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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 | 148 148 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 | 181 181 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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Jean Jones
Jean Jones passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the age of 73. Beloved Daughter of the late Jean and Charles Mazzotta. Loving Mother of Christopher Jones and the late Robert Jones Jr. and Mo...
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Peter Flores
Peter Flores passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the age of 65. Retired from the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and Grand Master of the Martial Arts with over 55 years of study and ...
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Alice G. Kustka
Alice G. Kustka passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2015 at the age of 89. Beloved Wife of the late George. Loving Mother of George (Chris) Kustka, Bill (Sharon) Kutska and John Kutska. Cherished ...
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Nidia A. Cabrera
Nidia A. Cabrera passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015 at the age of 87. Beloved Mother of Hector R. Arias and Mother-in-Law of Carmen. Cherished Grandmother of Hector, Steve and Fernando and Gr...
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Elinor Burke
Elinor Burke passed away on Saturday, February 07, 2015 at the age of 99. Beloved Wife of the late Richard. Loving Mother of Richard (Ruth), Ronnie (Jimmy) Casale, Billy (Isabel), and the late Mich...
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Rosemary G. Troni
Rosemary G. Troni passed away on Tuesday, February 03, 2015 at the age of 90. Loving Mother of Barbara Perrini, George Troni and the late Bobby Troni and Mother-in-Law of Joseph and Vicky. Cherishe...
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Elaine Bassler
Elaine Bassler passed away on Sunday, February 08, 2015 at the age of 81. Beloved Sister of the late Lillian Liebold and Sister-in-Law of Howard Liebold. Loving Aunt of Barbara Buonomo and the late...
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Stella Uss
Stella Uss passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the age of 98. Beloved Cousin and Friend. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Adalbert’s Church on Saturday January 31, 2015 at 11 AM I...
Feb 03, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jacqueline Heppa
Jacqueline Heppa passed away in Howell, NJ on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the age of 71. Beloved Mother of Maria-Ann Dolch and Carolyn Bongiorno and Mother-in-Law of Robert and Anthony. Cherished ...
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Concetta Vertuccio
Concetta Vertuccio passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015 at the age of 79. Beloved Wife of Frank Vertuccio. Loving Mother of Maria Stalica and Vincent Vertuccio and Mother-in-Law of Ronnie and Mi...
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Stephen K. Grunwald
Stephen K. Grunwald passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the age of 85. Beloved Husband of the late Helen S. Grunwald. Loving Father of Jeanette Stewart, and the late Stephen M. Grunwald and ...
Jan 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eleanor Navaretta
Eleanor Navaretta passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the age of 84. Beloved Wife of the late Alfred Navaretta. Loving Mother of Jean Surowiec, Carl Navaretta and the late Alfred Navaretta...
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Irene Feminella
Irene Feminella passed away on Monday, January 05, 2015 at the age of 66. Beloved Mother of Melanie Feminella. Mass of Christian Burial offered at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church on Thursday January ...
Jan 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary Turato
Mary Turato passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the age of 99. Beloved Wife of the late Sam Turato. Loving Mother of John Turato and Marie Roberti. Cherished Grandmother of Lori Sempervidi a...
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Josephine (Wojcik) Baranowski
Josephine (Wojcik) Baranowski born March 3, 1922, in PA passed away on December 20, 2014 in Princeton, NJ. She lived in Maspeth, NY for over 50 years. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Szot, t...
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Russia's opposition supporters carry a banner reading “These bullets in each of us” during a march in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow on March 1, 2015Tens of thousands of people marched in central Moscow to honour the memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down near the Kremlin in the highest-profile assassination during Vladimir Putin's rule. A sea of grim-faced supporters, holding Russian flags and Nemtsov portraits, marched in the drizzle from a packed Moscow square to the bridge over the Moskva where the 55-year-old was shot in the back on Friday shortly before midnight. In what appeared to be the largest opposition gathering since anti-Kremlin rallies in 2011-12 brought more than 100,000 people into the streets, marchers honoured Nemtsov's memory while condemning Moscow's stance on Ukraine. "Stop the war" in Ukraine, said others.


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An instructor with the Ukrainian volunteer Azov Battalion conducts training exercises for the civilian population of Kiev on March 1, 2015Ukraine's frontlines were relatively calm ahead of high-level EU-mediated gas talks between Kiev and Moscow, as journalists mourned the killing by mortar fire of a Ukrainian photographer. Kiev's security officials said there was no fire after midnight on Ukraine's positions and no Ukrainian soldiers had been killed over the past 24 hours. Security spokesman Andriy Lysenko, however, said that eight soldiers were injured after rebels shot at Kiev's positions late Saturday, including from a tank and a grenade launcher. The relative quiet in eastern Ukraine has set in following a shaky start a European-brokered peace plan to end fighting that has killed at least 5,800 people since last April.


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A protester is detained by a policeman during a demonstration against mainland traders, at Yuen Long district near the border with mainland China in Hong KongMore than 30 people were arrested as a group of about 400 demonstrators in Hong Kong clashed with police in the latest sign of tensions caused by China's influence in the city. Protesters in Yuen Long, in Hong Kong's New Territories just a stone's throw from mainland China, chanted to "cancel the multiple-entry permit" and "topple the Chinese Communist Party" as they complained about so-called parallel traders, who buy goods in Hong Kong to sell at a profit across the border. Early on Monday, a police spokeswoman said a total of 36 people aged 13 to 74 had been arrested for offences including possessing offensive weapons, assault, disorder, and fighting. The demonstration mirrored others in recent weeks targeting mainland Chinese visitors that have tapped a seam of resentment against China, resulting in calls for greater Hong Kong nationalism and even independence from China, nearly three months after police cleared away the last of pro-democracy street protests in the city.


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