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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 | 92 92 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 | 277 277 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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Bank robber busted
Jacqueline Healy is facing jail time for a string of brazen early-morning bank robberies in Middle Village, Forest Hills, and Jamaica. On July 13, Healy, who lives in East Harlem, and a male accomp...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
07/12/2010 - 07/18/2010
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Fighting fire cuts with fire
Councilwoman has made saving NYC's firehouses her own political crusade
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Armed purse snatcher at large in Maspeth
Maspeth is often fondly referred to as a small town in a big city setting, where many of the residents know each other by name, so it's a shock when a crime occurs that threatens to destabilize the...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
07/05/2010 - 07/11/2010
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Middle Village car crash claims life
The residential intersection of Juniper Boulevard South and 70th Street was blocked off for hours Friday morning after a car crashed into a tree at approximately 10:30 a.m., killing the driver. “I ...
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Tanning tax burns customers
But they vow to keep tanning anyway
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At Pet Palace, the animals are treated like royalty
Pet Palace of Middle Village has a selection of pet supplies fit for a prince, but it’s priced so that even a pauper can shop here. “We want people to be able to feed their pets,” said Suzanne Cara...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter
06/28/2010 - 07/04/2010
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Amalgamated Bank building new Maspeth branch
Just call it Banker's Avenue. With six different banks already occupying Grand Avenue in Maspeth, Amalgamated Bank has plans in place to become the seventh. According to state Banking Department re...
Jul 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ognibene running for Lt. Gov
Former councilman joins Paladino ticket
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Curing cancer, one lap at a time
Relay For Life returns to Middle Village
Jun 30, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Kiwanis dole out annual scholarships
The Kiwanis club of Maspeth celebrated their 2010 scholarship winners this past week, just like they have been doing since 1954. The ceremony took place at O’Neill's Restaurant, where the club hold...
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Maspeth teen gets 40 years for gang rape
Orchestrated brutal attack on underage girl
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In this Feb. 25, 2015 photo, Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi, from Tunisia, chops parsley in the home he shares with five other former Guantanamo detainees in Montevideo, Uruguay. El Ouerghi said he wants to open an Arab restaurant that would serve shwarma, kebobs and other traditional Middle Eastern foods, which he hasn't found in Montevideo. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Every day during the 12½ years he was imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay as a suspected al-Qaida operative, Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi dreamed of freedom.


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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2014 file photo, Lebanese police inspectors, investigates the site of a deadly car bomb that exploded near a gas station, in the predominately Shiite town of Hermel, about 10 miles from the Syrian border in northeast Lebanon. Global warming worsened record droughts in war-torn Syria and peaceful California, contributing to the unrest that has torn the Middle Eastern country apart, two new studies say. In what scientists say is one of the most detailed and strongest connections between violence and human caused climate change, researchers from Columbia University and the University of California Santa Barbara trace Syria’s drought to the collapse of farming to the migration of 1.5 million farmers to the cities to poverty to civil unrest. Syria’s drought started in 2007 and went until at least 2010 _ maybe longer with weather records harder to get in wartime. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla. File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The conflict that has torn Syria apart can be traced, in part, to a record drought worsened by global warming, a new study says.


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A pedestrian walks past flowers and candles placed on a sidewalk near where a man was shot and killed by police in the Skid Row section of downtown Los Angeles, Monday, March 2, 2015. Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed the man on Sunday, as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions have viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles police chief says officers fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row after he grabbed an officer's holster during a struggle.


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