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Astoria Characters: The Accent Adjustor
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PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Liz is a speech-language pathologist. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Liz Schwartz   is sitting on her living room sofa talking about effective communication. She spea...
NEW YORK FIFA — THE FREELANCE ISN’T FREE ACT
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Stephen D. Hans   | Jul 6, 2017 |   Employment Defense Attorney ,   The Freelance Isn’t Free Act What does FIFA mean for business owners? Small business owners in New York City already are und...
NYC Carwash Law Ruled Illegal Due to Promoting Unionization
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a NY federal judge ruled that the NYC Carwash law was illegal because it promoted unionization of carwashes.   In 2015, the NYC Council passed a law to regulate car wash businesses. The Co...
What Is a Consequential Injury in a Workers’ Compensation Case?
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Pyrros & Serres LLP   |   Jun 29, 2017 Understanding Consequential Injuries in Workers’ Compensation Cases New York City | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx Workers’ Compensation Lawyers In the afterm...
Deadly Truck Accident in Long Island City, Queens
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by   Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP   |   Jul 7, 2017 On Saturday, June 24 around 6:00 a.m., a car crashed into a tractor-trailer in Long Island City, Queens. According to   CBS New York   , the dr...
Milo Yiannopoulos Sues Simon & Schuster – Bet They Wish They Had a Morals Clause, but What’s a Morals Clause?
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by   Bill Cafaro   |   Jul 11, 2017   | According to the   lawsuit   he filed on Friday, July 7, 2017, Simon & Schuster refused to publish his most recent book,   Dangerous , because of allegations...
Astoria Characters: The Woman Who's Mastered the Business of Art
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Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Marci is the owner of The Paint Place at 31-21 31st St. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling The room is filled with folding tables whose tops are clad in sheets of black p...
Astoria Characters: The Mom in Charge of Kids and Cakes
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PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Renée devotes her life and career to children. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When   Renée Edwards   opens the bright blue IKEA shopping bag, a big smile breaks acros...
Astoria Characters: The Guy Who's At Your Service
Jun 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
It was a driver’s license that determined   Jaime Jinete’ s future. Jaime, the owner of   Nicole’s Cleaners , didn’t know much English when he came to America, but he was fluent when it came to the...
Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Wants To Help You Succeed
Jun 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Andre’s the organizing director of Zone 126. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Please, whatever you do, don’t say “project.” Andre T. Stith (that’s Smith with a T instea...

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Astoria pol allocates funds for cleaning services
Councilman Costa Constantinides last week announced over $250,000 for an expansion of cleaning services in Astoria. Several groups, including the Association of Community Employment Programs for th...
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Officials break ground on Louis Armstrong educational center
New facility includes jazz club, museum store, archives
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Energy Tech graduates land National Grid internships
Energy Tech High School has graduated its first class of 97 students, including two who began internships with National Grid last week. The Long Island City school, which first opened in 2013, boas...
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Airport workers rally, suspend strike amid negotiations
Airport workers may have put their strike on hold during ongoing negotiations, but they are ready to resume if talks fall apart. Donning purple t-shirts that read “Airport Workers Rising,” hundreds...
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The Woman Who’s Mastered the Business of Art
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Tenants to challenge rent increases from construction
Tenants from a rent-stabilized building in Jackson Heights are looking to appeal a rent increase their landlord will soon impose due to an improvement project. Mitch Smith, a longtime resident at 8...
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Moya calls for affordable housing, local jobs at Willets Point
Assemblyman Francisco Moya, who is running for an open City Council seat, released his own plan for the future of Willets Point. Weeks after former state senator and councilman Hiram Monserrate unv...
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Peralta announces state funding for Elmcor
Last Friday, State Senator Jose Peralta announced $50,000 for Elmcor Youth and Adult Services, a nonprofit organization based in East Elmhurst. He made the announcement after presiding over the swe...
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ACE unveils new LIC headquarters
Officials from the Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless (ACE) recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of its new headquarters in Long Island City. ACE rel...
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The Woman Who’s in Charge of Kids and Cakes
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Van Alst playground renovation completed ahead of schedule
First of city’s Community Parks Initiative facelifts
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Thousands celebrate Independence Day at Astoria Park
A dazzling fireworks show over the East River capped off the annual Independence Day celebration at Astoria Park. Thousands of people filled the lawn and waterfront last Thursday night for the even...
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Anti-IDC activists host town hall without Peralta
Local activists were promised a town hall from State Senator Jose Peralta, but when they didn’t get it, they decided to organize one themselves. Back in February, after Peralta joined the Independe...
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Parks kicks off outdoor pool season at Astoria Park
Commissioner, students take first dip
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The Guy Who’s Always At Your Service
It was a driver’s license that determined Jaime Jinete’s future. Jaime, the owner of Nicole’s Cleaners, didn’t know much English when he came to America, but he was fluent when it came to the langu...
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