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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 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 | 59 59 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 | 104 104 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 | 122 122 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 | 158 158 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 | 191 191 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 | 224 224 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 | 286 286 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 | 297 297 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 | 277 277 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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Redistricting needs to be nonpartisan
In Our Opinion
Feb 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bloomberg needs to sign parking legislation
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Jan 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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And Then There Were Four
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Jan 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Did Cuomo steal Bloomberg's thunder?
It looks like time may be running out for the state's teachers unions and their fight against a performance evaluation system. In his budget presentation on Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined ...
Jan 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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A.D.D. and People Who Don't Have It
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Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will Bloomberg be the last of his kind?
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Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bombings a bad start to new year
The year 2012 got off to a dubious start in Queens. On the night of January 1, an individual or group of individuals drove through eastern Queens and threw homemade bombs at a Mosque, a bodega, and...
Jan 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Howard Beach senior center housing moves forward
Howard Beach will soon see a new housing development. Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ) announced that it has closed on $31 million in financing to develop Howard Beach Senior Apartm...
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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General Shinseki for Person of Year
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What we can learn from recent high-profile sex abuse cases
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Jan 04, 2012 | 9 9 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doomed to repeat history
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Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Casinos in NYC? Oh, Boy.
Governor Andrew Cuomo gets pretty good press in this column because he had a very good year legislatively. He recently stated his openness to changing the State Constitution to allow casino gamblin...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Casino gambling in NYC is inevitable
Casino gambling in New York City? Sure, why not? The reality is that there is gambling surrounding New York City already. People looking to wage their money on the chance that the next card turned ...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pushing Out Blight, Bringing In Jobs
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Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep the Payroll Tax Cuts
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Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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More than 3,500 people have died in the past year attempting to reach Italy by boat from North Africa, according to the the UN refugee agencyA boat transporting migrants has capsized off Sicily, killing at least 10 people, while scores were rescued, the Italian coastguard said Wednesday. Hundreds of people have died in recent months as waves of migrants from North Africa and Middle East conflict zones attempt to reach Europe, prompting criticism of rescue efforts. Italy's coastguard said it has carried out seven rescue operations in less than 24 hours, saving 941 migrants in the Strait of Sicily, which separates the Italian island from the North African coast. The UN refugee agency UNHCR has urged the European Union to do more to save migrant lives after a string of tragedies in the Mediterranean.


2015-03-04 06:12:04 -0500

FILE - This undated file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013, by the FBI shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Opening statements are scheduled Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Tsarnaev's federal death penalty trial for allegedly conspiring with his brother to place twin bombs near the finish line of the race, killing three and injuring 260 people. (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)BOSTON (AP) — Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial.


2015-03-04 06:10:15 -0500
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — A European Union high court has handed Britain and its London financial hub a victory by ruling against a European Central Bank decision that would have forced financial institutions clearing trades in euros to be based in the eurozone.
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