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This Month in Queens Real Estate: April 2014
Apr 10, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 123 123 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 | 139 139 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 | 153 153 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
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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 | 218 218 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...
Glendale Kiwanis Annual Pancake Breakfast
Mar 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
At St. Pancras School Pheiffer Hall on Myrtle Avenue and 68th Street 68-20 Myrtle Avenue, Glendale NY 11385 DATE: Sunday, March 30th, 2014   Doors open at 7AM till 12:30PM Admission: $5.00 Menu: Pa...
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny!
Mar 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 237 237 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
*GRAND OPENING RICO'S CHICKEN RESTAURANT*
Mar 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
When: 11:45 AM - 8:45 PM Monday, March 24 - Saturday, March 29 Where: RICO'S CHICKEN , 74-27 METROPOLITAN AVENUE , MIDDLE VILLAGE , NY 11379   MENU-IS SPECTACULAR  Description: Inside this new Rest...
National Labor Relations Board finds employee’s Facebook posts not protected
Mar 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 276 276 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...

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Democrats pull off a political Koo
Councilman Peter Koo this week decided to make things interesting in the world of city politics. The flushing elected official – we won't say shocked, but certainly surprised – many when he won the...
Jan 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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We know when we're not wanted!
Don't worry goslings, we promise next week to get back to highlighting the foibles and escapades of our elected officials, but these darn old photos from our archives have been so stinkin' popular ...
Jan 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mystery man makes second appearance
About two months ago, we ran this ribbon-cutting photo that we discovered in our archives. The photo didn't have any information attached to it, so we asked our readers if they could help us figure...
Jan 06, 2012 | 2 2 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who do you "like" for borough president?
Let the race for Queens Borough President get officially underway! Sure, nobody has announced their candidacy yet, but if there's activity on Facebook, well that's good enough for us. Last week, a ...
Dec 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turner already moving on to bigger things?
Say it ain't so, Bobby-O! According to a press release from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Bob Turner, who was just elected to Congress a few months ago as Anthony Weiner's replac...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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A good old-fashioned sing-a-long
Man, we never get invited to the good parties! Thanks to our morning email update from City & State First Read, we just found out that Pol Position missed out on a Congressman Joseph Crowley annual...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Romney, Gingrich court Queens Republicans
Could the rift in the Queens County Republican Party be having ramifications at the national level? Probably not, but there were a couple of interesting news tidbits involving Queens County Republi...
Dec 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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One night, many, many years ago, a well-known New York City political reporter agreed to sit down with Pol Position and discuss local politics over a few bottles of Night Train Express Wine Coolers...
Nov 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Surprise! Marty shows up in Queens
For us here at Pol Position, Marty Markowitz is the only Brooklyn borough president we've ever known, so we don't really know how previous presidents of Kings County compare to Marty Mark's tireles...
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another who's-who from the photo archives
We decided this week to dive back into our vault of old photos and see if some of our readers can't help us make sense of them. Here's one we came across of a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and at front ...
Nov 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jeffries testing the congressional waters
Could a political neophyte – relatively speaking, of course, in the world of New York City politics – be getting ready to upset the proverbial apple cart in central Brooklyn? While he won't come ou...
Oct 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Should Queens GOP go in a different direction?
Why does it have to be either or, why can't it just be someone entirely new? Like we noted last week, the Queens County Republican Party is once again fighting amongst itself for control of the par...
Oct 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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For Queens GOP, it's North vs. South
Two is always better than one, right? Well, if you're a member of the Queens County Republican Party, let's hope that's the case. Yes, the dysfunctional Queen County Republican Party, which despite...
Oct 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP operative gets his day in court
John Haggerty and brother Bart have been active in the continuing battle for control of the Queens County Republican party since what feels like the Nixon administration. 
But this week John, who h...
Sep 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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The debate rages on...or does it?
We don’t want to get anyone in trouble – but one of our Pol Position operatives (okay, unpaid high school intern) had a close eye on this paper's Maspeth office last Monday night after dark at the ...
Sep 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Afghan police stand guard at the gate of the CURE International hospital in Kabul on April 24, 2014 after a gunman killed three AmericansAn Afghan policeman opened fire at a Kabul hospital run by a US charity on Thursday, killing three Americans including a doctor, in the latest deadly attack targeting foreign civilians in the city. The gunman shot himself in the incident outside the CURE International hospital and was detained by police after being treated inside, officials said, adding that the motive for the killing was not clear. The US embassy condemned the deaths of the three Americans, saying that "this act of terror deprives the citizens of Afghanistan of valuable medical expertise. "Our condolences and sympathy to the families of those killed and injured while selflessly working towards better future for Afghanistan," it said.


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The General Motors headquarters in the Renaissance Center is pictured on January 14, 2014 in Detroit, MichiganAnd excluding the recall-related expenses, GM's operating income in North America improved compared with the 2013 first quarter. "The performance of our core operations was very strong this quarter, reflecting the positive response of customers to the new vehicles we are bringing to market," said GM chief executive Mary Barra. Operating income was lower in the international segment and fell into negative territory in South America. GM delivered 2.4 million vehicles around the world in the first quarter, up two percent from a year ago.


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US President Barack Obama (R) speaks with Japanese Empress Michiko during the official state dinner at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on April 24, 2014US President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to defend Japan if China attacks over a tense territorial dispute, but also urged Beijing to step in to thwart North Korea's "dangerous" nuclear march. In Tokyo on the first leg of his Asian tour, Obama stopped short however of fully endorsing Japanese sovereignty over disputed East China Sea islands, keeping one eye on Beijing where his trip is being weighed for any hint of US hostility. Hopes that Obama's trip would revive the stalled Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) meanwhile looked doomed when there was little progress on one of the key sticking points -- US access to the Japanese auto market -- after his talks with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


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