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Astoria Characters: The Couple Walked by the Wheaten Terrier
Jan 22, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Constantine was born in Astoria. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When the front door opens, Henry springs into action like a Pogo stick on speed, jumping up and down, ...
Leo Vadalà’s “Some Grief, Some Joy” Will Move The Reader...
Jan 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
Review by Tiziano Thomas Dossena Historical fiction  is a literary genre in which the plot takes place in a setting located in the past. The term is commonly used as a synonym for the  historical n...
Astoria Characters: The Salsa Master
Jan 18, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Nancy A. Ruhling Jean Franco’s the owner of Salsa In Queens. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Salsa In Queens is going to open soon, so Jean Franco Vergaray grabs a broom and starts sweeping the...
The Ever Changing World of Web Design & Websites
Jan 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
A Brief Look Back and Look Forward at Websites It's a fact that the world of web design and websites is ever changing. New improvements in design and technology emerge all the time. Can you imagine...
How Important Is ADA Compliance for Your Website?
Jan 11, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 199 199 recommendations | email to a friend
ADA Non-Compliance and The Beyonce Website Lawsuit According to the   Hollywood Reporter , the lawsuit alleges that visually impaired users do not have equal access to the website’s products and se...
Assault Injuries and Premises Liability — Negligent Security, Muggings, Sexual Assault Long Island
Jan 11, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 223 223 recommendations | email to a friend
Is a Property Owner Liable for Your Assault Injuries? Negligent security is a category of law that falls under premises liability. It refers to the property owner’s negligence in maintaining secure...
Age Discrimination: ADEA Becomes More Far Reaching
Jan 11, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
The Supreme Court Rules that ADEA Applies to All Government Levels In October 2018, the Supreme Court reached a decision that made the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) cover a broad scop...
A Look Back on Sexual Harassment Charges in 2018
Jan 11, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 231 231 recommendations | email to a friend
EEOC Sexual Harassment Charges Statistics Surged The increase in sexual harassment lawsuits brought by the EEOC was 50 percent higher in 2018 than they were in 2017. The EEOC filed 66 harassment la...
Astoria Characters: The Daughter Who Took Over the Family Business
Jan 08, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Gerri is the owner of AirLogix. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When Gerri Domenikos was growing up, she always figured that she would go into the family’s commercial ...
Astoria Characters: The Yiddish Actor
Jan 01, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling You can see Adam in Fiddler on the Roof . Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When Adam B. Shapiro introduces himself, he makes a big point of emphasizing his middle initi...

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Ye Olde LIC
Dear Editor, The description of the old Long Island City by Edward Riecks in his recent dispatch is spot on. When I was chair of Community Board 2 in the mid-80's, the large parking lot that became...
Jan 03, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Defending Howard
Dear Editor, I had a good laugh reading the letter from Marie Gangemi in the December 20th issue in response to a dispatcher from Howard Beach and his comments about how the new Amazon headquarters...
Jan 03, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Bezos bribe
Dear Editor, Regarding Seth Bornstein's op-ed (“Why I'm supporting Amazon's move to LIC”) in the December 20th issue, does Mr. Bornstein still back Amazon's move after Google announced plans to bui...
Jan 03, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seniors working
Dear Editor, A recent survey revealed that one out of five senior citizens over the age of 65 are still working. Some are working because of financial issues, but there are those who feel there is ...
Jan 03, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Negative news
Dear Editor, Recent news that the Long Island Rail Road failed to meet the December 2018 deadline for installation of Positive Train Control comes as no surprise to those of us who worked in the tr...
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Amazon misplaced
Dear Editor, While running for Queens borough president in 2017, I advocated that Amazon new headquarters was better suited in Southeast Queens at the old Elmhurst Diary Plant. It affords 15 acres ...
Dec 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Choose Ronnie
Dear Editor, Ms. Ronnie Hakim would make an excellent choice to replace Joe Lhota as the next MTA president. In her current position as MTA managing director, she plays a major role in solving ongo...
Dec 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Six years
Dear Editor, It is now six years since that terrible day when 26 innocent children and teachers were murdered in cold blood by a deranged young man with assault weapons in Newtown Elementary School...
Dec 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holiday service
Dear Editor, Over the holidays, let's think of our servicemen and women who are serving our country all over the world. It will truly be hard on them this holiday season, especially the children wh...
Dec 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Failing leaves
Dear Editor, I question the efficiency, financial and otherwise, of the city's leaf collection program. Requiring that leaves be put out in paper bags, at a cost of $1 a bag, is a financial burden ...
Dec 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amazon not welcome
Dear Editor, The Long Island City Mr. Ed Riecks of Howard Beach described in his December 13th letter bears no resemblance to the Long Island City where I have lived my long life or to the stories ...
Dec 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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We're lost
Dear Editor, In a letter last week, a dispatcher asked "Why are the Russians blocking a channel connected to the Baltic Sea?" This is a big geographical mistake. The incident the writer is referrin...
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Trump card
Dear Editor, It should be no surprise to anyone that Governor Andrew Cuomo came away with a bounced check after meeting with President Donald Trump to make his case for the proposed Gateway Tunnel ...
Dec 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcoming Amazon
Dear Editor, In recent weeks, the decision by Amazon to choose Long Island City as its HQ2 has received much publicity. Many local newspapers, including this one, have had editorials and stories ab...
Dec 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fake news?
Dear Editor, March 20, 2019, at precisely 5:58 p.m. Eastern Standard Time is the vernal equinox (first day of spring). It is at this moment when the plane of the Earth's equator passes through the ...
Dec 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
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