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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 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 | 60 60 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 | 105 105 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 | 123 123 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 | 159 159 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 | 192 192 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 | 225 225 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 | 289 289 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 | 298 298 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 | 278 278 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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Lucy Triolo
Lucy Triolo passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at the age of 90. She was the beloved mother of Patricia Walter. She was the loving sister of Marie Zelensky. She was the dear aunt of numerous n...
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James T. Kenefick
James T. Kenefick, formerly of Yorkville, passed away on Sunday, October, 17, 2010 at the age of 74. He was the beloved husband of Loretta. He was the loving father of John, and Laura Graver and th...
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Catherine O'Flaherty Martin
Catherine O'Flaherty Martin 5-5-11 to 10-24-06 Four years and a thousand tears; if they could tell a story it would be how much we miss you and love you, but that is nothing new. All we have is mem...
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Denis J. Butler
Denis J. Butler (July 26, 1927-October 14, 2010) Denis J. Butler, a lifelong resident of Astoria, NY and a retired member of the New York State Legislature passed away on October 14. He is survived...
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Anna G. Meli
Anna G. Meli passed away on Saturday, October 16 at the age of 94. She was the beloved wife of the late Michael. She was the loving mother of the late Annette Bongiorno. She was the cherished grand...
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Angelo J. Savignano
Angelo J. Savignano passed away on Friday, October 15 at the age of 79. He was the beloved husband of Susan. He was the loving father of John. He was the cherished grandfather of Suzanne. He was th...
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Helen Kiszeniuk
Helen Kiszeniuk passed away on Thursday, October 14 at the age of 89. She was the beloved wife of the late George. She was the loving mother of Barbara Hawkinson and Linda Frawley and mother-in-law...
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Anthony DeServio
Anthony DeServio passed away on Wednesday, October 13 at the age of 90. He was the beloved husband of the late Angelina. He was the loving father of Margaret Bianchi and the late Anthony DeServio a...
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Susana Gonzalez
Susana Gonzalez passed away on Wednesday, October 13, at the age of 61. She was the beloved wife of Joaquin. She was the loving mother of Aldo, Milton and Claudio. She was the cherished grandmother...
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Lillian Vertuccio
Lillian Vertuccio passed away on Monday, October 11 at the age of 86. She was the beloved wife of the late Nicholas. She was the loving mother of Marie Ziccardi, Louise Vertuccio and Vincent Vertuc...
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Rose Vitale
Rose Vitale passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at the age of 80. She was the beloved wife of Salvatore D. She was the loving mother of Rosemarie Custini, Debbie Cannistraro, Michael Vitale and...
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Magdalena Soley
Magdalena Soley passed away on Friday, October 8, 2010 at the age of 72. She was the beloved wife of Jaime. She was the beloved mother of Magda DeSimone and Jaime Soley. She was the cherished grand...
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Guisto A. Faucetta
Guisto A. Faucetta passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the age of 98. He was the beloved husband of the late Julia. He was the loving uncle of JoAnn DiStefano. A private cremation was held...
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Nubar Kehyaian
Nubar Kehyaian passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the age of 71. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary. He was the loving father of Richard Kehyaian and father-in-law of Darlene. He...
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Salvatore M. DiLuca
Salvatore M. DiLuca passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2010 at the age of 72. He was the beloved husband of Rosa. He was the loving father of Mariela DiLuca, Natale DiLuca and Jacqueline DeSena. He ...
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Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans speaks during the Sasin Bangkok ForumThe Federal Reserve should wait until next year before raising interest rates or risk undermining the very recovery it has helped engineer, a top U.S. central banker said on Wednesday. "Given uncomfortably low inflation and an uncertain global environment, there are few benefits and significant risks to increasing interest rates prematurely," Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans told the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Rotary Club. Evans, a voting member this year on the Fed's policy-setting panel, stands nearly alone at the central bank with that view.


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Ukrainian coal miners wait in a room before going underground to help search for bodies of colleagues and clear up debris following an explosion at the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner and trapping more than 30 others underground, rebel and government officials said. One injured miner reported seeing five bodies.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)By Maria Tsvetkova DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ten miners were confirmed killed and rescuers held out little hope for another 23 who were still missing after a blast at a coal mine in the rebel-held city of Donetsk near the battle front in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday. Mine officials said the explosion was most likely caused by gas and not linked to fighting at the nearby frontline in the war between Moscow-backed rebels and Ukraine government forces. Nevertheless, Kiev suggested the war had made the disaster worse, accusing the separatists of holding up a rescue effort by restricting access.


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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko makes a statement to the media, with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman and ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee are stepping up their pressure on the Obama administration to support Ukraine with weapons to defend against attacks from anti-government insurgents backed by Russia.


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