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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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Fantasy Football Focus
On Sunday I was minding my own business, casually keeping up with my casual league and my casually drafted team, when I saw that Donovan McNabb not so casually ate some turf and hurt himself. I pla...
Sep 18, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Straw’ Comes To Forest Hills
Darryl Strawberry, an alum of both the METS and the YANKEES, is easily one of the most beloved ballplayers in the city.
Sep 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Top Five Faces of the US Open
So Another US Open has come through the borough. This one brought drama, upsets, outbursts, and magical runs.
Sep 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclones offense goes missing as Scrappers Sweep Brooklyn
The bats were silent when the slide began. The postseason couldn’t wake them up, so as a result, the Brooklyn Cyclones were sent home.
Sep 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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NFL Pick 'Em Week 1

Sep 10, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Melanie Oudin: Athlete of the Week
17-year-old Melanie Oudin has held her own against the stars, going on an unprecedented run to the quarterfinals.
Sep 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclones falter behind streaking Yankees, limp into NY-Penn Playoffs
It was a nightmare scene that seemed impossible just a few weeks ago, and yet it has come to pass.
Sep 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vaughn College’s new athletic program looks to turn heads
Vaughn College (formerly the College of Aeronautics) is launching its new athletics program this semester.
Sep 03, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Summer of ’69: “Miracle Mets” Return For Touching Reunion
Forty years ago this week, the 1969 incarnation of the NY METS were sporting a record of 70-52, six games out of first place behind the formidable Chicago Cubs. But they’d just won eight of their l...
Aug 26, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Francis Basketball looks to build on disappointing season
Usually, NCAA division I basketball teams that have a three-year record of 27-59 don’t have a sense of optimism. However, at St. Francis College, hope springs eternal.
Aug 26, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cyclones Closing in on Division Title
Cyclone Watch: August 26
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Brandon Moore: Athlete of the Week
In a sport as time-honored as baseball, it’s always a treat to watch someone do something that hasn’t been done before.
Aug 26, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coney Island: Brooklyn’s Dodgertown
Lasorda, Curran, Sandlot Ball Lauded At KeySpan
Aug 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Norm Roberts and St. John’s Make 2009 Summer Basketball Camp A Success
The 2009 Summer Basketball Camp at St. John’s University has equaled another year of success in shaping basketball players.
Aug 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lisa Hermes: Athlete of the Week
Hermes, who ran in the New York City Half-Marathon this past Sunday, did so as a charity runner for the American Cancer Society.
Aug 19, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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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.


2014-12-17 16:34:01 -0500

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) — The top theater chains in North America have dropped "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorist attacks at theaters showing the comedy, effectively squashing the film's Dec. 25 release.


2014-12-17 16:32:56 -0500
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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