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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 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 | 36 36 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 | 80 80 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 | 99 99 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 | 138 138 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 | 168 168 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 | 204 204 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 | 261 261 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 | 270 270 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 | 254 254 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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Council members seek agreement for more supportive housing
Advocates say it's crucial in dealing with homeless crisis
Dec 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grand Street BID using vacant space for holiday party
With the final days of both Rainbow and GEM Super Value Discount Store approaching, the Grand Street Business Improvement District (BID) is planning one last hurrah with the Holiday Fun for All cel...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Longtime grocery store reopens as Key Food in Clinton Hill
Nearly 50 years after Sam Widdi opened Met Food Market at 991 Fulton St. in Clinton Hill, the Widdi family has reopened the family store as a Key Food, offering longtime customers a new look and ev...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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SLIDE SHOW: Greenpoint YMCA celebrates the holiday season
The gymnasium at the Greenpoint YMCA was transformed into a winter wonderland on Saturday, when dozens of local families and YMCA members gathered to celebrate the holiday season with games, arts a...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Global car-sharing company sees big success in Brooklyn
After one month, car2go members drive 55,000 miles in borough
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prospect Park Residence owner delays contempt hearing
92-year-old resident denied chance to testify
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community votes on new uses for environmental fund
Projects include reintroducing native grasses to creek
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn pols rally around Obama’s immigration reform
Say executive order is a first step, more work to be done
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greenpoint YMCA pilots new BETAGirls coding program
Some high school students use their free time to catch up their favorite television show or meet up with friends. Others, like Aisha Thermidor of Springfield Gardens, use it to learn how to code. T...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rocket part factory converted to lofts in Williamsburg
Leasing begins, with many more apartments on the way
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Pol pushes ban on cell phone use for bicyclists
A New York City politician wants bike riders to keep their hands off their phones and on their handlebars. Councilman Mark Treyger introduced legislation at last week’s City Council stated meeting ...
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P.S. 84 breaks ground on school-top greenhouse
Once complete, it will be the first in the borough
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Low-income early learning center to close in Williamsburg
Reynoso calls on the mayor to save the program
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Homeless shelter for 91 families opens in Greenpoint
Residents angered at administration’s lack of transparency
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Building 77 prepares for $140 million renovation
Upgrades will bring 3,000 manufacturing jobs to Navy Yard
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In this file photo taken on Thursday, May 30, 2013, Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition leader, presents a report claiming widespread corruption during preparations for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, at a news conference in Moscow, Russia. Russian police say opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has been shot and killed in Moscow. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)MOSCOW (AP) — Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government.


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Speakers, from right, Hilary Bricken, Douglas Berman, Salvador Mungia and Robert Odawi Porter bow their heads during an opening prayer at a tribal marijuana conference for tribal governments considering whether to legalize marijuana for medicinal, agricultural, or recreational use, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Tulalip, Wash. Representatives of 75 American Indian tribes from 35 states gathered to discuss what might be the next big financial boon on reservations across the country: marijuana. Tribes have been exploring the idea of getting into the pot business since the Obama administration announced in December it wouldn't stand in their way. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — The Justice Department's announcement in December that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution — if not silence or opposition — from many tribes.


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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A sheriff's official says deputies have recovered a dress that strongly resembles the custom dress taken from Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o's hotel room earlier this week.
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