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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 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 | 21 21 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 | 70 70 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 | 95 95 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 | 119 119 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 | 106 106 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 | 115 115 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 | 158 158 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 | 235 235 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 | 246 246 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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St. John's women still undefeated
The Red Storm shot a season-best 54.5 percent from the floor and saw eight different players score on Sunday afternoon, as St. John’s improved to 9-0 with a 66-42 win at home over NJIT. “Obviously ...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Red Hawks center lands scholarship to Div II school
LaGuardia Red Hawks center Charles Williams has made school history, becoming the first LaGuardia Community College basketball player to sign an athletic scholarship to attend a four-year college. ...
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St. John’s improves to 8-1 with rout of Fordham
Rysheed Jordan matched a career-best with a game-high 24 points and D’Angelo Harrison added 22 as No. 24 St. John’s cruised to a 74-53 victory against Fordham at the MSG Holiday Festival. The Red S...
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Arm wrestlers compete for the title of ‘Golden Arm’
The New York Arm Wrestling Association recently hosted the 37th Annual Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions at Cheap Shots Bar in Flushing. Over 70 contestants and 200 spectators took pa...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Expression makes aggressive move to win at Big A
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St. Joseph’s celebrates opening of new athletic facility
Lady Bears lose first home game on new court in Clinton Hill
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Tight defense helps St. Joe’s roll past Cedar Crest
The St. Joseph’s College women’s basketball team played stifling defense throughout the game as they led wire-to-wire and defeated Cedar Crest, 55-32 Monday night at Brooklyn Technical High School....
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s men continue hot start
Three different Bears reached the 20-point scoring mark as St. Joseph’s never trailed in a 89-74 victory over Southern Virginia on Saturday afternoon. Junior Michael Megafu (Jamaica/Nazareth Region...
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Second time’s a charm for Private Zone in Cigar Mile
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Honors for LIU’s Zanna
LIU Brooklyn redshirt freshman Nura Zanna was named Northeast Conference Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week. After sitting out all of last year due to a wrist injury, Zanna made an immediate impac...
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SJU women remain undefeated
The Red Storm (5-0) cruised to victory on Sunday afternoon, leading wire-to-wire and securing the best start in the Joe Tartamella era with a 71-49 victory over Wagner (0-5) in Carnesecca Arena. “I...
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Top 10-ranked Gonzaga holds off St. John’s at MSG
St. John’s stayed in the game, but in the end Gonzaga was just too tough, defeating the Johnnies 73-66 in the NIT Season Tip-Off Championship Friday at Madison Square Garden. St. John’s held the No...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s falls to host team in Basketball Classic
The Bears’ perfect season is no longer. The St. Joseph’s College men’s basketball team was downed by host Eastern Nazarene, 78-71, in the Eastern Nazarene College Basketball Classic Final on Saturd...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s women remain undefeated on the season
Samantha Retas (Brooklyn/Bishop Kearney) recorded a double-double and Jamilynn McGowan (Staten Island/Michael J. Petrides) notched a career-high in scoring as the St. Joseph’s College women’s baske...
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Readthebyline, Vicki’s Dancer take NYSS stakes
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In this Dec. 13, 2014 photo provided by Katie Sullivan and James Marquis, they pose with their newly-apopted dog Octavia, a 2-year-old German shepherd featured in a segment of "Telethon Dogs" presented by Queen Latifah over the two-hour Thanksgiving night telecast, at their home in Costa Mesa, Calif. Producers say more than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during what was billed as the first all-star dog adoption telethon. Director Michael Levitt says it would be huge if only half of the applications result in adoptions. Levitt also says he thinks anyone who watched the show would strongly consider a rescue next time they get a dog. Seventy dogs from rescues across the country were featured on the two-hour Thanksgiving night telecast — a show the producer hopes becomes a fixture in the future. More than 4 million people tuned in to the show, which was co-hosted by actresses Hilary Swank and Jane Lynch, and aired on donated time from the Fox Network.(AP Photo/Katie Sullivan and James Marquis)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Producers say more than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during "Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular," billed as the first all-star dog adoption telethon.


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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 file photo, Giselle Basurto, of Mexico, shops at a Kmart store in New York on Thanksgiving Day. Retail sales rose 1.8 percent from Nov. 1 through Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 according to data provided from First Data Corp., which tracks purchases at 800,000 stores including online. The modest growth comes despite the heavy discounting customary throughout the season. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Despite an early start, sales data provided to The Associated Press show that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.


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Israeli border police detain a Palestinian protester following a prayer for Palestinian Cabinet minister Ziad Abu Ain, who collapsed shortly after a protest on Dec. 10 in the West Bank village of Turmus Aya, as they clash with the troops near the village outside of Ramallah, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Clashes erupted between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces at a West Bank military checkpoint near Turmus Aya, where Abu Ain collapsed and later died en route to hospital. Palestinian and Israeli pathologists subsequently disagreed over the cause of Abu Ain's death. The Palestinian expert said the cause of death was a "blow," while his Israeli colleague said Abu Ain died of a heart attack. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military struck a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip early Saturday in its first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since this summer's war.


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