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Astoria Characters: The Single Mom Who Started Over by Nruhling
Sep 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
To say that   Genevieve Rudolph   was shocked is an understatement. PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Genevieve is the owner of Essential Reclamation. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling To say that   Genevieve Rudolph   was shocked is an understatement. A year and a half ago, when her son, Auggie, was 6...
Investigation into the Cause of Long Island Train/Car Crash Accident by cjleclaire
Aug 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 320 320 recommendations | email to a friend
The National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) released its findings in July for the investigation into a train wreck where a Metro-North Railroad train hit an SUV in 2015. According to   The New York Times   , the driver of the SUV, Ellen Brody, 49, got out of her vehicle to inspect it after ...
DEFAMATION – The Ground Rules and How They Played Out in Sarah Palin’s Lawsuit against the New York Times by cjleclaire
Aug 31, 2017 | 3 3 comments | 322 322 recommendations | email to a friend
Why Can’t People Sue…… Anytime the Media Says Something Obviously False About Them? Because the U.S. Supreme Court has placed severe restrictions on libel lawsuits  since 1964 [1]   because it would be a restriction of the right to freedom of the press under the First Amendment. [2]   Obviously, ...
How Can You Find Out What Federal Employment Laws Apply to Your Business? by cjleclaire
Aug 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 298 298 recommendations | email to a friend
Running your own business can feel overwhelming when you get a glimpse of all the laws that affect your operation. It is smart for business owners to consult with an employment attorney to ensure handbooks, contracts, non-disclosure agreements and other legal documents are in order. Even so, ther...
Will I Be Prevented from Recovering Workers’ Compensation Benefits if It’s an Old Injury? by cjleclaire
Aug 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 336 336 recommendations | email to a friend
Can I Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Aggravation of a Pre-Existing Injury? When you have sustained an injury in a work-related accident, you typically have a right to seek benefits through the New York workers’ compensation system. But what if you had a pre-existing injury that was aggrav...
The Endless Attractions in Queens by cjleclaire
Aug 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 337 337 recommendations | email to a friend
Enjoy One of the World’s Most Diverse Cities If you live in the New York City metropolitan area, you know there’s no place like the borough of Queens. With more than two million residents, it trails only Los Angeles, Chicago and neighboring borough Brooklyn among the largest cities in the country...
Astoria Characters: The Serial Restaurateur by Nruhling
Aug 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Fresco’s Cantina is at 12-14 31st Ave. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling It all began because   Brian Martinez   didn’t like his mother’s cooking. He refuses, however, to say she’s a bad cook. She is, after all, his mother. Even if he doesn’t love her cooking, he does ...
Helping You Better Understand Your Rights When You Have Been Injured on the Job by cjleclaire
Aug 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 340 340 recommendations | email to a friend
When you have been hurt at work, you have a right to seek workers’ compensation benefits, designed to cover lost wages, as well as any medical expenses resulting from the injury. But the workers’ compensation laws can be confusing and complex. You may not know your rights or where you start to ge...
What Losses Does a Workers’ Compensation Cover? by cjleclaire
Aug 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 324 324 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Pyrros & Serres LLP When you have been injured at work, your injuries can extend beyond the obvious ones. What happens if you slip and fall, breaking a bone, but also shattering your glasses or a tooth? What if your injury leaves a permanent scar? What types of losses does a workers’ compens...
Astoria Characters: The Harpist by Nruhling
Aug 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Tracey started playing the harp at 13. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Although it’s tall and long, you don’t notice the harp right away. That’s because it’s standing in a corner between the window and the couch. Tracey Horst , its player, put it there so it would be...