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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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Hugh P. Woods
Hugh P. Woods passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband Christina Woods. Loving Father of Richard Woods. Funeral Services were offered at Papavero Funeral Home on...
Nov 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richard Bonaventura
Richard Bonaventura passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the age of 63. Beloved Brother of Carol Smykowski and twin brother of Anthony Bonaventura and Brother-in-Law of Stephanie and the la...
Nov 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 156 156 recommendations | email to a friend
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Felicia Grappone
Felicia Grappone passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late Peter Grappone. Loving Mother of Margaret and Florence Grappone. Cherished Grandmother of Jenn...
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Joseph J. Davis
Joseph J. Davis passed away on November 17, 2013 at the age of 77. A proud member of the V.F.W Post #123. Mr. Davis was a retired motorman of N.Y.C. Transit. He was the beloved husband of Victoria....
Nov 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 181 181 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charles Joseph Baker
Charles Joseph Baker of Middle Village passed away on November 8, 2013 at the age of 59. Loving son of Mary M. (Weis) Baker and the late Charles H. Baker. Dear brother of George (Maryann), William ...
Nov 12, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 211 211 recommendations | email to a friend
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Catherine Corsi
Catherine Corsi passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the age of 93. Beloved Sister of Rose Corsi, Dorothy Pirazzo, and Patrick Corsi. Cherished Aunt of numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of C...
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John Bilach
John Bilach passed away on Saturday, November 09, 2013 at the age of 82. Beloved Husband of Lucy V. Bilach. Loving Father of Gary Bilach (Donna) and Mark Bilach (Donna). Cherished Grandfather of An...
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Mary Dombkowski
Mary Dombkowski passed away on October 28, 2013 at the age of 60. Loving Daughter of Hedwig and the late Joseph, Sr. Dear Sister of Joseph Jr., Peter, and Theresa Kardys. Beloved friend of Tom Nios...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 218 218 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary Philipps
Mary Philipps passed away on Saturday, November 02, 2013 at the age of 82. Loving Mother of Manny Philipps, Thea Sevastos and the late Evie Philipps. Cherished Grandmother of Mary and Athena. Dear ...
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Bertha (Bonnie) Kotwasinski
Bertha (Bonnie) Kotwasinski Passed away on October 31st, 2013 at the age of 87 years. Beloved Aunt of Maryanna Zero. Loving Great-Aunt of Jessica D’Antonio and Joelle Matuszewski. Great-Grand Aunt ...
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Ruth Kempisty (nee Howard)
Ruth Kempisty (nee Howard) longtime resident, community volunteer and activist of Maspeth passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the age of 95 years. Beloved Wife of John Kempisty. Loving Moth...
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Edward H. Cheslak
Edward H. Cheslak passed away on October 2nd, 2013 at the age of 69 years. Beloved Uncle of Susan and Stacy Siryk. Dear Brother-in-Law of Ina Cheslak. Funeral Mass at Miraculous Medal RC Church, Th...
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Anthony F. McGrath
Anthony F. McGrath passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the age of 79. Native of Rossport, County Mayo, Ireland. Beloved Husband of the late Mary B. McGrath (nee Donnelly). Loving Father of ...
Oct 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 210 210 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joseph A. Mamo
Joseph A. Mamo passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the age of 86. Beloved Husband of the late Grace Mamo. Loving Father of Maria Mamo-Vacacela and Kathryn Schuh. Dear Brother of Anthony Ma...
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Mildred T. Wrobel
Mildred T. Wrobel passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the age of 99. Beloved Wife of the late Paul Wrobel. Loving Mother of Kenneth Wrobel, Alan Wrobel & Brian Wrobel and Mother-in-Law of...
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Humberto de la Calle, the head of Colombia's government peace negotiation team, center, turns over a shovel full of dirt during the ceremonial planting of the "Tree of hope for peace and reconciliation in Colombia," while Ivan Marquez, chief negotiator for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, third from right, and representatives of victims of Colombian conflict and mediators look on, in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Colombia's largest rebel group announced an indefinite, unilateral cease-fire Wednesday, saying guerrillas will refrain from staging attacks so long as they aren't targeted by the U.S.-backed military.


2014-12-17 18:12:02 -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) — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from its screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the "The Interview."


2014-12-17 18:09:46 -0500
By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A day after Republican Jeb Bush said he was exploring a campaign for U.S. President, his staff had to revise the wording of a statement that called the Castro brothers benefactors of a change in U.S. Cuba policy, when it meant to call them beneficiaries. The statement, lambasting President Barack Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba, initially said "the benefactors of President Obama's ill-advised move will be the heinous Castro brothers who have oppressed the Cuban people for decades. ...
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