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What Does It Mean to Be Classified as “Permanently Partially Disabled”?
Oct 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
When you have been hurt on the job, there are typically four different ways your injury can be classified: Temporary partial disability—something that is short-term and does not prevent you from be...
Tesla Fatal Car Crash: NTSB Reveals Need for Safeguards
Oct 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigated the Tesla fatal car crash that occurred in May of 2016. The Tesla semi-automated car driven by Joshua Brown crashed into a tractor-trail...
NYC Department of Transportation Sued for Racial Discrimination
Oct 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
This summer the NYC Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) faced a lawsuit for racial discrimination. The Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney filed a lawsuit that alleged a pattern of racial discriminati...
Astoria Characters: The Moon Priestess
Oct 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Sylvia is from Cyprus.   Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Sylvia-Anais Mouzourou   brings out a box of dates and places them on her office desk. Would you like a cup of...
Overtime Myths in the Restaurant Industry
Oct 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 264 264 recommendations | email to a friend
Overtime myths can circulate in any line of work, and the restaurant industry is no exception. Some of the most prevalent myths deal with wages and overtime. As an employer, it is vital that you do...
Do You Need a Witness to a Workplace Accident?
Oct 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 289 289 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Pyrros & Serres LLP   |   Oct 10, 2017   |   Workers Compensation Attorneys   |   0 comments In New Jersey, if you’ve been injured on the job, you have a right to seek benefits to cover your d...
Don’t Accept Business as Usual—Let Us Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve
Oct 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 291 291 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Pyrros & Serres LLP   |   Oct 6, 2017   |   blog ,   Queens Workers Comp Attorneys ,   Workers Compensation Attorneys When you’ve been injured on the job, you are entitled to seek disability b...
Astoria Characters: The Champion of Whitey Ford Field
Oct 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
  PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Neil is the co-chair of the Friends of Whitey Ford Field. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “I’m standing in the center field.” Neil Herdan   wants to make sure I can ...
Astoria Characters: The Perennial Shopkeeper
Oct 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
PHOTO BY NANCY A. RUHLING Donhauser Florist is at 71-01 Astoria Blvd.   Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Gladys Gray   is thumbing through an album of old photos, and when she sees the black-and...
The Diverse Culture in Queens Extends to Its Restaurants, Too!!
Sep 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 667 667 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s no secret that the borough of Queens is one of the most ethnically diverse communities anywhere on the planet. For anyone who loves great food and wants to try something different, it’s a virt...

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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...
Jul 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Jun 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parks kicks off outdoor pool season at Astoria Park
Commissioner, students take first dip
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 179 179 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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DiBiaso remembered as avid park user
Astoria street named after hit-and-run victim An intersection by Astoria Park will forever honor Betty Jean DiBiaso, an Astoria teen who was killed in a hit-and-run incident in 2015. Last Friday, e...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials break ground for new Jackson Heights school
Expected to open to students by September 2019
Jun 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dutch Kills community rallies to reopen firehouse
Elected officials, community leaders and union representatives rallied in Dutch Kills on Friday, calling on the city to reopen Engine Company 261. The fire company was closed in 2003 under the Bloo...
Jun 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monserrate, local groups unveil priorities for Willets Point
Just weeks after an Appeals Court ruled against the city and Queens Development Group’s bid to build a mega-mall and other amenities at Willets Point, community groups have come out with their own ...
Jun 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Guy Who Wants To Help You Succeed
Please, whatever you do, don’t say “project.” Andre T. Stith (that’s Smith with a T instead of an M, he says) doesn’t object to the word in and of itself. He grew up in and lives in Astoria Houses....
Jun 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Longtime Elmhurst civic leader passes away
Tony Moreno, a longtime Queens civic leader who was instrumental in the creation of Elmhurst Park, passed away last week. Moreno was former chairman and 26-year member of Community Board 4 and a me...
Jun 23, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens family challenges Garden School’s accreditation
Son died from sepsis five years ago
Jun 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria community celebrates funding for Hallets Peninsula
Library, parks, safety will be improved
Jun 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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DOT installs long-awaited stop sign at LIC intersection
celebrating a hard-fought victory. The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced last week that it will install an all-way stop sign at the intersection of 5th Street and 51st Avenue, just one b...
Jun 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doughboy Park plaza receives funding for renovations
Van Bramer announces upgrades on Flag Day
Jun 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Zen Men of Motorcycle Maintenance
A biker-black Dodge RAM pickup pulls up outside SL NYC, and motorcycle man Sasha Alexander Lerner steps out onto the sidewalk. Sasha, a tall and lean man in black, has three bikes at home – two SL ...
Jun 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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