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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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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/27/11-7/3/11)
Monday, June 27 Mesak Sarkissian was arrested at the intersection of 53rd Drive and 69th Street for unauthorized use of a vehicle by Officer Swistun. Jerry Soria-Campos was arrested at the intersec...
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Superintendent charged with robbing tenants
A superintendent in a Maspeth apartment building was arrested last week for allegedly robbing thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry from tenants while they were out running errands and away on v...
Jun 29, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kiwanis Club awards local academics
The Maspeth Kiwanis Club awarded scholarships to the community’s brightest, soon-to-be high school graduates last Thursday, June 23, at a luncheon at Maspeth Town Hall. The scholarships were strict...
Jun 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/20/11-6/26/11)
Monday, June 20 Thomas Randolph was arrested at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue for criminal possession of stolen property by Officer Chu. Olga Solis was arrested at 63-82 Woodhaven Boulevard for crimina...
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CB5 tables Maspeth Bypass plan
Will vote on new changes in July
Jun 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hush!
Residents want Hush Lounge to tone down the noise
Jun 22, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth service organization facing imminent closure
POMOC loses tens of thousands in funding
Jun 21, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (6/13/11-6/19/11)
Monday, June 13 James Gardner was arrested at 1003 Wyckoff Avenue for grand larceny by Detective Geis. Tuesday, June 14 Nora Carradero was arrested at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue for petit larceny by...
Jun 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth welding business receives DEP grant
Maspeth’s own AWISCO Welding Supplies was awarded a Department of Environmental Protection grant of $206,188 to install a green roof. The company was one of 15 winners selected from a total of 52 a...
Jun 16, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Botter (6/6/11-6/12/11)
Tuesday, June 7 Tonio Tobay was arrested at 553 Seneca Avenue for third-degree assault by Officer McElligott. Luis LaLa was arrested at 553 Seneca Avenue for third-degree assault by Officer McEllig...
Jun 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth clinic opens near shuttered St. John's Hospital
Premier Care looks to fill health care void
Jun 07, 2011 | 7 7 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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An eyesore becomes a new park oasis
The sweltering sun blanketed the newly opened Elmhurst Park on Monday afternoon, which a decade ago was filled with gas tanks. Previously owned by the Keyspan Energy, the space now belongs to the c...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/30/11-6/5/11)
Monday, May 30 Rami Jabani was arrested at 1666 George Street for criminal mischief by Officer Pellot. Wail Abdel was arrested at 78-72 82nd Street for assault by Officer Nappi. Julio Colon was arr...
Jun 07, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth has something to celebrate
Celebration Café opens
Jun 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/23/11-5/29/11)
Monday, May 23 Luis Gomez was arrested at the intersection of Decatur Street and Cypress Avenue for aggravated unlicensed operator by Officer Skovezewski. Stanislzw Glazny was arrested at the inter...
May 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 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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