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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 | 276 276 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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Helen Ferrante
Helen Ferrante passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the age of 80. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph Ferrante. Loving Mother of Joann Ferrante, Joseph Ferrante and Maryann Handrinos and Mothe...
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Matthew L. Buttigieg
Matthew L. Buttigieg passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the age of 58. Beloved Husband of Patricia M. Buttigieg. Loving Father of Gina Gucciardo, Mary Ann DePaola and Christina Buttigieg...
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Chandrika Natverlal Bodiwala
Chandrika Natverlal Bodiwala passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the age of 81. Beloved Wife of Natverlal. Loving Mother of Harish, Mahesh, Bharti Baman, and Purnima Ghael. Cherished Grand...
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Crocifissa Gulotta
Crocifissa Gulotta passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the age of 81. Beloved Wife of Matthew Gulotta. Loving Mother of Salvatore Gulotta, Joseph Gulotta and Ernesto Gulotta and Mother-in-...
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Sadie Prudenti
Sadie Prudenti passed away on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 at the age of 97. Beloved Wife of the late Peter Prudenti. Loving Mother of Anthony Prudenti, Margaret LaBozzetti, Annette Hansen and the lat...
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Frank Macchiarulo
Frank Macchiarulo passed away on Wednesday, October 02, 2013 at the age of 86. Beloved Husband of Dolores Macchiarulo. Loving Father of Carolann Russell and Michael Macchiarulo and Father-in-Law of...
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James J. Lynch
James J. Lynch passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the age of 97. Formerly of Crosskeys, County Cavan, Ireland. Beloved Husband of Kathleen Lynch. Loving Father of James J. Lynch MD and Fa...
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Marylynne LaBrusciano
Marylynne LaBrusciano passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the age of 66. Beloved Wife of the late Gerald P. LaBrusciano. Loving Mother of Michael & Julia Zack and Bryan Zack and Stepmothe...
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Josephine Gullotto
Josephine Gullotto passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the age of 82. Beloved Wife of the late Carmelo Gullotto. Loving Mother of Joseph Gullotto and Lucy Pavone and Mother-in-Law of Do...
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Mark L. Weiss
Mark L. Weiss passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the age of 47. Beloved Father of Antoinette, Charlene, Mark Jr., Robert and Joseph. Loving Son of Julia and Robert Steiger. Private Crem...
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Josephine Ricotta
Josephine Ricotta passed away on Monday, September 23, 2013 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late John Ricotta. Loving Mother of Sandy Ricotta and Mother-in-Law of Fran. Cherished Grandmother ...
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Jeanne Cirone
Jeanne Cirone passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the age of 52. Beloved Wife Gerald Cirone. Loving Mother of Victoria Cirone and Paul Cirone. Cherished Daughter of Victor and Jacqueline L...
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Jean Zahn
Jean Zahn passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the age of 80. Beloved Wife of the late Rudolph Zahn. Loving Mother of the late Deborah and Stepmother of Stephen Zahn. Cherished Aunt and Gre...
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Anthony J. Papavero Sr
Anthony J. Papavero Sr. , 70 founder and co-owner of Branchburg Funeral Home in Branchburg NJ, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Anthony resided in Rari...
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Mary F. Walls
Mary F. Walls of Ridgewood passed away on September 19, 2013 at the age of 82. She was the beloved Wife of the late John Walls. Devoted Mother of Maureen, Joseph, Thomas, Bruce, Keith, James, & Bra...
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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates' fortune increased $3.2 billion since last year to $79.2 billion, the business magazine Forbes saidBillionaire philanthropist Bill Gates kept his spot as the world's richest man, a rank he has held for 16 of the past 21 years, Forbes magazine said Monday. The Microsoft co-founder's fortune increased $3.2 billion since last year to $79.2 billion, the business magazine said, despite a $1.5 billion gift of Microsoft shares to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in November. In fourth was Amancio Ortega, founder of the Inditex fashion group that includes Zara clothing retail shops. Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg jumped five spots to land in number 16, the first time he made it within the exclusive circle of the world's 20 richest people.


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(Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday ruled Nebraska's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional in a decision that could allow same-sex couples to marry in the state within a week. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon issued a preliminary injunction in the case brought by seven same-sex couples in the state, calling Nebraska's ban an "unabashedly gender-specific infringement of the equal rights of its citizens." Bataillon denied a state request to stay his decision but said his injunction would take effect on March 9 to assuage Nebraska officials' concerns of possible administrative turmoil. The Nebraska Attorney General's Office was studying the decision and was expected to have a statement later. Nebraska voters in 2000 adopted a state constitutional amendment that defines marriage as only between one man and one woman and does not recognize civil unions, domestic partnerships or similar relationships for same-sex couples.
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USA-POLITICS/MIKULSKIWASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in the history of Congress and a tough, no-nonsense lawmaker who rose to the top echelon of the powerful Appropriations Committee, is announcing her retirement, Democratic officials say.


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