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Astoria Characters: The Kid Entrepreneurs
Mar 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Izzy collects Magic, The Gathering cards. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Izzy Weitzman is sitting at the kitchen table putting Magic, The Gathering cards into packets...
NYC Poster Printing: The What, Why & How
Mar 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
 Posters are a simple an effective method of advertising your product or service. It can be useful for small business and large corporations alike. They are less expensive than other forms of adver...
The Use of Social Media in Personal Injury Litigation in New York
Mar 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
by Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP Attorneys Using Social Media as Evidence in Personal Injury Claims For many, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are as much a part of their lives as a phone, computer...
What Does Your Lawyer Need to Prepare for Your Workers’ Compensation Hearing?
Mar 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
by Pyrros & Serres LLP   New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers What Does Your Lawyer Need to Prepare for Your Workers’ Compensation Hearing? If you’ve been injured...
Best Business Practices When Screening Applicants with Criminal Records
Mar 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans & Associates When an applicant with a criminal record applies for a job at your company, the screening can become complicated. You cannot make your decision based on any typ...
Bifurcated Trial System In Suffolk County & Nassau County Can Favor Defendants
Mar 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Palermo Tuohy Bruno, P.L.L.C. The Bifurcated Trial System Recently, we discussed how a century old rule barring mention of liability insurance may actually create bias in a jury, favoring a...
Astoria Characters: The Daddy Blogger
Mar 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Nancy A. Ruhling Jason’s a blogging dad. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling A coffee cup and pacifier in hand, Jason Greene , who has a quartet of kids, plops himself down on the living room floor...
What Kinds of Employment Records Does Your Business Have to Keep?
Mar 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans There is a lot of administration involved with running a business, and sometimes you wonder what records to keep and how long you have to keep them. The EEOC ( Equal Employment O...
Spare Yourselves The Agony By Avoiding “Divorce the Hard Way”
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
While no divorce is ever easy, some divorces are the epitome of divorce gone wrong. Rational thinking is absent and emotions become explosive. As the crazy side of yourself and your partner emerges...
Texting While Driving in New York
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 255 255 recommendations | email to a friend
by Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP Have You Been Texting and Driving? Texting while driving in New York is against the law. In fact, 46 states ban texting while driving and two more states have a pa...

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Astoria celebrates diversity in response to divisive election
After a divisive and often volatile election season, many Astoria residents wondered what impact Donald Trump’s presidency would have on the community. Last Sunday, local elected officials hosted a...
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Bagel Factory’s Big Boss
“My life is bagels,” declares George Menegatos. “It’s my love.” George, the co-founder of New Yorker Bagels, is standing in his Long Island City factory opening his arms in a wide embrace that is m...
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria to celebrate diversity with multicultural event
Elected officials in Astoria are hosting a diversity celebration day at the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens on Sunday, January 22, at noon. The hour-long event will feature performances from ...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens assemblywoman wants improvements to Astoria intersection
An Astoria official is renewing her call for the Department of Transportation (DOT) to improve safety at an intersection leading to a major parkway. Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas is asking DOT to ...
Jan 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol wants immigration status a 'protected class'
Following a slew of hate-related incidents in his western Queens district, State Senator Michael Gianaris has introduced a bill meant to protect immigrants. The legislation would add immigration st...
Jan 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Italian Fairy with the Enchanting Voice
“I wanted to greet you as the Italian Fairy,” says Simona Rodano as she opens her arms and embraces me like a long-lost friend. Her Italian-flag red, white and green costume, which culminates in a ...
Jan 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Ex-Ballerina Doing a Different Dance
Alina Faye’s life is all about movement. She’s a former professional ballerina, so she doesn’t so much as walk through a room as flow through it like a gentle stream. Her story entails a physical j...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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City starts savings account pilot for D30 students
Officials hope initiative will help families save for college
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Corona community celebrates Three Kings Day
Local elected officials celebrated Three Kings Day with performances and a toy giveaway last Saturday at St. Leo’s Catholic Academy in Corona. Three Kings Day, an important holiday for many Latino ...
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Guy Who Found Himself at Home in America
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Jan 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spirit of giving alive in Astoria
An Astoria parish received a nice Christmas present last week thanks to the charity of a local youth group. The Knights of Columbus Squire Circle #4411 donated two checks totaling $1,500 to Immacul...
Jan 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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The All-Time Champion of Playground 35
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Dec 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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LIC youth honored for service, supporting caregivers
When nine-year-old Hailey Richman was four, her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Her mother Emma looked online to find where her young daughter could go for support by talking wi...
Dec 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria lawmakers want AG to investigate nonprofit
NYSUM has pushed to evict low-rent tenants
Dec 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOE to wait on admissions changes to G&T programs
A controversial admissions policy change for western Queens’s Gifted and Talented (G&T) programs will be put on hold until after the new year. According to a December 22nd letter written by Philip ...
Dec 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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