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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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Pablo Ayala
Pablo Ayala passed away on May 10, 2010 at the age of 53. He was the beloved husband of Ciara. He was the loving father of Adam and Derek. He was the devoted son of Juanita and the late Pablo. He w...
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Rosemarie Martorano
Rosemarie Martorano passed away on May 2, 2010 at the age of 71. She was the beloved wife of John. She was the loving mother of Maria Anagnostopoulos and Anthony Guzzo and mother-in-law of Sergio a...
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Theresa Pointis
Theresa Pointis passed away on May 16, 2010 at the age of 88. She was the beloved wife of the late Marcel J. She was the loving mother of Joel Pointis and Joan Read. She was the cherished grandmoth...
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Josephine Hassemer
Josephine Hassemer passed away on May 2, 2010 at the age of 94. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard. She was the loving mother of the late Richard and Carol Ann. She was the cherished gran...
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John Vasko
John Vasko passed away on May 4, 2010 at the age of 82. He was the beloved husband of Ilse. Funeral Services were offered at Papavero Funeral Home on May 6, at 1 p.m. Interment followed at Mount Ol...
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Anna Carlucci
Anna Carlucci passed away on May 1, 2010 at the age of 85. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph. She was the loving aunt of numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Mass of Ch...
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Lucy P. Voccola
Lucy P. Voccola passed away on April 25, 2010 at the age of 81. She was the loving aunt of Peter, Michael, John, Joseph, Michele and Amelia. She was the dear great aunt of Christopher and Lisa. Mas...
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Maria Tar
Maria Tar passed away on April 30, 2010 at the age of 82. She was the beloved wife of the late Ion. She was the loving mother of Aurica Pelea, Rev. Horea Tar and Ioan Taru. She was the cherished gr...
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Rosemary Martorano
Rosemary Martorano passed away on May 2, 2010 at the age of 71. She was the beloved wife of John. She was the loving mother of Maria Anagnostopoulos and Anthony Guzzo. She was the loving mother-in-...
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Nancy Ann Minara
Nancy Ann Minara passed away on April 18, 2010 at the age of 57. She was the beloved mother of Christian and Ryan. She was the loving daughter of Margaret and the late Thomas “Dom” Policare. She wa...
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Ronald S. Lekoski
Ronald S. Lekoski passed away on April 13, 2010 at the age of 74. He was the beloved husband of Carol A. He was the loving father of Lisa and Lauren. He was the cherished grandfather of Justin, Kri...
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Mercedes Castillo
Mercedes Castillo passed away April 10, 2010 at the age of 81. She was the beloved wife of the late Jose. She was the loving mother of Omar Castillo, Jacqueline Solares and Luis Castillo. She was t...
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Carmela Brancato
Carmela Brancato passed away on April 11, 2010 at the age of 92. She was the loving sister-in-law of Joseph Esposito, Anna Brancato and Mamie Brancato. She was also survived by numerous nieces and ...
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Mildred Mussmacher
Mildred Mussmacher passed away on April 8, 2010 at the age of 93. She was the beloved wife of the late Ferdinand. She was the loving aunt of Eileen Mangione. She was also survived by numerous niece...
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Vincenzo Stellio
Vincenzo Stellio passed away on April 5, 2010 at the age of 47. He was the beloved husband of Deborah. He was the loving father of Vincent. He was the cherished son of Lino and Anna. He was the dea...
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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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