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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 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 | 47 47 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 | 91 91 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 | 113 113 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 | 149 149 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 | 182 182 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 | 215 215 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 | 276 276 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 | 284 284 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 | 264 264 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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U.S. Secretary of State Kerry attends Human Rights Council at UN in GenevaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday of being obsessed by allegations of Israeli abuses and said the United States would defend Israel against efforts to isolate it. In a speech to the Council in Geneva, Kerry also exhorted the 47-member-state group to look into what he described as severe abuses in separatist-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine as well as in Crimea, annexed by Russia from Ukraine last year. For decades the government has subjugated its citizens, starving and torturing and incarcerating them or worse." Kerry offered a strong defense of Israel against what he called the council's unbalanced focus on the country. "It must be said that the HRC’s obsession with Israel actually risks undermining the credibility of the entire organization," Kerry said.


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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prays at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, on February 28, 2015US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday warned Israel's prime minister against revealing details at his upcoming speech to US Congress of an Iran nuclear deal that world powers are in the process of negotiating. While he did not mention Benjamin Netanyahu by name, Kerry told reporters in Geneva he was "concerned by reports" that "selective details" of the deal aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear programme would be revealed in the coming days. Kerry is due to meet his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux later Monday for talks on the Iran agreement. "The best way to deal with the question surrounding this nuclear programme is to find a comprehensive deal, but not a deal which comes at any costs," he told reporters.


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A student protester lies on a monastery floor after police surrounded the monastery apparently to prevent them from proceeding with a protest march to Yangon from Letpadan, north of Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, March 2, 2015. Truckloads of police prevented hundreds of students from marching onward to Myanmar's old capital Monday to protest a new law that they say will curb academic freedom. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)In this photo by Gemunu Amarasinghe, a student protester lies on the floor of a monastery in Letpadan, Myanmar, after police stopped protesters from continuing their march toward Yangon, the country's largest city. The students have been rallying for a month in protest of an education law passed in September that puts all decisions about academic policy and curriculum in the hands of a body made up largely of government ministers. It bans students from forming unions and ignores calls for local languages to be used in instruction in ethnic states. Students say the law undermines the autonomy of universities, which were shuttered or rigidly controlled during five decades of military rule because the junta considered them hotbeds of discontent. The threat of an expanded protest is sensitive in part because students were at the forefront of pro-democracy protests in 1988 that were crushed by a bloody military crackdown.


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