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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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Queensbridge Park house now under construction
The shovels are in the ground and construction is officially underway. Last Thursday marked the next phase of a new $6.25 million park house at Queensbridge Park. The old facility, first built in 1...
Apr 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ramos picks up endorsements from local pols
State Senate candidate Jessica Ramos has received three endorsements from local elected officials in her bid to oust State Senator Jose Peralta. Last Thursday, Comptroller Scott Stringer visited a ...
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Sunnyside school celebrates new traffic light
A Sunnyside elementary school is celebrating the approval of a new traffic light at the end of their block. PS 343 students, parents and staff joined elected and city officials last Thursday to ann...
Apr 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cathedral Prep prepares for summer leadership program
Alumni reflect on their experiences, values they gained
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The Actor Who Has Landed the Role of a Lifetime
As an actor, Mike Moreno has had the opportunity to play many different roles. Being daddy to Malcolm is the one that changed his life. Malcolm, who is two-and-a-half, is sitting in the living room...
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DOT presents Skillman, 43rd Avenue redesign plans
Residents, business owner debate protected bike lanes
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Astoria school’s hydroponics lab enhances science education
Variety Boys and Girls Club seeking to open one as well
Mar 28, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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City investigating Kushner-owned Astoria buildings
Company filed false paperwork on rent-regulated units
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Pols discuss rent laws at roundtable with Woodside tenants
Organizers continue to push for changes to MCI law
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The Cameraman Who Shot the Vietnam War
March 17, 1969, is the day that Spec. 5 David A. Russell didn’t come back. First Lieutenant Don Fedynak arrived the next day. Or, as he says, a day too late. “I never met him, but I still felt resp...
Mar 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blissville residents voice opposition to new shelter
Dozens of Blissville residents expressed their opposition to a new homeless shelter during a public meeting hosted by the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) last Thursday. The facility, which wi...
Mar 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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CB4 votes down 82nd Street development rezoning
Residents, activists speak out against 'devastating' project
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Students join congressman to demand gun reform legislation
Youth speak out against inaction in Washington
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City to purchase, convert Sunnyside “eyesore” into park
Vacant lot needs City Council approval for rezoning
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The Private Eye Who’s Probed the World
Once, Clarissa McNair had to convince a Diamond District dealer that she was a shop owner eager to buy his designer knockoffs. Another time, she played the widow of a Tiffany-glass collector to see...
Mar 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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