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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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Pols acknowledge need for larger library space
Jan 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Variety Boys & Girls Club and Martin Luther School partner to provide high school sponsorships
At the start of the 2017 high school year, five members of the Variety Boys & Girls Club were selected to receive sponsorships to attend Martin Luther School in Maspeth, Queens.
Jan 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens said goodbye to several prominent figures in 2017
Max Kupferberg Prominent businessman and philanthropist Max Kupferberg passed away in January. He was 97 years old. Kupferberg was raised in Flushing and studied physics at Queens College, where he...
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Plaque honors slain custodian in LIC
Thirty-nine years ago, a custodian named Frank Raymond was working in a Human Resources Administration (HRA) Welfare Center in Long Island City when he was shot and killed on the job. Cedrick Raymo...
Jan 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Baker Who Turns Cake Into Edible Art
“I always eat a cookie for breakfast,” says Amy Stack. She sets a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie on a plate then adds a raspberry-blueberry-almond scone for good measure. To compensate for all...
Jan 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Portrait Photographer With an Unusual View
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Homeowners to get $183 rebate on water bill: mayor
Homeowners throughout the five boroughs received an early holiday present from the city. Last Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the New York Court of Appeals has upheld the Water Board...
Dec 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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CEC approves renaming PS 330 for Helen Marshall
Council lists top capital priorities
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United Forties hosts holiday party at Sidetracks
The charming interior of Sidetracks along Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside was lit up last week for the United Forties Civic Association Holiday Party. Nearly 60 people were in attendance for the deli...
Dec 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Young Man Nursing a Broken Heart
Romaine Paige is sitting on his bed trying to figure out his future, which may or may not be written on the Whiteboard on his wall. His wife – there has been no wedding ceremony or marriage license...
Dec 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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State to allow trucks to stay on BQE, avoid local roads
Lawmakers tout positive effect on noise, air quality
Dec 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council bill moves up timeline for cleaner power
The City Council passed a bill earlier this week that will accelerate the timeline for requiring power plants to use cleaner fuel oils. Two years ago, lawmakers passed local legislation requiring p...
Dec 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens lawmaker proposes tax relief bill for tenants
Pushes other legislation to ease burden on renters
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Residents sound off on proposed Anable Basin rezoning
Community board voices concerns, wants extended comment period
Dec 19, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria middle school receives funding for improvements
Additions include new garden, bathroom, cameras
Dec 15, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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