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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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‘Real Greeks’ top Shamrocks
The Greek Americans made up ground in CSL Division 1 with a deserved 2-0 win over the Shamrocks at the Met Oval in Maspeth on Sunday night. A goal just before half-time gave the home side a deserve...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Asoria native joins the St. Joseph’s 100-hit club
After launching three home runs last week and becoming the 10th Bear to join the 100-hit club, senior Brian Luebcke (Astoria/Monsignor McClancy) was named the Skyline Conference Baseball Player of ...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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BK Friends coach to head women’s program
Gary Lawson has been named as head women’s soccer coach at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn. “Gary’s dynamic coaching philosophy and development plan for the program stood out among all the nationw...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marc's March Madness: Queens native finds redemption coaching out west
Queens native Marc Hsu played a vital role in getting California State Bakersfield their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance. In his third year as an assistant coach for the Runners, the Western ...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Final Four has got it all!
It amazes me how in life, in the world of sports, things can change in an instant. Remember two and a half weeks ago? Many pundits including yours truly had Michigan State, Kentucky and Kansas play...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heroes Youth Basketball League of Queens Begins Registration
Heroes Youth Basketball League in Parks, Elmhurst, Maspeth, Middle Village
Mar 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shamrocks play league leaders to 1-1 draw
The Shamrocks have locked in fourth place going into the all-important second phase of CSL Division 1 after a day of mixed emotions. Sunday brought four wins, a draw and a loss, but that 1-1 draw a...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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March Madness: It’s Real & It’s Spectacular!
To quote my girl Taylor Swift, “Don’t say I didn’t warn you!” Last week when I tried foolishly to give specific tips for filling out your NCAA Tournament Bracket, I did admit there was a good possi...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomas Jefferson steals show at state champs
It was Federation weekend at the Times Union Center in Albany, and six state champions were honored over the course of three days, putting new faces at the top of the New York basketball scene. Amo...
Mar 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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An idiot’s guide to the NCAA Tournament
Merry Christmas basketball fans! Thursday through Sunday are some of the most action-packed, entertaining days of the year. The NCAA Tournament is an idiot-proof system for entertainment. You can’t...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Four PSAL champs crowned in Brooklyn Heights
On an energy-filled Championship Sunday, four new PSAL city champions were crowned at St. Francis College’s Pope P.E. Center. At the “B” level, the East Harlem Pride ladies and the Bulldogs of KIPP...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Knights out of NCAA tourney
The Queens College women’s basketball team fell to Bentley, 77-67, in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II East Regional over the weekend. Junior Madison Rowland led the Knights with a game-high ...
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's women top Creighton to win Big East tournament
Headed to the NCAA tourney for the 10th time in program history
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roller-coaster ride over for St. Francis, so what’s next?
After emerging as one of the tri-state area’s hottest teams late in the regular season, the St. Francis Terriers men’s basketball team (15-17, 11-7 NEC) were on the receiving end of a crushing home...
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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JJ: Peyton going out on top
Over the weekend, football fans received news that was simply inevitable after watching the 2015 season. Peyton Manning has decided to hang up his spikes after 18 illustrious seasons in the Nationa...
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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