blog roll
our featured bloggers
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...

more blogs

opinion
There (Could Be) An App For That
STRICTLY STASI
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Intolerance is getting out of control
IN OUR OPINION
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Ban the Plastic Bags
OP-ED
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
New MLB Commish Just Needs to Enforce the Current Rules
STRICTLY STASI
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Give ideas about park funding a chance
IN OUR OPINION
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Willets West: Riding Roughshod Over Queens Community
Op-Ed
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Tackling Chronic Absenteeism in Schools
STRICTLY STASI
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
In the NYPD, common decency is troublingly uncommon
Even before Eric Garner’s tragic death made national news and brought increased scrutiny on the true-life practices of the NYPD, Denise Stewart was given a glimpse of the department’s lack of human...
Aug 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Library trustee removals on sound footing
IN OUR OPINION
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Schumer Gets It Right On Primaries
STRICTLY STASI
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Why Incumbents Keep Getting Reelected
Op-Ed
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
City's homeless system is broken
IN OUR OPINION
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The High Personal Cost of High Rents
STRICTLY STASI
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
NYS grapples with legalized marijuana
IN OUR OPINION
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Re-Evaluating the Evaluation Process
A lawsuit by a parents’ organization challenging how New York State protects public school teachers may not change the entire dynamic of public education in the state. It will, however, expose a cr...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

Nine people are dead following a mass murder in rural Missouri in which the suspected gunman took his own lifeNine people are dead following a mass murder in rural Missouri in which the suspected gunman took his own life, police in the Midwestern state said Friday. With an investigation still underway, it appeared that seven people were shot and killed in four different residences in the small Bible Belt town of Tyrone. An eighth person, described as an elderly woman, was found dead in a fifth house, apparently "from natural causes," the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. "The apparent suspect, a 36-year-old male from Tyrone, was found dead in a vehicle... in (neighboring) Shannon County from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," added police spokesman Sergeant Jeff Kinder.


2015-02-27 11:51:43 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders are struggling to round up enough votes to update the No Child Left Behind education law. There are signs they may have to delay a vote.
2015-02-27 11:49:17 -0500

Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., holds up a copy of the Constitution while talking to reporters as House Republicans emerge from a closed-door meeting on how to deal with the impasse over the Homeland Security budget, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. GOP lawmakers have been trying to block President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration through the funding for the DHS which expires Friday night. Sounding retreat, House Republicans agreed Thursday night to push short-term funding to prevent a partial shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security while leaving in place Obama administration immigration policies they have vowed to repeal. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress closed in Friday on approving a short-term spending bill for the Homeland Security Department that would avert a partial agency shutdown hours before it was to begin.


2015-02-27 11:46:46 -0500