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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 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 | 57 57 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 | 103 103 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 | 121 121 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 | 157 157 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 | 190 190 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 | 223 223 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 | 285 285 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 | 294 294 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 | 274 274 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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Don't balance budget on backs of seniors
Dear Editor: As members of Congress and President Obama seek a resolution to the nation’s fiscal woes, seniors in New York and around the country must not be sacrificed for the sake of a stronger b...
Aug 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Commuter tax bad for entire region
Dear Editor: Queens Democratic assembly member David Weprin's proposal to introduce a bill in Albany that would implement a 1 percent nonresident commuter tax is disappointing. His proposal sounds ...
Jul 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weiner is a disgrace
Dear Editor: First his account was hacked, then it was a prank that he didn't want to make a federal case of. He was going to hire a firm to investigate, just like O.J. Simpson was going to find ou...
Jun 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fighting cancer, and high costs
Dear Editor: Partisan fighting over skyrocketing Medicare costs has dominated the nation's healthcare discussion, overshadowing critical issues that must be addressed immediately. We need a health ...
Jun 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unfit for office
Dear Editor: One of the most stunning aspects of the Weiner affair is the arrogance of power that we saw on display and have come to expect with many of our elected officials. Weinergate is merely ...
Jun 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sad day for NYPD
Dear Editor: NYPD officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata- who were found innocent of rape charges but guilty of official misconduct- have disgraced the image of what a police officer is expected...
Jun 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Center Mall should pay living wage
Dear Editor: On Saturday May 21st, I attended a Town Hall meeting at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Corona with hundreds of others to demand that the owner of the highly profitable Queens Center Ma...
May 24, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fire company closings would be dangerous
Dear Editor: In an effort to close its current budget gap, last week the Bloomberg Administration announced that it was planning to close the Fire Department's Engine 306 in Bayside. This firehouse...
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Box office nightmare
Dear Editor: It might be simpler to find out the identities of the specific Navy SEALS who participated in the Bin Laden mission that it would be to figure out when the Queens College Kupferberg Ce...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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An adoption story
Dear Editor: New York State has the most antiquated laws concerning adoption and they need to be changed. When a child becomes of legal age they ought to have the right to these records. I have rea...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Revel the fire company closings list!
Dear Editor: What kind of political grandstanding is Mayor Bloomberg pulling now? He is stating that he will not reveal which firehouses will be closed due to the city's budget crisis. Certainly, t...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Inspired by your paper
Dear Editor: I first learned about QR codes from your newspaper. Inspired by it, I made one and started using it when I play in the subway. I am the very first busker (subway musician) to use the Q...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pitch in to keep our streets clean
Dear Editor: Springtime is one of the most beautiful seasons with the flowers blooming and the trees starting to leaf out. It seems that everyone is looking forward to the warmer weather. Unfortuna...
May 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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City's math, reading programs are failing our children
Dear Editor As a parent of a 2nd grader student in District 25, I have observed some disturbing trends over the last several years in schools citywide and in the school my daughter goes to. Our won...
May 11, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tired and Disgusted
Dear Editor: How many Firemen and innocent residents have to die in illegally converted apartments and houses?  How many times does an address have to be reported and access denied?  I am so tired ...
May 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, December 3, 2014Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign has not officially begun but suggestions she may have violated federal records laws are the latest kink in her nascent White House bid. Reports that Clinton used only personal email accounts during her four years as secretary of state have left her exposed to legal challenges and potentially more damaging allegations of evasiveness and political plotting. Clinton may have breached the Federal Records Act, which calls for official correspondence to be retained. The White House said it had given Obama administration employees "very specific guidance" to "use their official email accounts when they're conducting official government business," according to spokesman Josh Earnest.


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An oil well is seen near DenverOil rebounded on Tuesday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Obama administration against accepting a weak nuclear deal with Iran, while rival Libyan forces targeted oil terminals in the African nation. Higher prices imposed by Saudi Arabia on its crude buyers in Asia, the United States and northwest Europe was another positive development, traders said, although some had expected benchmark Brent and U.S. oil futures to rally even more on that. U.S. crude futures were volatile on concerns that oil inventories in the United States had hit record highs. Industry group American Petroleum Group (API), however, indicated that last week's crude builds could be smaller than initially thought.


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This Tuesday, March 3, 2015 photo shows Fire Station 2 in Salt Lake City after an early morning fire in a second-floor utility room at the building. Nine Salt Lake City firefighters who escaped the fire that erupted at their own station were taken to a hospital to be checked for smoke inhalation. Fire Department spokesman Jasen Asay says in a statement that the nine firefighters fled the building and returned with a truck to fight the blaze. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Firefighters are used to alarms in the middle of the night, but the smoke doesn't usually come to their front door.


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