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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 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 | 39 39 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 | 84 84 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 | 104 104 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 | 141 141 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 | 173 173 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 | 208 208 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 | 268 268 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 | 276 276 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 | 258 258 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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Brooklyn musician hosts burlesque ocean charity event
Fifth annual Mermaid Lagoon raises money for dolphins, Hudson River
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Businesses struggle as film business booms in Brooklyn
Merchants and residents call for reprieve from shoots
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Coney Island residents rally to save Riegelmann Boardwalk
Joining more than 100 Coney Island residents, councilmen Mark Treyger and Chaim Deutsch and other elected officials gathered on January 18 to urge the de Blasio administration to save Coney Island ...
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BAM celebrates Martin Luther King Day
Mayor says MLK would not be “satisfied” today
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Brooklyn electeds some of first to sign up for IDNYC
Beep urges all New Yorkers to sign up for municipal ID card
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Mayor announces 17,300 affordable housing units in 2014
Administration exceeds year’s projects for new and preserved units
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Town hall addresses recent ped deaths in Brooklyn nabes
Kensington, Windsor Terrace to get safety measures
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Fight Back with Fitness Day raises money for cancer
Three years ago, Joe Gillette realized that very few people knew about Relay for Life, a fundraising event hosted annually across the country to raise money for the American Cancer Society. In an a...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Families say seniors in Brooklyn facility without heat, hot water
The elderly residents of assisted living facility Prospect Park Residence (PPR) were back in court last week, following continued issues with heat and hot water that have family members worried abo...
Jan 14, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Agreement reached to move forward on hospital expansion
New York Methodist Hospital to construct new outpatient clinic
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Local Relay for Life group raises money via polar plunge
Every year, brave souls line up on the beach at Coney Island on New Year’s Day to take part in traditional Polar Bear Plunge. This year was no different, but one group, the Bergen Beach, Mill Basin...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Group calls for removal of museum exhibit
Hindus across the country are calling for the removal of a new 60-foot mixed-media portrayal of Hindi goddess Kali at the Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn-based artist Chitra Ganesh’s depiction of Kali, e...
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Inaugural One Brooklyn NYE celebration ushers in 2015
For the first time ever, Brooklyn hosted its own “Ball Drop” for New Year’s Eve at the Coney Island Parachute Jump to welcome in 2015. The celebration was the fulfillment of a campaign promise by B...
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The Top 10 Brooklyn Stories of 2014
The news and events that shaped the borough over the past year
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2014 is FDNY’s busiest in 150-year history
Civilian emergencies have risen 22 percent since 2002
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Greek Prime Minister and Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras, centre, arrives at his party central committee, in Athens, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Greece's new radical left government has no intention of seeking yet another bailout deal from international creditors and will spend coming months trying to ease the terms of its current commitments, the financially struggling country's prime minister said Friday.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece won't seek a third bailout deal, the prime minister said Saturday, having succeeded in separating the loan agreement from the "disastrous" austerity conditions imposed with the willing cooperation of previous governments.


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Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at his office, in central Athens, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Varoufakis said that Greece intends to start discussions with its European partners and creditors on debt rescheduling in order to make the country’s massive debt sustainable. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece intends to start discussions with its creditors on debt rescheduling in order to make the country's massive debt sustainable, at the same time as working on reform measures that need to be cemented by April, the finance minister said Saturday.


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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A blind dog who wandered away from her Ester home during a cold snap has been reunited with her owner.
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