Category Archives: JNEWS

JNEWS: Oleszkiewicz, Cassie [MC????] Watchung Hills HS

2014-Aug-31

http://thealternativepress.com/articles/phelan-named-director-of-curriculum-nine-new-tea

Warren — Education Top Stories
Phelan Named Director of Curriculum; Nine New Teachers Added to Watchung Hills H.S. Faculty
Denis Kelly
Thursday, August 28, 2014 • 9:04pm

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WARREN, NJ – Nine new teachers have been added to the faculty at Watching Hills Regional High School for the 2014-2015 school year. In addition, former Supervisor of English and English teacher Mary Ellen Phelan has been named Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

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Cassie Oleszkiewicz was appointed to the Child Study Team in January. She is a graduate of Manhattan College at the undergraduate level, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Monmouth University at the graduate level. She has experience as a youth advocate and crisis responder. She is also coach of the junior varsity field hockey team at Watchung Hills.

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Oleszkiewicz, Cassie [MC????]

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JNEWS: Lovin, Gabrielle Cottrell [MC2008] coach Prospect High School

2014-Aug-31

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140828/sports/140828228/

Prep Sports updated: 8/28/2014 10:58 PM
Lovin loves the challenge at Prospect

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As a standout volleyball player at Prospect High School in the early 2000s, Gabrielle Cottrell Lovin played under coach Mike Riedy.

“I learned a lot from him,” Lovin said. “He always pushed me to be a better athlete.”

Little did Lovin know at the time she would one day replace Riedy as the girls head coach at Prospect.

When Riedy stepped down after 20 seasons to spend more time with his family, Lovin received the job at her alma mater.

“I always dreamed about it but I never expected it,” said Lovin, who is also the school’s second all-time leading scorer in basketball (1,304 points) and played at Division I Manhattan College in Riverdale N.Y. “But’s it’s an honor.

“Basketball and volleyball were my two sports, with basketball kind of my No. 1 passion. But we had so much fun in volleyball and that’s what I am trying to portray to these girls. I want to instill in them that hard work combined with fun can equal success.”

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http://www.gojaspers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=692996

Lovin, Gabrielle Cottrell [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lovin, Gabrielle Cottrell [MC2008]

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JNEWS: Williams, Harry Roger III [MC1970] gets second paid readio work

2014-Aug-30

http://www.harrythelibrarian.com/2014/08/once-again-i-am-paid-radio-announcer.html

Friday, August 29, 2014
Once again I am a PAID radio announcer – Thanks, Marty!

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Yesterday I joined Marty and Samantha in the WORC-FM 98.9 studio in Worcester to record a Marty’s of Dudley radio commercial. Marty intended to introduce me to Lance Ballance, Rick Brackett and Matt Ferguson, who might help me find work as a radio announcer.

Next thing you know, I was the ANNOUNCER in yesterday’s ad. It will air Sept. 2 to announce Marty’s fall specials.

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This was my first PAID (with hot dogs at Coney Island) radio work since my weekly “Critic At Large” spots on WGFP-AM 940 in the 1980s when I was paid actual money! Thanks, Marty!

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Williams, Harry Roger III [MC1970] 

[JR: Nice to see us old guys supplementing Social Security. Laff! Congrats. “green growing; brown dying”. Earning is good for the soul.]

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JNEWS: Ripp, Joseph [MC1973] takes a hit

2014-Aug-25

http://www.mediawiredaily.com/2014/08/confusion-concern-anger-and-skepticism.html

Confusion, Concern, Anger and Skepticism Plagues Time Inc as It Fights to Find itself and Survive in The Digital Age 

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New York magazine published a lengthy piece on Time Inc and how it all came to where it is today. It is lead by a 62 year old CEO who once dismissed the internet as a fad, and a 72 yr old Chief Content Officer who was laughed at by the woman he replaced. Joe Ripp said he chose Norm Pearlstine as the company’s Chief Content Officer instead of “Some Kid” from Vox because Mr. Pearlstine understands Time Inc’s traditions. Here are some hi-lites (quotes) from the feature

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-Joe Ripp:

“I didn’t go to the best school in the world,” Ripp says (he graduated from Manhattan College in the Bronx). “Somebody told me if you want to have a fun career, take on the hard job.” Time Inc., he says, “is a hard job.”

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 Ripp, Joseph [MC1973]

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JNEWS: Havens, LaKell [MC2012] Dartmouth assistant coach

2014-Aug-24

http://www.dartmouthsports.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=11600&ATCLID=209611850

Havens Named Assistant Coach of Women’s Volleyball
Courtesy: Dartmouth
Release: 08/21/2014

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Photo courtesy of: Dartmouth

HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth volleyball head coach Erin Lindsey has announced that LaKell Havens has been named assistant coach for the 2014 season. Most recently, Havens served as an assistant at NYU during the 2013 campaign.

While at NYU, Havens’ main duties included collaborating with the other members of staff to create practice plans, while also evaluating and pursuing potential recruits.

“We are so excited to have LaKell joining our staff,” Lindsay said. “She will be a great asset in training our hitters and blockers, especially our middles. She shares our staff philosophy of developing the whole student-athlete and is experienced mentoring players in a rigorous academic environment.”

While also working at NYU, Havens served as the marketing director for FiberLove Bar, which is all natural vegan food. In that capacity, she managed a team of 20-plus field representatives nationally, and coordinated and executed marketing strategies and campaigns.

“LaKell’s marketing experience will serve the program well in our recruiting, alumni relations and community outreach efforts,” Lindsey added.

Havens graduated from Manhattan College in 2012 with a degree in psychology and was named a captain of the volleyball team as a senior.

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Havens, LaKell [MC2012]

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JNEWS: Flynn, Ryan [MCstudent] Eagle scout

2014-Aug-14

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/rockland/2014/08/11/news-brief-india-day-parade-festival-new-city/13731593/

8 Eagles from Nanuet Scout troop honored for public service

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Eight members of Boy Scout Troop 33 in Nanuet recently attained the Eagle rank. All the scouts are members of the Nanuet high school class of 2014.

Here’s some details on who the scouts are and what they accomplished:

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Ryan Flynn is attending Manhattan College as a mechanical engineering major. For my Eagle project he designed and organized the building a set of horseshoe pits at the Pearl River Elks Lodge.

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The troop’s scoutmaster is Joseph Somma Sr. Committee chairman is Graham Seidel. Advancement chairman is Douglas Caulk. Paul Siebenaler is treasurer. The sponsoring organization is the Pearl River Elks-Lodge 2041. The troop has had 71 Eagle scouts, starting in 1931.

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Flynn, Ryan [MCstudent]

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JNEWS: Olenik, Joe [MC1980] Weston school facilities director

2014-Aug-13

http://www.thewestonforum.com/20426/new-weston-school-facilities-director-hits-the-ground-running/

New Weston school facilities director hits the ground running
By Patricia Gay on August 11, 2014 in Latest News, Schools & Youth

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—Patricia Gay photo

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When Joe Olenik started his new job as the school facilities director for Weston public schools, he had little time to get his feet wet.

Immediate projects facing him included replacement of the synthetic turf on the lower soccer field, installation of stadium lights on the high school football field, a roof replacement project at the elementary school, an HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) project at the middle school swimming pool, and a major window replacement project in 12 high school classrooms.

“I’m very fortunate. The staff here has been wonderful, so we’re moving along on the jobs,” he said.

Mr. Olenik’s first day of work in Weston was July 14. He replaced Dan Clarke, who had held the position for 10 years and left to take a job with the French-American School in White Plains.

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In addition to work experience, Mr. Olenik has a number of college degrees. He has a bachelor’s degree in facilities and property management from Iona College, a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Manhattan College, and an applied associate’s degree in engineering science from Westchester Community College.

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Family

Mr. Olenik, 56, lives in East Fishkill, in Dutchess County, N.Y., with his second wife, Stephanie. The couple has two young children, Colin, 3, and Emily, 2, and Mr. Olenik has a stepson, Bradley, 10.

“The commute to Weston’s not too bad,” he said. But he hasn’t ruled out contemplating a move closer to Weston.

Family means a lot to him, he said.

Mr. Olenik was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and moved to Westchester when he was five. His father, Anthony Olenik, is a World War II veteran, and started the bomb disposal unit for the Army.

His dad worked as a diesel train mechanic for the city of New York and was forced to retire at 65, due to the city’s mandatory retirement rules.

“My dad is still going strong. He’s 99 and will turn 100 in February,” Mr. Olenik said.

His mother, Maria, died a few years ago, at the age of 92. He has a sister, Maria, a math professor who lives in California, and two brothers, Anthony, a mechanical engineer, and John, a professor of engineering.

“All three boys have a degree in engineering. We seemed to follow each other,” Mr. Olenik said.

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Olenik, Joe [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Joe is a member of the Class of 1980..

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.] 

Olenik, Joe [MC1980]

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