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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 | 111 111 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 | 274 274 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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City Council supports 25 mph city speed limit
Advocacy group compromises for sake of efficacy
May 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flushing salon owner arrested for dodging court penalty
Bill would prevent similar cases in the future
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finger-pointing over sinking street in Fresh Meadows
Residents say DOT, DEP at odds over fix
May 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol calls for an end to minimum water charges
A Queens politician says the city is all wet when it comes to charging homeowners a minimum daily water fee. Regardless of how much water a homeowner uses, the Department of Environmental Protectio...
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Big Apple Circus brings Times Square to Cunningham Park
After touring seven cities for the past seven months, the Big Apple Circus is back in Queens for the final showing of Luminocity, its program for the 2013-2014 season. John Kennedy Kane, the ringma...
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Port Authority meets with residents to discuss terminal project
Massive project could get underway at LGA in 2015
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stump change: Parks tells residents to call 311
Dept. also refuses to take tree complaints from Avella
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Rowing team leads effort to clean Flushing Bay
It’s so common to see a balloon drifting upwards from some celebration around the corner, or to let one fly on romantic notions. But balloons don’t float forever, and at Flushing Bay many such ball...
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Library refuses to hand over records for audit
Comptroller will be taking library to court
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whitestone Ambulance partners with Baby Safe Haven
Corps HQ will be a drop-off point for unwanted newborns
May 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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To close season, Big Apple Circus brings Luminosity to Queens
Will return to Cunningham Park in Fresh Meadows
May 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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90-year-old war vet fights NYCHA downsizing
NYCHA admits “life or death” policy is flawed
May 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Avella, groups oppose legalized basement apartments
Many frown upon aspect of de Blasio’s affordable housing plan
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Pol: city should be responsible for buried hydrants
Currently, homeowners on hook for clearing snow
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Flavor of Queens on display at annual Taste event
To celebrate the growing food scene in New York City’s most diverse borough, the Queens Economic Development Corporation hosted its annual Taste of Queens festival in the ballroom at the Sheraton L...
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An Egyptian woman cast her ballot during the 2014 presidential electionEgypt's electoral commission said Sunday it was preparing a new timetable for parliamentary polls, delaying the March 21 vote after a court ruled parts of the election law unconstitutional. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered that the law be redrafted within a month and asked that "legal measures be undertaken to avoid delaying" the election, his office said. Egypt's constitutional court ruled that sections of the law dividing the electoral districts were unconstitutional. The electoral commission said in a statement the section of the law deemed unconstitutional will be revised and then "there will be a new timetable for the procedures" for the election.


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ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish television station says it has obtained video showing three missing British teenagers at an Istanbul bus terminal before they boarded a bus to a city near Turkey's border with Syria.
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends a military ceremony in the courtyard of the Invalides in ParisBy Ahmed Tolba and Mahmoud Mourad CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's parliamentary poll looks set to be delayed after a court ruled that part of an election law was unconstitutional and the main election committee said it was working on a new timetable for the long-awaited vote. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi directed his government to make amendments to the law, which defines electoral districts, within one month. The first phase of the parliamentary poll is due to start on March 22. Egypt has been without a parliament since June 2012 when a court dissolved the democratically elected main chamber, reversing a major accomplishment of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.


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