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Leo Vadalà’s “Some Grief, Some Joy” Will Move The Reader... by Milano52
Jan 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 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 novel . An essential element of historical fiction is that it is set in the past and pays attention t...
Astoria Characters: The Salsa Master by Nruhling
Jan 18, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 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 wooden dance floor. He moves back and forth, back and forth and back and forth again. Over and over...
How Important Is ADA Compliance for Your Website? by cjleclaire
Jan 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 229 229 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 services. The class named in the lawsuit is “all legally blind individuals in the United States who ha...
The Ever Changing World of Web Design & Websites by cjleclaire
Jan 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 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 growing up without being able to browse the web or carrying a cell phone with you everywhere you go...
Assault Injuries and Premises Liability — Negligent Security, Muggings, Sexual Assault Long Island by cjleclaire
Jan 11, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 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 grounds. When violent acts or crimes harm someone on an owner’s property, there may be a legal basi...
Age Discrimination: ADEA Becomes More Far Reaching by cjleclaire
Jan 11, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 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 scope of state and local employment. The ADEA prohibits age discrimination against employees who are 40 ...
A Look Back on Sexual Harassment Charges in 2018 by cjleclaire
Jan 11, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 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 lawsuits, and of those, 41 involved allegations of sexual harassment. New charges filed with the EEOC ...
Astoria Characters: The Daughter Who Took Over the Family Business by Nruhling
Jan 08, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 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 heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration business. After all, she had been involved ...
Astoria Characters: The Yiddish Actor by Nruhling
Jan 01, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 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 initial, B. You see, Adam’s an actor, and there’s another fellow on the New York stage who has the same n...
Astoria Characters: The Comfort-Food Chef by Nruhling
Dec 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Nick is the executive chef at The Bonnie and Sweet Afton. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Ah, comfort food. Whether it’s mac and cheese or mashed potatoes, it’s what gets Nick Testa ’s culinary juices flowing like fine wine. “It reminds me of my childhood,” says Nick...