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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 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 | 56 56 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 | 102 102 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 | 120 120 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 | 156 156 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 | 189 189 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 | 222 222 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 | 284 284 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 | 293 293 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 | 273 273 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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History is in the making
Queens prides itself on being one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation, but in a borough of over two million residents, individual stories often get lost in the shuffle. Queens Col...
Nov 22, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/8/10-11/14/10)
Monday, Nov. 8 Thomas McDonough was arrested at 1866 Cornelia Street for robbery by Officer Hopson. Daniel Kelly was arrested at 1866 Cornelia Street for robbery by Officer Hopson. Jose Melendez wa...
Nov 16, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle Village teen battles cancer with grace
Thinking of others, Carly Nieves will host community blood drive
Nov 16, 2010 | 4 4 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth residents call for one-way street to block trucks
Say trucks clog traffic, cause street damage
Nov 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vets honored in MidVille parade
Only in its second year, the Queens Veterans Day Parade is quickly becoming one of the most popular events in Middle Village. This year's parade took place on Sunday, November 7. The parade began a...
Nov 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Concerns about a rowdy Maspeth schoolyard
Amidst residents' concerns that the schoolyard of P.S. 153 in Maspeth is being abused by the public after hours, Principal Susan Bauer pointed out a spike in teen pranks is not unusual around Hallo...
Nov 09, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/1/10 to 11/7/10)
Monday, Nov. 1 Edgar Ordaz was arrested at 553 Onderdonk Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Chiarello. Tuesday, Nov. 2 Michael Glass was arrested at 78-67 79th Lane for aggravated harassment b...
Nov 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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I.S. 73’s old library is new again
When students and faculty came back to I.S. 73 in Maspeth after summer vacation, the school library they returned to was the same one they knew and loved - but with a $120,000 facelift. Over the su...
Nov 05, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scenes from the Maspeth 'Ragamuffin' Halloween Parade

Nov 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decision 2010
STATEWIDE/STATE SENATE RACES
Nov 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decision 2010
ASSEMBLY RACES
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/25/10 to 10/31/10)
Monday, Oct. 25 Josef Rodriguez was arrested at the intersection of 57th Road and 61st Street for reckless driving by Officer Babayev. Christopher Nardone was arrested at 78-20 76th Street for tres...
Nov 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Lions raise laughs & funds
Nearly 150 people packed the St. Stanislaus School Hall in Maspeth on Saturday night for a comedy show and dance called “The Honeymoaners,” to raise money for the Maspeth Lions Club. The Maspeth Li...
Oct 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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15th State Senatorial District: Vote Joseph Addabbo, Jr.
In his first term in office Senator Joe Addabbo Jr. has proved that conscientious, hard-working lawmakers can turn this state around, if we give them the chance. Addabbo deserves another two years ...
Oct 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kane, dedicated to youth baseball, passes away
Bob Kane, a Maspeth icon for eight decades, passed away Saturday at the age of 90. A lifelong Maspethite and sports legend, Kane spent most of his adult time making sure youngsters in Queens were i...
Oct 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Federal agents enter an upscale apartment complex, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Irvine, Calif. Shortly after sunrise, federal agents swarmed the complex in the Orange County where authorities say a birth tourism business charged pregnant women $50,000 for lodging, food and transportation. The key draw for travelers is that the United States offers birthright citizenship. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Federal agents searched three dozen homes Tuesday in California during a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the U.S., where their babies automatically become American citizens.


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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2014, file photo, nembers of Missouri National Guard stand outside of the Ferguson Police Department and the Municipal Court in Ferguson, Mo. A Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson police department and at the municipal jail and court. The full report, to be publicly released on March 4, says the investigation found Ferguson officers disproportionately used excessive force against blacks and too often charged them with petty offenses. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department — with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force, issuing petty citations and making baseless traffic stops, according to law enforcement officials familiar with the report.


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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) arrives to speak at a news conferenceBy David Lawder and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives approved full fiscal-year funding for the U.S. domestic security agency on Tuesday, dealing a blow to conservative Republicans who had wanted the bill to include language blocking President Barack Obama's recent executive orders on immigration. The House, in a 257-167 vote, backed a Senate-passed funding bill stripped of any immigration provisions, ending a bitter fight that raised new questions about House Speaker John Boehner's ability to manage fractious conservatives and brought the agency within hours of a partial shutdown last week. Obama has said he will sign the funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, which spearheads domestic counterterrorism efforts. After weeks of drama, Boehner was ultimately left with few - if any - viable procedural options to keep the agency open while also satisfying conservatives who wanted the funding bill to block Obama's executive actions last year lifting the threat of deportation for millions of undocumented residents.


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