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Is the Job Applicant’s Age a Factor You Consider When Hiring?
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Posted on July 29, 2015 As a business owner, have you heard your manager claim that someone is too old to hire for a particular job? Or, have there been discussions that a youn...
Free One Hour Reserved Queens Parking
Jul 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
If you need a private parking space...come to 262nd Street and 79th Avenue in Floral Park. We have one reserved just for you.....directly in front of a fire hydrant. Not many people park there beca...
Just Listed for Sale: 255-21 75 Ave #Upper, Glen Oaks, NY 11104 3 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath
Jul 24, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Shameer Fazal Real Estate Team proudly presents this lovely Co-op apartment located in Glen Oaks, NY. This property is conveniently located and has great amenities just waiting for the right buyer....
NYC Employment Defense Discrimination Attorney
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans What If an Employee Can’t Work the Schedule the Employer Wants? In many situations, a schedule conflict is a reason not to hire a prospective employee. However, when the emp...
Cutchogue Long Island Limo Crash- Southold Businessman charged with DWI
Jul 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
A Fatal Car Accident Tragically Ends the Lives of Four Young Women in Suffolk County Cutchogue Long Island Limo Crash- Southold Businessman charged with DWI by Steven Palermo When returning from lo...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2015
Jul 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2015 Queens Real Estate Market Update The pace of home sales rose in June, but were still below the pace of sales last June. The combination of buyers looking to take advantage of low interest...
What Employers Should Know About Retaliation
Jun 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 193 193 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Based on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)   explains that it is illegal for employers to fire, demote, or otherwise “retali...
JUST LISTED: 1 Family Brick Home in Rego Park (89-18 63rd Ave) NY 11374
Jun 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 199 199 recommendations | email to a friend
George & Abigail Herrera Introduce another 1 Family Brick Home for Sale in Rego Park NY!!! Privacy, great views, and convenience are featured in this lovely Rego Park 1 Family Brick Home for Sale. ...
More Trees, Please! Wealthy neighborhoods have the most trees!
Jun 18, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 813 813 recommendations | email to a friend
  "God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools." ~John Muir If you'd like to request a tree p...
Dirty Little Secrets Your Landscaper Won't Tell You
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
If you hire a landscaping company to maintain your lawn, there are a few things you REALLY ought to know.  1) Less mowing is BETTER for your lawn and saves you $$$. Multiple academic studies have p...

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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 | 71 71 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 | 79 79 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 | 82 82 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 | 81 81 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 | 87 87 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 | 88 88 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 | 84 84 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 | 78 78 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 | 87 87 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 | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Was there an endorsement in there?
Talk about the lingering effects of Hurricane Irene! Assemblyman and congressional candidate David Weprin bowed out of a scheduled debate against opponent Bob Turner in Queens on Monday night, with...
Aug 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP shakeup on the horizon?
Let the jockeying for control of the Queens County Republican Party officially begin. Or rather, perhaps we should say officially “heat up” for this election season, because the jockeying has been ...
Aug 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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In some ways, we're just like Ed Koch
Well, the Democrats have settled on Assemblyman David Weprin - or at least the party bigs have decided on Weprin, the voters don't really get a choice - as their candidate to run in the September 1...
Jul 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oh, how those politicians live it up...all over the place!
Before we start, keep in mind that Pol Position works in a dingy, dark basement office where the few files that we actually keep are in water-logged cardboard boxes stored on top a piece of plywood...
Jul 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuomo in charge
What the hell is happening up in Albany?! After years of doing essentially nothing, the State Legislature was actually able to take action on one of the most controversial issues in not only New Yo...
Jul 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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FILE - In this May 26, 2015, file photo, Bono of U2 performs at the Innocence + Experience Tour at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The special guests at U2’s concert Thursday night, July 30, 2015 in New York, included Paul Simon, Lou Reed’s widow and the woman who called 911 when Bono fell off his bike in New York City last year. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The special guests at U2's concert Thursday night included Paul Simon, Lou Reed's widow and the woman who called 911 when Bono fell off his bike in New York City last year.


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President Barack Obama signs the three-month highway funding bill, Friday, July 31, 2015, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. The president said the U.S. government can't keep funding highway and transit projects "by the seat of our pants." Obama's comments came as he signed a three-month bill to keep transportation money flowing to states. The patch is the 34th short-term transportation measure since 2009. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — As lawmakers head out of the Capitol for a five-week summer recess, they leave behind a pile of unfinished business that all but guarantees a painful fall.


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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The new leader of the Afghan Taliban faces the twin challenges of bringing together an insurgency that he ran for years under another man's name and uniting a fractured movement that has seen fighters desert for more extreme groups such as the Islamic State. Meanwhile the Afghan government believes it can seize on the Taliban leadership crisis it has created by announcing that Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years to further weaken the insurgency.
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