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NYC Bans Polystyrene Takeout Containers and Coffee Cups
Feb 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
Judge Upholds the 2013 Law Banning Polystyrene for Takeout Containers and Coffee Cups In 2019 restaurants must begin phasing polystyrene cups and containers out of use. This change is a result of a...
Astoria Characters: The Special Teacher
Feb 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Nicholas’ last name used to be Alexander. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Growing up, Nicholas Alexandrakos was always interested in his family’s history. With grandpa...
Has Your Loved One Been the Victim of Nursing Home Neglect?
Feb 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 176 176 recommendations | email to a friend
How Does Neglect Differ from Abuse? Finding out whether your parent, relative or friend has been the victim of nursing home neglect is vital for their wellbeing. Sadly, many elderly people are in s...
Matter of Van Patten—Undue Influence
Feb 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 172 172 recommendations | email to a friend
Probate Administration | Wrongful Actions There are certain basic legal requirements when a person transfers property, conveys a power of attorney or establishes a plan for the distribution of an e...
Legal Concerns for New York Restaurant Owners
Feb 14, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 177 177 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’re opening a new restaurant in New York City or the surrounding area, there are certain legal requirements you must put in place. You will need to choose a business entity and get your licen...
Certain questions are taboo for employers to ask in a job interview. The most obvious ones are questions that could be regarded as discrimination. If you ask these types of questions, you could be held liable if a discrimination lawsuit is brought against you. Do not ask questions that intimate at anything to do with age, race, color, national origin or birthplace, religion, disability, genetic information, gender/sex or marital/family status/pregnancy. (EEOC)
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2019 Is Here with New Salary Thresholds The New York State overtime salary threshold draws the line between exempt salaried workers, who must be paid for overtime, and those non-exempt workers, who...
Astoria Characters: The Artist in Training
Feb 12, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Jose is from the Dominican Republic. In the spare bedroom of his apartment, Jose Mota is standing at a monumental work table, using an oil-paint marker to create the black...
MASPETH,NY-BUYING A BRICK 2F. VS A FRAME 2F.
Feb 05, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 353 353 recommendations | email to a friend
COLLECTION OF OPINIONS BY BROKERS IN THE AREA. BUYER BEWARE! BIG DIFFERENCE WHEN BUYING AN OLD FRAME 2F. HOME, MAYBE 100 YEARS OLD BY NOW, AND OR BUYING A YOUNG BRICK 2 FAMILY HOUSE, ESPECIALLY IF ...
Astoria Characters: The Guitar Guide Guru
Feb 05, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Meet Mike, aka the Guitar Guide Guru. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling How hard – or easy – is it to play the guitar if you’ve never done it before? Instead of answerin...
Astoria Characters: The Comic With the Punch-Line Life
Jan 29, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Michelle shows off her mommy mug. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling If you didn’t know that Michelle Adrienne Slonim is a new mother, you need look no further than the r...

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Queens pays tribute to Mary Audrey Gallagher
Jackson Heights mother was champion of LGBT rights
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Governor signs executive order to turn cameras on
Advocates continue to make the case for life-saving measures
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Pols applaud deportation of Nazi guard
Palij has lived in Jackson Heights since 2001
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Funding allocated for Noonan Playground’s third phase
Adult seating area to be transformed into expanded play space
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The Guy Who Likes To Color Outside the Lines
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Queens man reunited with family after ICE detention
Arrested after Greyhound bus briefly enters Canada
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Pol allocates funds for expanded cleaning services
Thanks to funding from a local elected official, Astoria’s major streets will continue to receive much-needed cleaning services. Last Friday, Councilman Costa Constantinides announced an allocation...
Aug 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
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Solar energy advocates push for new goal
A coalition of industrial, environmental and energy advocates are calling on state leaders to support the goal of powering 1 million New York households with solar energy by 2023. Last Tuesday, Que...
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The BFF of Socrates Sculpture Park
A comet’s tail of hair streaking in the air behind her, Audrey Dimola power-pedals to the front gate of Socrates Sculpture Park on Cherry Bomb, her single-speed Schwinn. She jumps off her burgundy ...
Aug 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOT to end Clear Curbs on Roosevelt early
A city initiative that banned curbside loading and parking on Roosevelt Avenue during rush hours is ending this week. The Department of Transportation’s Clear Curbs pilot program, which was meant t...
Aug 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 172 172 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly candidate talks with community over coffee
Assembly candidate Catalina Cruz held a community coffee talk at Asadero La Fogata last Saturday to discuss issues in Corona. A dozen residents attended the talk and voiced a variety of concerns in...
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New bill calls for surprise inspections at water tanks
A bombshell report by the publication City & State earlier this year revealed that water tanks in New York City are not often tested and have little oversight. According to the report, less than ha...
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Library appoints new head of Langston Hughes
A local library and African-American cultural center in Corona has a new leader. Last Wednesday, Queens Library appointed Shakira Smalls as the new executive director of the Langston Hughes Communi...
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