Category Archives: JEmail

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) corrects The Wkilpedia

Dear John,

I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Ed.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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On 1/29/2015 4:38 PM, Jasper Fjohn68 wrote:
> Ed Murawinski
> From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
> Ed Murawinski
> Edmurawinski.JPG
> Murawinski working on a drawing for the New York Daily News.
> Born November 3, 1951 (age 63)
> Jersey City, New Jersey
> Occupation New York Daily News Cartoonist
> Spouse(s) Deborah Murawinski (m. 1977)
> Children Kevin Murawinski, Michael Murawinski, Matthew Murawinski
> Edward Murawinski (born November 3, 1951 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American cartoonist. He is currently employed by the New York Daily News in New York City as a cartoonist and a member of the National Cartoonist Society. He attended Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts and has been employed by the Daily News since he was seventeen.

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JEMAIL: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) cites local HG2TG aka Google


John, you wrote, “JR: Yes. There are so many regs and diktats, one is always a “law breaker”!”

Perhaps you or one of the other Jaspers out there can help me. There is a well-known quote (and perhaps more than one) that expresses the idea that the “State” can have ultimate power over everyone simply by setting up such a complex and un-meetable system of laws and regulations that *everyone* will always be in some degree of violation of something and thus subject to punishment unless they “cooperate” with whatever new demand is being levied.

I believe I’ve actually seen at least two different well-stated expressions of this concept. One, perhaps from “1984” (which I really *should* read for a fourth time probably….) and another from an actual dictatorial real-life politician — perhaps a Nazi or a Stalinist or an East Euro 1950s’ Soviet dictator. There’s no simple unique phrasing or set of keywords that I’ve found that will pop it up on my local Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (aka, “Google”) but I’m sure someone out there will remember it and its source.

Michael J. McFadden
Peace Studies, 1973

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Best quote that expresses that sense imho is:

“If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him.” — Cardinal Richelieu


Thanks for the comment.

Love the reference to the HG2TG!


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JEMAIL: Marketing Intern Opportunity at Good Shepherd School – Inwood


From: Reinke, F. John (MC1968)
Date: Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 10:04 AM
Subject: Re: Potential Marketing Intern Opportunity at Good Shepherd School – Inwood
To: Carolyn Predmore (MCfaculty)
Cc: Sweeney, Peter (MC1964)


I hope that Manhattan can help Good Shepherd.

On a humorous note, that perhaps the intern can use, my 2009 novel “CHURCH 10●19●62″ “features” GSS as the locale. (Two bucks on Kindle) And, I draw on my youth there to make the story have “texture”. One of the comments was that “everyone had their first crush on a girl in grammar school.” I used it on the jacket.

That’s one of the two books I brought to my presentation to the Marketing Club in 2010.

I, of course, send an autographed copy to BOTH the Manhattan College and the GSS library.

If I can be of any help with this project, then don’t hesitate to ask.

GSS 60, MP 64, MC68, FDU 75, and FDU 85

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On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 11:06 PM, Peter Sweeney wrote:

Dear Professor Predmore:

Hope you have successfully settled back in following the intersession in Frankfurt. Having taught a summer session engineering course for the first time last July, I have some sense of how much more intense the fast track instructional approach must have been when accomplished away from one’s familiar environment.

With the Spring semester about to kick off, I am reaching out to you in my capacity as a member of the Board of Directors of Friends of Good Shepherd School (FOGSS), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Since it opened its doors in the 1920’s, Good Shepherd School has been the educational starting point for countless Manhattan College grads including my cousin F. John Reinke and I.

Like all too many ADNY schools, Good Shepherd began to slowly fade in the 1990’s. Ultimately, declining enrollment and mounting expenses put GSS on the list for closure in 2010. Thankfully it was rescued by the leadership of Pastor Fr. Robert Abbatiello (MC 1982 Business) and the extraordinary generosity of a deeply dedicated group of Jasper led alumni (FOGSS). Together, we helped save GSS and today it is again a vibrant school carrying on the work of providing the children of Inwood and surrounding northern Manhattan and Bronx neighborhoods with a quality Catholic education. Our goal now is to make Good Shepherd self sustaining by further growing the enrollment.

FOGSS is thus looking to draw on some knowledgeable marketing support that could be provided by a local college marketing major. Given the above cited Jasper connections and our proximity to campus (215th St stop on # 1 train line), Manhattan is our first stop for recruiting. If you think this is an intern opportunity that might be of interest to one of your students, I would welcome the chance to explore it by phone or in person.

Best regards,
Pete Sweeney
Adjunct Associate Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering

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[JR: Of course, any one can help. Anyone who buys the Kindle or print version as a result of this story and tells me will get a donation to FOGSS in their name. Every little but helps. I’d be happy to autograph any printed copy when I see you somewhere. I guess I can autography your Kindle but why you’d want that beats me.]

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JEMAIL: Kearney, Kevin M. [MC1974RIP] background by Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)


RE: Sir Kevin M. Kearney, Knight Of The Order Of The Holy Sepulcher

Good Evening,

John Nason shared the Announcement by this 1000 year old Order that dates back to the First Crusade and I hope that in sharing it with you I am not breaking a trust. Kevin was a private man in the good work that he did, his devotion and dedication to the Church. A devotion shared by his wife, Lady Mary. I think Kevin would want you to read about the Order if for no other reason than that we can all learn something from the good The Order Of The Holy Sepulcher do and have done over more than Nine Hundred Years. This good man lived his belief. I am certain that those who knew Kevin felt better for it. The Order will be forming an Honor Guard at the Mass Of Christian Burial on Wednesday and they sent out a release to that effect. When you have a moment, read of the Order Of The Holy Sepulcher, and say a prayer for Sir Kevin, Lady Mary and their Family. We have lost ” One of the good ones.” Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

Kearney, Kevin M. [MC1974RIP]

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JEMAIL: McGarvey, John “Harvey” (MC1977) has secrets by Moore, Kevin (MC1980)


Good Morning  CIC,

                                                I have just read the Week 52 edition of Jasper Jottings and saw that you had posted a Linked-In item on John McGarvey (‘77).  John “Harvey” McGarvey was my Resident Assistant at Ives Hall in West Hill my freshman year.  Our Resident Director that year was none other than Bro. Thomas Scanlon, who would go on to lead the college as President for many years.  John had to deal with a majority freshman contingent in Ives that year with all that entails.  I remember once he had all of us freshman dump buckets of water on one of his unsuspecting “ friends” and fellow RA.  John was generally helpful as an RA as long as you didn’t bother him too much.   He was very focused at the time on his next career move especially the second semester of his senior year.

                Kevin Moore

[JR: Thanks for the “color”. It’ll make up for being late reading the week issue. Laugh! ]  

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Moore, Kevin (MC1980) 

McGarvey, John “Harvey” (MC1977)


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JEMAIL: Kearney, Kevin M. [MC1974RIP] reported by Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)


RE: Kevin M. Kearney, Esq. 1974 BA, Rest In Peace

Good Evening,

Tom Delaney has shared Visitation and Mass Of Christian Burial information wirh us as follows.

Visitation: Denis S. O’Connor Funetal Home
91-05 Beach Channel Dr.
Rockaway Beach, N.Y. 11693

Monday, 1/5/15, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. & 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Tuesday, 1/6/15, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. & 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Mass: St. Frances DeSales Church
129-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Belle Harbor, N. Y. 11694

Wednesday, 1/7/15, @ 10:45AM

We are saying goodbye, as Tom Delaney says, ” To one of the good ones ” who will be missed by many. As I said in another email, the Kevin that I knew was easy to love and respect. He did not flaunt his beliefs, he lived them. He had a fast and easy smile. He was a good Husband, a good Father, a good Son and Brother and a helping hand to many. As a lawyer, he handled the Diocese Of Brooklyn for many years. He was a Runner who never lost interest in the Manhattan College Track Team and its’ accomplishments. He told a good story and could always make you smile. Kevin’s Pro Bono work here, in Puerto Rico and Africa will be remembered by many.

Please keep in your prayers Kevin, his Wife Mary, their Children Christine, Elisa and Sean as they mourn the loss of their loved one. We pray that they will find peace in the sure knowledge that Kevin is at peace in God’s Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. Good Man, Yourself, Kevin. God Speed. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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Kearney, Kevin M. [MC1974RIP]

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) reports Kevin’s passing


Dear Friends,

It is with a very sad heart that I share word of Kevin’s passing this morning. Tom Delaney, in his own grief, has just let us know of the death of this good man. Some of us knew Kevin better than I did but what I knew of Kevin was easy to love and respect. As Tom has said, ” We have lost one of the good ones.” The hole that Kevin’s Passing leaves in the hearts of his Family and friends is filled by the love and goodness he shared while he lived and the example he set for all. Please keep Kevin and his Family in your prayers as they so deeply mourn their loss. I will share details with you as soon as I have them. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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Kearney,  Kevin [MC1974 RIP]

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