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Astoria Characters: The 86-Year-Old Boy with the Skateboard
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
    Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Ralph’s had success in several fields.   Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Just to be clear, Ralph Charell did not ride his skateboard to Astor Bake Sho p. “Are you ...
Astoria Characters: The Painter Who Puts Time in its Place
Sep 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Sharon paints the city fantastic. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling As Sharon Florin climbs the wide staircase to her top-floor studio, an act that she has done going on...
8 Things you May not Know About Selling a Coop in Queens
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor and Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . We sell a lot of properties here in Queens, and being that we’re in New York City, a lot of ...
More About Women’s Rights in the News — the ERA
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employment defense litigation lawyer, I pay attention to civil rights issues, and lately women’s rights issues have gained attention from the media. Actress Patricia Arquette has actively wor...
Astoria Characters: The Widow Who Can't Wear Her Wedding Ring
Sep 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Anna lost her husband two years ago. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Anna Conti is not wearing her wedding ring. It’s not that she doesn’t want to put it on. She’s a w...
Can Car Accidents Cause PTSD?
Sep 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:Steven Palermo: The Suffolk Personal Injury Lawyer You hear about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that military service members experience from active duty. However, studies now show t...
Are gender identity and religious freedom at odds in America?
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 175 175 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Leeds Brown Law A recent ruling against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has inspired mixed reactions. The case (EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., E.D. Mich....
Protecting Your Right as a Spouse in a New York Estate
Sep 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Bonnie Lawston A Spouse’s Right of Inheritance in New York Under New York law, when a married person dies, the surviving spouse has a “right of election,” a statutory right to receive eithe...
Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Does It All for the Kids
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
  Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Aiysha’s a crossing guard for P.S. 171 elementary, aka the Peter G. Van Alst School. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “Would you like to see my corner?” Before there’...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: August 2016
Aug 26, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 242 242 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Listing Specialist with the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . August 2016 Market Update Home sales in July dropped again for the fifth consecutive month. De...

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Giuseppe Taranto
Giuseppe Taranto passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the age of 81. Beloved Husband of Palma Taranto. Loving Father of Joseph Taranto and Father-in-Law of Josephine. Cherished Grandfather of ...
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Christina DeSalvo
Christina DeSalvo passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the age of 98. Beloved Wife of the late Angelo DeSalvo. Loving Mother of Mary Ann O’Meally and the late Joseph DeSalvo. Cherished Grand...
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Anthony S. Galante
Anthony S. Galante passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the age of 83. Beloved Brother of Vincenza Caccano, Josephine Calabro and Ferdinando Galante. Cherished Uncle. Mass of Christian Burial...
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Maria Kaestner
Maria Kaestner passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the age of 88. Beloved Wife of the late Juan Kaestner. Loving Mother of Maria C. Acosta and Gladys Figone and Mother-in-Law of Holguer and ...
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John O’Sullivan
John O’Sullivan passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the age of 83. Beloved Husband of the late Susan O’Sullivan. Loving Father of Mary J. Fava and John O’Sullivan and Father–in-Law of Pat and...
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William Kubler
William Kubler passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the age of 73. Beloved Companion of 28 Years of Annette Pagnotta. Loving Father, Cherished Grandfather and Dearest Brother. Mr. Kubler was...
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Linda O’Neill
Linda O’Neill passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the age of 93. Beloved Wife of William A. O’Neill. Loving Mother of William O’Neill and Patrick O’Neill and Mother-in-Law of Mereya. Cherishe...
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Karen Kelly
Karen Kelly passed away on August 12, 2016. Devoted Daughter of the late Irene and Thomas Kelly. Loving Sister of Denise Kelly. Dear Cousin of Linda Schreiner, Patty Ragan and James Kelly. Also sur...
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Arlene P. Blaum
Arlene P. Blaum passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the age of 65. Former Wife of Steven Blaum. Loving Mother of Elizabeth Blaum and Daniel Blaum. Cherished Grandmother of Kelly and Travis...
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Pauline Cammorato
Pauline Cammorato passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the age of 101. Beloved Wife of the late Michael Cammorato. Loving Aunt of Betty, Fran, Frank (Brother), Joe, Paula, Stephanie, Stephe...
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Joseph Natale
Joseph Natale passed away on Thursday, August 04, 2016 at the age of 86. Beloved Husband of Luisa Natale. Loving Father, cherished grandfather and dear brother. Mass of Christian Burial was offered...
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Letitia (Germinario)Purello
Letitia (Germinario)Purello passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at the age of 48. Place of death Everett, WA. Beloved Sister of Christine Gucker and the late Michael Germinario. Loving Daught...
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Alfred Napolitano
Alfred Napolitano passed away on Friday, August 05, 2016 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of Louise F. Napolitano. Loving Father of Todd Napolitano, Tiffany Scola, Troy Napolitano and Taylor Napol...
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Rafael E. Montalvo
Rafael E. Montalvo passed away on Friday, August 05, 2016 at the age of 51. Beloved Son of Rosa L. Toro. Loving Brother of Elvin E. Montalvo, Willy Montalvo, Enrique Montalvo, Edwin Montalvo & Fred...
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Doretta Sparacino
Doretta Sparacino passed away on Monday, July 25, 2016 at the age of 91. Beloved Sister of the late Frank Sparacino. Loving Aunt of Richard, Robert and Ronald. Cherished Great-Aunt and Great-Great-...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday there could be unintended consequences from legislation allowing relatives of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. "It appears there may be some unintended ramification of that (the law) and I do think it is worth further discussing," Republican McConnell told reporters. Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama's veto of the legislation. (Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)
2016-09-29 14:42:53 -0400
By Patricia Zengerle and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Thursday expressed doubts about Sept. 11 legislation they forced on President Barack Obama, saying the new law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could be narrowed to ease concerns about its effect on Americans abroad. A day after a rare overwhelming rejection of a presidential veto, the first during Obama's eight years in the White House, the Republican leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives opened the door to fixing the law as they blamed Obama, a Democrat, for not consulting them adequately. "I do think is worth further discussing," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters, acknowledging that there could be "potential consequences" of the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act," known as JASTA.
2016-09-29 14:42:53 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that Congress's passage of a law allowing Sept. 11-related suits against Saudi Arabia was "an abject embarrassment" and that the administration was willing to talk to lawmakers about narrowing the measure's impact. "I think what we've seen in the United States Congress is a pretty classic case of rapid onset buyer's remorse," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told a briefing, noting that 28 senators had written a letter expressing concern about the measure within minutes of voting to override President Barack Obama's veto. ...
2016-09-29 14:39:38 -0400