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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 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 | 58 58 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 | 109 109 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 | 182 182 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 | 207 207 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 | 195 195 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 | 199 199 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 | 249 249 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 | 326 326 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 | 326 326 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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Brooklyn's Kaseem williams named Player of the Week
Brooklyn native Kaseem Williams was named Player of the Week by both the Hudson Valley Men’s Athletic Conference (HVMAC) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) for men’s bask...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s tops South Carolina by 24
St. John’s put in a solid performance Thursday night, beating South Carolina 89-65 as part of the SEC/Big East challenge in front of a crowd of 4,902 at Carnesecca Arena in Queens. The Red Storm we...
Nov 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Francis headed back to water polo Final Four
Call them Brooklyn’s own “Cardiac Kids.” The St. Francis College Men’s Water Polo team came up big with three nail-biting victories to reclaim the CWPA Eastern Championship crown and a ticket to th...
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's women handle Hartford
Smith named Big East Player of the Week
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nets 1-0 in NBA's newest rivalry
Photos: Kenneth B. Goldberg In the new “East River Rivalry” it is the Nets that draw first blood. The Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks met for the first time in the regular season at the Barclays ...
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s takes two to improve record to 4-2
By Kenneth B. Goldberg sports@queensledger.com St. John’s came back to win two games this holiday weekend, first beating Holy Cross 65-63 and than coming from behind again to top Florida Gulf Coast...
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dickey takes home Cy Young Award
By a wide margin, R.A. Dickey became the first Mets pitcher since Dwight Gooden did it in 1985 to win the Cy Young award. Dickey received 27 first place votes form the Baseball Writers’s Associatio...
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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SJU men fall to Baylor in Charleston Classic
It just wasn’t meant to be for St. John’s against a ranked Baylor team. Phil Greene IV scored a career-high 24 points and Charleston Classic All-Tournament Team member D’Angelo Harrison netted 20 f...
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iona College takes down Wake Forest
Team starts game off with ridiculous 41-5 run
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nest improve record to 6-2
The Brooklyn Nets improved their record to 6-2 with their fifth straight win Sunday night defeating the Kings 99-90 on the back of 22 points off the bench from backup center Andray Blatche. The Net...
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Muay Thai returns to the Garden
Photos: Kenneth B. Goldberg Muay Thai returned to Madison Square Garden this past weekend with Muay Thai at the Mecca 2. In the main bout (pictured), Chike Lindsay won a unanimous decision over Cyr...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Division I college basketball comes to Brooklyn
The Barclays Center hosted the defending NCAA Champion Kentucky Wildcats in the first Barclays Classic, bringing big-time college basketball to Brooklyn. Kentucky won a squeaker against Maryland, 7...
Nov 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIU Brooklyn wins second straight NEC soccer title
It was a back-and-forth tilt for most of the match, but third-seeded LIU Brooklyn came away with its second-straight Northeast Conference Women's Soccer Championship title with a 1-0 win in front o...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's men and women dominate in exhibition games
St. John's 73 Sonoma State 55 Three players finished in double figures and St. John’s shot 51.6 percent in the second half to pull away and defeat NCAA Division II squad Sonoma State, 73-55, in exh...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nets blow big lead, fall to ‘Wolves
The Brooklyn Nets blew a 22-point lead to the Minnesota Timberwolves Monday night, losing their second home game of the season 107-96. The Nets were dominating the Timberwolves until Brooke Lopez w...
Nov 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York City police officers carry the casket of New York Police Department officer Rafael Ramos at his wake at Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale section of Queens, where he was a member, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in New York. Ramos was killed Dec. 20 along with his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, later killed himself. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio, heavily criticized by police for his handling of protests critical of them, on Friday attended the wake of an officer shot to death with his partner in a brazen daytime ambush.


2014-12-26 21:19:04 -0500

An NYPD logo is pictured on a wall above a makeshift memorial at the site where two police officers were shot in the head in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkBy Jonathan Allen and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police officers in dress uniform and other mourners joined a somber, four-block line outside a New York City church on Friday for the wake of one of two officers shot by a man who said he was avenging the killing of unarmed black men by police. Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were slain last Saturday afternoon while sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn. ...


2014-12-26 21:00:08 -0500

FILE- This March 8, 2012 file photo shows attendees walking past the Sony PlayStation PS Vita console on display in the Sony PlayStation booth at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Sony's PlayStation network remains offline on Frday, Dec. 26, 2014, in an outage that began as video game players unwrapped new consoles on Christmas. Microsoft's Xbox Live service, which had also gone down, is back online but the company says some applications aren't fully functioning. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sony's PlayStation network remained offline Friday on the second day of an outage that began roiling the online world just as eager video game players were unwrapping new consoles on Christmas morning.


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