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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 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 | 59 59 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 | 104 104 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 | 122 122 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 | 158 158 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 | 191 191 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 | 224 224 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 | 286 286 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 | 296 296 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 | 277 277 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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MTA needs more Rockaway buses
Dear Editor: The A train has been out of service since Superstorm Sandy devastated many areas of the Rockaways. So I’ve been taking the Q52 bus to get home. Based on my observations from waiting fo...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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More guns won't stop the violence
Dear Editor: The idea of solving violence committed with firearms by increasing the amount of firearms is as idiotic as offering a drowning man a glass of water to relieve his thirst. The NRA's Way...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congress green lights gun carnage

Dear Editor:
 The Senate's rejection of expanded background checks for gun buyers was an act of cowardice and a catalyst for carnage. Those 46 senators who voted against it gave a green light to th...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Honor the wishes of the people in the 19th CD
Dear Editor: It is very important that the projects that were approved for funding in Councilman Daniel Halloran’s district under the participatory budgeting (PB) project be allocated those monies....
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good 'Point': help Amtrak grow and thrive
Dear Editor: "Amtrak ridership growth" (Illustrating a Point - March 28th edition) confirms why real long-term solutions are worthwhile. If only our elected officials would support decisive action,...
Apr 18, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't believe the hype, or SuperPACs
Dear Editor: Last week, an ad attacking Speaker Christine Quinn and her campaign for mayor was released by what is known as a SuperPAC. While we’ve all been hearing about SuperPACs for years now, t...
Apr 18, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ticket surcharge should be used for speed cameras
Dear Editor: I find it quite disturbing the state's new budget calls for a surcharge on speeding tickets and that the extra money would go back to the state and not used for more speed cameras. I l...
Apr 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proposal for tennis stadium makes sense
Dear Editor: I was so very pleased with your editorial on the West Side Tennis Club and the comprehensive excellent proposals made for its use. This club is such a beautiful venue and perfect for c...
Apr 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Co-op & Condo Task Force is on the way
Dear Editor: On March 28, the Bay Terrace Community Alliance hosted an informative and lively Queens borough president candidates forum. It was standing room only at the Clearview Park Golf Course ...
Apr 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clinton award deserved
Dear Editor: There appeared in the 3/26 edition an interesting dichotomy of opinions concerning an earlier letter by Nicholas Zizelis. The letter in question was in the 3/7 edition titled “GOP stra...
Apr 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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There was someone missing from beep debate
Dear Editor: Why was there no Republican candidate for Queens borough president present at "Candidates in Queens beep race meet in Bayside" (Andrew Shilling - April 4)? Will either former GOP counc...
Apr 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get veterans the benefits they deserve
Dear Editor: The veterans who have and are returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq should not have to wait for any extended period to receive their well-earned and much-deserved benefits. These br...
Apr 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let USTA Expand
Dear Editor: In preparation for the recent Community Board 7 meeting about the U. S. Tennis Association expansion plans, I had read several news articles and opinion letters in local papers. Most o...
Apr 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Support The Fair Tax
Dear Editor: It is time to file my Federal Income Tax return. That means hours spent gathering information and working with tax software or a preparation service to guide me through the maze of reg...
Apr 04, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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A memorable night of music in Forest Hills
Dear Editor: I would just like to comment briefly about your editorial in the March 14th edition titled "Sensible Concerts at Forest Hills (FH) Tennis Stadium." I would agree totally with the main ...
Mar 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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The plane reportedly carrying two Australian drug smugglers on death row, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, sits at Cilacap airport in Central Java following a flight from Bali on March 4, 2015Two Australian drug smugglers were transferred Wednesday to an Indonesian island where they will be executed, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia was "revolted" by their looming deaths after frantic diplomatic efforts to save them. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the so-called "Bali Nine" drug smuggling gang, were woken and given a few minutes to get ready before leaving Bali's Kerobokan jail in the early hours, said local justice ministry official Nyoman Putra Surya. The men, sentenced to death in 2006 for trying to smuggle heroin out of Indonesia, said "thank you" before leaving, and "we handcuffed them and they were quiet", he added. Michael Chan attempted to see his brother Andrew before the transfer but prison officials denied him entry, with Surya saying the decision was taken because "today is not visiting day".


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A man who jumped off San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to try to take his own life says was kept afloat by a sea lionA man who jumped off San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to try to take his own life and was kept afloat by a sea lion said Wednesday suicide prevention was now his life's work. Kevin Hines, in Australia to speak at several conferences, was a teenager struggling with mental illness and depression when he jumped off the famous bridge in 2000. Hines later spoke to a man who had been on the bridge that day and who had seen that it was not a shark but a sea lion.


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Secretary of State John Kerry gestures during a news conference after he delivered remarks to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, March 2, 2015, in Geneva. Kerry discussed ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran, and tensions with Russia over Ukraine. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Undeterred by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scathing speech against an Iran nuclear deal, U.S. and Iranian negotiators have resumed work on an agreement meant to crimp Iran's atomic program in exchange for sanctions relief.


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