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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 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 | 21 21 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 | 59 59 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 | 81 81 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 | 118 118 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 | 149 149 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 | 184 184 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 | 244 244 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 | 253 253 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 | 238 238 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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Briarwood community advocates for subway station name change
Bill successfully passed in state legislature, awaits signature from Cuomo
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols honor Gujarat organization in Queens
Elected officials over the past week honored a Queens organization devoted to preserving the traditions of Gujarat, a state in western India, on the occasion of its 40th anniversary. “The wonderful...
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District 11 Senate candidate proposes reform to Common Core
John Liu’s plan to overhaul the education system
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Councilman Paul Vallone allocated $1 million to Bay Terrace Library
Pane discusses the possible future for the Queens branch
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Troop 17 to celebrate 100 years of scouting next week
It was just four years after the inception of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910 that Troop 17 was founded in Elmhurst, a community known as Newtown at the time. Ralph de Falco joined the pack on hi...
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Students fight to keep credit checks out of the hiring process
Queens College students held a rally last week on the campus to garner further City Council support for a two-year-old fight to stop credit checks as part of the employment process in New York City...
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Nabes: new row houses are out of line
Say bigger homes are destroying character
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DEC: Mr. Risi, tear down this wall!
But homeowner says it's the only thing protecting his home
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Amerivents looking for staff
Will hire 1,200 to work the three-week U.S. Open
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Avella secures $2 million for Queens College lab restorations
Chemistry labs operating on equipment from 1949
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens leads the way in helping victims of sex trafficking
Victim shares her story and how she was saved
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nabes shed some light on conditions of tunnel
Say city has neglected ped passageway for too long
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senator seeks support to pass “comfort women” education bill
Legislation to require curriculum in state schools
Jul 16, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Farmers Market promotes community and healthy living
The annual Pomonok Community Farmers Market kicked off their summer season last week. Every Wednesday from July 9 through November 26, the Queens Community House (QCH) will host the health-consciou...
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Historic park space is brought back to life
Parks Department selects bidder for Ederle Terrace concessions
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the Oscars wearing a dress made of pearls at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Los Angeles sheriff's detectives are investigating the theft of the $150,000 custom Calvin Klein dress worn by Nyong'o at the 2015 Academy Awards. The dress was reported stolen from Nyong'o's West Hollywood hotel room late on Wednesday Feb. 25, 2015. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $150,000 gown adorned with thousands of pearls and worn by Lupita Nyong'o at the Academy Awards has been reported stolen, sheriff's officials said Thursday.


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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, gets chuckles when she started a news conference by donning dark glasses, a teasingly sympathetic gesture to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., right, as recovers from a serious injury to his right eye suffered while exercising at his Nevada home during the holidays, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reid wore normal reading glasses Thursday, but with an opaque right lens to hide the injured eye. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedy on Capitol Hill — the intentional kind, anyway — is pretty rare.


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Police forensics investigate the scene where US blogger of Bangladeshi origin was hacked to death by unidentified assailants in Dhaka on February 27, 2015A prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin was hacked to death with machetes by unidentified assailants in Dhaka on Thursday, police said, with the atheist writer's family claiming he had received numerous threats from Islamists. The body of Avijit Roy, founder of Mukto-Mona (Free-mind) blog site which champions liberal secular writing in the Muslim-majority nation, was found covered in blood after the attack which also left his wife critically wounded. She has lost a finger," local police chief Sirajul Islam said.


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