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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 | 32 32 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 | 58 58 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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Lourdes Rodriguez
Lourdes Rodriguez passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the age of 85. Beloved Mother of Ana, Alfonso, Maria, Tomas, Lucelly and Jose. Cherished Grandmother of Carlos, David, Daniel, John Edwar...
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Aniello DiSena
Aniello DiSena passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the age of 91. Beloved Husband of Theresa. Loving Step-Father of Maria Plut and James Perrino. Mass of Christian Burial offered at St. Cecili...
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Theresa Masciarelli
Theresa Masciarelli passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph Masciarelli. Loving Mother of Eileen Masciarelli and Thomas Masciarelli. Cherished Grandmo...
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Maddalena Facciponte
Maddalena Facciponte passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the age of 84. Beloved Wife of the late Santo A. Facciponte. Loving Mother of Marcella Facciponte, Silvana (Charlie) Licata, and Fabio ...
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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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Simon Mansueto
Simon Mansueto passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the age of 76. Beloved Husband of the late Rosaria Mansueto. Loving Father of Jacqueline Verni and Sally Panzardi. Cherished Grandfather of ...
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Joseph Rinaldi
Joseph Rinaldi passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the age of 78. Beloved Husband of Josephine Rinaldi. Loving Brother of Maria Catacchio and the late Carmela Rinaldi. Cherished Uncle of many...
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Carmine A. Tufano
Carmine A. Tufano passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the age of 77. Beloved Husband of Sophie Tufano. Loving Father of Joseph Tufano and Christine Donovan and Father-in-Law of James. Cherish...
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Neda Naletilic
Neda Naletilic passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the age of 69. Beloved Wife of Drago Naletilic. Loving Mother of Stella Naletilic, Melinda Ivkovic (Trpimir), Anne Marie D’Aureli (Marcello) a...
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Rose Vetrano
Rose Vetrano passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the age of 94. Beloved Wife of the late Philip Vetrano. Loving Mother of Salvatore Vetrano and Daughter-in-Law of Nancy. Cherished Grandmother o...
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Antoinette “Nettie” DiMascio
Antoinette “Nettie” DiMascio passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at the age of 94. Beloved Mother of Gemma Luccioni and Mother-in-Law of Al. Cherished Grandmother of Tara Braun (Patrick) and Paul ...
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Mary Jane Barawidan
Mary Jane Barawidan passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019 at the age of 47. Beloved Daughter of Minerva Barawidan. Loving Sister of Gary Barawidan. Mass of Christian Burial offered at St. Adalbert’s...
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Albert L. Sclafani
Albert L. Sclafani passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 at the age of 76. Beloved Husband of Rose Sclafani. Loving Father of Anthony Sclafani. Mr. Sclafani was a United States Army Veteran who serv...
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Halina Rzonca
Halina Rzonca passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late Tadeusz Rzonca. Loving Mother of Josef (Agnieszka) Rzonca and Henryk (Regina) Rzonca. Cherished Grandmo...
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Gilberto Narváez
Gilberto Narváez passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the age of 72. Beloved former husband of Yolonda. Loving Father of Jessica Narváez, Henry Narváez, Mayra Narváez, and Christian Narváez. ...
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