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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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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/12/14-5/18/14)
Monday, May 12 Brooklyn Moore was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for assault by Officer Pofanti. Carlos Bermejo was arrested at 57-41 57th Road for driving while intoxicated by Officer Campbell. ...
May 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Speaker, honoree announced for Memorial Day Parade
Retired Captain Laura Zimmermann will be a featured speaker on Sunday, May 25, at a ceremony after the Maspeth Memorial Day Parade. The ceremony will take place at Maspeth Veterans Square, 69th Str...
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Kiwanis clubs helps eliminate international disease
Local youth sell koalas to help save lives
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Queens Library refuses to hand over records for audit
Comptroller will be taking library to court
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Mayor visits PS 69, discusses school reforms
Arts education sees support from elected officials
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/5/14-5/11/14)
Monday, May 5 Vincent Newbonse was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer benson. Juan Dalmasi was arrested at the intersection of Wyckoff Avenue and George Street for th...
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Two vets to be honored following Maspeth Memorial Day Parade
Special ceremony following May 25th parade in Veterans Square
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Avella, groups oppose legalized basement apartments
Many frown upon aspect of de Blasio’s affordable housing plan
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Juniper Dog Lovers take care of trampled grounds
As the sun comes up over Juniper Valley Park, dog owners across Middle Village and beyond regularly meet with their pets at a half-fenced grassy knoll between baseball fields near Juniper Boulevard...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/28/14-5/4/14)
Monday, Apr. 28 Thomasz Miczewski was arrested at 62-26 60th Avenue for third-degree assault by Officer Santos. Radoslaw Kruszewski was arrested at 2015 Palmetto Street for endangering the welfare ...
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Spot of derailment know to be a trouble area
MTA planned to fix portion of F train next year
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Knockdown Center eyes last-minute liquor approval for concert
SLA to make its decision just days before MIA shows
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'Grand' opening: new TD Bank opens in Maspeth
NYRP teams up to speed along MillionTreesNYC
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NWF presents Maspeth High with Green Flag
Thanks to the efforts of students in the Maspeth Green Club, the National Wildlife Federation awarded Maspeth High School with the prestigious Green Flag, making them the fifth school in the city a...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/21/14-4/27/14)
Monday, Apr. 21 Freddy Fernandez was arrested at 1674 Cornelia Street for assault in the third degree by Officer McDonald. Victor Morrero was arrested at Cypress Avenue and Cornelia Street for driv...
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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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