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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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Irene M. Rotgans
Irene M. Rotgans passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019 at the age of 75. Beloved Wife of Ewald Rotgans. Loving Mother of Humphrey, Romeo, Raynold, Helga, Roel, Arno and Sieglien. Cherished Grandmo...
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Milton Rosado
Milton Rosado passed away August 19th, 2019 at the age of 83 years. Beloved Father of Leslie Marotta and Husband of Steve. Dear Grandfather of Joseph, Steven and Mark. Funeral Mass at Transfigurati...
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Walter A. Huderski
Walter A. Huderski passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at the age of 88. Beloved Husband of Sylvia Huderski. Loving Father of Walter Huderski and Karen Dayawon and Father-in-Law of Janet and Ni...
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Sergio Armando Indart
Sergio Armando Indart passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the age of 85. Beloved Husband of Geraldine Indart. Loving Father of Amanda Ricottone and Father-in-Law of Charles. Cherished Gran...
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John “Jack” Boyle
John “Jack” Boyle passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the age of 77. Beloved Husband of Dawn E. Boyle. Loving Father of Patrick Boyle and Caitlin Boyle. Cherished Brother of Charles Boyle, ...
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Gordon Elliot Downer
Gordon Elliot Downer passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at the age of 51. Beloved Husband of Aida Lucia. Loving Father of Amalia Jeanne and Marcus Antonio. Devoted Son of Clarence Braithwaite ...
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Catherine M. Zapf
Catherine M. Zapf passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the age of 93. Beloved Wife of the late George Zapf. Loving Mother of George Zapf and Mary Ellen Dorsey and Mother-in-Law of Patricia a...
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Joseph F. Bauer
Joseph F. Bauer passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the age of 81. Beloved Husband of Eugenia Bauer. Loving Father of Robert Bauer and the late Joseph Bauer, and Stepfather of Elizabeth and...
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Alfred Engesser
Alfred Engesser passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the age of 88. Beloved Husband of Barbara Engesser. Loving Father of Diane Maier (Richard) and Cathy Sapienza (Robert), and Stepfather of C...
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Bill Kornienko
Bill Kornienko passed away on Sunday, August 04, 2019 at the age of 66. Beloved Husband of Dawn Slomka. Loving Father of Lucy Pizarro. Cherished Brother. Funeral Services was held on Tuesday, Augus...
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Camille Fuoco
Camille Fuoco passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at the age of 71. Beloved Mother of Joseph J. Macchia and Peter Macchia and Mother-in-Law of John Schaefer. Loving Sister of Carol Ann Fuoco and ...
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Keith Cutolo
Keith Cutolo passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019 at the age of 47. Beloved Husband of Jennifer Cutolo. Cherished Son of Eileen and Robert Cutolo. Loving Brother of Robert Cutolo, Mark Cutolo and t...
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John Doran, Sr.
John Doran, Sr., 82 a long time resident of Ridgewood, NY passed away Saturday, August 3 in Virginia Beach, VA after a mercifully brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He died as he lived, with dign...
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Elaine Ostrowski
Elaine Ostrowski passed away on July 17th, 2019 at the age of 71 years. Beloved Sister of Richard A. Ostrowski . Funeral Mass at Holy Cross RC Church, Wednesday, July 31st. 9:30 AM Interment St. Ch...
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John J. Conroy
John J. Conroy passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at the age of 89. Beloved Husband of Marjorie Conroy. Loving Father of John (Kasem) Conroy and Roxann (Brian) Berger. Cherished Grandfather of Je...
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