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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 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 | 49 49 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 | 95 95 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 | 115 115 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 | 151 151 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 | 184 184 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 | 217 217 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 | 280 280 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 | 288 288 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 | 268 268 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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Festival highlights the cuisine of Jackson Heights
Jackson Heights native Elisa Lopez, 25, was just one of hundreds that gathered to try some of the street food on display at the third annual Viva la Comida Festival. Lopez and her friends waited on...
Sep 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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VVA Chapter 32 remembers those who never came home
Holds annual ceremony marking POW-MIA day
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Coalition for Queens founder speaks at Chamber breakfast
Discusses new ways of building a tech-savvy borough
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104th Precinct POlice Blotter (9/15/14-9/21/14)
Monday, Sept. 15 Jason Alvarez was arrested at the intersection of Seneca Avenue and Himrod Street for third-degree assault by Officer Maksimiuk. Malique Andrews was arrested at the intersection of...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 supports school campus on site of Glendale homeless shelter
All but three present members of Community Board 5 voted in favor of a resolution to support construction of a school campus in Glendale at last week's board meeting at Christ the King High School....
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Major sewer upgrades coming to CB5
The Department of Environmental Protection will be upgrading the sewer lines under 69th Street from Calamus Avenue to Queens Boulevard, with the project beginning sometime near the end of the month...
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USTA eyes Juniper Valley Park tennis courts
The USTA is currently pushing to allocate two of Juniper Valley Park's eight tennis courts for youth players. The USTA wants to come in and redo the courts at Juniper Valley Park, and take two of t...
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/1/14-9/14/14)
Monday, Sept. 1 Nancy Fernandez was arrested at 65-09 Myrtle Avenue for third-degree assault by Officer Prizeman. Eduardo Jaanu was arrested at 1657 Stephen Street for aggravated harassment by Offi...
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New York named most bike-friendly city in the U.S.
Magazine recognizes DOT efforts for cycle-safe streets
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Library votes to put CEO Galante on indefinite paid leave
Newly appointed trustees also give comptroller full access to financial records
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOT studying lack of curb cuts on 69th Place
After receiving a complaint, the Department of Transportation is working on an engineering study to examine the installment of curb cuts missing at the intersection of 69th Place and Grand Avenue, ...
Sep 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Quiet Skies to host rally protesting plane noise
Event will take place on Sunday in Cunningham Park
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Citywide bocce tournament gets underway in Juniper Valley
Players say courts not ready for upcoming championship
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Avella declares victory, Liu refuses to concede
And other results from primary night in Queens
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ENDORSEMENT: We back Markey for the Assembly
Democrat Dmytro Fedkowskyj got a taste of what it takes to be a public servant, and he likes how it feels. That’s why the former Queens representative on the Panel for Education Policy wants to uns...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bernardino Leon, U.N. special envoy for Libya, attends a meeting with members of the Libyan General National Congress in TripoliBy Ayman Al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libya's elected parliament agreed on Monday to return to U.N.-sponsored peace negotiations one week after pulling out and a delegate from its rival assembly said the talks would resume on Thursday. Western powers see the U.N. talks as the only chance to end turmoil in Libya, where a power struggle between two rival governments and their armed factions risks pushing the North African country deeper into civil war four years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. Fighting between the two factions has cut into Libya's vital crude exports and has also allowed militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State to gain a foothold in the large desert nation. Forces loyal to Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni's internationally recognised government and the elected parliament based in the east are battling Libya Dawn forces who took over the capital Tripoli last summer and set up their own government.


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Chadian soldier poses for picture at front line during battle against insurgent group Boko Haram in GambaruBy Daniel Flynn and Bate Felix N'DJAMENA/YAOUNDE (Reuters) - When battle-hardened Chadian troops overran a Boko Haram camp in northern Nigeria last week, they wanted to press deep into territory controlled by the Islamist group but Nigeria refused to let them. Having defeated al Qaeda in Mali two years ago, Chad's military believes it could finish off Boko Haram alone. In a country proud to be a major African power, it would be an embarrassment to President Goodluck Jonathan as he seeks reelection for a smaller nation to tackle Nigeria's security problems, diplomats say. In their forward base in the town of Gambaru on the Nigeria-Cameroon border, Chadian soldiers displayed dozens of guns seized from Boko Haram and a burnt-out armored vehicle painted with black and white Arabic script.


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File-This file frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shows a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J. last April, where a cargo container was packed with 5,000 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Citing safety concerns, United Airlines on Monday, March, 2, 2015, became the second major U.S. airline to announce it will no longer accept bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries of the kind that power everything from smartphones to laptops to power tools. (AP Photo/FAA, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the world's largest airlines are banning bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries in the face of mounting evidence of their potential to cause catastrophic in-flight fires.


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