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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 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 | 47 47 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 | 91 91 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 | 113 113 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 | 149 149 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 | 182 182 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 | 215 215 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 | 276 276 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 | 284 284 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 | 264 264 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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NYC Coalition Against Hunger calls for return of SNAP funding
Report shows food pantries are over-utilized and under-funded
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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With lawsuit pending, coalition seeks more support
Reaching out to Middle Village residents
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/17/14-11/30/14)
Monday, Nov. 17 Ramon Delgado was arrested at the intersection of 69th Avenue and 80th Street for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Lovallo. Manuel Dominguez was arrested at 60-50 Flushing ...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good Deeds Essay Contest winner announced
When the opportunity arose to compete in an essay contest at his school, 12-year-old Gurveer Singh jumped at the chance to share his stories. One story the I.S. 93 student told was about the time h...
Nov 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Truck accident on Grand Ave. shuts down street for three hours
Locals say crash is an example of larger issue with truck traffic
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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DEP responds to Maspeth sinkhole rumors
Following rumors that a recent foundation collapse at a Maspeth home on 58th Road may be related to a nearby sinkhole, the Department of Environmental Protection thoroughly examined the area and fo...
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Family and friends remember longtime sanitation worker Steven Frosch
NYC Department of Sanitation dedicates Maspeth Broom Garage in his honor
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Councilwoman still pushing school at shelter site
City still says they have no interest in the proposal
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Knockdown Center hosts deadmau5, sparking some complaints
Precinct calls accusations of misconduct “gross exaggeration”
Nov 19, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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After the collapse: Maspeth family faces homelessness
Insurance company may not cover damage to their home
Nov 19, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/3/14-11/16?14)
Monday, Nov. 3 Genesis Santos was arrested at 60-76 71st Avenue for second-degree assault by Officer Aragona. Maxna Jerome was arrested at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard ...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arcuri named president of Library Foundation board
The Queens Library Foundation just named longtime community advocate Vincent Arcuri, Jr. president of its Board of Directors. Arcuri, who is currently the chair of Community Board 5 and vice chair ...
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coalition almost halfway to its fundraising goal
Nearly four months after the formation of the Glendale-Middle Village Coalition to fight a proposed homeless shelter, the group is about to hit the halfway point on its fundraising goal of $130,000...
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Maspeth DOT shop ships out first wave of 25 mph signs
New speed limit is expected to cut pedestrian fatalities in half
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Aylward looks forward to leading Maspeth Lions
Hopes to grow membership during tenure as president
Nov 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. Secretary of State Kerry attends Human Rights Council at UN in GenevaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday of being obsessed by allegations of Israeli abuses and said the United States would defend Israel against efforts to isolate it. In a speech to the Council in Geneva, Kerry also exhorted the 47-member-state group to look into what he described as severe abuses in separatist-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine as well as in Crimea, annexed by Russia from Ukraine last year. For decades the government has subjugated its citizens, starving and torturing and incarcerating them or worse." Kerry offered a strong defense of Israel against what he called the council's unbalanced focus on the country. "It must be said that the HRC’s obsession with Israel actually risks undermining the credibility of the entire organization," Kerry said.


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IAEA Director General Amano waits for start of a board of governors meeting at the IAEA headquarters in ViennaBy Shadia Nasralla VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief said on Monday Iran was being slow to cooperate with his agency's investigation into the Iranian atomic program and that the inquiry could not continue indefinitely. Diplomats have voiced doubt over whether the outstanding issues in the U.N. investigation would be resolved before a broader diplomatic agreement is reached between Iran and the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany. The seven countries have set a deadline of late March for a framework deal and June for a comprehensive final settlement that would curb Iran's nuclear activity to ensure it cannot be put to bombmaking in return for the lifting of international sanctions that have hammered the oil-based Iranian economy. When asked about a time frame for the U.N. inquiry running parallel to the higher-level negotiations, International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano said: "It depends on the level and pace of cooperation from Iran, I cannot tell by when... "We have asked questions and the questions are clear, so (Iran) can answer." The Islamic Republic has yet to address two outstanding issues relating to alleged explosives tests and other measures that might have been used for nuclear bomb research which it should have explained away by last August.


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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker attend a conference on innovation and competitiveness hosted by the European Investment Bank in Berlin, Germany, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)LONDON (AP) — The 19-country eurozone got a double dose of mildly positive economic news Monday that will likely be met with relief by the European Central Bank's policymakers as they prepare to hold their next meeting on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.


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