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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 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 | 21 21 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 | 59 59 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 | 81 81 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 | 118 118 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
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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 | 184 184 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 | 244 244 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 | 253 253 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 | 238 238 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 | 4 4 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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NYPD, officials honor chiefs Nelson & Monaghan
Served community for a cumulative 75 years
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Ryerson Towers Key Foods to close in two months
Local residents say elderly won’t have easy access to fresh food
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Heat star visits Brooklyn to promote healthy living
Wade also helps dedicate new court at P.S. 9
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Officer handed six-count indictment in Akai Gurley shooting
Defense says decision is really about Garner, Brown
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School officials criticize governor's education plan
Local teachers, parents, students and elected officials gathered at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Thursday for a meeting on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2015 education plan, a major overhaul of New York’s cu...
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NBA All Stars Visit Local Schools, Drawing Smiles and a Few Tears
It’s safe to assume a healthy amount of tears were shed over the weekend, as the nation’s top basketball players descended on New York City for the three-day NBA All-Stars games. Tears over ticket ...
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Elderly residence lacks appropriate fire alarm system
Judge orders temporary receiver, but families still concerned
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Senator pushes to remove sex offenders from family shelters
DHS called out for placing felons with women and children
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City reps hear concerns in wake of Brooklyn fire
Residents worried about effects of industrial blazes
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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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Death of two plaintiffs delays hearing against PPR
Senior residence plagued with bed bugs, leaky ceilings
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Homeless family intake center to open in Brooklyn
Center will focus more heavily on prevention
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Brooklyn partnership launches poverty reduction program
Stronger Together will help residents of Red Hook and Gowanus
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Besiktas's Daniel Opare (R) vies for the ball with Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge during their UEFA Europa League first leg football match on February 26, 2015Tolgay Arslan was the hero as Besiktas stunned Liverpool to knock them out of the Europa League on penalties on Thursday. The Turks went into the game looking to claw back a 1-0 first leg deficit but Arslan scored the only goal of the game at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium and then, following a goalless half hour of extra-time, struck the decisive penalty before Dejan Lovren blazed his effort for Liverpool over the bar. With a tough clash against Manchester City in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday, it was the nightmare scenario for Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers.


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Police forensics investigate the scene where US blogger of Bangladeshi origin was hacked to death by unidentified assailants in Dhaka on February 27, 2015A prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin was hacked to death with machetes by unidentified assailants in Dhaka on Thursday, police said, with the atheist writer's family claiming he had received numerous threats from Islamists. The body of Avijit Roy, founder of Mukto-Mona (Free-mind) blog site which champions liberal secular writing in the Muslim-majority nation, was found covered in blood after the attack which also left his wife critically wounded. She has lost a finger," local police chief Sirajul Islam said.


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FILE - This undated image shows a frame from a video released Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, by Islamic State militants that purports to show the militant who beheaded of taxi driver Alan Henning . A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria over the past few months bears "striking similarities" to a man who grew up in London, a Muslim lobbying group said Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. Mohammed Emwazi has been identified by news organizations as the masked militant more commonly known as "Jihadi John." London-based CAGE, which works with Muslims in conflict with British intelligence services, said Thursday its research director, Asim Qureshi, saw strong similarities, but because the hood worn by the militant, "there was no way he could be 100 percent certain." (AP Photo)LONDON (AP) — The world knows him as "Jihadi John," the masked, knife-wielding militant in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State group. On Thursday, he was identified as a London-raised university graduate known to British intelligence for more than five years.


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