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How to Clean a Diamond Ring the Right Way
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 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 | 115 115 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 | 202 202 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 | 28 28 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 | 65 65 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 | 31 31 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 | 107 107 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 | 690 690 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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Prof takes former student to task
A couple of weeks ago, there was a major shake up in the Queens County Republican Party. Former congressman Bob Turner, who has served as party chairman since 2005, was voted out at the party’s re-...
Oct 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jimmy from College Point is voting for...
In September, Paul Graziano nearly pulled off an upset by defeating incumbent Paul Vallone in the 19th Council District, which includes most of northeast Queens, from College Point to the Nassau Co...
Oct 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
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DA Brown 'excused' from golf outing
The health of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown has been a topic of conversation as of late, and the rumors only intensified this week after he was a no-show honoree at a golf event hosted by ...
Oct 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turner out as GOP chair
Bob Turner's tenure as head of the Queens County Republican Party came to an end last week. Party members voted overwhelmingly to elect Joann Ariola to replace the former congressman. Ariola is pre...
Oct 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 171 171 recommendations | email to a friend
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Final chapter for Weiner? Doubtful
Another chapter in the long, tragic fall of Anthony Weiner comes to a close and another begins. That new chapter is a 21-month sentence in prison for exchanging lewd messages with a 15-year-old gir...
Sep 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 200 200 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dillon on Dillon
Last month, we ran a photo of a poster we found on the side of a newspaper box advertising a congressional candidate named James J. Dillon, with little other information. After some Internet sleuth...
Sep 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 268 268 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Origins of St. Nicks, Part II
Last week, we shared part of an email we received from Michael Rochford, executive director of St. Nicks Alliance in north Brooklyn, who helped us fill in a lot of the details surrounding this unda...
Sep 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 267 267 recommendations | email to a friend
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The origins of St. Nicks Alliance
A couple of weeks ago we shared this undated photo from the archives with our readers, requesting any information they may be able to provide. A number of people identified the man in the middle as...
Aug 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 307 307 recommendations | email to a friend
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City Council hopeful is breaking the chains
When Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland announced that she would be stepping down from her Queens City Council seat, she really laid the groundwork for this year's most contentious primary race...
Aug 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 297 297 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mystery challenger to Crowley?
It looks like someone is going to be facing a challenger for their congressional seat this year! Of course, we don't have any idea who that incumbent might be. We spotted this poster last week on a...
Aug 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 328 328 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reverend Vetro & Cousin Brucie
We ran this photo from our archives last week, asking for help identifying the people in the photo with former assemblyman Vito Lopez (far right). Two readers, Pauline Ruggiero and Bobby Scheer, re...
Aug 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 364 364 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assemblyman Vito Lopez and...
We were rooting through our photo archives again, and found this undated photo among them. We recognize at least one person at this check presentation, and that is the man on the far right. He is, ...
Aug 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 368 368 recommendations | email to a friend
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Getting to the bottom of Crazy Eddie
A couple of week ago we ran this undated photo we found in our archives and asked our readers for ideas on what might be going on. Well, a number of you emailed with information on Crazy Eddie, wit...
Jul 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 363 363 recommendations | email to a friend
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City Hall moves operations to Queens
Mayor Bill de Blasio has been taking his administration on the road, decamping city offices to one of the city's outer boroughs for a week, focusing on issues important to that borough and holding ...
Jul 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 377 377 recommendations | email to a friend
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Because $100,000 is a whole lot more than nothing
Last week, we touched on the somewhat peculiar race for City Council between Councilman Peter Koo and challenger Alison Tan. Tan is the wife of Assemblyman Ron Kim, who is (was?) a member in good s...
Jul 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 393 393 recommendations | email to a friend
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