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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 | 40 40 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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Jean-Alessander Silvero
Jean-Alessander Silvero passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the age of 28. Beloved Son of Norrele A. Yap and the late Arthur B. Silvero. Loving Stepson of John and Scott. Dear Brother of Sean...
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Beryl Cardoze
Beryl Cardoze passed away on Wednesday, July 03, 2019 at the age of 89. Loving Mother of Linda Lans, Allan Lans and the late Austin Cardoze and Robert Cardoze. Cherished Grandmother of 16 grandchil...
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Jennie Sleis
Jennie Sleis passed away on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 at the age of 98. Beloved Wife of the late Charles Sleis. Loving Mother of Jennifer Terriberry (Edward), Linda Keenan (George), Deborah DePalma (R...
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Gregory A. Tamasi
Gregory A. Tamasi passed away on Monday, July 01, 2019 at the age of 62. Beloved Husband of Janet Tamasi. Loving Father of Anthony, Michele, Victoria and Isabella. Cherished Son of Ruth and the lat...
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Richard H. Rivera
Richard H. Rivera passed away on Friday, July 05, 2019 at the age of 75. Beloved Husband of Barbara. Loving Father of Diane and the late Dolores, and stepfather of Marnie and Cindy. Cherished Grand...
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Marta H. Chatel
Marta H. Chatel passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the age of 92. Beloved Wife of the late Frank E. Chatel. Loving Mother of Niurka Farrugia and Mother-in-Law of Manny. Cherished Grandmother...
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Rita B. Porembski “Ya Ya”
Rita B. Porembski “Ya Ya” passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the age of 89. Beloved Wife of the late Thomas J. Porembski. Loving Mother of Thomas Porembski, Barbara Bottiglieri, Michael Pore...
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Maryann T. League
Maryann T. League passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019 at the age of 62. Beloved Wife of James T. League. Loving Mother of Melissa Marie Hotaling and Mother-in-Law of Joseph. Dear Sister of Gesuald...
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Virginia Aloia
Virginia Aloia passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019 at the age of 97. Beloved Sister of Joseph P. Aloia and the late Frank M. Aloia, Dominick Aloia and Ben Aloia. Loving Sister-in-Law of Jennie and...
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Domingo Acosta
Domingo Acosta passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the age of 69. Beloved Husband of Nery Acosta. Loving Father of the late Christopher Martin Acosta. Cherished Son-in-Law of the late Jacinto...
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Irma Tula Santillan
Irma Tula Santillan passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late Mario Santillan. Loving Mother of Jose Santillan (Julia), Maritza Santillan (Abel Salzedo), Raul ...
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Genowefa Sieradzka
Genowefa Sieradzka passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the age of 87. Beloved Wife of the late Antoni Sieradzki. Loving Mother of Marianna Soliz (Victor), Tadeusz Sieradski, Teresa Renna (Steve...
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Antoinette Valenti
Antoinette Valenti passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the age of 87. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph Valenti. Loving Mother of Joann Tosi, Anthony Valenti and Martin Valenti, Cherished Grandmo...
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Kathleen Crowley
Kathleen Crowley passed away on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the age of 92. Beloved Wife of the late Jeremiah Crowley. Loving Mother of Timothy Crowley, Allen (Maureen) Crowley, Kathleen (the late Mart...
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Virginia Aloia
Virginia Aloia passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019 at the age of 97. Beloved Sister of Joseph P. Aloia and the late Frank M. Aloia, Dominick Aloia and Ben Aloia. Loving Sister-in-Law of Jennie and...
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