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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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NY Champions for Change raises $100,000 for St. Jude’s
O’Neill’s draws massive crowd, several sports legends
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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O’Neill’s and sports legends to host St. Jude’s fundraiser
To start the new year off right, O’Neill’s is hosting a fundraiser to support St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in cooperation with several local sports legends. Headed up by 1994 Stanley Cup...
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cinemart Cinemas is saved (for now)
Residents pack local theater to keep it from closing
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cooper Avenue shelter requests waiver from LIRR
Community Board 5 District Manager Gary Giordano announced last week that the proposed homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Avenue will need a waiver from the Long Island Railroad in order to continue ...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Blotter Precint Police Blotter (1/12/15-1/18/15)
Monday, Jan. 12 Yenko G. Liza was arrested at the intersection of Doran Avenue and 84th Street for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer Hili. Michael Colon was arrested at 89-39 Rutledge Aven...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens residents rally in support of police
A crowd of just over 100 people gathered on the steps of Queens Borough Hall on Tuesday in a show of support for the NYPD. They included religious and minority groups, as well as auxiliary officers...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deception criminals steal $1,450 from Maspeth resident
An elderly woman in Maspeth learned the hard way that appearances can be deceiving. On January 6, two men posing as workers from the Department of Environmental Protection came to the door of the 8...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kiwanis raises over $2,000 for Lyme disease
Kiwanis members representing three boroughs and upstate New York traveled to Maspeth last week to raise money to support children struggling with pediatric Lyme disease. Lieutenant Governor of Kiwa...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/5/15-1/11/15)
Monday, Jan. 5 Samantha Barrow was arrested at 1707 Putnam Avenue for third-degree assault by Detective Caruso. Marcos Julio was arrested at 58-32 61st Street for possession of burglary tools by Of...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Middle Village principal named one of America’s worst bosses
Old PS 49 head calls inclusion on list 'craziness'
Jan 07, 2015 | 14 14 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/22/14-1/4/14)
Monday, Dec. 22 Jesenia R. Suarez was arrested at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Krokondelas. Edwin Guzman was arrested at the intersection of Myrtle and Wyckoff avenues for...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuomo, 82, passes just hours after son's inauguration
SLIDESHOW: Photos from Mario Cuomo's time in office
Jan 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fidelis Ad Mortem: Faithful Unto Death
Thousands gather to pay respects to slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Memorial wake for slain officer draws thousands
Friends, family, fellow officers come to pay respect
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/5/14-12/21/14)
Monday, Dec. 15 Chayanne Rosario was arrested at 66-40 Grand Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Ziman. Waclaw Swiech was arrested at the intersection of 62nd Street and 80th Road for criminal cont...
Dec 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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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.


2015-02-28 10:55:54 -0500

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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