JASPER JOTTINGS Week 31  - 2016 Jun 31   

Jasper Jottings - The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College



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POSITRACTION: Kansas City Community Kitchen really serves the homeless



This Soup Kitchen Is Disguised As A Restaurant So The Homeless Can Dine With Dignity
March 4, 2016

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The Kansas City Community Kitchen is changing the way soup kitchens serve food. The process includes greeters and servers just like a typical sit-down restaurant, which makes the homeless feel like part of the community.

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The menu was created by executive chef Michael Curry, the owner of the Kansas City restaurant, Lil' Bubba, who once lived in poverty and ate at soup kitchens himself.

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What a great idea!

From the video, it looks like I’d like to dine there.

At least, maybe we should patronize the fellow’s public restaurant.

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JLINKEDIN: Amanda, Ayanna [MC2013] Veterans Program Outreach Specialist



Amanda, Ayanna [MC2013]
Veterans Program Outreach Specialist at Department of Veterans Affairs, New York, NY
Bronx, New York
Government Administration

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JLINKEDIN: McGarvey, Nicolaus [MC2013] College Graduate for Music Industry Position



McGarvey, Nicolaus [MC2013]
College Graduate for Music Industry Position
Hewitt, New JerseyMusic
CurrentUnemployed - Seeking Work


In May of 2013, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in music and business from Manhattan College. I also lived in, and studied music business and production in Miami, where I was fortunate enough to train in one of the largest music studios on the east coast. While completing my education, I established the "It's JSC Productions" recording studio, and have continued to write, record, and produce music on a part-time basis.

My qualifications include:
➢ Business/Tech Savvy mindset;
➢ Hands on experience with a variety of recording equipment;
➢ History working in a busy, mission-critical environment;
➢ Ability to work well with others to make goal and meet deadlines;
➢ Advanced knowledge in several computer applications;

My Objectives:

To utilize my education in business / music and my experience in music distribution / production to further my career along side a company who believes in growth.

I am passionate about what I do, and I believe my previous experience, strong work ethic, and professional demeanor are in line with the skills you are seeking. I look forward to hearing from you to arrange an interview.

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JNEWS: McLaughlin, Willie [MC1985] sends a daughter to the Olympics



SportsNew Jersey teen ready to make Olympic history
By Brian Lewis
July 25, 2016 | 12:24am

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Her brother, Taylor, holds the University of Michigan indoor 400 mark, sister Morgan ran at St. Peter’s University, and her mother ran the 400 in high school. As for her father, Willie? Just an All-American for Manhattan College who made the 400 semis at the 1984 Olympic Trials. And at this month’s trials, he and Mary were there supporting Sydney as her nerves threatened to get the best of her.

“The Olympic Trials is the single most stressful thing I’ve ever done in my life. You can’t understand the level of stress these athletes go through,” Willie said. “We always talk about [the Olympics] happening, but not so soon. We knew there was an outside chance of her making it … [and] she ended up getting on the team.”

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McLaughlin, Willie [MC1985]

[JR: This was that fragment I couldn’t see two weeks ago.] 

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Amanda


Good Morning All,

Our continued prayers are needed for Amanda. She has recently been in our prayers due to complications with her pregnancy. Please raise the volume for this young wonan and her Family. Her MDs, on Tuesday, 7/26/16, will be examining Amanda to see how her pregnancy is progressing. Amanda is very concerned. We pray for positive results and greater certainty from her Doctors as to her improved progress. Lets us keep the volume up. Thank you Mike McEnemey for the update. Thank you all. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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JFACEBOOK: Apoldo, Lou (MC1963) celebrates 51 years married



PICTURE 2016 Jul 25  21 36 Apoldo

Joe Apoldo feeling thankful with Lou Apoldo and Toni Apoldo at Koo Restaurant. Celebrating 51 years.

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Apoldo, Lou (MC1963)

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JOBIT: Connolly, Anthony Patrick "Skip" [MC1972 RIP] on 2016-Jul-25



Anthony Connolly

GLEN ROCK - Anthony Patrick "Skip" Connolly, 70, died on July 25.

Born and raised in Yonkers, he resided in Glen Rock for 45 years. He attended St. Barnabas Church and School. A graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School in New York City, he earned a bachelor's degree in business from Manhattan College in 1972. A faithful and active parishioner of St. Catharine R.C. Church in Glen Rock, he volunteered with the C.Y.O. Skip was a member of the Romeo Group (Retired Old Men Eating Out). An avid reader, he enjoyed socializing with his lifelong friends and spending time with family. Prior to retiring, most of his career was spent in the telecommunications industry.

He was the husband of Mary (Willmore) Connolly; father of Tracey Morin and her husband Domonic and Christopher Connolly and his wife Tracy; grandfather of Megan and Quinn Connolly and Brady Morin; brother of Maureen Curran and Janet Tuomey. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Mae (McNamara) Connolly, and brother William Connolly.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home in Fair Lawn from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 28. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Catharine R.C. Church in Glen Rock at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 29. Interment will follow at St. Luke's Cemetery in Ho-Ho-Kus.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Catharine R.C. Church.

Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home Inc.
13-31 Saddle River Road
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
(201) 797-3500

Published in Glen Rock Gazette on July 25, 2016


Connolly, Anthony Patrick "Skip" [MC1972 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/anthony-connolly-condolences/180776886?cid=full

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JOBIT: Hickey, William F. Jr. [MC1952 RIP] on 2016-Jul-21



William Hickey Jr.Obituary
Guest Book

William F.William F. Hickey, Jr. of Fairfield, CT entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 21, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.

Bill is survived by his wife of 54 years, Grace, and three children and their spouses: Sharon Sutton (Carl), David Hickey, and Courtney Lamoin (Kevin) and their four children: Penelope, Oliver, Madeline, and Tucker. Bill was predeceased by his daughter, Heather Hickey. He is also survived by his sister Rosemary Love (Jack), his brother Kieran (Betty Ann), three nieces Kelli Young (Jon), June Norden (John), and Susan Windle (Ralph) and one nephew Gregory Hickey (Alison). He is also predeceased by his nephew, Christopher Hickey.

Bill was born in Stamford, CT on May 28, 1929 to the late William F. Hickey and Margaret Dooley Hickey. He attended local schools and graduated from St. Basil's Preparatory School in 1948 where he played varsity football, baseball, and basketball. In 1952, he graduated from Manhattan College where he was a member of the outstanding golf team. After graduating in 1955 from Fordham University Law School, he began his private practice of law and an illustrative career in public service.

From 1959-1961 he served as a prosecutor in the Stamford City Court. In 1966, he became a partner in the law firm of Ryan, Ryan, and Hickey.

Bill served as Interim Mayor of the City of Stamford for three months and from 1960-1970 he served five terms in the State Senate in Hartford, which included four years as the Assistant Senate Majority Leader.

Professionally, he was a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, a member of the New Canaan Board of Finance, and President of the Toga Club. In 1967, he was selected as Man of the Year by the Roasters Club and in 1988, he was named Man of the Year by Stamford State Street Debating Society. In 1990, he was honored by the Stamford Old Timers' Athletic Association. In 1991, Bill was honored by the Board of Trustees of the Ferguson Library for his seven years as a Trustee and having served as a Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Pension Committee, and a member of the Community Relations, Finance, Long Range Policy, Nominating, and Special Gifts/Endowments/Foundation Committees.His respect and passion for the law ultimately led to an appointment as a Superior Court Judge in 1988 by Governor William O'Neill. In 1996, he was appointed Administrative Judge and served until his retirement in 2012.

As a sports enthusiast, Bill always enjoyed watching New York Yankee games, but most especially cheering on the New York Giants. All who knew Bill, know his first love in life was golf. Bill started as a caddie at Woodway Country Club and went on to become a member spanning some six decades. He was elected President of the club and finally Honorary Member, being recognized for his leadership, personal achievement, and contributions to the club during that time.

Above all, he valued family and in recent years what brought the biggest smile to his face was spending time with his adoring grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2nd at St. Pius X Church, 834 Brookside Drive, Fairfield, CT. Interment will be private.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: The Tully Health Center, c/o Stamford Hospital Foundation, 1351 Washington Blvd., Suite 202, Stamford CT, 06902 and/or the Woodway Country Club Scholarship Fund, c/o The Woodway Country Club, 540 Hoyt St. Darien, CT 06820. Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home in Fairfield has been entrusted with the arrangements. To send an online condolence, please visit www.shaughnesseybanks.com.

Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home
50 Reef Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 255-1031

Published in Darien News from July 25 to July 29, 2016


Hickey, William F. Jr. [MC1952 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/dariennewsonline/william-hickey-condolences/180775544?cid=full

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JNEWS: Chaves Dominguez, Jorge A. [MC1986] President WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Latin America



Monday, July 25, 2016
New Latin American leadership at WSP | PB
Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff on July 25, 2016 named Jorge A. Chaves Dominguez as President and Asdrubal Montenegro as Chief Financial Officer of its Latin America region.

Chaves brings more than 30 years of engineering and management expertise in the U.S. and Latin America to his new position, in which he will oversee more than 1,100 employees in offices in Colombia, Chile, Peru, Mexico and Trinidad & Tobago.

Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Chaves was General Manager of Schrader Camargo, an engineering firm based in Cundinamarca, Colombia, where he oversaw operations in Mexico, Panama, Peru, Colombia and the Dominican Republic. Previously, he managed energy, aviation and petrochemical projects in Colombia in various managerial and board positions for multiple firms.

Chaves worked in the U.S. for several years in the infrastructure, energy and construction markets. His areas of expertise included overseeing global assets and regional operations while directing projects and regional business development.

Chaves earned an M.S. in civil engineering and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College in New York City.

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Chaves Dominguez, Jorge A. [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Jorge is a member of the Class of 1986.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Chaves Dominguez, Jorge A. [MC1986]

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JNEWS: Springstead, David [MC1987] Capital Development and Programs GM MARTA



David Springstead Named AGM for Capital Development and Programs
Source: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
Jul 25, 2016

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) GM/CEO Keith T. Parker, AICP, recently named David M. Springstead as the agency’s assistant general manager for Capital Development and Programs. In this capacity, Springstead will be responsible for MARTA’s Strategic Transit Asset Management Plan (STAMP) and State of Good Repair (SGR) initiatives.

In addition to his responsibilities at MARTA, Springstead, who has 29 years of experience with asset management, project management, and construction and capital programming, serves on the FTA’s State of Good Repair Working Group and Transportation Research Board’s Transportation Asset Management Committee. Springstead also serves as the chair-elect of APTA’s Systems Engineering Committee and co-chair of APTA’s Transit Asset Management Standards Committee. He is an active member of other industry organizations, including the ENO Center for Transit Leadership and the International Council on Systems Engineering.

Springstead earned a bachelor’s in electrical engineering with a minor in business administration from Manhattan College in New York, and a master of science in management from North Carolina State University.

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Springstead, David [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that David is a member of the Class of 1987.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Springstead, David [MC1987]

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JOBIT: McKeon, Donald N. [MC1950 RIP] on 2016-Jul-19



Donald N. McKeon
July 19, 2016   
Berlin, New Jersey

Donald passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

Donald was a resident of Berlin, New Jersey at the time of his passing.

He graduated in 1950 from Manhattan College.

He was a Marine Corps infantry officer. Toward the end of World War II he enlisted in the US Navy at the age of seventeen and served as a fire controlman on the USS Macon. Colonel McKeon was in the US military for twenty-eight years altogether. From 1951 to 1963 he served on Okinawa at Quantico and at Camp Lejeune and for three years at the Marine Corps recruiting station in Hartford CT.

A celebration of life will be held on August 6 at 3:00 p.m. at the Costantino Funeral Home 231 W. White Horse Pike and Arlington Avenue Berlin NJ. Memorial service 4:00PM. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Donations may be made in his memory to the Michael Fecile Foundation 3160 Woods Edge Drive Garnet Valley PA or to Animal Welfare 509 Centennial Boulevard Voorhees NJ.


McKeon, Donald N. [MC1950 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/103795941

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JOBIT: Bailie, Ann Sr Alexandrine [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Jul-04



Ann Bailie
Dominican Sister of Peace

BAILIE, ANN DOMINICAN SISTER OF PEACE (SR ALEXANDRINE) Dominican Sister of Peace Ann Bailie, (Sister Alexandrine), died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, OH, on July 4, 2016.

She was born in Manhattan, NY in 1929 and was professed in 1950 in the former congregation of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Sr. Ann earned a Bachelor of Arts in French from Manhattan College, a Master of Arts in French from Laval University, Quebec, Canada, and pursued post-graduate studies in French literature at New York University. She ministered as a teacher in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Ohio.

From 1970-1992 and from 1994-2010 Sr. Ann was a faculty member at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT, where she taught French and Humanities.

Sister Ann was preceded in death by her parents Alexander and Agnes Bailie, her brothers Alexander and Fr. Robert Bailie, OP and her sister Sr. Ellen Bailie, OP. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 7, 2016, at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse in Columbus, OH. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 10 am in the St. Albert Atrium, Tagliatela Academic Center, Albertus Magnus College, 700 Prospect, New Haven, CT. A reception will follow.

Memorial gifts in Sr. Ann’s memory may be sent to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 43219 or submitted securely online at https://community.oppeace.org/DSPDonate.

Published in The New Haven Register on July 27, 2016


Bailie, Ann Sr Alexandrine [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

           I do not find any thing in my 'stuff' for Sister.

                May She rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JHQ: Brennan O’Donnell Appointed President of MAAC Council of Presidents


News & Events
Brennan O’Donnell Appointed President of MAAC Council of Presidents

The Manhattan College president will lead the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s presidential committee for a two-year term.

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JHQ: Summer Literacy Institute student



PICTURE 2016 Jul 29  14 26 literacy

Manhattan College
Page Liked 1 hr    It's been a great week on campus with our Summer Literacy Institute students! These rising high school seniors got to see what college life is like by living in the residence halls, taking classes with our professors & attending writing workshops. Any future Jaspers in the bunch?

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JOBIT: Bert, John J. [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Jul-25



John Bert M.D.

BERT, JOHN J., MD age 67, of Warwick died unexpectedly, while fighting a courageous battle with cancer, on Monday, July 25, 2016.

He was the beloved husband of Teresa C. (Punzi) Bert. Born in New York City, devoted son of the late Hugo A. Bert and Helen (Alfero) Bert, he lived in the Edgewood section of Cranston for 21 years before moving to Warwick Neck 8 years ago. He was a graduate of Xavier High School in NY, Manhattan College and Georgetown University School of Medicine.

He was in the US Air Force ROTC, a veteran of the Vietnam War and honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant. Dr.

Bert practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology since graduating from residency in 1976. He was in private practice in Bristol, RI until he joined Ob-Gyn Assoc. in Providence in 1989. As a senior partner, he was instrumental in bringing obstetrics into the Lifespan system. He was a Clinical Professor of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

He loved teaching and caring for his patients through all the stages of their lives. He will be remembered for his skill as a healer and his kind compassion. He was a gentle man who loved to tell a story. Dr. Bert loved reading, studying history, traveling and the arts. He was an avid photographer, cyclist and sailor who was happiest on the water.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Diane Ranes of Maine; two brothers, Robert Bert of Cranston and Dr. Arthur Bert of Providence; and two nieces, Brittany Bert and Jacqueline Bert. Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Sunday, July 31, from 2-5 p.m. at the Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, RI.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, August 1, at 10 a.m. in the Redwood Chapel at Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Blvd., Providence, RI. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St Mary's Home for Children, North Providence, RI or to The Wounded Warrior Project. www.barrettandcotter.com

Published in The Providence Journal on July 29, 2016


Bert, John J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JNEWS: Quinlan, Ronald [MC????] Commercial Property Editor for INM



INM editorial appointment
Published 30/07/2016 | 02:30
Ronald Quinlan has been appointed as Commercial Property Editor for INM.

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In his new role, Ronald will provide authoritative news coverage, analysis and commentary on the workings of the commercial property sector for the 'Sunday Independent', Irish Independent and independent.ie

Ronald joined INM in 2007 and has held the roles of Special Correspondent and Senior Reporter with the 'Sunday Independent'. A native of Dublin, he also worked with the 'Irish Daily Mail' as political correspondent and with the 'Irish Mail on Sunday' (formerly Ireland on Sunday) as a reporter. Ronald recently completed his MSc in Management degree at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

He holds a Master's in Journalism from the DIT and a BA in English from Manhattan College in New York.

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Quinlan, Ronald [MC????]

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ENDNOTE: One picture tells the whole story


The Last Jew In Vinnitsa, 1941

PICTURE 2016 Jul 08 last jew

[JR: When “they” take away guns, genocide follows.] 

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