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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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Queens lawmaker proposes tax relief bill for tenants
Pushes other legislation to ease burden on renters
Dec 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents sound off on proposed Anable Basin rezoning
Community board voices concerns, wants extended comment period
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Astoria middle school receives funding for improvements
Additions include new garden, bathroom, cameras
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City opens new insurance center in LIC
The city last week opened a new health insurance enrollment center in Long Island City. Located at Queensboro Plaza, the center is the third GetCoveredNYC enrollment center in Queens. GetCoveredNYC...
Dec 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Family At Home in the Kitchen
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PS 122 opens new hydroponic science labs
Science education at PS 122 just became more hands-on than ever. Students, teachers and school officials joined Councilman Costa Constantinides on Friday to cut the ribbon on the Astoria school’s t...
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Public housing leaders launch “Murder No More” campaign
Response to recent fatal shooting near Ravenswood Houses
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Community leaders call for closure of LIC strip club
Local elected officials and several community leaders called on the NYPD and the Queens District Attorney’s office to shut down a strip club with a record of criminal activity in Long Island City. ...
Dec 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Pet Pamperer
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Riis Settlement names gym in honor of former leader
Robert Miner led Queensbridge-based organization for 30 years
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Transit advocates hand out Subway Delay Action Kits
Urge straphangers to share travel woes with governor
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Sunnyside Shines kicks off holidays with lighting, festivities
Shoppers encouraged to buy locally this season
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New garbage baskets installed along Roosevelt Avenue
Roosevelt Avenue will now look and feel a lot cleaner. On Monday, State Senator Jose Peralta announced that his office allocated $164,000 in funds to install 170 new green garbage baskets at locati...
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The Watch Doctor of Astoria
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The Woman Who’s Helping the Homeless
It’s really hard for Jordana Guimaraes to stay in the same place. Or keep doing the same thing. “I call myself a modern-day gypsy,” says Jordana, a statuesque woman with Cleopatra hair and eyes of ...
Nov 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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