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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 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 | 23 23 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 | 66 66 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 | 85 85 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 | 124 124 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 | 154 154 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 | 190 190 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 | 250 250 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 | 259 259 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 | 243 243 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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Slaughtering Geese not the solution
Dear Editor, Now another 400 geese were rounded up and gassed to death last week in Prospect Park to prevent, as the government states,more collisions between planes and birds. This senseless slaug...
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks for keeping Glenridge Sr. Center open
Dear Editor: I would like to thank everyone who helped save Glenridge Senior Center.  This center is an asset to the area. According to the reports Council Woman Diana Reyna helped secure funds to ...
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop and Frisk law bad
Dear Editor; Governor Paterson has just given away the store and endangers all of us New Yorkers by signing legislation that dwarfs crime investigations. This new law eliminates the city's “Stop an...
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Move over, bikers
Dear Editor: I am so disgusted with bike lanes. Now, on the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge, the traffic is bad enough drivers have to squeeze over for bikes. Bikers have no consideration for cars, they t...
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Excalibur is the best
Dear Editor: Last week, I took my daughter to the Excalibur Reading Program at A Place To Dance School of The Arts located at 55-19 69th Street in Maspeth led by Angelica Harris. I strongly recomme...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcome to NYC, Queen
Dear Editor: The Big Apple has been treated to royalty again. Queen Elizabeth ll has not been here for many years, and I think she comes at a most auspicious time in our history and the world's as ...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take care of your neighbors during heat wave
Dear Editor: With the current heat wave continuing to bake the city, it is very essential that we all do our best to keep cool and look in on our elderly neighbors to make sure that they are okay. ...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flushing traffic plan just a band-aid
Dear Editor: Proposals highlighted within your excellent article “'Flushing' away a bad traffic situation" (Holly Tsang - July 8) represent short-term cosmetic solutions to growing long-term traffi...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Good news for after-school program
Dear Editor: Thousands of working parents across the five boroughs were able to breathe a sigh of relief after finding that the city budget for Fiscal Year 2011, adopted by the New York City Counci...
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Con Ed bungled heat wave
Dear Editor: As  our area is being hit by the summer's first prolonged heat wave, we are hearing from Con Edison that  power conservation must be followed to prevent blackouts and brownouts. Why is...
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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QL's editorial was wrong
Dear Editor: I must take exception to your editorial “You should probably get used to this,” in the In Our Opinion column, in the July 1, 2010 edition of the Leader/Observer. The editorial discusse...
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep P.S. 153 playground open
Dear Editor: Last week before school ended for the year a sign was put up at the entrance of P.S. 153's schoolyard that said the playground would be open when school is not in session from 8 a.m. t...
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why hasn't Deputy Inspector Mauriello been removed?
Dear Editor: It is most unfortunate that police officers of the 81st Precinct were instructed by their superiors to essentially violate the civil rights of residents of our community of Bedford-Stu...
Jun 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA cuts shameful
Dear Editor: I find the MTA cuts a real burden. I live in Glen Oaks Village and have to take on certain days the Q79 on Little Neck Parkway and the line has just been cut. It is my direct route to ...
Jun 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Star wrong on OFA & Lopez
Dear Editor: Your front-page story regarding an alleged "joining" of forces between Organizing for America (OFA) and Democratic County Leader Vito Lopez was unfortunate and inaccurately presented t...
Jun 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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national news

The US economy grew by 2.2% in the fourth quarter of 2014, less than the 2.6% initially calculated, figures showThe US economy cooled more than previously estimated in the fourth quarter but remained on a moderate growth track supported by strong consumer spending, according to government data released Friday. Gross domestic product, the broad measure of the economy's output of goods and services, grew at a 2.2 percent pace in the final quarter last year, the Commerce Department said, shaving its 2.6 percent previous estimate.


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In this Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, photo, Bangladeshi policemen investigate at the site of attack on Avijit Roy, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Roy, a prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger, known for speaking out against religious fundamentalism was hacked to death in the streets of Bangladesh's capital as he walked with his wife, police said Friday. (AP Photo/Rajib Dhar)DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday.


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AMSTERDAM (AP) — Authorities in Amsterdam are warning about potentially lethal white heroin that is being sold as cocaine after three Danish tourists became ill in the city this week.
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