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It’s Only Forty Years! Homecoming 2016 At Queens College
Oct 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
  Article by TIZIANO THOMAS DOSSENA It’s funny how time is relative to people and moments in their life (I know that’s not what Einstein meant, but this is possibly a variant of his theory of relat...
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Pyrros & Serres LLP Your Rights During a Workers' Compensation Insurance Company Medical Exam When you've been hurt on the job and you file a claim for workers' compensation, one of the fir...
Beware of Insurance Company Investigators!
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Pyrros & Serres When you file for workers' compensation, it's not unusual for the workers' compensation insurance company to send out a private investigator to videotape you without your kn...
Mistakes That Could Harm A Car Accident Case
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Steve Palermo Car accident cases involving personal injury can be stressful, tedious, and confusing. They are not to be handled alone. If you’ve been injured in a car accident at no fault o...
Oct Should I Go Through My Insurance For Collision Coverage Or The Other Drivers?
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Steve Palermo If you’ve recently been in a car accident and your car has been damaged, you might be wondering how to go about covering the costs of repair. If you have collision coverage, g...
Food Waste Law Tax Incentive for Restaurant Owners
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D Hans & Associates Food waste is a problem that restaurants and other businesses in the food industry have grappled with for years. An article entitled   “It’s Time to Rethink Rest...
How Prevalent Is Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?
Oct 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employer, being knowledgeable about sexual harassment and the types of challenges you can potentially face is to your advantage. With proper insight, you can take preventative measures agains...
Online Printing Vs. Local Print Shops Comparison
Oct 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
The decision between searching for an online printing service and going downtown to your local print shop can heavily depend on your priorities. It will include considering your resources, time, bu...
Where to find Mansions in Queens NY
Oct 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Owner and Listing Specialist of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . Queens is huge, both in population and land mass. As one of the absolute largest boroughs in NYC...
Allen School of Health Sciences Celebrates 55th Anniversary
Oct 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
The Allen School of Health Sciences, one of the nation’s most dedicated institutions in training graduates to become successful healthcare professionals, is commemorating its 55th year. “My family ...

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Retired, sort of
Hey, just because he's getting a pension doesn't mean Assemblyman Vito Lopez is ready to stop working. It was revealed recently that the Brooklyn pol is not only getting paid $92,000 a year to repr...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Notes from Bulgaria
We get a lot of odd press releases in our inbox, but even we were a little confused by the numerous dispatches we have been receiving from Bulgaria courtesy of Councilman Dan Halloran's office over...
Dec 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol puts his money where his mouth is
Move over Bloomberg, there's a new set of deep pockets in city government. By now you've probably heard that Michael Bloomberg refuses to take a salary for his services as mayor, paying himself jus...
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Biggest and Baddest of All Big Checks
We like big checks and we cannot lie. Longtime readers of Pol Position know that we here at the PP desk have an obsession with the ceremonial aspects of politicking. We never pass up a good groundb...
Nov 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can you spare some change?
Do you remember Reshma Saujani? She was the candidate who challenged Carolyn Maloney in the Democratic primary last September, which turned out to be a bad idea because she got completely trounced....
Nov 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 156 156 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forgot politics, Vallone's good at ping pong!
We've always been mighty impressed with Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. and his ascendancy to a star in the Queens political scene and the City Council. But truth be told, we always been much more im...
Nov 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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But who will be our First Lady?
Well, it looks like Sandra Lee won't be the next Semi-First Lady. The Food Network star and host of Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee won't be moving into the governor's mansion or assuming the...
Nov 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eliot emerges
It appears Eliot Spitzer is finally ready to crawl out from under the shadows of embarrassing public scandal, and get back out in front of the public in a much more positive light, and we're not ta...
Nov 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will the voters make Damon wear a Yankees cap
We realize that this information is being delivered too late to actually do you any good at the polls, but we figured we would share it with you anyway, if solely in the interest of keeping track o...
Nov 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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McMillan: Jimmy gonna win it!
Well, we called it again, goslings! Last week we were pushing the Rent is Too Damn High gubernatorial candidate Jimmy McMillan (enamored as we were after the debate like half of the people who tune...
Oct 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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A 'Special' race in South Queens
Nicole Paultre Bell, fiancé of police-shooting victim Sean Bell, is one of six candidates in the special election to replace Councilman Tom White, who passed away on August 27 after a long bout wit...
Oct 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paladino, Cuomo need to step up their games
If you've been reading Pol Position lately, you know that we have been excited - really excited - about a showdown between "Crazy" Carl Paladino and Andrew "Just Don't Do or Say Anything Stupid and...
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paladino, unscripted
I think we can all agree that, in the interest of civil political discourse, a candidate for office should not have his or her children thrust into the middle of a political campaign without a very...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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This must be how they do things in Buffalo
Is Carl Paladino the most entertaining candidate to run for office in New York State in, oh we don't know...ever! A completely sane and rational person would tell you that his brash and in-your-fac...
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 150 150 recommendations | email to a friend
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Poll: Should Carl Paladino apologize?

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A security camera hangs near a corner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in WashingtonThe U.S. Justice Department charged 61 people and entities on Thursday with taking part in a scam involving India-based call centers where agents impersonated Internal Revenue Service, immigration and other federal officials and demanded payments for non-existent debts. The defendants, who were indicted by a grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on Oct. 19, included 32 people and five call centers in India and 24 people in nine U.S. states, the statement said. The indictment said the operators of the call centers in Ahmedabad, in the Indian state of Gujarat, "threatened potential victims with arrest, imprisonment, fines or deportation if they did not pay taxes or penalties to the government." Payments by victims were laundered by a U.S. network of co-conspirators using prepaid debit cards or wire transfers, often using stolen or fake identities, the statement said.

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An Iraqi soldier stands next to a detained man accused of being an Islamic State fighter, at a check point in Qayyara, south of Mosul, IraqBy Babak Dehghanpisheh and Stephen Kalin SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The Iraqi army was trying on Thursday to reach a town south of Mosul where Islamic State has reportedly executed dozens to deter the population against any attempt to support the U.S.-led offensive on the jihadists' last major city stronghold in Iraq. Eleven days into what is expected to be the biggest ground offensive in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion of 2003, army and federal police units were fighting off sniper fire and suicide car bombs south of Hammam al-Alil, the site of the reported executions on the outskirts of Mosul, an Iraqi military spokesman said. The executions were meant "to terrorize the others, those who are in Mosul in particular", and also to get rid of the prisoners, said Abdul Rahman al-Waggaa, a member of the Nineveh provincial council.

2016-10-27 11:32:10 -0400
Islamic State fighters forced women, children and the elderly to walk alongside them for days as human shields to cover their retreat to Mosul, separating out older boys and fighting-aged men along the way for an unknown fate, villagers said. Children and the elderly were released when they arrived in Mosul on Tuesday and told to stay with relatives, they said, speaking by phone from one of the few places where there is still mobile coverage, on the city's edges. A resident of Mosul, Rayyan, said he saw the families when they arrived in the city, "their bare feet bleeding and covered with dust as if coming from under the rubble." "We cried when we saw them," he said.
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