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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 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 | 38 38 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 | 171 171 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 | 207 207 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 | 256 256 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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Greenpoint Y and Broadway Stages host block party
Last Saturday, over 200 families in the Greenpoint community gathered for a daylong block party at the Greenpoint Y sponsored by Broadway Stages. The day was full of arts and crafts, outdoor inflat...
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Williamsburg’s Taste Talks showcases the future of food
Last weekend, Williamsburg hosted its second annual Taste Talks, with days of food panels, symposiums, dinner parties, chicken-and-waffle brunches and the first-ever Future Food Expo. The Future Fo...
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Greenpoint Film Festival returns this weekend
The Greenpoint Film Festival is back with a whole new lineup of local and international films, ranging from experimental and avant-garde to environmentally focused documentaries, as well as animate...
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foodies converge at second annual Taste Talks in Williamsburg
Features free Future Food Expo and an All-Star BBQ
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Town Square presents NYC PTA Expo 2014
Workshop to educate parents about school fundraising
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Final improvements made at East River State Park
Replenished shoreline and kayak launch among the additions
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Brooklyn art entrepreneur travels to Cuba
L.B. Brown, a Brooklyn art entrepreneur, traveled to Havana, Cuba, recently with 80 African-American curators, scholars, and art innovators to learn and celebrate art and culture of the country for...
Sep 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local pols warn Brooklyn nabe to fight gentrification
Public sanitation and affordable housing were hot-button issues as community members gathered to discuss local issues at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cypress Hills last Wednesday. Cou...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough president allocates millions to Brooklyn parks
Brooklyn parks are in line for a $5.2 million boost in funding in Fiscal Year 2015 from the borough president’s office. The 10 percent funding increase from Borough President Eric Adams will overha...
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Transit advocates call for free transfer at Broadway
MTA says the city cannot afford the loss in revenue
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'Controversially Speaking' in Williamsburg
Helene Ruiz, founder of the Urban Individualists art collective, brought her work and dozens of likeminded artists to the Williamsburg Music Center over the weekend to showcase their work. At “Cont...
Aug 27, 2014 | 5 5 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lindsay Park residents call for a transparent board
Say current board uses intimidation in fraud elections
Aug 27, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kings County residents in line for national health study
In an effort to evolve national health programs across the country, Brooklyn has been selected by the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES) as one of 15 counties across the na...
Aug 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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SYSTEM celebrates another successful summer program
Local students spent the last six weeks studying a variety of green initiatives as part of the annual ExxonMobil SYSTEM program, and last week their hard work was put into practice at Lentol Garden...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Faith leaders call for an end to religious harassment
Critical of mayor for his relationship with Sharpton
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sgt. Jeff Kinder of the Missouri State Highway Patrol addresses a news conference at the Texas County Justice Center in Houston, Mo., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Authorities say multiple people were shot to death and one was wounded in attacks in a small southeastern Missouri town, and the suspected gunman was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. (AP Photo/Houston Herald, Jeff McNiell)TYRONE, Mo. (AP) — Residents in a remote area of southern Missouri are trying to come to grips with what could cause a man to kill seven people, including four of his own relatives, in a nighttime shooting spree that spanned four homes.


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Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez, right, shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder center Serge Ibaka during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points and 16 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-112 Friday night, spoiling Russell Westbrook's third straight triple-double.


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People carry a banner reading 'out of EU' and 'cancel the debt' during a demonstration in Athens on February 26, 2015German lawmakers approved a hard-won bailout extension for Greece's new anti-austerity government in a move Berlin's finance chief called "not easy" but necessary, keeping a crucial lifeline open to Athens. Greece's left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras welcomed the German vote Friday as "a political act of common sense and democracy", saying there would be no third bailout for his country and pledging to get to work on reforms. He promised that now his month-old government would "start working hard, in order to change Greece within a Europe that changes direction". The four-month bailout extension for Greece, approved by eurozone finance ministers Tuesday, averts a potentially calamitous end-February deadline that could have seen Athens default and exit from the euro.


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