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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 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 | 50 50 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 | 97 97 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 | 116 116 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 | 152 152 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 | 185 185 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 | 218 218 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 | 281 281 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 | 289 289 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 | 269 269 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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Walmart is welcome in New York City
Dear Editor: A Walmart in East New York could be the start of something big for 8 million consumers residing in the five boroughs, and New York City could easily support a dozen stores. This would ...
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bin Laden was brought to justice
Dear Editor: The news about the death of Osama Bin Laden at the hands of special U.S. military teams is the best news that we have had relating to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001. The...
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our future depends on clean energy
Dear Editor: I am a sophomore at the High School for Environmental Studies, and my generation has become increasingly concerned about and aware of the importance of reducing the amount of greenhous...
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Royal Wedding was too much
Dear Editor: I watched the Royal wedding as many of my Queens neighbors. Iwas in awe of the extravagance of the event. The cost of the wedding, depending on the source, ran from 16 to 34 million do...
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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P.S. 153 is a good school, despite handcuff incident
Dear Editor: I had to reply to the story about Joseph Anderson the boy who was handcuffed and taken from P.S. 153 in Maspeth last week to the psychiatric ward of Elmhurst Hospital after he became u...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wake up call
Dear Editor: The latest incidents of near fatal collisions between aircraft due to air traffic controllers not being focused because they were asleep is just another wake up call. If these controll...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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I sold my car over gas prices
Dear Editor: Gas prices are going through the roof and have been life changing for most of us. As for myself, I have found the cost unreasonable. Therefore my wife and myself have sold our car. We’...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Government shouldn't mess with fast food toys
Dear Editor: We already have subway ads sponsored by the city Health Department to combat the excessive calories contained in sugary drinks and public posting of calorie counters in restaurants.  T...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bring back the draft
Dear Editor: In my humble opinion I think it is about time to bring back the draft. We are now involved in two wars and maybe three if you consider our activities in Libya. We now have many of our ...
Apr 19, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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God has no place in the Pledge of Allegiance
Dear Editor: It appears that Pepsi-Cola has designed a new “Patriotic” soda can. Besides depicting images on the can of landmarks identified with America, they decided to also reprint the Pledge of...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bloomberg is out of touch!
Dear Editor: I am 95 years old and have lived through two world wars, economic catastrophes, have outlived most of my children and am a widow on a fixed income. I ask why it is necessary for an 18 ...
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOE tide turning
Dear Editor: There has been a cavalcade of postmortems in the aftermath of Cathie Black’s resignation. Certainly she was her own worst enemy, yet she bore the burden of an even worse enemy: the pri...
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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State needs auto insurance reform
Dear Editor: On March 23 the New York State Senate passed a bill, sponsored by Senator James Seward, which would make it a felony to intentionally cause a vehicle collision. The legislation, now go...
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Thanks for saving our program!
Dear Editor: The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition, on behalf of the thousands of residents of Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside, expresses its gratitude to our state elected offici...
Apr 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferraro legacy revisited
Dear Editor: I feel compelled to reply to “In Our Opinion, Ferraro's legacy leaves work undone,” the editorial in the March 31st issue of your paper. I do agree that Geraldine Ferraro was a trailbl...
Apr 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government's rainy-day fund has shrunk by almost 10 percent in dollar terms in February after the state sought to fill a hole in its budget, where revenues have suffered due to low oil prices.
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Best Buy is hiking its regular quarterly dividend by 21 percent. The nation's largest consumer electronics chain also will give stockholders a one-time payment from proceeds of legal settlements.
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A prominent political rival of Burundi's president has escaped from prison where he was serving 13 years on charges of endangering state security, the justice ministry said on Tuesday. Hussein Radjabu fled with six others including three police officers who were guarding the jail, justice ministry spokesman Eliason Bigirimana said. The reported escape comes as political tensions mount before elections in June -- supporters have called on President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third term, while opponents say he can only serve two. Former rebel leader Radjabu was a founder of Nkurunziza's ruling Hutu CNDD-FDD party, but was later ousted from its leadership, arrested in 2007 and sentenced a year later.
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