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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 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 | 24 24 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 | 68 68 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 | 86 86 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 | 125 125 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 | 155 155 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 | 191 191 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 | 251 251 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 | 260 260 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 | 244 244 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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Queens Theatre appoints Ray Cullom as executive director
The Queens Theater in the Park (QTIP) has tapped Ray Cullom, former managing director of the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, as its new executive director. Cullom brings 20 years of e...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Health industry backs Cuomo’s Medicaid reform
New York spends more on Medicaid per capita than any other state, but ranks only 21st in program quality for patients. In most counties, Medicaid costs alone account for more than half of the entir...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior centers must fight for survival
State cut would close 53 centers in BK and Queens
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Panelists discuss the future of the development of Queens
Last Friday, as various civic leaders met at a breakfast forum held at Queens College, new plans were unveiled and discussed regarding the improvement of the quality of life for various Queens neig...
Mar 08, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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College Point senior center facing closure
State Senator Tony Avella was joined by dozens of worried senior citizens to protest the potential closure of the Angelo Petromelis Senior Center on College Point. The center is one of the potentia...
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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YMCA gets $1M job-training grant
The Flushing YMCA just got a little more flush with cash. Congressman Gary Ackerman announced last week that he helped secure a $1 million federal grant for the YMCA in Flushing. The money will be ...
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weiner, Ferraras call for sexist statue to be sold on Craigslist
It is a statue that is said to represent the victory of good over evil. Called "Civic Virtue," it was handed over to Queens in 1941 by former Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia after being stationed in front...
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vallone all alone in fight over Queensboro
Standing up to one mayor is tough. What is like taking on two? Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. found out the hard way by speaking out against a city proposal to rename the Queensboro Bridge after for...
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Halloran comes out against White House rezone project
Says he won't support plan that rezones residences
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weiner study shows major budget cuts could hit Queens
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Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tensions simmering over planned White House expansion
Two homeowners on block opposed to rezoning
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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For the homebound, Mail-A-Book is a dream
A program at the Queens Village library makes it easy for disabled to receive books
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community wants input on Flushing waterfront development
The Flushing area has seen its share of developments over the last few years and a plan to construct another development on College Point Boulevard will not forge ahead without adequate community i...
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Send-a-Vet-a-Valentine
Valentine’s Day is a day filled with love and giving, but not just for lovers alone. On February 11, State Senator Malcolm Smith and the Queens Chapter 32 Vietnam Veterans of America decided to sho...
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Lunar New Year Parade 2011
The annual Flushing Lunar New Year Parade was held this past Saturday. The parade began outside the 109th Precinct on Union Street and marched through the streets of Downtown Flushing as thousands ...
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Boehner returns to his office after a visit to the House floor for procedural votes for legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security at the Capitol in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to reject a stop-gap measure to renew Department of Homeland Security funding for three weeks, leaving no clear path for the agency to avoid a partial shutdown after a midnight deadline. The House voted 203-224 to reject the measure, which was aimed at keeping the domestic security agency fully operational while Republicans pursued their fight too maintain provisions to block President Barack Obama's recent immigration orders. The Senate earlier on Friday passed a $39. ...


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Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., holds up a copy of the Constitution while talking to reporters as House Republicans emerge from a closed-door meeting on how to deal with the impasse over the Homeland Security budget, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. GOP lawmakers have been trying to block President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration through the funding for the DHS which expires Friday night. Sounding retreat, House Republicans agreed Thursday night to push short-term funding to prevent a partial shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security while leaving in place Obama administration immigration policies they have vowed to repeal. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House unexpectedly rejected short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security on Friday, increasing the prospect of a partial shutdown at midnight of an agency with major anti-terrorism responsibilities.


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Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, pictured in Moscow on December 5, 2012, was shot dead in central Moscow overnight, an interior ministry spokesman saidMoscow (AFP) - Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was shot dead in central Moscow overnight Friday, an interior ministry spokesman told AFP.


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