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Is the Job Applicant’s Age a Factor You Consider When Hiring?
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 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 | 14 14 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 | 28 28 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 | 46 46 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 | 51 51 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 | 78 78 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 | 183 183 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 | 189 189 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 | 806 806 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...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JUNE 2015
Jun 18, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 214 214 recommendations | email to a friend
JUNE 2015 QUEENS REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE The pace of existing home sales increased slightly from April to May according to the latest report released by the Long island Board of Realtors. This is...

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This election will always be special to us
There's not going to be a nonpartisan special election to fill the northeast Queens City Council seat that Mark Weprin is giving up to take a job with the Cuomo administration, instead the election...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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WE guess we have to explain ho Twitter works!
A social media-savvy Queens pol is taking the city to task for failing to pay close attention to its own Twitter account. It all started with Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder reaching out to the city thr...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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A group of legal eagles, perhaps?
It's been a while since we've been down in the vault to share another one of our random archive photos, so we thought we would dig up a new pic and see if any of our readers can help us fill in the...
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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You have to stay positive in Albany
The stalemate in Albany has reached such epic proportions that we can't even agree anymore on whether something was a success or not. The legislative package snuck in under the wire with its passag...
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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We're all on a need-to-know basis
Are you part of The Secret Society of Melinda Katz Supporters? We know we certainly can't afford to be a part of that club! Pol Position caught wind of a fundraiser that the Queens borough presiden...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mystery business leaders
Here’s another old one from the archives that we don’t have a clue about. But we’re sure that there are some people who go way back in the business community who can help us identify the people in ...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two out of four isn’t too bad!
We ran this photo from our archives last week with the caveat that it might be a little tougher for you political sleuths out there – we got a lot of flack from our way-too-easy photo from one of G...
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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We make it a little tougher this week
Here's a pretty dramatic photos we found searching through our archives. Like most of the photos we find, we don't have much to go on with this one, but we do know that it came from the Office of t...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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A relic from happier times for the Queens County GOP?
We here at Pol Position were once again rooting around our basement office and the old archives and came up with this gem. We admit that for avid fans of our old political photos, identifying half ...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 11 11 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 | 10 10 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 | 13 13 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 | 18 18 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 | 33 33 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 | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Counterterrorism Center image of Mullah OmarBy Mirwais Harooni and Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan said on Wednesday it was investigating reports of the death of Mullah Omar, leader of the Taliban movement behind an escalating insurgency against the government in Kabul. The announcement came a day or so before a second round of peace talks had been tentatively scheduled, and uncertainty over the fate of the elusive Omar could deepen Taliban divisions over whether to pursue negotiations and who should replace him. Omar, who would be in his mid-50s, has not been seen in public since fleeing when the Taliban was toppled from power by a U.S.-led coalition in 2001, and there has been speculation for years among militant circles that he was either incapacitated or had died.


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Wild boar and power cuts were Greek cotton farmer Mimis Tsakanikas' biggest worries until a bank shutdown last month left him stranded without cash to pay suppliers, and his customers without money to pay him. Squeezed on all sides, the 41-year-old farmer began informal bartering to get around the cash crunch. Tsakanikas is part of a growing barter economy that some Greeks deplore as a step backward from modernity, but others embrace as a practical means of short-term economic survival.
2015-07-29 11:31:10 -0400

From left, Secretary of State John Kerry, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, prepare to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the impacts of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on U.S. Interests and the Military Balance in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate are moving toward passage of a three-month patch to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing to states while lawmakers seek the right mix of policy and revenue to achieve a long-term transportation deal.


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