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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 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 | 46 46 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 | 90 90 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 | 112 112 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 | 148 148 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 | 181 181 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 | 214 214 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 | 275 275 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 | 283 283 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 | 263 263 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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Bring Wal-Mart to Brooklyn
Dear Editor: "Hey Wal-Mart, it's time to just dig in" (In Our Opinion- August 26) was great! Recent news that Wal-Mart is considering opening its very first store in Spring Creek, Brooklyn could be...
Aug 31, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don't cut Cross Bay Bridge rebate Program
[Editor's note: this letter was originally written to MTA CEO Jay Walder] Dear Mr. Walder: On behalf of the Queens Chamber of Commerce and our 1,200 member businesses and organizations, we join wit...
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relocate the mosque
Dear Editor: Nine years after the attack on the World Trade Center, which killed almost 3,000 people, we are faced with a new 9/11 controversy- whether a huge mosque and cultural center should be b...
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get rid of Commuter Vans
Dear Editor: Let's take a hard look at the real record. Today, we face the systematic mismanagement, a lack of foresight and a fundamental misunderstanding by a public authority- the MTA- of its re...
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Worry should be over bed bugs, not Islamic Cultural Center
Dear Editor: As I watch the controversy about the mosque at Ground Zero I think the bad guys are still impacting our country. The hatred and fear shown by my American brothers and sisters is sad. T...
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trouble for Clemens
Dear Editor: A Federal Grand Jury has just indicted Roger Clemens for lying to Congress for his alleged steroid use while playing professional baseball, our national past-time. If all this proves t...
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Build the mosque
Dear Editor: As an openly gay man and progressive elected official, I am weary of anything that smacks of fundamentalism or other form of extremism.  That is why I thought carefully about the reaso...
Aug 17, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tennis stadium fate uncertain
Dear Editor At the West Side Tennis Club's August 10 meeting, WSTC President Ken Parker, a resident of Brightwaters, opened the meeting by requesting that non-members leave the overcrowded room.  R...
Aug 17, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coffey for Attorney General
Dear Editor: As the September 14th Democratic Primary approaches, Queens as well as New York City and State Democrats must make a very important decision regarding who will succeed Andrew Cuomo as ...
Aug 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ridgewood senior housing plan absurd
Dear Editor: I am writing to voice my concerns regarding the proposed changes at the United Presbyterian Church of Ridgewood. I live and own a home on 60th Place.  In the past few years several cha...
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weiner a whiner
Dear Editor: Senator Schumer's political protege, Congressman Anthony Weiner, is a whiner. ("Weiner lets loose - Pol Position August 5).  Weiner's explanation concerning his immature behavior durin...
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Stop and Frisk
Dear Editor:  I applaud the Queens Ledger for its spot-on opinion piece about the stop and frisk reform recently signed into law (“Stop and frisk changes a step forward,” July 29).  The new law bar...
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Something Not Quite Right With Forest Hills Stadium Sale Deal
Editor's note: According to sources inside the West Side Tennis Cub, an agreement has apparently been made with a long time, well established, Forest Hills development firm to purchase the West Sid...
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sick of fare hikes
Dear Editor: The latest noise from the MTA is not very good: they are proposing to hike fares on all public transportation and area bridges and tunnels to help close the very large gap in its budge...
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Save Dutch Kills
Dear Editor: Dutch Kills, a small community and part of Long Island City,  happens to be the site of the first European community in Queens.  It's a quiet and safe neighborhood with small two and t...
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

Fighters of the Ukrainian volunteers battalion of Azov take part in military exercises near the southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol on February 27, 2015Geneva (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry began tough talks in Geneva Monday with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the fighting in eastern Ukraine.


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An elderly woman walks across a destroyed bridge, fallen onto the road towards the airport, the scene of heavy fighting in Donetsk, Ukraine, Sunday, March 1, 2015. The recent pullback of some weapons from the line separating government and rebel forces in Ukraine seems to have boosted the prospects for peace, although both sides are warning of their readiness to resume fighting if necessary. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)BERLIN (AP) — More than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago that has led to a "merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure," the U.N. human rights office said Monday.


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GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting his Russian counterpart for likely highly contentious talks amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent opposition figure in Moscow.
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