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Astoria Characters: The Accent Adjustor
Jul 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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
Jul 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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
Jul 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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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Rego (no) Park(ing)
Dear Editor, Community Board 6 and the city are congratulating themselves for doing away with 198 parking spaces on Queens Boulevard in Rego Park and Forest Hills. Obviously none of them has a memb...
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Cruel cuts
Dear Editor, Regarding Jen Khedaroo's July 6th article, "Spectrum outage affects 60,000," as a Spectrum customer and ally of organized labor, I support IBEW Local 3's strike against Charter Communi...
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Trumpcare is no care
Dear Editor, Please help prevent the deaths and misery that would be the result of the Republican health plan. Under it, basic health care would be denied to those who need it most while cutting ta...
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Overdue repairs
Dear Editor, With the necessary repairs already beginning in Penn Station, our overtaxed transit system is likely to become even more overburdened, despite additional train cars and extra bus servi...
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Help the homeless
Dear Editor Mayor Bill de Blasio claims some panhandlers are doing it for fun, yet in my opinion many are doing so because they are homeless and have no income. Many are addicts and mentally ill, o...
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Acosta's ire
Dear Editor, CNN's Jim Acosta is incensed, as evidenced by his recent bullying of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, that the White House is going to limit the number of press briefings and restrict them to j...
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Charter cheats workers
Dear Editor, As a Spectrum customer, I support the IBEW Local 3 strike against Charter Communications and its protest last week in Fresh Meadows against using out-of-state contractors. But the labo...
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Life's a beach
Dear Editor Governor Chris Christie gave the shaft on New Jersey with the closing of beaches, and yet he and his family get to go to the beach. The hardworking people of New Jersey and businesses i...
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Reality TV
Dear Editor, This year marks the centenary of the birth of John F. Kennedy, a president who came to power at the start of the Age of Television in politics. This has ushered in politics as entertai...
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To the flags
Dear Editor, I would like to thank everyone involved with the American Flag Project in Broad Channel, a group of patriotic men, woman and children who took on the job of collecting donations and ra...
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Ach du lieber Himmel!
Dear Editor, How could Mayor de Blasio have the chutzpah to leave for Hamburg, Germany, after one of our brave police officers was gunned down in cold blood? He was also not present at the Police A...
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Poor health bill
Dear Editor, Health insurance is more than a policy, it’s peace of mind. It’s knowing your family will be cared for and not having to worry about going broke when you get sick. That’s why I strongl...
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King Carl
Dear Editor, As Albany's legislative session neared a close, some key bills faced an uncertain future in the Assembly. A bill passed by the Senate to make assaults on for-hire drivers a felony met ...
Jul 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Your debt
Dear Editor, Debt clocks should be installed at City Hall, Albany and Washington. Every time any legislative body raises debt and the executive branch signs off, they should see what future generat...
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To the sailors
Dear Editor, Seven sailors died aboard the USS Fitzgerald after it was hit by the Philippine-flagged ACX Crystal near Japan. The 300 sailors went into action, containing the flooding and saving the...
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