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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 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 | 53 53 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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Patriotism on full display at Memorial Day parade
Photos:Michael O'Kane Patriotism, sun and smiles were all on display at the Maspeth Memorial Day parade. The parade began at 72nd Street and Grand Avenue and marched several blocks to Maspeth Memor...
May 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Martial Arts expert gets kick out of teaching
What started out as a hobby in martial arts and jiu-jitsu fighting turned into a career for black belt Carmine Zocchi. He gave up fighting professionally to become a trainer, and now owns his own j...
May 27, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth street changes stir debate
Rez have mixed feelings on plan
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Msgr. McClancy H.S. will go co-ed next year
School plans a 25% enrollment increase over four years
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/16/11-5/22/11)
Monday, May 16 Richard Candeloro was arrested at 67-05 Myrtle Avenue for criminal trespassing by Officer Bianchini. Victor Ramirez was arrested at 703 Fairview Avenue for criminal contempt by Offic...
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small biz block board vote on Maspeth street change
Say “normalization” of five-leg intersection would kill business
May 17, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two to be honored at annual parade
Two Purple Heart Medal recipients, Arigo Fruner and Robert M. Reilly, will be recognized on Sunday, May 29, at a ceremony after the Maspeth Memorial Day Parade. The 2 p.m. ceremony will take place ...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (5/10/11-5/15/11
Monday, May 10 Anthony Rattoballi was arrested at the intersection of Cooper Avenue and Cypress Hills Street for making graffiti by Officer Dambinskas. Serrad Krcio was arrested at the intersection...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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2011 grand marshals revealed
Virginia and Andrew Frazier have been named the grand marshals of the 2011 Maspeth Memorial Day Parade, which will take place on Sunday, May 29. Andrew is a WWII veteran and was part of the U.S. Mi...
May 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elmhurst Park gets thumb's up
Parents, kids flock to new open space
May 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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MidVille rail operation could be moved to cut noise
Deal being finalized to relocate transfer site
May 10, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter (5/2/11-5/8/11)
Monday, May 2 Carlos Borja was arrested at 46-25 Metropolitan Avenue for driving while intoxicated by Officer McCarren. Mariusz Sulowski was arrested at 1913 Bleecker Street for criminal contempt b...
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Bin Laden's death greeted with a mixture of relief, frustration
Osama bin Laden's death won't bring back Paula Guido's cousin, who died at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. It won't replace Anthony Lahey's friend, either. But for many city residents...
May 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fire guts a Maspeth landmark
O'Neill's Restaurant catches fire, completely destroyed
May 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/25/11-5/1/11)
Monday, April 25 Bruce Escalante was arrested at 1872 Starr Street for burglary by Detective Clifford. Fiordaliza Almonte was arrested at 1826 George Street for grand larceny by Detective Houlihan....
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Ukraine's central bank announces plans to raise its benchmark refinancing rate to 30 percent from 19.5 percentUkraine's central bank moved to shore up the country's battered currency Tuesday by hiking interest rates to 30 percent as the government pushed through draconian reforms needed to clinch another IMF bailout. The bank said the eye-popping jump in the benchmark refinancing rate, from a current 19.5 percent, was aimed at "stabilising the macro-economic situation" pending the IMF's decision on a $17.5-billion loan needed to save Ukraine from bankruptcy. Ukraine's currency and economy have tanked over the past year as government forces fight a bloody war with pro-Russian separatists in the east. London-based Capital Economics research company called the interest rate increase a "last-ditch attempt to regain control of the currency".


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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) — In a speech that stirred political controversy in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would "all but guarantee" that Tehran gets nuclear weapons to the detriment of the entire world.


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FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson arrives for court in Joliet, Ill. Peterson, convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife's disappearance, was charged in February with soliciting an unidentified person to find someone he could pay to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow who helped put him in prison. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Drew Peterson, a former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife's disappearance, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison.


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