Iraqi Kurdish forces survey a bridge rigged with explosives by Islamic State militants, as they inspect the area in Zumar, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Iraqi Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants managed on Thursday to open up a corridor to Sinjar Mountain so that thousands of people from the country's Yazidi minority who have been trapped there can flee, said a senior Kurdish official. Tens of thousands of Yazidis became trapped in the mountain in early August, when the IS extremists captured the towns of Sinjar and Zumar, prompting the exodus. (AP Photo/Zana Ahmed)BAGHDAD (AP) — Sporadic clashes between Iraqi Kurdish fighters and Islamic State extremists, as well as other logistics problems, are delaying the evacuation of the last Yazidis still trapped on Sinjar mountain, an Iraqi lawmaker said Friday.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national security team gave the agency permission to employ the harsh tactics against an al Qaida facilitator the agency suspected was linked to a plot to disrupt the upcoming presidential election.
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