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How to Clean a Diamond Ring the Right Way
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
If you have been struggling to sell diamonds for top price, the chances are that you’ve been cleaning your ring incorrectly. Remember nothing can sell diamonds quite like that shiny sparkle and lus...
Astoria Characters: The Honey Harvesters
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Ashley and Nick are the owners of Astor Apiaries. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Nick Hoefly isn’t wearing gloves. His wife, Ashley , points this out as she pulls on ...
Texting and Driving FAQs
Jun 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
Texting and Driving Is the Most Alarming Form of Distracted Driving Texting and driving includes reading text messages, emails or online material or writing or composing messages on a mobile device...
Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors
Jun 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
How Would Your Small Business Fare with the IRS for Worker Status? Did you know that misclassifying workers is one of the top problems that small business owners face? Many small businesses hire in...
Astoria Characters: The Successful Actor You've Never Heard Of
Jun 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Neal is an actor and a lawyer. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling You’ve probably never heard of Neal Arluck . And it’s highly unlikely that you’d recognize his face. The...
Astoria Characters: The Illustrator
Jun 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Keiko is from Jakara, Indonesia. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “I like to collect things,” says Keiko Nabila . She mentions this as she walks past the floor-to-ceili...
Bringing Back the draft for young men 18 years of age
May 31, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Why they should bring back the draft-specifically for men only at 18 years age. Too many young men still living at home with no job, no inspiration, no motivation, and just flat out existing. In my...
Astoria Characters: The Drummer Whose Heartbeat Is Science
May 29, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Greg is a pharmacist who plays the conga. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling For Greg Stein , everything started to come together about a decade ago. What happened was no...
Astoria Characters: Cadillac Man
May 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 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 | 640 640 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...

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Don't blame lanes
Dear editor, I am sorry to learn that Ben's Best will be closing on June 30. It's always sad to see a revered institution shutter its doors. However, I find Mr. Parker's assertion that the recently...
Jun 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doing our job?
Dear Editor, It goes without saying how inhumane the policy of taking children from their families is, but what bothers me as much, and something that needs to be discussed, are the guards who are ...
Jun 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rude De Niro
Dear Editor, It was really in very bad taste that Robert De Niro made those rude comments about President Donald Trump during the Tony Awards on Sunday night. He owes the organizers of the Tony Awa...
Jun 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plan off track
Dear Editor, The Regional Plan Association proposal to create a new transit hub at Sunnyside Yards and a unified Metro New York commuter rail system would never work. The idea of Long Island Rail R...
Jun 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rude De Niro II
Dear Editor, Actor Robert De Niro has stepped over the line by the dropping the F-word on stage during Sunday's Tony Award ceremonies. Adding more insult is the audience applauded. I'm appalled and...
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Top Ten Ways You Know You Are a Dictator
Dear Editor, We have a president who yearns to be a dictator. Here are 10 things that define a dictator. 1. You are a narcissist who likes putting his face and name on buildings. 2. You appoint fam...
Jun 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Moving memorial
Dear Editor, On behalf of myself and my whole family, I want to thank you for the coverage you gave to American Legion Post 118's Memorial Day ceremony, particularly their honoring my brother, Harr...
Jun 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tell the truth
Dear Editor, For those disenfranchised and left behind by both political parties over two decades, Donald Trump provided the hope to level the playground. Hillary Clinton and the Democrats had no a...
Jun 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Get screened
Dear Editor, Colon cancer screening is now being recommended for age 45 instead of 50. The American Cancer Society has put this recommendation out because of rising cases of colon cancer for people...
Jun 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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The last Munchkin
Dear Editor, Jerry Maren, who portrayed the Lollipop Kid in the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz," was the last surviving Munchkin of the 125 little people who were in the film. I had the pleasure of...
Jun 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeVos devoid
Dear Editor, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos should resign immediately. She has committed a gross offense against the Republicans’ twelfth commandment: “Thou shall not criticize America abroad.”...
Jun 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where's the flag?
Dear Editor, The sky was a little overcast, but the weather held up for the beginning of this year’s Maspeth Memorial Day Parade. Toward the end there were a few sprinkles, but that did not seem to...
Jun 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where's our ramp?
Dear Editor, Councilman Rory Lancman promised Kew Gardens Hills voters that a wheelchair ramp will be installed at the entrance to P.S. 164's gym in time for the September primaries. This would res...
Jun 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plain obstruction
Dear Editor, It is obvious to many of us that a conspiracy to commit a widespread obstruction of justice to protect and keep a president from being indicted or impeached is being done in open sight...
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Quoting collusion
Dear Editor, One old quotation and an old English proverb come to my mind when I watch what is going on with the investigation of the so-called "Russian collusion.” The old quotation belongs to Con...
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