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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 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 | 54 54 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 | 100 100 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 | 118 118 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 | 154 154 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 | 187 187 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 | 220 220 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 | 282 282 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 | 291 291 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 | 271 271 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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Musica Reginae Productions presents a forum for contemporary classical music
While new classical compositions are often misunderstood and underappreciated, a production company has recently introduced a new way to promote and introduce the genre. For the last 13 years, the ...
Mar 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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LaGuardia students surprise the competition
LaGuardia Community College students proved to themselves and the nation that Queens definitely brings competition to the table when it comes to the art of theater. While over 1,100 students applie...
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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“Shangaa: Art of Tanzania”
A wooden Tanzanian mask showcased at the “Shangaa: Art of Tanzania” opening at Queensborough Community College’s QCC Art Gallery at 22205 56th Ave. in Bayside, where over 150 East African artifacts...
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Leviathan
Film presents an eerie silence in the violent waters of Massachusetts
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sleeping Beauty at Brooklyn
An interactive fairy tale musical enchants and teaches children the magic of theater
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria dance company celebrates 15 years with new performance
Green Space is just ‘Skimming the Surface’
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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How to celebrate the Lunar New Year 2013
Some fun activities for your holiday celebration
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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New bakery highlights Astoria's growth
A Moroccan baker's first business venture
Feb 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Kiarostomi's Story of Someone in Love
Simple writing, subtle acting, but a complicated case
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Great outdoors comes to NYC
With 30,000 sq. ft., new climbing gym matches the largest in the Nation
Feb 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where to party for Super Bowl XLVII
It is not just sports bars and pubs in on the action
Jan 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Supporting Characters
Supporting Characters focuses on two film editors balancing their personal relationships while trying to rework a movie. It stars Alex Karpovsky, who is the best known for his role as Ray Ploshansk...
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Innovative art studio aimed at the young
In 2010, Valerie Plasmati was a mother living in Queens who had a daughter enrolled in fourth grade at a local elementary school, PS 32, the State Street School, in Flushing. Her daughter participa...
Jan 17, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Cupcake expands to Queens
LIC gets a taste of the fast-growing sensation
Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Tabu
Tabu by Miguel Gomes, a Portuguese filmmaker and former film critic, is a film devoted to the past. The film, which is shot in black-and-white, focuses on two women, Pilar played by Theresa Madruga...
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Singer Soko attends the premiere of Tribeca Film and Well Go USA's "The Truth About Emanuel" on December 4, 2013, in Hollywood, CaliforniaThe bleak introspection is consistent with her 2012 album, "I Thought I Was an Alien." But while the debut work had a low-fi feel, her second full-length album is marked by a heavier edge, with touches of post-punk icon Siouxsie Sioux in her voice and a forceful guitar that at times evokes the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. "My Dreams Dictate My Reality," which is out in continental Europe and was released Tuesday in the United States and Britain, was produced by Ross Robinson, who has worked with metal bands such as Korn and later with The Cure, whose bass-heavy noir is the most obvious influence on Soko.


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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2015 file photo, the Homeland Security Department headquarters is seen in northwest Washington. In a major victory for President Barack Obama, the Republican-led House overcame last-minute opposition from GOP critics on Tuesday and moved toward final passage of legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department without restrictions on immigration. The bill's approval was assured after Republicans demanding the bill include constraints on Obama's immigration policy were turned back on a test vote of 140-278. Obama's signature was assured on the measure, which cleared the Senate last week. Without it, short-term funding for the department would expire on Friday at midnight. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year, without overturning the president's immigration policies.


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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) arrives to speak at a news conferenceWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to approve funding for the Department of Homeland Security through Sept. 30 without any immigration restrictions, ending a standoff that had threatened a partial shutdown for the agency. The House vote sends the $39.7 billion spending measure to President Barack Obama to be signed into law. It no longer contains provisions that previously sought to block Obama's executive orders lifting the threat of deportation against millions of undocumented immigrants. (Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Susan Heavey)


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