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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 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 | 47 47 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 | 91 91 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 | 113 113 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 | 149 149 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 | 182 182 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 | 215 215 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 | 277 277 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 | 284 284 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 | 264 264 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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Nadia Abbasi
Queens College Scholar
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nobody cares
Dear Editor: The chorus of the politically correct want us to believe the horrible turnout on Primary Day was due to the fact that it was held in June and no September. Nonsense. One can always rem...
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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A real sense of community
Dear Editor: This past week I’ve been lucky enough to attend many events that exemplify what is best about our country and, specifically, our community. One night the Astoria LIC Kiwanis, a local o...
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thumb's up to Willets project
Dear Editor: I would like to congratulate Mayor Mike Bloomberg's ambitious plans for the redevelopment of Willets Point. I was at Citi Field on Wednesday for a game, and I saw firsthand the conditi...
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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More languages on the ballot?
Dear Editor: State Senator Toby Stavisky and Assemblyman David Weprin have introduced legislation requiring that voters be provided information in three more languages - Bengali, Punjabi and Hindi ...
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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You should choose if you love big cans
Dear Editor: New Yorkers face a 9 percent unemployment rate, a looming multi-billion dollar municipal budget shortfall, and critical issues dealing with education, housing, transportation, public s...
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Non-profits need the support of government
Dear Editor: Non-profit organizations that provide valuable services to the children and adults of our communities have been cut off from state money by Governor Andrew Cuomo. We all know that we a...
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Queens Day
Dear Editor: Thank you Madelyn Roesch! Wow, what memories. As a child in the early 50’s we marched in those parades. We all went to the church on Elder's lane and 88th Avenue North, but have lived ...
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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A grim reality
Dear Editor: The question this election series is not “Where is the beef?” rather is there reality left in American politics? Regardless of the winner Congress will remain split, denying the White ...
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Op-ed right on
Dear Editor: Wiser words could not have been written in your Guest Op-Ed by several Council members (June 15) brave enough to oppose Mayor Bloomberg’s support of the Department of Health’s proposal...
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Speeding cameras a license for abuse
Dear Editor: Here's my story about police cameras. I rented a car from Alamo once and was driving in the L.A. area of California. Six months after I'd rented the car, I got a bill in the mail from ...
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Enjoy the carousel
Dear Editor: On Memorial Day weekend, the historic Forest Park Carousel spun for the first time since 2009, a great day for Queens – and especially for its children. Much of this was thanks to the ...
Jun 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop destroying the rain forest KFC!
Dear Editor: Please urge KFC to stop destroying life by using throw-away paper packaging made from rain forest trees. KFC and Yum! have no sustainability policies to exclude products connected to r...
Jun 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockaway rail line good for all of Queens
Dear Editor: The emotional statement by Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz opposing the reopening of the Rockaway Beach Line recalls a meeting we had with the councilwoman and Assemblyman Michael Cohen, ...
Jun 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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World No Tobacco Day
Dear Editor: The American Lung Association joined the World Health Organization (WHO) in celebrating World No Tobacco Day on Thursday, May 31. This year’s theme was Tobacco Industry Interference an...
Jun 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Yellen testifies before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in WashingtonNot all of the seven who point to June vote this year on the Fed's ten-member policy setting committee, but all participate in policy discussions.     The Fed is likely at its March 17th and 18th policy meeting to remove language saying the central bank will take a "patient" approach to raising rates, taking away the final verbal constraint to a June rate hike, current and former Fed officials say.     "It's likely they remove 'patient' in March," said David Stockton, a former Fed research director now at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. "Even if Yellen might not, left to her own devices, be ready to move on rates, there is probably a growing sentiment that the time is getting closer."     The use of the word "patient" signals that the Fed would wait at least two more meetings before considering a rate hike. If the Fed later this month says it remains patient, then a June increase is off the table, likely pushing the decision to September when the Fed is scheduled to hold a press conference after its meeting.     Stockton said he personally expects a September liftoff.


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News of Twitter working with law enforcement officials on unspecified threats, comes following reports that the social network had suspended accounts linked to IS and related entities, including the Nigerian Islamic group Boko HaramTwitter said Monday it was working with law enforcement officials on unspecified threats, amid reports that the social network had been targeted for blocking accounts linked to the Islamic State. "Our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with relevant law enforcement officials," a Twitter spokesman said, without elaborating. The news comes following reports that Twitter had suspended accounts linked to IS and related entities, including the Nigerian Islamic group Boko Haram. A page on the online bulletin board Pastebin, the source of which could not be verified, showed an image of Twitter founder Jack Dorsey in what appear to be the crosshairs of a rifle scope and a message in Arabic.


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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prays at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, on February 28, 2015Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied Monday that his upcoming speech to the US Congress was a slight to President Barack Obama, and insisted the US-Israeli alliance remains strong. Netanyahu is due to address Congress on Tuesday to lobby against ongoing US efforts to reach a deal with Iran to curtail its nuclear program. "My speech is not intended to show any disrespect to President Obama or the office that he holds.


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