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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 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 | 57 57 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 | 103 103 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 | 121 121 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 | 157 157 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 | 190 190 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 | 223 223 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 | 285 285 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 | 294 294 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 | 274 274 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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Liu gathering up endorsements in State Senate race
Opponent Avella criticizes support from WFP
Jun 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Katz appoints 54 new community board members
A great shakeup has occurred in local politics, with the appointment of 54 new community board members by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz last week. “Our borough’s community board members are...
Jun 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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A bridge to nowhere will finally get fixed
149th Street bridge in Flushing closed for four long years
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Veterans remember the 70th Anniversary of D-Day
Vietnam group pledges to take care of the older generation
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Muslim center celebrates conversion of 168th Street
After years of fighting, street will become a one-way
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Pols call for investigation at Creedmoor Psychiatric Facility
Community on edge following second escape in six months
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PEP approves 10,000 full-day pre-k seats at CBOs
Low-income communities are at focus for additional spots
Jun 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOT hosts Vision Zero workshop in Jamaica
Continuing the push for Vision Zero, the Mayor’s Office teamed up with the Department of Transportation to host a community workshop at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center last week The event featur...
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens College’s 90th annual graduation ceremony
More than 2,500 students received their degrees last week at the 90th Commencement of Queens College in Flushing. Seated in the Campus Quadrangle, the students anxiously looked on while their mento...
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Avella calls for broader religious corporation law
Several religions not approved for nonprofit status
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't keep on trucking
Nabes say company illegally using residential lot
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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LGBT activists prevent homophobic artist from performing
Queens venue removes Queen Ifrica from concert lineup
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Parade marching on
After facing cancellation this year because a lack of funding, one of the largest Memorial Day parades in the country took place after all on Northern Boulevard through Little Neck and Douglaston o...
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Veterans groups hold town hall on Agent Orange exposure
Believe exposure linked to ongoing health issues in both vets and their kids
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liu announces bid for State Senate
Will challenge fellow Democrat Tony Avella
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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An oil well is seen near DenverOil rebounded on Tuesday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Obama administration against accepting a weak nuclear deal with Iran, while rival Libyan forces targeted oil terminals in the African nation. Higher prices imposed by Saudi Arabia on its crude buyers in Asia, the United States and northwest Europe was another positive development, traders said, although some had expected benchmark Brent and U.S. oil futures to rally even more on that. U.S. crude futures were volatile on concerns that oil inventories in the United States had hit record highs. Industry group American Petroleum Group (API), however, indicated that last week's crude builds could be smaller than initially thought.


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This Tuesday, March 3, 2015 photo shows Fire Station 2 in Salt Lake City after an early morning fire in a second-floor utility room at the building. Nine Salt Lake City firefighters who escaped the fire that erupted at their own station were taken to a hospital to be checked for smoke inhalation. Fire Department spokesman Jasen Asay says in a statement that the nine firefighters fled the building and returned with a truck to fight the blaze. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Firefighters are used to alarms in the middle of the night, but the smoke doesn't usually come to their front door.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Pentagon officials say U.S. Central Command was wrong to have briefed reporters on plans for an Iraqi-led ground offensive in Mosul.
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