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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 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 | 59 59 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 | 104 104 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 | 122 122 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 | 158 158 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 | 191 191 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 | 224 224 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 | 286 286 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 | 295 295 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 | 275 275 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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Bertha (Bonnie) Kotwasinski
Bertha (Bonnie) Kotwasinski Passed away on October 31st, 2013 at the age of 87 years. Beloved Aunt of Maryanna Zero. Loving Great-Aunt of Jessica D’Antonio and Joelle Matuszewski. Great-Grand Aunt ...
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Ruth Kempisty (nee Howard)
Ruth Kempisty (nee Howard) longtime resident, community volunteer and activist of Maspeth passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the age of 95 years. Beloved Wife of John Kempisty. Loving Moth...
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Edward H. Cheslak
Edward H. Cheslak passed away on October 2nd, 2013 at the age of 69 years. Beloved Uncle of Susan and Stacy Siryk. Dear Brother-in-Law of Ina Cheslak. Funeral Mass at Miraculous Medal RC Church, Th...
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Anthony F. McGrath
Anthony F. McGrath passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the age of 79. Native of Rossport, County Mayo, Ireland. Beloved Husband of the late Mary B. McGrath (nee Donnelly). Loving Father of ...
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Joseph A. Mamo
Joseph A. Mamo passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the age of 86. Beloved Husband of the late Grace Mamo. Loving Father of Maria Mamo-Vacacela and Kathryn Schuh. Dear Brother of Anthony Ma...
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Mildred T. Wrobel
Mildred T. Wrobel passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the age of 99. Beloved Wife of the late Paul Wrobel. Loving Mother of Kenneth Wrobel, Alan Wrobel & Brian Wrobel and Mother-in-Law of...
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Leo C. Bethge
Leo C. Bethge of Middle Village passed away on October 20, 2013 at the age of 82. He was the beloved husband of Alberta. Devoted father of Kenneth & Gerald loving father-in-Law of Carol & Theresa. ...
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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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Congress needed to fund DHS by Friday or the agency would have run out of money, although in the event of a shutdown, most border personnel, airport screeners and Secret Service agents would remain on the job without payCongress finally gave the Department of Homeland Security its due, funding the crucial US agency after months of political wrangling that threatened to plunge it into shutdown. With the House voting 257 to 167 to approve finances for DHS through the end of the fiscal year September 30, the $39.7 billion bill -- passed last week by the Senate without controversial immigration riders attached -- headed to President Barack Obama for his signature. It marked a dramatic turn of events on Capitol Hill, where Republicans had sought to tie the funding with efforts to repeal Obama's immigration directives, which caused a political furor when he unveiled them over Republican objections in November. Obama's Democrats had insisted on keeping the two issues separate, and after several political clashes nearly turned the money spigot off for DHS, congressional leaders finally called a truce.


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Washington Capitals' Eric Fehr, right, begins to celebrate his goal as Columbus Blue Jackets' Scott Hartnell, left, skates past during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alex Ovechkin added to his NHL-leading total with two goals Tuesday night, leading the charge in a 5-3 victory over the Blue Jackets, Columbus' seventh loss in a row.


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FILE - In this June 23, 2011, file photo, CIA Director nominee Gen. David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Intelligence Committee during a hearing on his nomination. The Justice Department said Tuesday, March 3, 2015, that the former top Army general has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials. A statement from the agency says a plea agreement has been filed in U.S. District Court in Charlotte, N.C., the hometown of Paula Broadwell, the general’s biographer and former mistress. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose once-bright political future was all but destroyed over an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he shared classified material with her for her book.


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