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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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Donald Swidzinski
Donald Swidzinski passed away on Saturday, January 06, 2018 at the age of 55. Beloved Father of Devin Swidzinski and Christian Swidzinski. Dear Husband of Tina Marie. Cherished Son of Eleanora and ...
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Ana Acosta
Ana Acosta passed away on Monday, January 08, 2018 at the age of 76. Beloved Wife of Juan F. Balandra. Loving Mother of Raphael, Mireya, Camilo, Miguel, Juan, Rolando, Jimmy, Henry & the late Patri...
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James J. Shanahan
James J. Shanahan passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the age of 75. Beloved Son of the late James and Anna R. Shanahan. Dear Brother of Dennis T. Shanahan. Also survived by many loving frie...
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Concetta Sireci
Concetta Sireci passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the age of 85. Beloved Wife of Vincent Sireci. Loving Mother of Vincent Sereci and Mother-in-Law of Alina. Cherished Grandmother of Alexza...
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Frank C. Wernicki
Frank C. Wernicki was born in Queens and passed away on January 2, 2018 at the age of 87. “He was an illustrious storyteller and he will be missed.” Beloved husband of Cecilia for 61 years. Devoted...
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Rosemarie Allesi
Rosemarie Allesi passed away on January 1st, 2018 at the age of 81 years. Beloved Mother of Frances Fry, William and Joseph Rizzo. Dear Sister of Ethel Lange. Loving Grandmother of Seven and Great-...
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Mary Ann Norton
Mary Ann Norton passed away on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 at the age of 79. Beloved Wife of the late Matthew F. Norton Jr . Loving Mother of Matthew Norton, Jimmy Norton and Maura Bistro and Mother-...
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Frank A. Brucale
Frank A. Brucale passed away on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 at the age of 78. Beloved Husband of Joyce M. Brucale. Loving Father of Donna Brucale and Frank Brucale Jr. Cherished Grandfather of Gian...
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Teresa Bienenstein
Teresa Bienenstein passed away on Thursday, January 04, 2018 at the age of 57. Beloved Mother of Julia Bienenstein and Greg Bienenstein. Loving Sister of Angela Ferrara-Muffoletto and Carol Berger ...
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Patricia Woods
Patricia Woods passed away on Saturday, January 06, 2018 at the age of 66. Beloved Wife of William J. Woods. Loving Mother of Barbara Woods, William (Lisa) Woods, Michael (Ann Marie) Woods, Susan W...
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Patricia Holland
Patricia Holland passed away on Saturday, January 06, 2018 at the age of 82. Beloved Wife of the late John Holland and Frank DiVito. Loving Mother of John Holland, Kathleen Holland, James Holland a...
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Peter E. Bourquin
Peter E. Bourquin passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 at the age of 64. Beloved Husband of Jean Bourquin. Loving Father of Matthew (Galaxy) Bourquin and Marissa Bourquin (Kevin). Cherished Gra...
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Joan Fuerst
Joan Fuerst passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 at the age of 82. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph A. Fuesrt. Loving Mother of Donna & Andrew Czyz, Elizabeth & Rudolph Fristachi and the late Jo...
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Leonard Macchiarulo
Leonard Macchiarulo passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at the age of 89. Beloved Brother of Rosina Macchiarulo. Mr. Macchiarulo was a United States Army Veteran who served during the Korean C...
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William White Jr.
William White Jr. passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at the age of 63. Beloved Father of Christopher “Dominique” White and Alexis White Goldberg. Cherished Grandfather of Alexia, Zoe, Harriso...
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