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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 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 | 17 17 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 | 65 65 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 | 85 85 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 | 109 109 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 | 96 96 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 | 103 103 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 | 147 147 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 | 223 223 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 | 236 236 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: John Sallhag
Sallhag named to All-NEC team St. Francis senior forward John Sallhag was selected to the All-Northeast Conference Second Team after a sensational final season for the Terriers in 2010. Sallhag, a ...
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn/Queens College Basketball Preview
Change is common thread for local teams
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Ice Rink Opens in Glendale
Aviator Queens to open up across from Atlas Park
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freed Miner Chilean to Race in NYC Marathon
Edison Pena ran six miles a day while trapped in a coal mine for 69 days.
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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One to Watch: Vinny Maddalone
Boxing fans, this flushing son in quite a fighter. Maddalone, a 36 year-old Queens heavyweight, has an impressive record of 33 wins, 6 losses and 24 knockouts. In fact, he won his first 15 fights, ...
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feat of the Week: 13 Straight for Queens College
Who said that 13 was an unlucky number? For the Queens College Women’s Tennis team, 13 is downright fantastic. On Monday, the Lady Knights knocked off Molloy College 8-1 for their 13th consecutive ...
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fractured Hand to Sideline St. John’s Burrell
Justin Burrell will miss at least four weeks while recovering from the injury, putting his appearance in the team’s season opener against St. Mary’s in doubt.
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ledger Star vs the Nation: Week 6 Standings
Ledger/Star vs the Nation pits the editors of the Queens Ledger/Brookyln Star against Football fans across the country to determine who's the best pigskin prognosticator.
Oct 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pavel Marossine: Athlete of the Week
When you win the Greenpoint 5K, you’re the athlete of the week, plain and simple.
Oct 13, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pavel Marossine and Jennifer Daniels win Greenpoint 5k
Runners of all ages gathered in Greenpoint on Sunday, ready to participate in the annual Get to the ‘Point 5K race. The race, sponsored by St. Joseph’s College, was ran for the 18th year, and over ...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mets fire Omar Minaya
Omar Minaya's tenure with the Mets was marked by splashy moves and early success, but injuries and inconsistency kept the team from reach it's full potential. Here is a timeline of Minaya's time. N...
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community comes together to help 12-year-old Jackson Heights girl fight leukemia
Community leaders, friends and family are coming together to help 12-year-old Samantha Womack, a beloved Jackson Heights softball player who is battling AML leukemia. “Sam has always been a team pl...
Sep 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former LIU star James Jones thriving in the minors
Named Midwest League Player of the Postseason
Sep 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Talented LIU Blackbirds winning with defense and goalkeeping
For the second year in a row, the Long Island University women’s soccer team has jumped out to a quick start. This year, the Blackbirds hope to keep the momentum rolling through conference play. Th...
Sep 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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CHSFL Week 1
Week one of CHSFL football kicked off, and all the locals were in action. Here are some highlights Holy Cross 31, St. Francis Prep 6: Holy Cross racked up 498 yards of offense and quarterback Kevin...
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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UK Border control is seen in Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport in LondonBy Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's supreme court told Britain on Thursday that it could no longer require entry visas in advance for non-EU citizens who are family members of EU citizens and hold a residence permit from another member state. Ruling in the case of Helena Patricia McCarthy Rodriguez, a Colombian married to a Briton living in Spain, the Court of Justice said EU rules did not allow London to insist on her applying in advance for an entry visa before she travelled from their home in Marbella to Britain. ...


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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 people during a Sunday raid on the remote northeast Nigerian village of Gumsuri, a security source and resident said on Thursday. News from remote parts of Nigeria that are cut off from mobile communications sometimes takes days to travel. The five-year-old campaign for an Islamic state by Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is sinful", has become the greatest menace to the security of Africa's biggest economy and top oil producer. ...
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In this Nov. 25, 2014 photo, former student Nathaniel Simmons operates a crane during a day of training at Georgia College of Construction. The Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 (AP Photo/Branden Camp)WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign of solid job security and growing confidence among employers.


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