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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 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 | 45 45 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 | 89 89 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 | 111 111 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 | 146 146 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 | 179 179 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 | 213 213 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 | 273 273 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 | 282 282 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 | 261 261 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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Queens DA: Aqueduct Racino employees charged with theft
The Queens District Attorney announced last Wednesday that two employees at Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park have been charged with theft of fraudulent casino playing cards. The employees w...
Feb 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Airport workers demand higher wages
Workers from airports around the city are calling on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to require employment agencies it contracts with to pay higher wages. A coalition of Southeastern ...
Feb 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven community supports transportation at old LIRR track
Woodhaven residents are on board with a plan to have the old LIRR track, which runs along 100th Street, turned into something that could get residents to and from Manhattan in less than 30 minutes....
Feb 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Arts Council moves to Astoria
Astoria will welcome an artistic new neighbor this spring. The Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) is moving from its Woodhaven home to an annex building at the Kaufman Astoria Studios sometime betwee...
Feb 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liu delivers first State of the City
Highlights plans for economic recovery
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South Queens up in arms over proposed district lines
In Woodhaven, Ozone Park, South Ozone Park and Richmond Hill, ire over the redrawing of State Senate and Assembly lines has grown in the past few weeks. After the Legislative Task Force on Demograp...
Feb 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assemblymen, transit advocates want fast train at old LIRR tracks
Two local South Queens assemblyman want to see the old Rockaway Beach LIRR rail line reactivated into a new railway. Assemblymen Mike Miller and Philip Goldfeder said they don’t oppose the other pl...
Feb 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Queens Boys & Girls Club receives grant from Taco Bell Foundation
The South Queens Boys & Girls Club recently received a $5,000 dollar grant from the Taco Bell Foundation to fund the Future Readiness: college and career preparation program at the club. The SQBGC ...
Feb 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodhaven voices frustration over street conversions at forum
Forum held by DOT brings in more than 100 concerned neighbors
Feb 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council gives citations of coffee and gifts to sanitation
On January 30, councilmen Ruben Wills, Leroy Comrie, and Eric Ulrich, along with Uniform Sanitationmen's Association President Harry Nespoli and Sanitation Borough Chief Queens East Steven Sokolows...
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DEC grants push green projects in at-risk nabes
On Wednesday, January 25, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) awarded $1 million to 24 Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants to organizations statewide serving at-risk commun...
Feb 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richmond Hill man faces life for stabbing ex-wife
A South Richmond Hill resident was arraigned on homicide charges last Wednesday, January 25, for the stabbing and killing of his estranged wife, 32-year-old Diane Sharma, in front of her three chil...
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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84th street proposed changes still has residents riled up
As the change of 84th Street from a one-way northbound to a one-way southbound from Liberty Avenue to Atlantic Avenue remains in limbo, Woodhaven residents are not giving up on having their collect...
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Woodhaven mourns loss of two civic-minded neighbors
Sometimes we get so caught up in the little controversies in our daily lives that we miss the big picture. Woodhaven lost two of its' treasures over the past week and we should all take a moment to...
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Brooklyn DA recalls 'Incident at Howard Beach'
Reissues book recounting the case
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Sri Lanka's batsman Kumar Sangakkara (C) survives a run-out chance as England's Eoin Morgan (L) and James Anderson react, during their Cricket World Cup Pool A match in Wellington, on March 1, 2015Sri Lanka inflicted England's third crushing defeat by a Test nation at this World Cup with a nine-wicket win on Sunday that left their opponents' quarter-final hopes hanging by a thread as Pakistan looked to revive their bid for a place in the last eight. Chasing 310 for victory, Sri Lanka cruised to a seemingly stiff target with 16 balls to spare as Lahiru Thirimanne, who ended the match with a six off Chris Woakes to be 139 not out, and Kumar Sangakkara (117 not out) shared an unbroken partnership of 212 for the second wicket in Wellington. Yet Sangakkara insisted he still planned to retire from white-ball cricket after the World Cup as he was "getting old". England opened this World Cup with a 111-run loss to Australia before suffering an even more humiliating eight-wicket defeat by New Zealand, the other tournament co-hosts.


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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a ceremony commemorating the 26th anniversary of El Caracazo, a deadly popular revolt, in Caracas on February 28, 2015President Nicolas Maduro plans to limit the US diplomatic presence in Venezuela and require American tourists to obtain visas, in a sign of growing tensions between the two countries. Maduro has intensified in recent months his allegations of coup and assassination plans -- often purportedly backed by the United States -- as he faces a deep economic crisis and a sharp drop in popularity. "In order to protect our country... I have decided to implement a system of compulsory visas for all Americans entering Venezuela," he told supporters. Under the new measures, Venezuela will start charging tourists the same visa fees the United States asks of Venezuelans, though it was unclear when the plan would be implemented.


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BYU's Kyle Collinsworth, left, and Gonzaga's Kyle Wiltjer go after a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Kyle Collinsworth believes BYU is peaking at the right time.


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