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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Dec 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of home sales continued to decrease in November and inventory continued to track below last year’s levels as well.  Sales are well below those seen in the...
NYC Employment Law — Pre-tax Transit Benefits
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
As employers, sometimes it is difficult to keep with the employment law changes, which is why you should consult periodically with an employment defense lawyer and stay apprised of new laws. At the...
Wage and Hour Regulation Pitfalls
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
Business owners can get themselves into trouble when not understanding wage and hours laws. What appears to be a bright idea that cuts corners and saves money is sometimes a violation that leads to...
In life, the glass is always half full! Exclusive interview with cartoonist Maria Scrivan
Dec 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   | 19 November 2014   Maria Scrivan’s cartoons are published in MAD Magazine, Parade Magazine, Prospect Magazine (UK), on Mashable.com, Salon.com. Funny Times a...
Zeffirelli's La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera: a review
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 3 December 2014 |     Zeffirelli’s production of La Boheme at the metropolitan Opera shines. A sample of the stage set up as performed in a preceding season. L...
Are You Staying on Top of Regulations that Affect Your Restaurant?
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent change in regulations predicted to arrive soon is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will release a national menu labeling standard for chain restaurants. The standard will addres...
The World Seen Through a Dog’s Point of View. An Exclusive Interview with Paul Gilligan, author of Pooch Café
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 10 October 2014 |   Paul Gilligan with Poncho, the main character of Pooch Cafe According to his website, www.poochcafe.com, Paul Gilligan’s affair with art be...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 177 177 recommendations | email to a friend
Today many companies offering health insurance also provide wellness programs, which are a preventative medicine approach to health. Today, 94 percent of employers with more than 400 employees and ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: NOV 2014 (Month's Supply: 6.3 Months)
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 251 251 recommendations | email to a friend
Oct 2014 Queens NY Market Update  Queens home sales are down for the third month in a row from August – October. Home sales are also remaining significantly below last year’s levels, according to t...
Forest Hills Food Crawl
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 262 262 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chamber and All The Tastes of New York would love to invite you to our first Forest Hills Food Crawl, a culinary journey through Forest Hills happening this Wednesday, November 12th ! A Food Cr...

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The mythical world of NYC politics
If you've been following the race for the 19th Council District (currently held by Tony Avella, who decided not to run for a third term and instead waged an unsuccessful campaign to win the Democra...
Oct 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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He moves in mysterious ways
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, despite all of his billions of dollars and financial media empire, is just like you and me. If you don't believe us, just look at all of his campaign literature. There's co...
Sep 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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I Want Candy!
Speaking of jetting all over the world, some politicians from New York City got a lift back to their home districts from President Barack Obama on Air Force One recently. We are told that among the...
Sep 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mailers? Ha! Ognibene is on a billboard
You know who isn't a “nobody”? Tom Ognibene, that's who! And he has this massive billboard looming over the Long Island Expressway in Maspeth to prove it. This might be one of the first political b...
Sep 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor refuses to endorse nobody
Ouch...you know your campaign is in trouble when you are no longer considered a long-shot candidate, but in fact a “nobody.” That's the blow that Republican candidates for comptroller and public ad...
Sep 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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It feels like the day after Christmas
Finally Primary Day has come and gone, and guess what? Not that many people cared. Except for the folks who were lucky enough to score a ticket to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Primary Day party to wel...
Sep 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's a Girl!
Well, the week wasn't a total wash for Eric Gioia. He may have lost his bid to become the city's next public advocate (and a heartbeat away from becoming the next mayor of New York City), but he re...
Sep 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why can't every year be a crazy election year?
Instead of talking about extending term limits, why hasn't anybody discussed reducing them to something like two years, or even 9 months? Sure, it's been hectic trying to keep up with all of the el...
Sep 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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The 2009 endorsement game is getting out of hand
Last week, we mentioned that the Pol Position inbox was being bombarded with emails about the latest endorsements of the numerous candidates who are seeking office this election season. Perhaps it'...
Sep 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's like we just did a political keg stand
Goslings, our head is virtually spinning right now, and it's not because of that six pack of Night Train Express Wine Coolers we drank last night while watching all of the debates we had piling up ...
Aug 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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An election so special he had to call it twice
We were just kidding governor! Last week, we wrote about the governor's decision to call a special election to replace former assemblyman Anthony Seminerio, who used to represent Richmond Hill and ...
Aug 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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UFC: Ultimate Fighting Council
Oh Allan Jennings, where have you been the last few years? The former City Council member from Queens - who once threw a metal object at a reporter on live television (see photo), took out ads in C...
Aug 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can't the man just take a vacation in peace?
There is going to be nothing special about the election to replace Anthony Seminerio of south Queens, who was just the latest Queens politician forced to leave office under a dark cloud of scandal ...
Aug 12, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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You got comped! Weprin funks up the race
There's nothing that Pol Position hates more than a stiff comptroller. When you are having a finger wagged in your face about fiscal responsibility, questionable pension fund investments, and the p...
Aug 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gov gets his groove on
Speaking of dancing politicians, New York State's own governor caused a bit of an uproar when he was spotted partying in a Chelsea night club last week. Paterson was hanging out and posing for pict...
Aug 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2010 file photo, Cuba's President Raul Castro attends the opening ceremony of the International Book Fair in Havana, Cuba. To many exiles and their allies, Castro is a dictator who locks up dissenters and snuffs out political discourse. Cuba’s supporters see the government as heroic, justified by the behavior of its giant enemy to the north and offset by the fact it provides health care and education that most developing countries could only dream of. As often is the case, the truth lies somewhere in between. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)HAVANA (AP) — To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to socialist poverty.


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Health workers carry the body of an Ebola victim for burial at a cemetery in FreetownGENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to 7,373 among 19,031 cases known to date there, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. The latest data, posted overnight on the WHO website, reflected nearly 500 new deaths from the worst ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since previous WHO figures were issued on Dec. 17.


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Ukrainian soldiers fire a missile with a man-portable air-defense system during exercices near the city of Shchastya, north of Lugansk, on December 1, 2014Russia accused the West on Saturday of fuelling unrest in Ukraine by adopting anti-Kremlin sanctions that further erode the prospects of peace talks to end the separatist war. A Ukranian conference mediated by European and Russian envoys in the Belarussian capital Minsk had initially been set for last week and meant to coincide with a new truce in the eight-month conflict. The sudden glimmer of hope that the end of Europe's worst violence since the 1990s Balkans conflicts was approaching has seen Western allies step up their pressure on Russia -- already reeling from its worst economic crisis of Vladimir Putin's 15-year rule. The United States matched a similar measure by the European Union by slapping a trade ban on Kremlin-controlled Crimea.


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