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Over-packing Your Car Can Make Driving More Dangerous by cjleclaire
Jul 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 276 276 recommendations | email to a friend
Packing Your Car Wisely for Vacations With warmer weather here and children out of school, many people are taking to the road for vacation trips. While you want to be sure you pack what you need to enjoy vacation, over-packing your vehicle can ratchet up the driving dangers, and it’s wise to be a...
What Employers Should Know About Retaliation Claims by cjleclaire
Jul 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 242 242 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans Retaliation Claims May Include Emotional Distress Damages A precedent has been set in relation to retaliation claims brought against employers. Two courts of appeals, the Sixth and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals had both ruled that employees have the right to recover for emot...
Workers’ Compensation in New York—What You Need to Know—Part One by cjleclaire
Jul 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 273 273 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Pyrros & Serres LLP You’ve been hurt on the job in the state of New York. You’ve heard from others that you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. But what does that mean? How does the workers’ compensation system work? Who pays for it and where does it come from? What Is Workers’ C...
What You Should Know About Construction Job Vehicle Accidents in New York by cjleclaire
Jul 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 262 262 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP Unsafe Conditions Can Lead to Serious Construction Job Vehicle Accidents Construction job motor vehicle accidents often occur due to OSHA violations.  Many different types of vehicles are used in construction site work including cranes, forklifts, platform lift...
Astoria Characters: The Cabaret Singer by Nruhling
Jul 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Becca beat cancer — twice. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Cancer and cabaret. Those are the two Cs that have defined Becca C. Kidwell ’s life in the last year. To allay alarm, she wants you to know that the cancer’s gone. The cabaret , she says, is here to stay. Bec...
Astoria Characters: The 92-Year-Old Vet Who's Fighting for His Wife by Nruhling
Jul 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
  Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Eddie is a WWII and Korean War veteran. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling These days, Eddie Indellicati is playing a lot of solitaire. He sits at his computer in the living room of his apartment and silently moves the cards from one pile to another, trying to take hi...
Astoria Characters: The Colorist by Nruhling
Jun 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Shawna works for ARROJO Studio in SoHo. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling What’s for breakfast? It’s Saturday, one of Shawna Morlock ’s days off, so the answer is chocolate-chip pancakes. The question comes from her 4-year-old daughter, Cara, her who is wearing a purpl...
How to Clean a Diamond Ring the Right Way by danielrosenfeld
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 310 310 recommendations | email to a friend
If you have been struggling to sell diamonds for top price, the chances are that you’ve been cleaning your ring incorrectly. Remember nothing can sell diamonds quite like that shiny sparkle and luster. After all, no one wants a rusty, dusty rock. In this article, we have rounded up six tried-and-...
Astoria Characters: The Honey Harvesters by Nruhling
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Ashley and Nick are the owners of Astor Apiaries. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Nick Hoefly isn’t wearing gloves. His wife, Ashley , points this out as she pulls on a pair of rubber ones the color of sunflowers. They are getting ready to reach their hands into a hi...
Texting and Driving FAQs by cjleclaire
Jun 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 363 363 recommendations | email to a friend
Texting and Driving Is the Most Alarming Form of Distracted Driving Texting and driving includes reading text messages, emails or online material or writing or composing messages on a mobile device while driving. The federal government defines texting and driving as distracted driving. Why is tex...