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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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Keep Astoria Clean an ongoing focus in the community
Cleanliness has always been a leading concern for business owners and residents in the outer boroughs. And since City Council budgets were established earlier this summer, programs like the Doe Fun...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lemonda sworn in as next FDNY UFOA president
FDNY commissioner Daniel Nigro joined the Uniformed Fire Officers Association (UFOA) last week at Ricardo’s Restaurant in Astoria, to officially swear in the new board, as well as Battalion Chief J...
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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New LIC restaurant excels at classic Italian cuisine
Il Falco owners bring 50 years of experience to the kitchen
Sep 19, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodside remembers the attacks on September 11
It has been 13 years since the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. This past Thursday, the Doughboy Park Patriots and Woodside on the Move hosted a candlelight vigil for those ...
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Next Top Makers hosts Queens pop-up event in LIC
Local manufacturers showcase their talent and products
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Hunters Point streets now a little safer for peds
DOT installs traffic-calming measures on 5th St.
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New Mexican restaurant to open on 36th St.
Cantina-style Tacuba brings Mexican flare to Astoria
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens Quiet Skies to host rally protesting plane noise
Event will take place on Sunday in Cunningham Park
Sep 11, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol introduces legislation to soundproof schools
Congressman Joe Crowley added his voice to the organized voices of parents at PS85Q in Astoria on Monday when he announced legislation to require soundproofing of schools impacted by urban noise. “...
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comptroller visits P.S. 234 after first day of school
New York City bustled with eager children and excited parents last week as Sept. 4 rolled around and marked yet another first day of school. For students at P.S. 234 in Astoria, feelings were mixed...
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Disliked BID director resigns in face of opposition
Corona continues to fight Roosevelt Ave. BID proposal
Sep 05, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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ENDORSEMENT: We back Markey for the Assembly
Democrat Dmytro Fedkowskyj got a taste of what it takes to be a public servant, and he likes how it feels. That’s why the former Queens representative on the Panel for Education Policy wants to uns...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols to MTA: “Don’t let the bed bugs bite”
Bill will require reports of bug findings on public transit
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Doe Fund hits the streets of Dutch Kills
Cleaner sidewalks are on the way for the businesses and homes along 36th Avenue in Dutch Kills. Eric Darby, 53, has been an active member of the Doe Fund street-cleaning team for the last month, an...
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Sunnyside bix district gets bike friendly
The Sunnyside business district has become the first in Queens to be declared bike friendly. On August 23, local elected officials and Transportation Alternatives (TA) joined local business owners ...
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Shares in Sharp tumbled nearly 10 percent in early trade after the Nikkei business daily reported that the struggling electronics maker plans to request aidTokyo (AFP) - Sharp shares dropped on Tuesday after a report said the struggling Japanese electronics firm will ask its key lenders for aid, as it eyes the closure of money-losing units.


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Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin, center, catches a strike from starting pitcher R.A. Dickey, not shown. as infielder Maicer Izturis (13) bats during the first inning of an intrasquad spring training baseball game in Dunedin, Fla., Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)What to watch for today at spring training:


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MOSCOW (AP) — Mourners are lining up outside a Moscow human rights center for the funeral of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.
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