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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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IS 49 looks for repeat of baseball title
Baseball’s just around the corner, but the season can’t start soon enough for the 49ers from I.S. 49 in Middle Village, the Middle School Baseball League’s defending 2013 Queens borough champions. ...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
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True Romansh: a return to form
AT THE TRACK
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lady Bears headed back to national championships
The St. Joseph’s College women’s basketball team earned an at-large bid in the 2014 United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division I National Championships as the No. 7 seed in the ...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. SAviour swimmers off to Junior Olympics
Two St. Saviour High School swimmers, Briana Vega (junior) and Caroline Adams (freshman), have qualified for the 2014 Junior Olympics, which will be held from March 14-16 at the Nassau County Aquat...
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LIU guard joins exclusive club
Senior point guard Jason Brickman closed out his LIU Brooklyn career by becoming just the fourth player in NCAA history to record 1,000 assists in the Blackbirds’ 81-62 loss to Bryant on Saturday. ...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
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Samraat all but a lock for Derby
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St. John’s pays back Georgetown for January blowout
St. John’s pays back Georgetown for January blowout
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s women fall in title game
The No. 4 seed St. Joseph’s College women’s basketball team was not able to repeat as Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) Tournament champions, suffering a 62-47 loss to the N...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 169 169 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s men take HVIAC basketball championship
Led by a pair of 20-plus point games from junior David Louison (Brooklyn/St. Edmund Prep) and sophomore Michael Megafu (Brooklyn/Nazareth Regional), the No. 1 seeded St. Joseph’s College men’s bask...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 171 171 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s women win 10 straight in Big East
Sophomore Danaejah Grant recorded her first career double-double and was one of five Red Storm players in double figures, as the St. John’s women’s basketball team won its 10th straight Big East Co...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 168 168 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s men hold on to defeat 12th ranked Creighton
The St. John’s Red Storm found a way to keep Creighton’s Doug McDermott from beating them a second time this season - they just simply didn’t let him shoot for the final 8:40. Without the Big East’...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 164 164 recommendations | email to a friend
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McPherson reaches career milestone
Gets 1,000th career point in win over Seton Hall
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 174 174 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe's men clinch conference title
First in four years
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St. John’s picks up a big win against Marquette at MSG
Rout Eagles heading into second half of Big East play
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Four from St. Joe’s baseball squad honored
Four student-athletes from the St. Joseph’s College baseball team were featured as Division III Players to Watch in 2014 in the latest Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. Seniors Joe Mendez(Staten Islan...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 190 190 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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