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Astoria Characters: Cadillac Man
May 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Cadillac Man wrote Land of the Lost Souls: My Life on the Streets . Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Tom Wagner , cap and coat in hand, is itching to get outside. He wa...
Do Your Work Policies Discriminate Between Men and Women?
May 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 222 222 recommendations | email to a friend
One Set of Rules for Men and a Different Set of Rules for Women Having company policies that discriminate between men and women can be lethal for an employer in today’s work environment. If you hav...
Social Media: Should You Use Social Media in an Internal Investigation?
May 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Investigating Employees Through Their Social Media Accounts Social media can provide a lot of information about people’s lives. Why would an employer want to know what an employee is doing through ...
Astoria Characters: The ESL Schoolteacher
May 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Yamina teaches English as a second language to second graders at P.S. 70. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When you have three children under the age of 4, it’s not alw...
Adolph Caso, a voice for Italian Americans, decries the attacks on Columbus
May 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena I met Adolph Caso the first time at the International Book Show in New York City and he struck me as a person who loves books more than anything in the world. On...
Defensive Driving Can Prevent Accidents and Injuries and Also Save Lives
May 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
Do you know how to drive defensively? Everyone has heard about defensive driving, but what does it mean to drive defensively? It certainly behooves drivers to find out because knowing and following...
Astoria Characters: The Ballet Teacher
May 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Eric is the founder of the Long Island City School of Ballet and the Long Island City Ballet. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling There aren’t any ballet dancers in Kilgor...
Astoria Characters: The Father and Son Florists
May 01, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling John’s the owner of Ditmars Flowers & Gifts. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling John Patrikis is standing in the back of Ditmars Flowers & Gifts putting the finishing tou...
Real Personal Injury Law Cases in NY: $73k Payout
Apr 30, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 385 385 recommendations | email to a friend
A story told by car accident victim in the NY Area: When I was 11 years old, I was in a car with my father, having some bonding moments while driving to fill up gas in the New York area. We were ha...
Dr. Mary Rorro, The “Violin Doc,” An Exclusive Interview
Apr 29, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 179 179 recommendations | email to a friend
An interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena She was nicknamed “The Violin Doc” in a book by Lisa Wong entitled “Scales to Scalpels, Doctors Who Practice the Healing Arts of Music and Medicine;”  a talen...

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Thurston leaving St. Francis
St. Francis College women’s basketball head coach John Thurston is retiring after six years leading the Division I team to new heights. “Coach Thurston has been a tremendous leader for our women’s ...
Apr 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cinderella, Divine Intervention & Dominance: A Tournament That Had It All
It’s always bittersweet to watch the final moments of the National Championship game knowing that “One Shining Moment” is on the horizon. In case you are unaware, One Shining Moment is a three-plus...
Apr 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Montverde, Central Valley victorious at GEICO Nationals
By Bryan Fonseca bfonseca@queensledger.com Like last year, RJ Barrett was the most dominant performer at the annual season-ending National Tournament at Christ the King High School. But unlike last...
Apr 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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In victory & defeat, NIT finalists revel in Garden dance
By Bryan Fonseca bfonseca@queensledger.com Even though it isn’t the NCAA Tournament, there’s just something about New York City that brings out the best of those fortunate to be playing meaningful ...
Apr 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mother Nature interrupts a 2-1 start to 2018 for the Mets
A freak April snowstorm caused a brief interruption in the 2018 campaign for the New York Mets, who kicked off their season in Flushing last Thursday afternoon with a win over the visiting St. Loui...
Apr 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local city champs fall short at State Championships
By Bryan Fonseca bfonseca@queensledger.com The Brooklyn-Queens area produced five teams that won their respective leagues and qualified for Federation State Championships this past week. In the fou...
Mar 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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2018 narratives flipped for Yanks, Mets
Even though the weather in the tristate area would probably tell us otherwise, it is time to kick off the 2018 baseball season. Hallelujah folks, we’ve made it! The offseason and spring training us...
Mar 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local basketball stars testing NBA waters
Two local basketball standouts have announced their intentions to test the upcoming 2018 NBA Draft. Queens-native Justin Wright-Foreman of Hofstra and Brooklyn-bred Shamorie Ponds of St. John’s wil...
Mar 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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GEICO Nationals set to takeover Queens this weekend
For the fifth consecutive season, New York City will host the GEICO National Tournament, which hosts 12 of the elite boys and girls high school teams across the country.
Mar 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Shore makes history in PSAL ‘AA’ championships
First to take boys & girls titles in the same year
Mar 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jets trading up in draft a no-brainer
In the middle of the best four days of the NCAA Tournament I can ever remember, the New York Jets made a trade that may alter the direction of their franchise for years to come. It may not sound li...
Mar 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
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Door open for Diaz to become NYC's favorite Puerto Rican pugilist
Historically, a Puerto Rican fighter’s starting point for success in the sports begins in New York City. When Miguel Cotto retired in December at Madison Square Garden, a void for the island’s next...
Mar 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spring youth basketball league kicks off 29th Season
Heroes League open to players ages 8 to 17
Mar 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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Idiot’s Guide to NCAA Tourney
And the Final Four is...
Mar 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roller-coaster season comes to end for St. John's
'Nova takes home title in Big East Tournament
Mar 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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