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Beware of Insurance Company Investigators!
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 1 1 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 | 29 29 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 | 56 56 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 | 66 66 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 | 82 82 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 ...
Jim Turano-The most informative Real Estate Broker in Queens,NY
Oct 07, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
Author of hundreds of articles on Middle Village Topix, Glendale Register,, including Zillow, Trulia, Hot Pads, Daily news, and NY Times. Informative articles for sellers & buyers. A sp...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEP 2016
Sep 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 168 168 recommendations | email to a friend
The housing market spiked in August as demand remains at high levels in many neighborhoods, particularly in the 1-3 Family and Condo categories. Affordability does appear to be impacting prospectiv...

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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A little too close for comfort
With several statewide races and all of the talk of the huge Republican gains across the state and country last Tuesday night, a race in south Queens that was closer than we could have predicted is...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2016, file photo, Indiana Pacers' Paul George drives as Chicago Bulls' Dwyane Wade defends during an NBA preseason basketball game in Indianapolis. "I don’t want to jump the gun and say this is the best team I’ve played on, but it certainly could be,” George said. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nate McMillan learned a lot the last three seasons as an Indiana Pacers assistant.

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A group of residents and activists stand outside the Hawaii State Capitol ahead of a meeting about labor conditions for foreign fishermen in Hawaii's commercial fleet, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 in Honolulu. A group of Hawaii lawmakers is holding the public meeting to discuss conditions among the Hawaii fleet after an Associated Press investigation found that some foreign fishermen have been confined to vessels for years. A federal loophole allows the foreign men to work but exempts them from most basic labor protections. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a meeting between federal officials and fishing boat owners to discuss conditions among the Hawaii longline fleet (all times local):

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By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Russia has told the United Nations it will stop bombing eastern Aleppo for 11 hours a day for four days, but that is not enough to trigger a wider ceasefire deal under which militants would leave the Syrian warzone, the U.N. said on Thursday. The Syrian military said a unilateral ceasefire backed by Russia had come into force to allow people to leave eastern Aleppo, a move rejected by rebels who say they are preparing a counter-offensive to break the blockade. "They (the Russians) have said 11 hours per day and four days from today, Thursday," U.N. Syria humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland told reporters.
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