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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 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 | 43 43 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 | 87 87 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 | 107 107 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 | 144 144 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 | 177 177 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 | 211 211 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 | 271 271 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 | 279 279 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 | 259 259 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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!04th Precinct Police Blotter
06/21/2010 - 06/27/2010
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Maspeth parents get a look at details for new high school
For years, Maspeth parents have rallied for a locally zoned high school in their backyard, and although a sigh of relief was breathed when Queens Metropolitan High School planners declared priority...
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old tobacco warehouse transformed into a classroom
P.S. 128 needs more space, yet again. After switching to a new building this year, the school found that it was in need of more space for its 650-student body. So, the school, which is located on 6...
Jun 22, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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City finishes $20 million sewer upgrade for Maspeth
Two-year project will reduce flooding
Jun 22, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
06/14/2010 - 06/20/2010
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New diner aims to serve a better burger
Still looking for the perfect burger in Maspeth? New York Burger Diner opened last Wednesday on the site of the former Grand and Remsen Diner, and the retro American diner promises to redefine fast...
Jun 16, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
06/07/2010 - 06/13/2010
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Middle Village Relay for Life set for next weekend
The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life race is just around the corner, and if last year's event is any indication this summer's fundraiser should be a home run from start to finish. Relay, a ...
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Close-knit group
Fans set record at Citi Field
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Addressing health care concerns in MidVille
Weiner outlines health bill's impacts
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
05/31/2010 - 06/06/2010
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Maspeth honors those whose fate is still uncertain
Annual parade dedicated to the Missing in Action
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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O'Neill's hosts a very special party
It’s important for special needs kids to know just how special they are. Forty-five kids from the special education classes at P.S. 153 and P.S. 229 got a special treat last Thursday when they were...
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Eating good in the neighborhood
Good Eats now open
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses delegates at the California Republican Party Spring 2015 Organizing Convention in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told California Republicans on Saturday that the party should not rush to choose a 2016 presidential nominee because of pressure from pollsters, pundits and GOP donors.


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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a ceremony commemorating the 26th anniversary of El Caracazo, a deadly popular revolt, in Caracas on February 28, 2015President Nicolas Maduro plans to limit the US diplomatic presence in Venezuela and require American tourists to obtain visas, amid growing tensions between the two countries. "In order to protect our country... I have decided to implement a system of compulsory visas for all Americans entering Venezuela," he told supporters. Under the new measures, Venezuela will start charging tourists the same visa fees the United States asks of Venezuelans, though it was unclear when the plan would be implemented. In his fiery speech outside the Miraflores presidential palace, Maduro noted that the Americans have 100 diplomatic staff in Caracas, compared to 17 Venezuelan diplomats in Washington.


2015-02-28 21:45:32 -0500

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro addresses the audience at the Diplomatic Centre in Port-of-SpainBy Diego Ore and Brian Ellsworth CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday his government had detained U.S. citizens, including a pilot, on suspicion of espionage, in a move likely to strain already tense relations between Washington and Caracas. Maduro also said his government would order a reduction in the number of U.S. embassy staff in Caracas and prohibit some U.S. officials from entering Venezuela in retaliation for a similar U.S. measure last year. Venezuela would also require U.S. citizens to obtain visas before visiting, he told a rally. The Venezuelan president, long at odds with Washington, has renewed accusations in recent weeks that the United States is seeking to topple him.


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