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Astoria Characters: The Actor at the Funeral Home
Jul 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling You can meet Sean at O’Shea-Hoey Funeral Home. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Seventeen. That’s how many pounds Sean Church gained to play Eddie, the lead in Sam Shep...
How Can We Help Syrian Refugees
Jul 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
The timeline of the Syrian civil war is full of violence, fear, and devastation for the local people. The society built on the cradle of civilization is suffering the world biggest refugee crisis. ...
MIDDLE VILLAGE YOUNG PEOPLE NOT WORKING
Jul 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 218 218 recommendations | email to a friend
MIDDLE VILLAGE-has more young people not working between 22 years of age to 40 years of age. They mostly live with their parents or parent. Imagine no guidance, no retirement plans, just existing d...
Over-packing Your Car Can Make Driving More Dangerous
Jul 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 247 247 recommendations | email to a friend
Packing Your Car Wisely for Vacations With warmer weather here and children out of school, many people are taking to the road for vacation trips. While you want to be sure you pack what you need to...
What Employers Should Know About Retaliation Claims
Jul 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
by Stephen D. Hans Retaliation Claims May Include Emotional Distress Damages A precedent has been set in relation to retaliation claims brought against employers. Two courts of appeals, the Sixth a...
Workers’ Compensation in New York—What You Need to Know—Part One
Jul 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Pyrros & Serres LLP You’ve been hurt on the job in the state of New York. You’ve heard from others that you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. But what does that mean? How does th...
What You Should Know About Construction Job Vehicle Accidents in New York
Jul 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP Unsafe Conditions Can Lead to Serious Construction Job Vehicle Accidents Construction job motor vehicle accidents often occur due to OSHA violations.  Many diffe...
Astoria Characters: The Cabaret Singer
Jul 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Becca beat cancer — twice. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Cancer and cabaret. Those are the two Cs that have defined Becca C. Kidwell ’s life in the last year. To all...
Astoria Characters: The 92-Year-Old Vet Who's Fighting for His Wife
Jul 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
  Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Eddie is a WWII and Korean War veteran. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling These days, Eddie Indellicati is playing a lot of solitaire. He sits at his computer in the l...
Astoria Characters: The Colorist
Jun 26, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Shawna works for ARROJO Studio in SoHo. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling What’s for breakfast? It’s Saturday, one of Shawna Morlock ’s days off, so the answer is chocol...

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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 | 191 191 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 | 226 226 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 | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jared Jeffries, Former NY Knick
Former NBA veteran Jared Jeffries is quite fond of his time in New York. The ex-pro spent six of his 13 seasons, broken into two separate stints, with the New York Knicks. He was a defensive stalwa...
Mar 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 255 255 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 175 175 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 | 158 158 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 | 155 155 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 | 140 140 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 | 259 259 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 | 170 170 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 | 166 166 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 | 114 114 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 | 152 152 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 | 117 117 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 | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
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