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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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Helen Karwoski
Helen Karwoski passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the age of 89. Beloved Wife of the late Sylvester Kruczynski. Loving Mother of Robert Kruczynski and Mother-in-Law of Margaret. Cherishe...
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Ronald K. Stemm
Ronald K. Stemm passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the age of 77. Beloved Husband of Sandra S. Stemm. Loving Father of Deborah Goldberg. Cherished Grandfather of Nicole and Matthew. Dear...
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Frank J. Casano
Frank J. Casano passed away on Monday, December 09, 2013 at the age of 86. Beloved Husband of Lucille J. Casano. Loving Dad of Joanne Russo. Mr. Casano was a United States Army Veteran. Mass of Chr...
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Frank M. DeRupo
Frank M. DeRupo passed away on Monday, December 09, 2013 at the age of 64. Beloved Husband of Peggy DeRupo. Loving Father of Lauren, Matthew and the late Michael and Father-in-Law of Tricia. Cheris...
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Joseph M. Zajkowski
Joseph M. Zajkowski passed away on December 10th 2013 at the age of 58 years. Beloved Brother of Geraldine Whyte and Regina Franklin. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Religious Service at Kodis...
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Rose T. Wilkanowski
Rose T. Wilkanowski passed away on December 10th, 2013 at the age of 89 years. Beloved Mother of Rosemary and Barbara Wilkanowski. Also Survived by Nieces & Nephews. Funeral Mass at Holy Cross RC C...
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Vincenza Imperato
Vincenza Imperato passed away on Friday, December 06, 2013 at the age of 80. Beloved Wife of the late Raffaele Imperato. Loving Mother of Antonio, Anna, Salvatore, Daniele and Eleonora. Cherished G...
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Anthony DiVito
Anthony DiVito passed away on Monday, December 02, 2013 at the age of 82. Beloved Husband of the late Sylvia DiVito. Loving Father of Ann-Jean Goldberg and Bernadette DiVito-Santana. Cherished Gran...
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Frank Terrana
Frank Terrana passed away on Monday, December 02, 2013 at the age of 88. Beloved Husband of the late Lillian Terrana. Loving Father of Salvatore Terrana and Donna DeBellis and Father-in-Law of Lore...
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Albert J. Danko
Albert J. Danko passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at the age of 93. Thoroughbred Racing Horse Trainer at Belmont Park for over 50 years. Beloved Husband of Carmela Danko. Loving Father of ...
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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 (Don) Roman and Florence Grappone. Cherished Grandmo...
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Martha L. Lisowsky
Martha L. Lisowsky passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the age of 90. Beloved Wife of the late Peter. Loving Mother of Martha Brady and Karen Unalt. Cherished Grandmother of Bryan, Cara a...
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John Shea
John Shea passed away on Monday, November 25, 2013 at the age of 61. Beloved Husband of the late Darlene. Loving father of John M. and Kevin, and father-in-Law of Colleen. Cherished Grandfather of ...
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Lothar G. Keller
Lothar G. Keller passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband of Rita Keller. Dear Brother of Eberhard Keller. Also survived by numerous loving nieces, cousins and fri...
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Sophie Rudakiewich
Sophie Rudakiewich passed away on November 10, at age 91. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael; loving mother of Natalie Tecza, mother-in-law of the late Stanley and loving mother of Richar...
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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who shot and killed a German exchange student caught trespassing in his garage was convicted of deliberate homicide Wednesday despite arguing that a state "castle doctrine" law allowed him to use deadly force to protect his home and family.
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Students watch a live, nationally broadcast speech by Cuba's President Raul Castro about the country's restoration of relations with the United States, on a TV at school in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Castro said profound differences remain between Cuba and the U.S. in areas such as human rights, foreign policy and questions of sovereignty, but that the countries have to learn to live with their differences "in a civilized manner." (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country Wednesday that Cuba was restoring relations with the United States after more than a half-century of hostility.


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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 1959 file photo, Cuba's Fidel Castro speaks to supporters at the Batista military base "Columbia," now known as Ciudad Libertad, in Cuba. The Cuban revolution triumphed on Jan. 1, 1959 after dictator Fulgencio Batista fled the country and Fidel Castro and his band of rebels descended from the island's eastern mountains, where they waged a guerrilla war against government troops. The United States soon recognized the new government, but two years later on Jan. 3, 1961 broke relations with Cuba and closed its embassy. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, the U.S. and Cuba agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War. (AP Photo, File)Key events in U.S.-Cuba relations:


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