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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 | 116 116 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 | 218 218 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 | 27 27 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 | 32 32 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 | 704 704 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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Malcolm Xavier Combs, Christ the King Senior
Malcolm Xavier Combs has had quite a month. The senior at Christ the King High School gained national attention when school officials wouldn’t allow him to print “Malcolm X” on his senior sweatshir...
Feb 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paul Schottenhamel, American Legion
After serving for decades in the U.S. military, Paul Schottenhamel continues to serve his country and local community through advocacy for veterans. After enlisting in the U.S. Army in April 1968 a...
Feb 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
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Susan Gerner, Family Court Attorney
Family court attorney Susan Gerner is an expert in her field. Her Jamaica-based business specializes in cases on custody, visitation, child support, guardianship and all matters related to family c...
Feb 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richard Khuzami, Old Astoria Neighborhood Association
Longtime Astoria resident Richard Khuzami wears many hats: community leader, artist and diversity advocate. He combines all of his interests to better his community. “I’ve always felt that politics...
Feb 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
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Len Maniace, Jackson Heights Beautification Group
Since 1988, the Jackson Heights Beautification Group has worked to preserve, revitalize and care for the neighborhood. Len Maniace, who was president of the organization for the last four years, su...
Jan 30, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 245 245 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Cella, Douglaston Resident
When James Cella first walked into the tudor house at the corner of Depew Avenue in Douglaston 27 years ago, he knew he was going to live there. Tucked away in a remote corner of Queens, the proper...
Jan 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troy Walcott, Striking Spectrum Tech
Ten months ago, Bedford-Stuyvesant resident Troy Walcott worked as a survey technician. His job was to locate areas without cable service and find ways to provide service. But since members of the ...
Jan 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
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Breeana Mulligan, Queens County Young Democrats
In the age of Donald Trump, young people across the city and country are voting, marching and getting involved in politics For Breeana Mulligan, communications director of the Queens County Young D...
Jan 10, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nick Fiorito, Blankets of Hope
What began as a family volunteer project has transformed into a philanthropic initiative to help the homeless. Nick and Mike Fiorito, two brothers from Bay Ridge, started a program called “Blankets...
Jan 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abrar Hussain, CEC 24 Student Representative
It’s difficult to find a more accomplished young man than Abrar Hussain. A senior at Grover Cleveland High School, Hussain’s list of extracurricular activities will make your head spin. He’s on the...
Dec 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ernie Searle, Friends of Ridgewood Library
Like many bookworms, Ernie Searle says he grew up in a library. It’s only fitting that now the bibliophile is president of the Friends of Ridgewood Library. A support group for the library, it prov...
Dec 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
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Manuela Zamora, NY Sun Works
In a dense urban environment like New York City, most students won’t get the opportunity to learn about sustainable farming and food production. Manuela Zamora is working to change that. Zamora is ...
Dec 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dex Rho, Nike Analytics Manager
Dex Rho is all about the passion. As an analytics manager for Nike, his role is to strategically think about and improve how the company does business. He looks into the inner workings of every asp...
Dec 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
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Neil Davis, Singer/Songwriter
For singer and songwriter Neil Davis, it all started when he got a toy keyboard for Christmas. The Douglaston native taught himself how to play, and before he knew it he turned his passion into a c...
Nov 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
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Louis Cooper, Co-founder, IONYC
Louis Cooper has two passions in life: technology and teaching. He studied computer-aided drafting and design at SUNY Delhi and later at SUNY Buffalo. But after working briefly in engineering and a...
Nov 21, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 119 119 recommendations | email to a friend
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