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This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 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 | 18 18 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 | 67 67 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 | 93 93 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 | 116 116 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 | 104 104 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 | 111 111 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 | 157 157 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 | 231 231 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 | 244 244 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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Recounting the Recount
And finally, it comes to an end...or does it? For all intents and purposes, the race for the 11th Senate district in northeast Queens has finally been settled. After three months of recounting cont...
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Take the Pol Position Jeopardy! Challenge
When dealing with other countries, leaders and diplomats have numerous tools at their disposal to get what they want. There is always the threat of sanctions or freezing a country's assets or the u...
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Hello Senator Gillary!
We knew you could do it.
Jan 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who's Your Daddy?
In case you aren't up to date on your corporal punishment news, we thought you might like to know about a proposed piece of legislation that is currently sitting on the Assembly floor up in Albany....
Jan 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Halting Progress With Congressman Weiner
Science marches on! The year is 2009, and little Johnny and Jane America are enjoying the technological fruits of the 21st Century. Biologists are curing world hunger by growing apples on the backs...
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Pol Position Tackles the Four-Day Week
Kudos to our state employees! Though the economic crisis is hitting everybody hard, as usual, it’s hitting New York hardest. And now that our executive and legislative officials, elected or otherwi...
Jan 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Scandal-Plagued Year
As the rest of the paper gives the boot to Old Man 2008 and welcomes in Baby New Year 2009, we thought we here at Pol Position would do the same and take a look back at the political year that was....
Dec 31, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paterson Not the Only One Slighted by SNL Skit
Pol Position is having a hard time staying awake, goslings, and with each passing moment we risk falling face first into our tall cup of Alabama Coffee. (That’s a glass of Dunkin’ Donuts joe with a...
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On the Record
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Dec 10, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Ain’t No Party! This Ain’t Chicago! This Ain’t No Fooling Around!
Pol Position would like to take a break from our exhaustive coverage of New York politics and take a look at what is going on in the great state of Illinois. New York City and Chicago have always b...
Dec 10, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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What Pol Position Was Thankful For This Year? Pols, Of Course
This year, as we do every year, Pol Position celebrated Thanksgiving with a quiet ceremony to honor the turkeys that gave their lives so that we could afford to put another turkey on the table. And...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jumbo-Rama
It’s something of an understatement to say that people are excited about the election of Barack Obama to the presidency. If you were out on the streets on election night, you know that people, New ...
Nov 26, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let's Do Away With Backroom Deals
In a stunning reversal of fortune for the chop-shoppers and gear-heads of Willets Point, Councilman Hiram Monserrate, who had long supported the right of the small businesses in the underserved Iro...
Nov 19, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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City Council Under the Spell of Pinball Wizards
We know that you have been losing sleep at night over this whole term limits thing. You toss and turn, muttering the words “third term, third term,” and then wake up in a cold sweat, the only sound...
Nov 11, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Notes On The Vote
Not to pull the curtain too far back on our operations here at Pol Position (We have countless enemies who watch our every move waiting for us to slip up. This might be the time!), but as a weekly ...
Nov 06, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police patrol near a house where eight children have been found dead in a Cairns suburb in far north Queensland, Australia, Friday Dec 19, 2014. Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries. When police got to the house, they found the bodies of the children inside, ranging in age from 18 months to 15 years.(AP Photo/Graeme Bint)SYDNEY (AP) — Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government isn't fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or large-scale natural catastrophe, lacking effective coordination, and in some cases is years away from ensuring adequate emergency shelter and medical treatment, congressional investigators have found.
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F ILE - In this Monday, Dec. 29, 2008 file image provided by Greenpeace, coal ash slurry left behind in a containment pond near the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant is shown in Harriman, Tenn., after the dyke at left broke Dec. 22, 2008. The Obama administration is under court order to unveil the rule Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 ending a six-year effort that began after the massive spill at the Tennessee power plant in 2008. Since then, the Environmental Protection Agency has documented coal ash waste sites tainting hundreds of waterways and underground aquifers in numerous states with heavy metals and other toxic contaminants. (AP Photo/Greeenpeace, Wade Payne)WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material.


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