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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 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 | 46 46 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 | 90 90 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 | 112 112 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 | 147 147 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 | 180 180 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 | 214 214 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 | 275 275 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 | 283 283 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 | 262 262 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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Wal-Mart aims to enter NYC
Polls show that the retailer is favored
Dec 21, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Speeding is a cause for concern on Mt. Olivet Crescent
MidVille shortcut eyed for one-way
Dec 21, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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9/11 collection to be showcased on Fox, at 9/11 memorial
Michael Ragsdale is just “a guy from Maspeth,” but this guy has managed to make a name for himself in the last few years as an avid collector of 9/11 memorabilia. While working as a videographer at...
Dec 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Stan’s Hall of Fame inductees
Group will be honored at January gala
Dec 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amalgamated Bank opens fourth branch in Maspeth
Amalgamated Bank is spreading its working class philosophy throughout the borough. The bank's newest branch at 69-73 Grand Avenue in Maspeth held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 14 where...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/6/10-12/12/10)
Monday, Dec. 6 Lisa Lester was arrested at the intersection of 69th Place and Myrtle Avenue for grand larceny by Officer Puryear. Daniel Smith was arrested at 70-20 88th Street for aggravated haras...
Dec 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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MidVille crematory holds annual memorial service
On Saturday, December 4, the U.S. Columbarium held its 10th annual memorial service at the Fresh Pond Crematory in Middle Village. The event ushered in over 50 families as they paid tribute to love...
Dec 07, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents vote on Newtown Creek projects
Get say on how to spend $7 million in funding
Dec 07, 2010 | 55 55 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amtrak replants Woodside land it clear-cut last May
Community hails victory over railroad
Nov 30, 2010 | 36 36 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Put the brakes on Maspeth drag racing
Residents call for cops, DOT to work together
Nov 30, 2010 | 105 105 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/15/10-11/29/10)
Monday, Nov. 15 Antonio Gonalez was arrested at the intersection of 75th Avenue and 61st Street for driving without a license by Officer Hwong. Tyler Pizzaro was arrested at 452 Seneca Avenue for r...
Nov 30, 2010 | 92 92 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dude, where's my tax refund?
Routine address errors has Queens rez short $2M
Nov 22, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bob’s Discount Furniture now open!
The eyesore that was Woodhaven Lanes is no more - in its place now is a Bob’s Discount Furniture store. On Saturday, the popular furniture company opened the doors of its 40th store, located in Gle...
Nov 22, 2010 | 8 8 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elmhurst Hospital upgrading with chest pain unit
$1 million-plus center to open next year
Nov 22, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Green dreams for neighborhoods along Newtown Creek
City has funds from state, but too many choices
Nov 22, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prays at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, on February 28, 2015Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington on Sunday for a "historic" quest to stop a "bad" international nuclear deal with Iran sought by the United States. Netanyahu's controversial 48-hour visit has stoked discord with US President Barack Obama and brought bilateral relations to their lowest point in years. A speech before lawmakers on Tuesday by the Israeli leader aims to drum up last-minute support to halt a possible world deal with Iran over its nuclear program. It has infuriated the White House and prominent Democrats because the speech was set up by congressional Republicans without consulting with the president, violating usual protocol.


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Jimmie Johnson pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Hampton, Ga. Johnson won the race. (AP Photo/Joe Sebo)HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The season just started. The calendar hasn't even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title.


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A little girl looks out of a voting booth at a polling station in Tallinn, Estonia, on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Estonians are voting for a new Parliament in an election dominated by economic issues and security concerns due to tension in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Liis Treimann)TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia's ruling Reform Party has emerged as the overall winner in the Baltic country's general election dominated by economic issues and security concerns over Russia's actions in Ukraine.


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