blog roll
our featured bloggers
Estate Planning Basics for Newlyweds – How to Get Prepared for the Unexpected
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s that time of year – the time for beautiful weddings, fun receptions, delicious cakes, special gifts, and romantic honeymoons. While this is a joyous time for everyone, it’s also time for you a...
The Annual Pay Notice Requirement of the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Could Be Close to Ending
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans After the Wage Theft Prevention Act went into effect, restaurant owners and other types of business owners became burdened with paperwork as they complied with annual requir...
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Steven Palermo The recent warm weather makes me realize how rapidly summer is approaching. It’s time to dust off those BBQ’s and open the pools. Millions of people enjoy swimming in pools e...
$$ OPPORTUNITY HAS KNOCKED ! $$ Networking For Prosperity & Adventure $$
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 264 264 recommendations | email to a friend
Bring Pen & Paper for this great opportunity to learn about:  * Job search, Employment Training, Networking Skills & How Every Dollar Counts . **Snacks & Beverages provided.** WHEN : Wednesday June...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JUNE 2014
Jun 19, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 296 296 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update The pace of home sales rose in May after a slow start in the beginning of 2014. Inventory increased slightly again in May, meaning buyers should have a bit more ch...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 1: The Italian presence…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 337 337 recommendations | email to a friend
  Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena for L'Idea Magazine   Book Expo America 2014 has brought a wave of foreign authors, either in the original language or in translation, and among the...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 2: The Authors Speak…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 336 336 recommendations | email to a friend
Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena  for L'Idea Magazine   Javits Center was the center of attention for all American book lovers for four days at the end of May, with a series of events...
Interview to author Tony Napoli.
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 793 793 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently I published a review on the popular book “My Father, My Don,” A Son’s Journey from Organized Crime to Sobriety, and I am now pleased to offer our readers an interview to the author, Tony N...
How Much Can Allegations of Discrimination Cost You?
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 309 309 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Discrimination is a serious issue for employers. It can lead to disputes, lawsuits and even forced business sales. Forced business sale, substantial fines and the disgrace o...
Wage and Hours Cases Setting Precedents for Tipped Employees
May 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 487 487 recommendations | email to a friend
  Restaurant owners are subject to numerous regulations they must comply with and as various cases are litigated, rulings establish new precedents that can change how the industry does business. Ma...

more blogs

opinion
NYS grapples with legalized marijuana
IN OUR OPINION
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Re-Evaluating the Evaluation Process
A lawsuit by a parents’ organization challenging how New York State protects public school teachers may not change the entire dynamic of public education in the state. It will, however, expose a cr...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
$23M is a good start, but it’s not enough
IN OUR OPINION
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Pat Toro, Vietnam Veteran and Advocate
STRICTLY STASI
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Why are black males failing at higher ed?
Op-Ed
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Is it already time to trash composting pilot?
Is the city composting program obsolete before it even gets off the ground? After only a short time in the pilot phase, a new composting initiative by the Department of Sanitation is finding itself...
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Farewell Phil Ragusa
Phil Ragusa, chairman of the Queens County Republican Party, passed away last week. Leading a political party, especially one with fewer and fewer resources is not easy. Ragusa’s tenure got off to ...
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Politics, like sports, loves a good comeback story
STRICTLY STASI
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
New York State needs paid family leave
Op-Ed
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Pothole in the road to Vision Zero
IN OUR OPINION
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Speak up, even if the news is bad
IN OUR OPINION
Jun 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
How Serious Do We Take Online Education?
STRICTLY STASI
Jun 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
VA Scandal Demands Bold and Decisive Action
Op-Ed
Jun 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Let's make NYC even more electric
IN OUR OPINION
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
High Time for State Senate to Okay Medical Marijuana
STRICTLY STASI
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

A vehicle that carried President Barack Obama is parked outside of a residence where the president is attending a fundraising event in Seattle, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the start of a three-day West Coast trip that is planned to include at least five fundraising events in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. (AP Photo)SEATTLE (AP) — Fundraising amid a swirl of overseas and border challenges, President Barack Obama conceded Tuesday that foreign crises are creating anxieties in an American public already worried that a recovering economy is not improving their lives.


2014-07-22 21:56:30 -0400

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, allowed the Arizona executionof Wood to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections, File)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country.


2014-07-22 21:53:37 -0400

A Malaysian investigator, left, takes a black box from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 as it is handed over by a Donetsk People's Republic official in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)Bodies recovered from the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 will be flown to the Netherlands Wednesday as the country mourns 193 citizens killed in what US officials said was a "mistake" by pro-Russian separatists. Flags will fly at half mast on a day of national mourning in the Netherlands, the origin of the doomed flight to Kuala Lumpur that was allegedly blown out of the sky by a missile, drawing victims from 10 nations into a remote conflict raging in eastern Ukraine. Two black boxes recovered from the flight have been handed to Dutch experts leading the investigation and will be sent to Britain for the data to be downloaded, the Netherlands government said. The recovery of the crucial flight recorders and the victims' remains came after days of bitter wrangling with pro-Russian separatists controlling the crash site, who finally released them under intense international pressure.


2014-07-22 21:52:05 -0400