Deanna D’Alfonso, Corrado Altomare

Deanna Nicole D’Alfonso and Corrado Giovanni Altomare are to be married Feb. 17 at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in Paramus, N.J. Bishop Daniel D. Brum is to perform the ceremony. The bride, 32, will take her husband’s name. She is the marketing manager in New York for Prestige Wine Imports. She graduated from the…

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Stephanie Cordes, Eric Stephenson

Stephanie Nicole Cordes and Eric Hayes Stephenson were married Feb. 16 at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, an events space in New York. Josh Tanenbaum, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. The bride, 29, and groom, 31, met in the New York office of the Cordes…

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Amanda Freyre, Michael Martinez

Amanda Helena Freyre and Michael John Martinez were married Feb. 16 at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Miami Beach. The Rev. Roberto M. Cid, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony. The couple met at the University of Pennsylvania, from which the bride received a law degree and the groom received an M.B.A. and…

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Casey Potter, Kyle Poelker

Casey Jay Potter and Kyle Andrew Poelker were married Feb. 16 at the Jewel Box at Forest Park, an events space in St. Louis. Nadine O’Reilly, who was ordained by the American Marriage Ministries, officiated. The bride and groom met in 2009 at the University of Chicago, from which they each received a law degree.…

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Tracy Salmon, Spencer Svetcov

Dr. Tracy Lauren Salmon and Dr. Spencer Andrew Svetcov were married Feb. 16 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, N.J. Rabbi Michael Jay officiated. The bride, 32, is an attending physician at NYU Langone Health and a clinical assistant professor at the NYU School of Medicine. She graduated magna cum laude from Lafayette College…

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There’s a place for us: New research reveals humanity’s roles in ecosystems

VIDEO: Jennifer Dunne and Stefani Crabtree describe an ongoing investigation into the roles humans play in sustainable and unsustainable socio-ecological systems. Their collaboration with anthropologists, archaeologists, and ecologists is the first… view more  In two back-to-back symposia at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, Feb.…

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Children carry evidence of toxins from home flooring and furniture

IMAGE: Environmental Chemist Heather led a three-year study of in-home exposures to semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) among 203 children from 190 families. view more  Credit: Duke Photo DURHAM, N.C. — Children living in homes with all vinyl flooring or flame-retardant chemicals in the sofa have significantly higher concentrations of potentially harmful semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in…

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Smoking may limit body’s ability to fight dangerous form of skin cancer

Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 per cent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked, according to a new report funded by Cancer Research UK. The study of more than 700 melanoma patients mainly from the north of England — and published today in Cancer…

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Jennifer Citak, Gabriel Gershowitz

Jennifer Sara Citak and Gabriel Joseph Gershowitz are to be married Feb. 17 at Montammy Golf Club in Alpine, N.J. Rabbi Shaul Robinson is to officiate. The bride and groom graduated from George Washington University, each summa cum laude. He also received a master’s degree in public policy summa cum laude from the school. The…

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Alisa Friscia, Kevin Guidette

Alisa Ann Friscia and Kevin Christopher Guidette are to be married Feb. 17 at Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church in San Juan, P.R. The Rev. Jose Quintero, a Roman Catholic priest, is to perform the ceremony. The bride, 35, is a new business sales executive at IBISWorld, a research firm to the financial industry in…

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