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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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"Let's Hear it For Queens"
Queens musical pays tribute to the borough
May 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 196 196 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young artists flock to Ridgewood
A group of young artists assembled on Seneca Avenue in Ridgewood on Friday night their work and new ideas with a vibrant and raw enthusiasm. Fred Valentine, owner of Valentine Gallery at 464 Seneca...
May 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 196 196 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews at the Tribeca Film Festival
Cutie and the Boxer “Cutie and the Boxer” is an enduring love story between Ushio and Noriko Shinohara who have been married for 40 years, and struggle through the trials and tribulations of Ushio'...
May 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 176 176 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sakura Matsuri Festival
To most New Yorkers, spring is a brief three-week stint when the temperature rises to the mere 50s, brutal allergies kick in and we get to shed our puffy coats we’ve been lugging around for the las...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 184 184 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Mistaken for Strangers
The Tribeca Film Festival opened on Wednesday night with “Mistaken for Strangers”, a film directed by Tom Berninger, brother rock and roll front man, Matt Berninger. While one of the most successfu...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: To The Wonder
Story told through visuals falls flat
Apr 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn-based Texas duo releases first album
Q&A with the Bushwick-based rock band We Are The Wilderness
Apr 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: It’s A Disaster
It's A Disaster throws a monkey wrench into a couples’ Sunday brunch when a dirty bomb and gas attack hits town. Rachel Boston, Kevin Brennan and David Cross play in a group of seemingly normal peo...
Apr 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Army-styled Fitness Club Coming to Queens
Pharaoh's Army Fitness Club is the newest contender on Queens Boulevard
Apr 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Somebody Up There Likes Me
Somebody Up There Likes Me is a dark comedy, filled with cynicism about marriage and family. Keith Poulson plays Max, a man who never ages due to a mystical piece of luggage that deceptively keeps ...
Mar 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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A history of Forest Hills in pictures
Nicholas Hirshon’s new book “Images of America: Forest Hills”
Mar 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Admission
Q and A with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd about a comedy that takes on the serious issue of parenting
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Reality
Director Matteo Garrone casts convicted murderer as the lead in this award winning film
Mar 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Artists interpret the crucifix
In the midst of a vast cultural melting pot in Williamsburg, a pastor is seeking a way to break down barriers and invite a search for commonality through art. The ¡Crucificado! Art Show at St. Paul...
Mar 13, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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Musica Reginae Productions presents a forum for contemporary classical music
While new classical compositions are often misunderstood and underappreciated, a production company has recently introduced a new way to promote and introduce the genre. For the last 13 years, the ...
Mar 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news
By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Potential Republican 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Wednesday criticized the White House's move to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba, calling the shift a "dramatic overreach" of President Barack Obama's executive authority. "Cuba is a dictatorship with a disastrous human rights record, and now President Obama has rewarded those dictators," Bush, the former governor of Florida, a key state with a large Cuban-American population, said in a statement. ...
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Grand jurors called actions of police "heroic" and cleared five officers of all wrongdoing in killing a gunman who shot at students at a Florida State University library.
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2012, file photo, New England Compounding Center President, co-owner, and Director of Pharmacy Barry Cadden takes the fifth amendment option and declines to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Energy subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing about the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak. Cadden was among 14 people from the Framingham, Mass., pharmaceutical company arrested at their homes Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Tainted steroids manufactured by the pharmacy were blamed for a fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people across the country. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)BOSTON (AP) — Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers' gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn't properly sterilize them and failed to test drugs for purity before sending them to hospitals and pain clinics. Employees falsified logs to make it look as if the so-called clean rooms had been disinfected.


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