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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Authorl Stephen D. Hans For more than thirty years, a line was drawn that differentiated a franchiser and franchisee. The relationship between the two served each other well. Entrepreneurs looking ...
Septic Tank Pipe-Cover Crafts
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Many yards have ugly septic tank pipes sticking up out of the ground, but not all yards have ones that stand out in the open. In some cases, the septic pipes are hidden amongst trees, bushes or oth...
Are Your Dress Code and Grooming Policies Violating Discrimination Laws?
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
      Author: Stephen Hans Companies have the right to expect employees to be neat in appearance and follow a company dress code. Some companies require short hair for men and no one gives it a sec...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: FEB 2015
Feb 16, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
February 2015 Queens NY Market Update  Home sales continued to decrease in January, significantly below last year, however, inventory ticked up slightly. In response to the low inventory levels and...
Ruby Tuesday Is Accused of Gender Discrimination Involving Men
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans It is common for the media to report on cases of gender discrimination where females did not receive equal pay or the same promotional opportunities as men. In contrast to t...
Stronger Mind, Happier You
Feb 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 185 185 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy A lot of emphasis is put on the body when talking about working out—those washboard abs, defined calves, slimmed thighs--but sometimes we forget that the mind is part of the body, to...
Know and Follow the Regulations for Tip Pools
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 218 218 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans In the restaurant business and hospitality industry in general, employees who provide services, such as servers, hosting staff, bartenders and bus persons typically receive ...
Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 281 281 recommendations | email to a friend
The Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty, led by George & Abigail Herrera, were recently honored at the Keller Williams Realty Landmark II awards ceremony in Astoria, NY. Out of 160 Agents, Q...
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare)
Jan 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 289 289 recommendations | email to a friend
Author; Donna Stefans Re:Obamacare The Health insurance reporting requirements on the 2014 tax return are a bit complicated. If you and your family were covered by an employer health care plan for ...
A Different Slant on Class-Based Hiring Discrimination
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 269 269 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Most employers are familiar with the pitfalls of discriminating against applicants in protected classes under Civil Rights laws. For the most part, African Americans, Hispan...

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Parents of eight held on $75k bail
Kids were abused while in Queens foster care system, defense says
Oct 14, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/3/11-10/9/11)
Monday, Oct. 3 Jose Rodrigues was arrested at 477 Fairview Avenue for unauthorized use of a vehicle by Officer Lodato. Soto Christian was arrested at 477 Fairview Avenue for unauthorized use of a v...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
Monday, September 26 Andy Savedra was arrested at 52-122 63rd Street for driving while intoxicated by Officer Verderber. Timothy Sullivan was arrested at 61-75 78th Street for obstructing breathing...
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Maspeth's Martin Luther Middle School now open
New Smart Board technology offered for middle and high school
Oct 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Making sure veterans get what they deserve
Queens resident leads national vet's organization
Oct 04, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth battles rats
Rodent problem out of control, residents say
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grand ol' time
The Maspeth Street Fair returned to Grand Avenue this past Sunday, drawing hundreds of visitors to the neighborhood's busiest shopping and commercial strip. The event featured numerous vendors sell...
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens College panel gets down to small business
ueens College hosted a panel discussion on small businesses in Queens on Friday, September 23, which addressed overall concerns about the state of small businesses in the borough. Panelists include...
Sep 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vets hold POW/MIA ceremony in Maspeth
Th Vietnam Veterans of America Queens Chapter 32 held a POW/MIA Ceremony at Maspeth Memorial Park, 69th Street and Grand Avenue, on Friday, September 16. The ceremony remembers all of those who nev...
Sep 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/12/11-9/18/11)
Monday, Sept. 12 John Turano was arrested at 77-31 79th Street for grand larceny by Detective Ebron. Phillip Larios was arrested at Grove Street and Fairview Avenue for grand larceny by Officer Fen...
Sep 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 back to business in Glendale
Community Board 5 held its first meeting since summer vacation on Wednesday, September 14, in the Christ the King Regional High School cafeteria off Myrtle Avenue in Middle Village. Members of the ...
Sep 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
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Lion Joe Iorio displays 9/11 front pages
The Maspeth Lions have a September 11th exhibition up for viewing at the Maspeth Senior Center, 69-61 Grand Avenue, based on the personal collection of member Joe Iorio. Iorio, who grew up in Queen...
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Maspeth honors its fallen heroes and their families
Out of all the neighborhoods in New York City, Maspeth lost the most firefighters in what has become known as the greatest rescue in the history of the Fire Department: September 11, 2001. To comme...
Sep 09, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Food Bank NYC launches Hurricane Irene Food Stamp Replacement Notice
The Food Bank For New York City is urging those New Yorkers who rely on food stamps to act quickly in receiving replacement benefits if their food stamp purchases went to waste because of Hurricane...
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An oil well is seen near DenverBy Libby George LONDON (Reuters) - Oil rebounded by more than $2 toward $62 a barrel on Tuesday as fighting in Libya, stronger equity markets and firm demand helped Brent futures recover from their biggest one-day loss in a month. Brent crude fell more than $3 on Monday as traders refocused on rising global supplies, which have pushed oil prices down more than 60 percent between June and January. Oilfields and ports are increasingly a target in Libya's conflict, which pits two rival governments and their armed forces against each other, nearly four years after the uprising that ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi. U.S. crude futures , also known as West Texas Intermediate or WTI, were up $1 at $50.59 a barrel.


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Measles vaccine is seen at Venice Family Clinic in Los AngelesBy Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chris Barr had no problem getting his eight children exempted from vaccinations when they went to school. First in California, and later when the family moved to Arkansas, the natural healing practitioner simply signed a piece of paper stating that his personal beliefs didn’t allow the immunizations. This year’s highly publicized measles outbreaks, which have infected more than 150 people in 17 states, are no longer front page news. The proposed laws have been introduced in statehouses by both Democrats and Republicans and include a range of approaches, from requiring schools to post immunization rates to entirely eliminating religious and philosophical exemptions.


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The Villarica volcano erupts near Pucon, Chile, early Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The Villarica volcano erupted Tuesday around 3 a.m. local time (0600 GMT), according to the National Emergency Office, which issued a red alert and ordered evacuations. (AP Photo/ Lautaro Salinas) CHILE OUT - NO USAR EN PUBLICACIONES O WEBSITES EN CHILESANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — One of South America's most active volcanos erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people.


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