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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 59 59 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 | 53 53 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 | 104 104 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 | 170 170 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 | 193 193 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 | 182 182 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 | 188 188 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 | 237 237 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 | 312 312 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 | 314 314 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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Heroes Basketball League crowns 2013 champions
The 2013 Heroes Basketball League came to a close last week, as the champions were crowned in four separate games at Monsignor McClancy High School in East Elmhurst. The 10 & Under champions were Q...
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Moreno victorious in $200K Dwyer on Saturday
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NY Open debuts At West Side Tennis Club
The West Side Tennis Club (WSTC) in Forest Hills hosted the first annual New York Open tennis tournament last weekend on the hard courts at the legendary tennis stadium. The citywide tennis tournam...
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Heroes Basketball League 2013 Championship Game Schedule For July 2
Queens Youth Basketball League Finals 7-2-2013
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Close Hatches takes $300K Mother Goose
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Heroes Basketball League Scores & Notes
Swift Renovation 41 Jokers 11 In the 14 & Under Boys Division, Swift Renovation beat the Jokers, 41-11. The high scorers for Swift Renovation were Tyler Angevine with 15 points and Brian Kelly with...
Jun 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 228 228 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor’s Cup crowns the city’s best youth tennis players
The 2013 Mayor’s Cup tennis tournament was held recently at the USTA in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The winners were: Middle School Boys Singles: Igor Maslov (IS 236) def Alexander L. Chiu (MS 16...
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Nets tap Kidd as new Head Coach
After 19 years in the NBA, including seven with the New Jersey Nets, Jason Kidd is returning to the team he lead to back-to-back finals appearances in 2002 and 2003. General Manager Billy King anno...
Jun 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 360 360 recommendations | email to a friend
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A colorful crowd comes out for the Belmont Stakes
A crowd of 47,562 people attended the Belmont Stakes on Saturday and bet nearly $11 million. An additional $80 million was bet off-track on the race. Attendance was well down from last year, when 8...
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 313 313 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball: Street Ballers remain undefeated
St. Kevin’s 35 St. Helen’s 22 In the 14 & Under Boys Division, St. Kevin’s beat St. Helen’s, 35-22. St. Kevin’s had a 9-8 halftime lead, and the game was well within reach for St. Helen’s until St....
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Long shot upsets 14-horse field in Belmont Stakes
Long-shot Palace Malice emerged as the hero of Todd Pletcher’s record five starters in the 145th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes, charging through the stretch to a 3 ¼-length vict...
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Israel defeats Honduras in Citi Field soccer action
Israel defeated Honduras, 2-0, in an international friendly at Citi Field Sunday evening. The official crowd for the match was 26,170, and Amar’e Stoudemire of the Knicks, who claims Jewish roots t...
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Heroes Basketball: Street Ballers remain undefeated
Week's Scores and Notes
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Big Apple Showcase highlights NY-breds
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Tannery pulls off the upset in Sheepshead
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Rina Vor with her children arrives for Christmas prayer in a Church where she has taken refuge after fleeing from her village when it came under attack by an indigenous separatist group in Shamukjuli village in Sonitpur district of Indian eastern state of Assam, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014. Police says the death toll from rebel violence in remote northeastern India has risen to 72 with the recovery of more bodies from abandoned villages. Vor was putting her four young children to sleep in her village when she heard the gunfire late Tuesday, Dec. 23. She gathered the children and ran for safety. On Thursday she sat huddled with her children in the church along with hundreds of other survivors of a rebel massacre that killed 72 Adivasi tribe members. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)SHAMUKJULI, India (AP) — Rina Vor was putting her four young children to sleep in her village in India's remote northeast when she heard the gunfire. She gathered them and ran for safety.


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A general view of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in AtlantaBy Steve Gorman (Reuters) - A laboratory technician for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been placed under observation for possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus due to an apparent mix-up in lab specimens, the Atlanta-based agency said on Wednesday. The technician, who was working on Monday with Ebola specimens that were supposed to have been inactivated but which may instead have contained live virus, will be monitored for signs of infection for 21 days, the disease's incubation period, CDC officials said. ...


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Pope Francis leads a Christmas Eve mass at St Peter's Basilica to mark the nativity of Jesus Christ, on December 24, 2014 at the VaticanPope Francis will celebrate Christmas on Thursday by sending the world's 1.2 billion Catholics and millions of others his traditional "urbi et orbi" message at the close of a year plagued by war and religious fundamntalism. In his second Christmas blessing, the popular Argentine pontiff is expected to call for remedies to the world's woes, in particular the brutal persecution of religious minorities seen this year. At his Christmas Eve mass, he urged Roman Catholics to have greater empathy towards family and friends, saying the world needs "tenderness" and "warmth". On Thursday, his "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) message, broadcast to millions the world over, is likely to underline the plight of Christians and other religious minorities suffering persecution in the Middle East, notably at the hands of the jihadist Islamic State (IS) group.


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