blog roll
our featured bloggers
Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 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 | 23 23 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 | 66 66 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 | 85 85 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 | 123 123 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 | 154 154 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 | 189 189 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 | 250 250 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 | 259 259 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 | 243 243 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...

more blogs

arts and entertainmemt
The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever
“Lord of the Flies” meets “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” in this family friendly musical production with an all-children cast. On the weekend of May 18 and 19, The Garden Players, an after-school drama ...
May 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 246 246 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
"Let's Hear it For Queens"
Queens musical pays tribute to the borough
May 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 199 199 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Young artists flock to Ridgewood
A group of young artists assembled on Seneca Avenue in Ridgewood on Friday night their work and new ideas with a vibrant and raw enthusiasm. Fred Valentine, owner of Valentine Gallery at 464 Seneca...
May 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 199 199 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Goldberg Reviews at the Tribeca Film Festival
Cutie and the Boxer “Cutie and the Boxer” is an enduring love story between Ushio and Noriko Shinohara who have been married for 40 years, and struggle through the trials and tribulations of Ushio'...
May 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 179 179 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Sakura Matsuri Festival
To most New Yorkers, spring is a brief three-week stint when the temperature rises to the mere 50s, brutal allergies kick in and we get to shed our puffy coats we’ve been lugging around for the las...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 187 187 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Goldberg Reviews: Mistaken for Strangers
The Tribeca Film Festival opened on Wednesday night with “Mistaken for Strangers”, a film directed by Tom Berninger, brother rock and roll front man, Matt Berninger. While one of the most successfu...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Goldberg Reviews: To The Wonder
Story told through visuals falls flat
Apr 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Brooklyn-based Texas duo releases first album
Q&A with the Bushwick-based rock band We Are The Wilderness
Apr 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Goldberg Reviews: It’s A Disaster
It's A Disaster throws a monkey wrench into a couples’ Sunday brunch when a dirty bomb and gas attack hits town. Rachel Boston, Kevin Brennan and David Cross play in a group of seemingly normal peo...
Apr 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Army-styled Fitness Club Coming to Queens
Pharaoh's Army Fitness Club is the newest contender on Queens Boulevard
Apr 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Goldberg Reviews: Somebody Up There Likes Me
Somebody Up There Likes Me is a dark comedy, filled with cynicism about marriage and family. Keith Poulson plays Max, a man who never ages due to a mystical piece of luggage that deceptively keeps ...
Mar 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A history of Forest Hills in pictures
Nicholas Hirshon’s new book “Images of America: Forest Hills”
Mar 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Goldberg Reviews: Admission
Q and A with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd about a comedy that takes on the serious issue of parenting
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Goldberg Reviews: Reality
Director Matteo Garrone casts convicted murderer as the lead in this award winning film
Mar 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Artists interpret the crucifix
In the midst of a vast cultural melting pot in Williamsburg, a pastor is seeking a way to break down barriers and invite a search for commonality through art. The ¡Crucificado! Art Show at St. Paul...
Mar 13, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

The four-month reprieve for Greece won overwhelming backing in Germany's lower house of parliamentGerman lawmakers approved Greece's hard-won bailout extension Friday in a move the finance minister called "not easy" but necessary, removing the last hurdle to keep crucial international aid flowing to Athens. Despite scepticism in Europe's top economy, the four-month reprieve for Greece won overwhelming backing as expected in the lower house of parliament where Chancellor Angela Merkel's left-right coalition commands a crushing majority. Germany's deeply pro-European Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble had vigorously urged MPs to approve the breathing space for debt-wracked Greece, stressing Athens must also live up to its promises.


2015-02-27 08:27:34 -0500

China is the world's largest consumer of illegal ivory, according to conservationistsBeijing has imposed a one-year ban on imports of ivory carvings, but questions remained Friday on its effect on rising Chinese demand, which critics say could push wild African elephants to extinction within a generation. The move comes days ahead of a visit to China by Britain's Prince William, who has campaigned against illegal wildlife trafficking and is expected to speak on the issue during a stop in the southwestern province of Yunnan next Wednesday. The measure took effect Thursday and was announced by China's State Forestry Administration in a statement posted on its website. China is a signatory to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), but conservationists say it is the world's largest consumer of illegal ivory, with skyrocketing demand leading to the slaughter of tens of thousands of African elephants each year.


2015-02-27 08:25:36 -0500
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of the most-wanted drug lords and who once terrorized western Michoacan state, was captured early Friday federal police, according to a Mexican official.
2015-02-27 08:22:39 -0500