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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 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 | 51 51 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 | 101 101 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 | 165 165 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 | 187 187 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 | 176 176 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 | 182 182 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 | 233 233 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 | 307 307 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 | 309 309 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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Variety hosts preseason tournament
The Variety Boys & Girls Club in Astoria is hosting a preseason youth basketball tournament during October. Pictured is the 5th grade team from the Boys & Girls Club taking on St. Margaret’s of Mid...
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s athletes earn conference honors
Recognizing their outstanding performances on the court and in the field, middle hitter Lauren GaNun of Breezy Point was named the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) women’s ...
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Super Saturday at Belmont lives up to the billing
AT THE TRACK
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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 ...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
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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
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Police hold back a crowd at the perimeter of a scene on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, following a shooting Tuesday at a gas station in Berkeley, Mo. St. Louis County police say a man who pulled a gun and pointed it at an officer has been killed. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — The mayor of the St. Louis suburb of Berkeley urged calm Wednesday after a white police officer killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him, reigniting tensions that have lingered since the death of Michael Brown in neighboring Ferguson.


2014-12-25 02:10:43 -0500

FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2012, file photo, volunteer Katherine Beaupre takes phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house, during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Santa is poised for another monster year on social media. NORAD Tracks Santa has already attracted a record 1.49 million Facebook “likes” before the journey even begins. And for Christmas Eve 2014, there’s a website version for smartphones. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command are pretending to monitor Santa Claus as he makes his storybook Christmas Eve flight. So far, NORAD says it used the heat signature from Rudolph's nose to "track" St. Nick over spots ranging from Australia to South America and on to the United States.


2014-12-25 01:53:03 -0500

In this July 15, 2013 file photo, former US president George H.W. Bush points to his wife Barbara Bush during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DCFormer president George H. W. Bush greeted Christmas Day Thursday in a Texas hospital, where he remained for a second night after experiencing breathing problems. Bush, 90, was admitted late Tuesday to Houston Methodist Hospital and was spending another night there as a "precaution," his spokesman Jim McGrath said. "President Bush had a good day and his prognosis remains positive," McGrath said in a statement late Wednesday. He was previously treated at Houston Methodist in November 2012 for bronchitis, and ended up spending nearly two months as a patient there.


2014-12-25 01:35:32 -0500