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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 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 | 21 21 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 | 61 61 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 | 81 81 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 | 119 119 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 | 150 150 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 | 185 185 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 | 246 246 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 | 255 255 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 | 239 239 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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BEST PLACES TO THROW YOUR PARTY
Hey, times may be tough, people, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to forego celebrating the special occasions in our lives, are we?
Feb 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST WAYS TO IMPRESS YOUR VALENTINE
It’s Valentine’s Day, one of the few days of the year (along with Christmas and her birthday) where you make a little bit more of an effort than usual to show your sweetie just how much you care.
Feb 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST WAYS FOR US TO BEAT THE COLD
A lot of the unsolved mysteries of life are probably locked up deep inside whatever happens to us when we sleep.
Feb 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO CATCH THE GAME
Well folks, looks like there’ll be a heck of a lot of hunkering down in front of the tube this winter...
Jan 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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“BEST OF THE NEW” - OPENED IN 2008
January, our first month of the year, is all about the NEW - new starts, new opportunities, new resolve...
Jan 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST OF THE “BEST OF THE BEST”- 2008 (PART TWO)
We continue to take a rather comprehensive look at some of our favorite places throughout Brooklyn and Queens...
Jan 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST OF THE "BEST OF THE BEST"- 2008
Here at “BEST OF THE BEST” we wanted to take a rather comprehensive look at some of our favorite places throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
Dec 30, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS - PART FOUR
Maybe, as we take this opportunity to gather with friends and family, we can at least be grateful for some of the things that we do have...
Dec 25, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS - PART THREE
For the most part, we’re kind of getting through it, wouldn’t you say – or at least putting on a brave face.
Dec 17, 2008 | 1 1 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS - PART TWO
We figured we’d help the cause by showcasing for you a number of favorite places of ours here, where you’re going to get value for your hard-earned American dollars.
Dec 11, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS - PART ONE
Times are tough for all of us, that’s definitely a given this year. But, despite that, don’t we always somehow figure out a way to shower some affection upon the ones we love most?
Dec 04, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST THINGS FOR US TO BE THANKFUL FOR
Sometimes, what with this horrendous economic downturn we’re all going through, it sure does seem like there’s not all that much to be thankful for this year.
Nov 26, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACE$ TO FIND $OME GREAT BARGAIN$
Here at the QUEENS LEDGER/BROOKLYN STAR, we figured it was our civic duty to point out a couple of establishments worthy of showcasing during these difficult times.
Nov 12, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST WAYS TO ENJOY THE NYC MARATHON
We can’t help feeling that the best places from which to view the 26.2 miles of NYC Marathon this Sunday are definitely in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.
Oct 31, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR HALLOWEEN
For the youngest of us, and the young at heart, Halloween can be a real community experience...
Oct 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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An aerial view shows the scene of a double-decker Metrolink train derailment in Oxnard, CaliforniaBy Dana Feldman VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - A driver who was taken into custody after his truck was hit by a Southern California commuter train in a fiery wreck that injured 50 people was released on Thursday after prosecutors declined to file criminal charges, inmate records showed. Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez, 54, was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run after police said they found him walking and talking on a cell phone "in distress" more than a mile from the scene of Tuesday's destruction in Oxnard, California. Oxnard police have said Sanchez-Ramirez was taken into custody for leaving the scene of the crash and that they were investigating whether drugs and alcohol were a factor. "While charges will not be filed at this time, the arrest of Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez by the Oxnard Police Department was clearly appropriate and lawful," prosecutors said.


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Boys play with an unloaded submachine gun given to them by Ukrainian servicemen in the village of Chermalyk, northeast of the eastern Ukrainian port of Mariupol, on February 26, 2015The UN Security Council scheduled an emergency session to discuss the fragile ceasefire in Ukraine on Friday, a year to the day since Russian troops and pro-Moscow forces began seizing ports and cities on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea. The anniversary of the seizure, which triggered the worst standoff in East-West relations since the Cold War, came as the shaky ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels appeared to be holding. Ukraine's military said Thursday it had started withdrawing heavy weapons from the front line, bolstering a peace plan that was meant to come into force on February 15 but only took hold across the conflict zone in recent days. "Ukraine is today (Thursday) beginning the withdrawal of 100mm cannons from the frontline," the army said in a statement.


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By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and five East African countries pledged on Thursday to ease trade flows and set the stage for more U.S. investment, a program that could be extended to other parts of Africa. The agreement commits Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi to cooperate with the United States in customs issues, ease red tape at borders, reduce customs wait times and harmonize trade standards. "We see this agreement and all our work with (East Africa) to date as an important steppingstone, not the final destination," U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said. China's rapid entry into Africa has fueled a rush to the continent by Western and other economies, including India and Brazil, and the region's economy has grown more than 6 percent in the last decade.
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