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Do You Have to Pay On-Call Employees for Their Time On-Call?
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans When you hire certain employees for on-call services, questions often arise about wages and hours. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) addresses the issue of on-call employe...
Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 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 | 60 60 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...
LOCATION-LOCATION-CHOOSING THE RIGHT AREA TO LIVE IN.
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
REAL ESTATE FEB.25TH, 2015-by Jim Turano/Broker of Diverse Real Estate For an example, lets select the area of 'Middle Village,N.Y. 11379. Convenience, schools, pre-schools, transportation should b...
One important question to ask at an Open House*
Feb 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
  Interview with 36 year Real Estate Broker of Middle Village, Jim Turano. Some buyers make it a career going to Open Houses. After six months time, the same home has gone up by $10,000 to $50,000 ...
Are Your Dress Code and Grooming Policies Violating Discrimination Laws?
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 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 | 124 124 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 | 160 160 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...
The Best Time to Buy a Home is Now!
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Interview with Real Estate Broker of Middle Village, Jim Turano. With 36 years of experience, it pays to listen to his advice.  While it's freezing out, maybe a dusting of snow, or even if it snowe...
Stronger Mind, Happier You
Feb 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 192 192 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...

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Q&A with Jesus on the Mainline’s Andrew Neesley
Andrew Neesly, frontman and composer with NYC-based band Jesus on the Mainline , was born in Wisconsin, a world away from the Afro-Cuban jazz scene that he has now embraced. After moving to the cit...
Jan 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn’s electro-acoustic duo Live Footage
Classically trained musicians Mike Thies and Topu Lyo have been developing their sound since they first moved to the city nearly 10 years ago. Together the experimental and electronic-inspired duo ...
Dec 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Country musician finds his place in Woodside
An interview with Ben Hope and the Uptown Outfit
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Greenpoint-based songwriter Bay Uno
In just the last few years, former Los Angeles graffiti artist Bay Uno has taken the the local music scene by storm. Uno first moved to the city to take a job in graphic design. After dabbling in s...
Dec 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Brooklyn rock band The Meaning of Life
After answering a Craig’s List ad for a collaborative lead vocal role in a Brooklyn band back in 2012, Marta DeLeon has since made The Meaning of Life her creative home. Now the lead singer and bas...
Dec 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Astoria rapper Paco the G Train Bandit
Paco Hanlon is not your average middle-school math teacher. In his off time, the Astoria educator lives out another passion in his life - writing and performing hip-hop music. Known to his fans as ...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Maspeth restaurant puts its own spin on weekend brunch
Although brunching has emerged as a trendy weekend meal event and many food establishments are offering brunch specials, only few do it right. Slide Bar-B-Q, located at 52-75 65th PL. Maspeth, is o...
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with Astoria rocker Ashley Kervabon
Solo artist starts an all-female rock band
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with the Bushwick-based rock band Glass Elephant
For the last three years, Bushwick rock band Glass Elephant has brought a rare, pure rock element to a digital-infused music scene. Russ Flynn, lead singer and guitar player, startede the band with...
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn’s Bugs in the Dark anticipate their upcoming EP
Husband and wife rockers Zach Glass and Karen Rockower-Glass have played music together in Brooklyn for the better part of the last 12 years. From humble beginning in their Bed-Stuy bar-turned-apar...
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with NYC-artist Militia Vox
There isn’t much that Militia Vox cannot do. Since moving to New York, Vox has taken center stage as the front woman of Judas Priestess, an all-girl tribute to Judas Priest, the leading lady of Dee...
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vermont band Alpenglow brings folk roots to Brooklyn
In a small chapel tucked away in Brooklyn Heights, Vermont-born band Alpenglow brought a bit of the rolling beauty of the Green Mountains to the big city last weekend. In honor of their new EP, Cha...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bushwick-based band The Attic Ends heading west
The Attic Ends have practiced, performed and lived the NYC music scene since they formed five years ago in Bushwick. Since day one, the four-piece indie rock band has strategically focused on build...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn singer Shayna Steele to release second album
Former Broadway performer breaks out on her own
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with NYC singer songwriter Tina Shafer
Tina Shafer, like many aspiring artists, first came to New York City when she was in her early 20’s to take advantage of the opportunity that simply could not be found where she was born. Through m...
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Undated hand out photograph released November 24, 2014, by the office of St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCullough shows police officer Darren Wilson shortly after he fatally shot black teenager Michael BrownThe US Justice Department said Wednesday it will not prosecute the white policeman who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, but in a damning report found the local force systematically targeted African Americans. The fatal shooting in August in the St. Louis suburb ignited nationwide outrage and shone a critical spotlight on relations between law enforcement and black Americans, with police tactics also coming in for strong criticism. Wilson was also cleared in November by a grand jury in St. Louis County which opted not to indict him for the death of 18-year-old Brown, meaning the policeman is no longer facing legal action of any kind.


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Demonstrators hold signs against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico in front of the White House in Washington, DC, January 28, 2015The US Senate on Wednesday failed to override a presidential veto blocking a bill that approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, halting -- at least for now -- Republican efforts to advance the project. President Barack Obama issued the veto last month, after the Republican-controlled Congress overcame considerable Democratic opposition to pass legislation approving the controversial pipeline on February 11. Overriding the veto required a two-thirds majority in the Senate and House of Representatives, but the bill failed at the first hurdle Wednesday -- even though some Democrats joined Republican rivals supporting the pipeline. The president said last month he is not against Keystone in principle, but accused legislators of trying to "circumvent longstanding and proven processes" for gauging whether it is in the national interest.


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In this Sunday, March 1, 2015 photo, Sanders, a 12-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel mix, walks with winter booties with owner Malia Ebel in Concord, N.H. A harsh winter across the country has pet owners buying boots to protect their pets paws. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)LOS ANGELES (AP) — People aren't the only ones suffering from a seemingly endless winter of bone-rattling cold, record-busting snow and ice-slick sidewalks. Pooches' paws feel the pain, too.


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