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How about positive news for a change
Apr 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Tired of the same news 24/7-Investigations, allegations, sexual harassment charges, what hat Melania is wearing, Trump always always denying everything. It really is sickening all over the news nig...
40TH BUSINESS ANNIVERSARY COMING UP FOR JIM TURANO
Apr 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Part 1 of 4 series of this upcoming 40 year Business Anniversary for ReaL Estate Broker Jim Turano of Middle Village,NY 11379. He began in September 1979 as an agent working for then All Queens Tud...
The Stormy Daniels Case Made Easy: Contract Law for Porn Stars
Apr 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bill Cafaro In Stormy Daniels v. Donald J. Trump, Michael Cohen, and the LLC that paid her the $130,000 in hush money, in   federal court in Los Angeles , she is asking the court to let her ou...
The Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act
Apr 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
A New Law to Further the Prevention of Sexual Harassment in NYC Workplaces The New York City Council recently passed legislation called the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act. If Mayor Bill de Blasi...
Astoria Characters: The Full-Schedule Retiree
Apr 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Leonard is a retired LaGuardia Community College professor. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Don’t let the rocking chair fool you. Yes, Leonard Vogt is sitting in it, s...
SPRING SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORISTS, PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLISTS
Apr 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 240 240 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 | 221 221 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 | 35 35 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 | 18 18 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 | 32 32 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, ...

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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 | 32 32 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 | 31 31 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 | 29 29 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 | 32 32 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 | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Talking peace
Dear Editor, I would like to applaud President Donald Trump, who has agreed to meet with Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to discuss solutions to nuclear weapons in the region. In my opinion, there can be...
Mar 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assessing assessments
Dear Editor, Long ago, civic associations fought against 100 percent re-assessment in New York State, but it is still relevant as it affects people's lives. The question that bothers me and the oth...
Mar 06, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Killing profits
Dear Editor, It's no coincidence that the latest school shooting occurred in Florida, a firearm-friendly NRA fiefdom sometimes called the "Gun-Shine State." Where else could a troubled, gun-obsesse...
Mar 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remembering Buckley
Dear Editor, This past month marked the tenth anniversary of the passing of National Review magazine founder and host of Firing Linem, William F. Buckley. He interviewed many important public offic...
Mar 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Evil lives on
Dear Editor, "The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones” (Julius Caesar, Act 3, Scene 2). Mark these words well, Judge Neil Gorsuch, as you deliberate. For [M...
Mar 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fonda thoughts
Dear Editor, There is absolutely no logical reason for Jane Fonda to be one of the Oscar presenters at Sunday's Academy Awards. Not after what she did in 1972 during the Vietnam War, going to Hanoi...
Mar 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Church vandalized
Dear Editor, I am appalled that American Martyrs church in Bayside was vandalized. Two religious statues were damaged by a suspect who was soon arrested. I have been to American Martyrs church a nu...
Mar 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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More guns
Dear Editor, First let me point out that I understand the grief when you lose a loved one, especially at a young age. I was 17 when I lost my 20-year-old brother, and I know how it destroys a famil...
Feb 28, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Railroaded
Dear Editor, The original estimated cost for the proposed light rail project between Jamaica and Long Island City on the old Lower Montauk LIRR branch was $100 million. The just released feasibilit...
Feb 28, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Last of the kind
Dear Editor, A couple of weeks ago, a survey of 170 presidential historians put Donald Trump in last place behind even James Buchanan, whom many historians blame for failing to stop the Civil War. ...
Feb 28, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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