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Just Sold Beautiful Co-op in Glen Oaks, New York
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Shameer Fazal and his team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II are pleased to announce the sale of a beautiful Co-op located at 255-21 75 th Ave in Glen Oaks, NY 11004. This lovely Co-op featured...
Payroll Services: Smaller Companies & The Advantages Of Outsourcing
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
While the payroll job may seem like a delicate matter to be delegated to people outside of the company, there are actually many advantages and benefits to outsourcing the payroll services. Smaller ...
Bookkeeping Services: Small NYC Companies Can Outsource
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Outsourcing is one of the most strategic decisions that a company can make. There are various advantages to outsourcing. However, each advantage is paired with a disadvantage. In terms of outsourci...
Are Your Wages Equal for Men and Women?
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans Employment Defense Attorney , Employment Discrimination , Wage and Hour Queens & New York City Employment Defense Attorneys Situations arise where an employee leaves and you must...
17 Fun Facts about East Elmhurst NY
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Owner of Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. East Elmhurst NY is a wonderful and unique neighborhood in Queens county NYC. We sell a lot of homes here so we ge...
Clouds for Breakfast: Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal Recipient
Nov 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
 With a delightful language, directed at the younger children, Laura Eisen presents a simple but endearing story, which will certainly be appreciated both by children and their parents.   The initi...
18 Fun Facts about Astoria Ditmars
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . Live in the area? Join our local Facebook group to stay in touch with what’s happening in the neighborhood...
What You Should Know About Weighing Age and Ability When Hiring
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
Author Stephen D. Hans    age discrimination , Employment Defense Attorney   As an employer or company owner, do you ask questions like this when interviewing a job candidate? Are you planning on r...
Queens Real Estate Market Report: OCTOBER 2015
Oct 27, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Real Estate Market Report: October 2015 The pace of existing home sales rose in September, but remains slightly below the pace from the same month last year. Demand for existing homes appear...
New Non-Tipping Policy – Legal Considerations
Oct 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans   Danny Meyer, the owner of Union Square Hospitality Group in New York City, has 12 restaurants across Manhattan and a total of 1,800 employees. According to ABC News, he will so...

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Smith not throwing in the towel
If a pending court case on corruption charges and a possible lengthy jail sentence aren't enough to persuade State Senator Malcolm Smith to drop his re-election bid for State Senate, then were not ...
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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We've got a governor's race here!
It may not feel like it, but there's a race for governor going on here in New York State. Sure, right now it may seem like there is no way Governor Andrew Cuomo is going to lose his seat and not ge...
Jul 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tale of two rallies
What's the best way to upstage a protest before a contentious land use hearing on a development project? Get there first and have one of your own! We don't know if that was the intention outside of...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liu padding his war chest
If elections are all about raising money, then John Liu has got this one in the bag. We've all heard stories about Liu's uncanny knack for raising prodigious amounts of money for his campaigns, but...
Jul 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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We hear the trains run on time in Italy
Talk about bad timing! Remember that time the city got sacked by a huge blizzard a few years back and the streets never got plowed and it was a huge headache, especially for outer borough residents...
Jul 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal isn't cooling down one race
The new agreement brokered by Governor Andrew Cuomo to bring the breakaway Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) back into the Democratic fold in the State Senate may have eased tensions in Alban...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Simon v. Sikora a hot ticket?
Speaking of hotly contested races, there's a big one brewing in Brooklyn for the state Assembly. Assemblywoman Joan Millman announced recently that she would be stepping down from her post, leaving...
Jul 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Putting the 'Democrat' back in IDC
The revolution is over! (Sort of.) That breakaway group of five state senators known as the Independent Democratic Conference announced last week that after the November elections, they would end t...
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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We think everyone deserves a round of applause
Just under the wire last week, the State Senate was able to pass a bill to make reforms to the Queens Library that would open up the books and make the Board of Trustees more accountable. But that'...
Jun 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Did he have to dis the dog?
We're not sure how we overlooked this here at Pol Position, but there was a friendly wager between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti over the Stanley Cup matchup between the ...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Aren't you forgetting someone?
Surely they just simply forgot to invite him, right? Last week, a trio of Flushing elected officials – State Senator Toby Stavisky, Assemblyman Ron Kim and Councilman Peter Koo – held a closed-door...
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Avella-Liu race could be good for...Republicans?
We've been so preoccupied with the impending Democratic Primary for a northeast Queens State Senate seat pitting political heavyweights Tony Avella and John Liu against each other that we have fail...
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two Political Futures - Maybe Three - At Stake
If you have even a passing interest in New York City or Queens politics, you've no doubt heard by now that there is a major political throw down about to happen in northeast Queens. Or as some are ...
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liu v. Avella race a reality
Well, it's now official. The hottest and most contested race in Queens this election season is going to be for a state senate seat in northeast Queens, where former councilman and city comptroller ...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol sings praises of new bill, sort of
If you happen to be one of those people who actually likes to read the rest of the paper and doesn't just turn to the Pol Position page, devour it greedily, and then toss the rest of the paper into...
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Authorities in Niger have arrested five journalists in the latest sign of political tension ahead of elections in February in which President Issoufou Mahamadou will seek a second five-year term. Tensions were raised on Nov. 14 when opposition leader Hama Amadou flew back to the country and was arrested. Press advocacy group Reporters Without Borders said on Wednesday that Souleymane Salha, publisher of private weekly Le Courrier, was arrested on Monday over a story criticizing the deputy police director over Hama's arrest.
2015-11-26 02:47:03 -0500

People walk through mud as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis to celebrate a mass on the campus of the University of Nairobi, Kenya, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. Pope Francis is in Africa for a six-day visit that is taking him to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)

2015-11-26 02:41:03 -0500

Crowds queue in the rain as they wait to access a mass by Pope Francis during his visit to Africa in Nairobi on November 26, 2015Huge crowds braved heavy rains they hailed as "God's blessing" on Thursday to take part in Pope Francis' first open-air mass in Africa, singing and dancing in the centre of the Kenyan capital. Many of the worshippers spent the night outside in torrential downpours to take part in the mass, although the rain eased off as Francis arrived in his popemobile to a tumultuous welcome from the crowds, who waved wildly as he passed. The mass in the University of Nairobi, which is also being shown live on giant television screens in neighbouring parks, is the 78-year-old's first major appearance in public and a highly-anticipated part of his three-day visit to Kenya.

2015-11-26 02:35:22 -0500