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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 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 | 54 54 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 | 105 105 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 | 171 171 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 | 194 194 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 | 183 183 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 | 189 189 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 | 238 238 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 | 314 314 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 | 315 315 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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Professional Boxing to return to Brooklyn at Barclays
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment and Golden Boy Promotions are teaming of major professional boxing back to Brooklyn at the Barclays Center. 
Aug 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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78th Precinct Youth Council Gears Up for Fall Activities
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CSD) – Following a highly successful baseball season involving a variety of division and tournament championships, the 78th Precinct Youth Council is gearing up for its fall flag fo...
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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New course draws large crowd for Queens half-marathon
More than 3,600 runners braved the warm temperatures Saturday morning to participate in the Queens half-marathon. Michael Dixon was the top male runner, crossing the finish line with a time of 1:14...
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New course draws large crowd for Queens half-marathon
More than 3,600 runners braved the warm temperatures Saturday morning to participate in the Queens half-marathon. Michael Dixon was the top male runner, crossing the finish line with a time of 1:14...
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookyln Cyclones go streaking, win six straight games
Cyclone Watch: July 22
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball Update: July 11-17
BQE Ballers pull out a win over Force, 56-38 The BQE Ballers took control on Thursday, defeating Force, 56 to 38. The game was set on fast breaks, and many spectacular plays were made.Dennis Hot le...
Jul 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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TOP TEN Places We Got To Catch The FIFA WORLD CUP!
NEVADA SMITH’s in Manhattan. No greater venue in NYC for soccer than two-story packed-to-the-gills NEVADA SMITH’S (“Where Football Is Religion!”), especially if it’s England you’re rooting for. Mer...
Jul 16, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our Top Ten Favorite Things About The 2010 World Cup
“Love the vuvuzelas”
Jul 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael Abanikanda: One to Watch
This week’s one to watch is Michael Abanikanda, a junior running back at Thomas Jefferson High School. Abanikanda was recently named to Football University’s Top Gun showcase in Williamsburg Virgin...
Jul 15, 2010 | 14 14 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sports and Political Icons Weigh in on George Steinbrenner
New York's power players reflect on The Boss
Jul 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball Championships held at McClancy High School
17 & Under Boy’s Championship: Crusaders use a fast-paced game to beat Variety (17U), 49-46 On Thursday , July 1, the Championship game was played at 5:00 for the 17 & under boys division. The two ...
Jul 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sacred Heart wins TWO baseball championships
In 1989, gas prices were a lot less expensive, Johnny Carson was still hosting The Tonight Show, Bette Midler had the number one hit “Wind beneath my Wings” , and Sacred Heart won a CYO baseball ch...
Jul 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclone Watch: Clones off to a strong start
The Latest: The Cyclones raced out the gate to start the season, taking two of three against the Staten Island Yankees and sweeping the Aberdeen Ironbirds. At 7-4, the Cyclones sit in first place i...
Jul 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball Update: July 1
Monstarz attacks too much for Four Ones 61-40 In the 17 and under boys division of the Heroes Hoops league, the Monstarz beat Four Ones by a final score of 61 to 40 on Monday. The high scorers for ...
Jul 01, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Cyclones kick off 10th season on Saturday
How does the time go by so fast? It’s hard to believe that 10 years have gone by since baseball returns to Brooklyn, but it’s true: this Saturday evening the Brooklyn Cyclones will kick off their 1...
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Britain's Prince William, left, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge arrive to attend the British royal family's traditional Christmas Day church service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)SANDRINGHAM, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II will use her traditional Christmas broadcast to call for international reconciliation and to praise medical workers fighting Ebola in Africa.


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A demonstrator yells at police officers during a protest outside the Mobil On-The-Run gas and convenience store in Berkeley, Missouri on December 24, 2014Between six and eight protesters were arrested in Berkeley, Missouri, on Wednesday following the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white officer, US news reports said. KMOV television in St. Louis said the demonstrators were taken into custody after they blocked part of a busy roadway in a "die-in" protest against a string of shootings of black people in the United States by white police officers. The St. Louis Post Dispatch newspaper said about 75 people staged a second protest over police killings late Wednesday, as churchgoers quietly filed into the city's cathedral for a midnight Christmas mass. Wednesday's protest occurred nearly 24 hours after teenager Antonio Martin was killed by a police officer at a Berkeley gas station.


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TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A rocket hit a tank at the eastern Libyan oil port Es Sider, officials said on Thursday. Libya's biggest export terminal, Es Sider has been closed for two weeks because of fighting nearby between forces allied to Libya's competing governments. "A tank was hit but the damage is limited," said an official from a security service allied to the internationally recognised government, now operating from eastern Libya. The oil ministry controlled by a rival government in the capital Tripoli confirmed the rocket strike on its website. ...
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