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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 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 | 59 59 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 | 104 104 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 | 122 122 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 | 158 158 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 | 191 191 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 | 224 224 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 | 286 286 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 | 297 297 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 | 277 277 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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Secretary of State John Kerry gestures during a news conference after he delivered remarks to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, March 2, 2015, in Geneva. Kerry discussed ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran, and tensions with Russia over Ukraine. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) —


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People walk past the stock prices displayed on an electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday after Wall Street declined and investors looked ahead to U.S. economic data and China's announcement of its annual growth target. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)BEIJING (AP) — European stocks mostly gained while Asian markets faltered Wednesday as investors monitored upbeat eurozone economic data and looked ahead to U.S. indicators.


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U.S. Secretary of State Kerry meets his Iranian counterpart Zarif for a new round of nuclear negotiations in MontreuxBy Arshad Mohammed MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - The U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers wrapped up three days of talks over Iran's nuclear programme on Wednesday, a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the deal being negotiated was a serious mistake. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran's Mohammad Javad Zarif have negotiated for more than 10 hours since Monday in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux, hoping to work out a framework deal by late March. "We expect that we (and the Iranians) will regroup bilaterally, with the European Union present as well, on the 15th of March, location to be confirmed but most likely Geneva." Asked if he thought they had made progress, Zarif told reporters: "We have, but a lot of work remains." However, Netanyahu's controversial speech to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, where he harshly criticised the diplomatic efforts to resolve the dispute, may make it harder for the Obama administration to sell the potential deal back home.


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