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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 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 | 39 39 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 | 90 90 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 | 130 130 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 | 152 152 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 | 141 141 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 | 148 148 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 | 196 196 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 | 272 272 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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2012 fighter of the year loses title to virtual amateur
Nonito Donaire lost his junior featherweight title to Guillermo Rigondeaux in a unanimous decision in an uninspiring fight Saturday night, as the sellout crowd at Radio City Music Hall often booed ...
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flushing Flyers take 27th straight title
The YMCA Flushing Flyers swim team won their 27th state championship in a row at the annual state swim championship at Ithaca College last month. Under the leadership of head coach Rich Finkelstein...
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Verrazano takes the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct
Verrazano added a hard-fought victory in the $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack to extend his perfect record to 4-for-4 on Saturday, turning back previously undefeated Vyjack and then h...
Apr 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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So far, Harvey all the Mets could have hoped for
The right arm that so many long-suffering Mets fans have placed their hopes for a brighter future on delivered again on Monday night, pitching a gem against the Phillies in Philadelphia. Matt Harve...
Apr 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slideshow: Mets Fans Flock to Citi Field for Opening Day

Apr 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mets get off to a good start with impressive win
Strong pitching, hitting in 11-2 win over the Padres
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CYO 2013 Basketball Championships
The Catholic Youth Organization held the 2013 basketball championships at Msgr. McClancy High School in East Elmhurst this past Saturday. The results: Division A PEE WEE DIVINE MERCY 31 OUR LADY OF...
Mar 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Friday Night Fights: Golden Gloves comes to Astoria
The bleachers were filled and ringside VIPs leaned forward as fighters from Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, Willis Ave. Boxing Gym in the Bronx and dozens more throughout the city met at the Variety Boy...
Mar 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Youth Basketball League Registration (March - April 2013)
Queens Youth Basketball League May 7 through June 26. In it's 22nd year.
Mar 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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CYO Girl’s Basketball Championship Tournament
The Annual CYO girl’s basketball championships were held last Sunday at St. John’s Preparatory High School, concluding a long-fought playoffs and season for the Pee Wee, Novice, Bantam, Rookie and ...
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Pitt'-iful second half dooms St. John's men
After battling No. 20 Pittsburgh for one solid half of basketball at The Garden on Sunday, St. John’s posted an uncharacteristically high amount of turnovers in the second stanza (nine) and an unch...
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two Brooklyn fighters taste victory
Photos: Kenneth B. Goldberg Boxing returned to Roseland Ballroom last week, with a couple of Brooklyn fighters notching wins. Travis Peterson improved his record to 7-0, defeating Thomas Turner of ...
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's defeats USF vbefore sell-out home crowd
Lavin ups intensity with his young squad
Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orangemen too much for Red Storm to handle
Loss comes after bounce-back win vs. UConn
Feb 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Red Storm women top Georgetown
With four St. John’s players in double figures, led by senior guard Shenneika Smith’s 26, the Red Storm topped the visiting Georgetown Hoyas in overtime, 76-72, at Carnesecca Arena on Saturday afte...
Feb 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of the man who ambushed two NYPD officers screamed for help after she was shot, banged on a neighbor's door and said: "I can't die like this, please please help me," according to the neighbor who said she saw the woman and called for help.
2014-12-22 14:58:11 -0500

FILE - In this July 20, 2002 file photo, British Rock and Blues legend Joe Cocker performs on stage of the Stravinski hall during the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. Cocker, best known for the songs, "You Are So Beautiful," and the 1980s duet "Up Where We Belong," with Jennifer Warnes, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 of lung cancer in Colorado. He was 70. (AP Photo/Keystone, Fabrice Coffrini, File)NEW YORK (AP) — British singer Joe Cocker, whose had hits that included "You Are So Beautiful" and "Up Where We Belong," and a contortionist style of performance memorably parodied by John Belushi on "Saturday Night Live," has died. He was 70.


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Police stand on the site where the driver of a van ploughed into a Christmas market, injuring at least ten people, before stabbing himself, in Nantes on December 22, 2014Paris (AFP) - At least ten people were injured Monday, two seriously, when the driver of a van ploughed into a Christmas market in the western French city of Nantes before stabbing himself, a source close to the investigation said.


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