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From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Awa...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 86 86 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 | 80 80 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 | 130 130 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 | 213 213 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 | 240 240 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 | 228 228 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 | 232 232 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 | 281 281 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 | 354 354 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...

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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...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Readthebyline, Vicki’s Dancer take NYSS stakes
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Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mets brass decide to shorten Citi Field fences - again
The New York Mets are looking to make things a little more friendly for their left-handed pull hitters next season. General manager Sandy Alderson and COO Jeff Wilpon hosted the media at Citi Field...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s men start season with a couple of wins
The St. John’s men’s basketball team opened the second half with a blistering 21-0 run, propelling the Red Storm to a 94-81 victory over Franklin Pierce on Monday night at Carnesecca Arena in the N...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s looks to go 3-0 for first time under Cocozello
The St. Joseph’s College men’s basketball outscored Maritime College, 45-29, in the second half to rally from 13 down and took a 67-58 victory on Sunday afternoon at Riesenberg Hall Gym to close ou...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hard time for Rocks
The NY Shamrocks were knocked out of the Flamhaft Cup in Yonkers on Sunday by EDSL side South Stars, losing 2-1 in tough conditions. Midfielder Sean Doran opened up the scoring from a free kick aft...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arm wrestling tourney returning to Queens
The New York Arm Wrestling Association will host the 37th Annual Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions on Sunday, November 23, beginning at 1 p.m. at Cheap Shots Sports Bar, 149-05 Union ...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Rugby men cruise in season finale;
Secure spot in division playoffs
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's tops St. Thomas, prepares for regular season
D’Angelo Harrison recorded a double-double and five players scored in double-figures as the St. John’s men’s basketball team cruised to a 97-71 exhibition victory against St. Thomas Aquinas at Carn...
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe's soccer standout getting national attention
St. Joseph’s College freshman Cansu Usta was featured in both Sports Illustrated and Newsweek for her athletic accomplishments in women’s soccer. Recognizing her outstanding rookie campaign that cu...
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tale of two halves as St. John’s returns to the court
It wasn’t going to count for real, but St. John’s came out and played the second half like it was going on their permanent record. “Overall, we were disappointed with our performance in the first h...
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heavy winds don’t deter marathon supporters
Fans huddled in heavy coats, hats and gloves lined the streets around Court Square in Long Island City to cheer on friends, family members and strangers running the New York City marathon. Waving s...
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ortiz and Brown capture Belmont fall meet titles
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Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Rugby women play to a draw in final match
Men win friendly, will try to land a spot in playoffs
Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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File photo of Chinese President Xi waiting for leaders to arrive before opening ceremony in Expo Center at fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia summit in ShanghaiBEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for greater "ideological guidance" in China's universities and urged the study of Marxism, state media reported on Monday, as the country tightens control on Western ideology. Xi's comments are the latest sign of his politically conservative agenda and come amid a ratcheting up of controls over the media, dissidents and the internet. China's Communist Party has signaled that it will not embark on political reform, despite hopes that Xi, the son of a former liberal-minded vice premier, may loosen up. ...


2014-12-29 07:20:33 -0500

Greek Prime Minister Samaras reacts in parliament during the last round of a presidential vote in AthensBy Renee Maltezou and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras announced plans for an early general election next month after parliament rejected his candidate for president on Monday, throwing the country's international bailout into doubt. After three rounds of voting, the only candidate in the race, former European Commissioner Stavros Dimas, fell short of the 180 votes needed to become president, triggering a procedure leading to the dissolution of parliament. ...


2014-12-29 07:16:26 -0500

A woman walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday after a report China will change banking rules in an apparent effort to boost lending and economic growth as oil prices rebounded. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were mixed on Monday after a report said China will change banking rules, apparently to boost lending and economic growth, while oil prices rebounded. European shares underperformed as Greece was headed for early elections that could endanger its bailout program.


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