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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 | 76 76 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 | 307 307 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 | 195 195 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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Marion Tizzano
Marion Tizzano passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the age of 80. Beloved Wife of Angelo Tizzano. Loving Mother of Jerry Tizzano, Angela Herbert and Lucille Teta. Cherished Grandmother o...
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Moira M. Reilly
Moira M. Reilly passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the age of 76. Beloved Wife of the late Thomas J. Reilly Jr. Loving Mother of Susan Reilly and Thomas J. Reilly III and his wife, Brandi...
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John R. Monaco
John R. Monaco passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the age of 85. Beloved Husband of Mary “Patty’ Monaco. Loving Father of Ashley Monaco. Dear Brother of Mildred Alfieri, Jeannie Yodice, G...
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Edith Oberfranz
Edith Oberfranz passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph Oberfranz. Loving Friend and Neighbor. Mass of Christian Burial offered at St. Adalbert’...
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Robert T. Drost Jr.
Robert T. Drost Jr. passed away on Saturday, September 07, 2019 at the age of 87. Beloved Father, Grandfather and Uncle. Former Proprietor of Atlas Sporting Goods, Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Drost was a Uni...
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Maria Chiarenza
Maria Chiarenza passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the age of 85. Beloved Wife of the late Rosario Chiarenza. Loving Mother of Antonio Chiarenza and Mother-in-Law of Francesca. Cherishe...
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Peter Wdowiak
Peter Wdowiak passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the age of 60. Loving Brother of Nancy Pinamonti and Patricia Mascia and Brother-in-Law of Thomas and Nicholas. Cherished Uncle of Nicole,...
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Lawrence G. Muchow
Lawrence G. Muchow passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the age of 79. Beloved Husband of Cecelia Muchow. Loving Father of Pat Muchow, Mary Vellon and Eileen Moran and Father-in-Law of Eliz...
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Edwin Bruce Harlacher
Edwin Bruce Harlacher passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the age of 72. Beloved and perfect Husband of Shirley Harlacher. Loving Father of Eric William Harlacher and Crystal Lee Passor...
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John A. Loustau
John A. Loustau passed away on Saturday, September 07, 2019 at the age of 76. Professor of Mathematics and Computer Sciences at Hunter College, New York, NY. Beloved Father of Marc Loustau and Joha...
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Gary M. Marino
Gary M. Marino passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the age of 56. Beloved Son of the late Ann and Anthony J. Marino. Loving Brother of Nanci Hutt and Thomas Marino. Cherished Uncle. Private...
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Salvatore G. Savino
Salvatore G. Savino passed away on Monday, September 09, 2019 at the age of 86. Beloved Husband of the late Frances Savino. Loving Father of Maria Savino and the late Frank Savino. Cherished Grandf...
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James Phillip Farrelly
James Phillip Farrelly passed away on Tuesday, September 03, 2019 at the age of 64. Beloved Husband of Denise. Loving Father of Danielle Winsko. Cherished Grandfather of Damnian Phillip. Dear Broth...
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Kathleen Flynn
Kathleen Flynn passed away on Sunday, September 08, 2019 at the age of 82. Devoted Daughter of the late Leo and Lena Genova. Beloved Wife of the late Michael Flynn. Loving Mother of Geraldine Schni...
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Rosemarie Pellegrino
Rosemarie Pellegrino passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at the age of 101. Beloved Wife of the late John Pellegrino. Loving Mother of Teri McAfee and the late John Pellegrino and Patrick Pel...
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