Tag Archives: MC1957

JFOUND: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) 60th year FSC


2015 11Nov 08 flynn

Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) 

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JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) Addis Hope update


Dear Donor Partner and Friend of Addis Hope,

First, Ruth Girmay, my Addis Hope Lasallian colleague, and I want to thank you for your continued support of our children at Addis Hope School. Without your generosity our school could not be the success it has become.

Second, I want to let you know about some exciting changes in our program. Rich Wilkie, a retired sales and marketing executive, will assume the position of Volunteer Development Director for Addis Hope School. Rich is a former student of Dr. Richard O’Connell (formerly Brother Conrad) who taught Rich at St. Raymond’s School in the Bronx. It has been through the close bond that Richard O’Connell has had with this class that they have become ongoing supporters of Addis Hope. Rich Wilkie says, “Like so many Brothers’ boys I am grateful to the Brothers for the way they contributed to my life. I promise to work as hard for the kids in Ethiopia as the Brothers did for me so many years ago.”

Over the next year you will be receiving communication from Rich Wilkie and me updating you regarding the Addis Hope program. We thank you for your support and ask your help in identifying people like you who can render assistance to our children, the poorest of the poor.

God bless,
Brother Gregory Flynn (flynnfsc2@gmail.com)

Ruth Girmay (fraruth@yahoo.com)

Donations (which are now tax exempt) should be made out to:
Brothers of the Christian Schools (stating Addis Hope in the memo)
Mail to:
Brother Timothy Froehlich
444 A Route 35 South
Eatontown, NJ 07724

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Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) 

[JR: There were two pictures attached but they were corrupted I presume in transit.]

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COMMENT: Antenucci, John (MC1959) thanks Fink, Bob (MC1957)


Thanks for the prayers from Bob Fink, an alum from Decatur Avenue in the Bronx.  To be in the presnce of the Holy Father had to be a very special, life enhancing moment.

Deacon John Antenucci BS ’59
Sarasota, FL

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Antenucci, John (MC1959)

Fink, Bob (MC1957)

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JEMAIL: Fink, Bob (MC1957) prays for us all at @pontiflex


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My wife and I are in Philadelphia in the presence of the Holy Father I prayed for the College and all the Alumni

particularly those in need

God bless

Bob Fink ’57

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[JR: Can’t tell you when this came in. But I’m sure I could use it.]  

Fink, Bob (MC1957)

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JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) on Kelly, Jack [MC1968]



Jack Kelly

My undergraduate school was Manhattan College. Over the past few years, Jack Kelly and I have run into each other at the Chart Room. Jack a Manhattan grad also. A bit younger than me. He graduated in 1968. I, 1957.

The Manhattan College thing provided instant bonding.

Jack once had a home on Cudjoe Key. Long gone. In recent years, he has been taking a week here and there to visit Key West.

Jack was at the Chart Room last night. Always good to see him. We talked a bit about Manhattan and some of the grads. One or two we both know. Then Jack surprised me. He is returning to Key West full time.

Jack is buying a home in Bayview. He is also in the process of closing on three restaurants. That’s returning big time!

One is the former Finnegan’s Wake. Last operated for several days as Backspace. Jack will be reopening it as Cayheuso. A tapas place.

Another is World of Beer. Near Sloppy Joe’s. Jack plans on naming the new establishment Jack Kelly’s Citizen. Such vanity! Not really. Turns out the location was the first home of the Key West Citizen.

The third place is on Front Street. Across from Two Guys. Not Island Dogs. Next door to Island Dogs. An empty two story commercial building.

The name of the new enterprise escapes me. Its purpose not. Jack intends it to be family friendly. In addition to food, etc., the restaurant will provide all kinds of games for the kiddies to busy themselves with. Even the parents.

Jack is retired Air Force. He presently lives in Washington, DC. He remains active with the Arnold Air Society.

Welcome back, Jack! Good luck!

Jack and I hung together for a few hours at the Chart Room. While there, I met Devin Callahan. A snow bird. He is in Key West frequently. Surprising we had not met before.

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Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957)

Kelly, Jack [MC1968]

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ENDNOTE: Reinke, F. John (MC1968) disagrees with Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957)


Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) blogged:


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I feel compelled to comment further re the nine blacks killed while in church in Charleston. An act of white supremacy. Slavery was banned via the Civil War more than a 150 years ago. The Confederacy died with it. Confederate ideology not, however.

Things have gotten worse in the six years Obama has been President. Not his fault. The fault of those whites who cannot stand the thought of a black man in power.

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I disagree that it’s not Obama’s fault.

I strongly disagree with “who cannot stand the thought of a black man in power”.

He has practiced racially divisive tactics politically. Spoke out inappropriately at times. And, in general, demonstrated his youthful inexperience.

For example, after blaming guns for the killing, without mentioning the SSRI component of all but two of the mass murders by young males, he incorrectly states that this doesn’t happen anywhere else in the world. A fact that was quickly refuted by folks on the internet.

Then, instead of being Presidential and flying to Charlestown, he goes to Hollywood for two fund raisers.

This is his fault.

Leadership is badly lacking in this country. And, it’s taking all of us — black and white — down to Perdition.


Happy “independence day”. Lower case because “We, The Sheeple” have lost it by electing the corrupt politicians.

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ENDNOTE: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) cites Portugal’s drug policy


[JR: Using Key West Lou’s blog post as a springboard.]  


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I wrote this week’s KONK Life column yesterday. Got it out a day early. Don’t know where the energy came from.

The title is Portugal The Blueprint.

Portugal legalized drugs in 2001. All drugs. Even the real bad stuff like cocaine and heroin. Fourteen years later, the results are amazing. Drug problems significantly down in every area. Jails closing because there are not enough criminals to occupy them.

You will find the article interesting. Perhaps something the U.S. should consider. Read the column before you criticize my comment.

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I am a little L libertarian and completely agree with you about ending the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”. It’s a MEDICAL problem; not a legal problem.

My exemplar is Prohibition that created organized crime. (We got Prohibition because women regained the right to vote, but that it another rant.) Once Prohibition was repealed, there is no violence between Budweiser and Miller employees. And, “organized crime” had to move on to other prohibited substances.

Remember why Prohibition was repealed? Jury nullification.

Prosecutors could get a jury to convict any one of booze arrests; that’s why they had to get Al Capone on Tax Evasion.

So regardless of what the Gooferment, the politicians, or the bureaucrats say, American Juries can put an end to this nonsense all by themselves. No victim; no crime. Sorry. A juron doesn’t have to explain or even talk; just vote “not guilty” and this house of cards will come tumbling down. Argh!

What does an out of work Columbian drug lord do for a living?

p.s., You need to put up a link to the Konk Life columns you cite. I couldn’t find it.

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Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957)

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