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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 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 | 45 45 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 | 89 89 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 | 111 111 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 | 146 146 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 | 179 179 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 | 213 213 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 | 273 273 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 | 282 282 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 | 261 261 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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What we can teach the rest of the nation
Dear Editor: I was so proud to be a resident of Eastern Queens when I participated in a candlelight vigil, organized by local civic leaders, to honor the memory of the victims of the tragic shootin...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Show your support for Newtown Plaza
Dear Editor: The triangular intersection of Newtown Avenue and 30th Avenue is one of the most dangerous for pedestrians in all of Queens. It's an expanse of asphalt that drivers speed through using...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where's the action on electric bikes?
Dear Editor: Must we wait until someone dies? I am an avid cyclist and am extremely angry that nothing is being done about electric bikes. I work and walk on Queens Blvd. and 67th Ave., and e-bikes...
Aug 22, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Neighborhood doesn’t need a Walgreens
Dear Editor: The attempt by Walgreens to impose its will on my community without caring what we residents need (“Brooklyn nabe protests opening of Walgreens” – Aug. 8) is disgraceful. I believe the...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get armed
Dear Editor: It's an all-too-familiar a story: the crime rate seems to be rising, and the stories target women as the victims. And next we see the politicians promoting safety by encouraging "self-...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Audit the Fed!
Dear Editor, This week, the House of Representatives passed Ron Paul's Audit the Fed bill (HR 459). The Senate now needs to pass this bill to audit the Federal Reserve. A GAO report from July 2011 ...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Renew ban on assault rifles
Dear Editor: Since I am not a gun enthusiast my opinions on the subject of guns are personal. Studies have shown that the number of homicides in a country is directly in proportion to the number of...
Aug 17, 2012 | 4 4 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Easy way to save USPS
Dear Editor: As usual, we have the Republicans holding up a vote on the fate of the United States Postal Service's possible default based on a strict and ridiculous law passed in 2006 that forces t...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fund nonprofits with gambling taxes
Dear Editor: State money has dried up to support non-profits that educate and enlighten residents all over New York. This is the third year that state money, which is taxpayer money, has been unava...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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USA! USA! USA!
Dear Editor: Let me give the U.S. women’s gymnastic team kudos for a job well done! These women showed not only skill, but possess a tenacious spirit that was undaunted by the world's Olympic compe...
Aug 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stand up and be counted
Dear Editor: If gays, lesbians and transgender people can come out of the closet and be accepted as part of mainstream America, so too can the 132,953 Queens and 123,213 Kings County registered Rep...
Aug 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glad to see statue go
Dear Editor: I am pleased to know that there are efforts to remove the statue "Civic Virtue" from the prominent position it now holds at the corner of Union Turnpike and Queens Boulevard in Kew Gar...
Aug 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for library funding
Dear Editor: On behalf of all the Friends of Queens Library, we would like to thank Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York City Council for adopting a budget this year that saves our library and ...
Aug 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop the NRA to court
Dear Editor: The Colorado gun nut that killed at least 12 people and wounded 60 others did not act alone. He had an enabler: the National Rifle Association. James Holmes was able to purchase four a...
Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Make us proud in 2012
Dear Editor: As the Summer Olympic Games begin later this week in London, we should wish our young Olympians from America the very best, and hope that they will bring home some medals, whether they...
Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at his office, in central Athens, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Varoufakis said that Greece intends to start discussions with its European partners and creditors on debt rescheduling in order to make the country’s massive debt sustainable. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are "in a different league" and will need discussion with Greece's creditors, the country's finance minister said.


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Sri Lanka's batsman Kumar Sangakkara (C) survives a run-out chance as England's Eoin Morgan (L) and James Anderson react, during their Cricket World Cup Pool A match in Wellington, on March 1, 2015Sri Lanka inflicted England's third crushing defeat by a Test nation at this World Cup with a nine-wicket win on Sunday that left their opponents' quarter-final hopes hanging by a thread as Pakistan looked to revive their bid for a place in the last eight. Chasing 310 for victory, Sri Lanka cruised to a seemingly stiff target with 16 balls to spare as Lahiru Thirimanne, who ended the match with a six off Chris Woakes to be 139 not out, and Kumar Sangakkara (117 not out) shared an unbroken partnership of 212 for the second wicket in Wellington. Yet Sangakkara insisted he still planned to retire from white-ball cricket after the World Cup as he was "getting old". England opened this World Cup with a 111-run loss to Australia before suffering an even more humiliating eight-wicket defeat by New Zealand, the other tournament co-hosts.


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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a ceremony commemorating the 26th anniversary of El Caracazo, a deadly popular revolt, in Caracas on February 28, 2015President Nicolas Maduro plans to limit the US diplomatic presence in Venezuela and require American tourists to obtain visas, in a sign of growing tensions between the two countries. Maduro has intensified in recent months his allegations of coup and assassination plans -- often purportedly backed by the United States -- as he faces a deep economic crisis and a sharp drop in popularity. "In order to protect our country... I have decided to implement a system of compulsory visas for all Americans entering Venezuela," he told supporters. Under the new measures, Venezuela will start charging tourists the same visa fees the United States asks of Venezuelans, though it was unclear when the plan would be implemented.


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