blog roll
our featured bloggers
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 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 | 52 52 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 | 65 65 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 | 61 61 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 | 310 310 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 | 343 343 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 | 387 387 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 | 390 390 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 | 842 842 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 | 355 355 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...

more blogs

pol position
Pol Position Tackles the Four-Day Week
Kudos to our state employees! Though the economic crisis is hitting everybody hard, as usual, it’s hitting New York hardest. And now that our executive and legislative officials, elected or otherwi...
Jan 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A Scandal-Plagued Year
As the rest of the paper gives the boot to Old Man 2008 and welcomes in Baby New Year 2009, we thought we here at Pol Position would do the same and take a look back at the political year that was....
Dec 31, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Paterson Not the Only One Slighted by SNL Skit
Pol Position is having a hard time staying awake, goslings, and with each passing moment we risk falling face first into our tall cup of Alabama Coffee. (That’s a glass of Dunkin’ Donuts joe with a...
Dec 17, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
On the Record
Karen Goodlad City Tech Lecturer
Dec 10, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
This Ain’t No Party! This Ain’t Chicago! This Ain’t No Fooling Around!
Pol Position would like to take a break from our exhaustive coverage of New York politics and take a look at what is going on in the great state of Illinois. New York City and Chicago have always b...
Dec 10, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
What Pol Position Was Thankful For This Year? Pols, Of Course
This year, as we do every year, Pol Position celebrated Thanksgiving with a quiet ceremony to honor the turkeys that gave their lives so that we could afford to put another turkey on the table. And...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Jumbo-Rama
It’s something of an understatement to say that people are excited about the election of Barack Obama to the presidency. If you were out on the streets on election night, you know that people, New ...
Nov 26, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Let's Do Away With Backroom Deals
In a stunning reversal of fortune for the chop-shoppers and gear-heads of Willets Point, Councilman Hiram Monserrate, who had long supported the right of the small businesses in the underserved Iro...
Nov 19, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
City Council Under the Spell of Pinball Wizards
We know that you have been losing sleep at night over this whole term limits thing. You toss and turn, muttering the words “third term, third term,” and then wake up in a cold sweat, the only sound...
Nov 11, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Notes On The Vote
Not to pull the curtain too far back on our operations here at Pol Position (We have countless enemies who watch our every move waiting for us to slip up. This might be the time!), but as a weekly ...
Nov 06, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
The Scariest Thing About This Halloween is What We've Received in Our Mailbox
Our favorite holiday is just around the corner! No, not Halloween, not Thanksgiving, and not even Christmas. It’s Election Day, the one holiday that doesn’t come every year (unless you count Leap D...
Oct 30, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Left Out of the Poll, But Not Pol Position
Wow, that finicky Quinnipiac Poll is harder to get into than an Oscars after-party hosted by Jay-Z, Harvard, and the swing of things combined! The Connecticut university that apparently specializes...
Oct 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Sandwich Ads Go Political
We’d Rather Eat Some Fresh Mozz-Avella We were lurking in some back alleys near our office, drinking Night Train out of an old leather boot, when we encountered a peculiar advertisement that caught...
Oct 16, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Our Bad!
Well, we really goofed up over here at Pol Position. We got a very angry call about all of our wild speculating on that Beep lunch that we wrote about a couple of weeks back, and somewhere mixed in...
Oct 09, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
It's a City Hall Takeover, and We Couldn't Be Happier
Amid chants of “Four More Years,” Michael Bloomberg will once again ride his lime-green convertible SUV limousine (the one with the Jacuzzi and the Yosemite Sam mud-flaps) all the way back into Cit...
Oct 09, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.
2014-07-29 15:04:06 -0400

Nathaniel Kibby, 34, of Gorham, N.H. stands during his arraignment at Conway District Court in Conway, N.H., Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Kibby was charged with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail after a brief court appearance Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool)CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping a teenage girl nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail Tuesday as the girl watched from the front row of the courtroom.


2014-07-29 14:59:48 -0400

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 16, 2014 file photo, Russia's President Vladimir Putin he arrives for an official group photo during the BRICS summit at the Itamaraty palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 EU officials and diplomats said. The measures, which were prepared in coordination with the United States, include an arms embargo, and a ban on the sale of dual use and sensitive technologies, such as advanced energy technology equipment relevant for deep sea and Arctic drilling. Such equipment will now be subject to prior approval by competent national authorities, an EU official said. Under the financial sanctions, Russian state-owned banks will be banned from selling bonds or equities with a maturity of over 90 days in European capital markets, the sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to make public statements. The ambassadors also added eight names to the list of people subject to EU-wide asset freezes and travel bans, including four people close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the EU official said. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File )BRUSSELS (AP) — Shocked into action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner and the resulting deaths of more than 200 Europeans, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, to be followed swiftly by similar punitive measures from the U.S.


2014-07-29 14:59:06 -0400