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How to Clean a Diamond Ring the Right Way
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
If you have been struggling to sell diamonds for top price, the chances are that you’ve been cleaning your ring incorrectly. Remember nothing can sell diamonds quite like that shiny sparkle and lus...
Astoria Characters: The Honey Harvesters
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Ashley and Nick are the owners of Astor Apiaries. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Nick Hoefly isn’t wearing gloves. His wife, Ashley , points this out as she pulls on ...
Texting and Driving FAQs
Jun 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
Texting and Driving Is the Most Alarming Form of Distracted Driving Texting and driving includes reading text messages, emails or online material or writing or composing messages on a mobile device...
Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors
Jun 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
How Would Your Small Business Fare with the IRS for Worker Status? Did you know that misclassifying workers is one of the top problems that small business owners face? Many small businesses hire in...
Astoria Characters: The Successful Actor You've Never Heard Of
Jun 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Neal is an actor and a lawyer. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling You’ve probably never heard of Neal Arluck . And it’s highly unlikely that you’d recognize his face. The...
Astoria Characters: The Illustrator
Jun 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Keiko is from Jakara, Indonesia. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “I like to collect things,” says Keiko Nabila . She mentions this as she walks past the floor-to-ceili...
Bringing Back the draft for young men 18 years of age
May 31, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Why they should bring back the draft-specifically for men only at 18 years age. Too many young men still living at home with no job, no inspiration, no motivation, and just flat out existing. In my...
Astoria Characters: The Drummer Whose Heartbeat Is Science
May 29, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Greg is a pharmacist who plays the conga. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling For Greg Stein , everything started to come together about a decade ago. What happened was no...
Astoria Characters: Cadillac Man
May 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 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 | 607 607 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...

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Everybody in the Election Pool
As the 2009 city elections stare the spring-struck citizens of New York down from their perch in the future, one thing becomes extraordinarily clear: it’s going to be a heck of a race. At this time...
Apr 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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We Aren't Shilling for Bloomy, or Are We?
In the hot race to be the next mayor of New York City, it’s no surprise to hear that dirty tricks are being pulled. After all, politics was built on a foundation of slung mud that sort of collected...
Apr 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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30 Rock the Vote
No, that’s not Tracy Jordan standing next to 30 Rock creator and star Tina Fey, it’s actually Mark Weprin, who is currently an assemblyman, but has his eye set on the seat being vacated by his brot...
Apr 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 72 72 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 | 75 75 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 | 81 81 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 | 130 130 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 | 161 161 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 | 889 889 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 | 226 226 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 | 239 239 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 | 268 268 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 | 255 255 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 | 265 265 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hello Senator Gillary!
We knew you could do it.
Jan 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 281 281 recommendations | email to a friend
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