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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...
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...
VILLA ERASMO-NOW A 5 STAR RESTAURANT IN MIDDLE VILLAGE,NY
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Villa Erasmo- Italian 69-61 Juniper Blvd Middle Village, NY 11379 5 Star Review 11/13/2014 Nov.13,2014-Finally this restaurant has put it altogether. With a fantastic Chef, good courteous waiters a...

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St. John’s has a new three-point record holder
Harrison sets new mark in win over Youngstown St.
Dec 24, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three St. Joe’s athletes receive conference accolades
Sophomore Michael Megafu (Brooklyn/Nazareth Regional) was one of three St. Joseph’s College athletes honored recently. Megafu was recognized by the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) a...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decisive win for Strapping Groom
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LIU notches win, Brickman notches career record
Senior point guard Jason Brickman set a new career high with 21 points and broke the Northeast Conference career assists record that had stood for over 25 years in helping the LIU Brooklyn men’s ba...
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
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In the end, St. John’s can’t stop high-flying Syracuse
A college basketball game is 40 minutes long, and you have to play all 40 of them. Just ask St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin, who kept referring to distinctively different parts of the Red Storm’s...
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Storm women drop two in Holiday Classic
The St. John’s women’s basketball team closed out the sixth annual St. John’s Chartwells Holiday Classic with a 64-51 loss to James Madison at Carnesecca Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Red Storm is...
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Jonesy Boy get first stakes win
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Aqueduct Racing News & Notes
• Ullapool won her third straight race and remained unbeaten in 2013 by using front-running tactics to take the $100,000 Garland of Roses by two lengths over Delightful Quality on Saturday at Aqued...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s uses hot shooting stretch to down Fordham
Seventeen straight baskets leads to lopsided victory
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St. John’s women suffer tough road loss
The St. John’s women’s basketball team suffered its second defeat of the season on Friday evening, falling 69-55 on the road to Auburn. The Red Storm now has a record of 5-2 while the Tigers improv...
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Brooklyn, you now have a new boxing champion
Two weeks after his 33rd birthday, Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi (33-5, 7 KO’s) picked up his 33rd win in a unanimous decision victory over Zab “Super” Judah (42-9, 29 KO’s) in front of his hom...
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St. John’s comes from behind to best Georgia Tech
After trailing Georgia Tech by 15 with less than nine minutes remaining in the first half, the Red Storm came back to take the consolation game in the Barclay’s Center Classic. D’Angelo Harrison sc...
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s College players earn weekly honors
In recognition of their outstanding play for the St. Joseph’s College men’s and women’s basketball teams, Michael Megafu (Brooklyn/Nazareth Regional) was named the United States Collegiate Athletic...
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Flat Out takes Cigar Mile
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Aqueduct Racing News & Notes
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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. ...


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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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