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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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Dear Editor, The hit-and-run death of a nine-year-old boy in Jackson Heights on raises two disturbing questions. Why did driver Juan Jimenez flee the scene? And what was an 86-year-old man doing be...
May 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fudged numbers
Dear Editor, "Rally for MTA accountability" (Meghan Sackman - May 10) starts at the top. Consider the recent announcement that $936 million for the subway station renovation program will be reduced...
May 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stop an overdose
Dear Editor, In April, Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams issued an advisory recommending widespread distribution of life-saving naloxone to combat opioid overdose deaths. At Alliance for Positive Ch...
May 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Silver's lining
Dear Editor, Now that former Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver has been convicted on all counts of fraud against him, his new residence – a small cell with a toilet and sink - will be far less comfor...
May 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nobel for Trump?
Dear Editor, North Korea must disabuse itself of any further testing of nuclear weapons and renounce the status of a rogue nation. The two nations must find accommodation for a permanent agreement ...
May 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrong on e-bikes
Dear Editor, While e-bikes have not been proven to be a menace on the road, they are a menace on the sidewalk. Your editorial last week emphasizes road safety as well as delivery workers' safety, b...
May 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Changing Scouts
Dear Editor, The Boys Scouts of America is changing its name and will be known as "Scouts BSA” to make the organization more inclusive and allow girls to join. I guess the times are changing. I was...
May 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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RIP Chuck McCann
Dear Editor, I wish to send my heartfelt sympathies to the family of the children's television pioneer and comic actor Chuck McCann. I recall his shows “Let's Have Fun” on WPIX-11 New York, “The Ch...
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Trump's raid
Dear Editor, President Donald Trump sent his goons to his own personal doctor's office to terrorize the secretary and a patient to scoop up his files because his doctor revealed that he was taking ...
May 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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McCain's legacy
Dear Editor, As Senator John McCain continues to battle brain cancer, the prayers of the entire country are with him and his family. He has led a very distinguished life of public service, includin...
May 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Donate Blood
Dear Editor, I would like to impress upon the masses the importance of donating blood. As Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of the Brooklyn and Queens Diocese said at an Awards ceremony at the Immaculate Co...
May 01, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
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Defining America
Dear Editor, America is not just a place but an idea, an ideal and a way of life. It is a place where immigrants did not renounce their heritage but celebrated and shared their diverse cultures, pr...
May 01, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fear of Falling
Dear Editor, As the summer season approaches and more and more people fill the sidewalks and parks of our city, are the thousands of trees in the city safe to walk under?
May 01, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Honoring Jackie
Dear Editor, There is even more to “New parkway signs celebrate Jackie Robinson” (Jen Khedaroo - April 19).
May 01, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cruel cuts
Dear Editor, Over 120 angry students rallied at Queens Borough Hall on April 10 to protest our a $12 million budget cut for adult literacy classes. This action spotlights Mayor Bill de Blasio's hyp...
Apr 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
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