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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 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 | 37 37 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 | 82 82 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 | 101 101 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 | 140 140 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 | 170 170 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 | 206 206 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 | 263 263 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 | 273 273 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 | 255 255 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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MoveNY reps discuss controversial plan at town hall
Say proposal is different than failed congestion pricing
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOT unveils Vision Zero ped safety plan for Brooklyn
Will target the borough's most dangerous streets, intersections
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Salon showcase at old Gem space to feature local talent
Over 100 artists, many from N. Brooklyn, on display
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Restaurant Week returns to Grand Street for second year
Diners can sample the street's food on the cheap
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Community Board 5 calls for access at Newtown Creek site
The Department of Environmental Protection came under fire at the Community Board 5 meeting on Wednesday, after the latest iteration of the Newtown Creek aeration project showed no inclusion of pub...
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City reps hear concerns in wake of Brooklyn fire
Residents worried about effects of industrial blazes
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New program aimed at curbing dating violence among teens
Williamsburg high school chosen to test the initiative
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N. Brooklyn residents want assurances following fire
Say burning industrial sites could pose health risk
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Fire destroys Williamsburg records storage facility
FDNY still battling the flames days later
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Judge sides with tenants in dispute with landlord
Some Greenpoint residents are one step closer to returning home, after a judge appointed an outside administrator to oversee the repairs the building’s landlord has neglected. The damage was so ext...
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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City pushes free tax prep, underused tax credit
With tax season in full swing, government officials gathered Monday at the Bed-Stuy Restoration Corporation’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site to discuss the free tax preparation, as wel...
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Businesses struggle as film business booms in Brooklyn
Merchants and residents call for reprieve from shoots
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Musician plans to sue for wrongful arrest while busking
Vows to donate settlement to social justice in Bed-Stuy
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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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Williamsburg residents call for end of racially segregated housing
City continues to permit Hasidic-only housing in Broadway Triangle, critics argue
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama signed late Friday a bill that will fund the Department of Homeland Security for one week, the White House said. The House of Representatives passed the bill hours before an impending deadline for funding the department amid a debate over the president's recent unilateral action on immigration policy. (Reporting By Julia Edwards; Editing by Richard Borsuk)
2015-02-28 00:01:47 -0500

Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., holds up a copy of the Constitution while talking to reporters as House Republicans emerge from a closed-door meeting on how to deal with the impasse over the Homeland Security budget, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. GOP lawmakers have been trying to block President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration through the funding for the DHS which expires Friday night. Sounding retreat, House Republicans agreed Thursday night to push short-term funding to prevent a partial shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security while leaving in place Obama administration immigration policies they have vowed to repeal. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.


2015-02-27 23:58:12 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a one-week funding bill for the Homeland Security Department, keeping the agency open after a showdown that went right up to the brink.
2015-02-27 23:52:51 -0500