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NYC Bans Polystyrene Takeout Containers and Coffee Cups
Feb 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Judge Upholds the 2013 Law Banning Polystyrene for Takeout Containers and Coffee Cups In 2019 restaurants must begin phasing polystyrene cups and containers out of use. This change is a result of a...
Astoria Characters: The Special Teacher
Feb 19, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Nicholas’ last name used to be Alexander. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling Growing up, Nicholas Alexandrakos was always interested in his family’s history. With grandpa...
Has Your Loved One Been the Victim of Nursing Home Neglect?
Feb 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
How Does Neglect Differ from Abuse? Finding out whether your parent, relative or friend has been the victim of nursing home neglect is vital for their wellbeing. Sadly, many elderly people are in s...
Matter of Van Patten—Undue Influence
Feb 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
Probate Administration | Wrongful Actions There are certain basic legal requirements when a person transfers property, conveys a power of attorney or establishes a plan for the distribution of an e...
Legal Concerns for New York Restaurant Owners
Feb 14, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’re opening a new restaurant in New York City or the surrounding area, there are certain legal requirements you must put in place. You will need to choose a business entity and get your licen...
Certain questions are taboo for employers to ask in a job interview. The most obvious ones are questions that could be regarded as discrimination. If you ask these types of questions, you could be held liable if a discrimination lawsuit is brought against you. Do not ask questions that intimate at anything to do with age, race, color, national origin or birthplace, religion, disability, genetic information, gender/sex or marital/family status/pregnancy. (EEOC)
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2019 Is Here with New Salary Thresholds The New York State overtime salary threshold draws the line between exempt salaried workers, who must be paid for overtime, and those non-exempt workers, who...
Astoria Characters: The Artist in Training
Feb 12, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Jose is from the Dominican Republic. In the spare bedroom of his apartment, Jose Mota is standing at a monumental work table, using an oil-paint marker to create the black...
MASPETH,NY-BUYING A BRICK 2F. VS A FRAME 2F.
Feb 05, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 328 328 recommendations | email to a friend
COLLECTION OF OPINIONS BY BROKERS IN THE AREA. BUYER BEWARE! BIG DIFFERENCE WHEN BUYING AN OLD FRAME 2F. HOME, MAYBE 100 YEARS OLD BY NOW, AND OR BUYING A YOUNG BRICK 2 FAMILY HOUSE, ESPECIALLY IF ...
Astoria Characters: The Guitar Guide Guru
Feb 05, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Meet Mike, aka the Guitar Guide Guru. Text and photos by Nancy A. Ruhling How hard – or easy – is it to play the guitar if you’ve never done it before? Instead of answerin...
Astoria Characters: The Comic With the Punch-Line Life
Jan 29, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Michelle shows off her mommy mug. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling If you didn’t know that Michelle Adrienne Slonim is a new mother, you need look no further than the r...

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Anna Kaledina
Anna Kaledina passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the age of 87. Beloved Mother of Svetlana. Loving Grandmother of Vladimir, Anna and Thomas. Cherished Great-Grandmother of Charlieann. Mass...
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Ann Day
Ann Day passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the age of 78. Beloved Wife of late Ronald Day. Loving Mother of Karen Molina, Diane Passarella, Ronald Day and Laura Day. Cherished Grandmother ...
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Frances Volatile
Frances Volatile passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at the age of 84. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph Volatile. Loving Mother of Guy (Mary Ann) Volatile and Melissa (Nestor) Li. Cherished Gran...
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Richard J. Murray
Richard J. Murray passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the age of 84. Beloved Husband of Theresa Murray. Loving Father of Richard Murray and Theresa Mooney. Cherished Grandfather of Karyn B...
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Alfonse Marano
Alfonse Marano passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018 at the age of 86. Beloved Husband of the late Anna Marano. Loving Father of the late Anna Elena Marano. Dear Brother of Thomas Marano and Vince...
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Florence Mirro
Florence Mirro passed away on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 at the age of 88. Beloved Wife of the late Joseph Mirro. Loving Mother of Lawrence Mirro, Michael Mirro, Joseph T. Mirro and Mary Carbone. C...
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Ernest J. Wade
Ernest J. Wade passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the age of 81. Originally of Rush, County Dublin, Ireland. Beloved Husband of the late Cecilia Wade. Loving Father of Keri-Ann Donahue (Mich...
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Frank J. Derkac
Frank J. Derkac passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018 at the age of 48. Beloved Brother of Michele Morales and Dear Brother-in-Law of Alex. Cherished Uncle of Nikki and Jesse. Mass of Christian Buri...
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Frank Insalaco
Frank Insalaco passed away on Thursday, August 02, 2018 at the age of 85. Beloved Husband of Rosary Insalaco. Loving Father of Frank Insalaco and Leonard Insalaco. Cherished Grandfather of Stephani...
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Lynn Papapietro
Lynn Papapietro passed away on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 at the age of 47. Loving daughter of Priscilla Papapietro and the late Vito Papapietro. Cherished sister of Anthony Papapietro and sister-i...
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Christopher Martin Acosta
Christopher Martin Acosta passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018 at the age of 37. Beloved Son of Nery and Domingo Acosta. Cherished Grandson of Jacinto Quijano. Loving Nephew of Lucy & Polo Montes, ...
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Ernest J. Wade
Ernest J. Wade passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the age of 81. Originally of Rush, County Dublin, Ireland. Beloved Husband of the late Cecilia Wade. Loving Father of Keri-Ann Donahue (Mich...
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Gabrielle Camporese
Gabrielle Camporese of Williamsburg and Middle Village passed away on July 5th, 2018 at the age of 53. Loving Daughter of the late Theresa B. Stucko. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mt. Car...
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Theresa B. Stucko
Theresa B. Stucko of Williamsburg and Middle Village passed away on July 5th, 2018 at the age of 91. Devoted mother of the late Gabrielle. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church ...
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August Nawrot
August Nawrot passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the age of 93. Beloved Husband of the late Franciszka Nawrot. Loving Father of Cecilia Kielbiowski, Krystyna Lesniak, Teresa Mucek, Zbigniew N...
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