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Astoria Characters: The Upstaging Performer by Nruhling
Oct 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Kevin’s an actor, singer and music director. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling It doesn’t take much persuading to get Kevin David Thomas to do some goofy poses. He is, after all, an actor, so this nonsense stuff comes naturally. It’s like doing an audition. Once he get...
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Oct 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 358 358 recommendations | email to a friend
The Allen School of Health Sciences, one of the nation’s most dedicated institutions in training graduates to become successful healthcare professionals, is commemorating its 55th year. “My family is honored to be able to help thousands of students start a career in the medical field,” said Jason...
Jim Turano-The most informative Real Estate Broker in Queens,NY by godfather
Oct 07, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 322 322 recommendations | email to a friend
Author of hundreds of articles on Middle Village Topix, Glendale Register, Blogger.com, including Zillow, Trulia, Hot Pads, Daily news, and NY Times. Informative articles for sellers & buyers. A specialist in the Residential, Mixed use, and Commercial Properties. Just Google: Jim Turano/Broker. T...
Astoria Characters: The Immigrants' Advocate by Nruhling
Oct 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
  Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Antonio runs two nonprofits — the New York Anti-Crime Agency and Immigration Advocacy Services. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling There are two things you notice when you walk into Antonio Meloni’ s office: American Bald Eagle statues and graffiti art. This may seem ...
Astoria Characters: The 86-Year-Old Boy with the Skateboard by Nruhling
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
    Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Ralph’s had success in several fields.   Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Just to be clear, Ralph Charell did not ride his skateboard to Astor Bake Sho p. “Are you crazy?” he asks. “I’m 86. I don’t want to kill myself.” He rests the board on a chair and orders a c...
Astoria Characters: The Painter Who Puts Time in its Place by Nruhling
Sep 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Sharon paints the city fantastic. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling As Sharon Florin climbs the wide staircase to her top-floor studio, an act that she has done going on 40 years, it reminds her of how much things have changed. The three-story red-brick building starte...
More About Women’s Rights in the News — the ERA by cjleclaire
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 478 478 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employment defense litigation lawyer, I pay attention to civil rights issues, and lately women’s rights issues have gained attention from the media. Actress Patricia Arquette has actively worked toward passing the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), notable in her Oscar acceptance speech in 2015 ...
Astoria Characters: The Widow Who Can't Wear Her Wedding Ring by Nruhling
Sep 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Anna lost her husband two years ago. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Anna Conti is not wearing her wedding ring. It’s not that she doesn’t want to put it on. She’s a widow, and the ring makes her feel closer to Ugo, the husband she shared her life with for 64 of her ...
Can Car Accidents Cause PTSD? by cjleclaire
Sep 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 471 471 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Steven Palermo: The Suffolk Personal Injury Lawyer You hear about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that military service members experience from active duty. However, studies now show that many   motor vehicle accident victims also suffer from PTSD. According to the National Center fo...
Protecting Your Right as a Spouse in a New York Estate by cjleclaire
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 649 649 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Bonnie Lawston A Spouse’s Right of Inheritance in New York Under New York law, when a married person dies, the surviving spouse has a “right of election,” a statutory right to receive either $50,000 or 1/3rd of the estate, whichever is larger. However, as set forth in an opinion from the ...