blog roll
our featured bloggers
Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 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 | 45 45 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 | 89 89 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 | 111 111 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 | 146 146 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 | 179 179 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 | 213 213 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 | 274 274 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 | 282 282 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 | 261 261 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...

more blogs

obituaries
Laura DeSimone
Laura DeSimone passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the age of 94. Beloved Wife of the late Rocco DeSimone. Loving Mother of Sandra D. Arena and Thomas DeSimone and Mother-in-Law of Richard a...
Apr 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 161 161 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Rose Catapano
Rose Catapano passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the age of 80. Beloved Wife of Frank Catapano. Loving Sister of Joseph Fleri and Loretta Rebhorn. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Ou...
Apr 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 166 166 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Adele C. Buzzetti
Adele C. Buzzetti passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the age of 73. Beloved Sister of Theresa M. Shamroth. Loving Aunt of Lori (Bill) Sang, Lisa Monteleone, Lynn (Gary) Marzo and Budd (Susan)...
Apr 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Luis D. Aman
Luis D. Aman passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of Elida Aman. Loving Father of Nelly Aman, Mariana Alvarez, Gloria Aman, Luis Aman, Holguer Aman and Marcos A...
Apr 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 176 176 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Loretta T. Rabito
Loretta T. Rabito passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the age of 76. Beloved Sister of Anthony Rabito, Phyllis Petrowski and the late James, Frank, Joseph, John & Peter. Loving Aunt of numer...
Apr 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 209 209 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Luis D. Aman
Luis D. Aman passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of Elida Aman. Loving Father of Nelly Aman, Mariana Alvarez, Gloria Aman, Luis Aman, Holguer Aman and Marcos A...
Apr 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 207 207 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Peter Sala
Peter Sala passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the age of 58. Beloved Brother of Jeanne Anne Bianchi, Andrew and the late James & Rose Marie. Loving Uncle of Nicole, Lucy, Kristyn, Gerard, C...
Apr 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 183 183 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Bridie Prendergast
Bridie Prendergast passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the age of 82. Beloved Wife of the late Michael Prendergast. Loving Mother of Ann Marie Egan and Michael Prendergast and Mother-in-Law of...
Apr 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 188 188 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Jennie LaRocca
Jennie LaRocca passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Wife of the late Carl LaRocca. Loving Mother of Anthony LaRocca and Lorraine Toth and Mother-in-Law of Trina. Cheris...
Apr 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 188 188 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Mary Montebello
Mary Montebello passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the age of 80. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph Montebello. Loving Mother of Roseanne Montebello and the late Vincent Montebello. Cherished G...
Apr 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 184 184 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Nora C. Barnes
Nora C. Barnes of Glendale died on March 18, 2014 at the age of 87 years. She was the dear Sister of Eugene and Eleanor and beloved Aunt of Patricia, Leonard, Kathleen, Janice and Gene. She was als...
Apr 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 192 192 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Providenza Sposito
Providenza Sposito passed away on Saturday, April 05, 2014 at the age of 81. Beloved Wife of Philip Sposito. Loving Mother of Joseph Sposito. Dear Sister of Concetta Murabito and the late Vincenza ...
Apr 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 195 195 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Nadia Boryk
Nadia Boryk passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014 at the age of 86. Beloved Wife of the late Stephen Boryk. Loving Mother of Christine Boryk and the late Borys Boryk & Zenon Boryk and Mother-In-Law...
Apr 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Joseph P. Gambino
Joseph P. Gambino formerly of Maspeth and Poughkeepsie passed away on March, 24, 2014 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of Josephine. Devoted father of John, Joseph & James. Father-in-Law of Maria....
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 196 196 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Rose Dalessio
Rose Dalessio Formerly of Maspeth, passed away on March 28, 2014 at Harbor Chase of Vero Beach. Born in 1924 to Agnes and Giachino Cannella, in New York City where she grew up with her late sister,...
Apr 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 187 187 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

An employee works at a logistic center in HuaibeiBy Pete Sweeney SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Weakness in China's vast manufacturing sector, aggravated by high real borrowing costs and weak demand, appears to have driven the central bank to accelerate the pace of monetary easing to ward off deflation in the world's second-largest economy. Cuts to benchmark lending and deposit rates, announced by the People's Bank of China (PBOC) on Saturday evening, pre-empted official data released on Sunday that showed a second consecutive month of shrinking manufacturing activity for February. While economists had been predicting further easing to support the struggling economy, some were surprised that the PBOC made its move just days before China's national legislature will meet to set the official economic growth target for 2015. "It also suggests that growth may have slowed sharper than we expected." China posted its slowest growth in decades in 2014, at 7.4 percent, and sources told Reuters in January the government had settled on a target around 7 percent this year.


2015-03-01 03:36:36 -0500

Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at his office, in central Athens, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Varoufakis said that Greece intends to start discussions with its European partners and creditors on debt rescheduling in order to make the country’s massive debt sustainable. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are "in a different league" and will need discussion with Greece's creditors, the country's finance minister said.


2015-03-01 03:30:02 -0500

FILE - Ukraine’s recently appointed Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko, a U.S. national who adopted Ukrainian citizenship to take up her post, speaks at a news conference in Kiev, Ukraine, in this Feb. 16, 2015 file photo. War-torn Ukraine is a long way from Wood Dale, Illinois. But Natalie Jaresko, the country’s new finance minister who was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, says she feels just as much at home here as she takes on a daunting task: overhauling a Soviet-era economy at a time when public finances are being drained by war. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov, File)KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — War-torn Ukraine is a long way from Wood Dale, Illinois.


2015-03-01 03:28:48 -0500