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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 men knock off Big Ten's Northwestern
Since his introductory news conference in March, first-year head coach Steve Lavin has spoke of incremental progress for his upper-class squad, which though checks in as one of the nation’s veteran...
Dec 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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SJU baseball players named to preseason team
Sophomores Jeremy Baltz and Kyle Hansen have each earned 2011 Preseason All-America status from Louisville Slugger. Already named a first team Preseason All-American by the National Collegiate Base...
Dec 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nets players assist in spreading holiday cheer
A roster of NBA players helped make a holiday party in Brooklyn a slam dunk. Nets players Brook Lopez, Derrick Favors, Ben Uzoh, Quinton Ross, Stephen Graham, and Joe Smith gathered at Brooklyn Bor...
Dec 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iona gives No. 5 Syracuse all it can handle
Syracuse held off a late run by the Iona College men's basketball team in an 83-77 decision in non-conference action at the Carrier Dome. Junior Mike Glover continued his stellar play, pouring in a...
Dec 21, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's women take Holiday Classic title
The St. John’s women’s basketball team took home its third-consecutive St. John’s-Chartwells Holiday Classic Championship title on Sunday as the Red Storm defeated the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos, 56-...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIU men able to hold back Army, snatch win
Seven players scored in double-figures for the Long Island University men’s basketball team, which held off a late rally by Army to win, 91-85, on Saturday afternoon at the Wellness, Recreation and...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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SJU baseball team ranked 26th
It's never too cold for baseball. With the season slated to open in just under two months, the St. John’s baseball team has been ranked No. 26 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper preseason poll. T...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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SFC water polo team headed to Final Four
The St. Francis College men’s water polo Team returned to the top of the East Coast water polo world with an 8-4 victory over Navy at the CWPA Eastern Championships. The win puts the men in the NCA...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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TCU to join the Big East
Texas Christian University has accepted an invitation for full membership into the Big East Conference, it was announced Monday. The big East, by a vote of its presidents and chancellors, extended ...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens fighter gets a title shot
Last week at the Universal Boxing Gym in Ozone Park, heavyweight contender Vinny Maddalone (33-6, 24KO's) participated in an open media workout in anticipation of his upcoming title fight against T...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Champ: I'm ready
During a recent media workout, IBF International Heavyweight Champion Tomasz Adamek said he felt his preparation is right where it should be at this time. "I've been training hard for seven weeks w...
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's gets first win of the season
First for new head coach Steve Lavin
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Polee leads SJU in loss
Red Storm rookie Dwayne Polee II was dazzling with 16 points in his collegiate debut, but it was not enough as Clint Steindl scored a career-high 22 points, Matthew Dellavedova added 15 points and ...
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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SJU touts new signings
Lands some of the top talent in the country
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIU wins men's basketball season opener
Sophomore Jamal Olasewere scored a career-high 17 points and led a strong effort for the Long Island University men’s basketball team in an 87-64 win over Norfolk State in the 2010-11 opener at the...
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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An exterior view of the Sony Pictures Studios building is seen in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails.


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Palestinian protesters take cover from tear gas thrown by Israeli security forces during clashes following a demonstration against Israeli settlements in the West Bank village of Turmus Aya, north of Ramallah on December 19, 2014Israeli aircraft hit Gaza on Saturday for the first time since an August truce ended a 50-day war after a rocket hit the Jewish state, witnesses and the army said. A Palestinian health ministry spokesman in the Gaza Strip said there were no casualties in the air strike, which came just hours after the rocket hit an open field in southern Israel on Friday without causing casualties or damage. It was the third time a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave struck within Israel since the August 26 truce between Israel and Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, the territory's de facto rulers. The Israeli army said the air strike in the southern Gaza Strip had "targeted a Hamas terror infrastructure site".


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Youths sing and play music as they hang out in a park in Havana, Cuba, late Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. For a generation that grew up believing the best way to pursue their dreams was to leave the island, the announcement this week that Cuba will open relations with the U.S. is prompting many to reevaluate their futures. Also, Cuban-Americans are considering what the changes will mean for their lives, whether they are significant enough to present a once far-fetched chance for them to return. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Daniela Martinez long figured that someday she would leave the struggles of daily life in Cuba and join her uncle in the United States, but after the events of the last few days, the 18-year-old medical student thinks exile may not be her only choice.


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