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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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Ragamuffins parade draws hundreds
The annual Maspeth Lions Ragamuffins Parade marched down Grand Avenue from the entrance of Mount Olivet Cemetery to the Maspeth Federal Savings Bank parking lot on Halloween night. Escorted by offi...
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Republicans take control of State Senate
Queens voters stick with their Democratic incumbents
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/27/14-11/2/14)
Monday, Oct. 27 Katisha Cabrerra was arrested at 60-39 Maspeth Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Jonas. Jennifer Graziano was arrested at 60-19 71st Avenue for disorderly conduct by Officer F...
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Man slashed in Maspeth over a parking spot
Incident occurred outside a bingo hall
Oct 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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ENDORSEMENT: We choose Addabbo for District 15
In the State Senate race in the 15th District, incumbent Joe Addabbo faces a challenge from Republican Michael Conigliaro. Conigliaro is a law office manager, and he impressed us with his passion f...
Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elmhurst school hosts Read Aloud Day
To kick off school-wide programming for the school year, PS/IS 102 in Elmhurst hosted its 11th annual Read Aloud Day last Friday. More than 50 parents, students, former teachers and administrators,...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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MidVille Kiwanis honors local leaders at annual fundraiser
The Kiwanis of Middle Village held their second annual Business and Community Person of the Year event last week to not only honor local civic leaders, but also kick off the new season of fundraisi...
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104th Precinct Police blotter (10/20/14-10/25/14)
Monday, Oct. 20 Samuel Pena was arrested at the intersection of Weirfield Street and Cypress Avenue for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Vincent. Jake O'Hehir was arrested at 62-05 84th St...
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Queens cops attacked by man with a hatchet
Struck two officers before being killed
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Kiwanis inducts new members at O’Neill’s
Masone becomes third in her family to serve as president
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Queens puts a wrap on World's Fair celebration
Season of events marks 50th & 75th anniversaries
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/13/14-10/19/14)
Monday, Oct. 13 Christopher Jones was arrested at the intersection of Flushing Avenue and 56th Street for criminal trespassing by Officer Dick. Gordon Wiehl was arrested at the intersection of 59th...
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols call for flexible work schedules for New Yorkers
In order to continue to attract some of the best minds and diverse citizens in the world, a number of politicians in New York have turned their focus on changing the way New Yorkers look at their w...
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Longhorn Steakhouse opens first spot in Queens
New York City's first-ever Longhorn Steakhouse is now open for business at 92-30 59th Road, across the street from the Queens Center Mall. The chain restaurant has 460 locations nationwide, and man...
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dead body found in Maspeth Wednesday morning
Found hanging from LIE pedestrian overpass
Oct 15, 2014 | 5 5 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2014 file photo Police and Missouri National Guardsmen stand guard as protesters gather in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 ended the state of emergency for unrest in the St. Louis area related to the grand jury announcement in the Ferguson case, lauding the efforts of police and the Missouri National Guard for preventing any loss of life. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday ended the state of emergency that he declared for the St. Louis area ahead of unrest over the Ferguson grand jury decision, praising the work of police and the National Guard in preventing any protest-related deaths.


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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen makes a statement on jobs and economic outlook, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at the Federal Reserve in Washington. The U.S. economy is finally doing better, and the Federal Reserve may be ready to acknowledge that fact. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. economy. But it will be "patient" in deciding when to do so.


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A poster for the movie "The Interview" is taken down by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. (AP Photo/David Goldman)NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures has canceled the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorists attacks and the largest multiplex chains in North America pulled the film from its screens.


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