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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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Polish parishioners concerned over church merger
On a typical Sunday, the St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Parish, located at 88-10 102nd Avenue, just off of Rockaway Boulevard in Ozone Park, sees roughly 150 parishioners – many of them attending n...
Jun 29, 2011 | 40 40 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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An event to raise awareness on domestic violence
The Stars International Band and Geeta Mandir Cultural Center is hosting its first ever domestic violence event in order to raise awareness in the community about a problem that is often not talked...
Jun 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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From wiseguy to wordsmith
Ex-mobster turns life around, pens memoir
Jun 22, 2011 | 5 5 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weiner resigns over 'sexting' scandal
Pressure from Dems leads congressman to step down
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Civic association, Ulrich beautify Ozone Park Triangle
Councilman Eric Ulrich joined members of the Our Neighbors Civic Association of Ozone Park on Saturday, June 11, to clean and beautify Ruoff Triangle at the intersection of Rockaway Boulevard, 101s...
Jun 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cops urge Nissan & Honda owners to be vigilant
Warn about potential theft of parts at civic meet
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Chief: casino neighborhood will see additional cops
As the September opening day for the Resorts World New York casino in Ozone Park approaches, nervous neighborhood residents concerned about their safety were assured that more cops hitting their st...
Jun 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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NYPD Domestic Violence officer honored
Domestic Violence Unit Police Officer Michael Restaino of the 106th Precinct was honored with the Cop of the Month award at the Precinct Community Council meeting last week for his outstanding work...
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Outcry grows over library cuts
In a borough-wide blitz of rallies and petition-signing events at libraries from Laurelton to Long Island City, residents protested $25 million in budget cuts that would drastically reduce branch h...
Jun 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOT makes traffic changes in Howard Beach
Attention motorists: slow down! Speed humps are coming to 156th Avenue in Howard bEach between 88th and 89th streets, where the avenue narrows down westbound from two lanes to one. Community Board ...
Jun 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents rally for Engine 294
“Don’t close the door on 294,” and other such chants, came from hundreds of enthusiastic Richmond Hill residents rallying Sunday afternoon to save Engine Company 294, at 102-10 Jamaica Avenue, from...
Jun 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Resorts World opens Aqueduct employment center
As the renovated Aqueduct site comes down the homestretch with a new casino and world-class dining, Resorts World New York is also offering something else for residents: an onsite employment center...
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102nd Precinct holds safety fair
Over 100 community residents turned out last Saturday afternoon at the Forest Park band shell parking lot for the 102nd Precinct’s Crime Prevention Mini-Fair sponsored by Assemblyman Michael Miller...
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Richmond Hill High School gets a mural
Future generations of students at Richmond Hill High School will have something to remember the current students by. A mural, created by 17 students participating in the South Asian Youth Action (S...
Jun 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents: bring police horses back to 102nd Precinct
Ten years ago, the Police Department took the ten mounted police officers and their steeds from the newly renovated stables in the 102nd Precinct and transferred them to the police stables in Cunni...
Jun 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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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IAEA Director General Amano waits for start of a board of governors meeting at the IAEA headquarters in ViennaBy Shadia Nasralla VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief said on Monday Iran was being slow to cooperate with his agency's investigation into the Iranian atomic program and that the inquiry could not continue indefinitely. Diplomats have voiced doubt over whether the outstanding issues in the U.N. investigation would be resolved before a broader diplomatic agreement is reached between Iran and the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany. The seven countries have set a deadline of late March for a framework deal and June for a comprehensive final settlement that would curb Iran's nuclear activity to ensure it cannot be put to bombmaking in return for the lifting of international sanctions that have hammered the oil-based Iranian economy. When asked about a time frame for the U.N. inquiry running parallel to the higher-level negotiations, International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano said: "It depends on the level and pace of cooperation from Iran, I cannot tell by when... "We have asked questions and the questions are clear, so (Iran) can answer." The Islamic Republic has yet to address two outstanding issues relating to alleged explosives tests and other measures that might have been used for nuclear bomb research which it should have explained away by last August.


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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker attend a conference on innovation and competitiveness hosted by the European Investment Bank in Berlin, Germany, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)LONDON (AP) — The 19-country eurozone got a double dose of mildly positive economic news Monday that will likely be met with relief by the European Central Bank's policymakers as they prepare to hold their next meeting on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.


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