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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 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 | 47 47 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 | 91 91 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 | 113 113 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 | 149 149 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 | 182 182 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 | 215 215 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 | 277 277 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 | 284 284 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 | 264 264 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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Brooklynites beat the heat in new Dekalb Market
The DeKalb Market opened last Saturday, July 23, and brought thousands to Downtown Brooklyn, despite the 100-degree temperature and scorching heat. Some 5,000 Brooklynites beat the heat at the mark...
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sustainable urban area planned for Gowanus
For years, the Gowanus Canal has suffered from neglect, but now private organizations are taking the next step to clean the surrounding streets and sidewalks. Members of Community Board 6’s Parks, ...
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rats!
Solutions proposed to rid Atlantic Yards of its rodents
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Walmart protested once again
Various activist groups around the five boroughs continue to put pressure on retail giant
Jul 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival stuns crowd with Kanye West, Busta Rhymes
Hip-hop stars Kanye West and Busta Rhymes stole the show by surprise at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival last Saturday. Roughly 1,300 fans went wild near the DUMBO waterfront when headliner Q-Tip, of ...
Jul 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liu holds fundraiser in Brooklyn
Brooklynites held a fundraiser for Comptroller John C. Liu on Wednesday, July 6 on a rooftop overlooking the lower Manhattan skyline. Liu, who recently championed in the CItyTime payroll scandal, s...
Jul 15, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nabe reflects on Brooklyn boy's murder
Community reacts with sadness, memorial
Jul 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Markowitz tells Brooklyn to shed a few pounds
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz encouraged Brooklynites last week to exercise and eat healthy, not just for bikini season but for the remainder of their lives.Residents of the borough di...
Jul 13, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOT aims to make Bridge Park entrance safer
The city wants to get rid of the cars and buses that overflow the streets near Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Department of Transportation (DOT) presented their latest street improvement plan on June 27...
Jul 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five women attacked in Brooklyn
Fifth assault matches pattern after police make arrest
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Arts festival coming to DUMBO
To show its support for the artistic community in New York City, AT&T announced last week that it will co-sponsor the 2011 DUMBO Art Festival to be held under the Brooklyn Bridge from September 23-...
Jul 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carousel to spin again in DUMBO park
In October 1984, Jane Walentas and her husband traveled to Ohio to save an antique carousel from being taken apart and sold off in pieces, and now its being rebuilt in DUMBO. The carousel was built...
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Gowanus residents plan green initiatives
Sustainability advocates host forum to discuss neighborhood cleanup
Jun 29, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fourth Avenue rezoning gets mixed reactions
Plans to commercialize Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn were praised and scrutinized by community members at a public hearing held by Board 6 last Wednesday. Jen Posner preresented a recommendation for th...
Jun 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mos Def headlines 2011 Ft. Greene Festival
The biggest event of the year in Fort Greene featured more local music, food and stars than ever before and attracted thousands to Fort Greene Park on Saturday, June 25. Headlining for the Fort Gre...
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US Secretary of State John Kerry (right) shakes hand with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov prior to a meeting in Geneva, on March 2, 2015The US and Russian foreign ministers expressed cautious optimism after holding talks in Geneva Monday to end fighting in Ukraine, where the UN says more than 6,000 people have died in less than a year. The meeting between John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov in Geneva was just one of several attempts at mediation on the conflict Monday, as high-stakes talks to resolve a bitter gas dispute between Kiev and Moscow took place in Brussels. Speaking separately after their 80-minute meeting, Kerry and Lavrov both cautiously said a February 15 ceasefire was on the right track, despite repeated breaches of the peace deal that have left hundreds dead.


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Pro-democracy legislator Alan Leong talks to the media outside the Wanchai police station in Hong Kong, on March 2, 2015Three Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers were arrested and then released Monday over their involvement in mass protests for free elections, the latest targets of a police probe campaigners say is tantamount to intimidation. Albert Ho and Helena Wong, both of the Democratic Party, and lawmaker Charles Mok, voluntarily turned themselves in at Wan Chai police headquarters Monday morning on the request of the police. Ho and Wong held up small paper yellow umbrellas -- the symbol of the democracy movement -- as they went into the police station while supporters carrying umbrellas and placards shouted "We want universal suffrage". A number of protest leaders have already been arrested only to be released without charge -- including prominent student leaders Joshua Wong and Alex Chow -- in a controversial procedure which they say is harassment.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is saying no to calls for the speedy release of the audio of Wednesday's high-stakes argument about tax subsidies that are critical to President Barack Obama's health overhaul.
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