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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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Alphonse Forgione
Alphonse Forgione passed away on Friday, February 07, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved Husband of the late Joan Forgione. Loving Brother of Sadie Cantone and the late Larry Forgione. Dear Uncle of Ji...
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Richard A. Houlihan
Richard A. Houlihan passed away on Saturday, February 01, 2014 at the age of 72. Beloved Husband of Loretta A. Houlihan. Loving Father of Loreen Houlihan, Richie Houlihan and Kevin Houlihan. Cheris...
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Orahmae J. Limbach
Orahmae J. Limbach passed away on Saturday, February 01, 2014 at the age of 87. Beloved Sister of Lorraine Klaastad, Marlene D. Limbach and William Limbach. Cherished Aunt & Great Aunt of numerous ...
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Rose Ferrandino
Rose Ferrandino passed away on Friday, February 07, 2014 at the age of 94. Beloved Sister of Carol Welch and the late Louis, Rocco, Michael, Frank, Nick, Tessie & Gracie. Loving Aunt of Donna, Susa...
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Henry F. Stokes
Henry F. Stokes, 90, died Jan. 30, 2014. Mr. Stokes was born July 20, 1923 in Queens, N.Y., the son of Richard P. Stokes and Mary A. Stokes of Queens Village. He graduated from Bayside High School ...
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Christine Wise Guelbart
Christine Wise Guelbart passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the age of 55. Beloved Wife of Daniel M. Guelbart. Loving Mother of Danielle, Michelle and Noelle. Cherished Daughter of Marily...
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Catherine DeVita
Catherine DeVita passed away on Saturday, February 01, 2014 at the age of 77. Beloved Wife of John DeVita. Loving Mother of Phillip DeVita, Steven DeVita, Anthony DeVita and Denise Manning. Cherish...
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Frank J. Jordan Jr.
Frank J. Jordan Jr. passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of Dorothy Jordan. Loving Father of Anthony Jordan and Robert Jordan and Father-in-Law of Madeline and ...
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Robert J. Brunetti
Robert J. Brunetti passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the age of 62. Beloved Husband of Frances. Loving Father of Jason and Anthony, and father-in-law of Mariella. Cherished Grandfather of ...
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Josephine Rizzo
Josephine Rizzo passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved Wife of Joseph Rizzo. Devoted Daughter of Giuseppina and the late Luciano Patinella. Loving Mother of Mariella M...
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Robert Stanga
Robert Stanga of Ridgewood passed away on January 17, 2014 at the age of 68. He was the beloved husband of Edna. Devoted father of Donna and Christine Rodriguez and dear father-in-Law of Maria. Als...
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Aloysius Sowa
Aloysius Sowa passed away on January 13, 2014 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Irene. Loving father of Donald A. Sowa. Cherished Grandfather of Joseph, Danielle & Donald, Jr. Great –Gr...
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Catherine Ann Gentile
Catherine Ann Gentile passed away on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the age of 62. Beloved Mother of William J. Hau. Cherished Grandmother of Billy. Dear Cousin and Friend to many. Funeral Service was...
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Angelo N. Grasso
Angelo N. Grasso passed away on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the age of 93. Beloved Husband of Mary Grasso. Loving Father of Dr. Cono M. Grasso MD and Rosemary Kruh. Cherished Grandfather of Angelo,...
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Catherine E Monaco
Catherine E Monaco passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the age of 76. Beloved Wife of the late Ralph C. Monaco. Loving Mother of Anthony Monaco and Jeanne Barbieri and Mother-in-Law of Pat...
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This undated image shows a frame from a video released Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, by Islamic State militants that purports to show the militant who beheaded of taxi driver Alan Henning . A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria over the past few months bears "striking similarities" to a man who grew up in London, a Muslim lobbying group said Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. Mohammed Emwazi has been identified by news organizations as the masked militant more commonly known as "Jihadi John." London-based CAGE, which works with Muslims in conflict with British intelligence services, said Thursday its research director, Asim Qureshi, saw strong similarities, but because the hood worn by the militant, "there was no way he could be 100 percent certain." (AP Photo)LONDON (AP) — As "Jihadi John," he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in the name of Islamic State and its self-declared caliphate.


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In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, Afghan migrants trek their way to the Serbian border with Hungary close to Hajdukovo, 150 kilometers north of Belgrade, Serbia. Thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa have been flocking to Serbia’s border with Hungary, hoping to cross illegally into the European Union in search of a better life. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)ALONG THE SERBIA-HUNGARY BORDER (AP) — Exhausted, hungry and cold, they have been walking for miles. What little they have is carried in plastic bags. They camp in abandoned homes, followed by stray dogs hoping to snag a morsel.


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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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