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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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Bag the bag fee
Dear Editor: The new proposal to charge 10 cents per plastic bag at our grocery stores and supermarkets is not feasible or fair. It would be burdensome to our small business owners and costly to ou...
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Building should go
Dear Editor: The Woodhaven Business Improvement District is very concerned with the lack of action since the collapse of the building at 78-19 Jamaica Avenue on April 15. This collapsed building al...
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Detective a coward
Dear Editor: The undercover detective who took part in the vicious attack on the driver of the SUV on the Henry Hudson Parkway should be fired and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Why w...
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Sweet Caroline a sour choice for ambassador.
Dear Editor: Larry Penner's letter in your October 3rd issue was correct; Obama named Caroline Kennedy as ambassador to Japan because of her political clout and personal wealth. Her diplomatic skil...
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Tale of two cities a scary one
Dear Editor: The “tale of two cities" is in essence government confiscation of wealth, via taxation from the “haves” to the “have not's” growing out of control as advocated by mayoral candidate Bil...
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Crashing the Party
Dear Editor: On September 30, about 30 residents and homeowners of 98th Street in Woodhaven inadvertently "crashed" a small soiree sponsored by the local front for the Trust for Public Land. The go...
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Upset about road rage
Dear Editor: The recent incident in which a family were surrounded and chased by motorcyclists is again another reason why road rage needs to be dealt with more aggressively by the NYPD. What right...
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Adios de Blasio
Dear Editor: The Cuban Assets Control Regulations were issued by the U.S. Government on July 8, 1963, under the Trading With the Enemy Act in response to certain hostile actions by the Cuban Govern...
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Freedom from fear
Dear Editor: In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson declared that “all men are created equal.” Equality as understood by the founding fathers leads to liberty and the emancipation of ...
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Run a testament to our first responders
Dear Editor: The annual Tunnel to Towers run ,which was held on Sunday, September 29, to honor the memory of firefighter Steve Siller, again exemplifies how New Yorkers are opening up their hearts....
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Kennedy not qualified, but what's new?
Dear Editor: Caroline Kennedy did not obtain her job as ambassador to Japan by responding to a help wanted ad in the New York Times or taking a Civil Servant Employment Exam. There are better quali...
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The cruelest cut
Dear Editor: I wonder if Pope Francis would call Christian the members of the GOP who decided to cut food stamps while they dine of steaks and wine? Stew Frimer Forest Hills
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A correction
Dear Editor: I just read in your “History of the World” that Geronimo was the last Indian chief to be "captured." He was never captured, he just got tired of fighting and gave up. He was a brillian...
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Sweet memories of Circo's
Dear Editor: The days of autumn and winter are always reminiscent of my childhood in the 1950's and '60's in the Italian-American neighborhoods of Brooklyn. In the fall, just before Thanksgiving, m...
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Time for the payoff
Dear Editor: A photograph speaks volumes. I wonder why Assemblyman David Weprin, standing to the left looking over the shoulder of former council member and Democratic primary winner in Queens Boro...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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