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Astoria Characters: The 86-Year-Old Boy with the Skateboard
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
    Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Ralph’s had success in several fields.   Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Just to be clear, Ralph Charell did not ride his skateboard to Astor Bake Sho p. “Are you ...
Astoria Characters: The Painter Who Puts Time in its Place
Sep 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Sharon paints the city fantastic. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling As Sharon Florin climbs the wide staircase to her top-floor studio, an act that she has done going on...
8 Things you May not Know About Selling a Coop in Queens
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor and Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . We sell a lot of properties here in Queens, and being that we’re in New York City, a lot of ...
More About Women’s Rights in the News — the ERA
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employment defense litigation lawyer, I pay attention to civil rights issues, and lately women’s rights issues have gained attention from the media. Actress Patricia Arquette has actively wor...
Astoria Characters: The Widow Who Can't Wear Her Wedding Ring
Sep 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Anna lost her husband two years ago. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Anna Conti is not wearing her wedding ring. It’s not that she doesn’t want to put it on. She’s a w...
Can Car Accidents Cause PTSD?
Sep 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Steven Palermo: The Suffolk Personal Injury Lawyer You hear about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that military service members experience from active duty. However, studies now show t...
Are gender identity and religious freedom at odds in America?
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 172 172 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Leeds Brown Law A recent ruling against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has inspired mixed reactions. The case (EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., E.D. Mich....
Protecting Your Right as a Spouse in a New York Estate
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Bonnie Lawston A Spouse’s Right of Inheritance in New York Under New York law, when a married person dies, the surviving spouse has a “right of election,” a statutory right to receive eithe...
Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Does It All for the Kids
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
  Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Aiysha’s a crossing guard for P.S. 171 elementary, aka the Peter G. Van Alst School. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “Would you like to see my corner?” Before there’...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: August 2016
Aug 26, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 238 238 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . August 2016 Market Update Home sales in July dropped again for the fifth consecutive month. De...

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EEOC Alleges Discrimination Based on Applications Requiring Medical History by cindy
May 11, 2016 01:18 PM | 8227 views | 0 0 comments | 228 228 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens, New York City Employment Defense Firm As employers, when you ask for medical information on a job application, you raise a red flag for the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) an...
Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges by cindy
April 19, 2016 02:16 PM | 10362 views | 0 0 comments | 317 317 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens New York Employment Defense Attorneys Human Resource Consulting Law Firm Various restaurants across the country are in the process of changing tipping into service charges. The Seattle Eater...
How Does a Prior Injury Affect Your Eligibility for Workers' Compensation Benefits? by cindy
March 15, 2016 06:39 PM | 13942 views | 0 0 comments | 354 354 recommendations | email to a friend
In New York, when you have been injured on the job, you have a right to seek benefits under the state's workers' compensation system. In fact, the workers' compensation system is generally your sol...
University Policies to Deal with Sexual Harassment Issues by cindy
March 01, 2016 05:48 PM | 14519 views | 0 0 comments | 399 399 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, a sexual harassment case involving a Chicago professor became high profile in the news. While you can view the case from the perspective of the victim and the alleged abuser, there is als...
What Else You, as an Employer, Should Know About Telephone Calls by cindy
February 16, 2016 03:38 PM | 14107 views | 1 1 comments | 403 403 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans & Associates Many employees today wear headsets for phone conversations because it frees their hands to type and check facts on the computer. While their headsets are still ...
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Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampageTOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A teenager who killed his father at their home Wednesday was stopped by a volunteer firefighter as he opened fire outside a South Carolina elementary school, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said.


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FILE - This Dec. 7, 2012 file photo shows The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played during a morning flag-raising at Pearl Harbor on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner, File)HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played at Pearl Harbor, in a protest that echoes recent moves by professional athletes to kneel during the anthem. The U.S. Pacific Fleet referred her case to her commander, who has the authority to punish the sailor, a Navy reservist. Saluting during the national anthem is a daily ritual for men and women in the military. Here's a look at the protocol behind it.


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The injured are two children and a teacher at Townville elementaryA teenage gunman, who injured three people at a South Carolina elementary school before being arrested, carried out the attack after killing his father, local officials said. The teen, whom the authorities did not identify, shot two boys -- one in the leg, the other in the foot -- as well as a teacher in the shoulder at Townville Elementary in the west of the southeastern US state, area officials told reporters. "The investigation is in initial stages... it's going to be a very slow, methodical and meticulous investigation," Captain Garland Major of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said.


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