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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 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 | 46 46 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 | 90 90 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 | 112 112 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 | 148 148 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 | 181 181 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 | 214 214 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 | 275 275 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 | 283 283 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 | 262 262 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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Michelina Impollonia
Michelina Impollonia passed away on Saturday, January 03, 2015 at the age of 82. Beloved Wife of the late Michael A. Impollonia. Loving Mother of Phyllis Impollonia Fogg and Andrea Impollonia. Cher...
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Brian F. Carroll
Brian F. Carroll passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the age of 72. Beloved Husband of Mary Carroll. Loving Father of Francis Carroll, Brian Carroll, Sean Carroll and the late Elizabeth Car...
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Albert Orsi
Albert Orsi passed away on Monday, December 29, 2014 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband of Mary Ann Orsi. Loving Father of Joseph Delphine. Cherished Grandfather of Jenna and Matthew. Dear Brother o...
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Jean Oldenburg
Jean Oldenburg formerly of Ridgewood passed away on December 20, 2014 at the age of 76. She was the beloved wife of Frederick. Devoted mother of Susan Conroy, Jeanine, Frederick Jr. & the late Step...
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Francesca Nuccio
Francesca Nuccio passed away on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at the age of 85. Beloved Wife of Francesco Nuccio. Loving Mother of Emilia Nuccio & Anna Crisafi and Mother-in-Law of Robert MacFarlane...
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Marie Ziccardi
Marie Ziccardi passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014 at the age of 68. Beloved Wife of John Ziccardi. Loving Mother of Anthony Ziccardi, Annmarie Voulgaris and Nicholas Ziccardi. Cherished Grand...
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Louis M. Berger
Louis M. Berger passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of Catherine Berger. Loving Father of Kevin Berger, Karen Ferris, Brian Berger and Thomas Berger and Fat...
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Catherine (Kay) Menzer
Catherine (Kay) Menzer passed away on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved Wife of the late Robert Menzer. Loving Mother of Kathy Forgione, Harold Menzer, Robert Menzer, Michael Men...
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Jourisha Gregory
Jourisha Gregory passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the age of 71. Beloved Wife of the late Waverly W. Gregory. Loving Mother of Michele J. Gregory. Dear Sister of Jeanette Folk, Cephus ...
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Dejan Lukacevic
Dejan Lukacevic passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the age of 46. Beloved Husband of Ana Lukacevic. Loving Father of Drago and Andrijana Lukacevic. Cherished Son of Velika Lukacevic. Dea...
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Prema Cholden
Prema Cholden passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the age of 54. Beloved Wife of the late Tsering Phuntsok. Loving Mother of Diki Diki and Namkha Gyaltsen. Cremation Service was held on M...
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John DeVita
John DeVita passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of the late Catherine DeVita. Loving Father of Phillip DeVita, Steven DeVita, Anthony DeVita and Denise Mann...
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Albert A. Criscuoli Jr.
Albert A. Criscuoli Jr. Passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the age of 70. Beloved Husband of Phyllis Criscuoli. Loving Father of Caren Criscuoli and Lynn Criscuoli. Cherished Grandfathe...
Dec 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robert J. Audrin
Robert J. Audrin passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the age of 81. Beloved Husband of Charlotte Audrin. Loving Father of Michelle (Frederic) Zynkowsky, Stephane (Patricia) Audrin and Ve...
Dec 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joseph A. Muzio
Joseph A. Muzio passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014 at the age of 90. Beloved Husband of Gloria Muzio. Loving Father of Vincent Muzio and Joanne Kruck and Father-in-Law of Carolyn and the late...
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Russia's opposition supporters carry a banner reading “These bullets in each of us” during a march in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow on March 1, 2015Tens of thousands of people marched in central Moscow to honour the memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down near the Kremlin in the highest-profile assassination during Vladimir Putin's rule. A sea of grim-faced supporters, holding Russian flags and Nemtsov portraits, marched in the drizzle from a packed Moscow square to the bridge over the Moskva where the 55-year-old was shot in the back on Friday shortly before midnight. In what appeared to be the largest opposition gathering since anti-Kremlin rallies in 2011-12 brought more than 100,000 people into the streets, marchers honoured Nemtsov's memory while condemning Moscow's stance on Ukraine. "Stop the war" in Ukraine, said others.


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An instructor with the Ukrainian volunteer Azov Battalion conducts training exercises for the civilian population of Kiev on March 1, 2015Ukraine's frontlines were relatively calm ahead of high-level EU-mediated gas talks between Kiev and Moscow, as journalists mourned the killing by mortar fire of a Ukrainian photographer. Kiev's security officials said there was no fire after midnight on Ukraine's positions and no Ukrainian soldiers had been killed over the past 24 hours. Security spokesman Andriy Lysenko, however, said that eight soldiers were injured after rebels shot at Kiev's positions late Saturday, including from a tank and a grenade launcher. The relative quiet in eastern Ukraine has set in following a shaky start a European-brokered peace plan to end fighting that has killed at least 5,800 people since last April.


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A protester is detained by a policeman during a demonstration against mainland traders, at Yuen Long district near the border with mainland China in Hong KongMore than 30 people were arrested as a group of about 400 demonstrators in Hong Kong clashed with police in the latest sign of tensions caused by China's influence in the city. Protesters in Yuen Long, in Hong Kong's New Territories just a stone's throw from mainland China, chanted to "cancel the multiple-entry permit" and "topple the Chinese Communist Party" as they complained about so-called parallel traders, who buy goods in Hong Kong to sell at a profit across the border. Early on Monday, a police spokeswoman said a total of 36 people aged 13 to 74 had been arrested for offences including possessing offensive weapons, assault, disorder, and fighting. The demonstration mirrored others in recent weeks targeting mainland Chinese visitors that have tapped a seam of resentment against China, resulting in calls for greater Hong Kong nationalism and even independence from China, nearly three months after police cleared away the last of pro-democracy street protests in the city.


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