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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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Maureen Fonseca, SASF CEO
Dr. Maureen Fonseca has always been passionate about education, especially providing opportunities for children with few advantages or resources. She went to a good school in her native Guyana, but...
May 16, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 364 364 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rattanpreet Singh Kohli, CIANA civics teacher
Rattanpreet Singh Kohli has found his true calling. By day, he’s a volunteer civics teacher at CIANA, a nonprofit organization that offers programs to help newly-arrived immigrants. At night, he wo...
May 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 325 325 recommendations | email to a friend
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Veronica Franklin, Friends of Queensbridge Park
Veronica Franklin joined the Friends of Queensbridge Park group seven years ago. Under the stewardship of the late Elizabeth McQueen, the group advocated for more funding to improve the park’s seaw...
May 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 305 305 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sal Albanese, Mayoral Candidate
Sal Albanese is running for mayor for a fourth time. In his latest bid in 2013, Albanese placed far behind the eventual occupant of Gracie Mansion, Bill de Blasio. The former City Councilman from B...
Apr 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 374 374 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dmytro Fedkowskyj, CEC 24 Candidate
He’s looking to serve once again. Dmytro Fedkowskyj was on the Community Education Council (CEC) for District 24 from 2004 to 2008, when he was appointed by former Queens Borough President Helen Ma...
Apr 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 356 356 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alfred Rankins, Friends of Flushing Library
Alfred Rankins first joined the Friends of Flushing Library group a decade ago. He took a computer course at the branch sponsored by the Friends group, and when he learned more about the organizati...
Apr 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 373 373 recommendations | email to a friend
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Juan Restrepo, Transportation Alternatives
Astoria native Juan Restrepo was riding his bike down to Tribeca one day when a random man on the sidewalk yelled at him. Restrepo stopped to hear what he was yelling about. “He was like, ‘Don’t ri...
Apr 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 363 363 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooke Singer, Founder/La Casita Verde
Brooke Singer founded La Casita Verde, a community garden in Williamsburg, back in 2013. Through a program under former mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Obesity Task Force, Singer successfully applied to ...
Mar 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 341 341 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marvin Jeffcoat, Past Commander VFW Post 2813
If it doesn’t help the health, safety and welfare of the citizenry, it shouldn’t be a law. That’s the philosophy of Marvin Jeffcoat, a US Army veteran-turned-concerned citizen with political ambiti...
Mar 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 309 309 recommendations | email to a friend
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Susan Karlic, Townsend Harris PTA Co-President
The last line of the Ephebic Oath reads, “I shall never leave my city any less but rather greater than I found it.” Every student at Townsend Harris High School takes that oath. Susan Karlic, co-pr...
Mar 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 513 513 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elbert Copeland, ACE Supervisor
If you see Elbert Copeland out wearing a red uniform, he’s probably inspecting the streets to make sure they’ve been cleaned. Copeland is a supervisor for ACE Programs for the Homeless, a nonprofit...
Mar 08, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 374 374 recommendations | email to a friend
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Millie Rigoli, Senior Center Volunteer
Millie Rigoli sits behind a desk at the entrance of the Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center. As other seniors approach her with $2, the price for lunch at the Bayside facility, Rigoli gives them a cor...
Feb 28, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 287 287 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ethan Felder, Queens Coalition for Solidarity
Ethan Felder wants people whom he says are targeted by the Trump administration to know that Queens has their back. The Forest Hills native and labor attorney founded Queens Coalition for Solidarit...
Feb 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 293 293 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stacey Eliuk, Queens County Young Democrats
Maspeth native Stacey Eliuk had her political awakening at Townsend Harris High School, right around the time the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan stirred fiery debates. She took her interests to Queen...
Feb 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 279 279 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dr. Debbie Almontaser, Muslim Community Network
When Dr. Debbie Almontaser heard about President Donald Trump’s executive action to suspend travel for seven predominantly Muslim countries, her first thought was how it was going to affect the loc...
Feb 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 303 303 recommendations | email to a friend
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