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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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Councilman works with Hour Children to stock food pantry
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer worked with the Hour Children Foundation this year for his 8th annual holiday food drive, collecting hundreds of items of food from Queens residents. Hour Children is a ...
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The Guy Who Wants You to Laugh at Him
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Jan 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former de Blasio aide kicks off campaign for state senate
Discusses fundraising, issues and experience in government
Jan 23, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mount Sinai Queens receives $1 million for new units
Mount Sinai Queens is getting even more support from a local elected official to improve health care in the area. Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas announced last Thursday that she allocated $1 millio...
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Astoria native takes the reins at American Express
Reflects on values, experiences at Monsignor McClancy HS
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The Acrobat Who Flies High in the Sky
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Local author discusses new work, “Soular Return”
Woodside resident James Duignam, a health and wellness coach, recently published his new book, “Soular Return: Soulutions for Body, Mind, and Soul.” “I decided to write the book in May 2016 when I ...
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Queens communities talk officer-civilian relationships
Last week, the first Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) meeting since the passing of the Right to Know Act took place in Long Island City. Police officers, community members and elected officia...
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Community gets second chance to review Anable project
Community Board 2 held a public meeting on Wednesday evening to receive feedback on the Anable Basin rezoning and development plan proposed by a Long Island City plastic company. Plaxall, which has...
Jan 17, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hochul highlights Cuomo's proposals in State of the State
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul visited Sunnyside last Wednesday to deliver updates from the governor’s recent State of the State address. Speaking in front of a packed crowd of seniors at Sunnysi...
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DOT considers adding signal or stop sign near PS 11
School community rallies for traffic-calming measures
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The Guy Who’s Sitting in the Court Square Diner
Stop by the Court Square Diner for breakfast or dinner, and you’re likely to see Hugh Carragher. He’s the tall, white-haired gentleman sitting at the corner counter seat closest to the subway. Hugh...
Jan 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elected officials take on Young Democrats in charity game
Raise $1,000 for Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens
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Sunnyside middle school gets finals approvals
Sean and Debra McGowan, have been fighting a battle to get a new middle school in Sunnyside for almost four years. In December of 2017, final approval for the school was granted. It will be complet...
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Councilman Dromm’s mother passes away at age 85
Mary Audrey Gallagher, the mother of Queens Councilman Daniel Dromm, passed away from a heart attack at the age of 85. Gallagher was a founding member of PFLAG/Queens, a support, education and advo...
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