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This Month in Queens Real Estate: August 2016
Aug 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . August 2016 Market Update Home sales in July dropped again for the fifth consecutive month. De...
What to do When Your Designated Driver Plan Fails
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s no question that designating a driver reduces drunken driving accidents and saves lives. Designated Driver Statistics As time goes along, more and more people have gotten on board with the ...
If I Return to Work Making Less Money, Am I Still Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers So you’ve been hurt at work and you can’t perform your old job. What happens if you go back to work at a different position, ...
The Difference that Jurisdiction Could Make in a High Profile Divorce Case
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo   Different states and different countries have laws that can significantly affect the outcome of a divorce. A prime example is a high profile case reported in the New York Post . ...
Equal Pay for Women Issues
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Long Island City, Queens & NYC Employment Defense Attorney From an employer’s standpoint, if you are following similar pay practices to other businesses, it may seem like safet...
Prevent Boating Tragedy – A Guide to Safe Boating on Long Island
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Steven Palermo: The Suffolk Personal Injury Lawyer Cool ocean breezes on a hot summer day and the freedom of an open sea make boating a favorite pastime for many people. It’s a lifestyle fo...
HemClear: An Alternative Hemorrhoid Treatment
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen blood vessels and veins around the anus that can cause severe discomfort to sufferers. They can be internal, located inside the anus, or external, meaning that you’...
Can I File Suit against My Employer if I Am Injured at Work?
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers' Compensation Lawyers A question we frequently get from prospective clients has to do with whether or not an employer can be sued in court for a pe...
New York City Affirms Rights to Use Bathrooms Consistent with Gender Identity
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Stephen Hans & Associates Media outlets across the country are addressing controversial laws passed recently in certain states that prohibit transgender individuals from using bathrooms cons...
Can a Party in a Divorce Case Sue a Judge?
Aug 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
Suing a judge occurs rarely, but does happen. In 2015, the judge presiding over a NY divorce case sanctioned an attorney who represented himself in the divorce case. Recently, the attorney filed a ...

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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 | 77 77 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 | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doherty, it turns out, is an easy grader
We think this whole flap about the response to last week's blizzard has put the normally mild-mannered Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty on the defensive. Rather than just take his lumps and cri...
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tour from Mark Weprin! Wait, Mark who?
It isn't exactly Jennifer Lopez, but some lucky tourists from the other side of the pond received a very special tour of Lower Manhattan from a “celebrity” guide recently. Lisa Oxborough and husban...
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Pol Position personalities of 2010
In the spirit of the season...oh, who are we kidding?...in the interest of taking a few extra days off over the holidays by not actually writing a real column, we here at Pol Position thought we wo...
Dec 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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The not-so-cheap seats
Those ended up being some expensive free Yankees tickets. It turns out Governor David Paterson would have saved a lot of money if he had just purchased five tickets to Game One of the 2009 World Se...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Picture your name on a new law
Have you always had a great idea for a new law? Well, Assemblywoman Grace Meng wants to hear from you! Meng sent out a press release recently asking for the public's input on drafting new legislati...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 68 68 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 | 51 51 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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FILE- In this June 7, 2016, file photo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage attends an opioid abuse conference in Boston. LePage is being accused again of making racially insensitive comments, this time by saying photos he's collected in a binder of drug dealers arrested in the state show more than 90 percent of them are black or Hispanic. The governor made the remark at a town hall in North Berwick, Maine, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's bombastic Republican governor has built a reputation on his unfiltered comments, but his obscene tirade unleashed on a liberal lawmaker prompted Democratic lawmakers Friday to warn that the governor was coming unhinged and to call for a political intervention.


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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress is shown while pitching against the Colorado Rockies in a baseball game, in Arlington, Texas. Jeffress, who was suspended twice as a minor leaguer for violating drug rules, has been arrested in Dallas on a drunken driving charge. Online records for the Dallas County jail show that the 28-year-old Jeffress was booked around 5:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, on a driving while intoxicated charge. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)DALLAS (AP) — The Texas Rangers placed reliever Jeremy Jeffress on the restricted list Friday following his overnight arrest on a drunken driving charge.


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A man wears a placard with a message outside the Conseil d'Etat after France's highest administrative court suspended a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits in ParisBy Ingrid Melander and Chine Labbé PARIS (Reuters) - A French court on Friday suspended a ban on women wearing full-body "burkini" swimsuits on a Mediterranean town's beach but the prime minister said the debate was not over, calling the outfit a symbol of a "backwards, deadly Islamism". The Council of State's ruling against the resort of Villeneuve-Loubet is expected to set a precedent for the dozens of French towns that have also laid down such bans. It said Villeneuve-Loubet's ban had "seriously infringed, in a manner that was clearly illegal, fundamental liberties such as the freedom to come and go, religious freedom and individual freedom".


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