JASPER JOTTINGS Week 23  - 2017 Jun 04   

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



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POSITRACTION: Photographer gives his skill and then some to poor children



Photographer Offers to Take Free Graduation Photos for Kids Who Can’t Afford Them
by McKinley Corbley - May 18, 2017

2017 05May 27 Kids Graduating Facebook

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Richard Wah doesn’t have any photos of his high school graduation – that’s because he didn’t have the money to pay for a photographer when he was a teenager.

Now that he’s 44 years old, however, he wants to give other kids the opportunities that he never had.

Richard, who works as a photographer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is offering free graduation photoshoots to youth who can’t afford them. All the grads have to do is send Richard an email, grab their cap and gown, and show up for the shoot.

The photographer has even hired a barber and two makeup artists to spruce up the grads’ look.

The Philly resident first got the idea for the free photos when he was riding the public bus and saw a group of high school grads sporting caps and gowns – except none of them had any parents or family there to support them.

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OK, it’s not Bill Gates style charity, but maybe IMHO it’s worth more. It’s personal. It’s the Good Samaritan type charity.

It makes the world a kinder place for those that need it.

All it requires is a little sensitivity to the needs of others.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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JOBIT: Kennedy, Joseph Martin [MC???? RIP] on 2017-05MAY-19

Joseph Martin Kennedy
January 31, 1949 - May 19, 2017
New Jersey

Joseph was born on January 31, 1949 and passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Joseph was a resident of New Jersey.

He graduated from St. Joseph's of the Palisades High School Manhattan College and New York Law School.

Visitation will be on Tuesday May 30 2017 from 2-4 pm and 6-9 pm at Higgins and Bonner Funeral Home located at 582 Springfield Ave. Westfield NJ. The Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Genevieve Church at 200 Monmouth Road in Elizabeth NJ on May 31 2017 at 10 am. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery 1100 East Broad St. Westfield NJ.

Donations can be made out to NYU Medical Center; in the memo portion kindly write "Vulnerable Brain Project" in memory of Joe Kennedy; donations can be mailed to the office of: William Slater MD Associate Professor Division of Cardiology NYU School of Medicine 530 First Ave Skirball 9U New York New York 10016.


Kennedy, Joseph Martin [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link


JFACEBOOK: The Greenleaf from the late 70's


2013 01JAN 05 Greenleaf 

Manhattan College Alumni
This week's Way-back Wednesday photo is The Greenleaf from the late 70's. Cheers to the good ol' days and to 2013!
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ADMINISTRIVIA: My positraction didn't post but some old ones did


Yesterday’s POSITRACTION didn’t post. Had to manually re-add it?

And, some old drafts, that, for some reason, were never posted, were.

Go figure. Magic. Great Brother Jasper’s Ghost, or just my ineptitude?


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MFOUND: $90.2 million of Manhattan College Project revenue bonds



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Treasury Auctions Set for the Week of May 29$216.7 million of unlimited tax refinancing bonds. Piper Jaffray. Build NYC Resource Corporation, N.Y., $90.2 million of Manhattan College Project revenue bonds. Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Clark County, Nev., $148 million of Airport …

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Build NYC Resource Corporation, N.Y., $90.2 million of Manhattan College Project revenue bonds. Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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[JR: Interesting? What “revenue”?] 

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JNEWS: Marman, William [MC1979] VP Michael Baker International



Michael Baker International Appoints New Office Executives to Lead Growing Northeast Region

Magdy Hagag, P.E., Darren Riegler, P.E., and William Marman, P.E., named Vice Presidents and Office Executives for the Newark and Hamilton, New Jersey, and New York Operations
Michael Baker International

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PITTSBURGH, May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, today announced the following appointments that support the firm's focus on growth in the Northeast Region: Magdy Hagag, P.E., to Vice President and Office Executive for the Newark, New Jersey office; Darren Riegler, P.E., to Vice President and Office Executive for the Hamilton, New Jersey office; and William Marman, P.E., to Vice President and Office Executive for the New York (New York City, White Plains and Rensselaer) operation. In their new roles, Mr. Hagag, Mr. Riegler and Mr. Marman will focus on individual market strategies for New Jersey and New York and will oversee more than 200 team members in their work for clients across all functions of the organization.

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Mr. Marman brings engineering design and management, leadership and mentoring skills to his new position at Michael Baker. Previously, he served as the lead of Michael Baker's Transportation Engineering Practice in New York. As Vice President, Downstate New York Highway/Bridge Market Leader and Director of Engineering for AECOM in New York, he managed five technical departments consisting of more than 160 engineers, transportation planners and technicians. This role included all P & L responsibilities, including billing and collections, wins, bookings and forecasting, and all business decisions related to business development, opportunity tracking, teaming and proposal development.

Mr. Marman is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. He earned both a Master and Bachelor of Civil Engineering degrees from Manhattan College, in Riverdale, New York.

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Marman, William [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1979.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Marman, William [MC1979]

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JNEWS: Moran, Tom [MC1974] Irish America’s Business 100 list


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Tom Moran Receives Honorary Doctorate from Manhattan College

Tom Moran delivers the 2017 commencement speech at Manhattan College. (Photo: Ben Asen / Courtesy Manhattan College)

Tom Moran, a perennial figure on Irish America’s Business 100 list and a member of our Hall of Fame, received an honorary degree in humane letters from his alma mater, Manhattan College, and...

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Moran, Tom [MC1974]

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JOBIT: Montano, Edward L. Sr. [MC1961 RIP] on 2017-05May-30



Edward L. Montano Sr.
1938 - 2017

SAUGERTIES- Edward L. Montano, Sr., died Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at The Pines in Catskill. He was 78 years old.

Born Nov. 30, 1938 in Kingston, he was the son of Louis and Pauline Davis Montano. Edward graduated St. Mary of the Snow School in Saugerties, Saugerties High School and Manhattan College in New York.

The co-owner of Montano’s Shoe Store in Saugerties; he enjoyed family, spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his children, Ritamary Montano-Vining and her husband Jeffrey, Edward Montano, Jr., and his wife Tina, and Joseph Montano and his wife Kristen; his grandchildren, Juliannah, Jeffrey Jr., Matthew, Meredith, Hunter and Hudson; his sister, Judith Montano; and several cousins.

A Procession will form 9:45 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2017, at Buono Funeral Service, Inc., Saugerties, and then proceed to St. Mary of the Snow Church where a 10:30 a.m. a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow immediately in St. Mary of the Snow Cemetery, Barclay Heights.

Friends may call Thursday 5 until 9 p.m. at Buono Funeral Service, Inc. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association of the Hudson Valley, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 203, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 12601. Please offer your condolences for Edward and his family online at www.BuonoFuneralService.com.

Published in the Daily Freeman on June 1, 2017


Montano, Edward L. Sr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear Ed,

              I believe that Edward is a member of the Class of 1961.

                       May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Montano, Edward L. Sr. [MC1961 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JNEWS: Mannarino, Dan [MC2008] co-anchor the PIX11 Morning News



PIX11 Morning News announces new anchor lineup
Posted 2:43 PM, May 31, 2017, by PIX11 News

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PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship television station, today announced the final weekday anchor lineup for PIX11 Morning News. Beginning June 19, Dan Mannarino will co-anchor the PIX11 Morning News from 6-9am each weekday alongside Betty Nguyen.

Mannarino, a five-time Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter for the PIX11 News, joined the station in 2011 and has covered some of the region’s biggest stories, including Hurricane Sandy, the East Harlem explosion and the Philadelphia train derailment. Mannarino also traveled to Rome twice for PIX11, once for the elevation of Timothy Dolan to Cardinal and again when Pope Francis was named. He was live when the white smoke began to rise. He also traveled to Paris to cover the terrorist attacks and was most recently on assignment in Manchester covering the suicide bombing.

“Dan is a talented journalist who is passionate about his job.  His curiosity, tenacity and master storytelling skills make him the perfect fit for our new morning news team. He embodies “New York’s Very Own” and has a great ability to connect with the community where he was born and raised.  He can pivot from breaking news to feature stories without missing a beat,” said Amy Waldman, News Director. “I’m thrilled to welcome him to the mornings to join Betty Nguyen, Byron Miranda, Marissa Torres, Ojinika Obiekwe, Kala Rama, Craig Treadway, Anthony DiLorenzo, Kirstin Cole, Lisa Mateo and News Radio 880’s Tom Kaminiski as part of our new team.”

Prior to PIX11 News, Mannarino worked at NY1 News and Verizon FiOs 1 News on Long Island and in New Jersey.  Since 2003, he has been actively involved in Camp New Day in New Jersey, working with developmentally delayed adults. Mannarino is also the co-founder of Circle Up Foundation, a non-profit group serving the special needs community nationwide.

Born and raised in New York City and New Jersey, Mannarino holds a Bachelor of Arts from Manhattan College.

“As a native New Yorker, I truly look forward to rejoining this dynamic morning team to serve and wake up with communities I have grown up in and know best,” said Mannarino. “I am excited to join Betty and the rest of the team to provide our viewers with a fresh start and added energy to their morning routines.”

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Mannarino, Dan [MC????]

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Dear John,

                 I believe that Dan is a member of the Class of 2008.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mannarino, Dan [MC2008]

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JOBIT: Landy, Douglas [MC1966 RIP] on 2017-05May-00



Douglas Landy
October 6, 1944 - May 2017
Dover Plains, New York

Douglas was born on October 6, 1944 and passed away in May 2017.

Douglas was a resident of Dover Plains, New York at the time of passing.

Douglas was a Manhattan College graduate, Class of 1966, and earned a graduate degree from the Baruch Mt. Sinai MBA program.

A visitation of remembrance will be held from 3-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2017 and a funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 12 noon followed by a burial, at St. Bridget's Roman Catholic Church, 7 River Road, Sharon, CT (near Cornwall Bridge).

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Bridget's Church, 52 New Street, Sharon, Ct 06069 or The Chore Service, P.O. Box 522, Lakeville, CT 06039.


Landy, Douglas [MC1966 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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MNEWS: Still traffic problems at MC Pkway and Broadway



Residents give Bronx cheer to new Broadway traffic plan
Posted June 2, 2017

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[JR: Was always a disaster. I remember the business owners used to feed the meters all day back in the early 60’s. Laugh!] 

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JNEWS: Hattar, Ronald [MC????] superintendent Yorktown Central



Hattar Named Superintendent of Yorktown School District
June 2, 2017 at 5:10 PM

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Yorktown Central School District's nearly three-month long search for a new superintendent of schools ended Friday June 2, when the Board of Education announced in a press release that Dr. Ronald Hattar of the Eastchester Union Free School District, was chosen to fill the position.

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Hattar, a resident of Yorktown, has been the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for the Eastchester Union Free School District since 2011, and serves as president of the Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Curriculum Council. He and his wife, Nicole, have two children.

He holds a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Manhattanville College, a master of science in educational leadership from College of New Rochelle, a master of science in special education from Manhattan College, and a bachelor of science in secondary education from Manhattan College.

Still finalizing the terms of his agreement, the board announced a start date of Monday, July 10, pending a school board vote. More details will be announced at a future meeting, according to the release.
"It is an honor to have been selected to continue the wonderful work already being done in the Yorktown School District and I look forward to helping the organization to reach even higher levels of success,” Hattar said in the release.

Aligning with the school’s mission to educate the whole child, Hattar said he is “committed to academic excellence while providing an educational experience that supports the development of a student's emotional, social, athletic and civic self."

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Hattar, Ronald [MC????]

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JHQ: Alma Mater cites 4 alums working



Recent college graduates of the Schools of Liberal Arts, Business, Engineering and Science begin their careers working at top brands in the world's most stylish industries.

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ENDNOTE: Regulations drain economy by $2 trillion



Obama’s regulations in 2016 to drain economy by $2 trillion
The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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The Obama administration issued a record number of new regulations on its way out the door in 2016, leaving an administrative state that saps the economy of nearly $2 trillion a year, according to a new report being released Wednesday.

The government itself spent $63 billion in 2016 to administer and enforce all of its own regulations, the Competitive Enterprise Institute said.

With Republicans in Washington looking for reasons to streamline Washington and roll back President Barack Obama’s accomplishments, the new report is likely to be ammunition.

“The federal government’s reach extends far beyond its taxes, deficits, and borrowing. Federal environmental, safety and health, and economic regulations affect the economy by hundreds of billions — even trillions — of dollars annually,” Clyde Wayne Crews Jr. wrote in the CEI’s 2017 “Ten Thousand Commandments” report on federal regulations.

He counted 3,853 federal rules that were finalized in 2016 — the most for any year since 2005.

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Unfortunately, the economy can not suffer these type of “extractions”.

How can “We, The Sheeple” unwind these regs and re-energize the economy.

It’s in effect a tax cut for everyone.

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