blog roll
our featured bloggers
This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 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 | 55 55 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 | 105 105 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 | 172 172 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 | 195 195 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 | 184 184 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 | 190 190 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 | 239 239 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 | 315 315 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 | 316 316 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
St. Joe's men clinch conference title
First in four years
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 175 175 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
St. John’s picks up a big win against Marquette at MSG
Rout Eagles heading into second half of Big East play
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Four from St. Joe’s baseball squad honored
Four student-athletes from the St. Joseph’s College baseball team were featured as Division III Players to Watch in 2014 in the latest Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. Seniors Joe Mendez(Staten Islan...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 190 190 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Record falls, but so do Lady Bears to CCNY
The St. Joseph’s College women’s basketball team set a new school record with 12 blocks and had four players score in double figures, but the Lady Bears could not overcome a four-minute scoring dro...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 193 193 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
McNamee named Player of the Month
The Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) named senior Kelly McNamee (Glendale, /Mary Louis) its Female Student-Athlete of the Month for the month of December after the guard led the St. ...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 194 194 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
ON FIRE! Gleason's fighter new champion
Keisher “Fire” McLeod-Wells unanimously defeated Monica Flores to win the WIBA (Women’s International Boxing Association) Flyweight World Championship last Saturday night at the Five Star Banquet H...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
St. Francis tops LIU in Brooklyn basketball showdown
St. Francis guard Ben Mockford scored a career-high 30 points and forward Jalen Cannon led a dominant rebounding effort that helped the Terriers defeat the three-time defending Northeast Conference...
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 162 162 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
St. John's women light up scoreboard vs. DePaul
In an offensive outing for the record books, the St. John’s women’s basketball team saw five players score in double figures and finished with its highest scoring output in over five years. St. Joh...
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
St. Joe’s, Brooklyn College split BB doubleheader
The St. Joseph’s and Brooklyn College men’s and women’s basketball teams split a doubleheader Monday night. Highlighted by a pair of 30-point double-doubles and the 1000th career point for junior f...
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 166 166 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Drew stuns St. Joe’s with 15-point rally to end game
Four Bears scored in double figures led by a 30-point effort from David Louison (Brooklyn/St. Edmund Prep), but Drew University overcame a 12-point deficit with 4:52 remaining and held the St. Jose...
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Louison of St. Joe's honored
Recognizing his outstanding performance on the hardwood in helping lead the St. Joseph’s College men’s basketball team to a victory over HVIAC rivals Berkeley College, junior David Louison (Brookly...
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
LIU Brooklyn heads into NEC play with victory
Brickman reaches 1,000 points for his career
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Lady Bears pick up win
The St. Joseph’s College women’s basketball team halted a two-game losing streak as they defeated Mount Saint Mary College, 70-60, at Brooklyn Tech High School on Saturday evening. The Lady Bears (...
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Dismal first half dooms St. John’s men on the road
Can’t overcome deficit, fall to Georgetown in D.C.
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
St. John’s women fall to 1-1 in Big East
The St. John’s women’s basketball team suffered a heartbreaking 70-65 loss at Xavier in Sunday’s Big East contest and falls to 8-5 overall and 1-1 in the conference. The Red Storm’s bench outscored...
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

In this Dec. 9, 2014 photo, Jordan Buck, left, and Dylan Hulett review parts of a dissected fetal pig at Adrian College in Adrian, Mich. The small, private Michigan college has got a deal for you: Make at least $37,000 a year after graduating or else the school will pay all or part of your loan. Adrian College has taken out an insurance policy costing about $1,100 on each student starting with this year’s freshmen. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — When it came time to pick a college, Abby Slusher leaned toward a private school near her southeastern Michigan home for the small campus and class sizes. Her mother pushed Adrian College for another reason: A new program guaranteeing every graduate would make more than $37,000, or get some or all student loans reimbursed.


2014-12-26 01:32:00 -0500

President Barack Obama, with first lady Michelle Obama, speaks to troops and their families on Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii during the Obama family vacation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama marked the end of more than a decade of combat in Afghanistan by paying tribute to America's military, telling troops on Christmas Day that their sacrifices have allowed for a more peaceful, prosperous world to emerge out of the ashes of 9/11.


2014-12-26 01:30:01 -0500

Thai children throw roses into the sea near the Ban Nam Khem tsunami memorial park wall in memory of the victims of the disaster in Phang-nga provinceBanda Aceh (Indonesia) (AFP) - 06:28 GMT - Survivor recounts horror of 2004 tsunami - Andy Chaggar was on holiday with his partner Nova Mills when the Indian Ocean tsunami smashed into their beachside bungalow in Thailand 10 years ago. 06:24 GMT - Tsunami Scientists - After the 2004 tsunami, the United States nearly doubled its staff at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center from eight to 15, and its tsunami warning centres in Hawaii and Alaska continue to be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. International efforts are also ramping up to establish a tsunami warning centre in the Mediterranean. 06:13 GMT - US Ambassador to Indonesia - US ambassador to Indonesia Robert O. Blake has told AFP: "As the American ambassador, I am very proud of the assistance that the American people were able to provide," after the 2004 disaster.


2014-12-26 01:28:38 -0500