Category Archives: JEmail

JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) gives an Addis Hope update


Christmas, 2014

Dear John,

I hope this finds everything going well for you. You may be wondering
why you haven’t heard from me in a while; it’s because Ethiopian
telecommunications has been in the process of upgrading. As a result,
the network has been down for quite a while. I’m now racing before it
goes down again.

As we are an eastern rite Catholic Church our Christmas is January
seventh and our new year is September eleventh, following the Julian
calendar. No matter, we want to wish you a blessed Christmas and
joyous New Year.

All here at Addis Hope are doing very well thanks to the generosity of
our donor partners. During this Christmas season, I’m reminded that
many of our children live in terrible stable like conditions not too
unlike those of the Holy Family. Still, they are grateful for the
education they are receiving thanks to you. I had hoped to attach a
photo of the children expressing their joy and appreciation for all
they have received but it took almost ten minutes to download; thus
ended that wonderful show of gratitude.

Many thanks for your continuing generosity to our desperately poor and
marginalized children. Their daily prayers of thanks will continue to
be your reward.

May God bless and keep you,


Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) 

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JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) thinks he was spiked?


Hi John,

A few weeks ago you ran a story about WRCM (via the Quad), alma mater’s student-run radio station and the fact that it has gone silent.

I sent you the reply that is copied below. I was hoping you’d be able to include in this week’s JJ in the hopes it might bring some old WRCM listeners or colleagues “out of the woodwork” – but see that it was not included. Any particular reason – or did you spike me because I commented on your skepticism over the president’s birthplace?   :-)

mike toner
buffalo, ny
BEE ’72

Last week’s reply…

Dear f John,

I once again suggest you loosen the tinfoil hat regarding the president’s birthplace, etc…. :-)

Did want to comment on WRCM. I was involved with the station throughout my four years at alma mater, Fall ’68 – Spring ’72. When I arrived the station facilities were on an upper floor of De la Salle Hall, but moved to Thomas Hall shortly thereafter. The station was, as described, a carrier current station. During my years there was significant expansion to get transmitters in all of the dorms. This included the West Hill campus (the old sanitarium) in Fieldston. West Hill included some outside, overhead power lines which expanded the coverage area. You could sometimes hear the station driving north on the Thruway/Major Deegan around Moshulu Parkway. Club football was also enjoying a resurgence at the time and WRCM frequently provided play by play coverage of the away games. The cafeteria food service providers were often sponsors of the coverage and there were frequently clever limericks written as “commercials” for the food service sponsor. There were several on air marathons – including one from
the lounge of Jasper Hall. For those who remember the “No Say-No Pay” demonstration against a tuition increase in the spring of 1970, WRCM provided extensive coverage from “Jasper Liberation City” on the Quad. Those were heady times… I’d never heard anything of an FCC crackdown before this story. It is truly sad to hear that the station has gone silent.

mike toner
BEE ’72
Buffalo, NY

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Toner, Mike (MC1972)


First all, if I “spiked” everyone who disagrees with me, there’d be nothing here. I really didn’t see your submission otherwise it would have been in there. Don’t get enough input, so I always wonder if anyone reads this.

Then the radio station is a sad story. But if the students don’t care, not much anyone can do. 

Finally, with respect to my “tin foil hat”, I don’t know where the President was born or much else about him. There are just “questions” that deserve an answer. Like did he claim “foreign student” status to get in to these various schools. What’s wrong with that question and why no answer? Remember, I’m a “proofer”; not a “birther”. :-) Subtle difference. 

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) reports on McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


Good Morning All,

Jim Smith shared some more good news regarding Mike and Cathie McEneney. Having spoken with Cathie, he tells us that she is doing much better, both enjoying a relaxing moment at home. We all share relief and a smile for these two good friends. Thank you Jim. God Bless. Phil Colon

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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JEMAIL: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957) on Wikipedia’s list of notable Manhattan grads


[JR: Delayed due being flagged as spam?]

Nov 23 

Hi John:

I would think that the Admissions and Alumni offices would be interested in updating and populating Wikipedia’s list of notable Manhattan grads. It might be a good work study project for a student.

The overwhelming number of grads on the list are athletes. Maybe it’s because their feats are easily recognizable whereas criteria for other fields are harder to define beyond the more famous ones.

One caveat is that all graduates might say they are noteworthy and it might be considered elitist and exclusionary to be so designated. A conundrum!

Keep up the good work.


Dans, Peter E. (MC1957)

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[JR: Agreed but I have no input to Alma Mater and its workings. There’s always a bell shaped curve. There’s an Athletic HoF. Would seem that there could be others. “Elitist”? Like Cooperstown? I would think it would be obvious.]

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JEMAIL: Antenucci, John (MC1959) recruits two more “victims”



Please add the following to the Jasper Jottings distribution list.

Phil Maresco B60

John Rayeur B71

Recently spent time with them at the Manhattan College gathering at the University Park Country Club, Sarasota, FL

They asked me to send this request.

John Antenucci BS 59

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[JR: Done. Invites extended. Hope they enjoy. One of my concerns is there is so little “growth”. I can’t lower the price! Argh!!!!  ]

Antenucci, John (MC1959)

Maresco, Phil (1960B)

Rayeur,John (MC1971B)

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JEMAIL: Antenucci, John (MC1959) found Patterson, James [MC1969]



I was very pleased to see James Patterson, author, being interviewed by a panel of four hosts on the The Today Show, NBC. I came in on the tail end of the conversation. He was talking about two new books, “Hope to Die” and “House of Robots”. If any one wants to see it, the show aired on NBC The Today Show November 24, 2014. He had many things to say about the process of Co-authoring which he has been doing for some time.

John Antenucci BS ’59

PS: I have not doubt that your up to date research into Manhattan College Activities discovered this before receiving this note; jut in case, here is my alert.

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[JR: No I didn’t see anything about this one. So I need eyes, ears, and fingers to keyboard.]

Antenucci, John (MC1959) 

Patterson, James [MC1969]

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JEMAIL: Presidents of the Manhattan College Alumni Society, past and present


RE: Presidents of the Manhattan College Alumni Society, past and present

2014 Nov 10 IMG 3193

Dear John,

             Here is a picture of some past presidents of the Alumni Society with our Current President, Meg Walsh. For those of you who may have not kept up, they are from left to right: Bill Chandler ’70, George Skau ’59. Pete Sweeney ’64, Jim Smith ’60, of course Meg, Mike McEneney ’53, & Bill Harkins ’67. The picture was taken at the Installation Ceremony for the 2014 Class of the Athletic Hall of Fame, a very enjoyable event that was held in the Kelly Commons on Saturday night.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. A very elite cadre!]

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Chandler, Bill [MC1970]

Harkins, Bill [MC1967]

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Skau, George [MC1959]

Smith, Jim [MC1960]

Sweeney, Pete (MC1964)

Walsh, Meg [MC1979]

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