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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 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 | 23 23 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 | 66 66 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 | 85 85 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 | 124 124 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 | 154 154 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 | 190 190 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 | 250 250 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 | 259 259 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 | 243 243 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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Maspeth parking ticket problem
Dear Editor: We all know that parking a car or van on Grand Ave in Maspeth can be a nightmare. Wed. Jan 7th, I wanted to buy some food at Ivarone's on 69th St. and Grand. Not finding a parking spot...
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Hydrofracking is dangerous
Dear Editor: there is a proposal in our state to allow for the drilling of natural gas deposits in the Marcellus and Utica Shale underground geological formations that exist throughout a large port...
Feb 23, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save our schools!
Dear Editor: The proposed closing and projected restructuring by the New York City Department of Education of Beach Channel High School, Campus Magnet High School and Jamaica High School is a matte...
Feb 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Budget cuts for the developmentally disabled unacceptable
Dear Editor: The developmentally disabled are the most vulnerable members of society, and treating them with respect is not only an obligation- it’s the right thing to do. However, the programs and...
Feb 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dear Editor: As we begin the new year in earnest, we face a significant challenge to mass transit service that helps make a difference to our quality of life in eastern Queens. Certain cuts propose...
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shopping is horrible
Dear Editor: Between Christmas and New Year's,one of my most favorite things to do is schlep out to the Riverhead Tangers outlets from our humble Queens abode ,on a welcome rare day off to return C...
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Defending Addabbo
Dear Editor: After reading the letter from a Kenneth L. Brown from Forest Hills, regarding Honorable Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., our New York State Senator, and Aqueduct Raceway I pondered responding, ...
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sarah Palin's White House: a sneak peak
Dear Editor: Picture this: Nome, Alaska, July 17, 2012. Breaking news- the GOP (Goofy Oddball Party) just nominated former “drop out” Governor Sarah Palin for president of the United States of Amer...
Dec 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cash for Clunkers is wasteful
Dear Editor: Final results are in confirming that the Cash for Clunkers program was just a Three Card Monty street hustle. First, taxpayers bail out failing auto manufacturers with tens of billions...
Dec 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fat cats in Congress
Dear Editor: In his latest interview on “60 Minutes,” President Barack Obama expressed disdain for the wealthy fat-cats on Wall Street. If he is truly concerned about irresponsible unaccountable be...
Dec 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time is right for same-sex marriage
Dear Editor: The New York State Senate voted to deny the right to marry to millions of New Yorkers. I am deeply saddened by the actions of the New York Senate. By choosing to stand on the wrong sid...
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troop surge wrong
Dear Editor: President Obama has authorized 30-35,000 more American troops to Afghanistan. For this he gets the Nobel Peace Prize? Read the words of our president during his run for the presidency:...
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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David Weprin right for Assembly
Dear Editor: Recently, I’ve learned that David Weprin has announced his intention to run for the vacant Assembly seat in the 24h Assembly District. More power to him. David has been my City Council...
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Happy Holidays? Not in BK Heights
Dear Editor, Happy Holidays! When I moved into 24-30 Clinton St. in Brooklyn Heights, the Jews of my building had freedom to worship and a menorah was lit in the lobby of the building and prayers w...
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Too much spending
Dear Editor: No one has ever cited an example of a government that taxed, borrowed and spent its way to prosperity. Yet President Barack Obama continues to impose discredited economic theories and ...
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this April 27, 2011 file photo, Atlantic bluefin tuna are corralled by fishing nets during the opening of the season for tuna fishing off the coast of Barbate, Cadiz province, southern Spain. Documents revealed on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, show that Turkey is planning to catch up to 73 percent more Bluefin tuna than under an internationally agreed plan to limit the Atlantic Tuna catch. During an intense meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, the European Union, Japan and others nations were angry at Turkey for announcing its unilateral intention to increase their own quotas. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union, Japan and other nations hunting for the eastern Atlantic Bluefin tuna are fearful that Turkey's unilateral decision to exceed catch limits agreed last year is threatening the stock recovery and the organization regulating its conservation.


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BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of bombings and mortar strikes in and near the Iraqi capital killed 10 people on Friday as Baghdad police discovered six bodies with gunshot wounds, officials said.
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A Federal Protective Service officer, which is a branch of Homeland Security, works outside the U.S. District Courthouse in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkA Republican bill to provide a three-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security cleared a procedural hurdle in the House of Representatives on Friday, indicating support for final passage in the chamber. The House voted 240-183 along strict party lines to approve a procedural rule that allows a vote on the funding extension later in the day, ahead of a midnight deadline that would trigger a partial shutdown of the domestic security agency. The House temporary funding extension is aimed at allowing Republicans to continue their fight against President Barack Obama's executive immigration orders that lift the threat of deportation from millions of undocumented immigrants. The Senate on Friday passed a full-year $39.7 billion funding measure for Homeland Security that does not include any immigration restrictions.


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