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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 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 | 46 46 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 | 90 90 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 | 112 112 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 | 147 147 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 | 180 180 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 | 214 214 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 | 275 275 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 | 283 283 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 | 262 262 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 CATCH A SUMMER FLICK
Most folks, when they think of summer movies, think of blockbuster action-flicks like “TRANSFORMERS” or sophomoric comedies like “BRUNO” or “THE HANGOVER.” Not us...
Aug 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 310 310 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO FIND SOME GREAT ICE CREAM
“I scream, you scream, we ALL scream for ICE CREAM!”
Jul 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST THINGS ABOUT THE FEAST OF MT. CARMEL
Far from just a Brooklyn event, folks flock to Williamsburg for the Feast of Mt. Carmel each July from as far away as Long Island, Florida, California, even Italy!
Jul 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES FOR 4th of JULY SHOPPING
Yes, folks, it’s that time of year where we all get to be “Yankee Doodle Dandies” and celebrate yet another birthday of this great nation of ours (our 233rd for those keeping score at home).
Jul 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST FATHER’S DAY IDEAS TO KEEP IN MIND
Probably our favorite thing about Father’s Day is how it gets here just about the time summer does (in fact, this year Father’s Day, June 21st, is actually the very first day of summer!)
Jun 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUR ANNUAL KIDS' SUMMER FUN GUIDE!
Our top recommendations as to how your kids should be spending their summer.
Jun 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST “BASEBALL PEOPLE” WE’VE COME TO ADMIRE
Well, as our pennant races start taking shape (or at least our All-Star balloting), we find ourselves getting drawn deeper and deeper into our national pastime...
Jun 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES FOR “A DAY AT THE RACES”
Well, no Triple Crown candidate this year, but it has been kind of an exciting season, wouldn’t you say?
May 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO DINE “AL FRESCO”
We figured this the perfect time to highlight a couple of places well-versed in the art of dining “al fresco,” probably the nicest words we’ve heard in a long, long while…
May 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST WAYS TO WOW THE MOM IN YOUR LIFE
As Paul McCartney himself once put it, “What does she get for all the love she gave you?"
May 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HELP REMIND US OF BETTER DAYS
It’s always nice to know that there are a couple of places we can always count on, right? Or some places who see the significance in rekindling the values of a better time...
Apr 22, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST THINGS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR EASTER CELEBRATION
It’s one of the most special times of the year – a time for putting the desolation of winter behind us, a time for embracing a new season, a time of renewed hope for the future.
Apr 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO CATCH A LITTLE OF THAT WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC “FLAVOR”
Here at “BEST OF THE BEST” it’s most definitely whetted our appetite for some of those oh-so-savory international flavors.
Mar 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HEAD FOR ST. PADDY’S DAY
Yes, St. Patrick’s Day is just about here at this point, the one day a year where EVERY-one’s an honorary Irishman...
Mar 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO FIND SOME GREAT BAGELS
We’re always going to love our bagels, wouldn’t you say?
Feb 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2015 file photo, ice forms along the shore of the Manhattan side of the East River in New York where temperatures in the city were in the single digits. For many cities in the Northeast, it was the coldest February on record, and some places recorded the most days of zero or below temperatures. The Manhattan Bridge is in the background. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston.


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A little girl looks out of a voting booth at a polling station in Tallinn, Estonia, on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Estonians are voting for a new Parliament in an election dominated by economic issues and security concerns due to tension in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Liis Treimann)TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Early results showed Estonia's center-right ruling coalition leading Sunday in the country's parliamentary election, which has been dominated by economic issues and security concerns due to Russia's actions in Ukraine.


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Russia's opposition supporters carry portraits of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov during a march in central Moscow on March 1, 2015US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Russia to carry out a "thorough, transparent, real investigation" into the murder of a Russian opposition leader who fiercely criticized President Vladimir Putin. Boris Nemtsov was shot dead in Moscow on Friday, just two days before he was due to lead a major anti-government rally. "The bottom line is that we hope there will be a thorough, transparent, real investigation not just who actually fired the shots, but who if anyone may have ordered or instructed this or been behind this," Kerry, said on ABC television's "This Week" program. Another leading figure in US politics, former Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein, said she did not know if Putin played a possible role in Nemtsov's death.


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