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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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Christian Doran, 28, co-founder of People for the Pavilion passes
Christian Doran, co-founder of People for the Pavilion, passed away on Saturday from an asthma attack. Doran, 28, was a Maspeth resident involved in a movement to preserve the New York State Pavili...
Feb 10, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bike Infrastructure blueprints unveiled for CB5
Industrial businesses worry new lanes bring up liability issues
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Councilman proposes tighter youth football regulations
Bill to require sideline doctors for all games and practices
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CB5 to meet, discuss 2014 street fairs
Community Board 5 will hold it's monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village. The agenda includes a public fo...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/27/13-2/2/13)
Monday, Jan. 27 Anthony Rattoballi was arrested at the intersection of Palmetto Street and Seneca Avenue for possession of a graffiti instrument by Officer Brink. Michael O'Connell was arrested at ...
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Legislative crack down on driving without a license
State pols introduce bills making offense a felony
Jan 29, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Stan’s Players to present The Wizard of Oz
The students of St. Stanislaus Kostka School have developed their own off-Broadway stage with several years of performances under their belts, and this year they are proud to present their own rend...
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct warns of MoneyPak scam
Following a string of door-to-door scams from crooks posing as employees with Con Edison, officers at the 104th Precinct have issued a community alert. Con men claiming to work with various utility...
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
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The fate of our little street tree
WOODHAVEN DEVELOPMENTS
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104th Precinct Police Botter (1/20/14-1/26/14)
Monday, Jan. 20 Sandro Carrillo was arrested at 1821 Stockholm Street for assault by Officer Walsh, Harvey Breton was arrested at the intersection of Jefferson and Wyckoff avenues for petit larceny...
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104th Precinct Police blotter (1/13/14-1/19/14)
Monday, Jan. 13 Louis Canteli was arrested at 1872 Putnam Avenue for menacing and assault by Officer Campbell. Robert Quiles was arrested at 1671 Cornelia Street for assault Detective Diaquoi. Nich...
Jan 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chase Bank robbery on Grand Avenue
Police arrested a Staten Island man on Tuesday following a robbery at the Chase Bank at 66-02 Grand Ave. in Maspeth. After responding to a 911 call at approximately 3:25 p.m. that a man later ident...
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Woman hit & killed in Maspeth
Unlicensed driver was making an illegal left turn
Jan 20, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct uses “Eyesore of the Week” to make an arrest
New Conditions Officer nabs graffiti artist on 71st in Maspeth
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Queens board hears about DSNY composting program
Food waste recycling initiative expanding to borough
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In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, police officers watch protesters as smoke fills the streets in Ferguson, Mo. after a grand jury's decision in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. A Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson police department and at the municipal jail and court. The full report, to be publicly released on March 4, says the investigation found Ferguson officers disproportionately used excessive force against blacks and too often charged them with petty offenses. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street.


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Egyptian policemen Awad Suleiman and Mahmoud Salah stand in the dock during their trial in AlexandriaAn Egyptian court upheld a 10-year prison sentence on Wednesday imposed on two policemen for torturing an activist to death in 2010, judicial sources said, an incident that helped trigger the uprising that toppled veteran autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Witnesses and rights groups said 28-year-old Khaled Said died after police beat him outside an Internet cafe in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. Activists launched an online campaign against police brutality that, alongside other strikes, meetings and rallies, morphed into nationwide marches calling for the dissolution of parliament and the disbanding of the state security agency. Rights groups accused the police of widespread torture during Mubarak's rule.


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This undated handout photo issued by the Natural History Museum, shows an artist's impression of how Sophie, the world's most complete Stegosaurus skeleton, may have looked. Scientists at a British museum have worked out the weight of Sophie, one of the world’s most complete Stegosaurus skeletons, it was reported on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. London’s Natural History Museum says Sophie, a young adult when it died, weighed around 1.6 tons and was about the same size as a small rhinoceros. The scientists worked out the dinosaur's body mass after creating a 3D digital version of its skeleton, calculating the volume of flesh around the bones, and comparing the data with information from similar-sized modern animals. (AP Photo/PA, Bob Nicholls/Natural History Museum)LONDON (AP) — Scientists at a British museum have worked out the weight of Sophie, one of the world's most complete Stegosaurus skeletons.


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