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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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St. John’s men hold off upset scare by Monmouth
Get big buckets late to seal victory
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIU basketball program lands three new players
LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball coach Jack Perri announced the signing of Elvar Fridriksson (Njardvik, Iceland), Trevin Woods (Houston, Texas) and Trevon Woods (Houston, Texas) to National Letters of...
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St. John’s men bounce back from Wisconsin loss
Defeat Wagner in first home game of the season
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s women off to hot start
A hot-shooting second-half performance ignited by a 15-6 burst coming out of the break improved the St. John’s women’s basketball season-opening win streak to three games. The Red Storm posted a 66...
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Aquedcut Racing News & Notes
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St. Francis soccer team headed to the NCAA tourney
The Northeast Conference (NEC) Champion St. Francis Brooklyn men’s soccer team will travel to University Park, Pennsylvania, to take on the Big Ten regular season champions Penn State University Ni...
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NYS Arm Wrestling Championships come to Flushing
The New York Arm Wrestling Association held the 36th Annual Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions this past Sunday Sunday, November 10, 2013, beginning at at Cheap Shots Sports Bar in Flu...
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Aqueduct Racing News & Notes
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Red Storm drop opener to tough Wisconsin team
Return to action at home Friday night in Queens
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LIU guard Player of the Week
LIU Brooklyn senior point guard Jason Brickman was named the Northeast Conference Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week. Brickman shares his third career NEC Player of the Week honor and the first...
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2013 NYC race is the largest marathon in history
After being forced to cancel in 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy, more than 50,000 runners finished the 2013 ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, the biggest field ever at the event and the largest mar...
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Oldest woman in NYC marathon dies day after race
She always said that she wanted to die running, and one day after becoming the oldest woman to complete the New York City marathon, she passed away. Joy Johnson, 86, of California stumbled during t...
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Aqueduct racing news & notes
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STJ crushes Humboldt St. in last exhibition game
Lavin’s squad now prepares for real test in Wisconsin
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Arm wrestling championships coming to Queens
The New York Arm Wrestling Association’s 36th Annual Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions, the official New York State arm wrestling championships, will be held on Sunday, November 10, a...
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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) — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from its screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the "The Interview."


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