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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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Catch Nostalgia at the Maspeth Street Fair
Take a trip down memory lane with Maspeth-based cover band Nostalgia, which for decades has paid tribute to classic number one hits from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Though they’ve been entertaining f...
Sep 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth businesses gets tips on reducing energy costs
Last Tuesday, men and women filled the chapel of the U.S. Columbarium in Maspeth for an event that was anything but somber. The historic building was the site of a free workshop on energy saving in...
Sep 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Citizen’s Bank opens at Maspeth Stop & Shop
Stop & Shop in Maspeth was bursting at the seams Saturday afternoon at the official grand opening of Citizen’s Bank, which has a history of opening locations within the supermarket chain, and now M...
Sep 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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The annual push for a park at St. Saviour's
For one day each year, plan is front and center
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Veterans remember those whose fate remains unknown
“Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.” This slogan was echoed by candlelight last Friday evening by members of the 32nd chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, during a ...
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
09/13/2010 - 09/19/2010
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Day After in Middle Village
Photos of the damage on Friday afternoon
Sep 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols call on Feds to declare Queens a disaster area
In the wake of a violent tornado that tore through New York City Thursday evening, leaving thousands of New Yorkers with severe property damage and without electricity, elected officials gathered i...
Sep 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pennsylvania woman killed in storm
A Pennsylvania woman who pulled over on the Grand Central Parkway during Thursday evenings powerful storms was killed when a tree fell on her car. Aline Levakis, 30, was on the Grand Central Parkwa...
Sep 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tornado Hits Queens and Brooklyn
Traffic Snarled, Airport Delays, LIRR Stops
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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9/11 memorial in Juniper Park somber, yet hopeful
Local residents gathered in Juniper Valley Park to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11. The feeling in the air was one of sadness and great respect for those who gave their lives on t...
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nine years after the tragedy
Maspeth remembers firefighters, residents who died on 9/11
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
09/06/2010 - 09/12/2010
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'Sew' thoughtful: seniors/students donate handmade dolls to hospital
At a time when many healthcare facilities are strapped for resources, every little bit counts. Olga Demko gives back the best way she knows how; for the last five years, she has sewn and stuffed fa...
Sep 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter
08/30/2010 - 09/05/2010
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STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford University wants to unlock the secrets of the player piano, which brought recorded music into living rooms long before there were cassettes, compact discs or iPods.
2014-12-17 15:06:15 -0500

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014 file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen listens to clients relate their experience during a visit to the office of CONNECT, a coalition of local organizations that provides employment services in Chelsea, Mass. The Federal Reserve issues a policy statement when its two-day meeting ends at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. job market and economy. But it says it will be "patient" in determining when to raise rates.


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LONDON (AP) — A painting by Winston Churchill of the fishpond at his rural home has sold for just under 1.8 million pounds ($2.8 million), almost double the previous record for his work.
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