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NYC Employment Law — Pre-tax Transit Benefits
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 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 | 58 58 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 | 74 74 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 | 98 98 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 | 85 85 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 | 92 92 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 | 136 136 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 | 212 212 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...
Forest Hills Food Crawl
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 230 230 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chamber and All The Tastes of New York would love to invite you to our first Forest Hills Food Crawl, a culinary journey through Forest Hills happening this Wednesday, November 12th ! A Food Cr...
What Is the Professional Exception to Employment At-Will Termination?
Nov 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 276 276 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans As described in our earlier blog article, there are exceptions to at-will employment terminations, making them unlawful, and termination based on discrimination is one of th...

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Halfway to Summer Celebration
It was an evening of surf tunes, cheap beers and raffles at O’Neill’s bar and restaurant, located at 64-21 53rd Dr. in Maspeth, at their first annual Halfway to Summer Beach Party on Sat., Jan. 4 t...
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Residents ticketed for snow-covered sidewalks
Some Maspeth residents were unexpectedly ticketed for having snow on their sidewalks after it piled high following the winter storm that hit last Thursday night and lasted into Friday morning. John...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/23/13-1/5/14)
Monday, Dec. 23 Ismael Iniguez was arrested at the intersection of Stanhope Street and Fairview Avenue for violation of local law by Officer Defreitas. Maria Soto was arrested at 66-11 Myrtle Avenu...
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Top 10 Queens News Stories of 2013
10. ATU Bus Strike Beginning on Jan. 16, nearly 8,000 Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 1181 bus drivers walked off the job to safeguard benefits and ensure job security in new contracts. During the ...
Jan 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens West Kiwanis supports Ronald McDonald House
It was a Merry Christmas after all for the children at the Ronald McDonald House New York this year. After learning about the support system and programs provided by the group every day to support ...
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Parks employee charged with sexually abusing underage relative
Rene Herrera worked out of Juniper Valley Park
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104th captain praises officers for shutting down Ridgewood pot farm
After the 104th Precinct got a call of an alleged “pot farm” on Oct. 15, officers stepped into action and ultimately shut down the the illicit farming operation. Last week, they were honored by the...
Dec 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kiwanis members new and old recognized at dinner
The Middle Village Kiwanis Club held its annual holiday party last week at La Bella Cucina to not only thank their past president Tina Di Troia, but to also prepare for a new year of fundraising. T...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Group trying to put the 'fun' in fundraising
Host pub crawl to raise money for families in MidVille fire
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/16/13-12/22/13)
Monday, Dec. 16 Camilo Polanco was arrested at the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and 73rd Street for driving while intoxicated by Officer Frevola. Juan Castilla was arrested at the intersecti...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/9/13-12/15/13)
Monday, Dec. 9 Lonnie Harris was arrested at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Forest Park Drive for driving with a suspended license by Officer Sullivan. Edwin Martinez was arrested at 1630 St...
Dec 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glendale homeless shelter opposition at DHS hearing
Elected officials say they are doing all they can
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Queens Boulevard protestors call for a safer street
Transportation Alternatives points to recent tragedy to raise awareness
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Middle Village Tree Lighting Ceremony
The Middle Village Chamber of Commerce and Middle Village Kiwanis Club hosted the Town of Middle Village Christmas Tree Lighting with Christmas carols and pictures with Santa on December 6 at 75-27...
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/2/13-12/8/13)
Monday, Dec. 2 No Arrests Tuesday, Dec. 3 No Arrests Wednesday, Dec. 4 Anthony Bilodeau was arrested at 57-66 Mazeau Street for third-degree assault by Officer Quintanilla. Anthony Delain was arres...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students watch a live, nationally broadcast speech by Cuba's President Raul Castro about the country's restoration of relations with the United States, on a TV at school in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Castro said profound differences remain between Cuba and the U.S. in areas such as human rights, foreign policy and questions of sovereignty, but that the countries have to learn to live with their differences "in a civilized manner." (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country Wednesday that Cuba was restoring relations with the United States after more than a half-century of hostility.


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FILE-- In this Nov. 19, 2013 file photo, actor and musician Steven Van Zandt attends a screening of the Netflix television series "Lilyhammer," in New York. Van Zandt says he was honored that musician Bruce Springsteen agreed to appear in the episode, which began airing on Nov. 21, 2014, and marked Van Zandt’s directorial debut, but there was “a little bit of anxiety involved.” (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — It's always a bit uncomfortable having to tell your boss what to do.


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Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades take part in a military parade in Gaza CityBy Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas should be removed from the European Union's terrorist list, an EU court ruled on Wednesday, saying the decision to include it was based on media reports not considered analysis. In its ruling, however, the bloc's second highest tribunal said member states could keep Hamas's assets frozen for three months to give time for further review or for an appeal. The EU's foreign policy arm said the bloc continued to view Hamas as a terrorist group. "This was a legal ruling of the court based on procedural grounds. ...


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