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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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Leo C. Bethge
Leo C. Bethge of Middle Village passed away on October 20, 2013 at the age of 82. He was the beloved husband of Alberta. Devoted father of Kenneth & Gerald loving father-in-Law of Carol & Theresa. ...
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Helen Ferrante
Helen Ferrante passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the age of 80. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph Ferrante. Loving Mother of Joann Ferrante, Joseph Ferrante and Maryann Handrinos and Mothe...
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Matthew L. Buttigieg
Matthew L. Buttigieg passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the age of 58. Beloved Husband of Patricia M. Buttigieg. Loving Father of Gina Gucciardo, Mary Ann DePaola and Christina Buttigieg...
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Chandrika Natverlal Bodiwala
Chandrika Natverlal Bodiwala passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the age of 81. Beloved Wife of Natverlal. Loving Mother of Harish, Mahesh, Bharti Baman, and Purnima Ghael. Cherished Grand...
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Crocifissa Gulotta
Crocifissa Gulotta passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the age of 81. Beloved Wife of Matthew Gulotta. Loving Mother of Salvatore Gulotta, Joseph Gulotta and Ernesto Gulotta and Mother-in-...
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Sadie Prudenti
Sadie Prudenti passed away on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 at the age of 97. Beloved Wife of the late Peter Prudenti. Loving Mother of Anthony Prudenti, Margaret LaBozzetti, Annette Hansen and the lat...
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Frank Macchiarulo
Frank Macchiarulo passed away on Wednesday, October 02, 2013 at the age of 86. Beloved Husband of Dolores Macchiarulo. Loving Father of Carolann Russell and Michael Macchiarulo and Father-in-Law of...
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James J. Lynch
James J. Lynch passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the age of 97. Formerly of Crosskeys, County Cavan, Ireland. Beloved Husband of Kathleen Lynch. Loving Father of James J. Lynch MD and Fa...
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Marylynne LaBrusciano
Marylynne LaBrusciano passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the age of 66. Beloved Wife of the late Gerald P. LaBrusciano. Loving Mother of Michael & Julia Zack and Bryan Zack and Stepmothe...
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Josephine Gullotto
Josephine Gullotto passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the age of 82. Beloved Wife of the late Carmelo Gullotto. Loving Mother of Joseph Gullotto and Lucy Pavone and Mother-in-Law of Do...
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Mark L. Weiss
Mark L. Weiss passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the age of 47. Beloved Father of Antoinette, Charlene, Mark Jr., Robert and Joseph. Loving Son of Julia and Robert Steiger. Private Crem...
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Josephine Ricotta
Josephine Ricotta passed away on Monday, September 23, 2013 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late John Ricotta. Loving Mother of Sandy Ricotta and Mother-in-Law of Fran. Cherished Grandmother ...
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Jeanne Cirone
Jeanne Cirone passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the age of 52. Beloved Wife Gerald Cirone. Loving Mother of Victoria Cirone and Paul Cirone. Cherished Daughter of Victor and Jacqueline L...
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Jean Zahn
Jean Zahn passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the age of 80. Beloved Wife of the late Rudolph Zahn. Loving Mother of the late Deborah and Stepmother of Stephen Zahn. Cherished Aunt and Gre...
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Anthony J. Papavero Sr
Anthony J. Papavero Sr. , 70 founder and co-owner of Branchburg Funeral Home in Branchburg NJ, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Anthony resided in Rari...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cuba has released American aid worker Alan Gross after five years in prison, a U.S. official said on Wednesday amid reports of a prisoner exchange that heralds a major overhaul of U.S. policy toward Cuba. The U.S. official said Gross was released on humanitarian grounds. CNN reported a prisoner exchange that also included Cuba releasing a U.S. intelligence source and the United States releasing three Cuban intelligence agents. U.S. President Barack Obama was to make a statement at noon on Cuba, the White House said. ...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History shows George Stinney Jr., the youngest person ever executed in South Carolina, in 1944. A South Carolina state judge, in a Dec. 7, 2014 ruling, vacated Stinney's conviction in the deaths of two young girls, clearing his name. (AP Photo/South Carolina Department of Archives and History, File)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.


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Anti-Castro activists Osvaldo Hernandez, right, and Miguel Saavedra, second from right, chant anti-Obama slogans in the Little Havana area of Miami, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Hernandez and Saavedra express their disagreement with a surprise move announced by senior Obama administration officials that could pave the way for a major shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island nation. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)MIAMI (AP) — President Barack Obama surprise move to re-establish ties with Cuba was applauded by the men and women in a barber shop on Calle Ocho, the heart of Miami's Cuban exile community. Waitresses stopped serving coffee at the El Pub restaurant as Obama spoke on TV. One wiped a tear from her eye as she clasped her hands, overcome with emotion at changes no one believed would come.


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