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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 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 | 35 35 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...
Roll with Queens Council on the Arts! Come to the Casino Caliente!
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) is turning 50 in 2016, but we are kicking off the festivities a year early! Save yourself a plane ticket and join QCA for a hot night in Havana,Cuba right here in L...
Wage and Hour Regulation Pitfalls
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 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 | 122 122 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 | 144 144 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 | 132 132 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 | 140 140 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 | 188 188 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 | 261 261 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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2014 Heroes Basketball League Scores and Notes (Up to 6/14)
17 & Under Samuel & Sons 65 Flint Tropics 39 Samuel & Sons Plumbing used its speed to pull away in the second quarter, going on a 25-5 run. The high scorers for Samuel & Sons were Joe Dibenedetto w...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Triple Crown drought continues, Tonalist take Stakes
The Triple Crown went unclaimed for a 36th year as Tonalist captured the 146th running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday by a head over Commissioner, with Kentucky Derby and Preakness ...
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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2014 Heroes Basketball League Scores and Notes
14 & Under Flushing Express 37 Team Titans 18 Flushing Express entered halftime with a commanding 23-12 lead after pulling away at the start of the second quarter. The high scorers for Flushing Exp...
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Hundreds take part in annual McCarren 5K
Nearly 650 runners lined up bright and early this past Saturday morning on Leonard St. for the third annual McCarren Park 5K. Runners circled the park and neighborhood in the 3.1-mile race, weaving...
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diocese of Brooklyn’s CYO inducts inaugural Hall class
“Sports, if used correctly, can teach our young people how to act, how to be, how to think differently,” Father Sean Suckiel noted in his homily in honor of the inaugural Catholic Youth Organizatio...
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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2014 Heroes Basketball League Scores and Notes (5/19-5/23)
17 & Under Samuel & Sons 40 Flint Tropics 33 The high scorers for the Samuel & Sons Plumbing were Joe Dibenedetto with 12 points and Dillon Hogen with 11. The high scorers for Flint Tropics were Ja...
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball League News & Notes
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May 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thousands attend Brooklyn Half at Coney Island
Runner dies after collapsing at the finish line
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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Triple Crown in Queens!
AT THE TRACK
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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Historic baseball season comes to close for St. Joe’s
Four players receive end-of-season honors
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph's baseball headed to Small College World Series
For the second straight year, the St. Joseph’s College baseball team has received a post-season berth and will head to Springfield, Illinois, to compete in the 2014 United States Collegiate Athleti...
May 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five Iron upsets field on opening weekend at Belmont
AT THE TRACK
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St. Joseph’s softball wins conference championship
Team takes home sixth straight HVIAC title
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North Brooklyn leagues kick off 2014 baseball season
Both the Greenpoint Little League and Williamsburg Sports League kicked off the 2014 season this past Saturday with parades. In the case of the Williamsburg Sports League, it was the first annual p...
May 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shutouts keep St. Joseph’s undefeated in HVIAC
Powered by a pair of one-hit shutouts by Jackie Perillo (Howard Beach/Archbishop Molloy) and Jamilynn McGowan (Staten Island/Michael J. Petrides), the St. Joseph’s College softball team swept Sarah...
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This June 12, 2014 photo shows the new Swier Law Firm nestled between businesses in Corsica, S.D., a rural town of 600. A program in South Dakota is helping to lure attorneys from big cities to sparsely populated areas. Although federal grant money for decades has been available for doctors, nurses and dentists willing to relocate to sparsely populated areas, the South Dakota program is believed to be the first of its kind to similarly compensate lawyers. (AP Photo/Regina Garcia Cano)CORSICA, S.D. (AP) — By landing a steady job in a hopping metropolis, Jake Fischer achieved the dream of many who finished law school during the Great Recession. Then, he left the big-city life and moved to a small South Dakota town, lured by a program that seeks to boost the number of rural attorneys.


2014-12-21 11:24:42 -0500

In a photo from Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, Charles Floyd Jones picks up trash at the tent city on the eastern edge of downtown Detroit. Jones can only hope that the city’s good fortune trickles down to him and the 10 other residents of a tent city that’s sprouted in the shadow of a resurgent downtown where rental occupancy is close to full and retail square-footage fetches top dollar. Jones and others in this makeshift community of seven tents say they have nowhere else to go. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — Bankruptcy behind it, Detroit's atmosphere swirls with the promise of better days. Charles Floyd Jones can only hope that the city's good fortune trickles down to him and the 10 other residents of a tent city that's sprouted in the shadow of a resurgent downtown where rental occupancy is close to full and restaurants and shops are doing brisk business.


2014-12-21 11:22:50 -0500
MIAMI (AP) — The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the Castro brothers with the devil.
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