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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 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 | 44 44 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 | 88 88 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 | 108 108 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 | 145 145 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 | 178 178 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 | 212 212 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 | 272 272 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 | 280 280 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 | 260 260 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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The ‘Place’ To Be: ‘BOB’S PLACE’ in Floral Park
As the weather gets inevitably colder and colder, we tend to seek heartier and heartier food to warm us up and keep us cozy. Can’t think of a more inviting place to do so than at BOB’S PLACE.
Oct 27, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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New O’Neill’s Chef Already Aging Well
Folks, there’s something going on in the basement of O’NEILL’S you really should know about, and we’re here to tell you about it! In an effort to continue to provide their loyal patrons with the ul...
Oct 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mixed Martial Arts Hits Queens
Sport growing in popularity
Oct 13, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Restaurant Week Preview: Deluge
Classy Flushing restaurant delivers
Oct 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Symphony announces plans for upcoming season
57th season begins this fall
Oct 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dr. Joe Catanello is a man with a plan
Brooklyn/Queens CYO director taking program on a new turn
Oct 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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London Lennies, Peter Franus team up for wine tasting
Subtlety, nuance, intrigue - these words aren’t ripped from the pages of a mystery novel. They’re about the taste of wine. Brad Haskel, wine director of London Lennies Seafood Restaurant in Rego Pa...
Sep 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Culture Spot: Sweet Afton, a break from the norm
Sweet Afton isn’t a typical Irish pub. You won’t find gimmicky shamrocks in the windows, antique shillelaghs on the walls, or obtrusive TV screens showing the big game. It’s a cozy, sophisticated g...
Sep 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Salvatore LaRussa dances back to MidVille
Opens new dance theater
Sep 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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“The Lacey Study,” Brooklyn’s new sound comedy
Radio Serial Debut
Sep 18, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Culture Spot: Off The Vine brings bold flavor to Astoria, one bottle at a time
Wine tastings all weekend to celebrate first year
Sep 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Book Festival biggest ever
Great weather and great books draw large turnout
Sep 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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WLIW chefs come together for an evening of fine food and wine
New York City foodies got the chance to mingle with some of public television's biggest cooking celebrities at WLIW 21's Autumn Gourmet Classic at The Astor Center in Manhattan last week. Jacques P...
Sep 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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WLIW's chefs come together for one evening
Event celebrates great food, wine and, of course, public television
Sep 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Al Pacino on Location
Star to play Kevorkian
Aug 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is telling the anti-tax group Club for Growth that the Senate candidates they've backed recently represent the Republican Party's new leadership.
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A worker checks a machine making blankets for exports at a factory in Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang province, on January 12, 2015China's manufacturing activity contracted for the second straight month in February, the government said on Sunday, a day after the central bank announced an interest rate cut to help stem a slump in the world's second-largest economy. The official Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) came in at 49.9 last month, up a fraction from 49.8 in January, but remaining in contraction. The index, which tracks activity in factories and workshops, is considered a key indicator of the health of China's economy, a major driver of global growth. January's figure had been the first contraction for 27 months and highlighted weakness in the key sector as China's economic growth slows.


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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro addresses the audience at the Diplomatic Centre in Port-of-SpainBy Diego Ore and Brian Ellsworth CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday his government had detained U.S. citizens, including a pilot, on suspicion of espionage, in a move likely to strain already tense relations between Washington and Caracas. Maduro also said his government would order a reduction in the number of U.S. embassy staff in Caracas and prohibit some U.S. officials from entering Venezuela in retaliation for a similar U.S. measure last year. Venezuela would also require U.S. citizens to obtain visas before visiting, he told a rally. The Venezuelan president, long at odds with Washington, has renewed accusations in recent weeks that the United States is seeking to topple him.


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