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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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Rose Dalessio
Rose Dalessio Formerly of Maspeth, passed away on March 28, 2014 at Harbor Chase of Vero Beach. Born in 1924 to Agnes and Giachino Cannella, in New York City where she grew up with her late sister,...
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 186 186 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vincenza Peloso
Vincenza Peloso passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved Sister of Josephine Mucaria Gramstad and Marie McMahon and Sister-in-Law of Hank. Loving Aunt of Jaclyn, Michael, Edw...
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Marie B. Murtagh
Marie B. Murtagh passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014 at the age of 47. Beloved Daughter of John G. and Anna May Murtagh. Loving Sister of Kevin T. Murtagh. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles...
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Aspasia Tsampas
Aspasia Tsampas passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the age of 82. Beloved Wife of Leonidas. Loving Mother of Zannis, Tina Pierrankeas, and Irene Sakoulas. Cherished Grandmother of Alki, Leo...
Mar 25, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 215 215 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dolores R. Munoz
Dolores R. Munoz passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the age of 89. Beloved Wife of the late Luis P. Munoz. Loving Mother of Elvia M. Delgado, Fanny Ecker and Silvia Munoz. Cherished Grandmot...
Mar 25, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
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John T. Kehrbaum
John T. Kehrbaum passed away on March 18, 2014. Beloved Husband of the late Theresa. Devoted Father of Elizabeth (Thomas) Galvin and Kathleen (Robert) Fruner. Proud Grandfather of Christine & Jenni...
Mar 18, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 179 179 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paul R. Namorato
Paul R. Namorato passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the age of 39. Beloved Son of Joseph C. and the late Camille T. Namorato. Loving Nephew of Cono R. & Frances Namorato and Rita & George M...
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Frank Nevarez
Frank Nevarez of Maspeth passed away on March 4th, 2014 at the age of 49. He was the beloved Husband of Eileen. Devoted Uncle of Stewart, Peter Sarah, Christopher Tiffany, Matthew, P.J. Kyla, Jake,...
Mar 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 210 210 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lydia Lovisa
Lydia Lovisa passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the age of 89. She was the beloved Wife of the late Raymond Lovisa. Loving Mother of Gloria Wickline, Diane Lovino and the late Patricia L...
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Helen V. Flahery “Nana”
Helen V. Flahery “Nana” March 2, 1919- March 2, 2014 Happy 95th Birthday in Heaven. We love and miss you dearly. You are always in our hearts and prayers. Love you always and forever Marianne & Pau...
Feb 25, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 277 277 recommendations | email to a friend
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Autilia “DeDe” Lassandro
Autilia “DeDe” Lassandro passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the age of 76. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph Lassandro. Loving Sister of Minna Imperato and the late Joseph M. Papavero and A...
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Sara F. Granato
Sara F. Granato passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the age of 86. Beloved Wife of the late Estebean Granato. Loving Mother of Sara A. Garabedian and Stella Munoz and Mother-in-Law of Edwa...
Feb 25, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 246 246 recommendations | email to a friend
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Theresa DiStefano
Theresa DiStefano passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Wife of the late Leonard DiStefano. Loving Mother of Joseph DiStefano, Dominic DiStefano, Leonora Gassier, and K...
Feb 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 249 249 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomas Anthony Pepe
Thomas Anthony Pepe passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband of Linda R. Pepe. Loving Father of Thomas Jr. (Lynette), Christopher (Erin) and Tricia (Darren). Cheri...
Feb 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 283 283 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vito J. Papapietro
Vito J. Papapietro passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the age of 77. Beloved Husband of Priscilla Papapietro. Loving Father of Anthony Papapietro and Lynn Papapietro. Cherished Grandfath...
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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 Nov. 19, 2013 file photo, actor and musician Steven Van Zandt attends a screening of the Netflix television series "Lilyhammer," in New York. Van Zandt says he was honored that musician Bruce Springsteen agreed to appear in the episode, which began airing on Nov. 21, 2014, and marked Van Zandt’s directorial debut, but there was “a little bit of anxiety involved.” (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — It's always a bit uncomfortable having to tell your boss what to do.


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Palestinian members of al-Qassam Brigades take part in a military parade in Gaza CityBy Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas should be removed from the European Union's terrorist list, an EU court ruled on Wednesday, saying the decision to include it was based on media reports not considered analysis. In its ruling, however, the bloc's second highest tribunal said member states could keep Hamas's assets frozen for three months to give time for further review or for an appeal. The EU's foreign policy arm said the bloc continued to view Hamas as a terrorist group. "This was a legal ruling of the court based on procedural grounds. ...


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