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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 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 | 46 46 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 | 90 90 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 | 112 112 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 | 148 148 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 | 181 181 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 | 214 214 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 | 275 275 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 | 283 283 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 | 262 262 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 College opens new Andy Warhol exhibit
Show to feature donated silkscreens and photographs
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bayside’s 43rd Avenue now honors longtime activist
In life, Benjamin Fried was known as the Mayor of Bayside for his tireless activism to promote quality of life in his neighborhood. To honor his memory, Councilman Paul Vallone hosted a street rena...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liu unveils his plans to help vets
Tax incentives, revived health clinic among proposals
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Judge rules in favor of developers in Willets Point lawsuit
Plaintiffs dispute decision and plan to file appeal
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Kids celebrate end of summer with PAL Play Streets
Kids from all over Queens met at Harvey Park in Whitestone last Thursday for games, music and food at the Police Athletic League’s (PAL) Queens Borough Celebration Day. All summer, PAL has been hos...
Aug 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stavisky challenger makes case for his campaign
Jung lays out his plans for the district
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Avella calls for street reconstruction in College Point
Ulmer Street in College Point has a new “Speed Bump” sign, but State Senator Tony Avella is calling the city’s bluff. “It’s not a speed bump,” he said last week, “it’s that the road is collapsing!”...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Race in 11th District turns focus to women's rights
State Senate Democratic primary candidate John Liu and other New York leaders and activists came together on August 14 to support his senate candidacy and advocate for the passage of the ten-point ...
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Groups put pressure on Schumer to address plane noise
Say senator has been noticeably silent on the issue
Aug 20, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inside a Comfort Drop at one city homeless shelter
“What makes you feel safe?” This was the question that Nicole Russell, co-founder and president of the Precious Dreams Foundation, posed to a chattering group of foster children at the Salvation Ar...
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Funding awarded for new P.S. 133 reading garden
Space has been closed to public for the last decade
Aug 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Still unclear who cut trees at Keil Bros. site
Pol calls for halt to development in light of arborcide
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Debate over past fines heats up State Senate race
Avella calls on city to place lien on Liu's warchest
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State Senate candidate unveils transit plan
Proposal expands MTA, benefits more commuters
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Queens Library welcomes back Bellerose branch
The Queens Library welcome a branch back to its system last week, celebrating the reopening of the newly renovated Bellerose branch on Hillside Avenue. There's still a few finishing touches to be p...
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Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 in the ATP final in Buenos Aires on March 1, 2015Rafael Nadal won his first title in nearly nine months after beating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 at the Argentina Open. Nadal's triumph was his first since he won a ninth French Open title at Roland Garros last June. It was Nadal's 65th career crown on all surfaces, moving him into sole possession of fifth place on the Open Era all-time list led by the 109 titles of American Jimmy Connors. He broke out of a tie for fifth with Bjorn Borg and Pete Sampras.


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Employees assemble electronic components along a production line at a factory in HefeiActivity in China's factory sector edged up to a seven-month high in February but export orders shrank and deflationary pressures persisted, a private business survey showed on Monday, underlying economic fragility that may need more policy support. China's central bank cut interest rates on Saturday, just days before the annual meeting of the country's parliament, in the latest effort to support the world's second-largest economy as its momentum slows. The new export orders sub-index dipped to 48.5 in February, the sharpest contraction in a year, while both input and output prices fell for a seventh month. "China's manufacturing sector saw an improvement in overall operating conditions in February, with companies registering the strongest expansion of output since last summer while total new business also rose at a faster rate," said Annabel Fiddes, an economist at Markit.


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Anti-Israel demonstrators wearing Benjamin Netanyahu masks protest outside the Washington Convention Center where the visiting Israeli prime minister is due to speak, March 1, 2015Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ramps up his mission to foil an emerging White House-backed nuclear deal with Iran with a speech on Monday to the powerful pro-Israel AIPAC lobby. Netanyahu has infuriated the White House and Democratic lawmakers by accepting an invitation by President Barack Obama's Republican foes to speak on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Also addressing the 16,000 AIPAC delegates are Washington's United Nations envoy Samantha Power and National Security Advisor Susan Rice, who last week slammed Netanyahu's move to speak before a joint session of the US Congress without the blessing of the administration.


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