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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 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 | 45 45 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 | 89 89 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 | 111 111 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 | 146 146 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 | 179 179 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 | 213 213 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 | 274 274 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 | 282 282 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 | 261 261 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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Local band plays JOLLY good music
In an age when mainstream music takes few risks, JOLLY’s second studio album, The Audio Guide to Happiness (Part 1), has a refreshing and original sound that stimulates the mind and senses. Based o...
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Queens band hits the stage at Irving Plaza
For local band, Bound by Substance, making it to the stage of Irving Plaza is a dream come true. The band will be playing at the venue as part of the Gotham Rocks three-year anniversary on Thursday...
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summer’s Out, Fall’s In with these jean styles
In the fashion universe, the first day of fall is considered July 5th. What this means for you? End of summer sales and fall, fall fall! Since fall will be on the brain, what time better than the p...
Jul 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria Saw Music Festival Has Real Teeth
One of the most unique events of the year is happening once more in Queens.
Jul 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival in full force
A guide to weeklong events that are all part of the festival
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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These Billyburg stores dish out serious style and more
With the constant changes and improvement of Brooklyn, shopping is at an all time peak with new stores and local designer talent. This week we hung out on Grand Street and Bedford Avenue in William...
Jun 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crossing Art gallery explores motion and stillness
Joshua Spodek's linear zoetrope exhibition wows
Jun 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Color, color all through summer
As usual, bright vibrant hues are in for the warm months
Jun 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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BQ Events - 6/16 - 6/22
A roundup of things to do in Queens and Brooklyn each weekend
Jun 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not your grandmother's crochet
Look out for stylish crochet bathing suits, dresses this summer
Jun 15, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Booksmart Ballerina: Kew Gardens’ Jennifer Kronenberg pens book
The ballet dancer reflects on where she’s from & where she’s going
Jun 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Billyburg unites to help activist, Leonora Russo
By Holly Wilensky Are your neighbors lucky to live next door to you? Do you even know their names or anything about them? Whoever is lives next to Leonora Russo, or even in the same community, is c...
Jun 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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No writer's "Block" here: Author Lawrence Block returns with two new novels
Lawrence Block thought that he was done with writing. But for the author who has penned over 50 novels and over 100 short stories, it’s not a surprise to the crime writer’s fans that once again he ...
Jun 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Enormous taste at Thai Elephant in Astoria
So, you’re in Astoria and you’re looking for something spicy for lunch — where do you go? If you’re in the mood for Thai food head on over to the Thai Elephant, located at 21-09 31st street. Immedi...
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Beach essentials that won’t weigh you down
Mats, maps, books & all the in-between
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends a military ceremony in the courtyard of the Invalides in ParisBy Ahmed Tolba and Shadi Bushra CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's main election committee said on Sunday it was working on a new timetable for a long-awaited parliamentary poll after a court ruled that an article in a law defining voting districts was unconstitutional. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi directed his government to amend the article within one month. Setting a new timetable is a move that looks set to delay the vote, which was due to start on March 22 and is the final step in a political roadmap the army announced in July 2013. Egypt has been without a parliament since June 2012 when a court dissolved the democratically elected main chamber, reversing a major accomplishment of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.


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Fighters from the Tuareg separatist rebel group MNLA take shade under a tree in the desert near TabankortBy Patrick Markey ALGIERS (Reuters) - Mali's government signed a preliminary peace deal on Sunday meant to end fighting with northern separatists, but the Tuareg-led rebels asked for more time for consultations before agreeing to the accord. The United Nations-brokered deal seeks to tackle decades of uprisings and instability in northern Mali, where Western and regional powers worry Islamist militants could return two years after French military intervention drove them out. "It is nevertheless a decisive step towards peace and reconciliation." Tuareg and Arab rebel groups, including the main groups, the MNLA and MAA, were at the signing ceremony in Algiers and said they would continue with dialogue and talk with their supporters in Mali. Rebels had said the agreement, which is due to be formally signed in Mali later this month, did not fully address their political demands for the region they call Azawad.


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In this image from NASA television astronaut Terry Virts exits the Quest airlock hatch beginning the third spacewalk outside the International Space Station early Sunday morning March 1, 2015. Terry Virts and Butch Wilmore have 400 feet of cable and two antennas to install. Once that's complete, the spacewalkers will have routed nearly 800 feet of power and data lines, all of it needed for future American crew capsules. (AP Photo/NASA-TV)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts ventured out for the third time in just over a week Sunday to complete an extensive, tricky cable job at the International Space Station.


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