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Astoria Characters: Cadillac Man
May 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 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 wa...
Do Your Work Policies Discriminate Between Men and Women?
May 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 221 221 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 hav...
Social Media: Should You Use Social Media in an Internal Investigation?
May 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 249 249 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 ...
Astoria Characters: The ESL Schoolteacher
May 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 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 alw...
Adolph Caso, a voice for Italian Americans, decries the attacks on Columbus
May 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 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. On...
Defensive Driving Can Prevent Accidents and Injuries and Also Save Lives
May 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 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...
Astoria Characters: The Ballet Teacher
May 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 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 Kilgor...
Astoria Characters: The Father and Son Florists
May 01, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 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 tou...
Real Personal Injury Law Cases in NY: $73k Payout
Apr 30, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 385 385 recommendations | email to a friend
A story told by car accident victim in the NY Area: When I was 11 years old, I was in a car with my father, having some bonding moments while driving to fill up gas in the New York area. We were ha...
Dr. Mary Rorro, The “Violin Doc,” An Exclusive Interview
Apr 29, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 179 179 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 talen...

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Local BID, hospital launch “Get Fit Menu” program
Connects restaurants, nutritionists to promote healthy options
May 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lawmaker calls for passage of construction worker bill
Advocates last week called on the State Senate to pass Carlos’ Law. State Senator Jose Peralta and New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) are pushing for the proposed bill, which aims to protec...
May 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens artists to showcase work at LaGuardia Airport
QCA ArtPort program invites travelers to interact with art
May 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens commuters rally for MTA accountability
Gathered underneath the 7 train station at 40th Street, straphangers chanted, “What do we want? Fix the 7 train!” Dozens of 7 train commuters made their voices heard at a Sunnyside rally last week....
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SBS commish tours Sunnyside businesses
Gregg Bishop, commissioner of the Department of Small Business Services (SBS), visited six local businesses in the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District (BID) last Tuesday. The visit was t...
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The Father and Son Who Say it with Flowers
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 assess his ...
May 04, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council passes bill to encourage wind energy
Just weeks after Earth Day, the New York City Council passed legislation to encourage the adoption of wind energy and decrease emissions and pollution. The first bill would require the Mayor’s Offi...
May 04, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Road resurfacing tops D22 participatory budgeting
Another year is in the books for participatory budgeting in Astoria. In the process’s fourth cycle in District 22, nearly 3,300 residents voted either in person or online. This year, voting was ext...
May 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Extend the Q102 bus to 20th Avenue: pol
Since the MTA closed the 30th Avenue and 36th Avenue stations for repairs on the N/W lines in Astoria, many straphangers have opted to take the Q102 bus running along 31st Street. But the line turn...
May 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Family of Jose Saeteros rally against ICE ‘invasion’
At 6 a.m. on January 23, Maria Inga got a knock on her door from a few men claiming to be with the NYPD, searching for a child molestor. She allowed them into her home under these pretenses, but th...
May 01, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Steinway fair, international culture fest draws hundreds
Hundreds of residents and visitors strolled through Steinway Street last Sunday as part of Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s International Cultural Fest. The event featured dozens of ve...
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Mount Sinai Queens reveals new 140,000 sq. ft. Pavilion
Building provides an enlarged surgical suite
May 01, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Full-Schedule Retiree
Don’t let the rocking chair fool you. Yes, Leonard Vogt is sitting in it, sipping coffee from a dainty China teacup rimmed in gold. Yes, he’s a bespectacled, 74-year-old retired college professor. ...
Apr 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congressional leadership pushed IDC-Dem unity: Peralta
State senator talks defection, reunification and reelection
Apr 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Travers Park officially under construction
Adds 78th Street Plaza, Staunton Field into continuous open space
Apr 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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