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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 64 64 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 | 58 58 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 | 109 109 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 | 175 175 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 | 198 198 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 | 187 187 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 | 193 193 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 | 29 29 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 | 242 242 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 | 318 318 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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Long Island Volleyball Reaches Out to Community with Clinic
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – On April 9, the Long Island University volleyball paid a visit to a local school in an attempt to give back to the community and promote the sport throughout the city. The Blackbir...
Apr 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old Style Leagues, Inc. Provide Year-Round Recreational Basketball Opportunities
QUEENS, N.Y. (CSD) – Glenn O’Brien may not walk around singing like Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons from nearby Newark, but his year-round basketball league is music to the ears of the approxima...
Apr 30, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Russ Salzberg talks Baseball
Brooklyn native and FOX5/My9 Anchor on the Yankees, Mets
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doron Lamb headed to Kentucky
If Kentucky dashed your bracket last year, they might be in better position to make it up to you next year. And if they do, you’ll have a local kid to thank. Doron Lamb, ESPNU’s #29 prospect in the...
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alyson Chiaramonte: Athlete of the Week
If you’re a frequent reader of the Queens Ledger/Brooklyn Star sports section, then Alyson Chiaramonte should be a familiar name to you. We raved about St. Joe’s fireball-throwing pitcher last year...
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's Prep Varsity Girls Basketball Team Made It All The Way to New York State CHSAA Playoffs
The 2009-10 Varsity Girls Basketball Team had a very successful season. For the second consecutive year, the Varsity girls captured the Diocesan Div. II championship with a 51-40 victory over Fontb...
Apr 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jason Camus Does it Again
Last week we pointed out Jason Camus of St. Magaret, who advanced to the State Finals of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition. Well, on Sunday, Jason's free throw prowess was on full disp...
Apr 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lance Stephenson entering NBA Draft
"Born Ready" has decided that he is ready for the pros. Lance Stephenson, the Coney Island prodigy who led Lincoln High School to four city championships, has entered the NBA Draft after one season...
Apr 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alvin Melendez: One to Watch
A tip of the cap, if you will, to one of the pitching aces of the Majors squad “THE CAGE” in the Forest Hills Little League, who led the team to their first victory Sunday afternoon on Field 1 at F...
Apr 15, 2010 | 8 8 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Christ the King Star Tina Charles selected No. 1 in WNBA draft
Charles averaged 18 points and nine rebounds while leading Uconn to an NCAA Division-I record 78 consecutive victories and back-to-back national championships.
Apr 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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13.1 Marathon races through Corona
Under picture-perfect running conditions Saturday, more than 3,200 runners competed in the inaugural 13.1 Marathon New York in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Shaun Evans of Upstate New York and Kris...
Apr 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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McLeod-Wells improves to 3-1 with Victory at B.B. King's
Keisher “Fire” McLeod-Wells beat Laura Gomez in a unanimous decision at B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square on March 31 to improve to 3-1. The outcome of the four-round bout was never in doubt. Go...
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five Things We Learned About the Mets on Opening Day
5. Jason Bay is worth the money They might not have opened their purse strings all the way up during the offseason, but Jason Bay looks like he'll be a strong addition to the team. Bay's affinity f...
Apr 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elmcor Holds ‘Top 40’ 8th Graders All-Star Game
Willaim H. Mayers SR., Head Basketball Coach at Elmcor Youth Center in Corona pictured here with Richard Kosik, one of the most well-respected Educational Consultants for athletes in New York. Kosi...
Apr 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Helen’s Boys win Championship
St. Helen’s CYO Cadet High School Team, finished their year with a Championship at St. Thomas the Apostle in their Annual “Frankie Caropolo Memorial Basketball Tournament”. St. Helen’s won the last...
Apr 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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A general view of central Yangon, pictured on September 23, 2014Myanmar's main city is poised to go to the polls on Saturday for the first municipal vote in six decades, but observers warn the process is riddled with flaws and could cast a shadow over crucial 2015 general elections. For many the ballot in Yangon, home to more than five million people, will offer the first taste of voting under the country's quasi-civilian government and a rare chance to steer the direction of its biggest commercial hub.


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A karaoke store employee dressed as a reindeer tries to attract potential customers outside a Japanese style pub in TokyoTOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese annual core consumer inflation slowed for a fourth straight month in November due largely to sliding oil prices, highlighting the challenges the central bank faces in achieving its 2 percent inflation target.


2014-12-26 06:19:32 -0500

Comanche, right, and Wild Oats XI, left, jostle for a start position before the start of the Sydney Hobart yacht race in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)SYDNEY (AP) — American super maxi Comanche held the lead in the Sydney to Hobart late on the first day after an impressive start to the annual ocean race to the island state of Tasmania.


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