blog roll
our featured bloggers
Astoria Characters: The Actor at the Funeral Home
Jul 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling You can meet Sean at O’Shea-Hoey Funeral Home. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Seventeen. That’s how many pounds Sean Church gained to play Eddie, the lead in Sam Shep...
How Can We Help Syrian Refugees
Jul 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
The timeline of the Syrian civil war is full of violence, fear, and devastation for the local people. The society built on the cradle of civilization is suffering the world biggest refugee crisis. ...
MIDDLE VILLAGE YOUNG PEOPLE NOT WORKING
Jul 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 218 218 recommendations | email to a friend
MIDDLE VILLAGE-has more young people not working between 22 years of age to 40 years of age. They mostly live with their parents or parent. Imagine no guidance, no retirement plans, just existing d...
Over-packing Your Car Can Make Driving More Dangerous
Jul 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 247 247 recommendations | email to a friend
Packing Your Car Wisely for Vacations With warmer weather here and children out of school, many people are taking to the road for vacation trips. While you want to be sure you pack what you need to...
What Employers Should Know About Retaliation Claims
Jul 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans Retaliation Claims May Include Emotional Distress Damages A precedent has been set in relation to retaliation claims brought against employers. Two courts of appeals, the Sixth a...
Workers’ Compensation in New York—What You Need to Know—Part One
Jul 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Pyrros & Serres LLP You’ve been hurt on the job in the state of New York. You’ve heard from others that you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. But what does that mean? How does th...
What You Should Know About Construction Job Vehicle Accidents in New York
Jul 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP Unsafe Conditions Can Lead to Serious Construction Job Vehicle Accidents Construction job motor vehicle accidents often occur due to OSHA violations.  Many diffe...
Astoria Characters: The Cabaret Singer
Jul 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Becca beat cancer — twice. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Cancer and cabaret. Those are the two Cs that have defined Becca C. Kidwell ’s life in the last year. To all...
Astoria Characters: The 92-Year-Old Vet Who's Fighting for His Wife
Jul 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
  Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Eddie is a WWII and Korean War veteran. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling These days, Eddie Indellicati is playing a lot of solitaire. He sits at his computer in the l...
Astoria Characters: The Colorist
Jun 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Shawna works for ARROJO Studio in SoHo. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling What’s for breakfast? It’s Saturday, one of Shawna Morlock ’s days off, so the answer is chocol...

more blogs

letters
Double standard
Dear Editor, In the last three weeks, Roseanne Barr, Samantha Bee and Robert De Niro all uttered statements ranging from improper to racist to vulgar. Yet there was a disparate difference in the tr...
Jun 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Lone star
Dear Editor Mayor de Blasio showed up in Texas to visit the children separated from their parents. He did it strictly for a photo op and had nothing at all to to with solving the problem. I would h...
Jun 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Trump's policy
Dear Editor, Let me address some republican "opinions" with with something foreign to Trump supporters- FACTS! 1-Obama may have had a "verbal war"(called out their lies) with Fox News(Trump's offic...
Jun 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Meet the 'Mess'
Dear Editor, Just like last season, the Mets started out on a roll, but then began a downward spiral. What is going on with the Amazins'? With the All-Star break just a few weeks away, manager Mick...
Jun 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Bad policy
Dear Editor, President Donald Trump's immigration policy separating parents from their children was wrong and does not solve the problem. ICE is going after those who are here illegally but are not...
Jun 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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...
Jun 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news