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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 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 | 12 12 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 | 60 60 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 | 80 80 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 | 104 104 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 | 91 91 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 | 98 98 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 | 142 142 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 | 218 218 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 | 235 235 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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LIU completes season sweep of cross-borough rivals St. Francis
Senior Jamal Olasewere scored a team-high 20 points and made a pair of critical plays down the stretch to help the LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball team to a hard-fought 83-75 victory over St. Francis...
Feb 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Second half dooms Nets against the Spurs
Bounce back for OT win at Indiana
Feb 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn's Lopez named to all-star team
Will replace injured Rajon Rondo
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Crusaders succeeding in inaugural season
After decided to go co-ed this year, the first year of the Monsignor McClancy Lady Crusader athletic program is off to a fast start with both the soccer and volleyball teams making the playoffs. Cu...
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's holds off UConn for 6th win in 7 games
Free-throw shooting hasn't been a strong point for St. John 's this year – the team is last in the Big East at 63 percent from the charity stripe – but it sure saved them against UConn Wednesday ni...
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's bounces back from tough loss to beat Norte Dame
Photos: Kenneth B. Goldberg With one of the youngest teams in Division I college basketball, there's not much of a history to go on with Coach Steve Lavin's Red Storm squad. So it's understandable ...
Jan 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bench comes up big in Nets win over Kings
The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Sacramento Kings, 113 -93, in front of a sold-out crowd at Barclay Center Saturday night. Brook Lopez led the Nets with 18 points, but it was also a big night for Mir...
Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rutgers edges out St. John's 58-56
Photos: Kenneth B. Goldberg Myles Mack scored nine points, including making two free throws with 32 seconds to play as Rutgers beat St. John's 58-56 on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. Bot...
Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nets drop to 13-10
Photos: Kenneth B. Goldberg The Brooklyn Nets record dropped to 13-10 after a one-point loss on the road to the Chicago Bulls Saturday night. With a New York Knicks home loss to the Houston Rockets...
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIU Brooklyn keeps home win streak alive
Senior Brandon Thompson scored 17 of his game-high 23 points in a second half that saw the LIU Brooklyn men's basketball team (5-4) turn a five-point halftime lead into a convincing 75-48 win over ...
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s wins fourth straight at home
St. John’s ratcheted up both the defensive and rebounding efforts in the second half and D’Angelo Harrison scored a game-high 21 points as the Red Storm turned a 12-point halftime deficit into a 57...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘No Doubt’ this wasn’t Cotto’s night at MSG
Trout defeats former champ in unanimous decision
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn's Kaseem williams named Player of the Week
Brooklyn native Kaseem Williams was named Player of the Week by both the Hudson Valley Men’s Athletic Conference (HVMAC) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) for men’s bask...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s tops South Carolina by 24
St. John’s put in a solid performance Thursday night, beating South Carolina 89-65 as part of the SEC/Big East challenge in front of a crowd of 4,902 at Carnesecca Arena in Queens. The Red Storm we...
Nov 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Francis headed back to water polo Final Four
Call them Brooklyn’s own “Cardiac Kids.” The St. Francis College Men’s Water Polo team came up big with three nail-biting victories to reclaim the CWPA Eastern Championship crown and a ticket to th...
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Royal Mail postal van is parked outside homes in Maybury near Woking in southern EnglandLONDON (Reuters) - Shares in Britain's Royal Mail postal service should have been sold at a higher price when the firm was privatised last year, but the lost revenue was lower than previous estimates, a government-commissioned report said on Thursday. Lord Myners, a former Labour minister commissioned to see if the government could improve the way it sells public assets, said on Thursday that Royal Mail could have raised up to 180 million pounds more for the public purse. ...


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By Misha Hussain DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the nations that fund it failed to respond quickly and effectively to the deadly West Africa Ebola outbreak despite repeated warnings by aid agencies, a UK parliamentary committee said on Thursday. Ebola cases are rising dramatically in Sierra Leone, and the House of Commons International Development Committee said the international response was still "being outpaced on all fronts" by the spread of the Ebola virus in the former British colony. ...
2014-12-18 02:22:51 -0500

In this Nov. 13, 2014, photo, Jennifer Blaz, 34, poses for a photo in her home in Butte, Mont., holding a photograph of her daughter, Mattisyn Blaz.Matthew Blaz, 33, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the death of their infant daughter. (AP Photo/Lido Vizzutti)BUTTE, Montana (AP) — At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities — many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.


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