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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 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 | 46 46 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 | 90 90 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 | 112 112 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 | 148 148 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 | 181 181 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 | 214 214 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 | 275 275 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 | 283 283 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 | 262 262 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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Elections board screwed up big time
Dear Editor: Just when I thought the Board of Elections (BOE) couldn't get any dumber, they proved me wrong. On Primary Day they screwed up big-time, offending most Kew Gardens Hills Democratic and...
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our mayor cares
Dear Editor: I would like to applaud the Board of Health for voting to ban sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. We are rapidly becoming a nation of fat, unfit and unhealthy people. Mayor Michael Bl...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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No new school in Woodside
Dear Editor: I live in Woodside at 57th Street and Woodside Avenue. Presently, there are two elementary schools in this small area. One is St. Sebastian’s, which takes in students from three other ...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Conventions just a bunch of empty promises
Dear Editor: Well, the conventions are over and now we await the debates. Do people really believe the empty promises made by the Democrats and Republicans? I, for one, never heard such a crock in ...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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What has happened to the U.S.?
Dear Editor: I want to know what happened to the country I grew up in and vowed to serve and protect against all enemies foreign and domestic. We give billions to countries that hate and attack us,...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Libya needs to be warned
Dear Editor: The attack on the American Embassy in Libya that resulted in the death of our ambassador and three other Americans can only be described as horrific. Why did that film producer have to...
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Nuff said
Dear Editor: I support the plan to cut projected U.S. oil use in half in 20 years. Sincerely, Thomas Pellegrino Richmond Hill
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to recycle our energy
Dear Editor: In Bayside I find the chore of separating garbage relatively pleasurable…relatively, compared to out east. Here in Amagansett, we pay $50 each year for the privilege of separating our ...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ryan the right man for the job
Dear Editor: Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will offer a clear and competing contrast of ideas to Vice President Joe Biden with his "Path to Prosperity" budget. Ryan reminds me of...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Here’s to Hoffa
Dear Editor: In celebration of Labor Day 2012, I would like to honor James Riddle "Jimmy" Hoffa (1913-1982), the American labor union leader who, as general president of the International Brotherho...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Your choice is the lesser of two evils
Dear Editor: We are all aware of the presidential election that is to be held in November. We should also be aware that there is very little difference on important issues between President Obama a...
Sep 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schumer bottled water push is all wet
Dear Editor: If tap water is good enough for several hundred-thousand District of Columbia residents, along with millions of ordinary Americans on a daily basis, one wonders why Senator Charles Sch...
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Thanks to all who made BBQ so great
Dear Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all the people who made my 4th Annual Veterans Appreciation Bar-B-Que, held on August 25, such a success. I consider it...
Sep 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferreras wrong on Walmart
Dear Editor: Coucilwoman Julissa Ferreras' op-ed on Walmart displays a level of ignorance that only a New York City Council member can descend to. The councilwoman lists a string of accusations aga...
Sep 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Grand Ol’ Party’s war on women
Dear Editor: How can any self-respecting woman with a shred of pride allow themselves to vote for a Republican ticket? They should be enraged that the neo-Conservative Party, which has replaced the...
Sep 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Russia's opposition supporters carry a banner reading “These bullets in each of us” during a march in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow on March 1, 2015Tens of thousands of people marched in central Moscow to honour the memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down near the Kremlin in the highest-profile assassination during Vladimir Putin's rule. A sea of grim-faced supporters, holding Russian flags and Nemtsov portraits, marched in the drizzle from a packed Moscow square to the bridge over the Moskva where the 55-year-old was shot in the back on Friday shortly before midnight. In what appeared to be the largest opposition gathering since anti-Kremlin rallies in 2011-12 brought more than 100,000 people into the streets, marchers honoured Nemtsov's memory while condemning Moscow's stance on Ukraine. "Stop the war" in Ukraine, said others.


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An instructor with the Ukrainian volunteer Azov Battalion conducts training exercises for the civilian population of Kiev on March 1, 2015Ukraine's frontlines were relatively calm ahead of high-level EU-mediated gas talks between Kiev and Moscow, as journalists mourned the killing by mortar fire of a Ukrainian photographer. Kiev's security officials said there was no fire after midnight on Ukraine's positions and no Ukrainian soldiers had been killed over the past 24 hours. Security spokesman Andriy Lysenko, however, said that eight soldiers were injured after rebels shot at Kiev's positions late Saturday, including from a tank and a grenade launcher. The relative quiet in eastern Ukraine has set in following a shaky start a European-brokered peace plan to end fighting that has killed at least 5,800 people since last April.


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A protester is detained by a policeman during a demonstration against mainland traders, at Yuen Long district near the border with mainland China in Hong KongMore than 30 people were arrested as a group of about 400 demonstrators in Hong Kong clashed with police in the latest sign of tensions caused by China's influence in the city. Protesters in Yuen Long, in Hong Kong's New Territories just a stone's throw from mainland China, chanted to "cancel the multiple-entry permit" and "topple the Chinese Communist Party" as they complained about so-called parallel traders, who buy goods in Hong Kong to sell at a profit across the border. Early on Monday, a police spokeswoman said a total of 36 people aged 13 to 74 had been arrested for offences including possessing offensive weapons, assault, disorder, and fighting. The demonstration mirrored others in recent weeks targeting mainland Chinese visitors that have tapped a seam of resentment against China, resulting in calls for greater Hong Kong nationalism and even independence from China, nearly three months after police cleared away the last of pro-democracy street protests in the city.


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