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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 Promoter of the Printed Word
The first thing you notice about K.Y. Chow is his apron. It’s green, the color of a forest in deep shade. He points to the large red and white medallion in the center of its top. “It’s Chinese call...
Nov 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elmhurst celebrates renovation of Mother-Baby Unit
Borough President Melinda Katz visited Elmhurst Hospital last week to celebrate the completion of its newly renovated Mother-Baby Unit. The ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion of the firs...
Nov 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Acting Owner of the Cookies and Cakes Cafe
ASTORIA CHARACTERS
Nov 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Langston Hughes Library gets $650K
Allocation will be used for capital improvements
Nov 07, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Renovated Louis C. Moser Playground unveiled
Families in Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst will now have a new and improved playground. Last Tuesday, city and elected officials cut the ribbon on the renovated Louis C. Moser Playground at 76th...
Nov 07, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOE proposes $17 billion five-year capital plan
Major investments in accessibility, school seats, ACs
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City invests $180 million in LIC infrastructure
With the explosion in population in the last decade, Long Island City has seen its infrastructure strained. To support the growth in the western Queens neighborhood, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administ...
Nov 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Yogi Who Has Five College Degrees
“Would you mind removing your shoes before coming in?” Jagadisa-devasri Dacus, a tall, toned man with a shaved head and a bushy beard, is standing at the door of his apartment in black flip-flops, ...
Nov 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congressional race comes down to common sense
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shocked the Queens political scene when she defeated longtime Congressman Joe Crowley in last summer's Democratic Primary. Crowley has kept his word not to campaign against...
Oct 31, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Elmhurst school opens new playground
Students bury time capsule to be opened in 20 years
Oct 31, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Radio station honored with street renaming
An Astoria intersection will forever honor a longtime Greek-American public radio station. Last Friday, elected officials and leaders in the Greek and Greek-Cypriot communities gathered to rename t...
Oct 31, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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EDC hosts first public meeting on Sunnyside Yard
Locals fear developments would worsen gentrification
Oct 31, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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City breaks ground on Astoria Park revamp
Part of $150 million Anchor Parks initiative
Oct 29, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elementary school, open space coming to Court Square
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer announced that a deal has been struck to convert the lots under Queensboro Bridge ramps into open space. The redesign effort will cost $5.5 million, and will be designed...
Oct 29, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Curator of Cutting-Edge Cocktails
When you’ve just finished an overnight shift, nine in the morning feels like an exceedingly unseemly hour. Which is why Alex Mouzakitis keeps apologizing; he got off at 5:30 a.m. after working 15 h...
Oct 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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