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This Month in Queens Real Estate: April 2014
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
April 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of home sales remained sluggish in March according to the most recent data released by the Long Island Board of Realtors. A combination of higher prices...
A meetup that gets results, NOT just motivates then deflates
Apr 08, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
Join Networking For Prosperity & Adventure , a different kind of meetup that shows you the HOW to, not just the fluff of getting you excited in order to set you up for failure. Let's face it, in th...
The Tenor, A Novel by Peter Danish, revisits Maria Callas wartime years
Apr 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
     THE TENOR A novel by Peter Danish Based partially on a true episode of Maria Callas’ life, The Tenor is the riveting story of a young Italian man with   a spectacular knack for music and a voi...
Networking for Prosperity & Adventure Meetup in NYC April 9 7PM till 10PM
Apr 02, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
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Networking for Prosperity & Adventure Meetup in NYC April 9 7PM till 10PM
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Shirley who is a part time employed, motivated leader who is working on a few business ventures in order to be a full time entrepreneur. In spite of many obstacles she is currently working on many ...
What is a retaliation claim and why are they so popular?
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in 2012, 38 percent of all EEOC claims were for retaliation. The reason retaliation claims have become so popular in recent yea...
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny!
Mar 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
St. Stan's Mothers' Club is proud to announce our first BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY! Sunday, April 6th  9AM-12PM $10.00 Per Child 61-17 Grand Avenue, Maspeth
National Labor Relations Board finds employee’s Facebook posts not protected
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 214 214 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans In recent years, thousands of companies have felt the impact of a slumped economy, increased costs and regulations.  These conditions have forced employers to cut costs, red...
Coaches Wanted!
Mar 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 224 224 recommendations | email to a friend
Coaches Wanted for Forest & Highland Parks 2014 Sport Clinics. Must be able to work with children age 7-14 and have skills in one or more of the following sports: SKATEBOARDING, BASKETBALL AND SOCC...
Sign Up and Walk for Kids Growth!
Mar 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 237 237 recommendations | email to a friend
Join the community on April 6, 2014. Walk for Kids Growth at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, in Queens (at Fountain of the Planets). This community event will feature a scenic 3-mile fun walk, refres...

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Hevesi joining the club
Well, add Alan Hevesi to the long list of New York City politicians who went from constantly getting re-elected to getting sentenced. Last Friday morning, the Forest Hills native and former state c...
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weiner on a roll (his joke!) at dinner
We know that this event actually happened a couple of weeks ago, but we here at Pol Position would feel seriously derelict in our duties (and trust us, that doesn't happen very often!) if we knew t...
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rock 'N Pol
Now this is one politician who knows how to throw a fundraiser! Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. celebrated his 50th birthday last night with some 450 guests (we don't even know if 450 people even bot...
Apr 05, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferraro's political legacy is the real deal
New York City - scratch that, the nation - lost a political trailblazer this past weekend with the passing of Geraldine Ferraro. Ferraro represented parts of Queens in the House of Representatives,...
Mar 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior centers saved! Oh, wait...
And the winner in this week's edition of terribly misleading press releases – Queens Assemblywoman Marge Markey! A little background: so you've probably heard about the pending closures of over 100...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Republican club grows in Brooklyn
Wait a minute, there's Republicans in Brooklyn? We here at Pol Position were under the impression that to spot a real live Republican here in New York City you had to venture to the nether-regions ...
Mar 01, 2011 | 4 4 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is the third term really a charm?
We wonder if Michael Bloomberg is starting to regret that decision to seek a controversial third term for mayor? It's been a rough winter for Bloomy. It got off to a really bad start for Hizzoner w...
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will Walmart roll back or move forward?
Back in August of 2010, we got word that Walmart was getting more serious about coming into the New York market, and we wrote about it. Boy, did we get some snarling response from local business ad...
Feb 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can't a girl just hold a little ol' fundraiser?
Looks like Speaker Christine Quinn is having a hard time flying under the radar these days. At a January 13th fundraising event in Soho, she attracted a group of protesters with a number of grievan...
Jan 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Your pol, working hard or hardly working?
Last week, we kind of poked fun at Councilman Mark Weprin of Queens for being the “celebrity” tour guide for a couple of British tourists who booked a Big Apple tour. We're sure when they heard tha...
Jan 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doherty, it turns out, is an easy grader
We think this whole flap about the response to last week's blizzard has put the normally mild-mannered Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty on the defensive. Rather than just take his lumps and cri...
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tour from Mark Weprin! Wait, Mark who?
It isn't exactly Jennifer Lopez, but some lucky tourists from the other side of the pond received a very special tour of Lower Manhattan from a “celebrity” guide recently. Lisa Oxborough and husban...
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Pol Position personalities of 2010
In the spirit of the season...oh, who are we kidding?...in the interest of taking a few extra days off over the holidays by not actually writing a real column, we here at Pol Position thought we wo...
Dec 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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The not-so-cheap seats
Those ended up being some expensive free Yankees tickets. It turns out Governor David Paterson would have saved a lot of money if he had just purchased five tickets to Game One of the 2009 World Se...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Picture your name on a new law
Have you always had a great idea for a new law? Well, Assemblywoman Grace Meng wants to hear from you! Meng sent out a press release recently asking for the public's input on drafting new legislati...
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students wave national flags during a pro-Ukrainian rally in Luhansk, eastern UkraineBy Thomas Grove and Aleksandar Vasovic SLAVIANSK/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and were looking for more assurances about their security before leaving the public buildings they are holding. The agreement, brokered by the United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union in Geneva on Thursday offered the best hope to date of defusing a stand-off in Ukraine that has dragged East-West relations to their lowest level since the Cold War. Ukraine said it was preparing a law to give the separatists amnesty although the drive to root them out would continue.


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Denis Pushilin, foreground center, spokesman of the self-appointed Donetsk People’s Republic, speaks to reporters inside the regional administration building seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. Pushilin told reporters that the insurgents do not recognize the Ukrainian government as legitimate. Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine’s east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine's east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns.


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A Japanese whaling harpoon vessel Yushin Maru No. 2, drags a minke whale in the Southern Ocean, February 15, 2013 in this Sea Shepherd Australia photoJapan said Friday it would redesign its controversial Antarctic whaling mission in a bid to make it more scientific, after a United Nations court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as research. The bullish response, which could see harpoon ships back in the Southern Ocean next year, sets Tokyo back on a collision course with environmentalists. Campaigners had hailed the decision by the International Court of Justice, with hopes that it might herald the end of a practice they view as barbaric. "We will carry out extensive studies in cooperation with ministries concerned to submit a new research programme by this autumn to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), reflecting the criteria laid out in the verdict," said Yoshimasa Hayashi, minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries.


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