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A Renaissance Woman In New York City. Interview With LindaAnn LoSchiavo
Mar 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
  An interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena She is the optimal example of a  Renaissance woman  and a  New Yorker  combined: humble but determined, soft spoken but direct, with a genial attitude not u...
Can Your Family Have Access to Your E-Mail after Your Death?
Feb 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 365 365 recommendations | email to a friend
In today's electronic world, the idea of property has changed dramatically. In the past, when you were putting together an estate plan, the only intangible property that might be a part of it was c...
Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP Settles $1.3 Million for Construction Worker Injury Prior to Trial
Feb 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 157 157 recommendations | email to a friend
Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP successfully negotiated a $1.3 million settlement for a 41 year-old Asian male construction worker, who was injured while performing asbestos removal work at an upsta...
Feb 23, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 218 218 recommendations | email to a friend
What Posters Must Employers Display based on NY Employment Laws? A number of laws have been passed that require employers to display posters. It is often hard to keep up with all the requirements a...
Using Our Schools to Curb School Shootings
Feb 16, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 522 522 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Cindy Silver-LeClaire Access to Counseling and Instilling Values are Key to Addressing Culture of Violence Once again, we are collectively stunned, watching reports of a number of high scho...
Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP Recovers $700,000 in a Settlement Prior to Trial
Feb 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 490 490 recommendations | email to a friend
Sackstein Sackstein & Lee, LLP recovered $700,000 for a 43-year-old Asian male sign installer in a settlement prior to trial. The sign installer fell from a 16-foot extension ladder at a renovation...
Surrogate Court Gives Lifetime Promise Priority Over Will
Feb 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 369 369 recommendations | email to a friend
Perhaps the most common way to transfer property upon death in the State of New York is through a valid will or trust.   What happens, though, if you’ve entered into a binding contract to transfer ...
Job Termination: What Should You Know?
Feb 16, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 191 191 recommendations | email to a friend
Frequently Asked Questions About Job Termination Deciding to fire or layoff an employee is often a tough decision. Sometimes employees have adverse reactions and retaliate if they believe the termi...
Jamie Lynn Macchia, From Miss New York To The Campaign For #MoreThan4: A Young Woman On The Path Of Success.
Feb 10, 2018 | 1 1 comments | 197 197 recommendations | email to a friend
  Interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena Jamie Lynn Macchia is a 26-year-old Magna Cum Laude graduate of Wagner College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Arts Administration and Marketing. While in...
Court Limits Scope of Release Involving Estate and Trust Accounting
Feb 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 485 485 recommendations | email to a friend
by   Bonnie Lawston   |   Feb 7, 2018   |   Estate Administration It’s pretty common procedure for a fiduciary to a trust to obtain a release, with the objective of waiving the fiduciary’s obligati...

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Joseph A. Ferrara, Jamaica Hospital Board Member
When Joseph A. Ferrara introduced himself, he was sure to point out his middle initial because his son and grandson both have the same name as well. Soon, his family name will be a symbol of love a...
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 261 261 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sarah Feldman, Ridgewood Social
When Sarah Feldman moved to Ridgewood in 2011, she immediately fell in love with the neighborhood. “It had a small-town feel, which I never experienced because I always lived in a big city,” she sa...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 256 256 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brent O’Leary, Hunters Point Civic Association
Brent O’Leary started the Hunters Point Civic Association six years ago as a way for neighbors to care for the community’s quality of life. “We fight for more schools, safety issues in the neighbor...
Sep 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 253 253 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nancy A. Ruhling, Astoria Characters
You’ll often find her sitting at the Astor Bake Shop, interviewing subjects or writing her latest profile on an interesting Astoria resident. Since 2009, Nancy A. Ruhling has been telling stories a...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 248 248 recommendations | email to a friend
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Suzanne Quint, Love Our Pool
Suzanne Quint moved to Brooklyn three years ago, and she’s already involved in civic and community affairs. Quint, now a DUMBO resident, helped form the community group Love Our Pool: Families Unit...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 235 235 recommendations | email to a friend
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George Finley, NY Communities for Change
At a recent rally opposing a project that would redevelop the Bedford Union Armory into mixed-use residential housing by a “shady developer,” George Finley was standing front and center. “It’s trea...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 226 226 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elizabeth Hulsen, 94th Precinct Community Council
Elizabeth Hulsen is a lifelong Greenpoint resident. Referred to by most as “Betty,” Hulsen has lived in the Brooklyn neighborhood for nearly all her life. Now at 77 years old, she’s serving her com...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 226 226 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ajmain Hossain, Richmond Hill Resident
On opening day for the new Apple store in Williamsburg, 17-year-old Ajmain Hossain walked in looking for a new charger. His family was about to go on vacation, and he was already going to Brooklyn ...
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 210 210 recommendations | email to a friend
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Debbie Hootam, Investors Branch Manager
Investors Bank recently opened up its newest branch in Greenpoint, marking the 15th location they have in Brooklyn. Leading the branch is Debbie Hootam, who was born in Guyana and raised in East Fl...
Jul 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 222 222 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachel Nager, Brooklyn Legal Services Corp. A
With the rapid change and development going on in Brooklyn, tenants have often faced mounting pressures and even illegal harassment from landlords. That’s when Rachel Nager, a staff attorney with B...
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 227 227 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jason Ferreira, Foodtown Supermarket
Foodtown Supermarket, located at 76-10 37th Avenue, is a community staple in Jackson Heights. Originally a Shop Wise market, it was taken over by the family of Jason Ferreira in 1997. They started ...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 226 226 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tony D., Williamsburg Native
On the opening day of the McCarren Park Pool, Tony D. was lining up among the swarming teenagers who were ready to take a break from the heat. But unlike the rest of the hundreds of locals on line,...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 232 232 recommendations | email to a friend
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Johnny Perez, Urban Justice Center
If going to prison is bad, serving time in solitary confinement is even worse, especially the effects it has on a person’s mental health. Johnny Perez, 37, spent 13 years in jail, including three i...
Jun 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 227 227 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carlo Scissura, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Like many New Yorkers, Carlo Scissura was born to immigrant parents. His parents came from Italy and settled in Bensonhurst, where they opened up a restaurant. Scissura said he remembers working at...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 227 227 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lara Beaty, LaGuardia Community College
The ongoing battle between the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), the union representing CUNY faculty and staff, and elected officials in Albany has affected many people. Perhaps none are hurt more...
Jun 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 227 227 recommendations | email to a friend
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