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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 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 | 21 21 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 | 62 62 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 | 82 82 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 | 120 120 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 | 150 150 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 | 185 185 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 | 247 247 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 | 256 256 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 | 241 241 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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Maspeth Kiwanis inducts new president
As one era ends, another begins for the Maspeth Kiwanis, which will continue to do good in the neighborhood as the club welcomes a new president. Though Lou Bekios was just inducted on October 21, ...
Oct 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/18/10-10/24/10)
Monday, Oct. 18 Fanny Jimenez was arrested at 80-12 Cypress Hills Street for driving while intoxicated by Officer Paiyear. Ludwik Kisner was arrested at 60-84 Myrtle Avenue for robbery by Officer H...
Oct 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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30th Assembly District: Vote Marge Markey
ENDORSEMENT 2010
Oct 25, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Juniper Valley Park playground remodel continues
Parks unveils phase two plans
Oct 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get crafty at Purple Petals Studio
See what's in store for Halloween
Oct 22, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Asphalt plant to open on LIC/Maspeth border
Will be next to Waste Management on Newtown Creek
Oct 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monuments find a new home in cemetery
Though V.F.W. Post 123 was recently forced to sell its building in Ridgewood and relocate to a smaller storefront due to dwindling membership, its aging members gathered on Friday for a joyous occa...
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/11/10-10/17/10)
Monday, Oct. 11 Eva Liu was arrested at 1921 Menahan Street for assault by Officer Hopson. Tonilynn Sarrica was arrested at the intersection of Shaler and Catalpa Avenues for criminal contempt by D...
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Ragamuffins to hit the streets on Halloween
Ghosts, goblins and ghouls, some princesses and pirates too, will march their way down Grand Avenue Halloween night at the annual Maspeth Lions Ragamuffin Parade. The parade begins at 7 p.m. outsid...
Oct 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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State proposes banning soda purchases with food stamps
If the state and city get their way, food stamp recipients would be barred from using government subsidies to purchase sugary drinks that studies show lead to obesity and diabetes. The controversia...
Oct 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/27/10-10/10/10)
Monday, Sept. 27 Galo Montenegro was arrested at the intersection of the Jackie Robinson Parkway and Cypress Hills Street for driving while intoxicated by Officer Harge. Kevin Velsquez was arrested...
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Dead man found in Maspeth playground
A dead man was discovered inside Maspeth's Reiff Playground Thursday morning in an apparent suicide. The body was found dangling from a set of monkey bars in the playground at approximately 8 a.m. ...
Oct 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Review Of The Top High Schools in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan
It’s An Investment – Not A Cost
Oct 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community remembers 12 year old killed by truck
Mass, memorial walk honor Freddie Endres
Oct 05, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two Maspeth streets to become off-limits to trucks
Flushing and Grand will no longer be truck routes
Sep 28, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relatives walk down from the site of an avalanche after searching for victims in the district of Bazarak, Panjshir province, on February 25, 2015More than 200 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall around Afghanistan, officials said Thursday, warning the death toll could rise still further. The bulk of the deaths came in Panjshir province, north of Kabul, where at least 168 people were killed, acting provincial governor Abdul Rahman Kabiri told AFP. "Our death toll has risen to 168 people killed in avalanches in Panjshir province," Kabiri said, warning that the figure may rise in the coming hours. "We have not seen this much snow in Panjshir, or this many avalanches, for decades," Kabiri added.


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This undated photo provided by Agapita Montes-Rivera via Fabian Ubay, shows Antonio Zambrano-Montes. Agapita Montes-Rivera, the mother of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed Mexican man fatally shot by police officers in Washington state Feb. 10, 2015, viewed her son's body for the first time Monday, Feb. 23, and said she hopes for justice in the case that has sparked protests and calls for a federal investigation. The killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco was captured on video by a witness. (AP Photo/Agapita Montes-Rivera)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — An independent autopsy of an unarmed Mexican man killed by police in Washington state shows he was shot as many as seven times — including twice from behind — contradicting earlier statements from authorities, an attorney for the man's family said Thursday.


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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, left, and Dustin Johnson, right, talk to each other on the fairway as they approach the 18th hole during the first round of the Honda Classic golf tournament Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy is playing so well that he can easily manage a smile even on the bad days.


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