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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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Josephine Miciukiewicz
Josephine Miciukiewicz passed away on November 29, 2009. Beloved mother of Patricia Wisniewski, Mary Ann Major and Walter Malek. She is also survived by six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren...
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Francis A. Connolly
Francis A. Connolly passed away on December 11, 2009 at the age of 77. He was the beloved husband of Joyce. He was the loving father of Sharon DeMartin, Dave and the late Kenny. He was the cherishe...
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Eugene J. Smykowski
Eugene J. Smykowski passed away on December 11, 2009 at the age of 76. He was the beloved husband of Carol (née Bonaventura). He was the loving father of Carole-Jeanne (Ray) Stock and Cheryl Daniel...
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Raymond E. Bartley
Raymond E. Bartley passed away on December 12, 2009 at the age of 81. He was a United States Navy veteran who served during World War II. He was the loving father of Raymond K., Glenn and Marlene C...
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John Patrick Haffey
John Patrick Haffey passed away on November 30, 2009 at the age of 42. He was the beloved son of John R. and Stephanie. He was the dear brother of Mara Pallotta. He was the loving uncle of Abigail ...
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John Joseph Colucciello
John Joseph Colucciello passed away on November 29, 2009 at the age of 63. He was a United States Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War. He was the beloved husband of Diane Marie Colucciel...
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Alice Rheinlander
Alice Rheinlander passed away on November 30, 2009 at the age of 103. She was the cherished aunt of Robert H. Rheinlander, Lynn Hessel and Susan Kaeding. A graveside service was held on December 5 ...
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Anthony Cuoco
Anthony Cuoco passed away on December 5, 2009 at the age of 83. He was the beloved husband of the late Gemma and Felicia. He was the loving father of Ernesto Cuoco and father-in-law of Roberta. He ...
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Adolfo V. Palladino
Adolfo V. Palladino passed away on November 23, 2009 at the age of 81. He was the beloved husband of Angelina. He was the loving father of Judy Baldwin. He was the cherished grandfather of Renee an...
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rocco LoGiudice
Rocco LoGiudice passed away on November 24, 2009 at the age of 81. He was a United States Air Force veteran who served during World War II. He was the loving father of Gina Sanabria. He was the dea...
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Lorna D. Gonzales
Lorna D. Gonzales passed away on November 22, 2009 at the age of 53. She was the loving mother of Marie Joyce Sulit and Paul Angelo and mother-in-law of Bernadette. She was the beloved daughter of ...
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Ruth Joan Feller
Ruth Joan Feller passed away on November 23, 2009 at the age of 92. She was the devoted daughter of the late Thomas and Kathryn. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Mary’s Church on Novembe...
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lucille Nappi
Lucille Nappi passed away on November 24, 2009 at the age of 86. She was the beloved sister of the late Nicholas Nappi. She was the cherished aunt of Joseph, Anthon, Nicholas and the late Caroline....
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Aida Leonor Alvarado
Aida Leonor Alvarado passed away on November 27, 2009 at the age of 74. She was the loving mother of Francisco Bravo and Brenda Boyle. She was the cherished grandmother of Rosalinda, Sarajoy, Adria...
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Alice Carlson
Alice Carlson of Maspeth, NY passed away on November 25, 2009 at the age of 91. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles. She was the devoted mother of James, Joyce Grodio, Robert and the late ...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks in Washington. Liberal activists eager to draft Warren into a run for president are bringing their effort to Iowa, the pivotal early-voting state where there’s already well-established organizing effort in place _ for Hillary Rodham Clinton. MoveOn.org will hold a meeting Wednesday evening in Des Moines as part of their new "Run Warren Run" campaign. The group is trying to persuade Warren to seek the Democratic nomination in 2016, even though the Massachusetts senator has repeatedly said she is not running. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Liberal activists eager to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a run for president are bringing their effort to Iowa, the pivotal early-voting state.


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Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is seen inside the parliament during Presidential voteBy Renee Maltezou and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has bet on Greece's future with an early vote for the presidency. Samaras's decision last week to bring the three-stage parliamentary vote forward to this month from February took the Greek establishment and financial markets by surprise.  But a select few knew it was coming, among them German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. With Berlin playing a decisive role in European aid for Greece, Samaras and Schaeuble spoke repeatedly by telephone in the days before the early vote was announced on Dec. 8, according to a euro zone official with direct knowledge of the talks.  They discussed details of Greece’s international bailout, which Samaras wants to pull out of a year ahead of schedule. They also talked about bringing forward the vote, this person said, even though the conservative premier has yet to secure a majority of lawmakers for the government's candidate.


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This Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 photo provided by The Collegiate Chorale shows, Eric Idle, center, in the comedic oratorio "Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy") with The Collegiate Chorale, directed and conducted by Ted Sperling at Carnegie Hall in New York. (AP Photo/The Collegiate Chorale, Erin Baiano)NEW YORK (AP) — And now for something completely different.


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