Ross, Erica [MC2000]
Sales Engineer at Baltimore Aircoil Company
Greater New York City Area
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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The History-Mystery Man
By Tom Deignan
December / January 2014
The author Peter Quinn, whose third and final installment of the Detective Fintan Dunne trilogy was released in October, talks to Tom Deignan.
It’s been nearly 20 years since Peter Quinn’s epic Banished Children of Eve, arguably the greatest novel of the New York Irish, was published. Over the course of 600 pages, Quinn depicts the city in all its gore and glory, as the Irish and others struggle to find a place in America, which had absorbed wave after wave of Famine immigrants, only to then be plunged into a bloody Civil War. With extraordinary attention to detail and a diverse cast of characters, Quinn presents the causes and consequences of these seismic events, including the Draft Riots of 1863, and raises important questions about the Irish, immigration, assimilation and the myth of the melting pot.
“Once the Irish stepped off those boats, they were different people. Because now they had to deal with all these other people,” Quinn said recently, seated in the back room of the Old Town bar on East 18th Street in Manhattan.
Now 66, Quinn was alternately comic and reflective, irreverent and earnest, over the course of a wide-ranging interview that covered his writing career, the Irish in America, as well as his latest book, Dry Bones, the third and final installment in his celebrated Fintan Dunne trilogy.
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Monique attended Manhattan College and received her bachelors degree in Biology. Currently, she is taking classes to become a licensed veterinary technician. In the future, Monique hopes to become a veterinarian. Here, Monique is an asset to the group. Her optimistic attitude and good spirit is always uplifting. As a technician Monique’s skills shine. She is excellent at what she does and will someday make a wonderful doctor. Monique currently owns a shih-tzu named Willet and a rabbit.
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Western Middle’s Albert Sackey is Connecticut’s new Assistant Principal of the Year
Posted on December 6, 2013 | By Paul Schott
Western Middle School Assistant Principal Albert Sackey has been named the 2014 Connecticut Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year by the Connecticut Association of Schools and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
“From the time we heard of this great honor for Al Sackey, we have all been thrilled for him,” Superintendent of Schools William McKersie said in a statement. “Al Sackey is one of our prized administrators. His dedication to his students and strong spirit of collaboration among his colleagues have been an inspiration to us all.”
A Western Middle School Science teacher nominated Sackey for the award.
Western Middle School Principal, Gordon Beinstein said in his letter of recommendation, which was included in the nomination packet for Sackey:
“[Sackey is] student centered, supportive of staff and understanding of the struggles of parenting this age group. I could not have asked for a better partner to help me to lead in my first year at Western Middle School…. While adept at all aspects of the job, Al is first, and foremost, an instructional leader…One of Mr. Sackey’s greatest strengths is his ability to relate and work with middle school students… He is an insightful listener and can determine the appropriate strategy for students that will allow them to succeed.”
The award recognizes administrators who have “demonstrated excellent leadership commitment to staff and students, service to their communities, and contributions to the overall profession of educational leadership.”
An educator for thirteen years, Sackey started at Western as an assistant principal in 2008.
Sackey received a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice and Policy Studies from Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. in 1998; a Master of Science degree in Special Education from Manhattan College in Bronx, N.Y. 2003; and a Master of Science degree in School Administration and Supervision from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. in 2004.
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Sackey, Albert [MC2003]
Bro. Matthew Moloney, 94
Staten Island Advance By Staten Island Advance
on December 10, 2013 at 5:48 AM, updated December 10, 2013 at 5:51 AM
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Brother Matthew Moloney, 94, of Lincroft, N.J., a teacher and a Christian Brother for 75 years, died Friday in De La Salle Hall, Lincroft.
Born in Brooklyn, he graduated in 1938 from St. Joseph’s Juniorate High School in upstate Barrytown, Dutchess County, and became a novice the same year. He took his final vows to the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1944.
Brother Matthew earned his bachelor’s degree from Catholic University, Washington, D.C., in 1943. He received master’s degrees in history in 1949 and theology in 1968 from Manhattan College, the Bronx, and psychology in 1955 from the University of Detroit (Mich.). He was a member of the Child Caring Institute of New York State.
He taught at St. Peter’s Boys’ High School from 1978 to 1982, and again from 1988 to 2004. He taught at other schools including St. Augustine’s School, Manhattan; St. Joseph’s School, Detroit; St. Jerome’s School, the Bronx, La Salle School, Albany; St. Raymond’s School, Manhattan; Manhattan College; La Salle Academy, Manhattan and Sacred Heart High School in Yonkers, Westchester County.
The funeral will be Wednesday with a mass at 1:45 p.m. in De La Salle Hall in Lincroft. Arrangements, including cremation, were handled by the Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, N.J.
Moloney, Bro. Matthew [MC1949 RIP]
Guestbook: None cited
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James Joseph Moore, Jr., 86, of West Hartford, died peacefully on December 7, surrounded by his loving family. Known affectionately as “The Chief” to all who loved him, he was a lifelong educator, beloved for his wry humor, quiet passions, graceful athleticism — and, above all, for the remarkable toasts, graces, and speeches that marked every family gathering, causing everyone to reach for tissues when the familiar sheaf of yellow lined pages appeared.
Dr. Moore grew up in Oyster Bay, NY, and attended St. Dominic High School, where he was class president, editor of the school newspaper and star pitcher for the baseball team. He played semi-pro baseball after high school, and earned an invitation to try out for the Philadelphia Phillies, but opted instead to attend Manhattan College and pursue his dream of becoming an educator. Thereafter, he earned his Master’s Degree from Hofstra University, and his Ed.D from St. John’s University in 1967.
After becoming a classroom teacher and principal in Glen Cove, NY, he had the opportunity to participate in a progressive educational project run by the Harvard School of Education in the Lexington, Mass. school district. This program, which ran for six consecutive summers, had a defining effect on his educational philosophies, and inspired his move to West Hartford in 1967, where he joined the public school system as Director of Instruction. Throughout his career in the West Hartford Public Schools, he maintained his focus on teachers and the classroom, working as Director of Curriculum and Staff Development, and Director of Personnel. When asked to describe his work, he would always say he loved “teaching teachers how to teach.” In his final professional years, he was delighted to return to the school setting, working as principal of Morley Elementary School. After leaving WHPS, he continued his advocacy for teaching through work with Capitol Region Education Council (CREC), and the University of St. Joseph School of Education.
He is survived by his beloved wife and partner Winnie, with whom he created a passionate, vibrant sense of family. He also leaves six children and their families: James and Susan Moore, of Athens, Ga., Michael and Colleen Moore of Stamford, Conn., Winnie and Greg Carey of Holliston, Mass., Mary-Alice Moore and Chris McAleese of Fairfield, Conn., Kevin Moore of New London, and Patrice and Larry Vogt of Chatham, NJ.; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The Moores were members of St. Peter Claver Church in West Hartford, where Jim enjoyed the quiet personal ritual of attending daily morning mass.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools, http://www.fwhps.org. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday December 10 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of St. Peter Claver 47 Pleasant St. West Hartford. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held TODAY December 9 from 4-8 p.m. at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home 136 South Main St., West Hartford. For online condolences and directions please visit http://www.taylorandmodeen.com
Monday, December 09
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM [Add to Your Calendar]
Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home
136 South Main Street West Hartford, CT 06107
Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday, December 10
10:00 AM [Add to Your Calendar]
Church of Saint Peter Claver
47 Pleasant Street West Hartford,
Moore, James Joseph Jr. [MC???? RIP]
Guestbook: same link
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MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick (MC1989) has a poem, “Broken Notes” forthcoming in the September 2014 issue of The Echo Room (#4), edited by Mr. Brendan Cleary.
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