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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 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 | 49 49 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 | 95 95 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 | 115 115 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 | 151 151 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 | 184 184 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 | 217 217 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 | 280 280 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 | 288 288 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 | 268 268 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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Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Rezoning hearings continue
City Planning visits WRBA
Jan 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richmond Hill man and family sentenced for fraud
Will collectively spend hundreds of years in jail
Jan 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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102 Precinct cop of the month
Two specialized-unit, undercover police officers were honored at the 102nd Precinct's Community Affairs meeting last Tuesday, January 19 – the first of the year. Officers Kevin Warmhold and Kenneth...
Jan 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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The man who built Woodhaven
It was John Pitkin who bought the land that was eventually christened Woodhaven and for that he is generally regarded as its' founder. But it was a man who came here from Switzerland (via France) w...
Jan 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carbon Monoxide causes Ozone Park deaths
Investigators have ruled carbon monoxide poisoning as the cause of death of a father and son in their Ozone Park home on Saturday, January 14. The victims, 29-year-old Aaron Chen and 66-year-old Ku...
Jan 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents speak out against street conversions
Some Woodhaven residents vehemently voiced concern at last week's Community Board 9 meeting over the conversion of two streets in the neighborhood – 84th Street and 91st Avenue. CB9 was scheduled t...
Jan 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plan for Queens high line faces opposition
Transit advocates push for new train line to the Rockaways
Jan 13, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two arguments for the rezoning proposal
The Richmond Hill-Woodhaven rezoning plans are drawing supporters and opponents as public hearings on the plans continue to be held. While some, like Ed Wendell, president of the Woodhaven Resident...
Jan 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Ozone Park man sentenced for brutal killing of girlfriend
A South Ozone Park man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the 2008 stabbing death of his girlfriend, who was nine months pregnant with his child. In November 2011, Derrick Redd, a...
Jan 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Happy Birthday, Ozone Park
Town turns 130 in 2012
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Lefferts A Train station to get ADA elevator
The A train Lefferts Boulevard station will soon be receiving a makeover in the form of an elevator compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, as well as renovations. MTA re...
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Talk of convention center spurs excitement and caution
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to build the nation’s largest convention center at Aqueduct in South Ozone Park has everyone’s eyes turned to the borough, and the move could possibly put Queens on the...
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Howard Beach senior center housing moves forward
Howard Beach will soon see a new housing development. Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ) announced that it has closed on $31 million in financing to develop Howard Beach Senior Apartm...
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Group envisions a high line for Queens
Residents in Southern Queens are putting together a vision to transform the abandoned Rockaway Beach line railroad tracks into the borough's own version of the High Line - to be called The QueensWa...
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Search is on for hit-and-run driver in Woodhaven
The Woodhaven Residents' Block Association is hoping that someone can help identify the driver of a Black SUV who hit a Woodhaven resident and sped away on Friday, December 16, at approximately 1:1...
Dec 28, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bernardino Leon, U.N. special envoy for Libya, attends a meeting with members of the Libyan General National Congress in TripoliBy Ayman Al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libya's elected parliament agreed on Monday to return to U.N.-sponsored peace negotiations one week after pulling out and a delegate from its rival assembly said the talks would resume on Thursday. Western powers see the U.N. talks as the only chance to end turmoil in Libya, where a power struggle between two rival governments and their armed factions risks pushing the North African country deeper into civil war four years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. Fighting between the two factions has cut into Libya's vital crude exports and has also allowed militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State to gain a foothold in the large desert nation. Forces loyal to Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni's internationally recognised government and the elected parliament based in the east are battling Libya Dawn forces who took over the capital Tripoli last summer and set up their own government.


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Chadian soldier poses for picture at front line during battle against insurgent group Boko Haram in GambaruBy Daniel Flynn and Bate Felix N'DJAMENA/YAOUNDE (Reuters) - When battle-hardened Chadian troops overran a Boko Haram camp in northern Nigeria last week, they wanted to press deep into territory controlled by the Islamist group but Nigeria refused to let them. Having defeated al Qaeda in Mali two years ago, Chad's military believes it could finish off Boko Haram alone. In a country proud to be a major African power, it would be an embarrassment to President Goodluck Jonathan as he seeks reelection for a smaller nation to tackle Nigeria's security problems, diplomats say. In their forward base in the town of Gambaru on the Nigeria-Cameroon border, Chadian soldiers displayed dozens of guns seized from Boko Haram and a burnt-out armored vehicle painted with black and white Arabic script.


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File-This file frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shows a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J. last April, where a cargo container was packed with 5,000 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Citing safety concerns, United Airlines on Monday, March, 2, 2015, became the second major U.S. airline to announce it will no longer accept bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries of the kind that power everything from smartphones to laptops to power tools. (AP Photo/FAA, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the world's largest airlines are banning bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries in the face of mounting evidence of their potential to cause catastrophic in-flight fires.


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