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20 Fun Facts about the Forest Hills NY Neighborhood
Sep 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Forest Hills is an AWESOME neighborhood in Queens NY! We sell homes, Coops, and Condos in Forest Hills and the feedback we get from current and new residents is outstanding. People love the history...
New York Employment Discrimination Defense Attorney
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D.Hans What Can Happen if You Ignore a Discrimination Claim? No one likes dealing with a dispute, and we often wish disputes would just go away. However, ignoring a discrimination c...
Queens Real Estate Market Update: AUG 2015
Aug 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Real Estate Market Update: AUG 2015 The pace of home sales continued to slow in July according to the Long Island Board of Realtors. July marked the highest year over year decrease in home s...
Queens Home Team Announces Another 2BR/2BTH Coop in Forest Hills, NY For Sale!!!
Aug 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Coop for Sale in Forest Hill, NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Forest Hills Coop for Sale. Offere...
You're being Taxed as a Two Family, but is your House a Legal 2 Family?
Aug 20, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
Many times we meet with homeowners who claim their property is a two family home because they are being taxed as a two family, however, legal use is determined by the NYC Department of Buildings, n...
New York City Employment Defense Attorneys
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What Is GINA and Why Is It Important to You as an Employer? Your employment application questions can set you up for a discrimination lawsuit if you are not within the parameters of federal anti-di...
Queens Home Team sells another Bay Terrace Gardens Coop in Bayside!
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
Another Bay Terrace Gardens Coop $OLD for Top Dollar! George Herrera, Abigail Herrera, and the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty are pleased to announce the sale of their 2 BR Coop located...
Queens Home Team records Highest Sale Price for 1 BR Coop at 218-10/12 43rd Ave Corp in Bayside!
Aug 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
George Herrera, Abigail Herrera, and the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty are pleased to announce the sale of their 1 BR Coop located at 218-12 43rd Ave #3A, 218-10/12 43rd Ave Cooperativ...
Just Listed: 1 Family Brick Home in Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 150 150 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 1 Family Home for Sale in Jackson Heights NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Jackson Heights 1 Family Home for Sale. ...
Largest Delivery Company in the Nation Sued for Religious Discrimination
Aug 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 150 150 recommendations | email to a friend
Stephen Hans : Posted on August 4, 2015 Religious discrimination has been in the news a lot recently. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just filed a lawsuit against the United Stat...

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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 | 77 77 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 | 81 81 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 | 76 76 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 | 71 71 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 | 79 79 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 | 82 82 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 | 81 81 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 | 87 87 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 | 88 88 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 | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Queens GOP, it's North vs. South
Two is always better than one, right? Well, if you're a member of the Queens County Republican Party, let's hope that's the case. Yes, the dysfunctional Queen County Republican Party, which despite...
Oct 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP operative gets his day in court
John Haggerty and brother Bart have been active in the continuing battle for control of the Queens County Republican party since what feels like the Nixon administration. 
But this week John, who h...
Sep 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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The debate rages on...or does it?
We don’t want to get anyone in trouble – but one of our Pol Position operatives (okay, unpaid high school intern) had a close eye on this paper's Maspeth office last Monday night after dark at the ...
Sep 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Was there an endorsement in there?
Talk about the lingering effects of Hurricane Irene! Assemblyman and congressional candidate David Weprin bowed out of a scheduled debate against opponent Bob Turner in Queens on Monday night, with...
Aug 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP shakeup on the horizon?
Let the jockeying for control of the Queens County Republican Party officially begin. Or rather, perhaps we should say officially “heat up” for this election season, because the jockeying has been ...
Aug 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guatemalan former President Otto Perez speaks during a hearing at the Tribunal of Justice in Guatemala City on September 3, 2015Guatemalan ex-president Otto Perez appeared in court Thursday over corruption allegations, hours after he resigned following unprecedented protests that have upended the political scene three days from elections. The conservative leader sent his resignation to Congress just before midnight Wednesday, after lawmakers voted unanimously to strip him of his presidential immunity -- a first in Guatemalan history. Thursday's hearing could see the 64-year-old remanded in custody pending trial -- a decision that would in any case have automatically removed him from office under Guatemalan law.


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A sign is pictured at a makeshift memorial for victims of a mass shooting, outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in CharlestonBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A South Carolina prosecutor is expected to announce a decision on Thursday over whether to seek the death penalty in the June massacre of nine black worshippers at a Charleston church, local media reported. Dylann Roof, 21, who is white, has been charged in the murders of nine members of a Bible study group at Emanuel AME Church. Ninth Judicial Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson scheduled a news conference on Thursday regarding the case against Roof but gave no other details.


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Migrants storm into a train at the Keleti train station in BudapestBy Marton Dunai and Ece Toksabay BICSKE, Hungary/MUGLA, Turkey (Reuters) - Migrants forced from a train in Hungary scuffled with helmeted riot police and some clung to railway tracks on Thursday, as politicians across Europe struggled to respond to public opinion appalled by images of a drowned 3-year-old boy. France and Germany said European countries must be required to accept their shares of refugees, proposing what would potentially be the biggest change to the continent's asylum rules since World War Two. Europe's worst refugee crisis since the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s has strained the European Union's asylum system to breaking point, dividing its 28 nations and feeding the rise of right-wing populists.


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