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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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New course draws large crowd for Queens half-marathon
More than 3,600 runners braved the warm temperatures Saturday morning to participate in the Queens half-marathon. Michael Dixon was the top male runner, crossing the finish line with a time of 1:14...
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookyln Cyclones go streaking, win six straight games
Cyclone Watch: July 22
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball Update: July 11-17
BQE Ballers pull out a win over Force, 56-38 The BQE Ballers took control on Thursday, defeating Force, 56 to 38. The game was set on fast breaks, and many spectacular plays were made.Dennis Hot le...
Jul 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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TOP TEN Places We Got To Catch The FIFA WORLD CUP!
NEVADA SMITH’s in Manhattan. No greater venue in NYC for soccer than two-story packed-to-the-gills NEVADA SMITH’S (“Where Football Is Religion!”), especially if it’s England you’re rooting for. Mer...
Jul 16, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our Top Ten Favorite Things About The 2010 World Cup
“Love the vuvuzelas”
Jul 15, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael Abanikanda: One to Watch
This week’s one to watch is Michael Abanikanda, a junior running back at Thomas Jefferson High School. Abanikanda was recently named to Football University’s Top Gun showcase in Williamsburg Virgin...
Jul 15, 2010 | 14 14 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sports and Political Icons Weigh in on George Steinbrenner
New York's power players reflect on The Boss
Jul 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball Championships held at McClancy High School
17 & Under Boy’s Championship: Crusaders use a fast-paced game to beat Variety (17U), 49-46 On Thursday , July 1, the Championship game was played at 5:00 for the 17 & under boys division. The two ...
Jul 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sacred Heart wins TWO baseball championships
In 1989, gas prices were a lot less expensive, Johnny Carson was still hosting The Tonight Show, Bette Midler had the number one hit “Wind beneath my Wings” , and Sacred Heart won a CYO baseball ch...
Jul 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclone Watch: Clones off to a strong start
The Latest: The Cyclones raced out the gate to start the season, taking two of three against the Staten Island Yankees and sweeping the Aberdeen Ironbirds. At 7-4, the Cyclones sit in first place i...
Jul 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Basketball Update: July 1
Monstarz attacks too much for Four Ones 61-40 In the 17 and under boys division of the Heroes Hoops league, the Monstarz beat Four Ones by a final score of 61 to 40 on Monday. The high scorers for ...
Jul 01, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Cyclones kick off 10th season on Saturday
How does the time go by so fast? It’s hard to believe that 10 years have gone by since baseball returns to Brooklyn, but it’s true: this Saturday evening the Brooklyn Cyclones will kick off their 1...
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saint Margaret’s Dragons Poised to take Championship Title in CYO Juniors Softball
It will all come down to the final game to be played Saturday, June 19th at Juniper Park against Our Lady of Snows in CYO’s highest level of competition in Girls Softball. The Dragons, coached by G...
Jun 17, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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POWERADE Peak Performer Danilo Amaro: Average Joes
This week’s POWERADE Peak Performer is Danilo Amaro. Danilo’s ballhandling skills were on display last week as he helped Average Joes defeat St. Stan’s-Greenpoint. WIth Danilo on the team, we can o...
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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No Kid Left Behind with 5 Boros Basketball
Should the lack of money keep a kid from playing organized basketball? Rick Atson and Michael Herring certainly don’t think so.
Jun 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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