Tag Archives: MC1989

GOOGLE+: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) 12/7 Peekskill Spotlight on Women


Spotlight on Women: Poets, Performers, and Panelists
On December 7th, as part of Peekskill: The Power of Women, the museum will be hosting a special evening of female poets, artists and dancers. Join us for panel dissuasions, feminist poetry readings,  and original dance performance. Our panel discussion will be based around the new “Women’s Room” video exhibit here, will include video artist Sara Shaoul and Art History professor Melissa Hall and  be led by the collection’s curators Marcy B. Freedman and Livia Strauss. The poetry reading, organized by Mara Mills, will feature Donna Barkman, Elizabeth Burk, Ann Cefola, Karen Marie Marmer, MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick, and Alicia Morgan. Finally, site-specific original dance will be performed by Marsi Burns, in her 60s, and Alice Teirstein, in her 80s.  See our website for more information on the program and how to attend.  This program is part of Peekskill’s Power.

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McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)

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JLINKEDIN: Scala, Christopher J. [MC1989] Quality Operations Manager – Lend Lease



Scala, Christopher J. [MC1989]
Quality Operations Manager – Lend Lease
Greater New York City Area

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JFACEBOOK: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) is in print again


News from McCarra-Fitzpatrick (MC1989):

Florida English 14 – Irish American Issue – comprised of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, critical essays, reviews, and creative non-fiction.

Contributors: Roy Bentley, Steve Brahlek, Michael Dwyer, Jacklyn Fowler, C.B. Heinemann, Matthew Hummer, John Lavelle, Hunter Liguore, MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick, Bruce Meredith, Judith Montgomery, Simon Perchik, Eryk Pruitt, Timothy Reilly, B.M.W. Schrapnel, Ph.D., Bradley R. Strahan, Juned Subhan.

$10.00 / ISSN: 1940-608-8

Florida English
State College of Florida
Dept. of Language and Literature
5840 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207


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McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)

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JNEWS: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) speaks up


Statement, Public Hearing, 1st October 2014, Peekskill Middle School.

My name is MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick. My son Brendan attends Woodside Elementary School and my son Conor attends Peekskill Middle School.

It grieves me when people, who profess to be Christians, sin against our children through their venal behavior, in seeking to divert funds from our district. It is not right or just.

My husband and I moved to this community, in part, for the schools. We do not wish to see class sizes go up while our property values go down. It is not right or just.

It is unacceptable that a minority seeks to impose their will upon the majority of parents, who do not wish to see tax funds diverted from our public schools in order to support a de facto Catholic school. If you want a Catholic school in Peekskill, by all means, found one, and charge tuition, but do not expect to be allowed to create an insular, exclusionary fiefdom and, in the process, destroy our children’s schools. It is not right or just.

Assumption cannot seek to balance their budget on the backs of my sons and their classmates. It is not right or just.

Our founding fathers, quite rightly, had legitimate concerns regarding the separation of Church and State. No public funds, no tax dollars, should be allocated to financially support, either directly or indirectly, any religiously-affiliated organization. The applicants may claim that this is not intended to be a Catholic school, but, take a good look at the applicant and the trustees. If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it is a duck, regardless of what verbal gymnastics are used in the charter application. It is not right or just.

My son froze, last winter, in their school building, which is not ADA compliant, and had to keep his coat on during CCD classes because no heat was put up for the classrooms. Are the taxpayers of Peekskill to be compelled to pay thousands of dollars to bring a building up to code which has been allowed to fall into disrepair? It is not right or just.

As the mother of a 14 year old in a residential special education placement, who has received speech and occupational therapy since two years of age, I know what an ADA compliant building looks like. This isn’t it. In addition, for any child who is in danger of eloping, as with many autistic children, this property is not a secure one, and would be a danger to the health and welfare of children with such disabilities.

Parents of Peekskill—raise your voices and let them be heard! Let Albany know, in no uncertain terms, that this proposed charter school would serve only to damage our schools and, thus, our community. It is not right or just.

MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick
531 Union Avenue
Peekskill, NY 10566

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McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)

[JR: Agree or not, you have to admire spunk. Personally I’m for the Separation of Education and State. Completely. But applause to our fellow Jasper for speaking her mind.]

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JNEWS: Herbert, Donald [MC1989] Contech Director of Rail Markets



Contech Names Herbert Director of Rail Markets
New leadership to further enhance Contech Engineered Solutions.
West Chester, OH (PRWEB) September 15, 2014

Contech Engineered Solutions LLC announces the promotion of Donald Herbert to the position of director of rail markets effective immediately. Herbert will be responsible for managing and developing the sales and marketing strategy for the rail market by identifying and prioritizing project opportunities in collaboration with the Contech sales engineers, maintaining relationships in the railway industry at the region and national level and influencing architectural and engineering communities.

Herbert joined Contech in June of 1991 and has held many positions within Contech including sales engineer, regional sales engineer, area technical manager and most recently – area manager drainage. Herbert has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineer from Manhattan College and a Master of Science in Construction Management from Texas A&M University. Herbert brings over 23 years of increasingly responsible sales experience to his new role. Herbert currently resides in Georgia where he will continue to provide world class leadership while driving our rail market relationships.

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Herbert, Donald [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Donald is a member of the Class of 1989.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Herbert, Donald [MC1989]

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JFOUND: Luizzi, Peter J. [MC1989] attorney Lepore & Luizzi



Luizzi, Peter J. [MC1989]

About Peter J Luizzi

Peter J Luizzi, Brick, NJ attorney, currently owns and practices through Lepore & Luizzi, serving Ocean County, Monmouth County, and all of New Jersey

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JNEWS: LaRocca, Michael [MC1989] CUO XL Group



Michael LaRocca Named Chief Underwriting Officer of XL Group’s North America Property Business
PR Newswire
August 07, 2014: 11:00 AM ET

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NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — XL Group’s Insurance Operations today announced the appointment of Michael LaRocca as its Chief Underwriting Officer in its North America Property business. Mr. LaRocca will be based in XL’s New York office and report to Michele Sansone, President of XL’s North America Property unit.

Commenting on the appointment, Ms. Sansone said: “Mike’s 25 years of experience providing insurance and risk engineering services to complex property risks aligns very well with our growing book of large commercial property risks. In his new role, Mike will help our property underwriting teams in the US, Canada and Bermuda maintain consistent underwriting practice and standards that will help us grow wisely and provide  our clients with the property coverage, risk engineering and claims services they need to keep their employees safe and their properties well protected.”

Mr. LaRocca joins XL Group from AIG where he served as Vice President and Northeast Zonal Leader for Large Property accounts. His insurance career also includes positions with Zurich and Gerling America Insurance Company, where he held positions in underwriting management and developed an in-house risk engineering department. Mr. LaRocca earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York.  

XL Group’s North America Property business meets the global and domestic property insurance needs for a wide variety of commercial businesses and industries. Coverages include Equipment Breakdown, General Property and Property for Energy companies, delivered by a dedicated team of underwriters, risk engineers and property claims managers who specialize in addressing large, complex property risks.
About XL Group plc’s Insurance Operations

XL Group plc’s insurance companies offer property, casualty, professional and specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world forward choose XL as their partner. To learn more, visit xlgroup.com/insurance

About XL Group plc

XL Group plc (NYSE: XL), through its subsidiaries, is a global insurance and reinsurance company providing property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world. XL is the company clients look to for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. To learn more, visit xlgroup.com
XL Group is the global brand used by XL Group plc’s insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries.


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LaRocca, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1989.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

LaRocca, Michael [MC1989]

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