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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 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 | 38 38 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 | 83 83 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 | 103 103 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 | 141 141 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 | 173 173 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 | 207 207 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 | 267 267 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 | 275 275 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 | 257 257 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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Mayor: deliver park at St. Saviour's
Open letter to Mayor Bloomberg: A sacred and historic site called St. Saviour’s in Maspeth is a full block of empty space waiting to become a park.  We have a lot more children in the area now, and...
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save our pools
Dear Editor: The decision of the New York City Parks department to close four city pools is not a very sound move. For many of our city residents, these pools are a very vital part of summer recrea...
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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World Cup fever
Dear Editor: The quest for the World Cup of soccer, also known as football, has begun in South Africa. In Queens alone there is what only can be described as World Cup fever and everyone is cheerin...
Jun 22, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth's dangerous intersection
Dear Editor: A traffic light or speed bump is seriously needed at the intersection of 60th Road and 60th Street in Maspeth.  Crossing there is dangerous. Cars fly on 60th Street because there is no...
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Albany needs to be reformed
Dear Editor: Recently, at a membership meeting of the Jefferson Democratic Club, the potential Democratic candidates for the 26th Assembly District were given a few minutes to speak about their can...
Jun 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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BP and Obama's response a disaster
Dear Editor: The BP oil disaster has now reached monumental proportions. It has now reached the Florida beaches and is spreading and maiming the environment and killing wild life and destroying job...
Jun 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Father Rooney will be missed
Dear Editor: It has just come to my attention that Father James T. Rooney has passed away. I had known him when I first started attending Our Lady of the Snows, back 1988. My wife had to work night...
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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New NY license plates are 'horrendous'
Dear Editor, Who designed the new New York license plates?  The blue and white plates, which are becoming obsolete, were so much more indicative of what New York was.   With the state outline in th...
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Driving while under the influence of stupidity
Dear Editor: My gripe this week is with careless drivers who have no concern for the safety of others. A news reporter with the CW11 the other night, named Larry Mendte, said there ought to be a mo...
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boot 'Em Out!
Dear Editor: To commemorate Flag Day (June 14), the Flushing Citizens Against Tyranny has scheduled a “Boot ‘em Out” tea party in Bowne Park on Sunday June 13 at 1 PM. It will be an opportunity to ...
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campaign Finance reform, please
Dear Editor: There are two sides to every story. Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr.'s proposed legislation to curb potential campaign contribution abuses by "wealthy corporations" missed the role other "f...
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Secure our borders
Dear Editor: Why can't or why won't the federal government enforce the laws and stop the illegal immigration problem? When President Reagan gave amnesty in 1983 it was believed that 8 million illeg...
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Terrorism's consequences
Dear Editor: Those who claim Fox News and tea partiers are seeking power by provoking fear are confused and ignorant of recent history. It was President Barack Obama and Congress who prognosticated...
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dear Editor: On Saturday, 17th April, we arrived in Maspeth as ‘Volcano refugees’ after having a week with our wonderful friends in San Antonio, Texas and then cruising on the Carnival Liberty. Ove...
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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The trouble with job fairs
Dear Editor: The only people who benefit from job fairs are those who host them. They get the brownie points or revenue that's generated from admission fees. How do you put together a job fair with...
May 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Masked Kurdish people hold a portait of jailed Kurdish rebel chief Abdullah Ocalan during a 2013 ceremony in Urfa, southeastern TurkeyThe jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Saturday urged the separatists to take a "historic" decision to lay down arms, a key step in efforts to end Turkey's long-running Kurdish insurgency. Reading a statement live on television, Sirri Sureyya Onder, a lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), relayed a message from Abdullah Ocalan calling on the Kurdish rebels to hold a congress on disarmament in the spring. "We are in the process of ending the 30-year of conflict in the form of a perpetual peace, and our primary goal is to reach a democratic solution," Onder quoted Ocalan as saying in a joint press conference with Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan.


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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2011, file photo, billionaire investor Warren Buffett speaks in Omaha, Neb., at an event to raise money for the Girls Inc., charity organization. Warren Buffett's annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders is always one of the best-read business documents of the year. The 2015 letter, due to be released on Saturday Feb. 28, marks the 50th year of Buffett's leadership. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett believes his company, Berkshire Hathaway, will continue to thrive for decades thanks to its vast and varied collection of "remarkable businesses" and investments, which will help it withstand challenges in any one sector.


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Undated image released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar TsarnaevA US court has denied a request by alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for his trial to be moved out of the city, just days ahead of opening statements. His lawyers, who have made multiple attempts to move the proceedings, claimed that pretrial publicity had so prejudiced potential jurors that a fair and impartial jury could not be formed in Boston, where the April 15, 2013, marathon attacks killed three people and wounded 264. "Knowledge, however, does not equate to disqualifying prejudice," Chief Judge Sandra Lynch and Circuit Judge Jeffrey Howard said, citing other high-profile trials that went forward in the communities where the events in question took place. A court official has said a sufficient number of qualified jurors have been identified and anticipated that formal seating of the jury and opening statements will begin Wednesday.


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