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Astoria Characters: The Couple Walked by the Wheaten Terrier
Jan 22, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Constantine was born in Astoria. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When the front door opens, Henry springs into action like a Pogo stick on speed, jumping up and down, ...
Leo Vadalà’s “Some Grief, Some Joy” Will Move The Reader...
Jan 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Review by Tiziano Thomas Dossena Historical fiction  is a literary genre in which the plot takes place in a setting located in the past. The term is commonly used as a synonym for the  historical n...
Astoria Characters: The Salsa Master
Jan 18, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Nancy A. Ruhling Jean Franco’s the owner of Salsa In Queens. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Salsa In Queens is going to open soon, so Jean Franco Vergaray grabs a broom and starts sweeping the...
How Important Is ADA Compliance for Your Website?
Jan 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 249 249 recommendations | email to a friend
ADA Non-Compliance and The Beyonce Website Lawsuit According to the   Hollywood Reporter , the lawsuit alleges that visually impaired users do not have equal access to the website’s products and se...
The Ever Changing World of Web Design & Websites
Jan 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
A Brief Look Back and Look Forward at Websites It's a fact that the world of web design and websites is ever changing. New improvements in design and technology emerge all the time. Can you imagine...
Assault Injuries and Premises Liability — Negligent Security, Muggings, Sexual Assault Long Island
Jan 11, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 216 216 recommendations | email to a friend
Is a Property Owner Liable for Your Assault Injuries? Negligent security is a category of law that falls under premises liability. It refers to the property owner’s negligence in maintaining secure...
Age Discrimination: ADEA Becomes More Far Reaching
Jan 11, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 220 220 recommendations | email to a friend
The Supreme Court Rules that ADEA Applies to All Government Levels In October 2018, the Supreme Court reached a decision that made the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) cover a broad scop...
A Look Back on Sexual Harassment Charges in 2018
Jan 11, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 223 223 recommendations | email to a friend
EEOC Sexual Harassment Charges Statistics Surged The increase in sexual harassment lawsuits brought by the EEOC was 50 percent higher in 2018 than they were in 2017. The EEOC filed 66 harassment la...
Astoria Characters: The Daughter Who Took Over the Family Business
Jan 08, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Gerri is the owner of AirLogix. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When Gerri Domenikos was growing up, she always figured that she would go into the family’s commercial ...
Astoria Characters: The Yiddish Actor
Jan 01, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling You can see Adam in Fiddler on the Roof . Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When Adam B. Shapiro introduces himself, he makes a big point of emphasizing his middle initi...

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The Chef Who Came Up With the Chip NYC Cookie
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Dec 07, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria residents celebrates soccer field construction
One month after the city broke ground on the $30 million renovation of Astoria Park, community groups hosted another celebration for the start of the project. On Saturday, members of the Astoria Pa...
Dec 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queensbridge South opens new basketball court
Part of $1.5 million revamp to outdoor spaces
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BP wants Amazon to pay for BQX
With the City Council set to host a series of hearings on the Amazon HQ2 deal, one local elected official already has a few concessions she wants the company to make. On Monday, Queens Borough Pres...
Dec 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Academy of American Studies to have new home
School building will open in September 2021
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Union blasts Amazon’s record with workers
New report details company’s labor practices
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The Woman Who Makes Waves About Our Waterways
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Nov 30, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local groups continue protests against Amazon
Groups across the city continue to protest Amazon’s impending second headquarters in Long Island City. On Monday, the members of nearly two dozen organizations stormed Amazon’s bookstore in Herald ...
Nov 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sunnyside kicks off the holiday season
Lighting ceremony brings neighbors together
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The Guy Who Gives Thanks Every Day (and Night)
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Nov 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens mourns death of Jose Peralta
Made history as first Dominican-American elected to State Senate
Nov 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hundreds protest Amazon deal for Queens
Highlight tax breaks, labor abuses, lack of community input
Nov 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials outline community’s role in Amazon deal
After public outrage about the deal to bring Amazon to Long Island City, including a large rally last week, city and state officials assured that the community’s voice will be heard in the planning...
Nov 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
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LGBTQ groups get record funding from City Council
Organizations to provide more services across the city
Nov 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amazon chooses LIC, Virginia for new headquarters
Pols raise concerns for HQ2, but biz leaders back move
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