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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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Restler and Levin can't seem to agree
It looks like there may be challenges all over the place in next year’s elections in North Brooklyn. According to a report in City & State this week, District Leader Lincoln Restler reached out to ...
Apr 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Race' doesn't play an issue in school closings
Closing highs schools sure does make for some strange bedfellows. The race for the newly created 6th Congressional District in Queens has been hot from the start, but last week things took a weird ...
Apr 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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The plot thickens in NY06 race
Is there sabotage and subterfuge at play in the hotly contested race to represent New York's 6th Congressional District? One candidate says unequivocally yes! The already crowded Democratic primary...
Apr 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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April Fool's Day in our inbox
Oh goslings, there was a time when we here at Pol Position were all about the April Fool’s Day pranks, printing ridiculous statements shrouded as fact in an attempt to trick our readers into believ...
Apr 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two political rivals in one political place
There were a lot of notable names and faces who showed up for Councilman Dan Halloran's announcement in Flushing's Bowne Park Monday evening that he would be running for the 6th Congressional Distr...
Mar 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's getting a little crowded in here
Well that has to be the strangest campaign website we've ever stumbled upon a congressional candidate. On Monday morning, the Queens County Democratic Committee announced that it would be supportin...
Mar 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Political races heating up
It's shaping up to be a fiery summer in the world of local politics, as this past week saw some action in a few key races important to Queens and Brooklyn. First, there was political newcomer Tom A...
Mar 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Of course, Dimitris Avramopoulos! Wait, who?
Ask and ye shall receive! Last week, we ran this photo from our archives requesting from our readers some help in identifying the men with Governor George Pataki. We quickly got responses identifyi...
Feb 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tribute to Whitney, kind of
Wow, Congressman Ed Towns of Brooklyn had a lot to say about the death of Whitney Houston this past weekend. Well, actually, he has a lot to say about Whitney Houston's mom, Emily "Cissy" Houston, ...
Feb 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shame on you Christine Quinn!
It appears that for the Speaker of the great City Council of New York City, no mechanic currently working within the five boroughs has the skill or expertise to repair her Mercedes or Porsche or La...
Feb 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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In the end, it was all (LAT)FOR not
Well it was a nice try, at least. The Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment – or LATFOR for short – released its suggestions for new State Senate districts last week, a...
Feb 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Democrats pull off a political Koo
Councilman Peter Koo this week decided to make things interesting in the world of city politics. The flushing elected official – we won't say shocked, but certainly surprised – many when he won the...
Jan 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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We know when we're not wanted!
Don't worry goslings, we promise next week to get back to highlighting the foibles and escapades of our elected officials, but these darn old photos from our archives have been so stinkin' popular ...
Jan 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mystery man makes second appearance
About two months ago, we ran this ribbon-cutting photo that we discovered in our archives. The photo didn't have any information attached to it, so we asked our readers if they could help us figure...
Jan 06, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who do you "like" for borough president?
Let the race for Queens Borough President get officially underway! Sure, nobody has announced their candidacy yet, but if there's activity on Facebook, well that's good enough for us. Last week, a ...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Yellen testifies before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in WashingtonNot all of the seven who point to June vote this year on the Fed's ten-member policy setting committee, but all participate in policy discussions.     The Fed is likely at its March 17th and 18th policy meeting to remove language saying the central bank will take a "patient" approach to raising rates, taking away the final verbal constraint to a June rate hike, current and former Fed officials say.     "It's likely they remove 'patient' in March," said David Stockton, a former Fed research director now at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. "Even if Yellen might not, left to her own devices, be ready to move on rates, there is probably a growing sentiment that the time is getting closer."     The use of the word "patient" signals that the Fed would wait at least two more meetings before considering a rate hike. If the Fed later this month says it remains patient, then a June increase is off the table, likely pushing the decision to September when the Fed is scheduled to hold a press conference after its meeting.     Stockton said he personally expects a September liftoff.


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News of Twitter working with law enforcement officials on unspecified threats, comes following reports that the social network had suspended accounts linked to IS and related entities, including the Nigerian Islamic group Boko HaramTwitter said Monday it was working with law enforcement officials on unspecified threats, amid reports that the social network had been targeted for blocking accounts linked to the Islamic State. "Our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with relevant law enforcement officials," a Twitter spokesman said, without elaborating. The news comes following reports that Twitter had suspended accounts linked to IS and related entities, including the Nigerian Islamic group Boko Haram. A page on the online bulletin board Pastebin, the source of which could not be verified, showed an image of Twitter founder Jack Dorsey in what appear to be the crosshairs of a rifle scope and a message in Arabic.


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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prays at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, on February 28, 2015Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied Monday that his upcoming speech to the US Congress was a slight to President Barack Obama, and insisted the US-Israeli alliance remains strong. Netanyahu is due to address Congress on Tuesday to lobby against ongoing US efforts to reach a deal with Iran to curtail its nuclear program. "My speech is not intended to show any disrespect to President Obama or the office that he holds.


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