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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 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 | 47 47 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 | 91 91 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 | 113 113 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 | 149 149 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 | 182 182 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 | 215 215 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 | 277 277 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 | 284 284 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 | 264 264 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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Snowden issue sure to chill foreign relations
Dear Editor: Now that Russia has granted political asylum to Edward Snowden, this is most certainly going to cause U.S.-Russian relations to become even frostier.With President Obama scheduled to a...
Aug 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vote Jeter!
Dear Editor: Derek Jeter has proven he is a true leader and a role model for our youth. So I say, "Give me a Jeter rather than a Weiner!" Sincerely, Eva Bedell Glen Oaks Village
Aug 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weiner must quit
Dear Editor: With the latest sex scandal revelations, along with the resignation of his campaign manager, it is time for Anthony Weiner to drop out of the mayoral race. With all of this negative pu...
Jul 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks to AG Schneiderman
Dear Editor: The American Lung Association thanks Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for signing a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency in support of the proposed Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emis...
Jul 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why borrow?
Dear Editor: I just heard the secretary of the Treasury complaining about the Republicans' warning that they will not increase the debt limit. He said that millions of Americans will not get paid i...
Jul 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bengali on the ballot
Dear Editor: Assemblyman David Weprin and State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky celebrating that the Board of Elections put Bengali, Punjabi and Hindi on ballots and election material is disappointing. (...
Jul 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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No more free ride for Stringer
Dear Editor: Allow me to add to the always-insightful Strictly Stasi column ("Comptroller Race Just Got a Lot More Interesting") published on July 18. Give former attorney general and governor Elli...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama did the right thing
Dear Editor: I would like to applaud President Obama for speaking out for better race relations in America. He connected his remarks to what happened in the George Zimmerman case, stating "Trayvon ...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hoodies for Obama
Dear Editor: These sycophants of Democratic Liberalism are once again fallaciously projecting the Trayvon Martin incident as racial rather than the self-defense of George Zimmerman. President Barac...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Praise for Con Ed
Dear Editor: As the city suffered through the longest heat wave in over 10 years, Con Edison has been able to keep the electricity flowing even as record demands have been placed on its electric gr...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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On behalf of the library
Dear Editor: Strong libraries equal strong communities. Library lovers across Queens spoke up to support library funding and I am so pleased to announce that the proposed budget cut was restored. Y...
Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
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CSA far from ‘safe’
Dear Editor: The City Council’s passage last week of the inaptly named “Community Safety Act” is a reckless action that will handcuff the police, lead to more drugs and guns on our streets, and par...
Jul 10, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
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Silver won’t go easy
Dear Editor: A majority of New Yorkers, based upon a recent poll, want Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to resign. This has been echoed on the editorial pages of the city’s daily newspapers, yet thi...
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Bam's Ballyhoo
Dear Editor: In regard to the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's National Security Agency's (NSA) Prism surveillance program, I shall defer my analysis until the court rules in the recen...
Jun 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 197 197 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockaway Beach isn’t stronger than Sandy
Dear Editor: At this time of the year, I look forward to going to Rockaway Beach to relax and enjoy the summer. I went to the beach the week after Memorial Day weekend, when the beaches are suppose...
Jun 25, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 206 206 recommendations | email to a friend
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The tech-rich Nasdaq last saw the 5,000 level on March 27, 2000, as it began a steep plunge to below 1,200 two years later as the bubble in technology industry stocks implodedThe benchmark for the Nasdaq exchange is led by Apple, the country's largest listed company by market value, Google, Microsoft and Facebook. Monday's gains came on a strong day for US equities following a stream of merger announcements, including the $16.7 billion acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor by NXP Semiconductor, in a deal that links two Nasdaq companies. Unlike in 2000, many leading Nasdaq companies are now profitable and many are in lucrative emerging industries, such as mobile technology and social networking.


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US Secretary of State John Kerry (right) shakes hand with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov prior to a meeting in Geneva, on March 2, 2015The US and Russian foreign ministers expressed cautious optimism after holding talks in Geneva Monday to end fighting in Ukraine, where the UN says more than 6,000 people have died in less than a year. The meeting between John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov in Geneva was just one of several attempts at mediation on the conflict Monday, as high-stakes talks to resolve a bitter gas dispute between Kiev and Moscow were also due in Brussels. Speaking separately after their 80-minute meeting, Kerry and Lavrov both cautiously said a February 15 ceasefire was on the right track, despite repeated breaches of the peace deal that have left hundreds dead.


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HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban socialite who emptied her bank account and sold her diamond jewelry to support Fidel Castro when he was a little-known insurgent, has died. Natalia Revuelta Clews was 89.
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