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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 | 80 80 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 | 113 113 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 | 123 123 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 | 177 177 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 | 251 251 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...

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SJU downs Pitt in nail-biter at Garden
Another big win has Red Storm thinking NCAA tourney
Feb 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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ANGLE OF THE WEEK: Shovel-Board?
While most throughout the area were commencing their Super Bowl celebrations late Sunday, at Middle Village's Juniper Valley Park these die-hard shuffle-boarders were availing themselves of the dec...
Feb 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hardy named Big East Player of the Week
St. John’s senior guard Dwight Hardy was named Big East Player of the Week for the second time this season, as announced by the conference on Monday. Hardy led St. John’s to wins over then-No. 10 C...
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIU prevails in “Battle of Brooklyn”
Sophomore C.J. Garner went the length of the court in the final 7.3 seconds and hit a running jumper just before the final horn to lift the Long Island University men’s basketball team past St. Fra...
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's continues to take down the big boys
Snag fourth win against a top 13 team with UConn victory
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIU holds on to 1st place with victory
The Long Island University men’s basketball team had five players in double-figures and shot 51.7 percent after halftime to maintain its hold on first-place in the Northeast Conference and down pre...
Feb 09, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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UCLA gets the better of Red Storm
Dwight Hardy scored a career-high 32 points, but was the lone St. John’s player in double-figures as UCLA shot 48.6 percent from the field and benefitted from a 41-7 advantage in free throw attempt...
Feb 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Colgate Games wraps up record-breaking meet
The 37th annual Colgate Women’s Games saw three long-standing records fall and a fourth tied at Pratt Institute, in a season that also featured record-breaking participation. More than 11,500 girls...
Feb 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodside tennis group receives USTA grant
USTA Serves, the National Charitable Foundation of the United States Tennis Association, recently awarded 33 year-end grants totaling $420,650. Among the organizations recognized with a grant in th...
Feb 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s stuns #3 Duke, 93-78, at The Garden
Hardy leads the Red Storm with 26 points
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LIU sending three to post-season track meet
The Long Island University men's and women's track and field teams were in action at the Armory on Friday night at the NYU Gotham Cup, where three individuals qualified for the post-season ECAC/IC4...
Jan 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freshman comes up big in Iona win
Steps up during lackluster night for team leaders
Jan 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's men get revenge on Fighting Irish
Red Storm used strong defense to best Notre Dame
Jan 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Athlete of the Week
Ashley Palmer
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Red Storm shock Hoyas to go to 3-0 in Big East
Undefeated conference record best start since '99
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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The abandoned "Camp X-Ray" detention facility at the US Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is pictured April 9, 2014Four Afghans held for more than a decade at Guantanamo Bay have been sent home, the Pentagon said Saturday, edging President Barack Obama closer toward his goal of closing the controversial US military jail. The Department of Defense said the men -- Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani and Mohammed Zahir -- had been moved from the prison after a comprehensive review of their case. "As a result of that review, which examined a number of factors, including security issues, these men were unanimously approved for transfer by the six departments and agencies comprising the task force," a Pentagon statement said. The releases come hard on the heels of the transfer of six Guantanamo detainees to start new lives in Uruguay earlier this month.


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** FILE ** In this Oct. 10, 2007 file photo, reviewed by the U.S. Military, an American flag flies behind the barbed and razor-wire at the Camp Delta detention facility, at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.


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MIAMI (AP) — Waving flags and chanting "Obama, traitor," anti-Castro protesters gathered Saturday in a Little Havana park in a show of opposition to the president's plan to normalize relations with Cuba.
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