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Texting and Driving FAQs
Jun 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 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 | 87 87 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 | 20 20 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 | 43 43 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 | 28 28 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 | 29 29 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 | 85 85 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 | 229 229 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 | 660 660 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 | 40 40 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...

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Dillon jumps from 14th to the 7th
You might remember us chronicling the campaign of James Dillon, the candidate whose signs – partially in Spanish, nonetheless – we started seeing along Queens Boulevard last year, but knew little e...
Jun 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boos and a Bronx cheer for a couple of mayors
It was rough couple of days last week for Mayor Bill de Blasio. A judge ruled that his office had to make public emails between the mayor and his staff because the inclusion of an outside consultan...
May 30, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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New assemblywoman has to hit campaign trail
Ari Espinal doesn't have long to enjoy her recent election to the Assembly. Espinal was the lone person on the ballot in a special election to replace Francisco Moya, who represented the neighborho...
May 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pols fleeing from AG selection process
The taint surrounding the state legislature in Albany is so great that people would rather turn down a high-profile post like attorney general rather that be seen as in bed with New York's assembly...
May 15, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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With friends like these, who needs enemies?
It looks like one Republican candidate for the state senate in northeast Queens doesn't have to worry that much about a challenge from the Democratic Party. Rather, it's forces inside her own party...
May 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hey union heads, better lose my number
Hell hath no fury like a governor scorned! Leaders from community organizations across the city held a rally in Manhattan last week after reports surfaced that Governor Andrew Cuomo told union head...
Apr 24, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reunited, and it feels so good
After nearly seven years of disrupting the balance of power in the State Senate, the eight members of the breakaway Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) that enjoyed a power-sharing agreement wi...
Apr 11, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
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The divisions between Cuomo & Blaz run deep
The living conditions in New York City's public housing has become quite the political hot potato. Days after gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda on the hit HBO series “Sex an...
Apr 03, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
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Adams plans 2021 mayoral run. Maybe. Not Really. He is.
This just might be one of the worst-kept secrets in New York City politics. A new website has been set up by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams with the simple message, “Imagine what he will emb...
Mar 27, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jeffries puts hip-hop in the House
People recognize a number of women who have made significant contributions to society throughout the history of the United States during Women's History Month, but one elected official from Brookly...
Mar 20, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roster of seven set to take on IDC
There's seven challengers to members of the State Senate who joined the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), and on Sunday at Medger Evers College in Brooklyn they all shared a stage with each ...
Mar 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
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The story behind the light
We ran this undated photo from our archives at the beginning of last month and received a number of responses from our readers, but have just been too busy covering the comings, goings, triumphs an...
Feb 28, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
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Espinal gets Dem nod, headed to Albany
Barring some dark-horse candidate emerging from the Republican Party, it looks like Ari Espinal will replace Councilman Francisco Moya in the Assembly for the time being. The Democratic Party annou...
Feb 21, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old Dem rivalry plays out in special election
The longstanding political rivalry between Francisco Moya and Julissa Ferreras-Copeland is still taking place through proxy battles, even though the latter has left Queens. The two duked it out in ...
Feb 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 156 156 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paladino eyeing challenge to Avella
A Whitestone woman who single-handedly chased the mayor out of her neighborhood last summer has her sights set on ousting another elected official. A source with the Queens Republican Party confirm...
Feb 06, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
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