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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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Politics could get dirty in Corona next year
We have a feeling that things are going to get real ugly in Corona starting next year. Fed up with the antics of State Senator Hiram Monserrate – which include abusing his girlfriend and holding th...
Dec 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Politics makes for weird bedfellows
Who knew that Senator Chuck Schumer was such a big fan of the indie and alternative rock scenes? If you've ever been to Williamsburg on a Sunday in the summer, you've probably noticed that there is...
Dec 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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The political merry-go-round
The new job numbers came out recently, and the news was good: the unemployment rate was lower than expected. That means there must have been quite a bit of job creation in other parts of the econom...
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bloomberg not giving Thompson any tips
If Bill Thompson was looking to get some inside information on running a successful campaign for a future try at public office - which he has expressed interest in - he's not going to get any help ...
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Big Apple gets an apple?
Thank goodness Councilman James Gennaro of Queens ran unopposed in the last election, or a very real and important issue affecting the lives of every New Yorker would continue to go unaddressed. We...
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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What we're 'drank'-ful for
Well goslings, it's that time of the year again, and we sincerely hope you have stocked up on your Night Train Express Reserve and ordered your turducken early (only $85 here !). Oh, and if you fin...
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voting in Jackson Heights will cost ya!
In what appears to be more like an election in a Middle Eastern country where stuffing the ballot box is encouraged, the volunteer organization “74th Street Merchant’s Association” held an election...
Nov 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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All the pleasure and none of the pain
The state may be facing a whopping $3.9 billion budget deficit that is likely going to cripple the economy for us and our children, paving the way for punk rock vigilantes to take over New York Cit...
Nov 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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This week's Pol(-itically incorrect) Position
Americans are a notoriously forgiving bunch with a short-term memory when it comes to our politicians and celebrities crossing certain moral boundaries and falling – however temporarily - from our ...
Nov 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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So long & farewell Elections 2009
Has it really come to an end? Pol Position can say in no uncertain terms that this election year has been the craziest that we have ever covered. From the moment term limits were overturned to ever...
Nov 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nasty Ten-year-old Tales Brought Up In Middle Village Race
Is the race in the 30th District (which covers Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale, Ridgewood and Woodhaven) close? You bet. And just in case voters forgot about the ten-year-old corruption complaint...
Oct 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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And it looks like Hiram Monserrate will live to fight another day.
Oct 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crowley makes good on Kiwanis flap
Now those of you who are watching know that it’s a whole lot of fun when a Republican actually has a shot at a seat in New York City. Well, the 30th Council District seat in Glendale is held by Dem...
Oct 13, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dems helping Flushing Republican?
In Flushing, the race to replace outgoing councilman and comptroller candidate John Liu has some interesting dynamics coming down the stretch run. The folks on the editorial board (which sometimes ...
Oct 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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The governor becomes a bona fide TV star
It seems like everyone just wants him to go away, so Governor David Paterson has decided to be everywhere! A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that the president himself - yes goslings, Barack O...
Oct 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 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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A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon of December 9, 2014The Dow jumped nearly 300 points Wednesday after the US Federal Reserve made no changes to its monetary policy, saying it can remain "patient" before moving to raise interest rates. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 288.00 points (1.69 percent) at 17,356.87. The broad-based S&P 500 soared 40.15 (2.04 percent) to 2,012.89, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 96.48 (2.12 percent) to 4,644.31. In the statement, the Federal Open Market Committee, the Fed's policy arm, left in place expectations that the central bank may raise interest rates only in the middle of 2015, downplaying speculation that a hike might come earlier than that because of the strength of the US economy.


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This undated photo provided by the Montgomery County Office of the District Attorney in Norristown, Pa., shows Bradley William Stone, 35, of Pennsburg, Pa., a suspect in six shooting deaths in Montgomery County on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said all of the victims have a "familial relationship" to Stone. (AP Photo/Montgomery County Office of the District Attorney)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Marines who served with a Pennsylvania man who killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives before he was found dead said he fought constantly with his wife during the time they knew him.


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