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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
On June 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court—in a unanimous decision—ruled that Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) inherited by anyone other than a spouse are not retirement funds and therefore are ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2014
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update    The pace of home sales rose sharply in June but was still below the pace of sales in June 2013. Prices posted moderate gains in June as well, remaining on pace ...
Estate Planning Basics for Newlyweds – How to Get Prepared for the Unexpected
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s that time of year – the time for beautiful weddings, fun receptions, delicious cakes, special gifts, and romantic honeymoons. While this is a joyous time for everyone, it’s also time for you a...
The Annual Pay Notice Requirement of the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Could Be Close to Ending
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans After the Wage Theft Prevention Act went into effect, restaurant owners and other types of business owners became burdened with paperwork as they complied with annual requir...
$$ OPPORTUNITY HAS KNOCKED ! $$ Networking For Prosperity & Adventure $$
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 334 334 recommendations | email to a friend
Bring Pen & Paper for this great opportunity to learn about:  * Job search, Employment Training, Networking Skills & How Every Dollar Counts . **Snacks & Beverages provided.** WHEN : Wednesday June...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JUNE 2014
Jun 19, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 367 367 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update The pace of home sales rose in May after a slow start in the beginning of 2014. Inventory increased slightly again in May, meaning buyers should have a bit more ch...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 1: The Italian presence…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 409 409 recommendations | email to a friend
  Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena for L'Idea Magazine   Book Expo America 2014 has brought a wave of foreign authors, either in the original language or in translation, and among the...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 2: The Authors Speak…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 410 410 recommendations | email to a friend
Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena  for L'Idea Magazine   Javits Center was the center of attention for all American book lovers for four days at the end of May, with a series of events...
Interview to author Tony Napoli.
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 863 863 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently I published a review on the popular book “My Father, My Don,” A Son’s Journey from Organized Crime to Sobriety, and I am now pleased to offer our readers an interview to the author, Tony N...
How Much Can Allegations of Discrimination Cost You?
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 368 368 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Discrimination is a serious issue for employers. It can lead to disputes, lawsuits and even forced business sales. Forced business sale, substantial fines and the disgrace o...

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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 | 29 29 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 | 34 34 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 | 32 32 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 | 35 35 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 | 40 40 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 | 42 42 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 | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turner already moving on to bigger things?
Say it ain't so, Bobby-O! According to a press release from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Bob Turner, who was just elected to Congress a few months ago as Anthony Weiner's replac...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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A good old-fashioned sing-a-long
Man, we never get invited to the good parties! Thanks to our morning email update from City & State First Read, we just found out that Pol Position missed out on a Congressman Joseph Crowley annual...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Romney, Gingrich court Queens Republicans
Could the rift in the Queens County Republican Party be having ramifications at the national level? Probably not, but there were a couple of interesting news tidbits involving Queens County Republi...
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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One night, many, many years ago, a well-known New York City political reporter agreed to sit down with Pol Position and discuss local politics over a few bottles of Night Train Express Wine Coolers...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Surprise! Marty shows up in Queens
For us here at Pol Position, Marty Markowitz is the only Brooklyn borough president we've ever known, so we don't really know how previous presidents of Kings County compare to Marty Mark's tireles...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another who's-who from the photo archives
We decided this week to dive back into our vault of old photos and see if some of our readers can't help us make sense of them. Here's one we came across of a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and at front ...
Nov 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jeffries testing the congressional waters
Could a political neophyte – relatively speaking, of course, in the world of New York City politics – be getting ready to upset the proverbial apple cart in central Brooklyn? While he won't come ou...
Oct 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Should Queens GOP go in a different direction?
Why does it have to be either or, why can't it just be someone entirely new? Like we noted last week, the Queens County Republican Party is once again fighting amongst itself for control of the par...
Oct 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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In this July 16, 2014 photo, Jan and Terry Blumberg, left, talk with Richard and Mary Dunkley during lunch at Blum’s Landing in Ocqueoc Township, Mich. The Blumbergs used benefits and insurance money from their son Trevor's 2003 death in Iraq to help build Blum’s Landing. Now in its third year, the two-story home serves as a retreat for those fighting the war on terror. Veterans can stay at Blum’s Landing free of charge for up to five days. Richard Dunkley earned his family’s stay by serving in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)OCQUEOC TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Before shipping out for Iraq, Army Sgt. Trevor Blumberg asked his father to do two things if he didn't return: Look after his puppy, Scrappy, and "take care of my guys."


2014-08-01 02:29:14 -0400

A health worker removes his protective suit as he emerges from an isolation area at the Medecins sans Frontieres Ebola treatment centre in KailahunBy Julie Steenhuysen and Colleen Jenkins CHICAGO/WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday. The aid worker, whose name has not been released, will be moved in the next several days to a special isolation unit at Emory. CDC spokeswoman Barbara Reynolds said her agency was working with the U.S. State Department to facilitate the transfer. Reynolds said the CDC was not aware of any Ebola patient ever being treated in the United States, but five people in the past decade have entered the country with either Lassa Fever or Marburg Fever, hemorrhagic fevers similar to Ebola.


2014-08-01 02:26:10 -0400
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian television said on Friday up to 20 servicemen had been killed in an attack by pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine during the night, but a military source said the death toll was likely to be lower. Military officials said a paratrooper unit had come under mortar and tank fire near the town of Shakhtarsk, in the region where a Malaysian airliner was brought down on July 17, and the number of casualties was being checked. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk, Editing by Timothy Heritage)
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