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This Month in Queens Real Estate: SEP 2016
Sep 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 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...
8 Things you May not Know About Selling a Coop in Queens
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor and Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . We sell a lot of properties here in Queens, and being that we’re in New York City, a lot of ...
More About Women’s Rights in the News — the ERA
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employment defense litigation lawyer, I pay attention to civil rights issues, and lately women’s rights issues have gained attention from the media. Actress Patricia Arquette has actively wor...
Can Car Accidents Cause PTSD?
Sep 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Steven Palermo: The Suffolk Personal Injury Lawyer You hear about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that military service members experience from active duty. However, studies now show t...
Are gender identity and religious freedom at odds in America?
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 192 192 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Leeds Brown Law A recent ruling against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has inspired mixed reactions. The case (EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., E.D. Mich....
Protecting Your Right as a Spouse in a New York Estate
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 186 186 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Bonnie Lawston A Spouse’s Right of Inheritance in New York Under New York law, when a married person dies, the surviving spouse has a “right of election,” a statutory right to receive eithe...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: August 2016
Aug 26, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 260 260 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . August 2016 Market Update Home sales in July dropped again for the fifth consecutive month. De...
What to do When Your Designated Driver Plan Fails
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 283 283 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s no question that designating a driver reduces drunken driving accidents and saves lives. Designated Driver Statistics As time goes along, more and more people have gotten on board with the ...
If I Return to Work Making Less Money, Am I Still Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 277 277 recommendations | email to a friend
New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers So you’ve been hurt at work and you can’t perform your old job. What happens if you go back to work at a different position, ...
The Difference that Jurisdiction Could Make in a High Profile Divorce Case
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 251 251 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo   Different states and different countries have laws that can significantly affect the outcome of a divorce. A prime example is a high profile case reported in the New York Post . ...

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Group picks slick pol for Oil Slick Award
From what we know about State Senator Simcha Felder, he doesn't care much about labels. The former city councilman from Brooklyn was elected in November 2012 to the State Senate, defeating incumben...
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuomo, Koch and Manes, oh my!
We here at Pol Position were back rooting around the office’s photo archives and came across this doozy! It doesn’t take a savvy watcher of New York City politics to instantly recognize some of the...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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We'll even take a 'Flip'-pant response
Registered voters went to the polls this week to vote for their preferred party candidate in several primary elections across the city. Well, almost all registered voters. The race to be the Republ...
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hey, we've heard of Gary Hart!
We ran this photo we found in our archives a couple of weeks back asking for help identifying the men in the photo, and we quickly got a response that the man on the left was Cliff Wilson, a former...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Race in 16th heating up
Things are getting chippy between the two candidates in the 16th State Senate district race in Queens. Challenger S.J. Jung went hard after incumbent Toby Ann Stavisky's petition signatures in an a...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let's get physical, politicos
It seems like when our city elected officials aren't busy making laws and cutting ribbons and instituting bag fees, there are out there getting their game on. We've been coming across more and more...
Aug 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jung guns: challenger challenges petitions
It's not easy to get on the ballot here in New York State. The complicated set of rules that govern the petitioning process are deliberately set up to thwart potential challengers to established ca...
Jul 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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But what's on the piece of paper?
We ran this undated file photo from our archives here a couple of weeks ago, and oft-contributor Larry Penner and Jeff Gottlieb of the Central Queens Historical Association sent in information on t...
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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One for the road, assemblyman!
Here's a photo that showed up in our inbox about a month ago that we forgot to share with you, but seeing as how Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder will be leaving his post this year for a job in governmen...
Jul 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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That looks like an important piece of paper!
We came across this photo if our archives recently of some very important people looking at what appears to be a very important piece of paper. Beyond a date of March 18, 1988, stamped on the back ...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Suozzi tops for Democratic challengers
After failing to win an election that last three times he ran, Tom Suozzi finally came out on top. The former Nassau County executive bested four other candidates to win the Democratic Primary in t...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Declaring you won is just as effective
To be a winner, you have to believe you're a winner. Take the strange case of Jack Martins, Philip “Flip” Pidot and the Republican Primary in the 3rd Congressional District that never was. Much has...
Jun 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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But who is the mystery lady on the wall?
We ran this undated photo from our archives last week looking for some clues and information, and perennial reader Jeff Gottlieb, president of the Central Queens Historical Association, contacted u...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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How many more bribes?
Assemblywoman Marge Markey has been in the news a lot recently, as her bill to lift the statute of limitations on sex abuse cases, allowing victims to sue their attackers, has gained a lot of tract...
Jun 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vietnam veterans get their due
We ran this photo from our archives last week in honor of Memorial Day, and asked our readers to help us provide some background information, and two former presidents of the Vietnam Veterans of Am...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Forensic technicians stand at a crime scene next to the burnt wreckage of a military vehicle in CuliacanSons of jailed drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman were likely behind an armed attack on a military convoy on Friday, which left five soldiers dead and 10 wounded, a senior security official said. The attack took place in the early morning on the edge of the city of Culiacan in northern Sinaloa state, along Mexico's Pacific coast, the home base of the Sinaloa Cartel, whose former leader Guzman was recaptured in January. The convoy was transporting a detainee, Julio Ortiz, when it was ambushed by armed men hurling grenades which caused two of the convoy's vehicles to burst into flames, said General Alfonso Duarte, the regional defense ministry commander in charge of Sinaloa.


2016-09-30 23:12:43 -0400

Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz waves to fans as he is honored before the Red Sox's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — Opening his final weekend with yet another game-winning homer, David Ortiz lined a two-run shot into the right-field stands to break a seventh-inning tie and help the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Friday night.


2016-09-30 23:10:06 -0400

Trump holds a rally with supporters in Council Bluffs, Iowa, U.S.By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump increased his attacks on a former beauty queen with a vague and unsubstantiated allegation about a sex tape in predawn Twitter posts on Friday, and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton denounced him as "unhinged." Trump's refusal to drop his invective against Alicia Machado, the Miss Universe from Venezuela whom he criticized for gaining weight after she won the crown in 1996, threatened to damage his already weak standing among women and Hispanics. With less than six weeks to go until the Nov. 8 election, Trump made reference - without giving evidence - to a sex tape involving Machado, who had publicly denounced him all week as a humiliating bully. "Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?" Trump said in his Twitter messages in the early hours of Friday.


2016-09-30 23:05:30 -0400