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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 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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Movie fans rally to save a local cinema
Residents hope to sway landlord into letting theater stay
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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City responds to lawsuit over Glendale homeless shelter
The city has responded to the claims in a recent Article 78 proceeding in opposition of a proposed homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Avenue in Glendale. The Glendale/Middle Village Coalition (GMVC),...
Dec 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB5 supports new plan to preserve manufacturing sectors
The City Council set forth on a platform last month to identify new zoning and land use tools in an effort to grow both manufacturing and “creative” sector industries throughout the city. “Industri...
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Library fires Galante over irresponsible spending
Fired CEO plans to sue library over his termination
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol: Pan Am shelter not fit to become permanent
Local Elmhurst residents joined State Senator Tony Avella last week to contest the conversion of the Pan Am homeless shelter on Queens Boulevard into a permanent facility. The shelter just underwen...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Car scam hits number of elderly residents in Maspeth area
Victims get tricked into paying for fake repairs
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/8/14-12/14/14)
Monday, Dec. 8 Lilian Maldonado was arrested at the intersection of Myrtle and Cypress avenues for a suspended license by Officer Florio. Arthur Lohman was arrested at 1926 Gates Avenue for robbery...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Councilman discusses dedication to IBZs at MIBA luncheon
The Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA) held its third annual member luncheon at Maspeth Ale House on Grand Avenue last week. Councilman Antonio Reynoso, who represents Williamsburg and ...
Dec 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Markey sworn in for her next term
Surrounded by a room full of family, friends and supporters, Assemblywoman Marge Markey was sworn in for her next term in office on Friday, December 5, at her Maspeth office. “In my next term, I pl...
Dec 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coalition collects $70,000 in three months
Glendale-Middle Village Coalition member Dawn Scala attended the recent Middle Village Property Owners and Residents Association meeting to recruit new members and raise money to add to the $70,000...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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O’Neill’s Restaurant welcomes the NYPD Honor Legion
For more than 30 years, the NYPD Honor Legion has held their annual holiday luncheon for the surviving families of officers that were killed in the line of duty at Maspeth's O’Neill’s Restaurant. O...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Under new ownership, Celtic Gifts & Treasures lives on
With an owner ready to move on, Celtic Gifts & Treasures at 72-17 Grand Avenue faced an uncertain future. Ann Wenz, who has worked at the store for 15 years, said that the shop was originally locat...
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104th precinct Police blotter (11/27/14-12/7/14)
Thursday, Nov. 27 Joseph Didomenico was arrested at the intersection of 60th Avenue and Fresh Pond Road for driving while intoxicated by Officer Gonzalez. Virgil Garcia-Barrios was arrested at the ...
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Troop 17 hits the trail
Elmhurst's Boy Scout Troop 17 set out on an adventure in Staten Island last month at William H. Pouch Scout Camp, highlighting some of the natural beauty that can be found inside of New York City. ...
Dec 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retraining the country’s largest police force
Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD unveil new three-day training course
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eric Holder arrives at the 46th NAACP Image Awards in PasadenaShopping mall operators need to increase security through more staff, cameras and other techniques in light of threats made against the Mall of America in Minnesota and other shopping centers by Somali-based Islamist militants this week, outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said. "I certainly think we have to step up our sensitivities to what goes on in these commercial enterprises," Holder said in an interview with CNN that aired on Friday. "It would be the responsible thing for operators of these malls to increase their capabilities when it comes to keeping people safe who are just going about their everyday lives." In a separate interview with Politico, also published on Friday, Holder said he would push in his final weeks in office to lower the standard of proof for civil-rights offenses that would make it easier for the federal government to bring charges in future cases. The Justice Department recently closed its investigation into the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, without filing charges against gunman George Zimmerman because of "insufficient evidence." "I think that if we adjust those standards, we can make the federal government a better backstop - make us more a part of the process in an appropriate way to reassure the American people that decisions are made by people who are really disinterested," he told Politico.


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By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's main opposition party called on voters on Friday to boycott a constitutional referendum and said it planned legal steps to block the charter that it says the government is pushing through without wide political input. The CHADEMA party said the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), in power since Tanzania's independence from Britain in 1961, had ignored its suggestions for reforms in replacing the current constitution, which dates from 1977 when the east African country was under one-party rule. "We will not participate in the (April 30) referendum," CHADEMA Chairman Freeman Mbowe told Reuters. Opposition leaders will ask a court to block the constitution which they say was passed without a quorum last year by an assembly dominated by CCM after opposition parties walked out in protest.
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Madonna stumbles whilst performing on stage during the Brit Awards 2015 at the 02 Arena in London, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/PA, Yui Mok) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVELONDON (AP) — Madonna says she hit her head and suffered whiplash when she was yanked backward down some steps while performing live at the Brit Awards.


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