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SPRING SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORISTS, PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLISTS
Apr 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
As the weather warms up, people take to the road and want to spend more time outdoors. In particular, an increasing number of bicyclists and pedestrians join the thoroughfares, and motorists need t...
Employee Salary Histories
Apr 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 155 155 recommendations | email to a friend
Can Employers Ask Employees About their Salary History? On May 4, 2017, the New York City Council passed a bill that limited what an employer can ask job candidates about their salary history, comp...
Astoria Characters: The Sandwich King's Sons
Apr 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Sal, Kris & Charlie’s Deli, a.k.a. The Sandwich King of Astoria, at 33-12 23rd Ave. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Standing at a silver slicing machine, John Gordon l...
What Employers Should Know About the New York Women’s Equality Act
Apr 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 303 303 recommendations | email to a friend
Clarifications for Employers for Women in the Workplace In June of 2014, the Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York signed amendments to the New York State Human Rights Law, which bolstered civil rights...
Astoria Characters: The Artist Who Plays See-and-Think
Apr 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Alex grew up in Pennsylvania. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “My work,” says Alex Markwith , “is meant to inspire a conversation.” Alex, who is dressed in all black, ...
Wish You Had a Case Against Harvey Weinstein? Maybe Not
Apr 05, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
The parent company of Weinstein Co.filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware on March 20, 2018. Before that, Eric Schneiderman, the New York Attorney General, had filed a lawsuit again...
How Does the New York Compassionate Care Act Affect Employers?
Apr 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
The New York Compassionate Care Act (NYCCA) protects patients who are certified to use medical marijuana from being subject to criminal or civil marijuana charges. We live in an age where some stat...
Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Owns City Scrap Metal
Apr 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling City Scrap Metal is at 34-12 Borden Ave., Long Island City. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Michele Rothman pulls a coil of Bare Bright Copper No. 1 out of a plastic b...
MORE ABOUT EMPLOYEE WAGE DEDUCTIONS
Mar 30, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Stephen D. Hans As an employer, have you ever wondered if a wage deduction you made was legal? New York Labor Law establishes what is legal and what is not for wage deductions. If you have que...
RESTAURANT INDUSTRY: FAQS ABOUT TIPS
Mar 30, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 434 434 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Stephen D. Hans Owners in the restaurant industry often have questions about tips. As a restaurant owner, it’s important to know your rights and responsibilities regarding tips so you can avoi...

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Misguided blame
Dear Editor, In his letter last week about school violence, Ed Konecnik blamed everyone but the most responsible party: the NRA. He pointed out that "students are taught that all lifestyles are equ...
Mar 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Quinn' pro quo
Dear Editor: Former City Council speaker and 2013 losing mayoral candidate Christine Quinn's apology and subsequent retraction of her insult to Cuomo challenger Cynthia Nixon that she is "an unqual...
Mar 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump's hypocrisy
Dear Editor, It is laughable when President Donald Trump gets up on his high horse and alleges that Joe Biden has threatened him with physical assault. What about the time he said that he would hit...
Mar 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lane mistake
Dear Editor, The last time I checked, I live in New York City and I want to tell Mayor Bill de Blasio that he works for me and all the other taxpayers in the city, not the other way around. I have ...
Mar 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Right call
Dear Editor, Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to close public schools last week was the right decision given the predicted intensity of the approaching nor'easter. It would have been disastrous if p...
Mar 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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School challenges
Dear Editor, New schools chancellor Richard Caranza faces many daunting hurdles, but his biggest challenge is justifying Mayor Bill de Blasio's secretive process for picking him to run our city's p...
Mar 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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AirTrain dreams
Dear Editor, There are several fatal flaws to the proposed LaGuardia Air Train project supported by Governor Andrew Cuomo, Borough President Melinda Katz and other elected officials that no one see...
Mar 20, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Failed test
Dear Editor, President Donald Trump constantly calls Senator Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" for her claims to be of Native-American ancestry. An editorial this month in Massachusetts's Berkshire Eag...
Mar 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parade charade
Dear Editor, After witnessing the Bastille Day parade in Paris, President Donald Trump stated that he wants a dramatic Veteran’s Day military parade of his own. “We’re going to try and top it,” Tru...
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Guns & ignorance
Dear Editor, The tragic school shootings and growing number of mindless acts of mayhem have stirred emotions and provoked debates about the root causes of these events. The most contentious aspects...
Mar 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parole bad
Dear Editor, The decision of a parole board to grant freedom to convicted cop killer Herman Bell is an outrage. When he and several others ambushed officers Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini in M...
Mar 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hope for Pride
Dear Editor, Club Pride, a successful mental health program for Queens seniors, officially closes on June 30. But the actual end date for most members was March 13 when van service ended. They won'...
Mar 14, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Red Storm Rising
Dear Editor, Tom Clancy's novel “Red Storm Rising” centers on an oil shortage that causes Russian leadership to determine war as the only means to remain in power. America will shortly be the world...
Mar 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sub-par market
Dear Editor, I am writing to say “good riddance” to the Dan's Key Food at 138-37 Queens Boulevard in Briarwood. Over the last 25 years, I had complained about many issues, including empty shelves o...
Mar 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heavy wait
Dear Editor, Let me get this straight: every time there is a mass shooting, Republicans say "now is not the time to talk about background checks for gun purchases." Evidently, they think there shou...
Mar 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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