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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 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 | 60 60 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 | 105 105 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 | 123 123 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 | 159 159 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 | 192 192 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 | 225 225 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 | 289 289 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 | 298 298 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 | 278 278 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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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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Maspeth Kiwanis inducts new president
As one era ends, another begins for the Maspeth Kiwanis, which will continue to do good in the neighborhood as the club welcomes a new president. Though Lou Bekios was just inducted on October 21, ...
Oct 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/18/10-10/24/10)
Monday, Oct. 18 Fanny Jimenez was arrested at 80-12 Cypress Hills Street for driving while intoxicated by Officer Paiyear. Ludwik Kisner was arrested at 60-84 Myrtle Avenue for robbery by Officer H...
Oct 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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30th Assembly District: Vote Marge Markey
ENDORSEMENT 2010
Oct 25, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Juniper Valley Park playground remodel continues
Parks unveils phase two plans
Oct 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get crafty at Purple Petals Studio
See what's in store for Halloween
Oct 22, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Asphalt plant to open on LIC/Maspeth border
Will be next to Waste Management on Newtown Creek
Oct 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monuments find a new home in cemetery
Though V.F.W. Post 123 was recently forced to sell its building in Ridgewood and relocate to a smaller storefront due to dwindling membership, its aging members gathered on Friday for a joyous occa...
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/11/10-10/17/10)
Monday, Oct. 11 Eva Liu was arrested at 1921 Menahan Street for assault by Officer Hopson. Tonilynn Sarrica was arrested at the intersection of Shaler and Catalpa Avenues for criminal contempt by D...
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ragamuffins to hit the streets on Halloween
Ghosts, goblins and ghouls, some princesses and pirates too, will march their way down Grand Avenue Halloween night at the annual Maspeth Lions Ragamuffin Parade. The parade begins at 7 p.m. outsid...
Oct 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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State proposes banning soda purchases with food stamps
If the state and city get their way, food stamp recipients would be barred from using government subsidies to purchase sugary drinks that studies show lead to obesity and diabetes. The controversia...
Oct 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (9/27/10-10/10/10)
Monday, Sept. 27 Galo Montenegro was arrested at the intersection of the Jackie Robinson Parkway and Cypress Hills Street for driving while intoxicated by Officer Harge. Kevin Velsquez was arrested...
Oct 12, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dead man found in Maspeth playground
A dead man was discovered inside Maspeth's Reiff Playground Thursday morning in an apparent suicide. The body was found dangling from a set of monkey bars in the playground at approximately 8 a.m. ...
Oct 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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French nuclear group Areva confirmed Wednesday record net losses in 2014 of 4.8 billion euros ($5.3 billion) after it was forced to absorb costs linked to delays to its flagship next-generation reactorFrench nuclear group Areva confirmed Wednesday record net losses in 2014 of 4.8 billion euros ($5.3 billion) after it was forced to absorb costs linked to delays to its flagship next-generation reactor. "The scale of the net loss for 2014 illustrates the two-fold challenge confronting Areva: continuing stagnation of the nuclear operations, lack of competitiveness and difficulties in managing the risks inherent in large projects," chief executive Philippe Knoche said in a statement. Areva has taken a particular hit in the past year from delays in building its Olkiluoto 3 nuclear plant in Finland, as well as difficulties with its renewable energy contracts. Areva announced in October that it would cut investments and step up sales of non-strategic assets as it tries to shore up its finances.


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This February 2000 photo provided by Ventura County Sheriff's Office shows Charley Saturmin Robinet after his arrest for robbery. Robinet was killed Sunday, March 1, 2015, after a confrontation with police. Authorities say he tried to grab a probationary officer's gun and three officers fatally shot him. The three officers who fired their weapons in a videotaped struggle that left a homeless man dead were veterans of the Skid Row beat who had special training to deal with mentally ill and other people in the downtrodden area, police leaders said. (AP Photo/Ventura County Sheriff’s Office)LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities were forced to release a foreigner later shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row after he served prison time for bank robbery because no country would take him, two U.S. officials said Wednesday.


2015-03-04 12:26:03 -0500

An hour into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 158.07 points (0.87 percent) at 18,045.30US headed lower for a second day Wednesday after the run that saw new Dow and S&P records and a 15-year high for the Nasdaq on Monday. An hour into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 158.07 points (0.87 percent) at 18,045.30. The broad-based S&P 500 fell 17.47 (0.83 percent) to 2,090.31, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite dropped 36.28 (0.73 percent) to 4,943.62.


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