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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 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 | 53 53 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 | 99 99 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 | 118 118 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 | 154 154 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 | 187 187 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 | 220 220 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 | 282 282 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 | 291 291 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 | 271 271 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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Defining a "mandate"
Dear Editor: “Mandate” may be one of the most intentionally, or unconsciously, abused directives. There are mandates and then there are mandates. In the 2010 election, the House of Representatives ...
Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congrats to Dolan!
Dear Editor: It was very heartening to hear the news that Pope Benedict XVI has elevated New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan to the status of Cardinal. All New Yorkers should be very happy with this ...
Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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City not in biz of helping small biz
Dear Editor: This mayor is supposed to be the "Businessman Mayor," Someone who is more attuned to the private sector and as such knows that small businesses are the greatest drivers of the economy....
Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP rhetoric wearing thin
Dear Editor: The elections are eleven months away, and the people I speak to are really getting tired of nothing coming from the Republican campaigners but negative remarks about President Obama. W...
Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferry service the future of mass transit
Dear Editor: The December 22nd article concerning the six-month anniversary of the East River Ferry confirms that our waterways are an underutilized natural asset. Most of our existing public trans...
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Republicans can't let go of the past
Dear Editor: The main problem with the Republicans is that they are focused on validating Bush's economic and foreign policies that just didn't go far enough. The Republican's singular electoral st...
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome home troops
Dear Editor: As the holiday season continues, it is very gratifying to know that many of our brave men and women who have been fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan are coming home. Every single America...
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Economy a reflection of our culture
Dear Editor: America’s economic decline is linked to, and perhaps was precipitated, by the decline of our culture. The significant components of our culture, our sense of honor, humility and the de...
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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City needs to clean eyesore
Dear Editor: The Auburndale Improvement Association has received many complaints about a group of four two-family homes that were built several years ago at 47th Avenue and 198th Street. They have ...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Now we can fight the real battles
Dear Editor: Finally, our troops are out of Iraq without the oil which precipitated the phony invasion and without the lives of our 4,000 men and women unknowingly fighting and dying for it. We era...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Critics of OWS are fooling themselves
Dear Editor: What is it about with avid Occupy Wall Street haters? What blinds them from seeing what OWS is all about? Why is it so difficult for some to comprehend the outrageous disparity of weal...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Last thoughts on Pat Dolan
Dear Editor: I feel it is safe to say that all of us involved in community life appreciate the enormous contributions of Pat Dolan. As someone who knew Pat Dolan, I was very unhappy that a temporar...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kudos to Grover Cleveland HS
Dear Editor: I would like to thank the students and staff at Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood for a wonderful evening last Friday night. The school hosted a Winter Wonderland for students ...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYC needs to oppose hydroracking
Dear Editor: People concerned with the city’s drinking water and the state’s environment need to comment on the Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) draft hydraulic fracturing permittin...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. is headed down the wrong path
Dear Editor: The world as I know it is over. Calls for higher taxes and more entitlements in the name of “fairness” leads me to ask how much of my private wealth is community property? The number o...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this April 30, 2014, file photo, former Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox speaks to reporters on the floor of the House Chamber at the Statehouse in Providence, R.I. Fox has been charged with bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return according to court documents unsealed Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Fox is accused of receiving tens of thousands of dollars to help grant a liquor license to a bar near Brown University when he served as vice chairman of the Board of Licenses. The investigation began when the FBI, Internal Revenue Service and state police raided Fox's home and Statehouse office March 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former House Speaker Gordon Fox was charged and agreed to plead guilty to bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return following an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid on the Statehouse, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday.


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IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Federal agents raided more than a dozen homes Tuesday in a crackdown on an industry that helps wealthy, pregnant Chinese women travel to the U.S. to give birth to American babies.
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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) arrives to speak at a news conferenceBy David Lawder and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner cleared the way for a vote as soon as Tuesday on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the fiscal year, dealing a blow to conservative Republicans who wanted to include language blocking President Barack Obama's immigration actions. If successful, the vote would end a legislative standoff that began late last year over security funding and Obama's immigration actions, which have been put on hold by the courts. Obama and Democrats have backed a so-called clean funding bill passed by the Senate, and Senate Democrats have repeatedly blocked a House-passed bill that includes the immigration provisions.


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