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You’ve Just Been Terminated. Do You Think it Was it Because of Your Age?
Mar 12, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
here May be a Good Change in the Law on the Horizon Author:   Cafaro Verdicts Older people (and “older” is subjective term), who cannot afford the luxury of retirement, are at a much higher risk of...
Astoria Characters: The Soccer Star
Mar 12, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Jonathan plays for the New York Cosmos. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling The first time New York Cosmos defender Jonathan Borrajo kicked a soccer ball, it was down the ...
THE WEED TRUTH: Recreational Use of Marijuana, even if legalized in New York, Can Still Get You FIRED!
Mar 11, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Let’s face it, the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in New York State appears a foregone conclusion.  Both the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are negotiating whether to in...
Luke Perry Dies at 52 of Massive Stroke
Mar 11, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Webperseverance.com Luke Perry dying of a massive stroke shocked many people. He was a beloved actor known for his roles in   90210   and more recently in the series   Riverdale . It is hard...
Will NYC Pass a Paid Vacation Bill?
Mar 11, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Weeks of Employee Paid Vacation A paid vacation bill is under consideration and Mayor De Blasio has made a pledge to support the bill. It appears the NYC Earned Safe and Sick Time Act will serv...
The Italian Cookie Comes With A Smile. An Interview Of The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition’s Winner Tina Zaccardi.
Mar 07, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 191 191 recommendations | email to a friend
Interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena  For all the friends who had the fortune to taste Tina Zaccardi’s cookies, cakes, and pies, it was not such a big surprise that she had won “The Great American B...
Marijuana Legalization in New York
Mar 06, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
Governor Cuomo Is Supporting the Legalization of Marijuana If the legislature passes the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act, Governor Cuomo believes it could generate $300 million in revenue a ye...
All Parks in Queens NY
Mar 06, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 234 234 recommendations | email to a friend
A great resource of almost  all (372) parks in Queens NY . Parks can be filtered by Neighborhood, Facilities, and Size.   Each park has an address and a link to Google Maps. To get a holistic view ...
Astoria Characters: The Sisters Who Are Raising Astoria
Mar 05, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Eleni, left, and Thekla are the owners of Raising Astoria. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Perhaps it’s because they have young children. Maybe it’s due to the fact th...
Are Dehydration and Malnutrition a Form of Nursing Home Neglect?
Mar 01, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 208 208 recommendations | email to a friend
Dehydration and Malnutrition in New York Nursing Homes Dehydration and malnutrition are one of the most common types of nursing home abuse. What Is Dehydration? Dehydration is rapid loss of body fl...

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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 | 541 541 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 | 556 556 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 | 583 583 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 | 571 571 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 | 616 616 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 | 606 606 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 | 642 642 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ann Bruno, 114th Precinct Community Council
Lifelong Astoria resident Ann Bruno was recently hailed as the “Mayor of Astoria.” The 89-year-old has served as president of the 114th Precinct Community Council for the last 27 years. She’s been ...
Aug 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 672 672 recommendations | email to a friend
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Raul Flores, Los Sures Organizer
If a tree grows in Brooklyn, Williamsburg’s Raul Flores wonders why his neighborhood still suffers from high asthma and respiratory illness rates. Flores, a community organizer for Southside United...
Aug 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 678 678 recommendations | email to a friend
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On the Record with Gretha Suarez, Partnerships for Parks
Park lovers looking for opportunities to help clean up their local green spaces should meet Gretha Suarez. Suarez, an outreach coordinator in western Queens for Partnerships for Parks, helps connec...
Jul 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 664 664 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deborah Kass, Brooklyn Artist
Deborah Kass’s work is seen in museums around the country, from Boston and Washington, D.C. to New Orleans and right here in New York City. A member of the New York Foundation for the Arts’ Hall of...
Jul 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 691 691 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jazha Thompson, Catholic Charities SYEP Assistant
At age 16, Jazha Thompson already knows she wants to be a professional basketball player when she grows up. The downtown Brooklyn native has been playing since she was a child. Growing up, she was ...
Jul 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 689 689 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paul DiBenedetto, President of the Bayside Historical Society
Wearing a Captain America shirt and jeans with his hair neatly tied back, Paul DiBenedetto took the stage at the annual Independence Day fireworks celebration at Fort Totten. He plays guitar and si...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 682 682 recommendations | email to a friend
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William Spisak, Chhaya CDC
For the South Asian community in Queens, a Jackson Heights organization called Chhaya CDC has provided steady services on important issues. William Spisak, director of programs at Chhaya, said the ...
Jun 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 721 721 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maria Vielma, CB2 Member
Former president John F. Kennedy, who would’ve turned 100 this year, famously said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Those words inspired a generati...
Jun 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 655 655 recommendations | email to a friend
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