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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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Three STJ golfers earn spots on All-Big East team
After leading the St. John’s men’s golf team to a runner-up finish at the 2013 Big East Championships and all finishing inside the top-10 in the individual championship, junior Ryan McCormick, seni...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 155 155 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our Lady of Grace, American Classic Cakes get big wins
HEROES BASKETBALL LEAGUE
May 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meet the 'Matts'!
Harvey's been the only bright spots for the Mets, but team can't even get him a win
May 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freedom Child cruises to win in Peter Pan
AT THE TRACK
May 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
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Derby winner ORb returns to Belmont, Hessonite gets win coming off injury
AT THE TRACK
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph's baseball postseason comes to an end
The St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn) baseball team was eliminated from the 2013 United States Collegiate Athletic Association Small College World Series, dropping a 6-1 decision to Penn State Greate...
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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City hosts martial arts competition
Competitors aged 6 to 17 had the opportunity to show off their martial arts skills as they competed in forms and sparring at the fifth annual “Challenge of Champions” martial arts tournament at the...
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's golf takes second in Big East
The St. John’s men’s golf team saved its best for last, giving USF a run for the 2013 Big East title by shooting a 281(-7) on Tuesday at Reunion Resort to take home runner-up honors. The round was ...
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball League 2013 Championship Games Schedule For July 2
Heroes Youth Basketball League Queens Brooklyn
May 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Belmont season underway, bet on the Kentucky Derby this weekend
New York racing fans in search of simulcast action from Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby this weekend need look no further than Belmont Park and Aquduct Racetrack. On Friday, May 3, Belmont and Aq...
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garcia and Judah deliver at Barclays Center
Danny Garcia retained his WBA and WBC junior welterweight titles, defeating Brooklyn native Zab Judah before a hometown crowd of 13,000 boxing fans at the Barclays Center Saturday night. Judah (42-...
May 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Golden Gloves Finals Come to Barclays Center
The Daily News Golden Gloves championships began a new chapter in its 86-year- history when it crowned 25 new champions at the Barclay's Center last week over the course of two nights. It's the fir...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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West Side Tennis Club celebrates 100th Anniversary
Generations young and old at the West Side Tennis Club (WSTC) will remember April 21, 2013, as the day they witnessed Forest Hills history in the making. To welcome a summer filled with events cele...
Apr 24, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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Battle of the Boroughs Tennis League
USTA Eastern and the City Parks Foundation are teaming up to present for the first-ever “Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge,” a friendly competition between New York’s local tennis players. Th...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spartan Race challenges athletes at Citi Field
Over 12,000 men, women and teens from around the tri-state area filled Citi Field this past Saturday, but it wasn’t for a Met game. The stadium was transformed into a colossal obstacle course for t...
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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