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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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Louis Marrero
Louis Marrero passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the age of 71. Beloved Husband of Teresa Marrero. Loving Father of Louis D. Marrero, Lissette Lopez-Gellys and Aimee Lopez and Father-in-Law o...
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Minnie Graziosi
Minnie Graziosi passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the age of 87. Beloved Wife of the late Anthony Graziosi. Loving Mother of Deborah Graziosi and Diane Braccia and Mother-in-Law of Peter. Ch...
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Joseph V. DeCola
Joseph V. DeCola passed away on Monday, April 28, 2014 at the age of 92. Beloved Husband of the late Marilyn DeCola. Loving Father of Linda De La Garza and Father-in-Law of Mario. Cherished Grandfa...
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Charles J. Maurer
Charles J. Maurer passed away on Monday, May 05, 2014 at the age of 71. Beloved Brother of Anne N. Maurer and Anthony Maurer and Brother-in-Law of Marie. Cherished Uncle of Anthony Michael & Michel...
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Teresa A. Silvani
Teresa A. Silvani of Ridgewood passed away on April 28, 2014 at the age of 92. She was the beloved Wife of the late Victor. Devoted Mother of Teresa Buffa, Johanna Pasciuto and Joseph. Loving Mothe...
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Felicia G. Hopkins
Felicia G. Hopkins passed away on April 27, 2014 at the age of 87. She was the beloved Wife of the late Thomas. Devoted Mother of the late Anna, Daniel, Robert and Grace, Thomas, Theresa, Maureen, ...
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Robert Wehnert
Robert Wehnert passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the age of 68. Beloved Brother of Kathy, Linda and Gary Wehnert. Cherished Uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. Loving Friend to Many. Fune...
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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...
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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...
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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)...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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