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NYC Bans Polystyrene Takeout Containers and Coffee Cups
Feb 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Judge Upholds the 2013 Law Banning Polystyrene for Takeout Containers and Coffee Cups In 2019 restaurants must begin phasing polystyrene cups and containers out of use. This change is a result of a...
Astoria Characters: The Special Teacher
Feb 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Nicholas’ last name used to be Alexander. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Growing up, Nicholas Alexandrakos was always interested in his family’s history. With grandpa...
Has Your Loved One Been the Victim of Nursing Home Neglect?
Feb 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
How Does Neglect Differ from Abuse? Finding out whether your parent, relative or friend has been the victim of nursing home neglect is vital for their wellbeing. Sadly, many elderly people are in s...
Matter of Van Patten—Undue Influence
Feb 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
Probate Administration | Wrongful Actions There are certain basic legal requirements when a person transfers property, conveys a power of attorney or establishes a plan for the distribution of an e...
Legal Concerns for New York Restaurant Owners
Feb 14, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’re opening a new restaurant in New York City or the surrounding area, there are certain legal requirements you must put in place. You will need to choose a business entity and get your licen...
Certain questions are taboo for employers to ask in a job interview. The most obvious ones are questions that could be regarded as discrimination. If you ask these types of questions, you could be held liable if a discrimination lawsuit is brought against you. Do not ask questions that intimate at anything to do with age, race, color, national origin or birthplace, religion, disability, genetic information, gender/sex or marital/family status/pregnancy. (EEOC)
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2019 Is Here with New Salary Thresholds The New York State overtime salary threshold draws the line between exempt salaried workers, who must be paid for overtime, and those non-exempt workers, who...
Astoria Characters: The Artist in Training
Feb 12, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Jose is from the Dominican Republic. In the spare bedroom of his apartment, Jose Mota is standing at a monumental work table, using an oil-paint marker to create the black...
MASPETH,NY-BUYING A BRICK 2F. VS A FRAME 2F.
Feb 05, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 328 328 recommendations | email to a friend
COLLECTION OF OPINIONS BY BROKERS IN THE AREA. BUYER BEWARE! BIG DIFFERENCE WHEN BUYING AN OLD FRAME 2F. HOME, MAYBE 100 YEARS OLD BY NOW, AND OR BUYING A YOUNG BRICK 2 FAMILY HOUSE, ESPECIALLY IF ...
Astoria Characters: The Guitar Guide Guru
Feb 05, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Meet Mike, aka the Guitar Guide Guru. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling How hard – or easy – is it to play the guitar if you’ve never done it before? Instead of answerin...
Astoria Characters: The Comic With the Punch-Line Life
Jan 29, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Michelle shows off her mommy mug. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling If you didn’t know that Michelle Adrienne Slonim is a new mother, you need look no further than the r...

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Connections grow for Bol in high-profile NYC visit
Mock drafts have Nets taking him with 10th pick
Nov 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 211 211 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pump the Brakes Giants Fans!
The 2018 season hasn’t given Giants fans many reasons to cheer. A 3-7 record with unfulfilled offensive performances and a follow up to a dud of a 2017 season has left a good majority of the fan ba...
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How the draft process helped Ponds for this season
His body of work over the last two seasons has led him to many accomplishments: the first Haggerty Award for a St. John’s athlete in three seasons, First-Team All-Big East as a sophomore, and a per...
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Thanksgiving with a Net
Jarrett Allen takes kids on trip to Key Food
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Knights fall short to Hunter
SWIMMING & DIVING
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Shamrocks Green advance to state semis
On Saturday evening, the Shamrocks Reserves notched a brilliant 7-0 win over Doxa at Randall's Island. Short on defenders, Nikle Guzijan, whose wife Leia gave birth to a baby boy the next morning, ...
Nov 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 223 223 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jets Have Hit Rock Bottom Wth Sunday's Debacle vs. the Bills
If last Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins fit the category of gruesome and excruciating, this Sunday’s Jets debacle against the hapless Buffalo Bills said “hold my beer.” Sunday’s 41-10 meltdown ...
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LIU Brooklyn wins NEC men’s title, earns NCAA spot
On Sunday, the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds (13-5-1) captured their first Northeast Conference men’s soccer Championship since 2015, beating down the Bryant Bulldogs (5-9-3), 4-0, on their home turf. Wi...
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Net launches “22 Initiative”
Caris LeVert’s touched a level of stardom over the first few weeks of the NBA season. Now he looks to extend his shining light off the court, with the official launch of, “The 22 Initiative.” LeVer...
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Jets Woeful Offensive Effort Should Signal a Coaching Change is Inevitable
The NFL season has reached the halfway point, and the illusion of meaningful football in New York City officially went out the window on Sunday. The New York Jets lost a game on Sunday in which the...
Nov 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 232 232 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mullin: this should be the year for St. John’s
Says experience will make a big difference in 2018-19
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Branch stunned, ‘DC’ retains, Brooklyn card announced
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Shamrocks First Team picks up win, stays in fourth
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Queens College title dreams fall just short
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Fine, I'll Finally Admit That the Red Sox Are for Real!
I have to confess a fact I feel somewhat embarrassed about on this late October night: I wasn’t sold on the 2018 Red Sox for a good chunk of the baseball season. It sounds crazy; after all they won...
Oct 30, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 222 222 recommendations | email to a friend
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