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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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Not a bad follow-up album at all
This week I was trying to decide between two different musical albums to review. Knowing absolutely nothing about either band, I first picked the one that had a cooler looking album cover. I can’t ...
Nov 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hearts of Gold tackles a women's social issue in style
This past Thursday evening we had the amazing opportunity to attend the Hearts of Gold annual “Hooray for Hollywood” 2010 Gala. Hearts of Gold is a not-for-profit organization that assists single m...
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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'One Ride' well worth taking
The rodeo comes to Queens Theatre in the Park
Nov 04, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foul language and off-color jokes abound
Film Preview: "Circus Maximus" (2010)
Nov 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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All that glitters is in the family
Delali and Kimaathi Haligah, mother-son design duo
Nov 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Better with age, or perhaps just funnier
"RED" (2010)
Oct 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Super Shopping Stop Spotlight: Park Slope
'Eidolon' and 'Two Lovers'
Oct 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jazz greats, grooves and upcoming gigs
The 40th Annual "All Nite Soul" swung through New York City Sunday October 10, 2010 and lasted well into Columbus Day with the sweet and sassy sounds of jazz performed by renowned bands and emergin...
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Revisiting the late, great Max's Kansas City
In 2005, Kansas City adopted "Kansas City" as its official song, dedicating "Goin' To Kansas City Plaza" in the historic 18th and Vine Jazz district. First recorded in 1952 by the R&B Singer, Littl...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's kind of an unfunny movie
Film Review: "It's Kind of a Funny Story" (2010)
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Designer Spotlight at the BQE Design Expo
Angels N Divas, Miz Krafty
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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How can a movie about Facebook be so good?
Movie review: "The Social Network" (2010)
Oct 05, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greed is good; this movie, however, is not
Film review: "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" (2010)
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where Fashion and Culture Come Together
Hispanic Heritage Month soiree brings out beauty in all
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Create: Disenadores De Nueva York, assisting Latino fashion & design small businesses
No matter what industry you are in - entertainment, finance, media or the arts - New York City seems to be where people from all over the world come to live while striving for their career dreams. ...
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 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.


2015-03-03 13:58:57 -0500

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.


2015-03-03 13:58:36 -0500
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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