Category Archives: JNEWS

JNEWS: Borgatti, Douglas [MC????] receives NEWWA award


People In Business: Douglas Borgatti of Springfield Water and Sewer Commission
The Republican Business Desk By The Republican Business Desk
on November 20, 2014 at 8:46 AM, updated November 20, 2014 at 8:53 AM

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Holliston – Three Springfield Water and Sewer Commission employees were honored at the recent conference of the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA), the region’s largest and oldest not-for-profit organization of water works professionals.

The 2014 Past President’s Award was presented to Douglas Borgatti, lead author and former operations director; Alex Roseweir, process control manager; and Mark Maynard, former water quality manager.

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Borgatti is former operations director for the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission.

He received a B.S. in civil engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a M.E. in environmental engineering and science from Manhattan College, and a Ph.D. in environmental health from the University of Notre Dame.

He is a registered professional engineer in Massachusetts and a Board Certified Environmental Engineer from the Academy of Environmental Engineers. He also holds state operational licenses in wastewater treatment, drinking water treatment, and distribution.

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Borgatti, Douglas [MC????]

JNEWS: Huvane, James [MC1956] sergeant’s pathto the priesthood


A sergeant’s pathto the priesthood
February 16th by admin
By Harry Keaney

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An Irish American cop was collared in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York before Christmas.

On Dec. 19, Cardinal John O’Connor ordained James Huvane, a 36-year NYPD veteran, who swapped the blue of New York’s finest for the black of the Catholic priesthood.

At Huvane’s age, most people would be thinking about retirement. Instead, the 64-year-old former sergeant is about to embark on a new career, armed no longer with his shield and standard police-issue firearm but with a maturity, a humility and a faith honed by a lifetime of trials and tribulations.

In his clerical garb, a Celtic Cross adorning the left lapel of his jacket, it is difficult to imagine the soft-spoken Fr. Huvane as a hard-charging cop in the rough and tumble of the world’s largest police department. But, according to friends and acquaintances, it was Sgt. Huvane’s gentle side that set him apart amid the harshness of the circumstances he often encountered as a police officer.

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Last week at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, where he completed his studies for the priesthood, Fr. Huvane exuded peace and contentment with his decision to become a priest. But he admitted there were times, at the beginning, when he was ambivalent.

“I loved being a cop, I loved the job, I didn’t want to leave,” he said.

So he turned to prayer.

While in Mexico in July 1992, Huvane visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadeloupe. “I asked the Blessed Mother for a sign to help me resolve my difficulties,” he said.

In early August 1992, he applied for retirement from the police department with the intention of beginning his priestly studies at the St. John Neumann Residence in Riverdale.

“After I applied to St. John Neumann, I went through a year when I lost a lot of sleep,” he said. “I used to wake up in the middle of the night asking myself, ‘What am I doing?’ “

However, the veteran police officer had a small escape gap.

During his lengthy career, he had accumulated about four months of accrued leave that he could use to begin studies and, perhaps, return to the force if things didn’t work out. Then he received notice from the police benefits office that the cutoff date for his return was Dec. 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception.

“That was my sign, and that sign has sustained me all through the process,” he said. “I got a great sense of peace and happiness, which has stayed with me.”

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Huvane, James [MC1956]

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JNEWS: Herman, Sara (MC2014) Assistant Account Executive at RODE Advertising


2014 Nov 12 Herman

Sara Herman has a new job.
Now Assistant Account Executive at RODE Advertising.

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Herman, Sara (MC2014) 
Assistant Account Executive at RODE Advertising
Brooklyn, New York
Executive Office

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JNEWS: McCourt, Joe [MC1967] shares his Viet Nam experience


Seventh-Graders Meet Local Veterans at Terrill Middle School
John Mooney
Monday, November 10, 2014 • 11:12pm

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ — Seventh-grade students at Terrill Middle School learned about the service of five local military veterans who came to discuss their experiences as part of the school’s Veterans Day observations on Monday.

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Joe McCourt was the lone Viet Nam veteran among the guest speakers.  Born in Brooklyn, he graduated from Manhattan College in 1967, “the height of the Viet Nam War. McCourt, whose father and uncles had served in World War II, said he felt an obligation to serve.

“When I was in college I had a student deferment, and upon graduation, I had draft eligible status.  So I enlisted in Officer Candidate School and trained at Fort Dix in New Jersey and at Fort Benning in Georgia,” said McCourt, who 24 years old by the time he got to Vietnam. 

“I was an Infantry Platoon leader. If you have seen the movie Forrest Gump, I was Lt. Dan old man,” McCourt explained. “Our job was to go out and engage the enemy. We had the camaraderie of going through life and death situations together. It was a life changing experience.”

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McCourt, Joe [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Joe is a member of the Class of 1967.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McCourt, Joe [MC1967]

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JNEWS: Fox, Doris [MC????] 2014 Professional WoY


National Association of Professional Women Announces Doris Fox, Service Delivery Manager at IBM, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year
Doris Fox is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession.

I have studied many business and organizational psychology beliefs and have applied that to my management and leadership styles,” says Ms. Fox.

Garden City, NY (PRWEB) November 11, 2014

NAPW honors Doris Fox, Service Delivery Manager at IBM, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Fox is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in management. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.

“I have studied many business and organizational psychology beliefs and have applied that to my management and leadership styles,” says Ms. Fox.

As an 18-year veteran employee with IBM, Ms. Fox has been responsible for providing quality service to its customers in such positions as Team Lead, Help Desk Supervisor and Help Desk Manager.
In her present position as Service Delivery Manager, she is known for her exceptional style of managing communications with IBM’s customers. Ms. Fox effortlessly and consistently conveys optimal improvement plans for her department. She is responsible for the overall driving and attainment of service level objectives for IBM’s multiple teams including service desk, deskside, software packaging and mobility portal ordering.

Ms. Fox received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management from Manhattan College. She is a member of the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society.

About NAPW

NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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Fox, Doris [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find any thing for Doris in my ‘stuff’.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: Stranko, Ryan [MC2008] Associate @ RHYS


Fairfield County Newsmakers, 11.10.2014
By: Westfair Online
Posted date: November 08, 2014
In: Fairfield, Newsmakers

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New associates to RHYS

Stamford-based RHYS, a commercial real estate firm, appointed two new associates to its team, Laura Manfro of Stamford and Ryan Stranko of Fairfield. Manfro joined as an associate in the investment sales division and Stranko as an associate in the retail leasing division.

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Stanko practiced as a student attorney at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bristol County District Attorney’s office and at the state of Rhode Island’s office of the attorney general. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication from Manhattan College and a Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law.

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Stranko, Ryan [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Stranko, Ryan [MC2008]

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JNEWS: Lamatina, Lou (MC1979) Mayor-elect at Borough of Emerson


Lou Lamatina has a new job.
Now Mayor-elect at Borough of Emerson.

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Lamatina, Lou (MC1979)
Mayor-elect at Borough of Emerson
Greater New York City Area
Law Practice

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 Lou Lamatina has a new job.Now Mayor-elect at Borough of Emerson.