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Astoria Characters: Cadillac Man by Nruhling
May 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Cadillac Man wrote Land of the Lost Souls: My Life on the Streets . Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Tom Wagner , cap and coat in hand, is itching to get outside. He was homeless for two decades, and although he loves his apartment, anything with four walls feels conf...
Do Your Work Policies Discriminate Between Men and Women? by cjleclaire
May 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 820 820 recommendations | email to a friend
One Set of Rules for Men and a Different Set of Rules for Women Having company policies that discriminate between men and women can be lethal for an employer in today’s work environment. If you haven’t had an attorney review your employee handbook or policies in recent times, it would be wise to ...
Social Media: Should You Use Social Media in an Internal Investigation? by cjleclaire
May 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 901 901 recommendations | email to a friend
Investigating Employees Through Their Social Media Accounts Social media can provide a lot of information about people’s lives. Why would an employer want to know what an employee is doing through social media? An employer may suspect that an employee is doing other things during work that do not...
Astoria Characters: The ESL Schoolteacher by Nruhling
May 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Yamina teaches English as a second language to second graders at P.S. 70. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When you have three children under the age of 4, it’s not always easy to get out the door on time. But Yamina Islam-Haque’ s got this. She’s an English as a seco...
Adolph Caso, a voice for Italian Americans, decries the attacks on Columbus by Milano52
May 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 909 909 recommendations | email to a friend
Interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena I met Adolph Caso the first time at the International Book Show in New York City and he struck me as a person who loves books more than anything in the world. Only later on I discovered his interests were not only in publishing but also in writing, translating,...
Defensive Driving Can Prevent Accidents and Injuries and Also Save Lives by cjleclaire
May 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 834 834 recommendations | email to a friend
Do you know how to drive defensively? Everyone has heard about defensive driving, but what does it mean to drive defensively? It certainly behooves drivers to find out because knowing and following defensive driving guidelines can be a lifesaver when on the road. With warmer weather and summer ap...
Astoria Characters: The Ballet Teacher by Nruhling
May 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Eric is the founder of the Long Island City School of Ballet and the Long Island City Ballet. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling There aren’t any ballet dancers in Kilgore, Texas. You should be aware of that before you hear the story of Eric Ragan . Eric, the founder an...
Astoria Characters: The Father and Son Florists by Nruhling
May 01, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling John’s the owner of Ditmars Flowers & Gifts. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling John Patrikis is standing in the back of Ditmars Flowers & Gifts putting the finishing touches on a towering arrangement. He adds a couple of roses in strategic spots and stands back to asse...
Dr. Mary Rorro, The “Violin Doc,” An Exclusive Interview by Milano52
Apr 29, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 1299 1299 recommendations | email to a friend
An interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena She was nicknamed “The Violin Doc” in a book by Lisa Wong entitled “Scales to Scalpels, Doctors Who Practice the Healing Arts of Music and Medicine;”  a talented professional viola player and a respected psychiatrist who uses her music to heal veterans, Dr. ...
RIGHT THE WRONG PLEASE! How about positive news for a change by godfather
Apr 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 1152 1152 recommendations | email to a friend
Tired of the same news 24/7-Investigations, allegations, sexual harassment charges, what hat Melania is wearing, Trump always always denying everything. It really is sickening all over the news nightly since the election. When will this nightmare ever end? Pathetic nonsense. Unpatriotic, and a Co...