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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 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 | 18 18 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 | 67 67 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 | 87 87 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 | 111 111 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 | 98 98 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 | 105 105 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 | 149 149 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 | 225 225 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...
Newtown Creek Alliance Public Meeting
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Please join the Newtown Creek Alliance for a public meeting to hear the latest on a number of recent, on-going  and upcoming projects to restore habitat, improve water quality and increase awarenes...

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Ledger Star vs the Nation: Week 6 Standings
Ledger/Star vs the Nation pits the editors of the Queens Ledger/Brookyln Star against Football fans across the country to determine who's the best pigskin prognosticator.
Oct 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pavel Marossine: Athlete of the Week
When you win the Greenpoint 5K, you’re the athlete of the week, plain and simple.
Oct 13, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pavel Marossine and Jennifer Daniels win Greenpoint 5k
Runners of all ages gathered in Greenpoint on Sunday, ready to participate in the annual Get to the ‘Point 5K race. The race, sponsored by St. Joseph’s College, was ran for the 18th year, and over ...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mets fire Omar Minaya
Omar Minaya's tenure with the Mets was marked by splashy moves and early success, but injuries and inconsistency kept the team from reach it's full potential. Here is a timeline of Minaya's time. N...
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community comes together to help 12-year-old Jackson Heights girl fight leukemia
Community leaders, friends and family are coming together to help 12-year-old Samantha Womack, a beloved Jackson Heights softball player who is battling AML leukemia. “Sam has always been a team pl...
Sep 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former LIU star James Jones thriving in the minors
Named Midwest League Player of the Postseason
Sep 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Talented LIU Blackbirds winning with defense and goalkeeping
For the second year in a row, the Long Island University women’s soccer team has jumped out to a quick start. This year, the Blackbirds hope to keep the momentum rolling through conference play. Th...
Sep 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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CHSFL Week 1
Week one of CHSFL football kicked off, and all the locals were in action. Here are some highlights Holy Cross 31, St. Francis Prep 6: Holy Cross racked up 498 yards of offense and quarterback Kevin...
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachidi Amadolu: Athlete of the Week
This week’s athlete of the week is Rachidi Amadolu. Amadolu, a freshman from Togo, made his presence felt on Saturday against Penn State University-Brandywine, even if he only played in half the ga...
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclones Watch: AL Rallies in All-Star Game
National League falls in All Star Game: Despite sending 8 players to the NY-Penn All Star game, the Cyclones couldn’t bring home a victory for the National League, as the American League rallied fo...
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feat of the Week: Lady Diamond Pros win big
Lady Diamond Pros take third place at MVBSC Fastpitch Softball tournament.
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chris Rosensteel: Athlete of the Week
This week’s Athlete of the Week is Chris Rosensteel, a sophomore on the Stevens Institute of Technology mens tennis squad. Chris, a resident of Windsor, New Jersey, was a phenom in Forest Hills las...
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclone Watch: Cyclones Place Eight All-Stars
Getting Stronger: It was another fine week for the Cyclones, as they posted a 5-1 record. Brooklyn feasted on Batavia, sweeping aside the Muckdogs with 4-0, 14-4, and 5-4 wins. Brooklyn then took t...
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angle of the Week: Vallone joins children's tennis lessons
Council Member Peter Vallone Jr. gets nowhere near his toes while attempting the stretch with some of Astoria’s youngest tennis players at Astoria Park. Vallone joined dozens of kids at Astoria Par...
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ozone-Howard Blue Devils Honored by Council Member Ulrich
Council Member Eric Ulrich invited members of the Ozone-Howard Blue Devils Little League team to his district office in celebration of their regional division championship, and strong showing in th...
Aug 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Members of the Cuban Revolutionary Army hold Cuban national flags during a march "For the Five and Against the Terrorism" in HavanaBy Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - For decades, it was Cuba's first response to criticism. Poor economic performance? An obvious effect of a U.S. trade embargo that amounted to a blockade of the island nation by a bullying superpower. Arrests of dissidents? A legitimate act of self-defense against mercenaries working for the world's richest nation, which backed the failed Bay of Pigs invasion and plots to assassinate revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. ...


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AUSTRALIA FAMILY STABBINGSYDNEY (AP) — Eight children were found dead on Friday inside a home in a northern Australian city, police said.


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Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright (11) goes up to shoot against Duke guard Grayson Allen (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Freshman point guard Tyus Jones scored 21 points, Justise Winslow hit two key baskets late in the game and No. 2 Duke responded to a tongue lashing by coach Mike Krzyzewski to beat defending national champion Connecticut 66-56 on Thursday night.


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