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NYC Employment Law — Pre-tax Transit Benefits
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 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...
Roll with Queens Council on the Arts! Come to the Casino Caliente!
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) is turning 50 in 2016, but we are kicking off the festivities a year early! Save yourself a plane ticket and join QCA for a hot night in Havana,Cuba right here in L...
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...

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Health industry backs Cuomo’s Medicaid reform
New York spends more on Medicaid per capita than any other state, but ranks only 21st in program quality for patients. In most counties, Medicaid costs alone account for more than half of the entir...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior centers must fight for survival
State cut would close 53 centers in BK and Queens
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Panelists discuss the future of the development of Queens
Last Friday, as various civic leaders met at a breakfast forum held at Queens College, new plans were unveiled and discussed regarding the improvement of the quality of life for various Queens neig...
Mar 08, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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College Point senior center facing closure
State Senator Tony Avella was joined by dozens of worried senior citizens to protest the potential closure of the Angelo Petromelis Senior Center on College Point. The center is one of the potentia...
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YMCA gets $1M job-training grant
The Flushing YMCA just got a little more flush with cash. Congressman Gary Ackerman announced last week that he helped secure a $1 million federal grant for the YMCA in Flushing. The money will be ...
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Weiner, Ferraras call for sexist statue to be sold on Craigslist
It is a statue that is said to represent the victory of good over evil. Called "Civic Virtue," it was handed over to Queens in 1941 by former Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia after being stationed in front...
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vallone all alone in fight over Queensboro
Standing up to one mayor is tough. What is like taking on two? Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. found out the hard way by speaking out against a city proposal to rename the Queensboro Bridge after for...
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Halloran comes out against White House rezone project
Says he won't support plan that rezones residences
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Weiner study shows major budget cuts could hit Queens
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Tensions simmering over planned White House expansion
Two homeowners on block opposed to rezoning
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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For the homebound, Mail-A-Book is a dream
A program at the Queens Village library makes it easy for disabled to receive books
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community wants input on Flushing waterfront development
The Flushing area has seen its share of developments over the last few years and a plan to construct another development on College Point Boulevard will not forge ahead without adequate community i...
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Send-a-Vet-a-Valentine
Valentine’s Day is a day filled with love and giving, but not just for lovers alone. On February 11, State Senator Malcolm Smith and the Queens Chapter 32 Vietnam Veterans of America decided to sho...
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Lunar New Year Parade 2011
The annual Flushing Lunar New Year Parade was held this past Saturday. The parade began outside the 109th Precinct on Union Street and marched through the streets of Downtown Flushing as thousands ...
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Queens Botanical Garden replacing senior garden
Seniors “devastated' over planned change
Feb 08, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks about his agenda for a GOP-controlled Congress during an interview with The Associated Press on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. McConnell says approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama's coal plant regulations, saying a White House "crusade" has devastated his state's economy.


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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks casino gaming during a cabinet meeting at the Capitol on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. An announcement on casino siting in New York will be made this afternoon. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Three economically distressed communities in upstate New York have been selected as sites for casinos, a panel announced Wednesday, bringing an end to a fierce competition among developers and job-hungry communities.


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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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