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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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Los Sures unveils renovated affordable housing for seniors
Southside United HDFC – better known as Los Sures – cut the ribbon a newly renovated 56-unit affordable senior housing development last week. Los Sures director of Development Sandy Rozario explain...
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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City invests $150 million to transform 94 struggling schools
School Renewal Program aims to improve public school system
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Former boro commander takes FDNY's top uniformed post
Newly sworn-in Chief of Department James E. Leonard became the 35th person to hold the position in the 150-year history of the FDNY. His wife Patricia held a Bible as Commissioner Daniel Nigro offi...
Nov 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn starts pilot program for heat monitoring app
Tenants no longer have to fear landlords turning off heat
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Local 237 members accuse leadership of election fraud
Over 5,000 votes uncounted in October elections, sources say
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Mexican immigrants open doors to Chuvoy’s Restaurant
Grand Street BID and councilman discuss changing area
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Staff at Woodhull call for better management, better wages
After five years without a contract, Woodhull doctors are fed up
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Parents flock to BabyFEST in North Brooklyn
New and expecting parents from all over the city made their way to Greenpoint last weekend for the second annual BabyFEST & Family Jam. Tiffany Greenaway, founder of the Brooklyn-based blog MyMomEv...
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Republicans take control of State Senate
Brooklyn voters, mostly, stick with the Democrats
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Greenpoint Y hosts spooktacular Halloween bash
Superheroes, fairytale characters, goblins and ghouls alike descended on the Greenpoint Y last Saturday for the second annual Fall Festival and Spooktacular Costume Party. Dressed in their Hallowee...
Oct 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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BabyFEST & Family Jam returning to North Brooklyn
BabyFEST is back in North Brooklyn this weekend, and for parents and those expecting this year's event featuring local businesses and child experts is bigger than ever before. With more than 100 pa...
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Williamsburg residents march against domestic violence
To bring the issue of domestic violence into the public eye, roughly 200 people marched through the streets of South Williamsburg last week. Led by the North Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Viole...
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Bushwick cops to crack down on illegal scooters
Following almost a year of community outreach to try and push business owners to stop using illegal scooters on neighborhood streets and sidewalks, the 83rd Precinct in Bushwick is set to begin tar...
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Lindsay Park board deems petition for transparency invalid
Duplicate signatures leave advocacy group back at square one
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Local residents have mixed reactions to Ebola scare
The Gutter reopens after two-day disinfecting
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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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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2011, file photo, billionaire investor Warren Buffett speaks in Omaha, Neb., at an event to raise money for the Girls Inc., charity organization. Warren Buffett's annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders is always one of the best-read business documents of the year. The 2015 letter, due to be released on Saturday Feb. 28, marks the 50th year of Buffett's leadership. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett believes his company, Berkshire Hathaway, will continue to thrive for decades thanks to its vast and varied collection of "remarkable businesses" and investments, which will help it withstand challenges in any one sector.


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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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