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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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Donate blood
Dear Editor: For the past three years, I have had the privilege of organizing blood drives for the City Council in District 19, which covers northeast Queens from College Point to Little Neck. For ...
Sep 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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I'm Voting Graziano
Dear Editor: As a person involved with community and civic concerns, I know most of the candidates running for the 19th District City Council seat in Northeast Queens. I have worked with some of th...
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ending stop and frisk a bad idea
Dear Editor: Federal Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that the city's policy of stop and frisk is racial discrimination and unconstitutional. Well I believe, like Mayor Michael Bloomberg, that to stop ...
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Abolish the DOE
Dear Editor: A new education program backed by the U.S. Department of Education called "Common Core State Standards Initiative" is being foisted on state governments across the country with taxpaye...
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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Avella leaving race not a big surprise
Dear Editor: State Senator Tony Avella withdrawing from the race for Queens Borough President is no surprise. ("Avella's departure & Queens beep race"- Pol Position, August 22) Once congressman and...
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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No to Spitzer
Dear Editor: I have just read that disgraced ex-governor Eliot Spitzer is ahead in the polls for the position of comptroller, which I find most disturbing. Any elected position is a job that serves...
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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Debate debacle
Dear Editor: The mayoral debate between the five Democratic candidates turned into a circus. While moderator Bill Ritter of Channel 7 Eyewitness News was an excellent facilitator, the candidates re...
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to end the fight between TWC & CBS
Dear Editor: Time Warner Cable and CBS act like two kids fighting in a playground, each yelling "he started it." Both are shooting themselves in the foot with subscribers, audiences and advertisers...
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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ACA indicative of larger societal struggle
Dear Editor: The Affordable Healthcare Act is less about health care and more about collecting fees, taxes, personal data and promoting a single-payer system. The schemes and machinations inflicted...
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sinkhole causes accident
Dear Editor: Queens Boulevard and numerous roads in Forest Hills are unsafe without a doubt. On Sunday, August 4, I witnessed a 31-year-old woman fall into a section of a caved-in road at the corne...
Aug 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take their phones!
Dear Editor: A New Jersey bus driver killed a baby while talking on a cell phone. That child is among 5,000 victims killed yearly by cell phone freaks who talk or text while driving. Hitting these ...
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Return PS 130 to District 26
Dear Editor: The School Construction Authority (SCA) says that if residents do not want a new elementary school on the Keil property in Bayside, an alternate site should be recommended. The SCA sho...
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Who's footing the bill?
Dear Editor: In ancient Rome, government attempted to curry favor with the masses by offering free bread and circuses. Today, we have Coiuncilman Mark Weprin presenting free movies in Cunningham Pa...
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Valve bill bad for homeowners
Dear Editor: Recently, legislation was introduced by Councilman Donovan Richards that would require a change in the building code to make it mandatory to install backwater valves/check valves in sp...
Aug 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thanks from the Queens Library
Dear Editor:
 Strong libraries equal strong communities. Library lovers across Queens spoke up to support library funding and I am so pleased to announce that the proposed budget cut was restored. ...
Aug 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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In this Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015 photo, shoppers walk along the retail, dining and entertainment area of the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Calif. The University of Michigan issues its monthly index of consumer sentiment for February on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)WASHINGTON (AP) — Harsh winter weather left U.S. consumers feeling a bit less confident this month, the University of Michigan says. But confidence levels still remain at the highest level in eight years.


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The post went viral on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms, with users passionately split over what color the dress really is -- blue with black lace, or white with gold laceIs the dress black and blue, or white and gold? It all started when a Tumblr user with the handle 'swiked' uploaded a picture of a dress with the caption: "guys please help me - is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? The post went viral on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms, with users passionately split over what color the dress really is -- blue with black lace, or white with gold lace. A BuzzFeed page devoted to the debate had more than 25 million views early Friday, with 72 percent of Internet users insisting the dress was white and gold, while 28 percent swore it was blue and black.


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A Republican bill to provide a three-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security cleared a procedural hurdle in the House of Representatives on Friday, indicating support for final passage in the chamber. The House voted 240-183 along strict party lines to approve a procedural rule that allows a vote on the funding extension later in the day, ahead of a midnight deadline that would trigger a partial shutdown of the domestic security agency.
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