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Astoria Characters: The High-Flying Acrobat
Jan 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Bobby likes to keep things up in the air. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “Why walk when you can fly?” Bobby Hedglin-Taylor   answers his own question by starting to s...
Astoria Characters: The Guy Sitting in the Court Square Diner
Jan 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
  PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING The Court Square Diner at 45-30 23rd St. in Long Island City. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Stop by the   Court Square Diner   for breakfast or dinner, and you’re ...
REAL ESTATE-PRICES ARE PEEKING IN ASTORIA
Jan 08, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
ASKING PRICES ARE AT 40 X'S INCOME IN ASTORIA,GREENPOINT, AND WILLIAMSBURG NOW. SEE CRAIGSLIST,NY. AN EXAMPLE OF A 3 FAMILY IN ASTORIA, ASKING ABOUT $4.5 MILLION. This is not and can not be a inves...
W.O.R.K.S Little League 2018 Registration
Jan 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 171 171 recommendations | email to a friend
W.O.R.K.S. Little League is pleased to announce registration dates for our Spring 2018 season. W.O.R.K.S. Little League (Formerly Rich-Haven Little League) has been serving the communities of Richm...
Astoria Characters: The Baker Who Makes Edible Art
Jan 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Pink Canary Desserts is at 13-11 Jackson Ave. T ext and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “I always eat a cookie for breakfast,” says   Amy Stack . She sets a freshly baked choco...
Frequently Asked Questions about Mesothelioma in the Workplace
Dec 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 189 189 recommendations | email to a friend
Addressing Your Concerns about Work-Related Mesothelioma According to research, as many as 3,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Mesothelioma every year. The only known cause of Meso...
Answers to Common Questions about Cancer Caused by Work Exposure to Asbestos
Dec 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 196 196 recommendations | email to a friend
For decades, many workers in New York have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace. It’s now clear that asbestos exposure can lead to certain types of cancer, as well as other physical maladies. ...
Driving Tips for Winter Weather
Dec 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 217 217 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP Driving in winter weather can be a challenge and understanding some basic ideas about how to drive on ice or in snow can help prevent accidents. Treacherous wint...
WHAT WOULD RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE MEAN FOR THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY?
Dec 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 200 200 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Stephen D. Hans Most people assume that restaurant workers would be thrilled about a raise in the minimum wage, but that restaurant owners would not be in favor of it. An interesting situation...
Astoria Characters: The Portrait Photographer
Dec 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Fumi is from Osaka, Japan. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Fumi Sugino   is a   portrait photographer , so it makes sense that he sees things in scenes. His images are...

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Meghan McCan’t Talks to Broadcasting King
After leading teeny-bopping Republicans through the 2008 election, Meghan McCain has been espousing some very non–conservative views in some very public places. Throughout the presidential campaign...
Mar 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Happy Birthday/Fundraising Pete!
Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. held a birthday/fundraising party at Central Lounge in Astoria Thursday night, but unlike most elected officials, he actually entertained the crowd instead of just tak...
Mar 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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We Here Twitters of a Queens Beep Challenge
Dave Kerpen may have only formed an exploratory committee to investigate a possible run for Queens borough president, but the fact that he hasn’t officially announced his candidacy hasn’t stopped h...
Mar 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Press Releases We'd Like to See
In the past few weeks, a major metropolitan daily newspaper ran a cartoon that many felt was in extremely poor taste. While we would rather not comment on the content of the cartoon nor print the n...
Mar 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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One Bottle is Never Enough
How many bottles of cologne does it take for the stink of a ridiculous controversy to be completely erased? The answer is none, because rather than erase or even mask an awful smell, cologne only a...
Mar 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Opinion, Like a Paper Doll, is Fickle (Whatever That Means)
What is more fun than a barrel full of monkeys? An assortment of unpopular politicians, that’s what! It seems like Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Governor Dave Paterson are shedding popularity points lik...
Feb 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 795 795 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol Position Eats a Little Crow
While we often write about the follies and shortcomings and public missteps of our beloved politicians in the one page provided to us each week, to be fair we should write about their successes as ...
Feb 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 189 189 recommendations | email to a friend
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Would Anybody Ever Abuse the Internet? Hmmm, We Wonder....
Speaker Christine Quinn held her State of the City address last week, and boy was it a humdinger! Our readers are probably asking themselves, "Who in the heck is Christine Quinn? I sure didn't vote...
Feb 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 205 205 recommendations | email to a friend
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"No, the jacuzzi tub goes in the back of the office!"
Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley is under a bit of heat for not opening up a district office yet. For those who are counting, it's been more than 45 days since she is officially in office and more th...
Feb 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 233 233 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recounting the Recount
And finally, it comes to an end...or does it? For all intents and purposes, the race for the 11th Senate district in northeast Queens has finally been settled. After three months of recounting cont...
Feb 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 219 219 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take the Pol Position Jeopardy! Challenge
When dealing with other countries, leaders and diplomats have numerous tools at their disposal to get what they want. There is always the threat of sanctions or freezing a country's assets or the u...
Feb 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 231 231 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hello Senator Gillary!
We knew you could do it.
Jan 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 243 243 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who's Your Daddy?
In case you aren't up to date on your corporal punishment news, we thought you might like to know about a proposed piece of legislation that is currently sitting on the Assembly floor up in Albany....
Jan 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 256 256 recommendations | email to a friend
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Halting Progress With Congressman Weiner
Science marches on! The year is 2009, and little Johnny and Jane America are enjoying the technological fruits of the 21st Century. Biologists are curing world hunger by growing apples on the backs...
Jan 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 264 264 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pol Position Tackles the Four-Day Week
Kudos to our state employees! Though the economic crisis is hitting everybody hard, as usual, it’s hitting New York hardest. And now that our executive and legislative officials, elected or otherwi...
Jan 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 278 278 recommendations | email to a friend
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