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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 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 | 23 23 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 | 67 67 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 | 85 85 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 | 124 124 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 | 154 154 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 | 190 190 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 | 250 250 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 | 259 259 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 | 243 243 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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Annual Three Kings Day Parade marches through Williamsburg
Children, teachers, costumed dancers, kings and even three camels made appearances at Sunday’s Three Kings Parade in Williamsburg. The annual parade, which dates back to 1997, is particularly impor...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abate, 96, remembered for commitment to North Brooklyn
Vincent Abate, the first chairman of Community Board 1, passed away at the age of 96 on January 7. He is survived by one daughter, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Abate, who serve...
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Navy Yard continues expansion, job growth
Led by the addition of four new tenants and the expansion of two others, the Brooklyn Navy Yard announced more than 185,000 square feet of leasing activity in 2014. “These lease transactions are gr...
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Wenjian Liu laid to rest in Cypress Hills
Thousands of uniformed officers attend funeral service
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City to rename two Brooklyn streets in honor of Ramos and Liu
Pols propose co-namings to honor assassinated officers
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City looks to recruit volunteers in coming year
Mayor teams up with NYC Service for new campaign
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Cuomo, 82, passes just hours after son's inauguration
SLIDESHOW: Photos from Mario Cuomo's time in office
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The Top 10 Brooklyn Stories of 2014
The news and events that shaped the borough over the past year
Dec 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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2014 is FDNY’s busiest in 150-year history
Civilian emergencies have risen 22 percent since 2002
Dec 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stringer slams NYCHA, says agency missed out on $692 million
NYCHA says audit is “seriously flawed,” dismisses recommendations
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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MTA review of A and C trains may lead to improvements
Pols form coalition to push for changes to overcrowded lines
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teacher and firefighter named Brooklyn’s ‘Heroes of the Month’
A 100-year-old math teacher and a firefighter who saved the life of a six-year-old boy were named Brooklyn’s “Heroes of the Month” for November and December. Madeline Scotto began teaching at St. E...
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Grand Street BID hosts party at former Gem store
St. Nicks Alliance plans six more events before demolition
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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73-year-old faces forced eviction when co-op guts her apartment
“Constructive eviction” becoming a rampant problem across the city
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Pol suggests eminent domain to save senior center, daycare
Would offer opportunity to buy back Williamsburg facility
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Erich Nowsch Jr. appears in a Las Vegas courtroom for his initial court appearance Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Las Vegas. Nowsch remains jailed following his arrest Friday on murder, attempted murder and other charges in the Feb. 12 shooting that fatally wounded 44-year-old Tammy Meyers outside her home. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fractured skull suffered by an infant nearly two decades ago at the hands of his father might become a factor as lawyers defend the now 19-year-old man against charges connected to the killing of a Las Vegas mother in a neighborhood gunbattle, his lawyer said Friday.


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FILE - The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C, president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, talks about his experiences over 90 years of life at his desk in the Hesburgh Library on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., in this Sept. 24, 2007 file photo. The priest who transformed the University of Notre Dame into an academic power during his 35 years in charge while also serving as an adviser to popes and presidents died Thursday night Feb. 26, 2015 at age 97 according to University spokesman Paul Browne. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents or legendary football coaches.


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Traders work at their screens in front of the German share price index DAX board at the stock exchange in FrankfurtU.S. stocks edged down late in Friday's session on the last trading day of February, led by technology stocks, but oil prices rebounded for their first monthly gain since June. European shares broke multi-year records ahead of the European Central Bank's planned moves to stimulate growth. The Nasdaq was the weakest of the three major U.S. indexes,weighed down by Apple and Facebook Inc . The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 21.56 points, or 0.43 percent, at 4,966.33.


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