Tag Archives: MC1984

JFACEBOOK: Lodato, Ray (MC1984) writer for The Hill



Lodato, Ray (MC1984):

Would you consider including this in the next Jasper Jottings?  




[JR: Sure. Saved me the trouble of finding it in order to “collect” it!] 

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September 17, 2014, 04:00 pm
Senate’s unfinished business: Fill judicial vacancies
By Raymond M. Lodato

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The Senate has one week until it adjourns for its pre-election recess. While several bills are making their way through the upper house, the arena in which it can have the most impact is in confirming President Obama’s judicial nominees. So far this year, the upper house has filled 68 vacancies on the Federal bench, more than in all of 2013. However, even with the increased pace, 60 vacancies remain on Federal district and appellate benches.

Each vacancy in the Federal courts increases the burden on active and senior judges (who work a reduced number of cases in semi-retirement) and delays the administration of justice for individuals, businesses, and non-profit groups seeking resolution of their claims. Nearly two dozen of the vacancies have been classified as “judicial emergencies” because of the length of time they have been unfilled and the number of cases in their jurisdictions.

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If the Senate confirms these 25 nominees by December (a best-case scenario, to be sure), it has an opportunity to significantly reduce the number of Federal courts saddled with an insufficient number of judges to handle heavy caseloads. Should the Senate end 2014 with less than 50 vacancies, it will be the lowest total of the Obama presidency, ensuring that more Americans have access to timely consideration of their cases in Federal courts.

Lodato, Ph.D., is a Lecturer at the University of Chicago.

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[JR: “We, The Sheeple” screwed up when we passed the 17th Amendment for the direct election of Senators. The State Legislatures would have never stood for this non-sense. The House was for the rabble. The Senate was for the States. Argh! Dead Old White Guys must be rolling over. “Justice delayed is justice denied”? Thanks for the fodder. Hope everyone hits it and runs up "your score”.]

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JFACEBOOK: Lodato, Ray (MC1984) and McCall, Tom [MC1972] rememberdifferently



Ray Lodato

FJohn Reinke,

There was a White Castle at the foot of Manhattan College Parkway in the ’60s. My father used to take me there when I’d come to campus with him. It was gone by the time I went to Alma Mater (I think it was a Burger King by then).

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[JR: I never knew that. But I suspected if it was anywhere, it would be where Burger King is. I’d prefer White Castle. Laugh. Thanks.]

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McCall, Tom [MC1972]

Wasn’t it a White Tower? The White Castle was on Fordham Road.

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JNEWS: Conway, Richard [MC1984] Chief Port Chester PD



Rye Native Moves Up To Police Chief In Port Chester

by Brian Donnelly
Police & Fire

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PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – Richard Conway is one week into his new role as chief of the Port Chester Police Department, which he has been serving since 1986, and he is looking to make some improvements.

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Conway graduated from Rye High School in 1976, and then Manhattan College in 1984, where he studied criminal justice and history. After college he taught at a Catholic school in the south Bronx and was a wrestling coach at Manhattan.

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“I went from teaching at a Catholic school to being on the street buying drugs undercover every day,” he said. “I was very lucky I had a partner that was very good. We survived in one piece.”

Conway went on to become a sergeant in 1995 and a lieutenant in 1999. During that time he joined the Naval Reserve and earned his master’s degree in public administration from Pace University.

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Conway, Richard [MC1984]

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JLINKEDIN: Coppola, Anthony A. (MC1984) Partner at Abelman, Frayne & Schwab



Coppola, Anthony A. (MC1984)
–Partner at Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
Greater New York City Area
Law Practice


Specialties: Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Unfair Competition litigation; Patent and Trademark prosecution; Registered Patent Attorney

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JFOUND: Dwyer, Sean P. [MC1984] co-authors Motorist Litigation course



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Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Litigation from A to Z

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SEAN P. DWYER is a partner of the firm Shearer & Dwyer LLP, with offices in Long Island and New York.

He is an accomplished litigator and trial attorney whose practice includes the handling of medical and dental malpractice matters, construction and labor law claims, disciplinary and criminal investigations involving health professionals, insurance coverage disputes, general casualty claims, and complex civil and criminal litigation matters. As a trial attorney with more than twenty years of experience, Mr. Dwyer has tried numerous civil, criminal, and administrative matters in New York to verdict.

He served as an assistant district attorney under the Honorable Robert M. Morgenthau, District Attorney of New York County in the Trial and Investigations Divisions. During his tenure as a prosecutor, Mr. Dwyer served as a special assistant attorney general for the State of New York and special assistant U.S. attorney.

After entering private practice, he served as trial counsel at several law firms representing both corporate and individual clients in a wide range of matters. Beyond his extensive litigation practice in civil and criminal litigation, as a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Mr. Dwyer advises construction and design professionals, engineers, brokers and insurance carriers in LEED compliance and disputes arising in sustainable practices and projects. He has frequently provided CE presentations and training sessions for attorneys, health professionals, construction professionals, insurance carriers, municipalities and risk managers throughout the U.S.

Mr. Dwyer earned his B.A. degree from Manhattan College and his J.D. degree from New York Law School.

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Dwyer, Sean P. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Sean is a member of the Class of 1984.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dwyer, Sean P. [MC1984]

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GOOGLE+: Yozzo, Ralph [MC1984] questions representatives



NYC Tax Assessment Ratio for our public representatives

For those that do not know the NYC Property Tax system is very simple. Please do not allow public representatives to tell you that it is very complicated and if they do, ask them what do they mean. The complexity is in changing our property tax system to m…

Yozzo, Ralph [MC1984]

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[JR: Hey, I argue “taxation” is theft. So, I agree!]

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GOOGLE+: Yozzo, Ralph (MC1984) has a neighborhood day


Yozzo, Ralph (MC1984)

 What a beautiful day and a beautiful block and such nice neighbors!

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