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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 | 96 96 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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Car crashes into buildings on Grand Avenue
Driver sustained serious head injuries but is alive
Apr 30, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth brothers reconnect – in mid-flight
Brothers Colonel William DeMaso and Major Lewis DeMaso are both members of the United States Air Force, but they are stationed at different air force bases, so the only chance they get to see each ...
Apr 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
04/19/2010 - 04/25/2010
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CEC head clarifies the plans for P.S. 873
Before people go all up in arms over the elementary school proposed to open on the campus of I.S. 73 in Maspeth, Nick Comaianni, president of Community Education Council District 24, wants to make ...
Apr 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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State eyeing Ridgewood Reservoir for wetlands protection
Could complicate city's redevelopment plans
Apr 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commuter van industry growing in Maspeth
But civic leader says unregulated industry is safety hazard
Apr 22, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Juniper Valley South Playground a splash
City opens $966K, wetlands-themed playground
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
04/12/2010 - 04/18/2010
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
04/05/2010 - 04/11/2010
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Fire destroys car, but no injuries
Smoke and flames engulfed the hood of a white 2000 Mercury Sable in Maspeth on Monday, but the two passengers escaped unscathed. According to Scott Sibiga, who was sitting in the passenger’s seat, ...
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BREAKING: Waste Management won't truck waste on Maspeth streets
Company will use private road instead
Apr 12, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth’s Knights in shining armor
Knights of Columbus deliver hot meals on Easter
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
03/29/2010 - 04/04/2010
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Ex-CK coach indicted in Massachusetts
Ex-player: coach took many to Yankees games without incident, wrongdoing
Mar 30, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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City cuts funding for Maspeth after-school program
I.S. 73 program not located in ‘high need’ zip code
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Relatives and friends pay their last respects while passing the coffin of Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, during a farewell ceremony inside the Sakhavov's center in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Mourners are lining up outside the Moscow human rights center for the funeral of murdered Nemtsov. Western officials have called for Russia to conduct a prompt, thorough, transparent and credible investigation into the slaying. Putin has ordered law enforcement chiefs to personally oversee the probe. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)MOSCOW (AP) — One by one, thousands of mourners and dignitaries filed past the white-lined coffin of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday, many offering flowers as they paid their last respects to one of the most prominent figures of Russia's beleaguered opposition.


2015-03-03 05:18:13 -0500

A coma patient lies in bed at Sant'Anna hospital in CrotoneBy Gavin Jones CROTONE, Italy (Reuters) - When an inter-city bus smashed into Giovannina Caprara's car five years ago, she was fortunate to be admitted to coma rehabilitation clinic Istituto Sant'Anna, a rare world class medical institution in one of Europe's poorest regions. Despite its excellence, Sant'Anna is struggling to maintain its services because of Italy's decision to handle its public finance problems with indiscriminate, "linear" spending cuts that are being imposed across the board regardless of the quality of its medical care. Giovannina, 49, is cared for at home by her daughter Maria Teresa and husband Domenico, while doctors supervise from Sant'Anna 40 miles away. "We've been very lucky, the clinic has been wonderful," Maria Teresa, 30, told Reuters during a recent visit.


2015-03-03 05:10:29 -0500

North Korean leader Kim visits Unit 447 of the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force honoured with the title of O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment and plant trees with fighter pilots of the unitBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong warned on Tuesday that his country had the power to deter an "ever-increasing nuclear threat" by the United States with a pre-emptive strike if necessary. In a rare speech to the U.N.-backed Conference on Disarmament, Ri said joint military exercises being staged by South Korea and the United States were "unprecedentedly provocative in nature and have an especially high possibility of sparking off a war". "The DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) cannot but bolster its nuclear deterrent capability to cope with the ever-increasing nuclear threat of the U.S. Now the DPRK has the power of deterring the U.S. and conducting a pre-emptive strike as well, if necessary," Ri told the Geneva forum. His remarks were consistent with Pyongyang's stance on the annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises, which the North denounces as a preparation for war, and with the verbal threats that the isolationist government frequently makes.


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