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How to Clean a Diamond Ring the Right Way
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
If you have been struggling to sell diamonds for top price, the chances are that you’ve been cleaning your ring incorrectly. Remember nothing can sell diamonds quite like that shiny sparkle and lus...
Astoria Characters: The Honey Harvesters
Jun 19, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Ashley and Nick are the owners of Astor Apiaries. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Nick Hoefly isn’t wearing gloves. His wife, Ashley , points this out as she pulls on ...
Texting and Driving FAQs
Jun 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
Texting and Driving Is the Most Alarming Form of Distracted Driving Texting and driving includes reading text messages, emails or online material or writing or composing messages on a mobile device...
Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors
Jun 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
How Would Your Small Business Fare with the IRS for Worker Status? Did you know that misclassifying workers is one of the top problems that small business owners face? Many small businesses hire in...
Astoria Characters: The Successful Actor You've Never Heard Of
Jun 12, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Neal is an actor and a lawyer. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling You’ve probably never heard of Neal Arluck . And it’s highly unlikely that you’d recognize his face. The...
Astoria Characters: The Illustrator
Jun 05, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Keiko is from Jakara, Indonesia. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “I like to collect things,” says Keiko Nabila . She mentions this as she walks past the floor-to-ceili...
Bringing Back the draft for young men 18 years of age
May 31, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Why they should bring back the draft-specifically for men only at 18 years age. Too many young men still living at home with no job, no inspiration, no motivation, and just flat out existing. In my...
Astoria Characters: The Drummer Whose Heartbeat Is Science
May 29, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Greg is a pharmacist who plays the conga. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling For Greg Stein , everything started to come together about a decade ago. What happened was no...
Astoria Characters: Cadillac Man
May 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 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 | 607 607 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...

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Governor needs to push airport alternatives to JFK & LGA
A recent study by the website Fivethirtyeight, showed that customers are delayed at LaGuardia Airport by an estimated 30 minutes (29 minutes if you are flying out of La Guardia, and 30 if you are f...
Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Communities need to oppose mayor's rezoning proposal
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Going beyond the rent freeze
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Jun 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York Should Follow Hawaii's Lead on Environment
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Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board Should Not Approve Rent Increase
I was certainly pleased in 2014 when, through legislative action, the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) and Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) income limits were raised from $29...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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2016 budget brings tangible results
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Lopez Rivera resolution lacks nuance
Sometimes playing party politics and falling in line behind a political flag can obscure the truth of a nuanced situation. It’s easy to follow the outrage or the decision in a certain way, without ...
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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State Pushes Back on Heroin Outbreak
The State Senate has passed a series bills that will address the increased usage of heroin in the state. What is significant is language in the legislation that could bring homicide charges with th...
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time to protect farm workers
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Next Two Weeks Will Be Big for Education System
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With co-ops, timing is everything
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Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Message to Albany: Make Mayoral Control Permanent
In just a few short weeks, the legislative session in Albany will come to a close. While many issues important to New York City remain outstanding, the legislature should and must re-authorize mayo...
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War on Crime in NYC is Starting to Shift
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Cuomo playing petty politics with NYCHA funding
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Parking in NYC Has Never Been More Exciting
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