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Implications of the Recent Retail Wage Increases
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Setphen D. Hans Recently, Wal-Mart announced its decision to raise the base wage of its employees. Wal-Mart plans to increase wages for close to 40 percent of its workforce. As of April, wo...
Coming Soon: 3 Family Brick Residential Home in East Elmhurst. ASKING $999,000
Mar 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Will Introduce another 3 Family for Sale in East Elmhurst NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely East Elmhurst 3 Family Home for Sale. Offe...
Just Listed Single Family Brick Home for Sale in Briarwood NY. Asking $750k
Mar 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another Single Family Home for Sale in Kew Garden Hills NY!!!   Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Kew Garden Hiils One Family Home...
Wal-Mart Hit by EEOC with Age and Disability Discrimination Suit
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Sometimes hearing about a discrimination case is the best way for employers to understand potential liability. People would expect a company the size of Wal-Mart to have ant...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: MAR 2015
Mar 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
March 2015 Queens NY Market Update Homes sales declined in February on a monthly basis, and continued to show declines year-over-year. Prices followed a similar pattern as the sales, posting a mont...
Just Listed: 1 Bedroom Coop For Sale at Station Square in Forest Hills, NY 11375
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 1br Coop for Sale at Station Square in Forest Hills NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Forest Hills Coop for Sale. Of...
Money Saving Winter Roofing Tips- Spot Out Faulty Gutters Yourself
Mar 06, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 362 362 recommendations | email to a friend
A good roof is perhaps one of the most important investments a homeowner can make. Any good investment requires good maintenance. One of the most crucial factors in upholding a roofing system is th...
JUST LISTED: 2br Coop For Sale at Windsor Oaks in Bayside, NY!
Mar 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2br Coop for Sale at Windsor Oaks in Bayside NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Bayside Coop for Sale. Offered for sa...
JUST LISTED: 2br 2bth Coop for Sale at the Mayflower in Forest Hills NY
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 2br 2bth Coop for Sale at the Mayflower in Forest Hills NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Forest Hills Coop for Sale...
Do You Have to Pay On-Call Employees for Their Time On-Call?
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans When you hire certain employees for on-call services, questions often arise about wages and hours. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) addresses the issue of on-call employe...

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Is the third term really a charm?
We wonder if Michael Bloomberg is starting to regret that decision to seek a controversial third term for mayor? It's been a rough winter for Bloomy. It got off to a really bad start for Hizzoner w...
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will Walmart roll back or move forward?
Back in August of 2010, we got word that Walmart was getting more serious about coming into the New York market, and we wrote about it. Boy, did we get some snarling response from local business ad...
Feb 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 69 69 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 | 72 72 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 | 68 68 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 | 52 52 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 | 50 50 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 | 50 50 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 | 53 53 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 | 49 49 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 | 50 50 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 | 53 53 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 | 48 48 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 | 51 51 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 | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Security block a staircase at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel March 28, 2015 in Lausanne, Switzerland, during Iran nuclear talksHigh-stakes negotiations to rein in Iran's suspect nuclear programme looked set to go down to the wire Sunday with only three days left until a midnight deadline for the outlines of a deal. In a sign that the complex talks were coming to a head, top US diplomat John Kerry cancelled plans to attend a high-profile event in his beloved Boston on Monday to stay at the negotiating table. "Given the ongoing nuclear negotiations, (Kerry) will not be able to share this special time ... in person," deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said of Monday's dedication of new institute in honour of late senator Ted Kennedy. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose country is widely believed to have nuclear weapons itself, denounced as "dangerous" the accord that is on the table.


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Shiite Huthi militia patrol the Sanaa International Airport in Sanaa, on March 28, 2015Arab coalition warplanes bombed the runway at Yemen's main international airport and struck a renegade troop base in the capital in a fourth night of Saudi-led raids against Iranian-backed rebels. Yemen's President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has urged his Arab allies to keep up the bombing raids until the Huthi Shiite rebels surrender, branding them Iran's "puppet". The Huthis and allied rebel military units have overrun much of the country and prompted Hadi to flee what had been his last remaining refuge in the main southern city Aden for Saudi Arabia. Witnesses on Sunday reported hearing three loud explosions and seeing a large fire when Sanaa International Airport was bombed at around midnight.


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US Secretary of State, John Kerry, waits for the start of a trilateral meeting at an hotel in Lausanne Saturday, March 28, 2015. Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program picked up pace on Saturday with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran's top diplomat ahead of an end-of-March deadline for a preliminary deal. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran may accept new constraints to its uranium enrichment program at nuclear talks but is pushing back on how long it must accept limits on technology it could use to make nuclear arms, Western officials told The Associated Press on Sunday.


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