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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 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 | 68 68 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 | 113 113 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 | 233 233 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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Collins to helm the Mets for at least two more years
With hopefully winning days ahead for the New York Mets, the team announced on Monday a two-year contract extension for manager Terry Collins with a team option for 2016. Collins, 64, will enter hi...
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Grass Court Championships wrap up at West Side
The West Side Tennis Club hosted the USTA National Men’s 40’s and 60’s Grass Court Championship last week. In the 40’s singles competition, top-seeded Rick Witsken of Zionsville, Indiana, defeated#...
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STJ ends non-conference play with double-OT draw
The St. John’s women’s soccer team kept visiting Dartmouth College scoreless for 110 minutes, but couldn’t find the back of the net itself despite a spirited second half effort on its way to a goal...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
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At the Track
Cluster of Stars undefeated
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Grass Court Nationals at West Side Tennis Club
The West Side Tennis Club is playing host to the USTA National Men’s 40, 55 & 60 Grass Court Championship over the next week. This past week saw the men in the 55-year-old division take the courts ...
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CYO soccer in Juniper Valley Park
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Sep 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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Notes from Belmont Racetrack
• Martin Schwartz's Alterite emerged from her North American debut victory in Saturday's Grade 1, $500,000 Garden City in good shape, trainer Chad Brown said Sunday morning. Making the first start ...
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Brooklyn Open coming to Marine Park Golf Course
In October, Marine Park Golf Course will crown the premier professional and amateur golfers in the metropolitan area when it hosts the inaugural Brooklyn Open. The one day medal play tournament wil...
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CrossFitters do battle in Long Island City
CrossFit is a new workout that pushes people to utilize their entire body, and it is steadily growing in popularity. That was evident by the more than 250 people who attended the Fall Brawl hosted ...
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Nadal outlasts Djokovic in men’s Open final
Nadal closes in on Federer for most Grand Slam titles
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Williams takes back-to-back U.S. Open titles
Photos: Michael O'Kane Serena Williams stumbled in the second set, losing a 4-1 lead, but would bounce back to defeat Vitoria Azarenka, 7-5, 6-7, 6-1, to capture her fifth U.S. Open singles title a...
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Brooklyn Nets plan to retire Kidd’s #5 jersey
The Brooklyn Nets will retire the No. 5 jersey of current head coach and former captain Jason Kidd prior to their October 17th preseason matchup with the Miami Heat. “This is a very humbling honor ...
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Racing action returns to Belmont
AT THE TRACK
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Scenes from the 2013 Arthur Ashe Kids Day
Photos: Michael O'Kane
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St. John’s women’s soccer off to a fast 2-0 start
St. John’s women’s soccer made it a 2-0 weekend as first-year forward Rachel Daly nets a hat trick against the Fordham Rams in a 5-0 victory on Sunday afternoon at Belson Stadium. Daly scored all t...
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A card with photos of Katrina Dawson (L) and Tori Johnson, the two hostages killed during a fatal siege in the heart of Sydney's financial district, is seen at a makeshift memorial near the scene, on December 17, 2014Lawyers who defended the Sydney siege gunman on a string of charges and the magistrate who bailed him have received death threats, officials said Friday, amid growing anger that he was on the streets. Iranian-born Man Haron Monis, a self-styled Islamic cleric, took 17 people hostage at a cafe in the heart of the city's financial district on Monday. Prime Minister Tony Abbott has ordered an urgent enquiry amid mounting criticism that authorities failed to protect the public, with the backlash extending to the magistrate who released Monis and lawyers who represented him. "To make death threats as has been done against members of the profession for doing a job is really an unfortunate reaction," New South Wales Bar Association president Jane Needham told ABC radio.


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TERNATE, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and sending a group of hikers to scramble to safety, leaving nine injured and one missing, an official said.
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A Peshmerga fighter stands behind sandbags at a checkpoint, in Zummar city in the northern Iraqi Governorate of Nineveh, on December 18, 2014Nahyat al-Ayadhiya (Iraq) (AFP) - Iraqi Kurds claimed Thursday to have broken a siege on a mountain where Yazidi civilians and fighters have long been trapped as the US said air strikes killed several Islamic State leaders in recent weeks. The Kurdish advances came during a two-day blitz into the Sinjar region involving 8,000 peshmerga fighters and some of the heaviest air strikes since a US-led coalition started an air campaign four months ago. Masrour Barzani, the son of the Kurdish president and the intelligence chief for the Iraqi autonomous region, said the peshmerga advance had broken the siege on Mount Sinjar. "Peshmerga forces have reached Mount Sinjar, the siege on the mountain has been lifted," he told reporters from an operations centre near the border with Syria.


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