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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 | 297 297 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 | 277 277 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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French nuclear group Areva confirmed record net losses in 2014 of 4.8 billion euros ($5.3 billion) after it was forced to absorb costs linked to project delaysFrench nuclear group Areva confirmed Wednesday record net losses in 2014 of 4.8 billion euros ($5.3 billion) after it was forced to absorb costs linked to delays to its flagship next-generation reactor. "The scale of the net loss for 2014 illustrates the two-fold challenge confronting Areva: continuing stagnation of the nuclear operations, lack of competitiveness and difficulties in managing the risks inherent in large projects," chief executive Philippe Knoche said in a statement. Areva has taken a particular hit in the past year from delays in building its Olkiluoto 3 nuclear plant in Finland, as well as difficulties with its renewable energy contracts. The company, which is 87-percent owned by the French state, has suffered in recent years as interest in nuclear power has cooled following the 2011 Fukushima catastrophe in Japan.


2015-03-04 08:04:17 -0500

A masked, black-clad militant brandishes a knife in this still image from videoBy Ahmed Aboulenein, Michael Holden and Simon Falush LONDON (Reuters) - The financial backers of a campaign group that had contact with the man later known as 'Jihadi John' are under pressure from British politicians and a regulator's investigation to explain why they gave it several hundred thousand pounds. The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, a Quaker foundation, and The Roddick Foundation, set up by the late founder of beauty retailer Body Shop, are among those now being asked how they came to fund Cage, a small activist group that called Mohammed Emwazi, killer of American, British and Syrian hostages, a once "beautiful young man". "I condemn anybody who attempts to excuse that barbarism away in the way that has been done by Cage," British interior minister Theresa May told parliament in response to the comment by Cage's research boss Asim Qureshi to media last week. Cage was set up by a group of London Muslims with the aim of supporting British suspects being held by the United States in Guantanamo Bay.


2015-03-04 07:59:35 -0500
MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that progress had been made in talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, but that much work remained. Zarif, walking along Lake Geneva in the Swiss town of Montreux after the final session with Kerry, was asked whether a lot of progress had been made. "We have, but a lot of work remains," Zarif told reporters. (Reporting by Lucien Libert; writing by Stephanie Nebehay; editing by Tom Miles)
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