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Being Italian American Is In The DNA Of My Being And Of My Work… An Interview With Playwright And Director Charles Messina
Oct 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
  Interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena (Courtesy L'Idea Magazine NY) Charles Messina Charles Messina  is an American playwright, screenwriter, and director. Born in Greenwich Village, of Italian-Ame...
New Medical Fee Schedule for New York Workers’ Compensation Claims
Oct 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Worker’s Compensation Board Proposes New Medical Fee Schedule Board Seeks Comments before Finalizing Fee Schedule Changes Queens |NYC| Brooklyn |Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers If you’ve been i...
Bedsores Due to Nursing Home Neglect – Frequently Asked Questions
Oct 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
What Systems Should Hospital Staff Follow to Monitor Medical Conditions? Monitoring a medical condition in a patient requires following set medical standards and guidelines that have been establish...
EMPLOYMENT LAW ALERT: EMPLOYER COMPLIANCE WITH NEW SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWS COMMENCES ON OCTOBER 9, 2018
Oct 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
A BRIEF BY COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO COMPLY WITH THE NEWLY ENACTED NEW YORK STATE AND NEW YORK CITY SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING LAWS Author:   CHRISTOPHER L. VAN DE WATER, E...
Paycheck Deductions: What Is Legal in New York?
Oct 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
Understanding NY Laws about Paycheck Deductions Laws vary from state to state regarding deducting for loans or legitimate business losses from an employee’s paycheck. New York has very strict labor...
Astoria Characters: The Bakers Who Are Sweet on Each Other
Oct 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Gian Piero is at 44-17 30th Ave. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling It is pouring down rain, but Michael Dellapolla , the owner of Gian Piero Bakery , doesn’t notice the ...
1031 Exchange Property of the Year!
Oct 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
Interview with experienced Broker Jim Turano who just completed his 40 year in the business. Investing with Real Estate Properties that give you a minimum of a 7% Cap rate of return and in addition...
Astoria Characters: Vinny and Suzy and the Harley
Oct 02, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Vinny and Suzy get ready to ride. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “Wanna go for a ride?” Suzy runs circles around the living room coffee table, yes, yes, YES! Satisfie...
How Would You Know Whether Your Newborn Suffered from Hypoxia and Asphyxia?
Sep 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 268 268 recommendations | email to a friend
Symptoms of Birth Hypoxia or Asphyxia that Parents Should Be Aware of Birth hypoxia and asphyxia both refer to lack of oxygen to the brain in a fetus. This can occur right before, during or immedia...
Astoria Characters: The Smiler Behind Sorriso's
Sep 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Frank came to America from Italy in 1966 when he was 9. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Standing behind the shiny stainless-steel counter at Sorriso Italian Pork Store...

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Nick Falcone Centenarian
Life is a beach for Nick Falcone, a Maspeth resident who celebrated his 100th birthday on Saturday. “I feel pretty good,” he said. “I really have no complaints.” A native of Pennsylvania, Falcone g...
Jun 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doug Steiner, Steiner NYC
Development has played a large role in Brooklyn’s renaissance, and Doug Steiner is a key player in that landscape. As chairman of Steiner NYC, Steiner’s television and film production studios at th...
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Park, MinKwon Center
It’s been a tough year for John Park and the entire MinKwon Center for Community Action. Park is the executive director of the Flushing-based service and advocacy organization. Since Trump became p...
Jun 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 181 181 recommendations | email to a friend
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Peter Ciaccia, TCS NYC Marathon
Peter Ciaccia has been running marathons, in one form or another, for decades. The race director of the TCS New York City Marathon will retire after spearheading the annual event for 15 years. Thou...
Jun 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 171 171 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kathleen Nealon, Grand Marshal
Maspeth native Kathleen Nealon is often recognized for her voice, but this Memorial Day, she was a visible presence at the annual parade down Grand Avenue. Wearing a blue dress with a red sash, Nea...
May 30, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 176 176 recommendations | email to a friend
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Leonardo Labriola, Bushwick Resident
Law student Leonardo Labriola moved to Bushwick five years ago from Colorado with a duffle bag and a backpack. “I slept on the floor in my loft building because the rent was cheap and it was what I...
May 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 197 197 recommendations | email to a friend
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Father Edward Mason, Brooklyn Pastor
Over the past four decades, Father Edward Mason has seen Brooklyn change considerably. Mason is the pastor at Our Lady of Presentation and Our Lady of Loreto parishes in Ocean Hill and Brownsville....
May 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 208 208 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eric Van Hook, Turner Construction Company
For one week in early May each year, employees at Turner Construction Company volunteer their time and expertise on various community projects throughout the city. Eric Van Hook, project executive ...
May 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 199 199 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dudley Stewart, Jackson Heights Green Alliance
Jackson Heights resident Dudley Stewart had only lived in the neighborhood for two years before helping form a new community-based organization. In 2007, Stewart, along with other local parents, st...
Apr 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 314 314 recommendations | email to a friend
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Richard Mazur, North Brooklyn Development Corporation
Richard Mazur has seen all of the changes to Greenpoint since 1950. He is the executive director of the North Brooklyn Development Corporation, a neighborhood preservation group that seeks to impro...
Apr 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 306 306 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maurice Clayton, Visual/Vocal Artist
Jackson Heights resident Maurice Clayton has only lived in Jackson Heights for six years, but he’s already embedded in its civic life. Last week, Clayton helped honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther ...
Apr 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 312 312 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mark Christie, Friends of Gantry Plaza State Park
Mark Christie helped create the Friends of Gantry Plaza State Park group nearly two decades ago because he wanted to take care of the green space by the East River waterfront. “We were the eyes and...
Apr 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 270 270 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marc Lyons, Astoria Film Festival
Growing up, Marc Lyons didn’t play sports like many other kids. Instead, he expressed his creativity with a camera in his hands. Now a local filmmaker, Lyons is shaping young artists at the Variety...
Mar 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 247 247 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michal Naumowicz, Polish American Voter Registration Drive
Maspeth resident Michal Naumowicz often feels like he’s one of the few Polish-Americans on his block to vote and be civically engaged. Now he wants to change that. Naumowicz is coordinating a proje...
Mar 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 286 286 recommendations | email to a friend
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Winston Mitchell, Brownsville Recreation Center
Though he just started playing pickleball five months ago, Brownsville Recreation Center member Winston Mitchell is a fan of the game. “It’s good for the mind, the body and everything,” he said. He...
Mar 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 204 204 recommendations | email to a friend
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