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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...
Roll with Queens Council on the Arts! Come to the Casino Caliente!
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) is turning 50 in 2016, but we are kicking off the festivities a year early! Save yourself a plane ticket and join QCA for a hot night in Havana,Cuba right here in L...
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...

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Paladino, unscripted
I think we can all agree that, in the interest of civil political discourse, a candidate for office should not have his or her children thrust into the middle of a political campaign without a very...
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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This must be how they do things in Buffalo
Is Carl Paladino the most entertaining candidate to run for office in New York State in, oh we don't know...ever! A completely sane and rational person would tell you that his brash and in-your-fac...
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Poll: Should Carl Paladino apologize?

Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Have you heard of these people called “Republicans”?
We here at Pol Position don't claim be experts on running a political campaign. Heck, we don't claim to be experts at anything except mixing up the perfect Night Train Express Wine Cooler-tini. (Do...
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jimmy Mac Ain't Coming Back
We got an unusual email from political operative James McClelland last week, announcing his sudden departure from the Anthony Como State Senate campaign. Truth is, although we knew “Jimmy Mac” was ...
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just call him untouchable, for now
Well, it appears that while young up-and-comers in the Brooklyn political scene are serious about bringing reform to the notoriously scandal-plagued Kings County Democratic Party, it doesn't look l...
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Handicapping the races that matter…
Our predictions for how they will finish in Tuesday's primary
Sep 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rock the vote!
Or at least do a little jazzy number all over the ballot next week, because it's time to go to the polls again already! Primary Day is on Tuesday, September 14, and Republicans and Democrats – okay...
Sep 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vet confusion
Was it just an oversight, or an attempt to deceive the voters? An opponent of John Duane in the race to replace Ann-Margaret Carrozza is crying foul over a recent piece of literature that the Duane...
Sep 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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We apologize for throwing your money in the trash
We never actually ran this photo we received from the press office of Queens Borough President Helen Marshall back in June, but you can be sure that we won't be making that costly mistake again. Yo...
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Biviano takes his case straight to big media
Like getting mail? Then you must love it every time an election comes around! You know how we know that State Senator Toby Stavisky is working hard? Because our mailbox tells us so. At least that's...
Aug 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Protesters crash street renaming
It's only the beginning of August and things have already started to get ugly in the Corona political world. Or rather, the ugliness of Corona politics is back from its summer break - things have b...
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Working Families or Hardly Working?
Backroom politics over at the Board of Elections...we don't believe it for one minute! But that's exactly what Anthony Como, who is challenging State Senator Joseph Addabbo this November for his se...
Aug 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol & reporters do a little "Rangel"-ing
Could all of the stress of the ethics probe and pending charges against New York City Congressman Charlie Rangel finally be getting to him? Rangel has been scolding and snapping at reporters like a...
Jul 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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This won't be a negative-Frei race
Has civility finally returned to local politics? The race to fill the seat being vacated by Assemblyman Michael Gianaris in Astoria - who is in turn the clear frontrunner to replace the retiring Ge...
Jul 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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An exterior view of the Sony Pictures Plaza building is seen in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.


2014-12-20 09:04:09 -0500

FILE - In this July 11, 2014, file photo, an oil well pump operates in Boca de Jaruco, Cuba. Cuba sits close to one of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet, leading to hopes that a thaw in relations with the U.S. will bring technology and investment needed to invigorate Cuba’s oil industry. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)MIAMI (AP) — One of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet sits just off Cuba's northwest coast, and the thaw in relations with the United States is giving rise to hopes that Cuba can now get in on the action.


2014-12-20 09:02:04 -0500

Health workers push a gurney with a dead body at a Red Cross facility in the town of KoiduGENEVA (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. Sierra Leone accounts for the most cases, 8,759, against 7,819 for Liberia. ...


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