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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 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 | 49 49 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 | 95 95 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 | 115 115 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 | 151 151 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 | 184 184 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 | 217 217 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 | 280 280 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 | 288 288 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 | 268 268 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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P.S. 153 intersection dangerous: parents
Want four-way stop sign, light or a speed bump
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
9/20/2010 - 9/26/2010
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People flock to Grand Avenue for street fair
Event a chance to meet neighbors, local organizations
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Big grins at 'Smile on Maspeth Day'
The Maspeth community came out in droves to celebrate Smile on Maspeth Day, a celebration of families in the community. All the rides, games, shows, food and refreshments were free thanks to Maspet...
Sep 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Catch Nostalgia at the Maspeth Street Fair
Take a trip down memory lane with Maspeth-based cover band Nostalgia, which for decades has paid tribute to classic number one hits from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Though they’ve been entertaining f...
Sep 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth businesses gets tips on reducing energy costs
Last Tuesday, men and women filled the chapel of the U.S. Columbarium in Maspeth for an event that was anything but somber. The historic building was the site of a free workshop on energy saving in...
Sep 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Citizen’s Bank opens at Maspeth Stop & Shop
Stop & Shop in Maspeth was bursting at the seams Saturday afternoon at the official grand opening of Citizen’s Bank, which has a history of opening locations within the supermarket chain, and now M...
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The annual push for a park at St. Saviour's
For one day each year, plan is front and center
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Veterans remember those whose fate remains unknown
“Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.” This slogan was echoed by candlelight last Friday evening by members of the 32nd chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, during a ...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
09/13/2010 - 09/19/2010
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The Day After in Middle Village
Photos of the damage on Friday afternoon
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Pols call on Feds to declare Queens a disaster area
In the wake of a violent tornado that tore through New York City Thursday evening, leaving thousands of New Yorkers with severe property damage and without electricity, elected officials gathered i...
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Pennsylvania woman killed in storm
A Pennsylvania woman who pulled over on the Grand Central Parkway during Thursday evenings powerful storms was killed when a tree fell on her car. Aline Levakis, 30, was on the Grand Central Parkwa...
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Tornado Hits Queens and Brooklyn
Traffic Snarled, Airport Delays, LIRR Stops
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9/11 memorial in Juniper Park somber, yet hopeful
Local residents gathered in Juniper Valley Park to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11. The feeling in the air was one of sadness and great respect for those who gave their lives on t...
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A goblin shark with a long flattened snout covered with pores is shown at the Australian Museum, on March 3, 2015A rare sea creature described as an "alien of the deep" has been found off Australia and delivered to a museum which Tuesday showed off its fleshy snout, nail-like teeth and flabby pink body. The prehistoric-looking goblin sharks live on deep sea bottoms and little is known about their lives. "It's pretty impressive, it's not hideous it's beautiful," said the Australian Museum's fish collection manager Mark McGrouther, who described its teeth as looking like "little daggers". McGrouther said this was only the fourth goblin shark to be acquired by the museum in Sydney, with the first two collected in the 1980s.


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Macau casino revenue slowdown has mostly been attributed to a high-profile corruption crackdown spearheaded by Chinese President Xi JinpingMacau casino revenue plunged a record 49 percent year-on-year in February as gaming takings free fall due to China's corruption crackdown, figures showed on Tuesday. February revenue fell to 19.54 billion patacas ($2.45 billion), compared with 38.01 billion patacas for the same period last year, according to figures from the former Portuguese colony's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau. "With all the current policies from China and the changing sentiment in Macau, we were not expecting the main driver for revenue to improve," Simsen International Financial Group associate director Jackson Wong told AFP.


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Barclays fell into a net loss last year, the British bank says, hit by huge costs linked to its alleged role in the rigging of foreign exchange marketsBarclays fell into a net loss last year, the British bank said Tuesday, hit by huge costs linked to its alleged role in the rigging of foreign exchange markets. Barclays reported a loss after tax of £174 million ($268 million, 239 million euros) for 2014 compared with a net profit of £540 million the previous year. It has set aside £1.25 billion "for ongoing investigations and litigation relating to Foreign Exchange", including £750 million for the final quarter of 2014, the bank said in an earnings statement. Barclays had announced in October a provision of £500 million for any eventual costs and fines linked to the probes.


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