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How to Clean a Diamond Ring the Right Way
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 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 | 141 141 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 | 165 165 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 | 691 691 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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'The better half' challenging Peter Koo
There's a number of City Council members this year who are not only facing Republican challengers, but also challengers from within their own party. To name a few, there is Jen Berkley, who is runn...
Jul 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 386 386 recommendations | email to a friend
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Massey’s decision all about the Benjamins
It appears that big money has claimed another mayoral candidate. Republican candidate Paul Massey stunned political insiders when he announced last week that he, too, would be dropping out of the m...
Jul 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 360 360 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who is Crazy Eddie?
We were digging around our archives again this week and came up with this beauty. We have no idea who “Crazy Eddie” is or what he did to make these nice ladies so angry that they felt the need to p...
Jun 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 352 352 recommendations | email to a friend
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Massey's support comes with no strings
We guess there's no hard feelings about that whole “endorsing my opponent” thing! Last week, we wrote about the choice of some rank-and-file members of the Queens County Republican Party to buck th...
Jun 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 380 380 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens GOP members buck leadership
The Queens County Republican Party can't seem to get on the same page...again. The county party, led by former congressman Bob Turner, officially announced its support for mayoral candidate Paul Ma...
Jun 20, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 354 354 recommendations | email to a friend
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Now That's What I Call Music! Volum 4
State Senator Daniel Squadron of Brooklyn had his annual performance on the floor of the State Legislature last week. Since 2014, Squadron has been trying to reform the state's ticket resale laws, ...
Jun 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 336 336 recommendations | email to a friend
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Source: Vallone challenger on Reform line
It looks like a challenger for a City Council seat in northeast Queens will be on the ballot in November whether or not he wins the Democratic Primary. Paul Graziano is running against Councilman P...
Jun 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 290 290 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrating a new bus line
We were digging through our archives again this past week, and came across this undated ribbon-cutting for a new bus,or perhaps a new bus line, we’re not sure. Maybe it was transportation to and fr...
Jun 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 301 301 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor gets a Bronx cheer in Queens
The Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade has become one of the most popular in the borough, if not the entire city. Because of that, it's becoming a must-visit for elected officials, especial...
May 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 325 325 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why are we supporting Deputy Chief Joseph Borelli?
We came across this mystery photo in our archives this week, and thought we would throw it out to our readers to see if they can help provide some context. Let start with, who is Deputy Chief Josep...
May 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 315 315 recommendations | email to a friend
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Race for mayor becomes a little clearer
It looks like it won't only be Mayor Bill de Blasio who has a Republican challenger this election season. Michael Faulkner has withdrawn his name from the ballot in the Republican Primary, and will...
May 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 285 285 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two men down, one to go
We ran this undated photo last week that we found in our archives asking outr readers to help us identify the three men in the photo with former Queens borough president Claire Shulman. We received...
May 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 279 279 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three men and a lady
We headed back into the archives and pulled out this photo of what looks like a land use discussion at Borough Hall. That is of course former Queens borough president Claire Shulman with three gent...
May 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 249 249 recommendations | email to a friend
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De Blasio versus ‘the party of Trump’
Last week, Councilman Eric Ulrich threw his support behind controversial mayoral candidate Bo Dietl, whose brash and outspoken style has drawn comparisons to President Donald Trump, a comparison Di...
May 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 283 283 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ulrich supports 'Anyone But Bill de Blasio?'
An elected official considered to be a rising star in the Queens County Republican Party – and citywide, for that matter – has thrown his support behind a candidate for mayor who isn't even registe...
Apr 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 374 374 recommendations | email to a friend
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