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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 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 | 59 59 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 | 104 104 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 | 122 122 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 | 158 158 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 | 191 191 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 | 224 224 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 | 286 286 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 | 295 295 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 | 275 275 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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Owner: 176 Woodward Avenue is not for sale
Despite rumors, planned development going forward
Feb 25, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Workers at Nevada, Georgia diners plan class-action lawsuit
Past and current employees of Elmhurst’s Nevada Diner and Georgia Diner have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against the two restaurants, both owned by Queens restaurateur Dimitrios Kaloidis....
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/9/15-2/22/15)
Monday, Feb. 9 Emilio Rodriguez was arrested at 1713 Harman Street for assault by Officer Rodriguez. Sixto Rivera was arrested at 1928 Stanhope Street for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer...
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angelo Kantlis, owner of Fame Diner, passes away
Maspeth business owner Angelo Kantlis has passed away at the age of 65. Kanlis died on the evening of February 12. He owned the popular Fame Diner on Grand Avenue, where customers stopped by to off...
Feb 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 considers reverting 176 Woodward to manufacturing
A motion was introduced at Wednesday’s Community Board 5 meeting to revert the lot at 176 Woodward Avenue in Ridgewood from a residential to manufacturing zone. Although currently home to just an e...
Feb 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community Board 5 calls for access at Newtown Creek site
The Department of Environmental Protection came under fire at the Community Board 5 meeting on Wednesday, after the latest iteration of the Newtown Creek aeration project showed no inclusion of pub...
Feb 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trailers trashed: P.S. 19 to lose temporary classrooms
Expansion part of city ambitious school construction plan
Feb 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senator pushes to remove sex offenders from family shelters
DHS called out for placing felons with women and children
Feb 11, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/2/15-2/8/15)
Monday, Feb. 2 Thomas Crotty was arrested at 76-12 57th Road for criminal contempt by Officer Babayev. Tuesday, Feb. 3 Sammy Deleo was arrested at 62-06 60th Street for grand larceny by Detective H...
Feb 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smith, Tabone looking at decades behind bars in GOP bribery scheme
Former Queens County HQ shuttered
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man struck, killed in Ridgewood
A California man was struck by two vehicles and killed in Ridgewood on Tuesday. The 36-year-old victim, Kamil Gorski, was hit as he crossed the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and 62nd Street a...
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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City to rename street after Maspeth sanitation worker
67th Drive in Middle Village will honor Steven Frosch
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/19/15/-2/2/15)
Monday, Jan. 19 Cesar Ramirez was arrested at 656 Seneca Avenue for violation of local law by Officer Oswald. William E. Dickens was arrested at the intersection of Cooper Avenue and 74th Street fo...
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Push to end pre-employment credit checks continues
The NYC Coalition to Stop Credit Checks in Employment delivered a letter last week to Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council calling for legislation to stop what they feel to be an aggressive an...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glendale-Middle Village Coalition awaits city response
As the new year sets in, the Glendale-Middle Village Coalition is continuing its push to see that there is no permanent homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Avenue in Glendale. Currently, the group is ...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congress needed to fund DHS by Friday or the agency would have run out of money, although in the event of a shutdown, most border personnel, airport screeners and Secret Service agents would remain on the job without payCongress finally gave the Department of Homeland Security its due, funding the crucial US agency after months of political wrangling that threatened to plunge it into shutdown. With the House voting 257 to 167 to approve finances for DHS through the end of the fiscal year September 30, the $39.7 billion bill -- passed last week by the Senate without controversial immigration riders attached -- headed to President Barack Obama for his signature. It marked a dramatic turn of events on Capitol Hill, where Republicans had sought to tie the funding with efforts to repeal Obama's immigration directives, which caused a political furor when he unveiled them over Republican objections in November. Obama's Democrats had insisted on keeping the two issues separate, and after several political clashes nearly turned the money spigot off for DHS, congressional leaders finally called a truce.


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Washington Capitals' Eric Fehr, right, begins to celebrate his goal as Columbus Blue Jackets' Scott Hartnell, left, skates past during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alex Ovechkin added to his NHL-leading total with two goals Tuesday night, leading the charge in a 5-3 victory over the Blue Jackets, Columbus' seventh loss in a row.


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FILE - In this June 23, 2011, file photo, CIA Director nominee Gen. David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Intelligence Committee during a hearing on his nomination. The Justice Department said Tuesday, March 3, 2015, that the former top Army general has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials. A statement from the agency says a plea agreement has been filed in U.S. District Court in Charlotte, N.C., the hometown of Paula Broadwell, the general’s biographer and former mistress. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose once-bright political future was all but destroyed over an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he shared classified material with her for her book.


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