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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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 | 46 46 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 | 48 48 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 | 58 58 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 | 65 65 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 | 75 75 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 | 125 125 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...
What to Eat Before Your Workout
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy Fueling up before a workout is the best thing you can do for your body.  But it’s important to eat the  right  things at the  right  time.  Eating too far in advance of your workout ...
Static vs. Dynamic Stretching
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy  So you’ve already heard that you should stretch before you work out, but did you know that some types of stretching can be more harmful than helpful?  The American Council on Exerci...
From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Awa...

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Restler gets some big-time support
Just what the hell is Lincoln Restler running for again? If you didn’t know any better, you would think it was for mayor or even borough president given how ardently he is campaigning for an unpaid...
Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Malcom Smith for mayor?
Well, this is coming from out of left field. Apparently, Queens State Senator Malcolm Smith is considering tossing his hat into the 2013 race for mayor, meeting with consultants and political advis...
Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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What’s in a tweet anyway?
At most we’re talking 140 characters, but sometimes a simple tweet can cause a lot of commotion. Take for example the case of an alert newshound around the office, who last week noticed an interest...
Jul 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keeping it in the family
They say all politics is local, but what happens when it also becomes familial? If you follow local politics, by now you've probably heard about the heat that Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley took fo...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Too grumpy to run for office?
Word came down last week from the Queens County Republican Party that they are backing Manny Caruana, a Maspeth activist, to run for the State Assembly seat in the 30th District against 14-year inc...
Jul 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Everybody was there...well, almost everybody
If you are anybody in the North Brooklyn community, then there was no way that you were missing the re-opening ceremony of the newly renovated McCarren Pool last week. Sure, the temperatures were i...
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jung burning the midnight oil
You have got to earn that district leader spot! Nobody can accuse S.J. Jung of not working to get on the ballot. A member of the Pol Position staff spotted Jung at about 9 p.m. on a Friday night ca...
Jul 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens GOP is running against itself
It looks like State Senator Joseph Addabbo won't be the only opponent Councilman Eric Ulrich has this year. Ulrich,a Republican, recently announced that he would be challenging Addabbo, a Democrat ...
May 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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On the cover of Rolling Stone...almost
And here we thought State Senator Daniel Squadron was just your average run-of-the-mill representative from Brooklyn who would be comfortable in his job forever, like so many incumbent state repres...
May 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dr. Who? A fresh face in the NY06 race
Well, now just who in the world is Dr. Robert Mittman? There's been a lot of attention lately focused on the race for New York's 6th Congressional District, the new seat carved out of Queens thanks...
May 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three men, one we know is a Manes
It’s been a while since we went into our photo archives, pulled out a mystery picture and asked for our readers’ help in identifying the subjects. You can blame the sweet, soothing taste of Night T...
May 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is this the end of the road for Monsey?
Well, he’ll probably have a lot of friends in there. Add former city councilman and state senator Hiram Monserrate to the list of New York City politicians who will be spending some time in the Big...
May 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Christine Quinn walks like an Egyptian*
Apparently it doesn’t take much for Speaker Christine Quinn to storm away from a press conference On Monday, at a living wage rally on the steps of City Hall while Quinn had the microphone, a perso...
May 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another Pol Position mystery solved
It’s been a while since we ran this photo that we found in our archives, but we finally got the skinny on what was going on when it was taking straight from the source himself. The man on the left ...
May 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Restler and Levin can't seem to agree
It looks like there may be challenges all over the place in next year’s elections in North Brooklyn. According to a report in City & State this week, District Leader Lincoln Restler reached out to ...
Apr 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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In this image made from video posted by a Libyan blogger, the Cortinthia Hotel is seen under attack in Tripoli, Libya, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Gunmen stormed the luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing several foreigners and guards, officials said. The attack, which included a car bombing, struck the hotel, which sits along the Mediterranean Sea. The blogger, @AliTweel, captured the moments shortly after the blast, when flames rose up from outside the hotel, appearing to be from the aftermath of the car bomb. (AP Photo/ @AliTweel via AP video)Gunmen stormed a luxury Tripoli hotel popular with diplomats and officials Tuesday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, killing at least nine people -- including five foreigners -- before blowing themselves up. After setting off a car bomb outside the Corinthia Hotel -- where visiting world leaders have met local dignitaries in the past -- three militants rushed inside and opened fire, Issam al-Naass, a security services spokesman, told AFP. They made it to the 24th floor of the hotel, a major hub of diplomatic and government activity, before being surrounded by security forces and detonating explosive belts they were wearing. The dead included three security guards killed in the initial attack, five foreigners shot dead by the gunmen and a hostage who died when the attackers blew themselves up.


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A man uses a snow blower near Park Avenue after a snowstorm hit New York January 27, 2015New York authorities on Tuesday vigorously defended a decision to shut down America's biggest city for a storm that skirted the Big Apple, dumping the worst snow on Long Island and New England. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city got only a fraction of the two feet (60 centimeters) of snow that had been widely predicted in the 48 hours leading up to the storm. The National Weather Service warned that life-threatening conditions persisted along the coast from Long Island into Connecticut and Massachusetts, where more than two feet of snow blanketed some areas. "You plan the best you can and you lean toward safety," New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo told a news conference under a barrage of questioning.


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Yahoo announced plans Tuesday for a tax-free spinoff of its stake in Chinese Internet giant Alibaba, splitting off the valuable holdings from its core operationsYahoo announced plans Tuesday for a tax-free spinoff of its stake in Chinese Internet giant Alibaba, splitting off the valuable holdings from its core operations. The move aims to deliver more cash for shareholders than an outright sale of the $40-billion stake, avoiding a hefty tax bill, and to help Yahoo's efforts to refocus under chief executive Marissa Mayer. Mayer told a conference call the deal "maximizes value for shareholders" and avoids a potential tax bill of up to $16 billion under a traditional sales of the stake. She said the move is part of a broader effort to help Yahoo's "remixing" of its activities around mobile Internet, video and other forms of online media.


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