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NYC Employment Law — Pre-tax Transit Benefits
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 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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Maspeth's New Sound Studio keeps the hits coming
What makes a hit song? While great lyrics are important for a chart-topping ditty, they’re not the only thing that needs to enter to mix. The instruments, voice, and production are all important fa...
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P.S. 87 addition popular, but still not in the works
DOE opposed to an extension for MidVille school
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Plan to truck garbage through Maspeth stinks
Group protest Waste Management proposal
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Doe Fund contract extended
Organization will continue to tidy up Grand Avenue
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Nabes call for St. Saviour's site to become park
At the same time Maspeth residents were protesting a plan to transfer garbage through their neighborhood Saturday morning, they also called for the transformation of the former St. Saviour's site i...
Jul 21, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Street repairs scheduled for CB5
The following roadways are scheduled for milling and resurfacing in the Community Board 5 area this year: • Metropolitan Avenue, from 80 Street to Fresh Pond Road • Cooper Avenue from 73 Place to 6...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
07/13/09 - 07/19/09
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Queens against upstate gas drilling near reservoirs
Upstate senator says plan, if done right, could bring area much-needed jobs
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Waste Management plan voted down by CB5
Board calls for alternatives
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
07/06/09 - 07/12/09
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MidVille Radio Shack robbed
Police are on the hunt for a male-female team that held up a Middle Village Radio Shack on July 5. The pair entered the store at 69-18 Metropolitan Avenue at 4:45 p.m. armed with a handgun. They de...
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Elmhurst residents protest 58th Ave. shelter
Rally to stop homeless facility from opening in residential neighborhood
Jul 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inside the Ridgewood Reservoir
Tour illuminates debate over redevelopment project
Jul 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Blotter
06/29/09 - 07/05/09
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New Yorkers getting milked on milk
Councilman Eric Gioia, chairman of the Council Committee on Oversight and Investigations, released a survey last Sunday that found huge disparities in the cost of milk both within neighborhoods and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2012, file photo, New England Compounding Center President, co-owner, and Director of Pharmacy Barry Cadden takes the fifth amendment option and declines to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Energy subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing about the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak. Cadden was among 14 people from the Framingham, Mass., pharmaceutical company arrested at their homes Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Tainted steroids manufactured by the pharmacy were blamed for a fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people across the country. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)BOSTON (AP) — Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers' gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn't properly sterilize them and failed to test drugs for purity before sending them to hospitals and pain clinics. Employees falsified logs to make it look as if the so-called clean rooms had been disinfected.


2014-12-17 16:34:01 -0500

A poster for the movie "The Interview" is taken down by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. (AP Photo/David Goldman)NEW YORK (AP) — The top theater chains in North America have dropped "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorist attacks at theaters showing the comedy, effectively squashing the film's Dec. 25 release.


2014-12-17 16:32:56 -0500
By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Potential Republican 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Wednesday criticized the White House's move to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba, calling the shift a "dramatic overreach" of President Barack Obama's executive authority. "Cuba is a dictatorship with a disastrous human rights record, and now President Obama has rewarded those dictators," Bush, the former governor of Florida, a key state with a large Cuban-American population, said in a statement. ...
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