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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 | 19 19 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 | 21 21 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 | 20 20 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 | 30 30 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 | 57 57 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 | 58 58 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 | 67 67 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 | 76 76 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 | 85 85 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 | 139 139 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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Former German president Richard von Weizsaecker has died aged 94Richard von Weizsaecker, who died Saturday aged 94, was the first president of a reunited Germany and played a leading role in helping the country face up to its Nazi past. Chancellor Angela Merkel called his death "a great loss for Germany" and said his stirring speech in 1985 was "a necessary and clear statement that was significant for our German self-understanding". Germany's current President Joachim Gauck said Weizsaecker had been a "great human being and an outstanding head of state". Weizsaecker began his military service in 1938, was wounded several times and was close by when one of his two brothers was killed early on in the war.


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Media wait on January 31, 2015 outside the presidential residence in Minsk during talks aimed at ending the fighting in eastern UkrainePeace talks to thrash out a truce agreement between pro-Russian rebels and Ukraine ended without a deal Saturday, Kiev's representative at the talks in Minsk said. Former Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma told Interfax Ukraine news agency the talks had been "thwarted" after top rebel leaders stayed away and their negotiators refused to discuss a plan for an immediate ceasefire. The negotiator for the rebel Donetsk People's Republic, Denis Pushilin, however, blamed Kiev for causing the collapse of the talks and said insurgent leaders would only sign a deal if Kiev's forces halt fire first, Russian news wires reported.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama mingled with Washington power brokers at an Alfalfa Club luncheon.
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