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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...

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Teacher leave
Dear Editor, There is absolutely no logical reason for the Department of Education to deny paid parental and maternity leave to its teachers. Practically all other city employees have already been ...
Feb 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
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Norway 'trumps' US
Dear Editor, A few weeks ago, our "stable genius" President Donald Trump wondered why we don't get more people from Norway? One reason might be because Norway's healthcare system is ranked 11th in ...
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Misplaced loyalty
Dear Editor, Nearly 90 percent of Republicans believe spouses should be loyal to each other. Not surprising that number is shared by most Americans regardless of political affiliation. Seventy-two ...
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Evolving wall
Dear Editor, Initially the question was, when is a wall a wall? It is difficult to picture based on President Donald Trump's contradictory descriptions. His "wall" has become an allegorical concept...
Jan 30, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 133 133 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump's critics
Dear Editor, In a liberal and Democratic stronghold such as New York City, I certainly don't expect to see much praise for President Donald Trump. He will be vilified for statements and transgressi...
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Vets vetted
Dear Editor, As a Navy Veteran of the Vietnam era, I am appalled that the NFL has rejected an ad by a veterans group for Super Bowl LII. AMVET wanted to place a $30,000 full-page ad in the game pro...
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End the strike
Dear Editor, For the last 10 months, 1,800 technicians from Spectrum have been on strike. It is high time that management come to the bargaining table with some serious and acceptable proposals for...
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Toot-tracking app
Dear Editor, Hooray for Australia. The land of kangaroos, koala bears and Nicole Kidman just gave us the most innovative smart phone app ever devised. A team of Australian scientists at two Melbour...
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New 'New Colossus'
Dear Editor: If Donald Trump was asked to write a new inscription for the Statue of Liberty, I suspect it would look like this: Don’t give me your tired your poor. Your huddled masses wanting to ta...
Jan 22, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
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PO(tu)S
Dear Editor, Clearly, the Republican propaganda machine has gone into overdrive trying to defend the indefensible. Call it the “Bigly Lie Technique.” The plain truth is that the POTUS needs to stop...
Jan 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
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The X line
Dear Editor, There are even better ideas than former Erie County executive and potential Republican candidate for governor Joel Giambra's to legalize marijuana. He would have dedicated tax revenues...
Jan 22, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ditch pot plans
Dear Editor, Legalizing recreational marijuana is the most stupid policy ever proposed in view of the damning evidence against two other legalized substances, tobacco and alcohol, which although re...
Jan 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 161 161 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vicious 'circle'
Dear Editor, After a mayoral panel of experts has decided that the statue of Columbus can stay, I suggest placing the following notices near Columbus Circle (I hope it has not been renamed yet!): "...
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Plenty of blame
Dear Editor, Neither Republicans nor Democrats were going to budge on their respective positions, and as a result their refusal to do so has left the government in Washington even more dysfunctiona...
Jan 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dream solution
Dear Editor, “Dreamers” face a March 5th deadline for Congress to decide if they can stay in the U.S. The House and Senate are deadlocked on this issue, but a simple compromise between Democrats an...
Jan 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
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