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40TH BUSINESS ANNIVERSARY COMING UP FOR JIM TURANO
Apr 25, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Part 1 of 4 series of this upcoming 40 year Business Anniversary for ReaL Estate Broker Jim Turano of Middle Village,NY 11379. He began in September 1979 as an agent working for then All Queens Tud...
The Stormy Daniels Case Made Easy: Contract Law for Porn Stars
Apr 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bill Cafaro In Stormy Daniels v. Donald J. Trump, Michael Cohen, and the LLC that paid her the $130,000 in hush money, in   federal court in Los Angeles , she is asking the court to let her ou...
The Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act
Apr 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
A New Law to Further the Prevention of Sexual Harassment in NYC Workplaces The New York City Council recently passed legislation called the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act. If Mayor Bill de Blasi...
Astoria Characters: The Full-Schedule Retiree
Apr 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Leonard is a retired LaGuardia Community College professor. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Don’t let the rocking chair fool you. Yes, Leonard Vogt is sitting in it, s...
SPRING SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORISTS, PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLISTS
Apr 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 225 225 recommendations | email to a friend
As the weather warms up, people take to the road and want to spend more time outdoors. In particular, an increasing number of bicyclists and pedestrians join the thoroughfares, and motorists need t...
Employee Salary Histories
Apr 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Can Employers Ask Employees About their Salary History? On May 4, 2017, the New York City Council passed a bill that limited what an employer can ask job candidates about their salary history, comp...
Astoria Characters: The Sandwich King's Sons
Apr 17, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Sal, Kris & Charlie’s Deli, a.k.a. The Sandwich King of Astoria, at 33-12 23rd Ave. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Standing at a silver slicing machine, John Gordon l...
What Employers Should Know About the New York Women’s Equality Act
Apr 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Clarifications for Employers for Women in the Workplace In June of 2014, the Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York signed amendments to the New York State Human Rights Law, which bolstered civil rights...
Astoria Characters: The Artist Who Plays See-and-Think
Apr 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Alex grew up in Pennsylvania. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “My work,” says Alex Markwith , “is meant to inspire a conversation.” Alex, who is dressed in all black, ...
Wish You Had a Case Against Harvey Weinstein? Maybe Not
Apr 05, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 461 461 recommendations | email to a friend
The parent company of Weinstein Co.filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware on March 20, 2018. Before that, Eric Schneiderman, the New York Attorney General, had filed a lawsuit again...

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The Guy Who’s Sitting in the Court Square Diner
Stop by the Court Square Diner for breakfast or dinner, and you’re likely to see Hugh Carragher. He’s the tall, white-haired gentleman sitting at the corner counter seat closest to the subway. Hugh...
Jan 10, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elected officials take on Young Democrats in charity game
Raise $1,000 for Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens
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Sunnyside middle school gets finals approvals
Sean and Debra McGowan, have been fighting a battle to get a new middle school in Sunnyside for almost four years. In December of 2017, final approval for the school was granted. It will be complet...
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Councilman Dromm’s mother passes away at age 85
Mary Audrey Gallagher, the mother of Queens Councilman Daniel Dromm, passed away from a heart attack at the age of 85. Gallagher was a founding member of PFLAG/Queens, a support, education and advo...
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Corona community celebrates Three Kings Day
Pols acknowledge need for larger library space
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The Variety Boys & Girls Club and Martin Luther School partner to provide high school sponsorships
At the start of the 2017 high school year, five members of the Variety Boys & Girls Club were selected to receive sponsorships to attend Martin Luther School in Maspeth, Queens.
Jan 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens said goodbye to several prominent figures in 2017
Max Kupferberg Prominent businessman and philanthropist Max Kupferberg passed away in January. He was 97 years old. Kupferberg was raised in Flushing and studied physics at Queens College, where he...
Jan 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plaque honors slain custodian in LIC
Thirty-nine years ago, a custodian named Frank Raymond was working in a Human Resources Administration (HRA) Welfare Center in Long Island City when he was shot and killed on the job. Cedrick Raymo...
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The Baker Who Turns Cake Into Edible Art
“I always eat a cookie for breakfast,” says Amy Stack. She sets a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie on a plate then adds a raspberry-blueberry-almond scone for good measure. To compensate for all...
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The Portrait Photographer With an Unusual View
ASTORIA CHARACTERS
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Homeowners to get $183 rebate on water bill: mayor
Homeowners throughout the five boroughs received an early holiday present from the city. Last Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the New York Court of Appeals has upheld the Water Board...
Dec 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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CEC approves renaming PS 330 for Helen Marshall
Council lists top capital priorities
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United Forties hosts holiday party at Sidetracks
The charming interior of Sidetracks along Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside was lit up last week for the United Forties Civic Association Holiday Party. Nearly 60 people were in attendance for the deli...
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The Young Man Nursing a Broken Heart
Romaine Paige is sitting on his bed trying to figure out his future, which may or may not be written on the Whiteboard on his wall. His wife – there has been no wedding ceremony or marriage license...
Dec 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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State to allow trucks to stay on BQE, avoid local roads
Lawmakers tout positive effect on noise, air quality
Dec 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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