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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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Not funny
I guess it’s still okay to bash Italian Americans. I strongly object to the discriminatory implication of Sheneman’scartoon (1/9/14) showing mob-type figures pressuring someone to endorse Governor ...
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dump the chaplain
Dear Editor: Sanitation Department chaplain Rev. Fred Lucas Jr. outraged New Yorkers by calling our city a "plantation." The media focused on his tasteless remark, but ignored a bigger outrage. Why...
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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Use the money you have
Dear Editor: Mayor Bill de Blasio calling for a fair share of financial assistance from Washington is the same tired old rhetoric from decades ago that has grown stale over time. De Blasio's refere...
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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More options
Dear Editor: There are a lot of apartment dwellers in Queens and the other boroughs, all victims of the Time Warner Cable monopoly, while homeowners have options like Time Warner, Dish, Direct TV, ...
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Open letter to Albany
Dear Editor: In regard to Mayor Bill de Blasio's state-funded pre-kindergarten (pre-K) programs, it should be pointed out that the existing research studies on the performance outcomes thereof are ...
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We need to enforce deed restrictions
Dear Editor: State Senator Tony Avella will be introducing legislation that would allow neighborhood and other civic organizations, as well as individual homeowners, to register restrictive covenan...
Jan 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our bad (we think?)
Dear Editor: As a Christian, veteran, white male and NRA member, I object to you using racist and anti-Christian propaganda in your December 26th issues by portraying a “white Santa” and Fox News i...
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Protect the owls
Dear Editor: The latest story regarding adding the snowy owl to the list of birds to be killed around our airports is nothing short of barbaric. Yes, it is very important for passengers to be safe ...
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Farina a good hire
Dear Editor: Which is the greater number: the total count of stars in the solar system, the sum of grains of sand on all Atlantic beaches, the dollar deficit of the U.S. economy, or the tally of us...
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Comrie's reward
Dear Editor: Just as I predicted in a letter to the editor prior to the September Democratic Primary for Queens borough president: to the victor goes the spoils. I said "Don't be surprised when con...
Dec 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nonstop giving
Dear Editor: Christmas is gone, but not the giving to the many still in need. Our food pantries are in need all year long. And let's not forget our blood banks, which are in desperate need of donat...
Dec 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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RIP Stan Brooks
Dear Editor: News of the death of 1010 WINS senior news correspondent Stan Brooks was very sad to hear. He was in the field of news reporting for nearly 60 years,and he was a true professional and ...
Dec 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
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No peace in 2014
Dear Editor: The end of 2013 does not promise national security for the U.S. or the world. China is flexing its growing economic and military prowess while continuing to poison the air its citizen’...
Dec 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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In response
Dear Editor: My letters seem to have perturbed and provoked some readers into a mean spirited frenzy of ad hominum attacks. Some writers, in their effusive expressions of compassion for the poor an...
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Wrong choice II
Dear Editor: As a Vietnam-era veteran who has been a resident of Queens for 36 years, and prior to that was born and raised in the Bronx, I can't believe the City Council would choose Melissa Mark-...
Dec 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
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