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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 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 | 40 40 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 | 91 91 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 | 131 131 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 | 153 153 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 | 142 142 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 | 149 149 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 | 198 198 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 | 273 273 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 | 279 279 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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St. John’s men hold off upset scare by Monmouth
Get big buckets late to seal victory
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIU basketball program lands three new players
LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball coach Jack Perri announced the signing of Elvar Fridriksson (Njardvik, Iceland), Trevin Woods (Houston, Texas) and Trevon Woods (Houston, Texas) to National Letters of...
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St. John’s men bounce back from Wisconsin loss
Defeat Wagner in first home game of the season
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s women off to hot start
A hot-shooting second-half performance ignited by a 15-6 burst coming out of the break improved the St. John’s women’s basketball season-opening win streak to three games. The Red Storm posted a 66...
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Aquedcut Racing News & Notes
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St. Francis soccer team headed to the NCAA tourney
The Northeast Conference (NEC) Champion St. Francis Brooklyn men’s soccer team will travel to University Park, Pennsylvania, to take on the Big Ten regular season champions Penn State University Ni...
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NYS Arm Wrestling Championships come to Flushing
The New York Arm Wrestling Association held the 36th Annual Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions this past Sunday Sunday, November 10, 2013, beginning at at Cheap Shots Sports Bar in Flu...
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Aqueduct Racing News & Notes
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Red Storm drop opener to tough Wisconsin team
Return to action at home Friday night in Queens
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LIU guard Player of the Week
LIU Brooklyn senior point guard Jason Brickman was named the Northeast Conference Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week. Brickman shares his third career NEC Player of the Week honor and the first...
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2013 NYC race is the largest marathon in history
After being forced to cancel in 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy, more than 50,000 runners finished the 2013 ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, the biggest field ever at the event and the largest mar...
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Oldest woman in NYC marathon dies day after race
She always said that she wanted to die running, and one day after becoming the oldest woman to complete the New York City marathon, she passed away. Joy Johnson, 86, of California stumbled during t...
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Aqueduct racing news & notes
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STJ crushes Humboldt St. in last exhibition game
Lavin’s squad now prepares for real test in Wisconsin
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Arm wrestling championships coming to Queens
The New York Arm Wrestling Association’s 36th Annual Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions, the official New York State arm wrestling championships, will be held on Sunday, November 10, a...
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US envoy to the United Nations Samantha Power talks during a Security Council meeting regarding human rights violations in North Korea on December 22, 2014 in New YorkThe United States on Monday slammed North Korea as a "living nightmare" for its citizens at the first-ever UN Security Council meeting on Pyongyang's dismal rights record, held despite opposition from China. The unprecedented talks at the 15-member council opened after China, Pyongyang's ally, failed to block the meeting, which convened even as North Korea faces US accusations of staging a cyber attack on a Hollywood Studio.


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A general view of the atmosphere at the Los Angeles, California, premiere of "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" on December 9, 2014Tolkien epic "The Hobbit" worked its magic at the North American box office this weekend, signaling a farewell to the blockbuster fantasy franchise, industry data showed Monday. The last of six films adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien's books by Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" took $54.7 million on its debut weekend in the United States and Canada, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations. The success of "The Hobbit" flattened the competition in the final weekend before the Christmas holiday period. Second spot went to "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb," the third film in the Ben Stiller family comedy franchise based on the popular 1993 children's book.


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Members listen to a representative of China during a meeting of the U.N. Security Council Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at the United Nations headquarters. An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refused to take part in the groundbreaking U.N. Security Council meeting where the country's bleak human rights situation was discussed for the first time. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council took up the issue of North Korea's bleak human rights situation for the first time Monday, a groundbreaking step toward possibly holding the nuclear-armed but desperately poor country and leader Kim Jong Un accountable for alleged crimes against humanity. North Korea quickly denounced the move.


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