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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...
Health Warning! Please Don't Blow!
Dec 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Before you blow your leaves, consider this:  Ø  Gas lawn blowers are linked to cancer and might eventually be outlawed. They operate at a speed that is similar to hurricane winds, and stir up pesti...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 160 160 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 | 236 236 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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SJU ends season with 20 wins
St. John’s beat South Florida 72-56 on Saturday, finishing the season in a three-way tie for third place in the Big East. After a rough start, the Red Storm responded in a way that captured New Yor...
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn boxer Mexico-bound
Keisher “Fire” McLeod-Wells to star in Mexican reality show
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SJU says goodbye to ten seniors
It made sense that St. John’s best regular season in more than a decade was capped with a Senior Night unlike any most people had ever seen. "It was touching for us because the fans stuck with us f...
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Peacocks defense too much for Iona
Gaels fall to St. Peter's in MAAC championship match
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CYO girls Basketball Championship Results
PEE WEE OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS, FLORAL PARK 13 OUR LADY QUEEN OF MARTYRS, FOREST HILLS 10 NOVICE ST FRANCIS DE SALES, BELLE HARBOR 24 OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL, GREENPOINT 10 BANTAM ST ADALBERT, ELMH...
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's great to enter collegiate hall of fame
In a year when head coach Steve Lavin and the Red Storm men’s basketball team have revitalized the St. John’s storied program, it is only fitting that the most-decorated player in school history, C...
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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SJU keeps rolling with another win over ranked opponent
Take down #15 Villanova in Philly showdown
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LIU dominates, clinches conference title with win
The Long Island University men’s basketball team had six players in double-figures and ran away from Mount St. Mary’s, 84-64, to clinch the Northeast Conference regular-season title on Saturday nig...
Feb 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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SJU off to early lead, but lose in extra innings
St. John’s used a six-run third inning to grab an early six-run lead, but was held scoreless for the next eight innings as Ohio State rallied to win, 8-7, in 11 innings. Jeremy Baltz was 4-for-5 wi...
Feb 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYC streetball legend passes
Troy “Escalade” Jackson, who was named one of the 50 greatest playground legends by Slam Magazine, passed away in his sleep Sunday morning. Brother to NBA Veteran Mark Jackson, Jackson, who stood a...
Feb 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers know firsthand how cold and methodical the veteran San Antonio Spurs can be when they have a team in trouble.


2014-12-20 01:17:56 -0500

In this Monday, Aug 18, 2014 file photo, Iraqi Shiite fighters make their way to the front line to fight militants from the extremist Islamic State group in Jurf al-Sakhar, 43 miles (70 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq. The Shiite fighters are credited for curbing the Sunni militants advance on Baghdad and the surrounding areas and for achieving significant progress on the ground, including breaking the extremists' siege on the northern Shiite-majority town of Amerli in August and later, in operations to liberate Jurf al-Sakher, a town south of Baghdad. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)BAGHDAD (AP) — Abu Murtada al-Moussawi answered the call last summer from Iraq's top Shiite cleric to help save the country from the Islamic State group, but after less than three months on the front lines he and several friends returned home because they had run out of food.


2014-12-20 01:17:52 -0500
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and South Korea condemned a hacking attack on Sony Pictures that the United States has blamed on North Korea and said they would cooperate in international efforts against cyber-crime as asked for by Washington.
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