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Astoria Characters: The Immigrant's Daughter
Oct 22, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
  Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Catherine is the author of “Immigrant Daughter.” Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When Catherine Kapphahn was a little girl, she sensed that there were things her mot...
How Dangerous Is Texting While Driving Compared with Drunk Driving?
Oct 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
Why Texting While Driving May Be More Dangerous than DWI It may come as a surprise that texting while driving is more worrisome to the majority of drivers than drunk driving. This is true despite t...
Astoria Characters: The One and Only Gildo
Oct 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Gildo, the diversified artist. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “I bet you can’t guess what this is,” says Gildo Spado . He holds up a round metal object whose center p...
What the New Anti-Sexual Harassment Law Means for NY Employers
Oct 08, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 233 233 recommendations | email to a friend
Is There Liability You Could Face that You Did Not Face in the Past? The NYS new anti-harassment law has a number of sweeping changes. For one, it applies to all protected classes under New York Hu...
Astoria Characters: The Pedaling Pedagogue
Oct 08, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Ben works for the city’s Department of Education. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Ben Sherman is standing outside his apartment building eager to hop on his bicycle. A...
OPENING A FRANCHISE BUSINESS DOESN'T GUARANTEE SUCCESS
Oct 04, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 315 315 recommendations | email to a friend
INTERVIEW WITH RIDGEWOOD REAL ESTATE BROKER Anthony Carbi Look at Taco Bell they have Beefy Fritos Burrito for $1.00 dollar. We are talking about maybe half of the $3.49 cents as a profit. Or $1.74...
Oct 04, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 280 280 recommendations | email to a friend
Example you rent a store for $6,000 dollars. You still have to pay electric, heat, water and at least two salary’s for someone to open and close the place besides serving customers weekly. So now y...
HOW CAN A BUSINESS/FRANCHISE OWNER MAKE MONEY TODAY?
Oct 04, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 318 318 recommendations | email to a friend
Example you rent a store for $6,000 dollars. You still have to pay electric, heat, water and at least two salary’s for someone to open and close the place besides serving customers weekly. So now y...
Astoria Characters: On the Street Where I Live -- 10 Years Later
Oct 01, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling The Green Farmer When I started writing Astoria Characters 10 years ago, I didn’t know how long I would continue it, and I didn’t know where it would lead. The premise was...
Astoria Characters: The 99-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor
Sep 24, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Margot was born in Dresden. Text and Photos by  Nancy A. Ruhling After she settles herself into her favorite chair, Margot Karp puts on her spectacles. The lenses, big and...

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"No, the jacuzzi tub goes in the back of the office!"
Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is under a bit of heat for not opening up a district office yet. For those who are counting, it's been more than 45 days since she is officially in office and more th...
Feb 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 707 707 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recounting the Recount
And finally, it comes to an end...or does it? For all intents and purposes, the race for the 11th Senate district in northeast Queens has finally been settled. After three months of recounting cont...
Feb 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 747 747 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take the Pol Position Jeopardy! Challenge
When dealing with other countries, leaders and diplomats have numerous tools at their disposal to get what they want. There is always the threat of sanctions or freezing a country's assets or the u...
Feb 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 736 736 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hello Senator Gillary!
We knew you could do it.
Jan 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 828 828 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who's Your Daddy?
In case you aren't up to date on your corporal punishment news, we thought you might like to know about a proposed piece of legislation that is currently sitting on the Assembly floor up in Albany....
Jan 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 853 853 recommendations | email to a friend
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Halting Progress With Congressman Weiner
Science marches on! The year is 2009, and little Johnny and Jane America are enjoying the technological fruits of the 21st Century. Biologists are curing world hunger by growing apples on the backs...
Jan 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 858 858 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol Position Tackles the Four-Day Week
Kudos to our state employees! Though the economic crisis is hitting everybody hard, as usual, it’s hitting New York hardest. And now that our executive and legislative officials, elected or otherwi...
Jan 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 941 941 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Scandal-Plagued Year
As the rest of the paper gives the boot to Old Man 2008 and welcomes in Baby New Year 2009, we thought we here at Pol Position would do the same and take a look back at the political year that was....
Dec 31, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 972 972 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paterson Not the Only One Slighted by SNL Skit
Pol Position is having a hard time staying awake, goslings, and with each passing moment we risk falling face first into our tall cup of Alabama Coffee. (That’s a glass of Dunkin’ Donuts joe with a...
Dec 17, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 1000 1000 recommendations | email to a friend
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On the Record
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Dec 10, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 1005 1005 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Ain’t No Party! This Ain’t Chicago! This Ain’t No Fooling Around!
Pol Position would like to take a break from our exhaustive coverage of New York politics and take a look at what is going on in the great state of Illinois. New York City and Chicago have always b...
Dec 10, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 957 957 recommendations | email to a friend
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What Pol Position Was Thankful For This Year? Pols, Of Course
This year, as we do every year, Pol Position celebrated Thanksgiving with a quiet ceremony to honor the turkeys that gave their lives so that we could afford to put another turkey on the table. And...
Dec 03, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 1000 1000 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jumbo-Rama
It’s something of an understatement to say that people are excited about the election of Barack Obama to the presidency. If you were out on the streets on election night, you know that people, New ...
Nov 26, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 1023 1023 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let's Do Away With Backroom Deals
In a stunning reversal of fortune for the chop-shoppers and gear-heads of Willets Point, Councilman Hiram Monserrate, who had long supported the right of the small businesses in the underserved Iro...
Nov 19, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 991 991 recommendations | email to a friend
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City Council Under the Spell of Pinball Wizards
We know that you have been losing sleep at night over this whole term limits thing. You toss and turn, muttering the words “third term, third term,” and then wake up in a cold sweat, the only sound...
Nov 11, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 984 984 recommendations | email to a friend
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