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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 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 | 54 54 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 | 100 100 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 | 118 118 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 | 154 154 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 | 187 187 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 | 220 220 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 | 282 282 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 | 291 291 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 | 271 271 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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Carina Hueber, Dutch Artisans
In Holland, people regularly use stroop to sweeten their meals. A common household product, stroop is a traditional Dutch jam-like condiment most commonly made from apples. But to many New Yorkers,...
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tessa Wherman, Runner/Survivor
Two and a half years ago, Tessa Wehrman was living a pretty normal life for a 26-year-old college graduate. She had just landed a great job working for Nicklodeon's television programming and strat...
Oct 28, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sarah Bacchus, 34-24-36
The first time Queens got a look at the fashion brand 34-24-36 was in September of 2010, at the 2nd annual Queens Fashion Week. That was where fashion designer and founder Sarah Bacchus tore up the...
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Albert Perna, Perna Foundation
Fresh off serving as the grand marshal for a parade in Howard Beach, Albert Perna is already moving onto something new. But that’s par for the course for Perna, who works endlessly on his Perna Fou...
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Aaron Popowsky, N-Hance Owner
When renovating wood floors or cabinets, there can be a strong lingering smell of fumes that can take over a week to leave a home. That is why when Long Island City resident Aaron Popowsky found ou...
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ron Cohen, Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Ron Cohen grew up in Fresh Meadows and attended The Kew-Forest School. Now Cohen is giving back to the community he calls home by continuing his second year serving as president of the Forest Hills...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dr. Thomas Onorato, LaGuardia Professor
Dr. Thomas Onorato, a biology professor at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, is teaming up with professors from Brown University, St. John’s, College of Mount Saint Vincent and CUNY ...
Sep 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Salvatore Lopizzo, Yana Services
Yana Services, which stands for “You Are Never Alone,” is a resource center located in Rockaway that has helped out community members for over a year now. The organization really grew, though, in t...
Sep 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rob Caldera, CYO Director
Rob Caldera has been part of the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) since he was a 15-year-old shooting guard and second basemen for St. Joseph’s Parish in Astoria. Even then, Caldera was more inter...
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orly Whaba, Life Vest Inside
Life Vest Inside, a program founded by Sheepshead Bay resident Orly Wahba to combat bullying and teen depression, is getting national attention. “As a child I had very, very low self-esteem,” Wahba...
Aug 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Andrea Ormeno, QEDC Director
At just 24-years old, Andrea Ormeno is the new director of the Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Women’s Business Center. Ormeno joined QEDC in 2008 before becoming a full-time employee in ...
Jul 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fidel Tavarez, LGCC Graduate
Fidel Tavarez dropped out of his third four-year college before he realized it was time for a change. He needed a place where he could push himself while learning the basics, which was when he enro...
Jul 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tiana Meilinger, Vaya Bags
Tianna Meilinger started Vaya Bags in 2005 with a single messenger bag she made for herself. The bag was strong, sturdy and perfect for her commute. People loved the bag so much they started reques...
Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marilyn Skony Stamm, Former LGCC Foundation Board Director
Marilyn Skony Stamm is the ultimate businesswoman. CEO of Stamm International Corp and former LaGuardia Community College Foundation board director, she knows how to get things done. Stamm was rece...
Jun 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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David Daraio, Maspeth Federal
As a high school graduate, David Daraio was looking for a part-time job to keep him busy during the summer of 1994, so he took a job at Maspeth Federal Bank not knowing what to expect. “I needed a ...
Jun 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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US investigators launched dawn raids Tuesday on two dozen Los Angeles locations suspected of offering "maternity tourism" for mostly Chinese mothers wanting to give birth in the United StatesUS investigators launched dawn raids Tuesday on dozens of Los Angeles locations suspected of offering "maternity tourism" services for mostly Chinese mothers wanting to give birth in the United States. The raids targeted apartment complexes in the Irvine, Rancho Cucamonga, Rowland Heights and Walnut districts outside LA where the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says foreign clients are housed. "Such businesses provide travel and lodging services to pregnant foreign nationals interested in coming to the United States to give birth so their offspring will be American citizens," ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice said. According to ICE, the maternity tourism businesses cater mostly to Chinese women who pay $15,000-$50,000 for the services, which can include getting social security numbers and US passports for their offspring.


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Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif addresses Human Rights Council at UN in GenevaBy Arshad Mohammed MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Iran rejected on Tuesday as "unacceptable" U.S. President Barack Obama's demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years but said it would continue talks on a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported. Iran laid out the position as the U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers met for a second day of negotiations and as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a stinging critique of the agreement they are trying to hammer out. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met a day after Obama told Reuters that Iran must commit to a verifiable halt of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear work for a landmark atomic deal to be reached. "Iran will not accept excessive and illogical demands," Zarif was quoted by Fars as saying.


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FILE -In this Feb. 26, 2015 file photo, First lady Michelle Obama speaks in Washington. Michelle Obama will promote educating girls around the world during a mid-March visit to U.S. ally Japan, and to Cambodia, a place where the government's record on human rights gave her husband pause during a reluctant visit a couple of years ago. Mrs. Obama will visit Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan, from March 18-20 and end the trip with a March 21-22 stop in Siem Reap in northwestern Cambodia, the White House said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has announced a new government-wide initiative to help millions of girls around the world attend and stay school.


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