blog roll
our featured bloggers
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...

more blogs

on the record
John Rowan, VVA President
A memorial for Vietnam veterans is coming to Elmhurst Park in 2019. For John Rowan, there’s no better spot to honor those who gave their life in service to the country. Rowan, an Elmhurst native, s...
Jun 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 642 642 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Glendaliz Castro, Program Director/PS 71
Ridgewood resident Glendaliz Castro helped start an after-school program at PS 71, where her kids went to elementary school two years ago. Castro was the president of the parents' association, and ...
Jun 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 697 697 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Bomsinae Kim, Executive Director of KAFSC
Bomsinae Kim began her involvement with the Korean American Family Service Center as a 24-hour hotline volunteer, a funder and later a board member. Now, she leads the community nonprofit that supp...
May 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 635 635 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Anthony Haynes, Assistant Superintendent Ravenswood Houses
Anthony Haynes considers himself a product of public housing. Although he was born in Downtown Brooklyn, Haynes moved to Astoria Houses when he was 14 years old. “I thought we were rich when I saw ...
May 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 729 729 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 662 662 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 655 655 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 610 610 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 688 688 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 675 675 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 688 688 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 678 678 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 644 644 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 622 622 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 822 822 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 683 683 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
national news