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Astoria Characters: Cadillac Man
May 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 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 | 43 43 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 | 56 56 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 | 11 11 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 | 151 151 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 | 248 248 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 | 23 23 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 | 72 72 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 | 348 348 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 | 141 141 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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First ever City Council speaker forum
Council members vying for position answer questions
Nov 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Variety Boys and Girls Club receives aid
Fundraiser hosted by users of new pool
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Roosevelt Ave. biz owners discuss potential BID
Some critics warming up to proposal
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Officials break ground on P.S. 339 in Woodside
Last Friday, officials broke ground on P.S. 339, a five-story school at 39-07 57th St. that will serve an estimated 472 kids from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. “It is always a very good day...
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LIC Partnership trade show reflects neighborhood
Annual event continues to grow in size, scope
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Sunnyside to receive two 'slow zones'
DOT aims to reduce pedestrian fatalities in Queens nabe
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Walkout at Bryant High School
Students say their principal is unfit to lead
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Costa wins Astoria City Council seat
For the first time since 1974, Astoria will have a representative in the City Council that does not have the last name Vallone. Costa Constantinides, 36th Assembly District Leader, has been elected...
Nov 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Girl Scouts bring career program to LIC school
The Girl Scouts have teamed up with the new Hunters Point Community Middle School in Long Island City to bring resources to underprivileged youth. Students will take part in the expansion of the Gi...
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Bryant High School gets a green roof
Astoria’s Bryant High School is getting a little greener after it became one of the first public high schools in Queens to feature a rooftop garden. The project is a partnership between the Horticu...
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Woodside residents call for traffic-calming measures
Symbolic stop sign erected on 47th Avenue
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Holocenter lights up LIC
A center that focuses on art that uses holographic images just wrapped up an exhibit in the Clock Tower building on 41st Avenue in Long Island City. “We just finished a really successful exhibition...
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Manducatis Rustica does things differently
Manducatis Rustica is your grandmother’s restaurant, or at least it wants to be like her kitchen. “It’s not your traditional restaurant,” said Gianna Cerbone-Teoli, owner and head of the kitchen. “...
Oct 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Constantinides Gets Our Nod
A Vallone has represented the 22nd Council District in Queens since 1974, and it's time for a change in leadership. With a growing population of young residents, families and immigrants, we see Cos...
Oct 29, 2013 | 2 2 comments | 404 404 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council candidates debate in Astoria
On Monday, October 28 the four candidates for the 22nd Council District faced off at the Variety Boys & Girls Club just one week before Astorians go to the polls to elect a new representative. The ...
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