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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 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 | 43 43 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 | 87 87 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 | 107 107 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 | 144 144 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 | 177 177 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 | 211 211 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 | 271 271 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 | 279 279 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 | 259 259 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 captured in photography
“Queens Surface” is a series of 40 photographs that capture the details of Queens life and the light and shapes of the borough by one of its residents. Flushing Library will host an exhibition of t...
Jul 17, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 273 273 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is NYC's latest food craze worth the trouble?
A report on the much-hyped – and elusive - Cronut
Jul 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 316 316 recommendations | email to a friend
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The forgotten life & times of John Mulvany
Researcher thinks lost artwork could be in N. Brooklyn
Jun 27, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 350 350 recommendations | email to a friend
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Station House offers something different in Forest Hills
Forest Hills is changing, and the new Forest Hills Station House is finding a solid foothold among the shifting demographics. The Station House, located at 106-11 71st Ave., is what many of the nei...
Jun 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 329 329 recommendations | email to a friend
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Park Slope's Whale Belly talks music, new album
While the Park Slop-based band Whale Belly is in the studio putting the final touches on the follow up to the 2010 debut album, “…the smile at the End of the Slope,” the group is out playing live s...
Jun 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 368 368 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Eats food show makes rebranded return
Brooklyn’s very first food trade show is just a week away. “Brooklyn Eats,” the popular food-tasting showcase, is being rebranded by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce with a new logo and website. Th...
Jun 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 338 338 recommendations | email to a friend
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Final weekend for the Big Apple Circus
Come one, come all before Lengendarium leaves Queens
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 399 399 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra
On Sunday afternoon, June 2nd, the Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra held a concert at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, filling the “Crystal Room” at 106-06 Queens Blvd. with around 100 guests or more...
Jun 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 364 364 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn’s Avidya and the Kleshas release first album
Q&A with lead singer and songwriter Stephanie Carlin
Jun 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 324 324 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comedian Liam McEneaney Himself
Queens comedian releases a new concert DVD and prepares for first live taping at Union Hall in Brooklyn
May 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 316 316 recommendations | email to a friend
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Goldberg Reviews: Patience Stone
An abusive world told through the eyes of the abused
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 299 299 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shake The Baron
A Connecticut rock band develops in the Brooklyn music scene
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 289 289 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forest Hills gets jazzed up
Jimmy Heath performs at Church-in-the-Gardens for a special Mother’s Day weekend performance
May 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 279 279 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with The Jolles Duo
Last Sunday, in honor of Spanish influenced music and as a special celebration for Cinco de Mayo, the Day of the Dead, The Jolles Duo gave a special harp and violin performance at the Church-in-the...
May 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 239 239 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever
“Lord of the Flies” meets “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” in this family friendly musical production with an all-children cast. On the weekend of May 18 and 19, The Garden Players, an after-school drama ...
May 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 246 246 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this June 17, 1994 New York Knicks forward Anthony Mason (14) dunks the ball ahead of Houston Rockets forward Otis Thorpe (33) during the fourth quarter of game five of the NBA Finals in New York. The New York Knicks spokesman Jonathan Supranowitz confirmed Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 that Mason, a rugged power forward who was a defensive force for several NBA teams in the 1990s, has died. He was 48. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Mason's game was grit over glitz, more force than flash.


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SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a new initiative to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing them to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor in MarylandBy Steve Holland NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) - Senator Rand Paul won a straw poll of conservative activists on Saturday, giving his potential bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 a boost, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker came in second in a surprising show of strength. Whether the victory for Paul will have long-lasting benefit is unclear since his libertarian views may not have broad appeal in the Republican Party. Paul, a 52-year-old Kentucky Republican, outdistanced most other potential candidates by taking 25.7 percent of the vote at the Conservative Political Action Conference, a gathering of activists on Washington's outskirts of Washington.


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