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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 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 | 31 31 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 | 80 80 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 | 113 113 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 | 135 135 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 | 123 123 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 | 131 131 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 | 177 177 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 | 251 251 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 | 262 262 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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Fantasy Football Focus
On Sunday I was minding my own business, casually keeping up with my casual league and my casually drafted team, when I saw that Donovan McNabb not so casually ate some turf and hurt himself. I pla...
Sep 18, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Straw’ Comes To Forest Hills
Darryl Strawberry, an alum of both the METS and the YANKEES, is easily one of the most beloved ballplayers in the city.
Sep 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Top Five Faces of the US Open
So Another US Open has come through the borough. This one brought drama, upsets, outbursts, and magical runs.
Sep 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclones offense goes missing as Scrappers Sweep Brooklyn
The bats were silent when the slide began. The postseason couldn’t wake them up, so as a result, the Brooklyn Cyclones were sent home.
Sep 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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NFL Pick 'Em Week 1

Sep 10, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Melanie Oudin: Athlete of the Week
17-year-old Melanie Oudin has held her own against the stars, going on an unprecedented run to the quarterfinals.
Sep 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclones falter behind streaking Yankees, limp into NY-Penn Playoffs
It was a nightmare scene that seemed impossible just a few weeks ago, and yet it has come to pass.
Sep 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vaughn College’s new athletic program looks to turn heads
Vaughn College (formerly the College of Aeronautics) is launching its new athletics program this semester.
Sep 03, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Summer of ’69: “Miracle Mets” Return For Touching Reunion
Forty years ago this week, the 1969 incarnation of the NY METS were sporting a record of 70-52, six games out of first place behind the formidable Chicago Cubs. But they’d just won eight of their l...
Aug 26, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Francis Basketball looks to build on disappointing season
Usually, NCAA division I basketball teams that have a three-year record of 27-59 don’t have a sense of optimism. However, at St. Francis College, hope springs eternal.
Aug 26, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclones Closing in on Division Title
Cyclone Watch: August 26
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Brandon Moore: Athlete of the Week
In a sport as time-honored as baseball, it’s always a treat to watch someone do something that hasn’t been done before.
Aug 26, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coney Island: Brooklyn’s Dodgertown
Lasorda, Curran, Sandlot Ball Lauded At KeySpan
Aug 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Norm Roberts and St. John’s Make 2009 Summer Basketball Camp A Success
The 2009 Summer Basketball Camp at St. John’s University has equaled another year of success in shaping basketball players.
Aug 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lisa Hermes: Athlete of the Week
Hermes, who ran in the New York City Half-Marathon this past Sunday, did so as a charity runner for the American Cancer Society.
Aug 19, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cincinnati's coach Mick Cronin directs players against San Diego State in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in Cincinnati Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin has an aneurysm and will be sidelined indefinitely while doctors decide how to treat it.


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The frontier road parallels the security fence leading to the Northeast gate at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval BaseBy Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four Afghans held for over a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent home, the Pentagon said on Saturday, the latest step in a gradual push by the Obama administration to close the jail. The men were flown to Kabul overnight aboard a U.S. military plane and released to Afghan authorities, the first such transfer of its kind to the war-torn country since 2009. With the repatriation of the four Afghans, Guantanamo’s detainee population has been whittled down to 132. ...


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Antonio Guerrero, left, and Ramon Labanino, two of the three Cubans released under a prisoners swap agreement with the U.S. on Wednesday, sing during a private celebration in Havana, Cuba, late Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Guerrero, Labanino, and a third man Gerardo Hernandez, flew back to their homeland in a quiet exchange of imprisoned spies, including the celebratory release of American Alan Gross, a government contract worker who had been held in Cuba for five years. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)HAVANA (AP) — Members of the Cuban parliament gave a standing ovation Saturday to three men convicted of spying in the United States who were released as part of a historic agreement to restore relations between the two long-hostile countries.


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