blog roll
our featured bloggers
Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 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 | 60 60 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 | 105 105 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 | 124 124 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 | 160 160 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 | 192 192 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 | 225 225 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 | 289 289 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 | 299 299 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 | 278 278 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...

more blogs

obituaries
Jacqueline Heppa
Jacqueline Heppa passed away in Howell, NJ on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the age of 71. Beloved Mother of Maria-Ann Dolch and Carolyn Bongiorno and Mother-in-Law of Robert and Anthony. Cherished ...
Feb 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Concetta Vertuccio
Concetta Vertuccio passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015 at the age of 79. Beloved Wife of Frank Vertuccio. Loving Mother of Maria Stalica and Vincent Vertuccio and Mother-in-Law of Ronnie and Mi...
Feb 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Stephen K. Grunwald
Stephen K. Grunwald passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the age of 85. Beloved Husband of the late Helen S. Grunwald. Loving Father of Jeanette Stewart, and the late Stephen M. Grunwald and ...
Jan 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Eleanor Navaretta
Eleanor Navaretta passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the age of 84. Beloved Wife of the late Alfred Navaretta. Loving Mother of Jean Surowiec, Carl Navaretta and the late Alfred Navaretta...
Jan 20, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Irene Feminella
Irene Feminella passed away on Monday, January 05, 2015 at the age of 66. Beloved Mother of Melanie Feminella. Mass of Christian Burial offered at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church on Thursday January ...
Jan 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Mary Turato
Mary Turato passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the age of 99. Beloved Wife of the late Sam Turato. Loving Mother of John Turato and Marie Roberti. Cherished Grandmother of Lori Sempervidi a...
Jan 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Josephine (Wojcik) Baranowski
Josephine (Wojcik) Baranowski born March 3, 1922, in PA passed away on December 20, 2014 in Princeton, NJ. She lived in Maspeth, NY for over 50 years. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Szot, t...
Jan 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Michelina Impollonia
Michelina Impollonia passed away on Saturday, January 03, 2015 at the age of 82. Beloved Wife of the late Michael A. Impollonia. Loving Mother of Phyllis Impollonia Fogg and Andrea Impollonia. Cher...
Jan 06, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Brian F. Carroll
Brian F. Carroll passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the age of 72. Beloved Husband of Mary Carroll. Loving Father of Francis Carroll, Brian Carroll, Sean Carroll and the late Elizabeth Car...
Jan 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Albert Orsi
Albert Orsi passed away on Monday, December 29, 2014 at the age of 74. Beloved Husband of Mary Ann Orsi. Loving Father of Joseph Delphine. Cherished Grandfather of Jenna and Matthew. Dear Brother o...
Jan 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Jean Oldenburg
Jean Oldenburg formerly of Ridgewood passed away on December 20, 2014 at the age of 76. She was the beloved wife of Frederick. Devoted mother of Susan Conroy, Jeanine, Frederick Jr. & the late Step...
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Francesca Nuccio
Francesca Nuccio passed away on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at the age of 85. Beloved Wife of Francesco Nuccio. Loving Mother of Emilia Nuccio & Anna Crisafi and Mother-in-Law of Robert MacFarlane...
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Marie Ziccardi
Marie Ziccardi passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014 at the age of 68. Beloved Wife of John Ziccardi. Loving Mother of Anthony Ziccardi, Annmarie Voulgaris and Nicholas Ziccardi. Cherished Grand...
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Louis M. Berger
Louis M. Berger passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of Catherine Berger. Loving Father of Kevin Berger, Karen Ferris, Brian Berger and Thomas Berger and Fat...
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Catherine (Kay) Menzer
Catherine (Kay) Menzer passed away on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved Wife of the late Robert Menzer. Loving Mother of Kathy Forgione, Harold Menzer, Robert Menzer, Michael Men...
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, police officers watch protesters as smoke fills the streets in Ferguson, Mo. after a grand jury's decision in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. A Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson police department and at the municipal jail and court. The full report, to be publicly released on March 4, says the investigation found Ferguson officers disproportionately used excessive force against blacks and too often charged them with petty offenses. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias and unconstitutional practices.


2015-03-04 13:38:39 -0500

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., right, accompanied by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, outline their ideas for a new tax plan during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — With an eye toward a possible run for the White House, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio signed onto an extensive plan Wednesday to cut taxes for investors, parents and businesses in an effort to spur economic growth and create jobs.


2015-03-04 13:38:00 -0500

Rescued migrants wait to disembark from an Italian Coast Guard vessel in Porto Empedocle, Sicily, southern Italy, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. In a dramatic sea rescue north of Libya, a flotilla of rescue ships saved nearly 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday. The rescue vessels, including from Italy's coast guard and navy, and three cargo ships, saved 941 people in seven separate operations that began Tuesday, Italy's coast guard said. The survivors were being ferried to southern Italian ports. The migrants had been aboard five motorized dinghies and two larger vessels. One of the larger boats capsized, and 10 bodies were spotted or plucked from the sea. According to Interior Ministry figures, 7,882 migrants arrived on Italian coasts in the first two months of this year, compared to 5,506 in that period in 2014. The coast guard said the migrants saved in the latest rescues claimed to be Syrians, Palestinians, Libyans, Tunisians or from sub-Saharan Africa. (AP Photo/Francesco Malavolta)ROME (AP) — In dramatic sea rescues north of Libya, a flotilla of ships saved more than 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday.


2015-03-04 13:37:08 -0500