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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 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 | 52 52 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 | 99 99 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 | 118 118 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 | 154 154 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 | 187 187 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 | 220 220 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 | 282 282 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 | 291 291 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 | 271 271 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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Glendale homeless shelter opposition at DHS hearing
Elected officials say they are doing all they can
Dec 17, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Boulevard protestors call for a safer street
Transportation Alternatives points to recent tragedy to raise awareness
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Middle Village Tree Lighting Ceremony
The Middle Village Chamber of Commerce and Middle Village Kiwanis Club hosted the Town of Middle Village Christmas Tree Lighting with Christmas carols and pictures with Santa on December 6 at 75-27...
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (12/2/13-12/8/13)
Monday, Dec. 2 No Arrests Tuesday, Dec. 3 No Arrests Wednesday, Dec. 4 Anthony Bilodeau was arrested at 57-66 Mazeau Street for third-degree assault by Officer Quintanilla. Anthony Delain was arres...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Third graders in bank-sponsored drawing contest
In the spirit of the holidays, the Amalgamated Bank at 69-71 Grand Avenue in Maspeth is hosting a drawing contest for third grade students in Mrs. Pellegrino’s third grade Dramatic Arts class at P....
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tree lighting at MidVille Columbarium
The Columbarium at the Fresh Pond Crematory, located at 61-40 Mt. Olivet Crescent, celebrated the holidays with their annual tree lighting ceremony over the weekend. “I come every year and I am ama...
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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O'Neill's celebrates 80 years with a big party
Rolls back beer prices to 1933
Dec 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/25/13-12/1/13)
Monday, Nov. 25 Kevin Gonzalez was arrested at 64-58 Admiral Avenue for burglary by Officer Sullivan. Mike Matute was arrested at the intersection of Onderdonk Avenue and Hart Street for aggravated...
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Could parking bring back chaos to Juniper Valley Park?
Former civic president recalls the root of a decades-old problem
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kiwanis Club delivers Thanksgiving
Club donates turkey dinners to families in need
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Student hit with a wrench in Maspeth
Maspeth High School head disputes police reports
Nov 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parks Department can't get trees right in Maspeth
Both removal and planting causing issues
Nov 26, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holiday tips from the 104th Precinct
As autumn gives way to winter and the holiday season sets in, the NYPD is urging Queens and Brooklyn communities to take extra care to protect themselves, their loved ones and their possessions. In...
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MidVille Kiwanis donates to St. John’s Bread and Life
For the past 32 years, St. John’s Bread and Life in Bedford-Stuyvesant has relied on donors to fund their efforts to feed the homeless and underserved in New York City. Last year alone, it fed a li...
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Maspeth activist Ruth Kempisty, 95, passes away
Ruth Howard Kempisty, longtime resident of Maspeth and Queens activist, passed away Tuesday, October 29, at the age of 95. Kempisty and her husband John were a regular sight at many community meeti...
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif gesture as they arrive to resume nuclear negotiations in MontreuxWASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is using the U.S. Congress' podium to warn against trusting Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions, even as President Barack Obama's negotiators meet anew with the Iranians in hopes of closing a deal this month.


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FILE - In this April 30, 2014, file photo, former Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox speaks to reporters on the floor of the House Chamber at the Statehouse in Providence, R.I. Fox has been charged with bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return according to court documents unsealed Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Fox is accused of receiving tens of thousands of dollars to help grant a liquor license to a bar near Brown University when he served as vice chairman of the Board of Licenses. The investigation began when the FBI, Internal Revenue Service and state police raided Fox's home and Statehouse office March 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former House Speaker Gordon Fox has agreed to plead guilty to charges of bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return following an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid on the Statehouse, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday.


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Israel's PM Netanyahu addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in WashingtonBy Dan Williams and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Almost a quarter of Democratic U.S. lawmakers are expected to boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday as he escalates his campaign against President Barack Obama's Iran diplomacy in a speech to Congress that has put unprecedented stress on the two leaders' already strained ties. Although given the cold shoulder by the U.S. administration, Netanyahu on Monday offered an olive branch, saying he meant no disrespect to Obama by accepting an invitation to speak to U.S. lawmakers that was orchestrated by the president's rival Republicans.


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