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Astoria Characters: The Immigrant's Daughter
Oct 22, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
  Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Catherine is the author of “Immigrant Daughter.” Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling When Catherine Kapphahn was a little girl, she sensed that there were things her mot...
How Dangerous Is Texting While Driving Compared with Drunk Driving?
Oct 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
Why Texting While Driving May Be More Dangerous than DWI It may come as a surprise that texting while driving is more worrisome to the majority of drivers than drunk driving. This is true despite t...
Astoria Characters: The One and Only Gildo
Oct 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Gildo, the diversified artist. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling “I bet you can’t guess what this is,” says Gildo Spado . He holds up a round metal object whose center p...
What the New Anti-Sexual Harassment Law Means for NY Employers
Oct 08, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 175 175 recommendations | email to a friend
Is There Liability You Could Face that You Did Not Face in the Past? The NYS new anti-harassment law has a number of sweeping changes. For one, it applies to all protected classes under New York Hu...
Astoria Characters: The Pedaling Pedagogue
Oct 08, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Ben works for the city’s Department of Education. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Ben Sherman is standing outside his apartment building eager to hop on his bicycle. A...
OPENING A FRANCHISE BUSINESS DOESN'T GUARANTEE SUCCESS
Oct 04, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 308 308 recommendations | email to a friend
INTERVIEW WITH RIDGEWOOD REAL ESTATE BROKER Anthony Carbi Look at Taco Bell they have Beefy Fritos Burrito for $1.00 dollar. We are talking about maybe half of the $3.49 cents as a profit. Or $1.74...
Oct 04, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 218 218 recommendations | email to a friend
Example you rent a store for $6,000 dollars. You still have to pay electric, heat, water and at least two salary’s for someone to open and close the place besides serving customers weekly. So now y...
HOW CAN A BUSINESS/FRANCHISE OWNER MAKE MONEY TODAY?
Oct 04, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 312 312 recommendations | email to a friend
Example you rent a store for $6,000 dollars. You still have to pay electric, heat, water and at least two salary’s for someone to open and close the place besides serving customers weekly. So now y...
Astoria Characters: On the Street Where I Live -- 10 Years Later
Oct 01, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling The Green Farmer When I started writing Astoria Characters 10 years ago, I didn’t know how long I would continue it, and I didn’t know where it would lead. The premise was...
Astoria Characters: The 99-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor
Sep 24, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Margot was born in Dresden. Text and Photos by  Nancy A. Ruhling After she settles herself into her favorite chair, Margot Karp puts on her spectacles. The lenses, big and...

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Haydee Rivera
Haydee Rivera passed away on Sunday, February 03, 2019 at the age of 67. Born in Eastern Puerto Rico on November 8, 1951 and raised in Spanish Harlem and the Bronx. Devoted Mother of Carla and Kare...
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Dorothy Jordan
Dorothy Jordan passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the age of 84. Beloved Wife of the late Frank J. Jordan. Loving Mother of Anthony Jordan & Robert Jordan and Mother-in-Law of Madeline and...
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Saveria Carrano
Saveria Carrano passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the age of 77. Beloved Sister of the late Frank Carrano. Loving Aunt of Peter Carrano, Cono Carrano and Jennifer Hill. Mass of Christian B...
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Allen Cayton
Allen Cayton passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the age of 54. Beloved Husband of Joan Pecana. Loving Father of Paolo Cayton and Nicole Cayton. Devoted Son of Gloria Rumbawa. Dear Brother o...
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Ann Baca
Ann Baca passed away on Monday, January 28, 2019 at the age of 71. Beloved Mother of Christian (Debi) Baca, Derek (Crissy) Baca, Adam Baca and Andrew Baca. Cherished Grandmother of Dylan and Aiden....
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Marie Clark
Marie Clark passed away on Monday, January 28, 2019 at the age of 85. Beloved Wife of the late Louie and Tom. Loving Mother of the late Joey and Mother-in-Law of Lisa. Cherished Grandmother of Loui...
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Thomas J. Kilcheski
Thomas J. Kilcheski passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the age of 66. Beloved Son of the late Virginia and Thomas Kilcheski. Loving Brother of Robert F. Kilcheski. Private Cremation held on...
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Santos Vargas
Santos Vargas passed away on Monday, January 28, 2019 at the age of 77. Beloved Father of Santos A. Vargas and Crystal Vargas. Loving Grandfather. Private Cremation was held on Friday, February 1st...
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Andrea Bellone
Andrea Bellone passed away on Friday, February 01, 2019 at the age of 77. Beloved Husband of Giovanna Bellone. Loving Father of Joseph Bellone, Vincent Bellone and Elizabeth Valenza, father-in-law ...
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Christine Sobocienska
Christine Sobocienska passed away on January 24th at the age of 82 years. Beloved Sister of Edwina Falco and Rosemarie Karabedian. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Christine retired...
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Witold Kulczynski
Witold Kulczynski passed away on January 14th, 2019 at the age of 87 Years. Beloved Husband of Krystyna. Devoted Father of Eva Grgas, Wieslawa Sinisi & Husband Dominic & Krzysztof and wife Jennifer...
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Eugenia Mejia-Gross Tropiano
Eugenia Mejia-Gross Tropiano passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the age of 92. Beloved Wife of the late Michael Tropiano. Loving Mother of Daniel Tropiano, Fabian Basabe, Marie Stevenson an...
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Aida C. Schumacher
Aida C. Schumacher passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the age of 78. Beloved Wife of the late James L. Schumacher. Loving Mother of James Schumacher and Robert Schumacher. Cherished Grandmo...
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Trudy M. Holstein
Trudy M. Holstein passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late Ernst Holstein. Dear Friend. Graveside Services held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 10:30 AM ...
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Linda Mendola
Linda Mendola passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the age of 52. Beloved Daughter of the late Anthony and Rosaria Mendola. Loving Sister of Angela and Sister-in-Law of Jonathan Santangelo....
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