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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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Mohini Mishra, Selfhelp Managing Director
For the past dozen years, Mohini Mishra has been focused on helping seniors in Queens. Starting as a social worker and now as the managing director for housing and Naturally Occurring Retirement Co...
Nov 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 632 632 recommendations | email to a friend
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Curtis Small, Queens Veteran
With Veteran’s Day approaching, one Queens veteran is feeling grateful for the help he’s received to get back on his feet. Curtis Small, who now lives in Hollis, was born in Trinidad and came to th...
Nov 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 642 642 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jane Qiu, Selfhelp Program Director
The Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Prince Street Senior Center serves 3,472 seniors on any given day, serving lunch, engaging members in enriching programs and keeping them active. Behind the scenes, ...
Oct 25, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 703 703 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Caldwell, 77th Precinct Community Council
In the aftermath of rampant stop-and-frisk and with the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, police and community relations have turned sour in many parts of the city. But in central Brooklyn, ...
Oct 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 682 682 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerry Frohnhoefer, Fiorello Homes for the Homeless
He’s a man with a plan. With the homeless crisis reaching an all-time high of 60,000 New Yorkers living in shelters, lawmakers and officials have struggled to find viable solutions to the ongoing i...
Oct 11, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 669 669 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brian Leetch, NY Rangers Champion
It’s not everyday that you’ll find one of the greatest hockey players of all time sitting at your local bar and restaurant, sipping on a drink, signing autographs and taking photos with fans. Last ...
Oct 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 659 659 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joseph A. Ferrara, Jamaica Hospital Board Member
When Joseph A. Ferrara introduced himself, he was sure to point out his middle initial because his son and grandson both have the same name as well. Soon, his family name will be a symbol of love a...
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 651 651 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sarah Feldman, Ridgewood Social
When Sarah Feldman moved to Ridgewood in 2011, she immediately fell in love with the neighborhood. “It had a small-town feel, which I never experienced because I always lived in a big city,” she sa...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 645 645 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brent O’Leary, Hunters Point Civic Association
Brent O’Leary started the Hunters Point Civic Association six years ago as a way for neighbors to care for the community’s quality of life. “We fight for more schools, safety issues in the neighbor...
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 651 651 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nancy A. Ruhling, Astoria Characters
You’ll often find her sitting at the Astor Bake Shop, interviewing subjects or writing her latest profile on an interesting Astoria resident. Since 2009, Nancy A. Ruhling has been telling stories a...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 623 623 recommendations | email to a friend
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Suzanne Quint, Love Our Pool
Suzanne Quint moved to Brooklyn three years ago, and she’s already involved in civic and community affairs. Quint, now a DUMBO resident, helped form the community group Love Our Pool: Families Unit...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 627 627 recommendations | email to a friend
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George Finley, NY Communities for Change
At a recent rally opposing a project that would redevelop the Bedford Union Armory into mixed-use residential housing by a “shady developer,” George Finley was standing front and center. “It’s trea...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 614 614 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elizabeth Hulsen, 94th Precinct Community Council
Elizabeth Hulsen is a lifelong Greenpoint resident. Referred to by most as “Betty,” Hulsen has lived in the Brooklyn neighborhood for nearly all her life. Now at 77 years old, she’s serving her com...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 609 609 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ajmain Hossain, Richmond Hill Resident
On opening day for the new Apple store in Williamsburg, 17-year-old Ajmain Hossain walked in looking for a new charger. His family was about to go on vacation, and he was already going to Brooklyn ...
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 590 590 recommendations | email to a friend
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Debbie Hootam, Investors Branch Manager
Investors Bank recently opened up its newest branch in Greenpoint, marking the 15th location they have in Brooklyn. Leading the branch is Debbie Hootam, who was born in Guyana and raised in East Fl...
Jul 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 612 612 recommendations | email to a friend
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