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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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Education system is out of tune
Dear Editor: There are many reasons why our education system is in crisis. Prospective educators are subjected to an oppression-obsessed, feel-good and esteem-ridden curriculum with little emphasis...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote for Joe
Dear Editor: Republican Joe Lhota has just received the nod to run in November for mayor of the greatest city in the country. We need a mayor who is a mayor for all of the people, not just a segmen...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leave PS 229 alone
Dear Editor: This letter is regarding the rezoning of District 24 in Queens. I am concerned specifically about PS 229 and Maspeth, as my children attend PS 229. It is an unsafe and unfair proposal....
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to revisit offshore airport idea
Dear Editor: In view of the increased jet noise over the New York metro area, I thought your readers might be interested in how several large cities in Asia have dealt with this problem. For decade...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legalize it, don't criminalize it
Dear Editor: Comptroller John Liu's support for medical marijuana ("State Must Legalize Medical Marijuana" Guest Oped - September 12) makes sense and should go further. Consumption of marijuana for...
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Never forget
Dear Editor: I'm greatly troubled with some people I have spoken to who believe we must move on from 9/11. Well, I beg to differ. We lost thousands of good people. Husbands lost wives, fathers lost...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Finally, compromise
Dear Editor: The announcement from Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that the U.S. and Russia have finally reached an agreement regarding the turning over of Syrian c...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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School sneed to teach the 'write' stuff
Dear Editor: As millions of students return to school, it's important to stress that while computer technology is an important part of the learning process in the classroom, it is not the only one....
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take the bus
Dear Editor: Tenants at Pomonok Houses in Flushing are griping about the conversion of their parking spaces from free to paid. Here's some advice: stop squawking or move out. Public housing project...
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Subway, where 'R' you?
Dear Editor: GOP mayoral candidate Joe Lhota's promise about extending the R subway line to Staten Island misses the long-forgotten proposed tunnel between 68th Street in Bay Ridge and St. George. ...
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can't 'stand' it!
Dear Editor: Three fruit and vegetable stands ten feet long have opened up on one block on 82nd Street from 37th to Roosevelt avenues in Jackson Heights this summer. We feel 82nd Street is our Fift...
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Nine lives
Dear Editor: The two little kittens that wandered on to the tracks of the subway line must truly have nine lives. If it were not for the care and concern of people who worked in the subway system, ...
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R.I.P. Gus Dear Editor: M
y husband and I have been to the Central Park Zoo many times, but the highlight was always seeing Gus the polar bear do his thing. So it was really sad to read he has passed on. And yet if there is...
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Let's hope Ike's words were prophetic
Dear Editor: With today's political morass, I thought back to my introduction to voting and political parties back in the early 50s. Back then, young people were not as politicly savvy as they are ...
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Don't rush back
Dear Editor: Congress adjourning and leaving Washington for a five-week recess is actually great news. Our civil and economic liberties are continually at risk when any legislative body - be it the...
Sep 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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A woman walks across City Hall as snow falls during a winter storm, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)BOSTON (AP) — After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England is entering March with another round that could push Boston over its 20-year-old snowfall record.


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This undated image shows a frame from a video released Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, by Islamic State militants that purports to show the militant who beheaded of taxi driver Alan Henning . A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria over the past few months bears "striking similarities" to a man who grew up in London, a Muslim lobbying group said Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. Mohammed Emwazi has been identified by news organizations as the masked militant more commonly known as "Jihadi John." London-based CAGE, which works with Muslims in conflict with British intelligence services, said Thursday its research director, Asim Qureshi, saw strong similarities, but because the hood worn by the militant, "there was no way he could be 100 percent certain." (AP Photo)LONDON (AP) — As "Jihadi John," he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in the name of Islamic State and its self-declared caliphate.


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People with Russian national flags march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Thousands converged Sunday in central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia’s beleaguered opposition. They carried flowers, portraits and white signs that said “I am not afraid.” (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)MOSCOW (AP) — For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle on Sunday was a time for silence, not slogans.


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