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Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 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 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 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 | 30 30 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...
← How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants? Are Employers Free from Liability When Using Staffing Agencies to Terminate Employees?
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Companies often find that staffing agencies are valuable resources for helping them fill temporary or permanent positions and for handling human resources issues. However, recently, an outside staf...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JANUARY 2015
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
January 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of existing home sales increased in December, but remained below that in the same month of the previous year. Home prices declined as we moved in to t...
Negligence of Oregon Hospital Led to Wrongful Death of Patient
Jan 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:  Mark H. Sackstein, Esq. All it takes is one small mistake for a disaster to occur. No matter how much research is done when choosing a hospital, it is impossible to predict a situation suc...
Matching Workouts With the Results You Want
Jan 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard friends complain about not getting the results they want, despite how much energy they’re putting into their workout.  People who want bigger muscles go t...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?
Jan 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the way...
Immersed in ancient times; the performance of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera. A review.
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Imagine being immersed in an ancient world, with colossal stone columns, palaces and images of deities, a marvelous music surrounding you and, thank God, no ce...

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Thompson wastes no time
Whoa, slow your roll Billy! We here at Pol Position think that former comptroller William Thompson could use a tall glass of Drank to calm down just a bit. The words from Mayor Bloomberg's oath of ...
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Political Odds & Ends
We don't get it right very often here at Pol Position, so when we do you can certainly forgive us for calling as much attention as we possibly can to the rare accomplishment. A few weeks back, we t...
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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An in-your-face inauguration
Psst, he's sitting right behind you! The newly sworn public advocate and comptroller wasted no time in using their new posts to send the Bloomberg administration a message that they intend to take ...
Jan 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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A look back at 2009
We honestly don't know if we are ever going to recover from the year in politics that was aught-nine, but let's just recap some of the madness that took place over the last 365 days. The year 2008 ...
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Politics could get dirty in Corona next year
We have a feeling that things are going to get real ugly in Corona starting next year. Fed up with the antics of State Senator Hiram Monserrate – which include abusing his girlfriend and holding th...
Dec 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Politics makes for weird bedfellows
Who knew that Senator Chuck Schumer was such a big fan of the indie and alternative rock scenes? If you've ever been to Williamsburg on a Sunday in the summer, you've probably noticed that there is...
Dec 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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The political merry-go-round
The new job numbers came out recently, and the news was good: the unemployment rate was lower than expected. That means there must have been quite a bit of job creation in other parts of the econom...
Dec 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bloomberg not giving Thompson any tips
If Bill Thompson was looking to get some inside information on running a successful campaign for a future try at public office - which he has expressed interest in - he's not going to get any help ...
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Big Apple gets an apple?
Thank goodness Councilman James Gennaro of Queens ran unopposed in the last election, or a very real and important issue affecting the lives of every New Yorker would continue to go unaddressed. We...
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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What we're 'drank'-ful for
Well goslings, it's that time of the year again, and we sincerely hope you have stocked up on your Night Train Express Reserve and ordered your turducken early (only $85 here !). Oh, and if you fin...
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voting in Jackson Heights will cost ya!
In what appears to be more like an election in a Middle Eastern country where stuffing the ballot box is encouraged, the volunteer organization “74th Street Merchant’s Association” held an election...
Nov 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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All the pleasure and none of the pain
The state may be facing a whopping $3.9 billion budget deficit that is likely going to cripple the economy for us and our children, paving the way for punk rock vigilantes to take over New York Cit...
Nov 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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This week's Pol(-itically incorrect) Position
Americans are a notoriously forgiving bunch with a short-term memory when it comes to our politicians and celebrities crossing certain moral boundaries and falling – however temporarily - from our ...
Nov 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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So long & farewell Elections 2009
Has it really come to an end? Pol Position can say in no uncertain terms that this election year has been the craziest that we have ever covered. From the moment term limits were overturned to ever...
Nov 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nasty Ten-year-old Tales Brought Up In Middle Village Race
Is the race in the 30th District (which covers Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale, Ridgewood and Woodhaven) close? You bet. And just in case voters forgot about the ten-year-old corruption complaint...
Oct 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste poses for a photograph in Kibati village, near Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of CongoAl Jazeera journalist Peter Greste left Egypt for his native Australia on Sunday after serving 400 days in a Cairo prison on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, security officials said. There was no immediate word on the fate of his two Al Jazeera colleagues - Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian national Baher Mohamed - who were also jailed in the case that provoked an international outcry. The three were sentenced to seven to 10 years on charges including spreading lies to help a "terrorist organisation" - a reference to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Greste's release came as Egypt is reeling from one of the bloodiest attacks in years.


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FILE - In this Monday, March 31, 2014 file photo, Al-Jazeera English correspondent Peter Greste, appears in court along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges, in Cairo, Egypt. A senior Egyptian prison official and the country's official news agency say Greste has been freed from prison and is on his way to Cairo airport to leave the country. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy, El Shorouk, File) EGYPT OUTCAIRO (AP) — A Cairo airport official says Al-Jazeera's Australian reporter Peter Greste has left Egypt on a flight to Cyprus after his release from prison.


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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) shakes hands with European Parliament Chairman Martin Schulz as he welcomes him in Athens on January 29, 2015Greece's new anti-austerity government was set to kick off its European charm offensive in Paris on Sunday seeking to renegotiate its 240 billion euro ($270 billion) bailout, though Germany has already refused to consider any debt relief. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who is looking to write down half of Greece's debt, was scheduled to meet with his French counterpart Michel Sapin and Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron in the afternoon, before heading on to London and Rome. Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has tried to calm nerves and markets spooked by his radical plans, saying he did not intend to renege on commitments to the European Union and International Monetary Fund. Varoufakis is likely to get a sympathetic hearing in France, where Sapin has already said the EU should be open to reworking Greece's bailout programme, while emphasising that it must still pay up eventually.


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