blog roll
our featured bloggers
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 | 81 81 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 | 114 114 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 | 124 124 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 | 179 179 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 | 252 252 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...

more blogs

sports
Kayode Ayeni: One to Watch
A year ago, St, Francis was 3-7 when swingman Kayode Ayeni went down with a torn ACL. The injury to Ayeni, who was averaging 13 points and 8 rebounds, nearly torpedoed the Terrier’s season. A year ...
Dec 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Athlete of the Week: Omar Calhoun, Christ the King Basketball
Omar Calhoun, the sophomore sensation from Christ the King, was itching to get on the court this season. Now, after two solid performances over the weekend, we can all understand why. His first var...
Dec 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
NFL Pick 'Em, Week 15

Dec 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Bishop Loughlin Basketball Preview
Jayvaughn Pinkston made his college choice official. He turned down Tennessee, St. John’s, Seton Hall and Marquette to attend Villanova University. However, the Wildcats will have to wait until nex...
Dec 17, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Vaughn College roughs up Berkeley at Elmcor
Vaughn beat down Berkeley, cruising to a 71-49 victory Saturday night at Elmcor in Corona.
Dec 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
PSAL and CHSAA Battle in the Big Apple Basketball Challenge
After being defeated three years in a row, the PSAL stood up in the 2009 Big Apple Basketball Challeng
Dec 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Men Among GIANTS
A MidVille Meadowlands Tradition
Dec 11, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
NFL Pick 'Em: Week 14

Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Bishop Loughlin’s Jayvaughn Pinkston commits to Villanova
Jayvaughn Pinkston finally reached a decision about his college future, and he won’t be going to Rocky Top.
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Games to Watch: December 10-December 16
With games almost every day, and the Big Apple Basketball Challenge this weekend, there will be always be something for a sports lover to watch.
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
St. John's vs Georgia live blog
BQE Media's Nigel Chiwaya will be covering the opening game of the Big East-SEC Invitational Live from Madison Square Garden.
Dec 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Inexperienced McClancy team will try to win with youth
It was only one year ago when Monsignor McClancy advanced to the Class A intersectional quarterfinals. This year, it’s an entirely different ball game.
Dec 09, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
DJ Kennedy: Athlete of the Week
This week’s athlete of the week is none other than DJ Kennedy, guard for the St. John’s men’s basketball team. Kennedy, in his junior year with the Red Storm, was instrumental in helping St. John’s...
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A Legacy Continues: The 2009 LAPCHICK Character Awards
Character. It’s probably the most important quality a high school or college coach can possess. Unfortunately, it’s a quality we see less and less of these days, all across the board.
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Queens Bulldogs – 2009 NCYAA Fall Champs
Congratulations go to the Queens Bulldogs for successfully winning the Nassau County Youth Athletic Association (NCYAA) Fall 2009 baseball championship. On November 8th, the Bulldogs won the champi...
Dec 02, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

File photo of a security guard standing at the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los AngelesSEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has said U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander," and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States.


2014-12-21 01:28:17 -0500

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes against the San Diego Chargers during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers looked at the 21-point deficit on the scoreboard at halftime and even he wondered whether the San Diego Chargers had it in them to come back. The season depended on it, so Rivers took charge.


2014-12-21 01:25:19 -0500

People look at items in a mall in central Moscow on December 15, 2014Deep recession, skyrocketing prices and a fragile banking system: although the ruble seems to have stabilised after its abysmal drop this past week, Russia still faces the heavy consequences of the turbulence. A double whammy of Western sanctions over Ukraine and plunging oil prices finally caught up with the country that depends on energy exports for half of government revenue, and the authorities came out of their apparent stupor only as the ruble's plunge in value had already gained momentum. After the ruble fell by nearly 10 percent on Monday, the central bank moved beyond its limited currency market interventions and in the middle of the night hiked the key interest rate by a tremendous 6.5 percentage points to 17 percent.


2014-12-21 01:16:30 -0500