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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 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 | 58 58 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 | 109 109 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 | 179 179 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 | 201 201 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 | 191 191 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 | 196 196 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 | 246 246 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 | 322 322 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 | 322 322 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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Athlete of the Week: Gabriel Vazquez St. John’s Prep Cross Country
Vazquez is hoping to break the school’s record of 13:34 in the 4000-meter run.
Oct 22, 2009 | 4 4 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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One to Watch: Semso Nikocevic St. Francis Men’s Soccer
Despite ranking second on the team in points with three goals and two assists, stats fail to capture the full impact of St. Francis playmaker, Semso Nikocevic.
Oct 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feat of the Week: St. John’s Men’s Soccer Keeps Winning at Home
The men’s soccer team at St. John’s University extended its undefeated streak at home to 18 games when they beat No. 7 ranked Louisville 3-2 in overtime.
Oct 22, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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ASA Football Gets Big Win Against #15 Lackawanna 19-18
The ASA Avengers picked up its biggest win thus far of its young existence as a program over the #15 nationally ranked Lackawanna College Falcons by the close score of 19-18.
Oct 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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NFL Pick 'Em: Week 6

Oct 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Bocce, Experience Prevails
In a sport for which disputed calls, heated arguments, and old fashioned trash talking are as much a part of the game as a player’s ability to finesse a weighted orb towards a smaller target, Vison...
Oct 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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William Hunter: Athlete of the Week
Hunter, a native of Queens, was dominant on the football field.
Oct 14, 2009 | 5 5 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Game of the week: Archbishop Stepinac runs over Christ the King 41-0 in Middle Village
The Christ the King varsity football team entered week four looking to earn their first victory of the 2009 season. Unfortunately for the Royals, that win would not come against Archbishop Stepniac...
Oct 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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ASA Football Blanks Delaware Valley J.V. 35-0
ASA dominated the first half on offense, scoring on long plays early in the possession.
Oct 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dr. Joe Catanello is a man with a plan
Brooklyn/Queens CYO director taking program on a new turn
Oct 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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What's the Word: An Interview with Vaughn College's Rob Bell
Rob Bell, a senior at Vaughn College, has been with the Men’s basketball team since its days in the New York Urban Professionals league. Last season, Bell was on hand as the team began playing othe...
Oct 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feat of the week: Gilhuley brothers break St. Francis Cross Country record
Sometimes a little sibling rivalry can be a good thing. We’re sure that the St. Francis Men’s Cross Country team would agree.
Oct 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elysee Vilsaint: Athlete of the Week
Vilsaint, who last year led York to the CUNYAC championship game against Hunter, was back at it on Saturday, scoring a goal and an assist to lead York to a 2-0 victory.
Oct 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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NFL Pick 'Em: Week 3

Sep 25, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Starks, Knicks in Queens
Former New York Knick guard John Starks was on hand Sunday as the Knicks held a basketball clinic in Elmhurst. The clinic, held at Frank O’Connor Park, taught youngsters basketball skills and drills.
Sep 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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A woman walks past Selfridges department store after shopping on the first day of their sales, in central LondonLONDON (Reuters) - Significantly fewer Britons went out to shop on Boxing Day this year, initial data showed, suggesting pre-Christmas online discounts led many to spurn what is traditionally a bumper day for retailers. Retail data company Springboard said footfall for the first three hours of Dec. 26 was down 10.5 percent year-on-year. Many large retailers launch sales offering big discounts on Boxing Day to try to entice domestic and foreign consumers to engage in a second wave of buying after Christmas. But Springboard said many shoppers would be making their purchases online. ...


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Shoppers browse at Marbles: The Brain Store within The Court, King of Prussia Mall, United State's largest retail shopping space, in King of Prussia(Reuters) - The 2014 holiday season showed steady growth over the last year on strong demand for jewelry and women's apparel, according to data published by MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse, which tracks customer spending during the holiday season.


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FILE - In this June 18, 2014 file photo, specialist Peter Giacchi calls out prices during the IPO of Foresight Energy on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. A strong U.S. economy helped propel the stock market higher for a fifth-straight year in 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Can the U.S. hold everyone else above water? That is the question investors are asking as Wall Street heads into 2015.


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