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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 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 | 46 46 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 | 90 90 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 | 112 112 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 | 148 148 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 | 181 181 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 | 214 214 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 | 275 275 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 | 283 283 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 | 262 262 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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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/14/11-2/20/11)
Monday, Feb. 14 Constantin Riesz was arrested at the intersection of Fresh Pond Road and Catalpa Avenue for criminal possession of a weapon by Officer Conde. Samuel Jimenez was arrested at 60-36 My...
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Workers testify against Walmart at second Council hearing
Sandra Carpenter worked at Walmart from 2008 to 2010 in Maryland. After being promoted to department manager, she led the workers and some would come to her for help. But she noticed a change in th...
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro HS parents say no to Maspeth students on campus
At a public hearing, concerns of too many students and safety addressed
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOT to unveil Maspeth Bypass plan
A highly anticipated report on the Maspeth Bypass plan will shed light on a decade-long project to improve traffic and air quality along Flushing and Grand avenues. The Department of Transportation...
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (2/7/11-2/13/11)
Monday, Feb. 7 Michael Fiducia was arrested at 63-28 Woodhaven Boulevard for assault by Detective Ebron. Tuesday, Feb. 8 Charles Banks was arrested at 77-19 88th Street for driving without a licens...
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No site set yet: Efforts to keep Walmart out push on
A rally and City Council hearing leaned toward keeping the company out
Feb 09, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/31/11-2/6/11)
Monday, Jan. 31 Rafael Quintana was arrested at 61-29 75th Street for aggravated harassment by Detective Murray. Britt Spinosor was arrested at 66-62 Grand Avenue for criminal contempt by Officer D...
Feb 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Angelina Iavarone, matriarch with special recipes, dies at 87
Angelina Iavarone, the matriarch of the sprawling, family-owned specialty food company, whose recipes became popular take-home dishes at delis in Maspeth and on Long Island, died January 26. She wa...
Feb 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/24/2011-1/30/2011)
Monday, Jan. 24 Mieczystaw Rostkowski was arrested at Gates Avenue and Fresh Pond Road for criminal contempt by Detective Geis. Grzegorz Trazaska was arrested at 64-15 Palmetto Street for assault b...
Feb 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Markey sworn in to serve seventh term
Those that voted for Margaret Markey were able to see their choice for Assembly leader of the 30th District sworn in on Sunday, January 23. The lifelong resident of Maspeth will serve her seventh t...
Jan 28, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens State of the Borough
Marshall celebrates accomplishments, sets future goals
Jan 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Snow storm slams city (again)
Schools closed, mass transit crippled
Jan 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troop 45 gains another Eagle
Troop 45's newest Eagle Scout Christopher Roche was officially granted the Boy Scouts highest rank at a ceremony at Maspeth Town Hall on Saturday. Pictured with Roche (left to right) are sister Emi...
Jan 25, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens residents get to sound off on blizzard
Residents of Queens who couldn't make it to the January 10th hearing on the city's response to the blizzard got a chance to sound off at Borough Hall last week. A hearing on the December 26th blizz...
Jan 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (1/17/11-1/23/11)
Monday, Jan. 17 Ariel Tejada was arrested at the intersection of Cypress and St. Felix avenues for assault by Detective Ebron. Jimmy Fiestas was arrested at 64-02 Catalpa Avenue for filing a false ...
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Russia's opposition supporters carry a banner reading “These bullets in each of us” during a march in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow on March 1, 2015Tens of thousands of people marched in central Moscow to honour the memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down near the Kremlin in the highest-profile assassination during Vladimir Putin's rule. A sea of grim-faced supporters, holding Russian flags and Nemtsov portraits, marched in the drizzle from a packed Moscow square to the bridge over the Moskva where the 55-year-old was shot in the back on Friday shortly before midnight. In what appeared to be the largest opposition gathering since anti-Kremlin rallies in 2011-12 brought more than 100,000 people into the streets, marchers honoured Nemtsov's memory while condemning Moscow's stance on Ukraine. "Stop the war" in Ukraine, said others.


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An instructor with the Ukrainian volunteer Azov Battalion conducts training exercises for the civilian population of Kiev on March 1, 2015Ukraine's frontlines were relatively calm ahead of high-level EU-mediated gas talks between Kiev and Moscow, as journalists mourned the killing by mortar fire of a Ukrainian photographer. Kiev's security officials said there was no fire after midnight on Ukraine's positions and no Ukrainian soldiers had been killed over the past 24 hours. Security spokesman Andriy Lysenko, however, said that eight soldiers were injured after rebels shot at Kiev's positions late Saturday, including from a tank and a grenade launcher. The relative quiet in eastern Ukraine has set in following a shaky start a European-brokered peace plan to end fighting that has killed at least 5,800 people since last April.


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A protester is detained by a policeman during a demonstration against mainland traders, at Yuen Long district near the border with mainland China in Hong KongMore than 30 people were arrested as a group of about 400 demonstrators in Hong Kong clashed with police in the latest sign of tensions caused by China's influence in the city. Protesters in Yuen Long, in Hong Kong's New Territories just a stone's throw from mainland China, chanted to "cancel the multiple-entry permit" and "topple the Chinese Communist Party" as they complained about so-called parallel traders, who buy goods in Hong Kong to sell at a profit across the border. Early on Monday, a police spokeswoman said a total of 36 people aged 13 to 74 had been arrested for offences including possessing offensive weapons, assault, disorder, and fighting. The demonstration mirrored others in recent weeks targeting mainland Chinese visitors that have tapped a seam of resentment against China, resulting in calls for greater Hong Kong nationalism and even independence from China, nearly three months after police cleared away the last of pro-democracy street protests in the city.


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