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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 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 | 35 35 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 | 86 86 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 | 122 122 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 | 144 144 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 | 132 132 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 | 140 140 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 | 188 188 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 | 262 262 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 | 270 270 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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Rachidi Amadolu: Athlete of the Week
This week’s athlete of the week is Rachidi Amadolu. Amadolu, a freshman from Togo, made his presence felt on Saturday against Penn State University-Brandywine, even if he only played in half the ga...
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclones Watch: AL Rallies in All-Star Game
National League falls in All Star Game: Despite sending 8 players to the NY-Penn All Star game, the Cyclones couldn’t bring home a victory for the National League, as the American League rallied fo...
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feat of the Week: Lady Diamond Pros win big
Lady Diamond Pros take third place at MVBSC Fastpitch Softball tournament.
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chris Rosensteel: Athlete of the Week
This week’s Athlete of the Week is Chris Rosensteel, a sophomore on the Stevens Institute of Technology mens tennis squad. Chris, a resident of Windsor, New Jersey, was a phenom in Forest Hills las...
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclone Watch: Cyclones Place Eight All-Stars
Getting Stronger: It was another fine week for the Cyclones, as they posted a 5-1 record. Brooklyn feasted on Batavia, sweeping aside the Muckdogs with 4-0, 14-4, and 5-4 wins. Brooklyn then took t...
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angle of the Week: Vallone joins children's tennis lessons
Council Member Peter Vallone Jr. gets nowhere near his toes while attempting the stretch with some of Astoria’s youngest tennis players at Astoria Park. Vallone joined dozens of kids at Astoria Par...
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ozone-Howard Blue Devils Honored by Council Member Ulrich
Council Member Eric Ulrich invited members of the Ozone-Howard Blue Devils Little League team to his district office in celebration of their regional division championship, and strong showing in th...
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reynaldo Lopez Scores Eighty-One Second Knockout
It was a terrific night of boxing Saturday at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn that was capped off by former world title challenger, Reynaldo Lopez dropping for Bantamweight champion Mauricio...
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn) Enters Final Year of NCAA Division III Provisional Process
The Bears are closer to Division III. St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn) has moved into the fourth year of the provisional membership process, effective September 1, 2010. If St. Joseph’s successfully...
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Streaking Brooklyn Cyclones in First Place
Staten Island Sweep: Aberdeen and the Staten Island Yankees proved to be no match for the Brooklyn Cyclones last week. Brooklyn swept aside all challengers, winning five straight games, including b...
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball: Slap Chop celebrates a win over BQE Ballers 39-38
It was a close game in the 21 & under boys division of the Heroes hoops last week. On Thursday, Slap Chop beat the BQE Ballers by a finalm score of 39 to 38. It was a very close game all the way to...
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Point Cyclones Win At Madison Square Garden
On the weekend of July 11th and 12th, the On Point Cyclones were at a tournament at Ramapo College in New Jersey, the Tournament Of Champions - Road To The Garden. The team played 4 games and place...
Aug 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Professional Boxing to return to Brooklyn at Barclays
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment and Golden Boy Promotions are teaming of major professional boxing back to Brooklyn at the Barclays Center. 
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78th Precinct Youth Council Gears Up for Fall Activities
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CSD) – Following a highly successful baseball season involving a variety of division and tournament championships, the 78th Precinct Youth Council is gearing up for its fall flag fo...
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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New course draws large crowd for Queens half-marathon
More than 3,600 runners braved the warm temperatures Saturday morning to participate in the Queens half-marathon. Michael Dixon was the top male runner, crossing the finish line with a time of 1:14...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 11, 2014 file photo, A soldier and government officials inspects the bridge that link Nigeria and Cameroon following an attacked by Islamic militants in Gambaru, Nigeria. Thousands of members of Nigeria’s home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks. Further north, Boko Haram employs recruits from Chad to enforce its control in northeastern Nigerian towns and cities. In Niger, the government has declared a “humanitarian crisis” and appealed for international aid to help tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees driven from their homes by the insurgency. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola, File)MAIDUGURI, Cameroon (AP) — Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks.


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Jonathan Dos Santos Ramirez (left) scored the opener for Villareal in their 3-0 victory over DeportivoVillarreal registered their seventh consecutive win in all competitions to move above Sevilla on goal difference into fifth in La Liga thanks to a 3-0 victory over Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday. Jonathan dos Santos got the hosts off to the perfect start when the on-loan Barcelona midfielder slammed home his first goal for the club. Argentine striker Luciano Vietto then added to his fine debut season in Spain with two simple finishes five minutes apart midway through the second-half to make the game safe before the hosts ended with 10 men when substitute Tomas Pina was sent-off.


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Iraqi Kurdish forces head to battle Islamic State militants, on the summit of Mount Sinjar, in Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Iraqi Kurdish fighters pushed their way Sunday into the town of Sinjar, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against Islamic State militants who captured the town last summer. Loud explosions and intense gunbattles were heard from inside the town. (AP Photo/Dalton Bennett)MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — With coalition warplanes circling overhead, Kurdish fighters pushed into the contested northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday, touching off heavy clashes with Islamic State militants who have controlled the area for months.


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