Category Archives: JEmail

JEMAIL: Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964) Sunday, August 24 12-3pm Ulster NY


Hi Folks,

I’ll be at the Ulster County Historical Society on Sunday, August 24, from noon till 3.

Hope to see you there! (If you’re in the UK or Santa Fe, NM, you’re excused.)



Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964) 

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Ulster County Historical Society Presents
Meet our Local History Authors Sunday, August 24 12-3pm

The authors we brought together have written novels or non-fiction historic material, pertaining to the history of the Hudson Valley and particularly Ulster County. Authors will be giving brief readings of their chosen titles and an opportunity to talk with them afterward. Books will be available for sale throughout the event.

Myra Armstead, Freedom’s Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Vernon Benjamin’s new book, The History of the Hudson Valley: FromWilderness to the Civil War

Carol Goodman, several literary mysteries involving the Hudson Valley, for young adult and adults; Blythewood, The Drowning Tree, The Seduction of Water

Richard Heppner, Legendary Locals of Woodstock Janine Fallon-Mower, Woodstock, Woodstock Revisited Douglas Nicholas, historical fantasy: Something Red, The Wicked

Will Nixon, Walking Woodstock, The Pocket Guide to Woodstock

William Rhoads, two guides to historic architecture in Kingston & Ulster County, Ulster County, New York: The Architectural History & Guide, Kingston, New York: The Architectural Guide

Hudson Talbott, children’s books, River of Dreams
Christine Wade, Seven Locks: A Novel, a Dutch-American woman fights her own war of

independence as the American Revolution approaches the Hudson Valley.

A.J. Schenkman and Elizabeth Werlau, Murder & Mayhem in Ulster County by both authors, Wicked Ulster County: Tales of Desperadoes, Gangs and More by

A.J. Schenkman (both published by The History Press)

Entry is free. Books will be available for purchase.

Bevier House Museum 2682 Route 209, Marbletown 338-5614 or for more information 

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JEMAIL: The Arabic letter “N” from McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


2014 08 19 arabic N

Dear John,

At Mass on Sunday the Celebrant distributed a two sided prayer card,

The one side said: The symbol, the Arabic letter “N” for “Nazarene” is being used to Mark Christians for persecution.

“We wish to scream, but there are no ears that wish to hear.” (Chaldean Bishop Francis Kalabat)

For the first time in 1,600 years, there is no Sunday Mass in Mosul, Iraq.

“Every day there is a sword in our hearts.” (Father Bazz, Saint Petr’s Chaldean Church, San Deigo.)

The other side has this prayer:

The plight of our brothers and sisters is deep and the suffering of Christians is severe and frightening.
Therefore, we ask you Lord to spare their lives to grant them patience and courage to continue their
witness of Christian values with trust and hope.
Lord, peace is the foundation of life; Grant us the peace and stability that will enable us to live with
each other without fear and anxiety, and with dignity and joy.
Glory be to you forever.

I thought that was worth sharing,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I agree!]

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

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JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) has a video about Addis Hope


Hello John,

This is an Addis Hope video put together by my colleague, Ruth Girmay, to thank our donor/partners for their support. {Privacy Invoked} What do you think?

Br. Greg

Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) 

[JR: I like it. And I hope it motivates our fellow alums to support it.]

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JEMAIL: Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975) talks requirements



JR: Sorry I’m an injineer. We didn’t get the desired result. Especially where are so many politicians we can do without. You’re correct in the long run.]

First you have to know what the requirements are:

A. God made [us] to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him for ever in heaven.

Baltimore Catechism, Part 1, Question 6.

Or, in a post Vatican II context,

“… the salvation of souls, which is always the supreme law of the Church.”

Canon 1752 Code of Canon Law, 1983, Canon Law Society of America translation

Then we can worry about design.

Peace in the Eucharistic Lord,

Gerard ‘75S

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[JR: “Design” is far above my pay grade. And, I have even more politicians and bureaucrats that could go first!]

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JEMAIL: Delaney, Gerard M. (MC1975) asks about “blowback”



In today’s e-mail, you state

Our fellow alum, Rudy was destroyed by Ron Paul and “blowback”.

Please expand on this. I thought Rudy lost by concentrating his campaign on the “sixth borough” an not taking the issue to the front runners in the early primary states. Or is this just the conventional wisdom?


Gerard Delaney ’75S

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[JR: Rudy attacked Ron Paul in the debates about “blowback” referring to the various and numerous CIA covert and overt plots in foreign countries. (Ron promulgated strict Swiss-like neutrality and “trading with everyone free of Gooferment restriction. Rudy was the typical Republican warfare / welfare Northeast liberal “republican moderate”.) Ron was incredulous at Rudy’s comment that “he (Rudy) had never heard of the concept”. Fox, after the debate, pulled up a clip of Rudy disabusing that “911 was due to CIA blowback”. Then, all the networks poured it on Rudy about it. That was generally regarded as the turning point in his campaign.]

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JEMAIL: Antenucci, John (MC1959) Alumni Connections and Building Community


Roni and John Antenucci
Sarasota, FL 34241


Attached is a photo of Stephen Auger and myself. It was taken at my home in Sarasota, FL.

I want to thank Stephen and the Manhattan College Alumni Relations team for taking the time to personally share the vision of greater involvement of Manhattan Alumni in making Connections and Building Community beyond the space & time spent at Manhattan College. Our reach is throughout the United States and the ever decreasing span of the world in which we live.

John Antenucci

Antenucci, John (MC1959)

2014 08 01 ja

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[JR: Looking good and thanks for calling that to everyone’s attention. Now for my attempt at humor, are you sure the didn’t want to repossess your diploma for an overdue library book? The fine from ’59 would be a pretty penny. Or I could go for the Ghost of Christmas Past, but that is to easy. Thanks again. And, Alma Mater get kudos for cost-effectiveness too.]

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JEMAIL: Five 2014-er’s go to serve others


Dear John,

The 7/10/14 Edition of Catholic New York has the following piece:


Five members on Manhattan College’s Class of 2014 have been accepted to serve the Lasallian Volunteers (LV’s), Rostro de Cristo, Jesuit Volunteers Corps (JVC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency Corps (FEMA)

The five graduates, who each received bachelor’s degrees this spring, and the organization they are
serving, are: Anthony DiCesare, National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC)-FEMA program; Tegan Nelson, Rostro de Cristo; Carlos Orbe, LV’s in Tulsa Okla,; Ivy Seraphin, LV’s in Racine, Wis,; and Kathleen White. JVC,. All four organizations assist people in the United States and abroad.

“We’re proud of all our Manhattan Graduates every year, and we have a special spot in our hearts for
our students who pursue full-time volunteer programs here or abroad,” said Lois Harr, director of campus ministry and social action at Manhattan College. “The world needs them to share their unique gifts and talents, and they have incorporated ‘faith,service and community’ into their lives in a very deep and meaningful way.’


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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DiCesare, Anthony [MC2014]

Nelson, Tegan [MC2014]

de Cristo, Rostro [MC2014]

Orbe, Carlos [MC2014]

Seraphin, Ivy [MC2014]

White, Kathleen [MC2014]

[JR: They have a lot more courage to do this than I had when I was their age. I’ll ask Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) to put them on the prayer list for their safety and good fortune.]

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Good Morning All,

Mike McEneney sent this to Jasper Jottings and was shared by John Reinke, Jasper Jottings. Our prayers and thanks go out to these young men and women of the Class of 2014. We proudly thank them for their sacrifice, there message of hope and their willingness to give of their lives, love and dedication. Please keep them in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) cites Pichardo, Marlene [MCstudent]


Dear John,

The July 18th Edition fo YONKERS RISING ( has a front page article that reads:


Congratulations to Mayor’s Award recipient, Yonkers Montessori Academy graduating senior Marlene Pichardo.

Marlene is a standout student, All-League soccer player and mentor at the Nepperham Community Center. She also helped organize YMA’s Heroes and Leaders Program, the WAlk Against Breast Cancer, homecoming, a teacher student basketball game and carnival.

With the help of the $2,500 Mayor’s Award scholorship, Marlene is headed to Manhattan College.

Special thanks to Yonkers Contracting for sponsoring the award once again the year!”

Sounds as though she will make a great JASPER!


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Agreed!]

Pichardo, Marlene [MCstudent]

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JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) nails the White Castle down


> MFACEBOOK: Ever a White Castle by Manhattan College? 2014-Jul-06

Dear f. John,

Yes, there was a White Castle on the corner where Manhattan College Parkway intersects with Broadway just north of the subway station. Looking at google maps pictures of the current intersection, I remember it as south of the Burger King, where there is currently an island of vegetation/trees. Definitely in that intersection area and not as far north as BK. This is long before alma mater’s dorm was there.

A quick internet search found a reference to it in someone’s memoir of the
VCP area in the early sixties…

mike toner
BEE ’72
Buffalo, NY

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Toner, Mike (MC1972)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. You guy’s memories are better than mine.]

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JEMAIL: Mallanda, John (MC1967) spots an error Beldy, Daniel L. III [MC1967? RIP]



I checked my yearbook and confirmed that Daniel Beldy did not graduate from Manhattan in 1967.  From his birth date, we may want to try 1961. 

John Mallanda
BEE 1967 

[JR: I’ll call it to Jasper Mike’s attention. It may well be a typo.]

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Beldy, Daniel L. III [MC1967? RIP]

Mallanda, John (MC1967)

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Dear John,

Two of my sources show that Daniel is a member of the Class of 1967.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. A mystery?]

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