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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 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 | 23 23 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 | 66 66 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 | 85 85 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 | 123 123 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 | 154 154 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 | 189 189 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 | 250 250 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 | 259 259 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 | 243 243 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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Bus riders: there’s an app for you
Initiatives make it easier to travel the city
Aug 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York, a hungry city
New York ranks fourth in the nation for hungriest city, according to data provided by the Food Research Action Center (FRAC), with 23.1 percent of households with and without children unable to aff...
Aug 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weprin gets femme endorsements
Nearly a dozen female elected officials announced their official endorsement of Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin on the steps of Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens on Thursday, August 4. The new...
Aug 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advocates say more bike lanes needed
Due to three recent bicyclist deaths from clashes with motor vehicles on streets without bike lanes, bicycle advocacy group Transportation Alternatives (TransAlt) is calling for stricter enforcemen...
Aug 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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All eyes on Pomonok
In response to a horrific shooting at the Pomonok houses in South Flushing, Councilman Jim Gennaro pledged to designate $750,000 to install security cameras around the development. On Saturday, Jul...
Aug 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Couples celebrate first day of marriage equality with vows
Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples made their way into Brooklyn and Queens Borough Hall on Sunday, July 24, as each opened their doors to recognize the first official day that same sex marriage be...
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sky Foods is open for business
A new Asian grocery store opened in Sky View Center this past weekend, adding to the ever-expanding roster of retail stores at the Flushing shopping center. The 36,000-square-foot Sky Foods opened ...
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cross Island Y chair lives up to his name
Mel Walker, chair of the Cross Island YMCA, walked 50,000 steps from Battery Park in Manhattan to the Cross Island YMCA Branch in Bellerose to raise money for the Y. Walker arrived at the Cross Isl...
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bi-borough organization in need of volunteer teachers
A Williamsburg-based organization which recently branched off into Queens is currently in need of volunteers in the Jamaica area. Teachers of Light, a nonprofit Catholic organization whose aim is t...
Jul 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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800 Children gather for a fun-filled day at Flushing Meadows Park
Eight-hundred children from summer day camps across the five boroughs gathered together last Friday to celebrate the Police Athletic League’s third annual Summer Day Camp Carnival. Held at Flushing...
Jul 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dougalston Village revitalization in the works
Consulting team hired to study retail nabe
Jul 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Social media platform invites New Yorkers to make a change
All New Yorkers can now try their hands at crowd-sourcing. On Thursday, July 7, Deputy Mayor for Operations Stephen Goldsmith announced the official launch of Change By Us NYC, a social media platf...
Jul 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get the frack out!
State to recommend ban on hydrofracking in NYC watershed
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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State Legislature passes Mayor’s 5-Boro Taxi Plan
Can’t find a taxi in Queens or Brooklyn? That won’t be a problem any longer. Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to create a new class of livery cabs - or “borough taxis” - that would be allowed to ...
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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CUNY Law School makes move to LIC
Come Summer 2012, prospective and current students at the CUNY School of Law will be studying and carrying out mock trials within the glass-enclosed structure at 2 Court Square in Long Island City ...
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 15.77 points (0.09 percent) to 18,198.65New York (AFP) - Wall Street stocks fell slightly in early trade Friday after a downward revision to fourth-quarter US economic growth came in less severe than expected.


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Ex-Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih said her former employer should have been jailed for more than six years after her abuse trial in Hong Kong, on February 27, 2015A Hong Kong woman was jailed for six years on Friday for beating and starving her Indonesian maid and keeping her prisoner, as the judge called for action over laws which leave domestic workers exposed to abuse. "I'm still not satisfied with six years' imprisonment, because of what she has done to me, and to my fellow domestic workers," Sulistyaningsih told reporters. Law Wan-tung -- who had faced a maximum sentence of seven years -- "showed no compassion" to Sulistyaningsih and other domestic staff, said judge Amanda Woodcock in handing down the sentence. Law saw them as "people that are beneath her", said Woodcock.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose at a healthy pace in January, a sign that home sales are poised to accelerate after a slow start to the year.
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