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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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Singer-songwriter Kat Quinn finds her place in Astoria
Kat Quinn moved to Astoria three years ago when she was told her music wasn’t country enough for Nashville. After discovering her talent for playing guitar and writing music while attending the Uni...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eric Zayne sings about his most inspiring city
Eric Zayne calls nowhere home. On his lifelong travels that span from California to Asia and Africa, the worldly artist pays homage to New York City in his most recent album AutobiograMe. Born in C...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with members from Cold Beer and Broads
Larry Studnicky has always heard music playing in his head. Although this was something he ignored through most of his early adulthood, after earning a law degree and starting a family, he has sinc...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn’s 5j Barrow
This folk sextuplet has been together a little over a year, and now with their debut album finally on shelves, 5j Barrow is now preparing to hit the road and take their music beyond NYC. Spawned fr...
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tribute to the good ole days of rock and roll
Q&A with Brooklyn-born Steven Chera
Aug 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with the frontman of Brooklyn’s Ten Ton Man
It took a tragedy for Paul Livornese to discover his passion in life. It was after his father passed away that he decided to form the band Ten Ton Man, a vehicle for the first time to express his m...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Out of This World
Rachel Mason blurs the line between music and art
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marc Broussard and Secret Someones play Brooklyn Bowl
Seemingly mismatched bill makes for a perfect mix
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Bully is back!
Queens' own headlines Impact Wrestling’s return to NYC
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thousands flock to Northside Festival for music, art and film
CHVRCHES lights up concert at sundown in McCarren Park
Jun 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monae delivers best Prospect Park summer opener yet
Celebrate Brooklyn! attracts thousands with free concert
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Andre Mistier aka The Adversary
Andre Mistier has spent time in both the rock and digital music worlds, and has found his own voice through his alter-ego The Adversary. Growing up in both the Upper West Side and numerous small vi...
Jun 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn’s Karen Bernod
Karen Bernod was born and raised in the projects of Bedford-Stuyvesant. As a child she spent her spare time singing to her favorite musicians in the mirror and performing at school talent shows. Af...
May 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn’s Emily Danger
Emily “Danger” Nicholas moved to New York City from Bakersfield, California, to peruse a career in music, however she never thought she would be touring with a band and playing music festivals like...
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn-based Midnight Moan set to release first LP
It has been a little more than two years since guitarist Brian Baker joined his friend in New York City and formed the band Midnight Moan. Put together through their mutual love and dedication to t...
May 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ukraine's central bank announces plans to raise its benchmark refinancing rate to 30 percent from 19.5 percentUkraine's central bank moved to shore up the country's battered currency Tuesday by hiking interest rates to 30 percent as the government pushed through draconian reforms needed to clinch another IMF bailout. The bank said the eye-popping jump in the benchmark refinancing rate, from a current 19.5 percent, was aimed at "stabilising the macro-economic situation" pending the IMF's decision on a $17.5-billion loan needed to save Ukraine from bankruptcy. Ukraine's currency and economy have tanked over the past year as government forces fight a bloody war with pro-Russian separatists in the east. London-based Capital Economics research company called the interest rate increase a "last-ditch attempt to regain control of the currency".


2015-03-03 13:45:43 -0500

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif gesture as they arrive to resume nuclear negotiations in MontreuxWASHINGTON (AP) — In a speech that stirred political controversy in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would "all but guarantee" that Tehran gets nuclear weapons to the detriment of the entire world.


2015-03-03 13:40:44 -0500

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife. On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, Peterson is expected in court at the Randolph Couty Courthouse in Chester, Ill., for a preliminary hearing on charges that he tried to hire someone to kill the Will County prosecutor who helped put him in state prison. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Drew Peterson, a former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife's disappearance, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison.


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