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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 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 | 23 23 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 | 66 66 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 | 85 85 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 | 124 124 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 | 154 154 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 | 190 190 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 | 250 250 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 | 259 259 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 | 243 243 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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Helen Eggers
Helen Eggers, 88, of Middle Village, Queens, passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2010. She was the loving wife of the late Carl Eggers, beloved sister of the late John, Anne and Alphonse, beloved ...
Nov 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Renato Reale
Renato Reale passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at the age of 87. He was the beloved husband of Teresa, loving father of Remo and Linda and father-in-law of Katherine, and cherished grandfath...
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Helen Lefko
Helen Lefko passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at the age of 93. She was the beloved wife of the late William L., loving mother of Janet Lefko, Lauren Fahy and Mark Lefko, cherished grandmoth...
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Elisabeth Schoener
Elisabeth Schoener passed away on Sunday, October 31,2010 at the age of 85. She was the beloved sister of the late Josef, dear cousin of Johann, Maria and Anna of Germany and loving friend of the B...
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Mary Worthman
Memorial Remembrance Notice In Memory of Mary Worthman of Sunnyside on October 30, 2010, the First Anniversary of her passing. She is remembered by her beloved daugh- ters, Wilda McDonnell and Jane...
Oct 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lucy Cipriano
Lucy Cipriano passed away on Friday, October 22, 2010 at the age of 92. She was the loving sister of the late Nancy Ferrara, Anna Bonventre, Jennie Catarina, Jack, Thomas and Vincent Cipriano. She ...
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Joseph D. Mendolia
Joseph D. Mendolia passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at the age of 59. He was the beloved husband of Melody. He was the loving father of Marcy and Matthew. He was the cherished son of Rose. ...
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Anthony Kozakiewicz
Anthony Kozakiewicz passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at the age of 82. He was the loving brother of the late John, Frances, Joseph, Sr. Eustelle and Francis. He was the cherished uncle of A...
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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...
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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China is the world's largest consumer of illegal ivory, according to conservationistsBeijing has imposed a one-year ban on imports of ivory carvings as critics say rising Chinese demand threatens African elephants with extinction, but campaigners described the move as "more symbolic than effective" Friday. The measure came days ahead of a visit to China by Britain's Prince William, who has campaigned against illegal wildlife trafficking and is expected to speak on the issue during a stop in the southwestern province of Yunnan next Wednesday. The ban took effect Thursday and was announced by China's State Forestry Administration in a statement on its website. China is a signatory to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), but conservationists say it is the world's largest consumer of illegal ivory, with skyrocketing demand leading to the slaughter of tens of thousands of African elephants each year.


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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2015, file photo, Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) drives past Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore (23) as Jason Thompson (34) watches during an NBA basketball game in Chicago. Rose will have surgery on his right knee for the second straight season. The team announced Tuesday night, Feb. 24, that Rose was feeling pain in his knee, and an exam and MRI confirmed a medial meniscus tear. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls expect Derrick Rose to return this season after having surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee on Friday.


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NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA will begin revealing whether it determined referees' crunch-time calls to be right or wrong.
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