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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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Christopher M. Danatos
Christopher M. Danatos passed away on December 20, 2009 at the age of 74. He was a United States Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War. He was the beloved brother of Mary D. Christie and a...
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Richard J. Hardt
Richard J. Hardt passsed away on December 30, 2009 at the age of 81. He was a United States Navy veteran. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Ann. He was the loving father of Richard Hardt,...
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Frances Pajak
Frances Pajak passed away on December 27, 2009 at the age of 73. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter. She was the loving mother of Maryann Lattanzio and the late Caroline Gentile. She was t...
Dec 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Linda J. Cruz
Linda J. Cruz passed away on December 23, 2009 at the age of 61. She was the beloved wife of John. She was the loving mother of Lisa, Helene and Mark. She was the devoted daughter of Vera Goldstein...
Dec 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maria Teresa Garcia
Maria Teresa Garcia of Elmhurst passed away on December 8, 2009 at the age of 86. She was the devoted mother of Maria Theresa, Maria Eugenia, Maria Isabel, Rufino, Rocio and Maria del Carmen. She w...
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Dorca Rodriguez
Dorca Rodriguez passed away on December 6, 2009. A service was offered at Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Interment was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Hess-Miller Funeral Home, 64-19 Metro...
Dec 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elza A. Saint Clair
Elza A. Saint Clair of Queens Village passed away on December 8, 2009 at the age of 76. She was the devoted mother of Sandra, Clifford and Ralph. A service was offered at Incarnation Roman Catholic...
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Dennis E. McDonnell
Dennis E. McDonnell of Ozone Park passed away on December 1, 2009 at the age of 51. He was the dear brother of James. A service was offered by Hess-Miller Funeral Home. Cremation was in Fresh Pond ...
Dec 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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John T. Gallagher
John T. Gallagher passed away on December 22, 2009 at the age of 77. He was a lifelong resident of Maspeth and a lifelong member of Carpenters Union Local 157. He was the beloved husband of Helen. ...
Dec 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomas J. O’Brien
Thomas J. O’Brien of Middle Village passed away on December 7, 2009 at the age of 53. He was the beloved husband of Carol (nee Adrio); the devoted father of TJ and Lisa and daughter-in-law Erin; a ...
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August Carbone
August Carbone passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2009 at the age of 81. He was the beloved Husband of Florence. He was the loving Father of Susan Lavine and Anthony Carbone and Father-in-law of...
Dec 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charles R. Ballweg
Charles R. Ballweg passed away on December 18, 2009 at the age of 79. He was the beloved uncle of Julia Lisanti and Michele Lisanti. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Mary’s Church on Dec...
Dec 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charles R. Ballweg
Charles R. Ballweg passed away on December 18, 2009 at the age of 79. He was the beloved uncle of Julia Lisanti and Michele Lisanti. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Mary’s Church on Dec...
Dec 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Antoinette M. Renta
Antoinette M. Renta passed away on December 16, 2009 at the age of 77. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward. She was the dear sister of the late Dominic Cammarano, Mary Calabrese, Filomena E...
Dec 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Josephine Miciukiewicz
Josephine Miciukiewicz passed away on November 29, 2009. Beloved mother of Patricia Wisniewski, Mary Ann Major and Walter Malek. She is also survived by six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren...
Dec 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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The tech-rich Nasdaq last saw the 5,000 level on March 27, 2000, as it began a steep plunge to below 1,200 two years later as the bubble in technology industry stocks implodedThe benchmark for the Nasdaq exchange is led by Apple, the country's largest listed company by market value, Google, Microsoft and Facebook. Monday's gains came on a strong day for US equities following a stream of merger announcements, including the $16.7 billion acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor by NXP Semiconductor, in a deal that links two Nasdaq companies. Unlike in 2000, many leading Nasdaq companies are now profitable and many are in lucrative emerging industries, such as mobile technology and social networking.


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US Secretary of State John Kerry (right) shakes hand with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov prior to a meeting in Geneva, on March 2, 2015The US and Russian foreign ministers expressed cautious optimism after holding talks in Geneva Monday to end fighting in Ukraine, where the UN says more than 6,000 people have died in less than a year. The meeting between John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov in Geneva was just one of several attempts at mediation on the conflict Monday, as high-stakes talks to resolve a bitter gas dispute between Kiev and Moscow were also due in Brussels. Speaking separately after their 80-minute meeting, Kerry and Lavrov both cautiously said a February 15 ceasefire was on the right track, despite repeated breaches of the peace deal that have left hundreds dead.


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HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban socialite who emptied her bank account and sold her diamond jewelry to support Fidel Castro when he was a little-known insurgent, has died. Natalia Revuelta Clews was 89.
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