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Astoria Characters: The Couple Walked by the Wheaten Terrier
Jan 22, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Constantine was born in Astoria. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When the front door opens, Henry springs into action like a Pogo stick on speed, jumping up and down, ...
Leo Vadalà’s “Some Grief, Some Joy” Will Move The Reader...
Jan 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Review by Tiziano Thomas Dossena Historical fiction  is a literary genre in which the plot takes place in a setting located in the past. The term is commonly used as a synonym for the  historical n...
Astoria Characters: The Salsa Master
Jan 18, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Nancy A. Ruhling Jean Franco’s the owner of Salsa In Queens. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Salsa In Queens is going to open soon, so Jean Franco Vergaray grabs a broom and starts sweeping the...
How Important Is ADA Compliance for Your Website?
Jan 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 249 249 recommendations | email to a friend
ADA Non-Compliance and The Beyonce Website Lawsuit According to the   Hollywood Reporter , the lawsuit alleges that visually impaired users do not have equal access to the website’s products and se...
The Ever Changing World of Web Design & Websites
Jan 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
A Brief Look Back and Look Forward at Websites It's a fact that the world of web design and websites is ever changing. New improvements in design and technology emerge all the time. Can you imagine...
Assault Injuries and Premises Liability — Negligent Security, Muggings, Sexual Assault Long Island
Jan 11, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 216 216 recommendations | email to a friend
Is a Property Owner Liable for Your Assault Injuries? Negligent security is a category of law that falls under premises liability. It refers to the property owner’s negligence in maintaining secure...
Age Discrimination: ADEA Becomes More Far Reaching
Jan 11, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 219 219 recommendations | email to a friend
The Supreme Court Rules that ADEA Applies to All Government Levels In October 2018, the Supreme Court reached a decision that made the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) cover a broad scop...
A Look Back on Sexual Harassment Charges in 2018
Jan 11, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
EEOC Sexual Harassment Charges Statistics Surged The increase in sexual harassment lawsuits brought by the EEOC was 50 percent higher in 2018 than they were in 2017. The EEOC filed 66 harassment la...
Astoria Characters: The Daughter Who Took Over the Family Business
Jan 08, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Gerri is the owner of AirLogix. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When Gerri Domenikos was growing up, she always figured that she would go into the family’s commercial ...
Astoria Characters: The Yiddish Actor
Jan 01, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling You can see Adam in Fiddler on the Roof . Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When Adam B. Shapiro introduces himself, he makes a big point of emphasizing his middle initi...

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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 | 344 344 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Wallace, Former Knick
John Wallace just can’t help but smile. A former first-round draft pick with the New York Knicks, Wallace now works with the Knicks organization doing fan development. He loves working with kids an...
Nov 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 327 327 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerry Eng, North Queens Homeowners Civic Association
The North Queens Homeowners Civic Association, established by ten families in 1941, has represented property owners in Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst for decades. In its heyday in the early 1960...
Nov 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 371 371 recommendations | email to a friend
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Madison Miller, Student Government President
Madison Miller is a bona fide scholar. The senior at Medgar Evers College Preparatory School, a resident of Crown Heights, will graduate at the end of the school year having completed 11 Advanced P...
Oct 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 339 339 recommendations | email to a friend
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Khalil Cumberbatch, The Fortune Society
After spending more than six years in the New York state prison system, Khalil Cumberbatch worked his way up to associate vice president of policy at The Fortune Society. The Long Island City-based...
Oct 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 341 341 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clara Oza, Parent Coordinator/PS 343
As the parent coordinator for PS 343 in Sunnyside, Clara Oza acts as a liaison between the school and parents. She runs workshops for parents and tries to involve them in school happenings. “We try...
Oct 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 358 358 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ryan Downey-Lugo, Troop 26 Eagle Scout
Greenpoint native Ryan Downey-Lugo celebrated a milestone achievement this week. Surrounded by friends and family, he officially became an Eagle Scout, a rank only 3 percent of Boy Scouts achieve. ...
Oct 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 325 325 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael Capiraso, New York Road Runners
For Michael Capiraso, president and CEO of the New York Road Runners, inspiring people to run is an important mission. The organization hosts races throughout the five boroughs nearly every weekend...
Oct 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 373 373 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robert Blatt, BlattWorld
When a customer walks into BlattWorld, located at 60-18 Fresh Pond Road on the Maspeth / Ridgewood border, he or she is surrounded by a sea of cameras, equipment, cases and other technology.  Owner...
Sep 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 452 452 recommendations | email to a friend
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Luis Guerra, Program Coordinator/Playworks
For young students, recess should be a fun, playful time full of exercise and exploration. But that’s not always the case. For many, it has become a chaotic period where kids are getting hurt, left...
Sep 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 464 464 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jonnel Doris Director, Office of MWBE
Richmond Hill resident Jonnel Doris is passionate about creating opportunity and economic advancement for all New Yorkers. A Guyana native, Doris came to the country as an immigrant and opened his ...
Sep 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 499 499 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jen Chantrtanapichate, Cleanup North Brooklyn
Bushwick resident Jen Chantrtanapichate had enough of private waste transfer companies taking advantage of the community. In spring 2015, she teamed up with area residents to create the nonprofit o...
Sep 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 482 482 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carol Scarano, Democratic District Leader
District Leader Carol Scarano’s family has a long civic and political history serving the Astoria community. Her father, Ralph DeMarco, was also district leader from 1966 to 1977. He served as depu...
Aug 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 524 524 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carmen Velasquez, New York Supreme Court
Justice Carmen Velasquez of New York State Supreme Court made history when she became the first Ecuadorian to serve as judge for both Civil Court and Supreme Court. The Quito native, who moved to Q...
Aug 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 518 518 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seymour Schwartz, Briarwood Civic Leader
Briarwood’s Seymour Schwartz is so involved in civic life that it’s hard to keep track of everything he’s done. For more than two decades, Schwartz was the president of the Briarwood Community Asso...
Aug 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 550 550 recommendations | email to a friend
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