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NYC Employment Law — Pre-tax Transit Benefits
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
As employers, sometimes it is difficult to keep with the employment law changes, which is why you should consult periodically with an employment defense lawyer and stay apprised of new laws. At the...
Wage and Hour Regulation Pitfalls
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Business owners can get themselves into trouble when not understanding wage and hours laws. What appears to be a bright idea that cuts corners and saves money is sometimes a violation that leads to...
In life, the glass is always half full! Exclusive interview with cartoonist Maria Scrivan
Dec 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   | 19 November 2014   Maria Scrivan’s cartoons are published in MAD Magazine, Parade Magazine, Prospect Magazine (UK), on Mashable.com, Salon.com. Funny Times a...
Zeffirelli's La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera: a review
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 3 December 2014 |     Zeffirelli’s production of La Boheme at the metropolitan Opera shines. A sample of the stage set up as performed in a preceding season. L...
Are You Staying on Top of Regulations that Affect Your Restaurant?
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent change in regulations predicted to arrive soon is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will release a national menu labeling standard for chain restaurants. The standard will addres...
The World Seen Through a Dog’s Point of View. An Exclusive Interview with Paul Gilligan, author of Pooch Café
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 10 October 2014 |   Paul Gilligan with Poncho, the main character of Pooch Cafe According to his website, www.poochcafe.com, Paul Gilligan’s affair with art be...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
Today many companies offering health insurance also provide wellness programs, which are a preventative medicine approach to health. Today, 94 percent of employers with more than 400 employees and ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: NOV 2014 (Month's Supply: 6.3 Months)
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 212 212 recommendations | email to a friend
Oct 2014 Queens NY Market Update  Queens home sales are down for the third month in a row from August – October. Home sales are also remaining significantly below last year’s levels, according to t...
Forest Hills Food Crawl
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 230 230 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chamber and All The Tastes of New York would love to invite you to our first Forest Hills Food Crawl, a culinary journey through Forest Hills happening this Wednesday, November 12th ! A Food Cr...
What Is the Professional Exception to Employment At-Will Termination?
Nov 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 276 276 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans As described in our earlier blog article, there are exceptions to at-will employment terminations, making them unlawful, and termination based on discrimination is one of th...

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The wide world of Twitter
So did he or didn't he? Looks like the world will never know for sure if Congressman Anthony Weiner sent that lewd tweet from his Twitter... Oh wait. Looks like he did. Weiner finally came clean Mo...
Jun 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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More on our Man of Mystery
Who would have thought that when we ran this picture a few weeks back of then-Governor Mario Cuomo and Mets ace Ron Darling and half-heartedly asked readers to identify the third man - “Mr. X” - in...
May 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferrar0. Mondale & a bunch of other people
Community Board 6 in Forest Hills unanimously approved renaming a portion of the busy Austin Street shopping strip after the recently deceased Geraldine Ferraro, who at one time represented the are...
May 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jeffries goes exploring
Looks like there is getting to be a fairly sizable crowd of up-and-comers who wouldn't mind replacing longtime Congressman Ed Towns next election. It was long believed that Towns, who has represent...
May 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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He'll 'Trump' anything you've got!
We have to tell you, dear goslings, we really thought we were dreaming. Or at the very least that we had gone on a serious Night Train Express Wine Cooler bender and that we had just imagined the w...
Apr 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hevesi joining the club
Well, add Alan Hevesi to the long list of New York City politicians who went from constantly getting re-elected to getting sentenced. Last Friday morning, the Forest Hills native and former state c...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weiner on a roll (his joke!) at dinner
We know that this event actually happened a couple of weeks ago, but we here at Pol Position would feel seriously derelict in our duties (and trust us, that doesn't happen very often!) if we knew t...
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rock 'N Pol
Now this is one politician who knows how to throw a fundraiser! Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. celebrated his 50th birthday last night with some 450 guests (we don't even know if 450 people even bot...
Apr 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferraro's political legacy is the real deal
New York City - scratch that, the nation - lost a political trailblazer this past weekend with the passing of Geraldine Ferraro. Ferraro represented parts of Queens in the House of Representatives,...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior centers saved! Oh, wait...
And the winner in this week's edition of terribly misleading press releases – Queens Assemblywoman Marge Markey! A little background: so you've probably heard about the pending closures of over 100...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Republican club grows in Brooklyn
Wait a minute, there's Republicans in Brooklyn? We here at Pol Position were under the impression that to spot a real live Republican here in New York City you had to venture to the nether-regions ...
Mar 01, 2011 | 4 4 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is the third term really a charm?
We wonder if Michael Bloomberg is starting to regret that decision to seek a controversial third term for mayor? It's been a rough winter for Bloomy. It got off to a really bad start for Hizzoner w...
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will Walmart roll back or move forward?
Back in August of 2010, we got word that Walmart was getting more serious about coming into the New York market, and we wrote about it. Boy, did we get some snarling response from local business ad...
Feb 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can't a girl just hold a little ol' fundraiser?
Looks like Speaker Christine Quinn is having a hard time flying under the radar these days. At a January 13th fundraising event in Soho, she attracted a group of protesters with a number of grievan...
Jan 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Your pol, working hard or hardly working?
Last week, we kind of poked fun at Councilman Mark Weprin of Queens for being the “celebrity” tour guide for a couple of British tourists who booked a Big Apple tour. We're sure when they heard tha...
Jan 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who shot and killed a German exchange student caught trespassing in his garage was convicted of deliberate homicide Wednesday despite arguing that a state "castle doctrine" law allowed him to use deadly force to protect his home and family.
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Students watch a live, nationally broadcast speech by Cuba's President Raul Castro about the country's restoration of relations with the United States, on a TV at school in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Castro said profound differences remain between Cuba and the U.S. in areas such as human rights, foreign policy and questions of sovereignty, but that the countries have to learn to live with their differences "in a civilized manner." (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country Wednesday that Cuba was restoring relations with the United States after more than a half-century of hostility.


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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 1959 file photo, Cuba's Fidel Castro speaks to supporters at the Batista military base "Columbia," now known as Ciudad Libertad, in Cuba. The Cuban revolution triumphed on Jan. 1, 1959 after dictator Fulgencio Batista fled the country and Fidel Castro and his band of rebels descended from the island's eastern mountains, where they waged a guerrilla war against government troops. The United States soon recognized the new government, but two years later on Jan. 3, 1961 broke relations with Cuba and closed its embassy. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, the U.S. and Cuba agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War. (AP Photo, File)Key events in U.S.-Cuba relations:


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