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Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Saved the Bocce Court
Apr 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Danny grew up in Astoria Houses. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling White canvas ball bag in hand, Danny Berrios heads toward the bocce court in Astoria Park. It’s along ...
Astoria Characters: The Music Maker
Apr 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Guillermo is a flutist. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling The flute was not Guillermo Laporta ’s first choice. Guillermo, the co-founder of the multidisciplinary music e...
How Can Lawyers Get in Trouble Over Sex?
Apr 20, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bill Cafaro , Affair At Work The most shameful case in recent history was Thomas Lowe, an Egan, MN attorney representing a divorce client, who had an affair with her that lasted seven months. ...
What’s the “Freelance Isn’t Free” Law About?
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 161 161 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bill Cafaro , Freelance Isn't Free If this is the Company’s Attitude about paying you… …What Should your Attitude be like? It’s about protection for Freelancers being paid for their work in NY...
Lockheed Martin Age Discrimination Lawsuit | $51.5 Million in Damages
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
In January 2017, a federal jury in Camden, NJ awarded a verdict of $51.5 million against Lockheed Martin for alleged age discrimination. Law.com   reported that the lawsuit claimed Lockheed Martin ...
WHAT IS THE NEW YORK WOMEN’S EQUALITY AGENDA?
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Stephen D. Hans In October 2015, New York passed eight bills that were known as the Women’s Equality Agenda. Seven of the provisions of this law went into effect on January 19, 2016. As an emp...
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Astoria Characters: The Tiffany Curator
Apr 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Lindsy’s the director/curator of The Neustadt. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling From the more than 250,000 pieces of Tiffany art glass at The Neustadt , Lindsy Parrott ...
Astoria Characters: The Words Worker
Apr 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
In a corner of her living room, in the shelter of a makeshift cubicle, Tracy Sayre sits typing on her 5-year-old black Toshiba laptop. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Tracy is the founder of Writers Work...
Cheesy Bacon Cheeseburger Subs Recipe
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
When I'm not working on my many businesses, I'm in the kitchen, cookin' up somethin' good! My husband is like a big ol' kid, he is very picky when it comes to food. So, I like to throw together my ...

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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 | 87 87 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...
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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 ...
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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 | 76 76 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
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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 ...
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The Guy Who Found Himself at Home in America
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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 | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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The All-Time Champion of Playground 35
ASTORIA CHARACTERS
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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...
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Astoria lawmakers want AG to investigate nonprofit
NYSUM has pushed to evict low-rent tenants
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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 | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Creator of the Christmas Village
The lights and stars are twinkling in tandem. The women are shopping in the outdoor farmers’ market, and the men are sawing logs and stomping on grapes to make wine. A crowned king on a camel appro...
Dec 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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New $32.4 million Elmhurst library opens
One-hundred years after it was first built, the new and improved Elmhurst Library opened on Tuesday with a ribbon cutting and flag-raising ceremony. Hundreds of community members packed the atrium ...
Dec 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bill would require photo evidence when issuing summonses
Two Queens lawmakers are introducing a bill that will force some city agencies to provide a photograph as evidence when issuing penalties for civil violations. State Senator Jose Peralta and assemb...
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