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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 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 | 49 49 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 | 96 96 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 | 115 115 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 | 151 151 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 | 184 184 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 | 217 217 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 | 280 280 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 | 288 288 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 | 268 268 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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Knockdown Center eyes last-minute liquor approval for concert
SLA to make its decision just days before MIA shows
Apr 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Grand' opening: new TD Bank opens in Maspeth
NYRP teams up to speed along MillionTreesNYC
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NWF presents Maspeth High with Green Flag
Thanks to the efforts of students in the Maspeth Green Club, the National Wildlife Federation awarded Maspeth High School with the prestigious Green Flag, making them the fifth school in the city a...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/21/14-4/27/14)
Monday, Apr. 21 Freddy Fernandez was arrested at 1674 Cornelia Street for assault in the third degree by Officer McDonald. Victor Morrero was arrested at Cypress Avenue and Cornelia Street for driv...
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St. Stan's pastor to screen film on Aramaic language
Says findings hold an important place in history
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Newtown Creek Alliance pushes to cleanup Plank Road
An environmental activist could barely ask for a tougher beat than an industrial waterway, but that hasn’t stopped the Newtown Creek Alliance from working for the past 12 years to raise awareness a...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/14/14-4/20/14)
Monday, Apr. 14 Xavier Cayugna-Jara was arrested at 54-29 Myrtle Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer Sullivan. Onice Andino was arrested at 60-35 67th Avenue for criminal mischief by Of...
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Two sides to 70th St. one-way proposal
Petition in opposition, while pol to push implementation
Apr 16, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Stan's inducts eight into Hall of Fame
St. Stanislaus School inducted eight new people into its Hall of Fame Saturday night at a dinner at the Grand Avenue school that drew more than 200 people. The event raised more than $40,000, which...
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/7/14-4/13/14)
Monday, Apr. 7 Sonia Rojas was arrested at the intersection of Borden and Maurice avenues for driving while intoxicated by Officer Toor. Rosa Ochoa was arrested at 59-93 Fresh Pond Road for endange...
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Queens street now bears the name of late pope
In honor of the late leader of the Catholic Church, 56th Road between 61st and 64th streets in front of Holy Cross Church was renamed Pope John Paul II Way on Sunday. Pope John Paul II visited the ...
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vietnam vets organize blood drive for Toro
Former group president suffering from war-related cancer
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (3/31/14-4/6/14)
Monday, Mar. 31 Curtis Porter was arrested at the intersection of 68th Avenue and 64th Street for robbery by Officer Rogers. Francisco Laurenno was arrested at the intersection of 68th Avenue and 6...
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Activist looks to oust longtime Maspeth assemblywoman
Fedkowskyj kicks off his campaign to unseat incumbent
Apr 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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One-way proposal for 70th Street in Maspeth
Confusion over exactly when change will occur
Apr 02, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Death penalty opponents gather on the steps of the State Capitol in Atlanta, Ga., Monday, March 2, 2015 to protest the death penalty and the planned execution of Kelly Gissendaner. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ben Gray)JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Citing concerns about the drug to be used in a lethal injection, corrections officials in Georgia postponed the execution of the state's only female death row inmate for the second time in a week.


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US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) discusses seating arrangements for a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif over a new round of nuclear negotiations on March 2, 2015, in Montreux, SwitzerlandIran and the United States Tuesday returned to the negotiating table for a second day of talks, as a political storm over the issue unfolded thousands of miles away in Washington. By the shores of Lake Geneva in the town of Montreux, US Secretary of State John Kerry met with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif as they try to pin down a political framework for a deal to rein in Tehran's nuclear programme by a March 31 deadline. Few details of the emerging deal have publicly come to light so far, but aides to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have threatened that may change when the Israeli leader makes a controversial address to the US Congress later Tuesday.


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Nigeria's Islamist sect Boko Haram released a video purporting to show it beheading two men, its first online posting using advanced graphics and editing techniques reminiscent of footage from Islamic State. The footage will stoke concerns that Boko Haram, which evolved out of a clerical movement focused on northeast Nigeria, is expanding its scope and seeking inspiration from global militant networks including al Qaeda and Islamic State. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has said Boko Haram is allied to both al Qaeda and its offshoot Islamic State, though that has not been confirmed by the group itself.
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