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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 | 263 263 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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Blackouts burden Maspeth industrial businesses
There's a power struggle happening in Maspeth. While many don't think twice about power outages or brownouts, it's a reality that businesses in the industrial section of Maspeth have constantly had...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter (4/18/11-4/24/11)
Monday, April 18 Reymin Duranreyes was arrested at the intersection of Vermont Place and Cypress Avenue for driving without a license by Officer Dove. Richard Serrano was arrested at the intersecti...
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Local Maspeth groups deliver on Easter
Each Easter morning, the Maspeth Lions Club and Knights of Columbus gather together to deliver meals to a number of Maspeth residents. This year was no different, and the two groups delivered meals...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Det. Weber retires
After working more than half his life with the police department’s 104th Precinct, Community Affairs Detective Kevin Weber is ready for retirement. The 50 year-old Long Island native came to work f...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/11/11-4/17/11)
Monday, Apr. 11 Jonathan Infante was arrested at 1721 Grove Street for criminal contempt by Detective Geis. Luis Marin was arrested at 513 Onderdonk Avenue for assault by Officer Gomez. David Serra...
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Medication cause for crash on Grand Avenue
Car slams into fence at School of Heroes
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newtown Creek money to be allocated
State puts out list of projects to fund, awaits opinions
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA moves one step closer to moving from Greenpoint
Maspeth residents vow to fight relocation
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/4/11-4/10/11)
Monday, April 4 Michael Madden was arrested at 65-19 Perry Avenue for aggravated harassment by Detective Lundy. Juan Mieles was arrested at the intersection of 57th and Nurge avenues for assault by...
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Grand St. Bridge closes Saturdays for repair work
Closures run through mid-May
Apr 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oliva pleads guilty to sex abuse
Former Christ the King coach will avoid prison
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104th Police Precinct Blotter (3/28/11-4/3/11)
Monday, Mar. 2 8 Angel Hernandez was arrested at 587 Onderdonk Avenue for assault by Officer Verderber. Wiulliam Perez was arrested at 788 Woodward Avenue for criminal contempt by Detective Geis. R...
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Blockbusted! Video giant closing Queens locations
Queens has approximately eleven Blockbuster stores, but that is about to change. A few of these stores are closing, including the branch on Grand Avenue and 74th Street in Maspeth and the branch at...
Mar 31, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Solemn event marks 100th anniversary of tragic fire
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory incident changed the face of labor
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Plan for new industrial business association takes off in Maspeth
Maspeth is home to many industrial businesses. Sitting next to the old railroad tracks, the industrial sector has been one of the anchors of the town, producing products, providing services and rak...
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Britain's Prince William faces the media as he tours the Forbidden City during his visit to Beijing, on March 2, 2015Britain's Prince William met China's Communist President Xi Jinping on Monday before strolling through the Forbidden City, the former home of the country's deposed imperial dynasties. Xi warmly welcomed the second-in-line to the British throne, making the highest-profile visit to China by a member of the royal family since Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip in 1986. William was met by the Chinese leader on the first full day of a trip which comes as London and Beijing have traded diplomatic barbs over pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, a former British colony. "The British royal family has great influence not just in Britain but across the world," Xi said.


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A masked, black-clad militant brandishes a knife in this still image from videoBy Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi, identified as 'Jihadi John,' was a member of a network in contact with one of the men convicted of trying to bomb the British capital's underground railway in 2005, according to the government. The man dubbed by British media "Jihadi John" has fronted Islamic State videos from Syria that showed either the killing or bodies of victims including British, U.S. and Japanese citizens and Syrian soldiers. U.S. security sources last week identified the man, who appeared clad in black and brandishing a knife, as Mohammed Emwazi. The British government's view is set out in court papers, reviewed by Reuters and publicly available on the Internet, which refer to 2011 and 2013 British legal hearings concerning two of Emwazi's London associates, known only as Iranian-born "CE" and Ethiopian-born "J1." The court papers reported in the Observer and Sunday Telegraph newspapers, offer a fleeting glimpse of Emwazi's life in London before he left for Syria.


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A local villager, center, gestures at protesters demonstrating against mainland Chinese shoppers at a suburban district of Yuen Long in Hong Kong, Sunday, March 1, 2015. The protest erupted into chaos as police used pepper spray to break up scuffles between protesters and local villagers. demonstration and was the latest to target the influx of mainland shoppers to Hong Kong, where many blame their voracious buying habits for distorting the local economy. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested nearly three dozen people Sunday after scuffles broke out in the latest protest against the growing influx of mainland Chinese shoppers.


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