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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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'Shore' thing
Ships at cruise terminal will use shore power
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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An Earth Day celebration at an eco-friendly outpost
Fort Greene eco-eatery Habana Outpost rallied the green troops last weekend for an Earth Day expo. Brooklynites of all ages braved the gloomy weather April 16 for a taste of the Cuban-Mexican fusio...
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Tire shop can reopen, but faces steep fines
Owners vow to fight penalties in hearing
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Walcott crisscrosses city on campaign to win over parents
Dennis Walcott has not stopped moving since he was named as Cathie Black's replacement. The deputy mayor spent his first week as Schools Chancellor-designee crisscrossing the city. A man on a missi...
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Judge blocks Tobacco Warehouse makeover
Preliminary injunction stalls redevelopment
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City, owners square off over tire shop
Shuttered store faces thousands in fines
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If you're not networking, you're not working
Biz Expo returns to Brooklyn
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Barclays Center opening date: Sept. 28, 2012
Nets announce date on site visit to basketball arena
Apr 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bike lane (still) popular, survey shows
New PPW bike lane survey finds generational divide
Apr 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Car-free Prospect Park bill draws criticism
Mayor, BP oppose plan to ban cars from park
Apr 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB6 approves Prospect Park West Bike Lane
In a unanimous vote Wednesday night, Brooklyn Community Board 6 delivered a resounding message of support for the Prospect Park West bike path and traffic calming project and the Department of Tran...
Apr 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents demand inclusion in new DoBro tenants coalition
The closed-door meeting of a new tenants' group in Downtown Brooklyn sparked protest from longtime residents who fear they're being left behind as the neighborhood expands. Members of Families Unit...
Mar 29, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wallabout makes history
Enclave awarded state historic status
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FEMA declares disaster area for Brooklyn and Queens
Will provide funds to cover costs of December blizzard
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"Our Nixon" documentary sheds new light on Tricky Dick
Brooklyn filmmakers offer never-before-seen footage
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a ceremony commemorating the 26th anniversary of El Caracazo, a deadly popular revolt, in Caracas on February 28, 2015President Nicolas Maduro plans to limit the US diplomatic presence in Venezuela and require American tourists to obtain visas, amid growing tensions between the two countries. "In order to protect our country... I have decided to implement a system of compulsory visas for all Americans entering Venezuela," he told supporters. Under the new measures, Venezuela will start charging tourists the same visa fees the United States asks of Venezuelans, though it was unclear when the plan would be implemented. In his fiery speech outside the Miraflores presidential palace, Maduro noted that the Americans have 100 diplomatic staff in Caracas, compared to 17 Venezuelan diplomats in Washington.


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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro addresses the audience at the Diplomatic Centre in Port-of-SpainBy Diego Ore and Brian Ellsworth CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday his government had detained U.S. citizens, including a pilot, on suspicion of espionage, in a move likely to strain already tense relations between Washington and Caracas. Maduro also said his government would order a reduction in the number of U.S. embassy staff in Caracas and prohibit some U.S. officials from entering Venezuela in retaliation for a similar U.S. measure last year. Venezuela would also require U.S. citizens to obtain visas before visiting, he told a rally. The Venezuelan president, long at odds with Washington, has renewed accusations in recent weeks that the United States is seeking to topple him.


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SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.
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