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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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Owner: 176 Woodward Avenue is not for sale
Despite rumors, planned development going forward
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Workers at Nevada, Georgia diners plan class-action lawsuit
Past and current employees of Elmhurst’s Nevada Diner and Georgia Diner have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against the two restaurants, both owned by Queens restaurateur Dimitrios Kaloidis....
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/9/15-2/22/15)
Monday, Feb. 9 Emilio Rodriguez was arrested at 1713 Harman Street for assault by Officer Rodriguez. Sixto Rivera was arrested at 1928 Stanhope Street for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer...
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angelo Kantlis, owner of Fame Diner, passes away
Maspeth business owner Angelo Kantlis has passed away at the age of 65. Kanlis died on the evening of February 12. He owned the popular Fame Diner on Grand Avenue, where customers stopped by to off...
Feb 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 considers reverting 176 Woodward to manufacturing
A motion was introduced at Wednesday’s Community Board 5 meeting to revert the lot at 176 Woodward Avenue in Ridgewood from a residential to manufacturing zone. Although currently home to just an e...
Feb 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community Board 5 calls for access at Newtown Creek site
The Department of Environmental Protection came under fire at the Community Board 5 meeting on Wednesday, after the latest iteration of the Newtown Creek aeration project showed no inclusion of pub...
Feb 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trailers trashed: P.S. 19 to lose temporary classrooms
Expansion part of city ambitious school construction plan
Feb 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senator pushes to remove sex offenders from family shelters
DHS called out for placing felons with women and children
Feb 11, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/2/15-2/8/15)
Monday, Feb. 2 Thomas Crotty was arrested at 76-12 57th Road for criminal contempt by Officer Babayev. Tuesday, Feb. 3 Sammy Deleo was arrested at 62-06 60th Street for grand larceny by Detective H...
Feb 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smith, Tabone looking at decades behind bars in GOP bribery scheme
Former Queens County HQ shuttered
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man struck, killed in Ridgewood
A California man was struck by two vehicles and killed in Ridgewood on Tuesday. The 36-year-old victim, Kamil Gorski, was hit as he crossed the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and 62nd Street a...
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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City to rename street after Maspeth sanitation worker
67th Drive in Middle Village will honor Steven Frosch
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/19/15/-2/2/15)
Monday, Jan. 19 Cesar Ramirez was arrested at 656 Seneca Avenue for violation of local law by Officer Oswald. William E. Dickens was arrested at the intersection of Cooper Avenue and 74th Street fo...
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Push to end pre-employment credit checks continues
The NYC Coalition to Stop Credit Checks in Employment delivered a letter last week to Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council calling for legislation to stop what they feel to be an aggressive an...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glendale-Middle Village Coalition awaits city response
As the new year sets in, the Glendale-Middle Village Coalition is continuing its push to see that there is no permanent homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Avenue in Glendale. Currently, the group is ...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sri Lanka's batsman Kumar Sangakkara (C) survives a run-out chance as England's Eoin Morgan (L) and James Anderson react, during their Cricket World Cup Pool A match in Wellington, on March 1, 2015Sri Lanka inflicted England's third crushing defeat by a Test nation at this World Cup with a nine-wicket win on Sunday that left their opponents' quarter-final hopes hanging by a thread as Pakistan were left looking to their bowlers to beat Zimbabwe. Chasing 310 to win, Sri Lanka cruised to a seemingly stiff target with 16 balls to spare as Lahiru Thirimanne, who ended the match with a six off Chris Woakes to be 139 not out, and Kumar Sangakkara (117 not out) shared an unbroken partnership of 212 for the second wicket in Wellington. Yet Sangakkara insisted he still planned to retire from white-ball cricket after the World Cup as he was "getting old".


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Roger Federer shakes hand with Novak Djokovic after their final match at the ATP Championships tennis tournament in DubaiBy Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Roger Federer's enduring class shone through again as the Swiss maestro beat world number one Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 to win the Dubai Championships for a seventh time on Saturday. The 33-year-old's serve is the least praised of his repertoire but it was his awesome delivery that blunted Djokovic's baseline game, taking his career ace haul past the 9,000 barrier with 12 more, several at vital moments. The match, the 37th in their rivalry which Federer now leads 20-17, proved to be a tale of chances taken and chances missed -- Federer converting his two break points with clinical efficiency, while Djokovic failed on all seven of his. I definitely won the big points tonight." Djokovic had two set points to level the match in the second set but both times Federer was rescued by his serve.


2015-03-01 03:08:36 -0500
BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.N. mission to Iraq says violence in the country claimed the lives of at least 1,100 Iraqis in February, including more than 600 civilians.
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