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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 | 91 91 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 | 276 276 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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Blackouts burden Maspeth industrial businesses
There's a power struggle happening in Maspeth. While many don't think twice about power outages or brownouts, it's a reality that businesses in the industrial section of Maspeth have constantly had...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police blotter (4/18/11-4/24/11)
Monday, April 18 Reymin Duranreyes was arrested at the intersection of Vermont Place and Cypress Avenue for driving without a license by Officer Dove. Richard Serrano was arrested at the intersecti...
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Local Maspeth groups deliver on Easter
Each Easter morning, the Maspeth Lions Club and Knights of Columbus gather together to deliver meals to a number of Maspeth residents. This year was no different, and the two groups delivered meals...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Det. Weber retires
After working more than half his life with the police department’s 104th Precinct, Community Affairs Detective Kevin Weber is ready for retirement. The 50 year-old Long Island native came to work f...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/11/11-4/17/11)
Monday, Apr. 11 Jonathan Infante was arrested at 1721 Grove Street for criminal contempt by Detective Geis. Luis Marin was arrested at 513 Onderdonk Avenue for assault by Officer Gomez. David Serra...
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Medication cause for crash on Grand Avenue
Car slams into fence at School of Heroes
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newtown Creek money to be allocated
State puts out list of projects to fund, awaits opinions
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA moves one step closer to moving from Greenpoint
Maspeth residents vow to fight relocation
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (4/4/11-4/10/11)
Monday, April 4 Michael Madden was arrested at 65-19 Perry Avenue for aggravated harassment by Detective Lundy. Juan Mieles was arrested at the intersection of 57th and Nurge avenues for assault by...
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Grand St. Bridge closes Saturdays for repair work
Closures run through mid-May
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Oliva pleads guilty to sex abuse
Former Christ the King coach will avoid prison
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104th Police Precinct Blotter (3/28/11-4/3/11)
Monday, Mar. 2 8 Angel Hernandez was arrested at 587 Onderdonk Avenue for assault by Officer Verderber. Wiulliam Perez was arrested at 788 Woodward Avenue for criminal contempt by Detective Geis. R...
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Blockbusted! Video giant closing Queens locations
Queens has approximately eleven Blockbuster stores, but that is about to change. A few of these stores are closing, including the branch on Grand Avenue and 74th Street in Maspeth and the branch at...
Mar 31, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Solemn event marks 100th anniversary of tragic fire
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory incident changed the face of labor
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Plan for new industrial business association takes off in Maspeth
Maspeth is home to many industrial businesses. Sitting next to the old railroad tracks, the industrial sector has been one of the anchors of the town, producing products, providing services and rak...
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South Africa's AB de Villiers celebrates reaching his 150 against the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on February 27, 2015Ireland go into Tuesday's World Cup clash against South Africa in Canberra faced with a question that even fanciful Test nations have struggled to find an answer for. How does one tame the rampaging AB de Villiers before he destroys the rivals' bowling attack, dents their morale and leaves them dumbstruck by what just hit them? The West Indies once more suffered at the hands of the South African captain who, despite a stomach illness, smashed an audacious 162 off 66 balls with 17 boundaries and eight sixes in Sydney on Friday to fashion a 257-run win. The Proteas, one of the pre-tournament favourites, needed the brutal attack by their 31-year-old captain to steady the ship after they were stunned by India by 130 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground a week ago.


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In this Feb. 13, 2015 photo, construction worker David Rager, 53, left, frames a window in the upper floor of a two-story custom home being built in Orlando, Fla.,. As construction jobs return in some regions, competition for skilled labor is heating up.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As Florida's housing market tanked seven years ago, construction worker David Rager saw jobs dry up. So he left construction, along with 2.3 million others nationwide during the economic downturn, and got a job installing traffic signals and street lights.


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US Secretary of State John Kerry (right) shakes hand with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov prior to a meeting in Geneva, on March 2, 2015US Secretary of State John Kerry held tense talks with his Russian counterpart in Geneva Monday to end fighting in Ukraine, where the UN says more than 6,000 have died in less than a year. The meeting with Sergei Lavrov in an upscale Geneva hotel came less than a week after Kerry accused Moscow of lying to his face about its involvement in the conflict, which has triggered the worst post-Cold War crisis between the US and its allies, and Russia. High-stakes talks between Kiev and Moscow were also set to get under way in Brussels to resolve a bitter gas dispute which threatens deliveries to Europe, after Russia began direct supplies to parts of separatist-held eastern Ukraine.


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