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Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens New York Employment Defense Attorneys Human Resource Consulting Law Firm Various restaurants across the country are in the process of changing tipping into service charges. The Seattle Eater...
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Are you having trouble evicting a tenant? The Landlord Center has been effectively representing landlords and have been very successful in fighting for their rights for over 20 years. The legal tea...
What it was Like to Buy a Home, after Selling Over 150...
Mar 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 212 212 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . My wife & I recently closed on the our very first home and boy was it an experience, especially considerin...
How Does a Prior Injury Affect Your Eligibility for Workers' Compensation Benefits?
Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 254 254 recommendations | email to a friend
In New York, when you have been injured on the job, you have a right to seek benefits under the state's workers' compensation system. In fact, the workers' compensation system is generally your sol...
ARTS Community: Free Cultural Arts & Networking at CUP Center
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The Enterprise Collective is hosting a free community event to celebrate Women’s History Month at CUP Center located at 1071 Bedford Avenue in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn Saturday, M...
Where Is Paradise?
Mar 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 250 250 recommendations | email to a friend
Where is the Garden of Eden, and therefore, the tree of life, today? Is this the same as Paradise? Genesis 3:24 I may have bit off a little too much with this question. But it has often come to my ...
The Real Deal-Real Estate Update
Mar 08, 2016 | 3 3 comments | 302 302 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 1979 when Jim Turano then sales agent, first started, he was the first in the community to offer Senior Citizen Discounts. In addition he offered Police officers and fireman discounts when th...
Queens Real Estate Market Report: February 2016
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by George Herrera , Realtor and Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . Queens Real Estate Market Update: February 2016 Home sales dropped in January which is somewhat typical ...
University Policies to Deal with Sexual Harassment Issues
Mar 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 345 345 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, a sexual harassment case involving a Chicago professor became high profile in the news. While you can view the case from the perspective of the victim and the alleged abuser, there is als...
5 Ways to Sell your Home for Top Dollar in Queens NY
Feb 22, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 378 378 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor and Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . If you own or live in Queens, then you already know that we do things differently here. Not only are we ...

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Two 'big' men in city politics
We ran this undated photo from our archives in the January 7th issue asking if any of our readers could identify the people in the picture, and reliable responder Jeff Gottlieb, president of the Ce...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Digging up some clues on our mystery photo
Wow, we had an amazing response to this photo we dug up from our archives and ran in last week's paper. Several people emailed their thoughts on who they thought might be in the photo, including Jo...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Mystery Groundbreaking
We went back to the archives this week and dug up this picture of a bunch of people digging dirt. Obviously it's a ceremonial groundbreaking for some sort of Queens College project, but beyond that...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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mailer takes shots at Velazquez
A couple of weeks ago, the editorial side of the paper sat down with Yungman Lee, a Chinatown Democrat who is looking to unseat longtime incumbent Nydia Velazquez in next year's June primary. We he...
Dec 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Party of the Manes Mystery solved
We ran this undated photo from our archives last week asking if anyone could helps us identify the people, and we received this email from Jeff Gottlieb, president of the Central Queens Historical ...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Manes and...?
Who doesn't love a good old-fashioned ribbon cutting? We know we here at Pol Position do, but what we love even more is knowing what the ribbon cutting is celebrating. We dug up this old photo from...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who's next for Preet?
Well, it looks like the other shoe has dropped on former Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver. And that would be the shoe of U.S. district attorney Preet Bharara. Bharara was actually in the courtroom w...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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The president, a councilman and the judge
We ran this undated photo we found in our archives last week asking our readers for help identifying the men pictured, and we received several responses. Everybody was able to identify the man on t...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Race heating up in 30th Assembly District
Incumbents in New York City – especially of the Democratic variety – always have a distinct advantage when faced with a challenge from a political newcomer. First, they have the name recognition an...
Nov 11, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Whatever this is, it's obviously huge!
UPDATE : We ran this photo from our archives in last week's issue mostly because we just loved the composition, but also because the more we admired it the more curious we became about the photo. A...
Oct 21, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another one from the vault
It looks like we finally came across the stash of Rudy Giuliani photos in our archives, and thought we would share this one to see if any of our readers can shed some light on the event. Obviously ...
Sep 23, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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On to the main event!
Now that the Democratic primary is over, it's on to the general election to find a replacement for Mark Weprin, who left his City Council seat to join the Cuomo administration. The main event will ...
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some 'Clair'-ification on airplane noise
Northeast Queens residents who have been living and suffering under a once-rarely used but now preferred flight path out of LaGuardia have generally traced the source of their ire back to Mayor Dav...
Sep 09, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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A beutiful day in the park, solved
We ran this photo a couple of weeks back we found in our archives, many of which have very little information with them, with only the knowledge that it was taken in Forest Hills at MacDonald Park....
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another one from the vault
We dug into our archives for another mystery photo. The only clue we can give you is that it was taken in MacDonald Park in Forest Hills. Do you think you can give us some information on the people...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Little Rock Police Department shows Little Rock police Officer Donna Lesher. On Friday, May 6, 2016, the city of Little Rock agreed to settle a lawsuit from the family of 67-year-old black man Eugene Ellison, who was fatally shot in 2010 after Lesher and Tabitha McCrillis, two off-duty, white police officers entered his apartment without a warrant, a city official told The Associated Press. The city agreed to settle the years-old case, which was scheduled to go to trial on Monday, May 9, in part because of years of possible appeals. (Little Rock Police Department via AP, File)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock settled a lawsuit Friday with relatives of a 67-year-old black man who was killed after a struggle with two white, off-duty police officers who entered his home without a warrant in 2010, marking what the family's attorney said was a record settlement of about $1.5 million.


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By Liz Hampton GREGOIRE LAKE, Alberta (Reuters) - An indoor security camera gave the world a haunting five-minute glimpse of one of the worst wildfires in Canadian history as it roared through a living room in Fort McMurray and the homeowner watched it burn on his mobile phone. The video from a fixed camera in James O'Reilly's home began with a seemingly serene shot of red walls, a brown couch and a glowing fish tank before the view turned to heavy smoke, ash and flames outside the window, the slow breaking of glass and smoke filling the room.
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A flock of birds fly as smoke billows from the Fort McMurray wildfires in KinosisBy Rod Nickel and Liz Hampton WANDERING RIVER, Alberta (Reuters) - Convoys of evacuees stranded by a wildfire raging unchecked in and around the Canadian oil town of Fort McMurray made their way on Friday through the heart of the devastation on the only highway out of the region, passing through the city's charred ruins. Wind-whipped flames roaring through heavy timber and brush parched by a spring heat wave have engulfed nearly 250,000 acres (101,000 hectares) in western Canada's energy heartland since erupting on Sunday. The blaze, the largest of 40 wildfires burning across the province of Alberta, has forced some 88,000 residents, virtually the entire population of Fort McMurray, to flee for safety, and has threatened two oil sands production sites south of the city.


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