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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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The Mastermind Who Makes the Kaiju Monsters
Somewhere sinister, in a secret lab, Dr. Cube, a mad scientist intent on ruling the universe, is making a malevolent monster mob that can crush cities with a single stomp. When the bad doctor, who ...
Feb 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandy-related rebuilding to be completed by 2021: NYCHA
Housing authority releases end-of-year resiliency report
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Ty Sullivan's crusade to improve Sunnyside
Ty Sullivan came to Sunnyside 28 years ago, drawn by the low rent for a large, pre-war apartment. He had no real intentions of staying. “But there was something about Sunnyside that was different f...
Feb 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Access Queens focusing on needs of subway riders
Uses social media to provide real-time updates
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City announces settlement with Sunnyside condo board
Commission investigated building for harassment, discrimination
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The Owner of the Century-Old Art Foundry
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Astoria pols slam MTA for “cosmetic” Ditmars station project
MTA reps argue overhaul needed for structural repairs
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Van Bramer raising funds for 2021 run
Widely believed to be eyeing borough president post
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Google hosts tech skills workshop for Goodwill learners
Google led a digital skills training session for over 40 learners at the Goodwill Industries of Greater New York headquarters in Astoria last week. The kickoff event was part of “Grow with Google,”...
Feb 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crowley, CA rep pay visit to tech nonprofit C4Q
By Meghan Sackman msackman@queensledger.com Chairman Joe Crowley brought a colleague from Silicon Valley to western Queens last week to highlight the area's growing tech industry. Crowley and Congr...
Feb 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Mellow Voice Behind Chinamerica Radio
The first time Steve Warren stepped in front of a radio-station microphone, he was wearing a bow tie. “I was in third grade and sang 'White Christmas,'” says Steve, a tall man with an easy-going, e...
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Two candidates emerge to to fill vacant Assembly seat
Former aides for Moya, Ferreras-Copeland square off
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LIC schools asks DOT to provide Play Street for students
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer joined parents outside PS/IS 78 in Long Island City last week to call on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to reverse its decision on a Play Street for students. Th...
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First Queens LGBT center opens in LIC
Group launches initiatives to combat hate crimes, isolation
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Constantinides details second-term agenda in State of the District
Hopes to pass more environmental legislation, renovate Astoria pool
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