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How Dangerous Is Texting While Driving Compared with Drunk Driving?
Oct 15, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 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 | 26 26 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 | 189 189 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 | 34 34 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 | 279 279 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 | 236 236 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 | 284 284 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 | 45 45 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 | 52 52 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...
Astoria Characters: The Paper Engineer
Sep 17, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Gene is a paper engineer/graphic designer/illustrator. Text and Photos by Nancy A. Ruhling From the stack of books on his desk, Gene Vosough brings forth a gold-tooled tom...

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Robert J. Wittmer
Robert J. Wittmer of Ridgewood passed away on Friday, May 03, 2019 at the age of 75. A native of Ridgewood. He was the beloved Husband of the late Elaine. Devoted Father of Theresa Camino, Robert, ...
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Margaret Theresa Scibelli
Margaret Theresa Scibelli passed away on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 at the age of 87. Beloved Wife of John J. Scibelli. Loving Mother of Peter Scibelli and Anthony Scibelli . Cherished Grandmother of ...
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Tomas Diaz
Tomas Diaz passed away on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 at the age of 78. Beloved Husband of Antonia Diaz. Loving Father of Rossana and Stella. Cherished Grandfather of Danny, Vanessa, Marcello, Gabriel ...
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Lilian Moran
Lilian Moran passed away on Monday, May 06, 2019 at the age of 89. Beloved Wife of the late Edward P. Moran. Loving Mother of Edward (Bess) Moran, Kenneth Moran and Laura (John) Daidone. Cherished ...
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Dora Mafla Jaramillo
Dora Mafla Jaramillo passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the age of 87. Beloved Mother of Elizabeth Mendez. Cherished Grandmother of Angie and Priscilla. Loving Sister of Alverio Mafla and ...
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Margaret Grace Settineri
Margaret Grace Settineri passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the age of 73. Beloved Mother of Debra Settineri, Nicole Settineri and Joseph Settineri and Mother-in-Law of Allison. Cherished Gr...
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Juan F. Balandra
Juan F. Balandra passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 at the age of 78. Beloved Husband of the late Ana Acosta. Loving Father of Raphael, Mireya, Camilo, Miguel, Juan, Rolando, Jimmy, Henry & the ...
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Stephen L. Vannata
Stephen L. Vannata passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 at the age of 77. Beloved Husband of Elizabeth Burnett. Loving Father of John Vannata, Michael Vannata and Lorraine Almeida, father-in-law o...
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Gertrude Kolmel
Gertrude Kolmel passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019 at the age of 94. Beloved Wife of the late William Kolmel. Loving Mother of Maureen Kolmel, Bill Kolmel, Kathleen Kolmel, Linda Kupetsky (Paul)...
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Jacqueline Benintendo
Jacqueline Benintendo passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019 at the age of 70. Beloved Wife of the late John Benintendo. Loving Mother of Jonathan, Matthew and Christopher Benintendo and Mother-in-L...
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Roderick Q. Valenzuela
Roderick Q. Valenzuela passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the age of 59. Beloved Husband of Maria M. Capinpin. Loving Father of Janine Valenzuela. Devoted Son of Fe and the late Rodrigo Val...
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Nicholas Falcone
Nicholas Falcone passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the age of 100. Beloved Husband of the late Philomena Falcone. Loving Father of Anna Rose Martucci, Grace Zaffuto (Steven) and Linda Falcon...
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Suzanne G. Fjellman
Suzanne G. Fjellman passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the age of 91. Beloved Wife of the late George B. Fjellman. Loving Mother of Sue Allikas (David), Wendi Herzman (the late George), Ka...
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Eugenia Mallinas
Eugenia Mallinas passed away on April 3rd, 2019 at the age of 95 years. Beloved Mother of Helen Hronopoulos and James Mallinas. Cherished Grandmother of Angela and Gregory Hronopoulos. Dear Sister ...
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Catherine “Kitty” Buczynski
Catherine “Kitty” Buczynski passed away on Sunday, April 07, 2019 at the age of 101. Beloved Wife of the late Charles Buczynski. Loving Mother of Diane Gentile and Cathy Fleming, and Mother-n-Law o...
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