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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 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 | 34 34 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 | 84 84 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 | 116 116 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 | 138 138 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 | 126 126 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 | 134 134 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 | 24 24 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 | 181 181 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 | 255 255 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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Michael Abanikanda: One to Watch
This week’s one to watch is Michael Abanikanda, a junior running back at Thomas Jefferson High School. Abanikanda was recently named to Football University’s Top Gun showcase in Williamsburg Virgin...
Jul 15, 2010 | 14 14 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sports and Political Icons Weigh in on George Steinbrenner
New York's power players reflect on The Boss
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Heroes Basketball Championships held at McClancy High School
17 & Under Boy’s Championship: Crusaders use a fast-paced game to beat Variety (17U), 49-46 On Thursday , July 1, the Championship game was played at 5:00 for the 17 & under boys division. The two ...
Jul 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sacred Heart wins TWO baseball championships
In 1989, gas prices were a lot less expensive, Johnny Carson was still hosting The Tonight Show, Bette Midler had the number one hit “Wind beneath my Wings” , and Sacred Heart won a CYO baseball ch...
Jul 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclone Watch: Clones off to a strong start
The Latest: The Cyclones raced out the gate to start the season, taking two of three against the Staten Island Yankees and sweeping the Aberdeen Ironbirds. At 7-4, the Cyclones sit in first place i...
Jul 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball Update: July 1
Monstarz attacks too much for Four Ones 61-40 In the 17 and under boys division of the Heroes Hoops league, the Monstarz beat Four Ones by a final score of 61 to 40 on Monday. The high scorers for ...
Jul 01, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Cyclones kick off 10th season on Saturday
How does the time go by so fast? It’s hard to believe that 10 years have gone by since baseball returns to Brooklyn, but it’s true: this Saturday evening the Brooklyn Cyclones will kick off their 1...
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saint Margaret’s Dragons Poised to take Championship Title in CYO Juniors Softball
It will all come down to the final game to be played Saturday, June 19th at Juniper Park against Our Lady of Snows in CYO’s highest level of competition in Girls Softball. The Dragons, coached by G...
Jun 17, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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POWERADE Peak Performer Danilo Amaro: Average Joes
This week’s POWERADE Peak Performer is Danilo Amaro. Danilo’s ballhandling skills were on display last week as he helped Average Joes defeat St. Stan’s-Greenpoint. WIth Danilo on the team, we can o...
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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No Kid Left Behind with 5 Boros Basketball
Should the lack of money keep a kid from playing organized basketball? Rick Atson and Michael Herring certainly don’t think so.
Jun 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Miguel Cotto pounds Yuri Foreman in Yankee Stadium Slugfest
Remember when Miguel Cotto was washed up? Yeah, neither do we. Cotto made his return to the ring a triumphant one last Saturday, pounding Brooklyn’s Yuri Foreman for a 9th-round TKO victory in fron...
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s wins Big East Championship
It was a big week for St. John’s, as the Red Storm won their sixth Big East tournament championship with a 3-0 win over UConn on May 30th. The Red Storm (43-20), advanced to the NCAA tournament, wh...
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weekly Heroes Basketball Update: June 2-3
June 2 Powerade attack too much for St Stans- Greenpoint 50-48 It was a close game in the 17 & under boys division of the Heroes hoops last week. On Wednesday , Greenpoint beat Powerade by a final ...
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New York Sharks play 100th game
The New York Sharks set a new record on May 22 in Brooklyn, playing in their 100th game: the most in women’s pro football history. The Sharks celebrated by dismantling the Baltimore Nighthawks 38-6...
Jun 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball: Week 2
May 17 Grace Pizza takes down Plaster Party 46-18 John Marino and Michael Morgan were getting to the glass and grabbing rebounds on Monday at Crowley 2 as Grace Pizza beat the Plaster Party 46-18. ...
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Greece's PM and leader of ruling conservative New Democracy party Samaras addresses parliamentary group in AthensATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras urged lawmakers on Sunday to elect a new president and offered the prospect of general elections by the end of next year once negotiations with international creditors are complete. Speaking in an unscheduled television address on Sunday, he said Greece had a duty to finish negotiations with the European Union and International Monetary Fund. "Then, shielded economically and politically, we can find a suitable timeframe for national elections even at the end of 2015," he said. ...


2014-12-21 07:42:48 -0500

Cars drive by the Sony Pictures Plaza building 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)HONOLULU (AP) — The United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama said as the U.S. decides how to respond to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that law enforcement has blamed on the communist nation.


2014-12-21 07:36:24 -0500

FILE - This Monday May 12, 2014 file image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. Islamic extremists killed 35 people and kidnapped at least 185, fleeing residents said Thursday of an attack near the town where nearly 300 schoolgirls were taken hostage in April. Teenager Aji Ibrahim said he was lucky to escape into the bushes. "No doubt they were Boko Haram members because they were chanting "Allahu akbar" (God is Great) while shooting at people and torching houses," he told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/File)MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A new video from Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram extremists shows gunmen mowing down civilians lying face down in a dorm, and a leader saying they are being killed because they are "infidels" or non-believers.


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