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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Dec 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of home sales continued to decrease in November and inventory continued to track below last year’s levels as well.  Sales are well below those seen in the...
NYC Employment Law — Pre-tax Transit Benefits
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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 | 65 65 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 | 85 85 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 | 109 109 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 | 96 96 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 | 103 103 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 | 147 147 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 | 223 223 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 | 236 236 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...

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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 | 40 40 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 | 35 35 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 | 40 40 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 | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Poll: Should Carl Paladino apologize?

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Have you heard of these people called “Republicans”?
We here at Pol Position don't claim be experts on running a political campaign. Heck, we don't claim to be experts at anything except mixing up the perfect Night Train Express Wine Cooler-tini. (Do...
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jimmy Mac Ain't Coming Back
We got an unusual email from political operative James McClelland last week, announcing his sudden departure from the Anthony Como State Senate campaign. Truth is, although we knew “Jimmy Mac” was ...
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just call him untouchable, for now
Well, it appears that while young up-and-comers in the Brooklyn political scene are serious about bringing reform to the notoriously scandal-plagued Kings County Democratic Party, it doesn't look l...
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Handicapping the races that matter…
Our predictions for how they will finish in Tuesday's primary
Sep 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rock the vote!
Or at least do a little jazzy number all over the ballot next week, because it's time to go to the polls again already! Primary Day is on Tuesday, September 14, and Republicans and Democrats – okay...
Sep 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vet confusion
Was it just an oversight, or an attempt to deceive the voters? An opponent of John Duane in the race to replace Ann-Margaret Carrozza is crying foul over a recent piece of literature that the Duane...
Sep 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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We apologize for throwing your money in the trash
We never actually ran this photo we received from the press office of Queens Borough President Helen Marshall back in June, but you can be sure that we won't be making that costly mistake again. Yo...
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Biviano takes his case straight to big media
Like getting mail? Then you must love it every time an election comes around! You know how we know that State Senator Toby Stavisky is working hard? Because our mailbox tells us so. At least that's...
Aug 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Protesters crash street renaming
It's only the beginning of August and things have already started to get ugly in the Corona political world. Or rather, the ugliness of Corona politics is back from its summer break - things have b...
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Working Families or Hardly Working?
Backroom politics over at the Board of Elections...we don't believe it for one minute! But that's exactly what Anthony Como, who is challenging State Senator Joseph Addabbo this November for his se...
Aug 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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In this Nov.9, 2014 photo, stadium builders from Southeast Asia collect food from their free canteen after a day’s work in Doha, Qatar. Following widespread criticism of labor abuses in Qatar, the World Cup host nation for 2022 is giving better treatment to those who work on projects directly linked to the football tournament. (AP Photo/John Leicester)DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Men crammed together, dozens to a room, on bunk beds so close they can reach over and shake hands.


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By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani court granted bail on Thursday to a man accused of masterminding a deadly 2008 rampage through the Indian city of Mumbai, lawyers said. The decision to grant bail to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi is likely to enrage India and may hinder recent attempts to patch up rocky relations between the nuclear-armed neighbors. Lakhvi was arrested in Pakistan in 2009 in connection with the attack on Mumbai by Pakistani militants in which 166 people were killed. The sole surviving gunman had identified Lakhvi as the mastermind. ...
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter is seen during the semi final soccer match between Auckland City FC and San Lorenzo at the Club World Cup soccer tournament in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday in protest over the handling of his findings.Michael Garcia cited a "lack of leadership" at the top of FIFA in a resignation statement. He also said he has lost confidence in the independence of his ethics committee colleague, German judge Joachim Eckert. Though Garcia did not identify Sepp Blatter by name, he also revealed that the FIFA executive committee — led by the longtime president — made a failed complaint of unethical conduct against the former U.S. Attorney in September.Speaking at the Club World Cup in Marrakech, Morocco, Blatter told The Associated Press he was stunned by Garcia's decision to resign."I'm just surprised," Blatter said. "It's all what I can say. Just that."(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — The FIFA executive committee is meeting Thursday amid a renewed crisis after the prosecutor it appointed resigned in protest over the handling World Cup bid investigation.


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