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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 67 67 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 | 61 61 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 | 112 112 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 | 185 185 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 | 210 210 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 | 198 198 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 | 202 202 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 | 252 252 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 | 329 329 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 | 327 327 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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Racing action returns to Belmont
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Scenes from the 2013 Arthur Ashe Kids Day
Photos: Michael O'Kane
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St. John’s women’s soccer off to a fast 2-0 start
St. John’s women’s soccer made it a 2-0 weekend as first-year forward Rachel Daly nets a hat trick against the Fordham Rams in a 5-0 victory on Sunday afternoon at Belson Stadium. Daly scored all t...
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Fight Factory produces
It was a night of explosive knockouts and competitive bouts last Thursday night at the Fight Factory Gym in Brooklyn. In the main event of a seven-bout card, promoted by Dmity Salita’s Star of Davi...
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New York Gets First “Get Wild Skate Jam”
Skaters showcase their talents at Astoria Park
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St. John's basketball to take Europe by 'Red Storm'
Team prepares for 2013-14 season with overseas trip
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Scenes from the 2013 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
The 2013 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival was held this past weekend in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, attracting thousands to Meadow Lake. In addition to providing audiences with traditional Chinese ...
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Heroes Basketball 21 & Under Action
Big Boy 46 Jeffreyleider.com 43 The high scorers for Big Boy were Ash Ardouni with 20 points and Christopher Acosta with 10 points. The high scorer for Jeffreyleider.com was Troy with 18 points. It...
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Championship volleyball comes to Coney Island
Place to Beach Cantina hosts inaugural event
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Melo hosts summer basketball camp in Queens
Hundreds of kids, parents and eager basketball fans filled the Fitzgerald Gym at Queens College over the weekend for the 9th annual Camp Melo. New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony runs the ...
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Mets hit rough patch as Rockies come to town
Wright forced to go on the 15-day DL with leg injury
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NYPD/FDNY volleyball teams head for Ireland
In 2011, a volleyball team of police officers from New York and New Jersey won a bronze medal in its first-ever World Police and Fire Games. This year, in Belfast Ireland, the team – named United -...
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As playoff hopes dwindle, Collins manages for his job
As the Mets playoff hopes for the 2013 season dwindle, how the team competes in the second half of the season will be the biggest determining factor in whether or not manager Terry Collins, whose c...
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MLB clubs pick five from St. John’s in 2013 draft
Mariners take leftie pitcher in the fourth round
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No more free ride for Stringer
Garnett, Pierce, Terry meet with media, excited fans
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Sri Lanka's Dilruwan Perera (L) plays a shot against New Zealand bowler Trent Boult during day two of the first International Test cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hagley Park Oval in Christchurch on December 27, 2014Sri Lanka were fighting for survival in the first Test against New Zealand Saturday after being decimated by a lethal Blackcaps' swing attack in their first innings and forced to follow on. Trent Boult started the rout when he removed Dimuth Karunaratne for nought with the fourth ball of the innings. Sri Lanka were all out 42 overs later for a dismal 138, 303 runs behind New Zealand's first innings total of 441. At stumps on day two, Sri Lanka were 84 without loss in their second innings requiring a further 219 runs to make New Zealand bat again.


2014-12-27 01:28:35 -0500

Movie-goers wait in line outside the Los Feliz 3 Cinema in Los Angeles, California December 25, 2014 to purchase tickets for the "The Interview"North Korea on Saturday blasted US President Barack Obama as a "monkey" for inciting cinemas to screen a comedy featuring a fictional plot to kill its leader, and threatened "inescapable deadly blows" over the movie. The isolated dictatorship's powerful National Defence Commission (NDC) also accused the US of "disturbing the Internet operation" of North Korean media outlets. The North suffered Internet blackouts this week, triggering speculation that US authorities may have launched a cyber-attack in retaliation for the hacking of Sony Pictures -- the studio behind madcap North Korea comedy "The Interview" -- which Washington says was carried out by Pyongyang. "Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest," a spokesman for the NDC's policy department said in a statement published by the North's official KCNA news agency.


2014-12-27 01:19:55 -0500
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state court determined Friday that a Los Angeles Police Department policy that makes it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded after police stops is lawful and can remain in place.
2014-12-27 01:18:04 -0500