blog roll
our featured bloggers
It’s Only Forty Years! Homecoming 2016 At Queens College
Oct 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
  Article by TIZIANO THOMAS DOSSENA It’s funny how time is relative to people and moments in their life (I know that’s not what Einstein meant, but this is possibly a variant of his theory of relat...
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Pyrros & Serres LLP Your Rights During a Workers' Compensation Insurance Company Medical Exam When you've been hurt on the job and you file a claim for workers' compensation, one of the fir...
Beware of Insurance Company Investigators!
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Pyrros & Serres When you file for workers' compensation, it's not unusual for the workers' compensation insurance company to send out a private investigator to videotape you without your kn...
Mistakes That Could Harm A Car Accident Case
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Steve Palermo Car accident cases involving personal injury can be stressful, tedious, and confusing. They are not to be handled alone. If you’ve been injured in a car accident at no fault o...
Oct Should I Go Through My Insurance For Collision Coverage Or The Other Drivers?
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Steve Palermo If you’ve recently been in a car accident and your car has been damaged, you might be wondering how to go about covering the costs of repair. If you have collision coverage, g...
Food Waste Law Tax Incentive for Restaurant Owners
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D Hans & Associates Food waste is a problem that restaurants and other businesses in the food industry have grappled with for years. An article entitled   “It’s Time to Rethink Rest...
How Prevalent Is Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?
Oct 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employer, being knowledgeable about sexual harassment and the types of challenges you can potentially face is to your advantage. With proper insight, you can take preventative measures agains...
Online Printing Vs. Local Print Shops Comparison
Oct 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
The decision between searching for an online printing service and going downtown to your local print shop can heavily depend on your priorities. It will include considering your resources, time, bu...
Where to find Mansions in Queens NY
Oct 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Owner and Listing Specialist of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . Queens is huge, both in population and land mass. As one of the absolute largest boroughs in NYC...
Allen School of Health Sciences Celebrates 55th Anniversary
Oct 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
The Allen School of Health Sciences, one of the nation’s most dedicated institutions in training graduates to become successful healthcare professionals, is commemorating its 55th year. “My family ...

more blogs

pol position
A relic from happier times for the Queens County GOP?
We here at Pol Position were once again rooting around our basement office and the old archives and came up with this gem. We admit that for avid fans of our old political photos, identifying half ...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Let the candidate stampede begin!
The ink is barely dry on Councilman Mark Weprin's statement announcing he would be leaving the City Council for a post in the Cuomo Administration, and already the politically ambitious in eastern ...
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Another One From the Vault
We were digging through our random archives again the other day, and came across this gem of the recently departed former governor Mario Cuomo delivering what appears to be an important speech in A...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
One of these things is not like the other...
We ran this photo from our archives in last week's issue asking for some help in identifying those in the photo, because while we recognized some of the people, we weren't entirely sure about every...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Not your average commute
We don't know what your morning commute was like last Thursday morning, but we can guarantee you it wasn't nearly as exciting and eventful as some lucky riders on the R train who found themselves o...
Apr 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Levin is truly the cat's meow
Brooklyn Councilman Steve Levin has become a hero to the animal community after rescuing an adorable cat named Loretta during rush hour on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Levin relayed the story in...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
An allt-too familiar sight recently
Last week, we ran this photo from our archives asking for any information about its history. Jeff Gottlieb, president of the Central Queens Historical Association, believes it was taken at the fune...
Jan 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
We guess 3 out of 5 isn't bad!
We dug up this photo from our archives and ran it last week, hoping that maybe some of our readers would be able to help us identify some of the folks in the shot. The person on the far right is, o...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Ladies & gentlemen, we present Irving Newman!
A long-standing mystery that has been plaguing Pol Position may have just been solved! We've been sitting on this picture from the archives for a long, long time, assuming that nobody would be able...
Dec 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Push to draft Vallone for mayor
It looks like former Astoria councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. still has some fans out there who would like to see him back in city politics. On Sunday, a Facebook page suddenly appeared looking to rec...
Dec 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Run, Bo, run!
We sure hope Bo Dietl makes good on his promise to run against Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2017, not necessarily because he makes a solid candidate that can run this city, because he no doubt would be ...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Can we just get this started already!
The already strange bribery case to get State Senator Malcolm Smith on the ballot in the Republican Primary for mayor that also snared former Queens GOP vice chairman Vince Tabone and former counci...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Working together, but on what?
We here at Pol Position, perhaps feeling a little sluggish from all of that holiday cheer over the past few days, dug back into our archives to come up with this gem of a shot. There's quite a few ...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Dems battle it out on the court for charity
Time to put some young whipper-snappers in their places! The Queens County Young Democrats challenged some borough elected officials to a charity basketball game at Resurrection-Ascension Church in...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A meeting of the minds at borough hall
We didn't receive nearly as many responses to this week's request to help us identify the people in the mystery photo from our archives, but we did get a few responses from people whose history in ...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news

The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the NYSEMore than 300 Twitter employees will be affected by the layoffs as part of a broader restructuring, a figure similar to an earlier round of reductions announced a year ago. Separately, the company announced it would discontinue Vine, a video app launched in 2013 that played brief clips on a repeat loop that struggled to compete with Facebook's Instagram. Twitter, which has seen user growth stall amid competition from nimbler rivals such as Instagram and Snapchat, said its user base ticked up 3 percent to 317 million average monthly active users in the quarter.

2016-10-27 12:50:51 -0400

Traders work at their desks in front of the German share price index, DAX board, at the stock exchange in FrankfurtBy Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - Strong growth data out of Britain prompted the worst daily selloff in gilts for months and pushed yields on the world's benchmark bonds higher on Thursday, as expectations eased for a Bank of England interest rate cut. In the U.S., stock market losses led by Comcast and consumer discretionary stocks were offset by gains in the healthcare sector, while European stocks slid and the U.S. dollar hit highs against the Swedish crown and Japanese yen. Official data showed that Britain's economy slowed only slightly in the three months after it voted to exit the European Union.

2016-10-27 12:50:35 -0400

The pound shot as high as $1.2272 and strengthened to just above 89 pence against the euro in Thursday morning dealsEuropean stocks made little headway Thursday amid a flurry of company earnings reports, while a rally by the British pound after better-than-expected economic growth data proved short lived. "Stock markets are going through a period of churn as investors digest a slew of corporate results, notably from European banks and US tech firms," Jasper Lawler, analyst at CMC Markets, said in an investors' note. "The FTSE 100, like the other main European indices, reversed early losses to make small gains, helped by a rebound in oil prices," he added.

2016-10-27 12:47:32 -0400