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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 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 | 24 24 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 | 68 68 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 | 86 86 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 | 125 125 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 | 155 155 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 | 191 191 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 | 251 251 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 | 260 260 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 | 244 244 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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And it looks like Hiram Monserrate will live to fight another day.
Oct 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crowley makes good on Kiwanis flap
Now those of you who are watching know that it’s a whole lot of fun when a Republican actually has a shot at a seat in New York City. Well, the 30th Council District seat in Glendale is held by Dem...
Oct 13, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dems helping Flushing Republican?
In Flushing, the race to replace outgoing councilman and comptroller candidate John Liu has some interesting dynamics coming down the stretch run. The folks on the editorial board (which sometimes ...
Oct 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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The governor becomes a bona fide TV star
It seems like everyone just wants him to go away, so Governor David Paterson has decided to be everywhere! A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that the president himself - yes goslings, Barack O...
Oct 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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The mythical world of NYC politics
If you've been following the race for the 19th Council District (currently held by Tony Avella, who decided not to run for a third term and instead waged an unsuccessful campaign to win the Democra...
Oct 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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He moves in mysterious ways
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, despite all of his billions of dollars and financial media empire, is just like you and me. If you don't believe us, just look at all of his campaign literature. There's co...
Sep 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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I Want Candy!
Speaking of jetting all over the world, some politicians from New York City got a lift back to their home districts from President Barack Obama on Air Force One recently. We are told that among the...
Sep 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mailers? Ha! Ognibene is on a billboard
You know who isn't a “nobody”? Tom Ognibene, that's who! And he has this massive billboard looming over the Long Island Expressway in Maspeth to prove it. This might be one of the first political b...
Sep 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor refuses to endorse nobody
Ouch...you know your campaign is in trouble when you are no longer considered a long-shot candidate, but in fact a “nobody.” That's the blow that Republican candidates for comptroller and public ad...
Sep 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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It feels like the day after Christmas
Finally Primary Day has come and gone, and guess what? Not that many people cared. Except for the folks who were lucky enough to score a ticket to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Primary Day party to wel...
Sep 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's a Girl!
Well, the week wasn't a total wash for Eric Gioia. He may have lost his bid to become the city's next public advocate (and a heartbeat away from becoming the next mayor of New York City), but he re...
Sep 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why can't every year be a crazy election year?
Instead of talking about extending term limits, why hasn't anybody discussed reducing them to something like two years, or even 9 months? Sure, it's been hectic trying to keep up with all of the el...
Sep 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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The 2009 endorsement game is getting out of hand
Last week, we mentioned that the Pol Position inbox was being bombarded with emails about the latest endorsements of the numerous candidates who are seeking office this election season. Perhaps it'...
Sep 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's like we just did a political keg stand
Goslings, our head is virtually spinning right now, and it's not because of that six pack of Night Train Express Wine Coolers we drank last night while watching all of the debates we had piling up ...
Aug 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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An election so special he had to call it twice
We were just kidding governor! Last week, we wrote about the governor's decision to call a special election to replace former assemblyman Anthony Seminerio, who used to represent Richmond Hill and ...
Aug 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - This Oct. 13, 2012 file photo shows Fox News commentator and author Bill O'Reilly at the Comedy Central "Night Of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs" at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Following several stories questioning Bill O'Reilly's past reporting, a liberal media watchdog has ordered its researchers to comb through years of the Fox News Channel host's writings, radio and television shows and public appearances to find examples of inconsistencies. O'Reilly is squarely in the crosshairs of Media Matters for America, an illustration of how the media is subject to the same political campaigns as politicians. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invsion/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Following several stories questioning Bill O'Reilly's past reporting, a liberal media watchdog has ordered its researchers to comb through years of the Fox News Channel host's writings, radio and television shows and public appearances to find examples of inconsistencies.


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Second Round Of Talks To Re-Establish Diplomatic Ties With Cuba Takes Place At State Dept.By David Adams and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cuban and U.S. officials held a second round of talks on Friday toward normalizing ties and both sides said they made good progress, although they did not set a date for renewal of diplomatic relations that Washington severed 54 years ago. Going into the talks, Communist-ruled Cuba pushed to be removed from a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. The head of Cuba's delegation to the talks, Josefina Vidal, said removal from the terrorism list was not a pre-condition for renewal of diplomatic ties, but she added that it was a "very important issue" and a priority for Cuba. The talks in Washington stemmed from the historic decision announced by the two Cold War era foes last December to work to normalize relations, including opening embassies in each other's countries, and to exchange prisoners.


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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) — The Republican-controlled House unexpectedly rejected short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security on Friday, increasing the prospect of a partial shutdown at midnight of an agency with major anti-terrorism responsibilities.


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