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Astoria Characters: Cadillac Man
May 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Cadillac Man wrote Land of the Lost Souls: My Life on the Streets . Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Tom Wagner , cap and coat in hand, is itching to get outside. He wa...
Do Your Work Policies Discriminate Between Men and Women?
May 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
One Set of Rules for Men and a Different Set of Rules for Women Having company policies that discriminate between men and women can be lethal for an employer in today’s work environment. If you hav...
Social Media: Should You Use Social Media in an Internal Investigation?
May 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
Investigating Employees Through Their Social Media Accounts Social media can provide a lot of information about people’s lives. Why would an employer want to know what an employee is doing through ...
Astoria Characters: The ESL Schoolteacher
May 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Yamina teaches English as a second language to second graders at P.S. 70. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When you have three children under the age of 4, it’s not alw...
Adolph Caso, a voice for Italian Americans, decries the attacks on Columbus
May 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
Interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena I met Adolph Caso the first time at the International Book Show in New York City and he struck me as a person who loves books more than anything in the world. On...
Defensive Driving Can Prevent Accidents and Injuries and Also Save Lives
May 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 232 232 recommendations | email to a friend
Do you know how to drive defensively? Everyone has heard about defensive driving, but what does it mean to drive defensively? It certainly behooves drivers to find out because knowing and following...
Astoria Characters: The Ballet Teacher
May 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Eric is the founder of the Long Island City School of Ballet and the Long Island City Ballet. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling There aren’t any ballet dancers in Kilgor...
Astoria Characters: The Father and Son Florists
May 01, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling John’s the owner of Ditmars Flowers & Gifts. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling John Patrikis is standing in the back of Ditmars Flowers & Gifts putting the finishing tou...
Real Personal Injury Law Cases in NY: $73k Payout
Apr 30, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 655 655 recommendations | email to a friend
A story told by car accident victim in the NY Area: When I was 11 years old, I was in a car with my father, having some bonding moments while driving to fill up gas in the New York area. We were ha...
Dr. Mary Rorro, The “Violin Doc,” An Exclusive Interview
Apr 29, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 557 557 recommendations | email to a friend
An interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena She was nicknamed “The Violin Doc” in a book by Lisa Wong entitled “Scales to Scalpels, Doctors Who Practice the Healing Arts of Music and Medicine;”  a talen...

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Another pedestrian killed on Northern Blvd
A third pedestrian has been killed by a car this year on Northern Boulevard, which advocates are now calling the new “Boulevard of Death.” Just after midnight on Monday morning, 47-year-old Carlos ...
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Melissa Sklarz wants to listen and learn
Barnwell challenger talks campaign issues, challenges
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Variety Boys and Girls Club looks to expand
Housing, retail and youth center planned for lot
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The 'practical visionary' of Long Island City
Mark Christie has dedicated the last 20 years of his life to the improvement of Queens. Christie, who came to New York City in 1981, has lived in Woodside, Corona, and now resides on the 25th floor...
May 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Free legal assistance program for immigrants extended
In light of recent immigration and housing issues, State Senator Jose Peralta announced that $50,000 in state funding will be allocated to the CUNY School of Law's Community Legal Resources Network...
May 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Woman Who Teaches ESL at P.S. 70
When you have three children under the age of four, it’s not always easy to get out the door on time. But Yamina Islam-Haque’s got this. She’s an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher at P.S. ...
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Civic takes shelter fight to Gracie Mansion
Residents: Blissville can't handle more homeless
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Record voting in District 26’s participatory budgeting
School tech upgrades, Woodside Library among winners
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One dead following two Queens fires in one morning
Firefighters who responded to both share life-saving tales
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The Ballet Teacher
There aren’t any ballet dancers in Kilgore, Texas. You should be aware of that before you hear the story of Eric Ragan. Eric, the founder and director of the Long Island City School of Ballet and i...
May 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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EDC to begin master plan for Sunnyside Yard
Appoints new director, forms steering committee
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Calls for safety changes after death of boy
Family, supporters of Giovanni Ampuero host vigil
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Local BID, hospital launch “Get Fit Menu” program
Connects restaurants, nutritionists to promote healthy options
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Lawmaker calls for passage of construction worker bill
Advocates last week called on the State Senate to pass Carlos’ Law. State Senator Jose Peralta and New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) are pushing for the proposed bill, which aims to protec...
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Queens artists to showcase work at LaGuardia Airport
QCA ArtPort program invites travelers to interact with art
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