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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...
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 | 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...

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Davidson Named USCAA & AD3I Baseball Player of the Week
BROOKLYN, NY – Senior third baseman/pitcher Chris Davidson (San Carlos, CA/Carlmont) led the St. Joseph’s College baseball team to a pair of wins compiling a .579 batting average (11-for-19) and wa...
Mar 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chiaramonte Named USCAA & AD3I Softball Player of the Week
BROOKLYN, NY – Sophomore pitcher/outfielder Alyson Chiaramonte (Staten Island, NY/Moore Catholic) led the St. Joseph’s College softball team to a 4-0 start to their 2010 season earning two wins on ...
Mar 24, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Florida State knocks off St. John’s Women’s Basketball in NCAA Tournament Second Round
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP-March. 22, 2010) – Shenneika Smith scored 10 points to break St. John’s rookie scoring record and three other players reached double figures in scoring as the No. 6-seed Red S...
Mar 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s fires Norm Roberts after six seasons
Angry St. John’s fans can stop shaking their fists, the head coach is gone.
Mar 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christ the King outlasts Bishop Loughin 81-78 in Triple Overtime Classic, wins CHSAA Intersectionals
For the Royals, who fell in the Intersectional title game last year to Rice, the victory was even sweeter.
Mar 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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CYO Ragazzo Track Meet Runs Through Brooklyn
Over the weekend family and friends filled the ARC Wellness and Recreation Center in Brooklyn for the annual CYO Ragazzo track meet. The gym was filled with youngsters who were beaming from ear to ...
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's crushes Connecticut Huskies 73-51 in Big East Tournament Opening Round
A team effort by St. John’s dominated the court and sent the Huskies packing, ending their Big East tournament run and a chance for an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament. Despite facing an oppon...
Mar 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elmcor's Lou Benson touches lives in and out of the ring
February 23rd's Daily News Golden Gloves event at Elmcor Recreation Center in Queens was filled with family, friends and fans of the fighters. As people filed through the gym, many stopped to shake...
Mar 05, 2010 | 8 8 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christ the King Royals rally to defeat Bishop Loughlin 66-61, claim second consecutive CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Championship
JayVaughn Pinkston might have received top billing heading into the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Championship game, but Corey Edwards finished on top. Edwards scored 14 points, including the go-ahead bask...
Mar 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth's John Sikiric has jersey number retired by Queens College
Sikiric, who played for Queens from 2001-05, led the Knights to the 2004-05 New York Collegiate Athletic Conference championship.
Mar 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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CYO Girls' Basketball Championship Photos
The CYO's girl's championships were held this past sunday at St. John's Prep and Martin Luther High School, and there was plenty of championship hardware to go around. Click the slideshow the view ...
Feb 25, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph's Men's & Women's Basketball Teams Win Hudson Valley Athletic Conference Championships
St. Joseph's (Women) 56, Albany Pharmacy 53 With 0:33 left and St. Joseph’s trailing by one, Ashley McQuillan (Brooklyn, NY/St. Francis Prep) hit two free throws to put the Lady Bears up for good l...
Feb 25, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Sebastian Boys Swimming Rules the Pool
Congratulations to the boys on their undefeated season! They worked hard and it paid off. During the boys dual meet season, they won all of their meets against the teams in Queens. They then had a ...
Feb 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caleb Williamson: One to Watch
Williamson is a 14-year-old rising star on the tennis court
Feb 17, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillcrest High School tennis team gearing up for another PSAL championship run
HILLCREST H.S. WINNING TENNIS TEAM PREPARING FOR 2010 SEASON: In 2009 the Hillcrest H.S. Tennis played in the PSAL Division “B” Finals. With 6 of the 7 players returning this year the team has been...
Feb 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Antonio Guerrero, left, and Ramon Labanino, two of the three Cubans released under a prisoners swap agreement with the U.S. on Wednesday, sing during a private celebration in Havana, Cuba, late Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Guerrero, Labanino, and a third man Gerardo Hernandez, flew back to their homeland in a quiet exchange of imprisoned spies, including the celebratory release of American Alan Gross, a government contract worker who had been held in Cuba for five years. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)HAVANA (AP) — Members of the Cuban parliament gave a standing ovation Saturday to three men convicted of spying in the United States who were released as part of a historic agreement to restore relations between the two long-hostile countries.


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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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BOSTON (AP) — The Kennedy Presidential Library wants to remind the world that not even the threat of thermonuclear conflict can stop Santa Claus from making his rounds.
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