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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 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 | 59 59 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 | 104 104 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 | 122 122 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 | 158 158 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 | 191 191 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 | 224 224 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 | 286 286 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 | 297 297 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 | 277 277 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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History is in the making
Queens prides itself on being one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation, but in a borough of over two million residents, individual stories often get lost in the shuffle. Queens Col...
Nov 22, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/8/10-11/14/10)
Monday, Nov. 8 Thomas McDonough was arrested at 1866 Cornelia Street for robbery by Officer Hopson. Daniel Kelly was arrested at 1866 Cornelia Street for robbery by Officer Hopson. Jose Melendez wa...
Nov 16, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle Village teen battles cancer with grace
Thinking of others, Carly Nieves will host community blood drive
Nov 16, 2010 | 4 4 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth residents call for one-way street to block trucks
Say trucks clog traffic, cause street damage
Nov 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vets honored in MidVille parade
Only in its second year, the Queens Veterans Day Parade is quickly becoming one of the most popular events in Middle Village. This year's parade took place on Sunday, November 7. The parade began a...
Nov 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Concerns about a rowdy Maspeth schoolyard
Amidst residents' concerns that the schoolyard of P.S. 153 in Maspeth is being abused by the public after hours, Principal Susan Bauer pointed out a spike in teen pranks is not unusual around Hallo...
Nov 09, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/1/10 to 11/7/10)
Monday, Nov. 1 Edgar Ordaz was arrested at 553 Onderdonk Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Chiarello. Tuesday, Nov. 2 Michael Glass was arrested at 78-67 79th Lane for aggravated harassment b...
Nov 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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I.S. 73’s old library is new again
When students and faculty came back to I.S. 73 in Maspeth after summer vacation, the school library they returned to was the same one they knew and loved - but with a $120,000 facelift. Over the su...
Nov 05, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scenes from the Maspeth 'Ragamuffin' Halloween Parade

Nov 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decision 2010
STATEWIDE/STATE SENATE RACES
Nov 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decision 2010
ASSEMBLY RACES
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/25/10 to 10/31/10)
Monday, Oct. 25 Josef Rodriguez was arrested at the intersection of 57th Road and 61st Street for reckless driving by Officer Babayev. Christopher Nardone was arrested at 78-20 76th Street for tres...
Nov 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Lions raise laughs & funds
Nearly 150 people packed the St. Stanislaus School Hall in Maspeth on Saturday night for a comedy show and dance called “The Honeymoaners,” to raise money for the Maspeth Lions Club. The Maspeth Li...
Oct 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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15th State Senatorial District: Vote Joseph Addabbo, Jr.
In his first term in office Senator Joe Addabbo Jr. has proved that conscientious, hard-working lawmakers can turn this state around, if we give them the chance. Addabbo deserves another two years ...
Oct 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kane, dedicated to youth baseball, passes away
Bob Kane, a Maspeth icon for eight decades, passed away Saturday at the age of 90. A lifelong Maspethite and sports legend, Kane spent most of his adult time making sure youngsters in Queens were i...
Oct 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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File picture shows the pit head at the Zasyadko mine near Donetsk, where at least 32 miners have been killed in a blastThirty-two miners in eastern Ukraine were missing and feared dead Wednesday following an explosion at a coal mine in the rebel-held city of Donetsk. The blast took place at Zasyadko mine in the separatist hub of Donetsk, near the city's war-wrecked airport. The chairman of Ukraine's parliament, Volodymyr Groysman, announced 32 miners killed in what he called a "terrible tragedy". A spokesman for the Trade Union of Coal Miners in Ukraine told AFP that two bodies had been brought to the surface so far.


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(Reuters) - A Georgia police officer was killed in a shootout with a suspect early on Wednesday, local broadcaster WXIA reported. Fulton County officers went out to investigate reports of shots and came under fire around 1:30 a.m. local time, WXIA said citing police. The officer, who has not been identified, was hit in the head and a suspect was wounded when police fired back, the station added. Police could not be immediately reached for comment. (Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
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Mthimkhulu inspects his crop at his farm in SenekalBy Ed Stoddard BOTHAVILLE, South Africa (Reuters) - A proposal by the South African government to limit farm size to 12,000 hectares is a "negotiating tactic" as it tries to press ahead with the redistribution of land to black farmers, the minister of agriculture said. What informs the end of that figure is the process of negotiation," Senzeni Zokwana told Reuters when asked about the 12,000 hectare figure.     Speaking on the sidelines of a conference organised by industry group Grain SA in the heart of the maize belt west of Johannesburg, Zokwana said whatever figure is eventually arrived at, farmers could lease additional land if they needed to for commercial reasons. It would also be good for farmers to come up with ideas that would not put food security at risk," he said.     South Africa is forecast to harvest its smallest maize crop since 2007 because of a drought that has scorched large areas and Zokwana said the agriculture department might have to seek funding to ensure imports if they were needed.     "Maize is one of our staple foods which our people depend upon so our department would approach other funding agencies," he said.


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