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Astoria Characters: The Music Maker
Apr 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Guillermo is a flutist. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling The flute was not Guillermo Laporta ’s first choice. Guillermo, the co-founder of the multidisciplinary music e...
How Can Lawyers Get in Trouble Over Sex?
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bill Cafaro , Affair At Work The most shameful case in recent history was Thomas Lowe, an Egan, MN attorney representing a divorce client, who had an affair with her that lasted seven months. ...
What’s the “Freelance Isn’t Free” Law About?
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bill Cafaro , Freelance Isn't Free If this is the Company’s Attitude about paying you… …What Should your Attitude be like? It’s about protection for Freelancers being paid for their work in NY...
Lockheed Martin Age Discrimination Lawsuit | $51.5 Million in Damages
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
In January 2017, a federal jury in Camden, NJ awarded a verdict of $51.5 million against Lockheed Martin for alleged age discrimination. Law.com   reported that the lawsuit claimed Lockheed Martin ...
WHAT IS THE NEW YORK WOMEN’S EQUALITY AGENDA?
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Stephen D. Hans In October 2015, New York passed eight bills that were known as the Women’s Equality Agenda. Seven of the provisions of this law went into effect on January 19, 2016. As an emp...
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Astoria Characters: The Tiffany Curator
Apr 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Lindsy’s the director/curator of The Neustadt. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling From the more than 250,000 pieces of Tiffany art glass at The Neustadt , Lindsy Parrott ...
Astoria Characters: The Words Worker
Apr 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
In a corner of her living room, in the shelter of a makeshift cubicle, Tracy Sayre sits typing on her 5-year-old black Toshiba laptop. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Tracy is the founder of Writers Work...
Cheesy Bacon Cheeseburger Subs Recipe
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
When I'm not working on my many businesses, I'm in the kitchen, cookin' up somethin' good! My husband is like a big ol' kid, he is very picky when it comes to food. So, I like to throw together my ...
Astoria Characters: The Voice Teacher
Mar 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Oliver is the founder and director of the Long Island City Academy of Music. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Ah, where to begin? Oliver Söhngen has much to say so he s...

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The Guy Who Found Himself at Home in America
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Jan 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spirit of giving alive in Astoria
An Astoria parish received a nice Christmas present last week thanks to the charity of a local youth group. The Knights of Columbus Squire Circle #4411 donated two checks totaling $1,500 to Immacul...
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LIC youth honored for service, supporting caregivers
When nine-year-old Hailey Richman was four, her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Her mother Emma looked online to find where her young daughter could go for support by talking wi...
Dec 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 168 168 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria lawmakers want AG to investigate nonprofit
NYSUM has pushed to evict low-rent tenants
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DOE to wait on admissions changes to G&T programs
A controversial admissions policy change for western Queens’s Gifted and Talented (G&T) programs will be put on hold until after the new year. According to a December 22nd letter written by Philip ...
Dec 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Creator of the Christmas Village
The lights and stars are twinkling in tandem. The women are shopping in the outdoor farmers’ market, and the men are sawing logs and stomping on grapes to make wine. A crowned king on a camel appro...
Dec 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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New $32.4 million Elmhurst library opens
One-hundred years after it was first built, the new and improved Elmhurst Library opened on Tuesday with a ribbon cutting and flag-raising ceremony. Hundreds of community members packed the atrium ...
Dec 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bill would require photo evidence when issuing summonses
Two Queens lawmakers are introducing a bill that will force some city agencies to provide a photograph as evidence when issuing penalties for civil violations. State Senator Jose Peralta and assemb...
Dec 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Kick-Ass Personal Trainer
It’s early in the morning when Nick Robyn sprints up the stairs of his three-floor walkup. He’s headed to the roof. He can tell you what he does for fun and for a living, but it’s easier if he show...
Dec 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislators want local power plants to reduce emissions
Locals say asthma rates are too high in the community
Dec 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Astoria playground renovation underway
The long-awaited, $5.8 million renovation of Astoria Heights Playground is finally underway. I With an anticipated completion for next winter, the project will include an expanded track and sports ...
Dec 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials protest Christian nonprofit evicting residents
Organization plans to turn facility into homeless shelter
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The Seamstress Who Brings Daddies and Daughters Together
In a corner of the bedroom, on a tiny table, Evgeniya Bavaeva sets up her portable Brother sewing machine. It’s always at night, usually at 10, after her three-year-old daughter, Celine, is in bed ...
Dec 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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City warns about fraudulent immigration services
Officials from the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) distributed handbooks full of consumer protection tips for immigrants on Corona Plaza last week. The event was part of an initiative to infor...
Dec 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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