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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 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 | 66 66 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 | 86 86 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 | 110 110 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 | 97 97 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 | 104 104 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 | 148 148 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 | 224 224 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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St. Joseph’s Softball captures second consecutive HVWAC Championship
Look out world, the Lady Bears are back. After setting a school record wins in a season and capturing the Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference championship last season, the St. Joseph’s Colleg...
May 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sacred Heart Baseball off to Fast Start
The Sacred Heart Rookie baseball team improved to 2-0 on the season with a convincing victory over St. Margaret’s. Scott Larsen and Scott Hannon each hit 3 run home runs during the victory. Normall...
Apr 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Long Island Volleyball Reaches Out to Community with Clinic
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – On April 9, the Long Island University volleyball paid a visit to a local school in an attempt to give back to the community and promote the sport throughout the city. The Blackbir...
Apr 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old Style Leagues, Inc. Provide Year-Round Recreational Basketball Opportunities
QUEENS, N.Y. (CSD) – Glenn O’Brien may not walk around singing like Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons from nearby Newark, but his year-round basketball league is music to the ears of the approxima...
Apr 30, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Russ Salzberg talks Baseball
Brooklyn native and FOX5/My9 Anchor on the Yankees, Mets
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doron Lamb headed to Kentucky
If Kentucky dashed your bracket last year, they might be in better position to make it up to you next year. And if they do, you’ll have a local kid to thank. Doron Lamb, ESPNU’s #29 prospect in the...
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alyson Chiaramonte: Athlete of the Week
If you’re a frequent reader of the Queens Ledger/Brooklyn Star sports section, then Alyson Chiaramonte should be a familiar name to you. We raved about St. Joe’s fireball-throwing pitcher last year...
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's Prep Varsity Girls Basketball Team Made It All The Way to New York State CHSAA Playoffs
The 2009-10 Varsity Girls Basketball Team had a very successful season. For the second consecutive year, the Varsity girls captured the Diocesan Div. II championship with a 51-40 victory over Fontb...
Apr 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jason Camus Does it Again
Last week we pointed out Jason Camus of St. Magaret, who advanced to the State Finals of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition. Well, on Sunday, Jason's free throw prowess was on full disp...
Apr 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lance Stephenson entering NBA Draft
"Born Ready" has decided that he is ready for the pros. Lance Stephenson, the Coney Island prodigy who led Lincoln High School to four city championships, has entered the NBA Draft after one season...
Apr 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alvin Melendez: One to Watch
A tip of the cap, if you will, to one of the pitching aces of the Majors squad “THE CAGE” in the Forest Hills Little League, who led the team to their first victory Sunday afternoon on Field 1 at F...
Apr 15, 2010 | 8 8 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Christ the King Star Tina Charles selected No. 1 in WNBA draft
Charles averaged 18 points and nine rebounds while leading Uconn to an NCAA Division-I record 78 consecutive victories and back-to-back national championships.
Apr 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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13.1 Marathon races through Corona
Under picture-perfect running conditions Saturday, more than 3,200 runners competed in the inaugural 13.1 Marathon New York in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Shaun Evans of Upstate New York and Kris...
Apr 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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McLeod-Wells improves to 3-1 with Victory at B.B. King's
Keisher “Fire” McLeod-Wells beat Laura Gomez in a unanimous decision at B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square on March 31 to improve to 3-1. The outcome of the four-round bout was never in doubt. Go...
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five Things We Learned About the Mets on Opening Day
5. Jason Bay is worth the money They might not have opened their purse strings all the way up during the offseason, but Jason Bay looks like he'll be a strong addition to the team. Bay's affinity f...
Apr 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.


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In this July 31, 2004 file photo, Cuba's President Fidel Castro, left, and his brother, Minister of Defense Raul Castro, attend a Parliament session in Havana, Cuba. The 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union devastated the Cuban economy, but the country limped along, first under Fidel and then, after he fell ill in 2006, under his brother Raul, head of the Cuban military. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, the U.S. and Cuba agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War. (AP Photo/Cristobal Herrera, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. government's global-aid agency launched secret plans to undermine Cuba's communist government, it didn't turn to the CIA for help. Instead, it used little-known contractors to carry out the operations — leading to multiple detentions and the high-profile arrest of American Alan Gross.


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Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The market is opening sharply higher, building on gains from the day before after the Federal Reserve indicated it was in no rush to raise interest rates. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest surge in three years Thursday, rising sharply for a second day. The Federal Reserve set off the rally a day earlier by indicating that it was in no hurry to raise interest rates.


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