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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 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 | 45 45 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 | 89 89 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 | 110 110 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 | 146 146 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 | 179 179 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 | 213 213 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 | 273 273 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 | 282 282 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 | 261 261 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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Gabriel Taussig, Chief of the Law Department’s Administrative Law Division
On November 18, Gabriel Taussig, chief of the city Law Department’s Administrative Law Division, received the 2011 Mary C. Lawton Outstanding Government Service Award, which is given to only one at...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Edie Stone, Director of Green Thumb
Red Hook resident Edie Stone calls it a “kind of a funny story” about how she rose through the ranks to become the director one of New York City's most known urban agriculture agencies, Green Thumb...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kenny Dunn, Glendale Kiwanis President
Glendale Kiwanis President Kenny Dunn said he is committed to the club's pledge “to help make a difference in the community.” Dunn grew up in the Maspeth area and now lives in Glendale. He works fo...
Dec 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Luis Flores, Master Jeweler
Luis Flores moved to Queens from Peru 18 years ago. He moved to Maspeth from Corona and opened up Lafyes Jewelry Store at 65-43 Grand Avenue in 2005. “I always felt that I have the ability to creat...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emmanuel Thingue, senior designer at NYC Parks Department
Cadman Plaza Park and South Oxford Park in Brooklyn, Orchard Beach in the Bronx and Lefferts Playground in Queens – these are just a few examples of what Emmanuel Thingue has contributed to the New...
Nov 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ricardi Calixte, Neighborhood Economic Development Director
Ricardi Calixte spends his time helping small businesses around Queens get the resources they need to expand and thrive. Calixte was born in Haiti and came to the United States in 1989 when he was ...
Oct 20, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chistopher Olechowski, Brooklyn CB1 Chairman
You could say that Christopher Olechowski has always been community-oriented – and you'd be right. The current chairman of Community Board 1, which covers the Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborho...
Oct 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Martha Zupanic, Domestic violence survivor
Seven years ago, Martha Zupanic didn't know that she would become the victim of domestic abuse at the hands of her husband. They were married and lived in a nice home in Whitestone. The agreement w...
Oct 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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James P. Carey, School Principal
James P. Carey has been principal of Monsignor McClancy High School in Elmhurst for the last 14 years. After growing up in Massapequa, Long Island, and getting a Bachelor's in Health Education and ...
Oct 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Darryl Alladice
Poet, Advocate
Sep 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chris Harrington
Artist
Sep 23, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gary Giordano
CB5 District Manager
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Chase Emmons, Beekeeper
Chase Emmons has been buzzing around the city spreading the word on an often-misjudged form of urban farming: beekeeping. Emmons is the chief beekeeper and director of business development for Broo...
Sep 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Erica Chow, Ecofest art winner
Erica Chow's pursuit of her passion for sustainability and eco-friendliness has landed her the top place at this year's Ecofest Environmental Art Competition. Chow, 13, entered the Ecofest Environm...
Aug 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ezra Goldstein, bookstore owner
The Community Bookstore & Café in Park slope opened 30 years ago, in 1971, and Ezra Goldstein and Stephanie Valdez are its third owners. “The woman who originally opened it now lives upstairs,” he ...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

An employee works at a logistic center in HuaibeiBy Pete Sweeney SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Hours after China's central bank cut interest rates to battle slowing growth and rising deflationary risk, an official survey showed on Sunday that activity in China's factory sector contracted for a second straight month in February. The new reading ended a four-month streak of declining numbers, and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the rise should be viewed more positively as it occurred despite the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, during which PMI usually contracts. Accounting for 48 percent of China's $10.2 trillion economy last year, the services sector has weathered the growth downturn better than factories have, partly because it depends less on foreign demand. MIXED NEWS IS BAD NEWS From the breakdown of factory data, economic performance is uncertain.


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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, center, waves a national flag during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Venezuelans took to the streets of Caracas in dueling demonstrations on Saturday, with one group calling attention to a crackdown on opponents of the government and another showing support for the embattled socialist administration. At left is Venezuela's first lady Cilia Flores. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela will shrink the size of the U.S. Embassy staff, limit the activities of U.S. diplomats and require American citizens to apply for visas if they want to come bask on the beach.


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BEIJING (AP) — An index that measures China's manufacturing activity went up slightly in February but still showed contraction amid China's economy slowdown, according to official data released Sunday.
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