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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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The battle for second base
On the Mets
Mar 22, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parks Swim Teams Dive Into Competition
More than 600 children from 12 Parks Department swim teams throughout the five boroughs competed in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle events, as well as a team relay, at the second ...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIU defeats Robert Morris for NEC title
Tournament win lands team an automatic bid in NCAA tourney
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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SJU headed to the Big Dance
After compiling a resume that included wins against six Top 25 teams, four in the top 10, a return to the rankings for the first time since 2000-01 and winning 20 games for the first time since 200...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why a low key off-season was the Mets best long-term move
ON THE METS
Mar 15, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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SJU ends season with 20 wins
St. John’s beat South Florida 72-56 on Saturday, finishing the season in a three-way tie for third place in the Big East. After a rough start, the Red Storm responded in a way that captured New Yor...
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn boxer Mexico-bound
Keisher “Fire” McLeod-Wells to star in Mexican reality show
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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SJU says goodbye to ten seniors
It made sense that St. John’s best regular season in more than a decade was capped with a Senior Night unlike any most people had ever seen. "It was touching for us because the fans stuck with us f...
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Peacocks defense too much for Iona
Gaels fall to St. Peter's in MAAC championship match
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CYO girls Basketball Championship Results
PEE WEE OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS, FLORAL PARK 13 OUR LADY QUEEN OF MARTYRS, FOREST HILLS 10 NOVICE ST FRANCIS DE SALES, BELLE HARBOR 24 OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL, GREENPOINT 10 BANTAM ST ADALBERT, ELMH...
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's great to enter collegiate hall of fame
In a year when head coach Steve Lavin and the Red Storm men’s basketball team have revitalized the St. John’s storied program, it is only fitting that the most-decorated player in school history, C...
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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SJU keeps rolling with another win over ranked opponent
Take down #15 Villanova in Philly showdown
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LIU dominates, clinches conference title with win
The Long Island University men’s basketball team had six players in double-figures and ran away from Mount St. Mary’s, 84-64, to clinch the Northeast Conference regular-season title on Saturday nig...
Feb 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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SJU off to early lead, but lose in extra innings
St. John’s used a six-run third inning to grab an early six-run lead, but was held scoreless for the next eight innings as Ohio State rallied to win, 8-7, in 11 innings. Jeremy Baltz was 4-for-5 wi...
Feb 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYC streetball legend passes
Troy “Escalade” Jackson, who was named one of the 50 greatest playground legends by Slam Magazine, passed away in his sleep Sunday morning. Brother to NBA Veteran Mark Jackson, Jackson, who stood a...
Feb 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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People wave national flags outside a courthouse before the release of Ekrem Dumanli, editor-in-chief of Zaman newspaper, in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. A local court ordered the release of Dumanli six days after his detention. Police conducted raids in a dozen Turkish cities Sunday, detaining 32 people — including journalists, TV producers and police — known to be close to a movement led by a U.S.-based moderate Islamic cleric who is a strong critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It was the latest crackdown on cleric Fethullah Gulen's movement, which the government has accused of orchestrating an alleged plot to try to bring it down. (AP Photo)ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a prosecutor is demanding that an arrest warrant be issued for the U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen — a former ally-turned-foe of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


2014-12-19 11:28:53 -0500

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, file photo, Stephen Collins arrives at the premiere of "Defiance," during AFI Fest, in Los Angeles. In an interview with Yahoo's Katie Couric posted online Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, Collins said he's not a pedophile and insists he has inappropriately touched a minor just once, describing himself instead as someone suffering from "exhibitionist urges" and "big boundary issues." (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled actor Stephen Collins says he's not a pedophile and insists he has inappropriately touched a minor just once.


2014-12-19 11:27:34 -0500
ROME (AP) — Police have seized construction companies, apartments, villas and a yacht belonging to a businessman who authorities allege consorted with a Mafia-like gang in Rome with ties to local politicians.
2014-12-19 11:24:19 -0500