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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 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 | 50 50 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 | 97 97 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 | 116 116 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 | 152 152 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 | 185 185 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 | 218 218 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 | 281 281 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 | 289 289 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 | 269 269 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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Bank robber busted
Jacqueline Healy is facing jail time for a string of brazen early-morning bank robberies in Middle Village, Forest Hills, and Jamaica. On July 13, Healy, who lives in East Harlem, and a male accomp...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
07/12/2010 - 07/18/2010
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Fighting fire cuts with fire
Councilwoman has made saving NYC's firehouses her own political crusade
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Armed purse snatcher at large in Maspeth
Maspeth is often fondly referred to as a small town in a big city setting, where many of the residents know each other by name, so it's a shock when a crime occurs that threatens to destabilize the...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
07/05/2010 - 07/11/2010
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Middle Village car crash claims life
The residential intersection of Juniper Boulevard South and 70th Street was blocked off for hours Friday morning after a car crashed into a tree at approximately 10:30 a.m., killing the driver. “I ...
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Tanning tax burns customers
But they vow to keep tanning anyway
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At Pet Palace, the animals are treated like royalty
Pet Palace of Middle Village has a selection of pet supplies fit for a prince, but it’s priced so that even a pauper can shop here. “We want people to be able to feed their pets,” said Suzanne Cara...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
06/28/2010 - 07/04/2010
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Amalgamated Bank building new Maspeth branch
Just call it Banker's Avenue. With six different banks already occupying Grand Avenue in Maspeth, Amalgamated Bank has plans in place to become the seventh. According to state Banking Department re...
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Ognibene running for Lt. Gov
Former councilman joins Paladino ticket
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Curing cancer, one lap at a time
Relay For Life returns to Middle Village
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Maspeth Kiwanis dole out annual scholarships
The Kiwanis club of Maspeth celebrated their 2010 scholarship winners this past week, just like they have been doing since 1954. The ceremony took place at O’Neill's Restaurant, where the club hold...
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Maspeth teen gets 40 years for gang rape
Orchestrated brutal attack on underage girl
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' budget carrier flydubai, in its fifth year of operation, has turned a profit of $68 million out of total revenue of $1.2 billion last year.
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Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche presents the new Mercedes GLE 450 AMG Coupe on the first press day of the Geneva International Motor Show Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland. The show opens its doors to the public March 5 through March 15. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)GENEVA (AP) — Top automakers are vowing to press ahead with weak-selling electric vehicles and zero-emissions technology — even as they unveil powerful, expensive luxury cars sports cars aimed at a growing global automarket.


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Tanzania's President Kikwete attends the Ordinary session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the AU at the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis AbabaBy Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete promised to end a wave of killings of albinos, saying the witchcraft-related murders were shaming his east African nation. Activists say attackers have killed at least 75 albinos in Tanzania since 2000 to use their body parts in rituals.     "We will not allow things to escalate as they did in previous years," Kikwete said in a national address late on Monday. "I believe that with close cooperation between the government and society, we will succeed in ending these killings of persons with albinism and rid our nation of this shame." There are about 200,000 albinos in Tanzania, most of them easily recognisable as they lack pigment in their skin, eyes and hair.     Witch doctors often tell clients that albino body parts will bring them luck in love, life and business. Similar beliefs exist in other African societies, but activists say attacks on albinos are particularly prevalent in Tanzania.     "It is a false belief that if someone has the body part of a person with albinism, this will bring success in business, fishing and mining activities.


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