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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 | 147 147 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 | 180 180 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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Outsourcing RKO Keith's
Dear Editor: With each passing day the prospect of finding products labeled,“Made in the USA” becomes increasingly unlikely.  Clothing, electronics, house ware, tableware, the very dishes from whic...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferraro will be missed
Dear Editor: We have truly lost a most noble lady from Queens. Geraldine Ferraro was a trailblazer for women, a Congresswoman and the first woman nominated on a presidential ticket for a major part...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queensboro rename should have been put to a people's referendum
Dear Editor: While Mayor Ed Koch was a very good mayor who did much for New York City, renaming the Queensboro-59th Street Bridge after him should have been decided by a general referendum from the...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop ragging on our BID!
Dear Editor: I read with interest the letter written to your paper in reference to Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue and as President of the Woodhaven Business Improvement District (WBID) responsible for ...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Libya deserves democracy
Dear Editor: U.S. and coalition forces have attacked Libya's military capability to attack civilian and rebel forces. Moammar Khadafy and his repressive regime is getting the message that his peopl...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn depot wrong for Maspeth
[Editor's note: the following is an open letter written to MTA Chairman Jay Walder] Dear Mr. Walder: I am writing on behalf of concerned constituents in Maspeth, Queens, regarding the potential rel...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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What caused the Bronx bus tragedy?
Dear Editor: The tragic bus crash that killed 14 and injured 18 others in the Bronx  needs to be thoroughly investigated. How fast was the bus traveling? It must have been going at an excessively h...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leave the Civic Virtue statue alone!
Dear Editor: Were all those Democrat politicians really concerned about the appearance of an historic work of art (your story on page 24 of the March 3, 2011 issue of the Glendale Register) or were...
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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What happened to free speech?
Dear editor: It was amazing how a right to life anti-abortion ad on a billboard in Manhattan went up and had to be taken down in less than one week.  New York City Public Advocate Bill De Blasio's ...
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven, Jamaica Ave in need of a revamp
Dear Editor: With snowstorm after snowstorm blanketing Jamaica Avenue it was easy to forget what the street that we walk down almost every day looks like.  Sort of like walking around a familiar ho...
Mar 01, 2011 | 4 4 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hands off our Internet!
Dear Editor: Recently President Obama criticized the Egyptian government when they temporarily shut down the internet.  Yet the administration has been lobbying for a new internet control bill, inc...
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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City must avoid teacher layoffs
Dear Editor: Now that the mayor has unveiled his latest city budget for the upcoming fiscal year,the question of whether or not there will be teacher layoffs  again becomes a very critical issue. T...
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will Governor Cuomo deliver?
Dear Editor: Will Governor Andrew Cuomo's first new budget be adopted on time by April 1, 2011?  Will it include specific cuts agency by agency and program by program to meet a $10 billion dollar- ...
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteer for the right reason
Dear Editor: In 1996 I wrote an article titled “the value of volunteerism” it still holds true today. Sometime ago in a letter to the Editor, a truly eloquent testament was made to volunteerism by ...
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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We need a stop light!
Dear Editor: I have heard from all three of Maspeth's local elected officials and all three have had their request for a traffic light at 60th Road and 60th Street denied. Mike Armstrong from Assem...
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Members of the special forces police stand guard in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in CairoBy Ahmed Tolba and Mahmoud Mourad CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's parliamentary poll looks set to be delayed after a court ruled part of an election law was unconstitutional and the main election committee said it was working on a new timetable for the long-awaited vote. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi directed his government to amend the law within one month. 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. "The committee will prepare a new timetable for (election) measures after the legislative amendments are issued," the Supreme Election Committee said.


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A general view of an oil field, West of Iraq's second largest city of Basra, on February 19, 2015Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi said Sunday he expects the price of crude oil, which dropped to a six-year low in January, to continue recovering to reach $64 or $65 per barrel. Brent North Sea crude, the global benchmark, had tumbled to $45 per barrel at the beginning of the year, less than half the level reached six months earlier. Iraq, which is hugely dependent on oil exports for revenue and is fighting a costly war against the Islamic State jihadist group, also owes more than $20 billion to the oil companies operating in the south, Abdel Mahdi said. Abdel Mahdi said that besides a budget allocation of close to $12 billion to pay those dues he planned to ask the government to issue the same amount in treasury bonds.


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Former Chicago White Sox player Minnie Minoso throws out the first pitch before the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays on April 26, 2014 in ChicagoMinnie Minoso, the Cuban-born White Sox star who was Major League Baseball's first black player in Chicago, has died, the team said Sunday. The White Sox didn't release details of Minoso's death, but said he passed away on Saturday night in Chicago. "Our organization and our city have suffered a heart-breaking loss today," White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said. Minoso began his major league career with Cleveland in 1949 and became the first black player based in Chicago when the White Sox acquired him from the Indians in 1951.


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