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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 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 | 38 38 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 | 83 83 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 | 103 103 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 | 141 141 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 | 173 173 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 | 207 207 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 | 267 267 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 | 275 275 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 | 257 257 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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Graffiti vandals busted
Police catch notorious taggers
Jan 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOB developing system to challenge shoddy developers
Investigation into Elmhurst construction death ongoing
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/8/11-1/16/11)
Saturday, Jan. 8 Daniel Abranico was arrested at the intersection of Flushing Avenue and 61st Street for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer Sciame. Amanda Seano was arrested at 66-26 Metrop...
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Newtown Creek voting results are in
It’s a little over a month later, and the results are finally in. After a tallying of votes on how to spend $7 million of money allotted by the state after a botched Newtown Creek renovation, resid...
Jan 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Audit finds broken fire hydrants not fixed fast enough
City defends repair work record
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/3/11-1/8/11)
Monday, Jan. 3 Edgar Valbuena was arrested at 52-18 Flushing Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Bublin. Omar Benitez was arrested at 59-20 Maspeth Avenue for assault by Detective Spagnola. Fai...
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Walmart takes to the web to build support
Hopes new site will show that New Yorkers want a store
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Atlas Park goes on sale this month
Sale date set for Jan. 28
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104th Precinct Police blotter (12/27/10-1/2/11)
Monday, Dec. 27 Franklin Bermeo was arrested at 578 Woodward Avenue for assault by Officer Eastman. Jose Delacruz was arrested at 68-25 Cooper Avenue for menacing by Officer Lovallo. Wednesday, Dec...
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104th Precinct Police blotter (12/20/10-12/26/10)
Monday, Dec. 20 Kevin Darnegie was arrested at 55-90 47th Street for petit larceny by Officer Distler. Anamaria Gheorghiu was arrested at 74-17 Grand Avenue for criminal possession of stolen proper...
Dec 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol: Sanitation supervisors stalled plows to protest budget cuts
The Sanitation Department (DSNY) took days to plow all the streets in the outer boroughs and the department is causing a heap of stink as reports surfaced of DSNY bosses' orders that workers not cl...
Dec 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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EDITORIAL: Blame game doesn’t work on snow cleanup bumble
Memories of Queens/Brooklyn shun of 1969
Dec 28, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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WATCH Video: ATVs With Plows Save the Day in Middle Village & Maspeth
Anthony, from Maspeth and Eugene From Middle Village Pull Triple Shift Plowing Snow in Queens
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Snowed in!
Major snowstorm disrupts travel, mass transit
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Queens County Clerk Gloria D'Amico passes away
Queens County Clerk Gloria D'Amico passed away on Tuesday, December 21, after a long battle with cancer. She was diagnosed with cancer in September 2009, and suffered a relapse in April 2010. Despi...
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Masked Kurdish people hold a portait of jailed Kurdish rebel chief Abdullah Ocalan during a 2013 ceremony in Urfa, southeastern TurkeyThe jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Saturday urged the separatists to take a "historic" decision to lay down arms, a key step in efforts to end Turkey's long-running Kurdish insurgency. Reading a statement live on television, Sirri Sureyya Onder, a lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), relayed a message from Abdullah Ocalan calling on the Kurdish rebels to hold a congress on disarmament in the spring. "We are in the process of ending the 30-year of conflict in the form of a perpetual peace, and our primary goal is to reach a democratic solution," Onder quoted Ocalan as saying in a joint press conference with Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan.


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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2011, file photo, billionaire investor Warren Buffett speaks in Omaha, Neb., at an event to raise money for the Girls Inc., charity organization. Warren Buffett's annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders is always one of the best-read business documents of the year. The 2015 letter, due to be released on Saturday Feb. 28, marks the 50th year of Buffett's leadership. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett believes his company, Berkshire Hathaway, will continue to thrive for decades thanks to its vast and varied collection of "remarkable businesses" and investments, which will help it withstand challenges in any one sector.


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Undated image released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar TsarnaevA US court has denied a request by alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for his trial to be moved out of the city, just days ahead of opening statements. His lawyers, who have made multiple attempts to move the proceedings, claimed that pretrial publicity had so prejudiced potential jurors that a fair and impartial jury could not be formed in Boston, where the April 15, 2013, marathon attacks killed three people and wounded 264. "Knowledge, however, does not equate to disqualifying prejudice," Chief Judge Sandra Lynch and Circuit Judge Jeffrey Howard said, citing other high-profile trials that went forward in the communities where the events in question took place. A court official has said a sufficient number of qualified jurors have been identified and anticipated that formal seating of the jury and opening statements will begin Wednesday.


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