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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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History is in the making
Queens prides itself on being one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation, but in a borough of over two million residents, individual stories often get lost in the shuffle. Queens Col...
Nov 22, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/8/10-11/14/10)
Monday, Nov. 8 Thomas McDonough was arrested at 1866 Cornelia Street for robbery by Officer Hopson. Daniel Kelly was arrested at 1866 Cornelia Street for robbery by Officer Hopson. Jose Melendez wa...
Nov 16, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle Village teen battles cancer with grace
Thinking of others, Carly Nieves will host community blood drive
Nov 16, 2010 | 4 4 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth residents call for one-way street to block trucks
Say trucks clog traffic, cause street damage
Nov 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vets honored in MidVille parade
Only in its second year, the Queens Veterans Day Parade is quickly becoming one of the most popular events in Middle Village. This year's parade took place on Sunday, November 7. The parade began a...
Nov 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Concerns about a rowdy Maspeth schoolyard
Amidst residents' concerns that the schoolyard of P.S. 153 in Maspeth is being abused by the public after hours, Principal Susan Bauer pointed out a spike in teen pranks is not unusual around Hallo...
Nov 09, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (11/1/10 to 11/7/10)
Monday, Nov. 1 Edgar Ordaz was arrested at 553 Onderdonk Avenue for criminal mischief by Officer Chiarello. Tuesday, Nov. 2 Michael Glass was arrested at 78-67 79th Lane for aggravated harassment b...
Nov 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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I.S. 73’s old library is new again
When students and faculty came back to I.S. 73 in Maspeth after summer vacation, the school library they returned to was the same one they knew and loved - but with a $120,000 facelift. Over the su...
Nov 05, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scenes from the Maspeth 'Ragamuffin' Halloween Parade

Nov 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decision 2010
STATEWIDE/STATE SENATE RACES
Nov 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decision 2010
ASSEMBLY RACES
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/25/10 to 10/31/10)
Monday, Oct. 25 Josef Rodriguez was arrested at the intersection of 57th Road and 61st Street for reckless driving by Officer Babayev. Christopher Nardone was arrested at 78-20 76th Street for tres...
Nov 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth Lions raise laughs & funds
Nearly 150 people packed the St. Stanislaus School Hall in Maspeth on Saturday night for a comedy show and dance called “The Honeymoaners,” to raise money for the Maspeth Lions Club. The Maspeth Li...
Oct 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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15th State Senatorial District: Vote Joseph Addabbo, Jr.
In his first term in office Senator Joe Addabbo Jr. has proved that conscientious, hard-working lawmakers can turn this state around, if we give them the chance. Addabbo deserves another two years ...
Oct 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kane, dedicated to youth baseball, passes away
Bob Kane, a Maspeth icon for eight decades, passed away Saturday at the age of 90. A lifelong Maspethite and sports legend, Kane spent most of his adult time making sure youngsters in Queens were i...
Oct 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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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) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday against accepting a nuclear deal with Iran that would be a "countdown to a potential nuclear nightmare" by a country that "will always be an enemy of America". "If the deal now being negotiated is accepted by Iran, that deal will not prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons - it will all but guarantee that Iran will get those nuclear weapons, lots of them," the Israeli leader said in a 39-minute speech to the U.S. Congress that offered a point-by-point critique of Obama's Iran diplomacy.


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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 pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return following an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid on the Statehouse.


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France said Western powers agreed on Tuesday that a "strong reaction" would be necessary from the international community if a ceasefire in Ukraine agreed last month was violated. The statement from the office of President Francois Hollande came after leaders of France, Britain, the United States, Germany and Italy, as well as the head of the European Council, discussed the Ukraine crisis in a video conference. "They have agreed that a strong reaction from the international community would be necessary in case of a major breach of the process put in place in Minsk," said the statement about the deal signed on Feb 12.
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