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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 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 | 47 47 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 | 92 92 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 | 113 113 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 | 149 149 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 | 182 182 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 | 215 215 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 | 277 277 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 | 285 285 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 | 264 264 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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Wunderbar: LIC’s Wunderful Winter Retreat
The Culture Spot
Jan 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Calling all Queens beauties
Looking for the faces of Queens Fashion Week
Jan 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Review: BAM's production of "As You Like It"
Just as you like Shakespeare
Jan 19, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Giving back has never looked so good
Brooklyn's RoseMarie Reyes has dreams of helping close to home
Jan 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Review: Edible Queens
New mag takes bite out of the Big Apple’s outer-borough eats
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Overlooked New Yorkers: Zina Saunders Takes a Closer Look
Passionate People
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Brooklyn’s Best: 4 Restaurants Worth Trekking To
The Culture Spot
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Heavy Metal
Bold Jewelry For Fearless Women
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Have a Rockin’ New Year’s Eve in Brooklyn and Queens
Don’t have New Year’s Eve plans yet? Forget standing out in the frigid weather waiting for the ball to drop in Times Square unless you want to go into 2010 as an ice cube. There’s a lot going on in...
Dec 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Austin's Ale House fetes local art school
For Kew Gardens resident Liana Shemper, it’s very much a labor of love, the top notch art school she’s been running out of a private studio for twenty years now. For the students fortunate enough t...
Dec 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Band of Businesses
In Astoria, biz owners weather the recession together
Dec 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guilt-Free Shopping
Gifts everyone (including the giver) can feel good about
Dec 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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An Atlas for Smart Shopping at Atlas Park
BY HOLLY TSANG htsang@queensledger.com Avoid the typical mall crowds this holiday season by heading over to the The Shops at Atlas Park, Glendale’s spacious outdoor shopping center. Between shoppin...
Dec 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Culture Spot: Red Hook’s Fort Defiance
Newcomer Fort Defiance is certainly filling a niche in the burgeoning, albeit isolated, Red Hook bar scene. Owned by St. John Frizell, a former Pegu Club bartender, the café-bar’s focus is clearly ...
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Play'-ing By My Own Rules
Playwright Takes On Asian Stereotypes
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A popular California school teacher hanged herself in her classroom Monday and was found by students arriving for their morning lessons, police saidA popular California school teacher hanged herself in her classroom Monday and was found by students arriving for their morning lessons, police said. Jillian Jacobson, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene at El Dorado High School in Placentia, some 30 miles (50 km) southeast of Los Angeles, said a spokesman. Students and another teacher got her down to the floor before calling 911, said Placentia police spokesman Eric Point.


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FILE - In this March 15, 2014 file photo, Linda Perry, left, and Sara Gilbert arrive at L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center "An Evening with Women" Kick Off Concert Event in West Hollywood, Calif. Gilbert shared the news of her new baby on “The Talk.” Co-host Julie Chen announced on the Monday, March 2, 2015, episode that Gilbert welcomed a son, Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry, over the weekend, her first with wife, Perry. (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sara Gilbert shared the news of her new baby on "The Talk."


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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, Linda Bultema leaves the Costco store in Kalamazoo, Mich. Costco on Monday, March 2, 2015 said it struck a deal for Citi to be the exclusive issuer of its co-branded credit cards, with Visa replacing American Express as the card network. (AP Photo/Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive Media Group, Mark Bugnaski, File) ALL LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION INTERNET OUTNEW YORK (AP) — If you're shopping at Costco, you'll need a new credit card to pay for those family-sized packs of chicken breasts or toilet paper.


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