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Astoria Characters: Cadillac Man
May 22, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 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 | 43 43 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 | 56 56 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 | 11 11 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...
Adolph Caso, a voice for Italian Americans, decries the attacks on Columbus
May 14, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
Interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena I met Adolph Caso the first time at the International Book Show in New York City and he struck me as a person who loves books more than anything in the world. On...
Defensive Driving Can Prevent Accidents and Injuries and Also Save Lives
May 09, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 248 248 recommendations | email to a friend
Do you know how to drive defensively? Everyone has heard about defensive driving, but what does it mean to drive defensively? It certainly behooves drivers to find out because knowing and following...
Astoria Characters: The Ballet Teacher
May 08, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Eric is the founder of the Long Island City School of Ballet and the Long Island City Ballet. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling There aren’t any ballet dancers in Kilgor...
Astoria Characters: The Father and Son Florists
May 01, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling John’s the owner of Ditmars Flowers & Gifts. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling John Patrikis is standing in the back of Ditmars Flowers & Gifts putting the finishing tou...
Real Personal Injury Law Cases in NY: $73k Payout
Apr 30, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 348 348 recommendations | email to a friend
A story told by car accident victim in the NY Area: When I was 11 years old, I was in a car with my father, having some bonding moments while driving to fill up gas in the New York area. We were ha...
Dr. Mary Rorro, The “Violin Doc,” An Exclusive Interview
Apr 29, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
An interview by Tiziano Thomas Dossena She was nicknamed “The Violin Doc” in a book by Lisa Wong entitled “Scales to Scalpels, Doctors Who Practice the Healing Arts of Music and Medicine;”  a talen...

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Leon Kiewra
Leon Kiewra passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the age of 62. Beloved Son of Jan and Janina Kiewra. Loving Brother of Andrew Kiewra and Dear Brother-in-Law of Katherine. Cherished Uncle of ...
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Anne Beirne
Anne Beirne passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the age of 83. Beloved Mother of Barbara Beirne James, Matthew (Kate) Beirne, Michael (Anna) Beirne and the late Kevin (Corinne) Beirne. Cher...
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Thomas L. Farrell
Thomas L. Farrell passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the age of 74. Loving Husband of Barbara. Devoted Father of Dawn and Father-in-Law of Robert Graiff. Dear Grandfather of Alexander and M...
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George P. Miller
George P. Miller of Glendale NY passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the age of 76. Former Executive Director of the Ridgewood Historical Society & past President & current Historian. He also...
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Donald T. Gray
Donald T. Gray passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the age of 82. Beloved Husband of the late Dorothy Gray. Loving Father of Douglas (Lydia), Donna (Frank), Daniel (Catherine) and Darlene (P...
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Florence Ehresman
Florence Ehresman passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the age of 90. Beloved Mother of William (Diane) Ehresman, Maureen (James) Bernard and Robert (Angela) Ehresman. Loving Grandmother of Du...
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Edward P. Harrison
Edward P. Harrison passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the age of 66. Beloved Husband of Naheel Harrison. Loving Father of Leila Harrison and Edward O. Harrison and Father-in-Law of Graceann. ...
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Iris Laird
Iris Laird passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the age of 79. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph Laird. Loving Mother of Joseph Laird. Cherished Grandmother of Robert. Dear Sister of Stella Nico...
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Jo-Ann DiStefano
Jo-Ann DiStefano passed away on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at the age of 76. Beloved Wife of the late Domenick. Loving Mother of Michael J. DiStefano and Joseph DiStefano. Cherished Grandmother of Jos...
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George L. Ting
George L. Ting passed away on Thursday, March 01, 2018 at the age of 83. Beloved Husband of Rosita Lim Ting. Loving Father of Arlene Ting. Cherished Grandfather of Allison and Kyle. Dearest Brother...
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Jerusa Garcia
Jerusa Garcia passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the age of 89. Beloved Mother of Diana Murray. Loving Grandmother of Kaitlyn and Sebastian. Dearest Sister of Ana Mercedes Garcia, Nelson ...
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Alfred P. Acerra
Alfred P. Acerra passed away on Friday, March 09, 2018 at the age of 60. Beloved Son of the late Anthony and Christina Acerra. Dear Brother of Jessica Guidone and the late Camille and Anthony. Mr. ...
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Frank Vertuccio
Frank Vertuccio passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the age of 85. Beloved Husband of the late Concetta Vertuccio. Loving Father of Maria Stalica and Vincent Vertuccio and Father-in-Law of R...
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Josephine Curcio
Josephine Curcio passed away on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 at the age of 98. Beloved Wife of the late Gandolfo Curcio. Loving Mother of Rosemarie Curcio and James Curcio. Cherished Grandmother of Da...
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Mary A. Corchia
Mary A. Corchia passed away on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at the age of 83. Beloved Wife of the late George A. Corchia. Loving Mother of Anna Wiley, Vanessa Corchia, George Corchia and Victor Corchia ...
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