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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 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 | 59 59 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 | 104 104 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 | 122 122 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 | 158 158 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 | 191 191 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 | 224 224 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 | 286 286 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 | 297 297 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 | 277 277 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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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/22/11-8/28/11)
Monday, Aug. 22 Shaun Szaraz was arrested at 66-81 74th Street for burglary by Detective Clifford. Magda Guzman was arrested at the intersection of Cooper and Cypress avenues for aggravated unlicen...
Aug 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another attempt to slow traffic on Doran Ave
In the wake of having a speed bump proposal turned down by the Department of Transportation (DOT), another idea has been offered to Glendale residents to deter speeding on Doran Avenue. Councilwoma...
Aug 30, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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City weathers wrath of Irene
Hurricane Irene had many in trepidation as her presence loomed ominously over New York. But on Sunday, New Yorkers awoke to find themselves spared – for the most part. The storm, which whirled its ...
Aug 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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City weathers wrath of Irene
Hurricane Irene had many in trepidation as her presence loomed ominously over New York. But on Sunday, New Yorkers awoke to find themselves spared – for the most part. The storm, which whirled its ...
Aug 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/15/11-8/21/11)
Monday, Aug. 15 Allan Vega was arrested at the intersection of Bleecker Street and Forest Avenue for petit larceny by Officer Hopson. Tuesday, Aug. 16 Richard Kump was arrested at 70-17 57t Drive f...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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9/11 memorial in Maspeth
Residents of Maspeth are invited to attend a World Trade Center Memorial Ceremony on Friday, September 9, at 11 a.m. at Maspeth Memorial Park, located at 69th Street and Grand Avenue. Honored will ...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth kids make a few bucks on Grand Avenue
The dog days of summer didn't stop a few tweens in Maspeth from getting motivated. Diana Rodriguez, 12, Esperanza Cantillo, 12, Nicole Rodriguez, 10 and Scott Stegman, 11, set up shop several days ...
Aug 23, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
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No more foul-smelling freight trains for residents
Residents in Middle Village won't have to hold their noses or cover their ears anymore when a freight train stops near their home. The freight train hook-up, located just northeast of 69th Place in...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Earthquake felt across Queens
Tremors from an estimated 5.8-magnitude earthquake centered just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia, on Tuesday, August 23, were felt across New York City. Employees and residents flooded neighbo...
Aug 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dept. of Sanitation salt spreader suspended mid-air after crashing through second story wall in Maspeth
Aug 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/8/11-8/14/11)
Monday, August 8 Nubia Mantilla was arrested at 581 Fairview Avenue for menacing by Officer McKevitt. Brandon Rodriguez was arrested 69-56 Caldwell Avenue for menacing by Officer Arata. Tuesday, Au...
Aug 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maspeth car break-ins cause concern
Maspeth residents need to be especially careful when locking up their cars at night. For the past month, there has been an outburst of car break-ins in West Maspeth. “It's a recent rash,”said Rosem...
Aug 16, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crowley holds back to school drive
Maspeth hopes to secure funding for future extracurricular programs
Aug 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Verizon and the unions get a bad connection
Union workers on strike
Aug 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (8/1/11-8/7/11)
Monday, August 1 Carlo Castillo was arrested at 811 Seneca Avenue for assault by Officer Winter. Glenn Burton was arrested at 63-30 75th Place for assault by Detective Spagnola. Melvin Gomez was ar...
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Fresh from the latest round of Iran nuclear negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Saudi Arabia to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging deal and discuss ways to calm instability in troubled Yemen and other Mideast nations.
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More than 3,500 people have died in the past year attempting to reach Italy by boat from North Africa, according to the the UN refugee agencyA boat transporting migrants has capsized off Sicily, killing at least 10 people, while scores were rescued, the Italian coastguard said Wednesday. Hundreds of people have died in recent months as waves of migrants from North Africa and Middle East conflict zones attempt to reach Europe, prompting criticism of rescue efforts. Italy's coastguard said it has carried out seven rescue operations in less than 24 hours, saving 941 migrants in the Strait of Sicily, which separates the Italian island from the North African coast. The UN refugee agency UNHCR has urged the European Union to do more to save migrant lives after a string of tragedies in the Mediterranean.


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FILE - This undated file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013, by the FBI shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Opening statements are scheduled Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Tsarnaev's federal death penalty trial for allegedly conspiring with his brother to place twin bombs near the finish line of the race, killing three and injuring 260 people. (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)BOSTON (AP) — Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial.


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