Daily Archives: October 9, 2019

MNEWS: All 27 Home Basketball Games on ESPN Streaming Services



Manhattan College to Broadcast All 27 Home Basketball Games on ESPN Streaming Services

Students in the College’s sports media production concentration will be part of the game-day crew.

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QUADRANGLE: Campus Chapel in Need of Repairs



Campus Chapel in Need of Repairs

Posted on October 8, 2019 by The Quadrangle in News, Top Stories


Since it was built in the late 19th century, Manhattan College has proudly shown the Chapel of De La Salle to prospective students and parents. Recently, however, students who frequent the chapel have noticed caution tape wrapped around a number of the pews inside. During this year’s Fall Convocation, which was held in the chapel, a few students even found drywall atop their seats in the pews.

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“I have so many good memories there. It’s disheartening to see that not everybody cares about the chapel as much as I do,” she said.

In the meantime, Matthew McManness, vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Manhattan College, is the process of getting estimates on the repair of the roof, facade and parapet. Hopefully, this will remove any of the water issues in the chapel.

Once estimates are received, we can count on some progress for De La Salle.

“Work will begin as safely and as soon as possible,” McManness confirmed.

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[JR: Well, that’s upsetting to hear.]

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JNEWS: McKinstry, Jerry [MC1995] Public Affairs Dir @ Pace U / Westchester



News Item
Press Release: Pace University Names Jerry McKinstry Director of Public Affairs in Westchester
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Press Release: Pace University Names Jerry McKinstry Director of Public Affairs in Westchester

Longtime journalist, media pro joins Pleasantville Campus

Jerry McKinstry, a former journalist and seasoned communications executive who has held an impressive and unique combination of roles in news media, government, and public relations agencies in the region, has been named director of Public Affairs for Pace University in Westchester County.

McKinstry has spent much of his career – as a journalist and communications professional – in Westchester County and the Hudson Valley, and has served a broad array of clients in higher education, banking, biotechnology, government, real estate, not-for-profits and economic development, among other areas.

“Jerry is well-known and well-respected for his knowledge and understanding of the region, and his ability to get the job done,” said Pace President Marvin Krislov. “His experience, coupled with his long-standing roots and community ties, are great assets for Pace University, our students, faculty and staff. We’re excited to have him on board.”

In his role at Pace, McKinstry will manage media relations efforts and work closely with President Krislov, Provost Vanya Quiñones, members of the administration and faculty at Pace University’s six schools on media, community relations, and partnerships with businesses and organizations in Westchester County and the region.

Prior to joining Pace, Jerry was director of strategic communications at Harrison Edwards PR in Armonk, N.Y. and previously served as former Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino’s deputy communications director where he worked closely on public policy and government initiatives.

His journalism background spans newspapers, magazines, television, radio and digital platforms. McKinstry was a columnist and Editorial Board member for Newsday where he was responsible for coverage of New York State politics and policy issues pertaining to the northern suburbs of New York City and the Hudson Valley. Prior to Newsday, Jerry was an investigative reporter and political correspondent for The Journal News/LoHud.com, a Gannett media division, where he covered county government, state affairs and politics. During his nearly 12 years with Gannett, he covered many beats and municipalities in the region.

For more than four years, he co-hosted a weekly radio talk show, The Sounding Board, on WVOX 1460 AM in New Rochelle. He was also a regular contributor to Westchester Magazine and 914Inc. While at The Journal News, McKinstry was also an adjunct professor of journalism and media.

A native of Yonkers, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Manhattan College and a Master’s of Science degree in Print and Online Journalism from Iona College. He lives in Ridgefield, Conn. with his wife, two children, and rescue lab.

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McKinstry, Jerry [MC????]

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Dear John,

               I believe that Jerry is a member of the Class of 1995.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McKinstry, Jerry [MC1995]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Diane


Phil Colon
11:25 AM (2 hours ago)

Good Evening All,

Peter Sweeney and Mike McEneney have shared the very sad news of the Passing of Diane Parr, Wife of Fellow Jasper, Ken Parr ’61. Diane has been in our prayers as she fought the good fight. We pray for the repose of her soul. We pray for her Husband Ken, their two Sons, Brian and Michael and their Family as the Family mourn their loss. We pray that they find peace in the certain knowledge that Diane is at rest in God’s Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. The Family have shared the following Obituary. Diane was born in N.Y., N.Y., lived in Long Beach, L.I., N.Y. Diane was an active member of the Altar Society at St. Ignatius Martyr R.C. Church in Long Beach. She also served as a Trustee on the Board of St. Ignatius Martyr Church and the Long Beach Library. Diane will be missed by so many who were touched by her Kindness and Caring.

Visitation: Thursday, October 10, 2019, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Christopher T. Jordan Funeral Home, 302 Long Beach Rd., Long Beach, N.Y.

Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, October 11, 2019, 10:00AM
St. Ignatius Martyr R.C. Church, Long Beach, N. Y.

Thank you Peter Sweeney and Mike McEneney. Thank you All. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Dear John,

Below is the Obitutary for Diane Parr, the Wife of Ken Parr, Class of 1961. Ken is a very loyal Jasper and was very devoted to Diane.

May She Rest In Peace.



Diane Parr
January 31, 1941 – October 7, 2019
Born in New York , NY
Resided in Long Beach, New York


Visitation Thursday October 10, 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Funeral Mass Friday October 11, 10:00 A.M. St. Ignatius Martyr R.C. Church

Interment Friday October 11, St. Charles Cemetery

Diane was an active member of the Rosary Altar Society at St. Ignatius Martyr RC Church Long Beach, NY, she also served as a trustee on the board at St. Ignatius Martyr RC Church, and the Long Beach Library,

In lieu of flowers please make donations to:
The City of Long Beach Public Library
111 W Park Ave, Long Beach, NY 11561

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MFACEBOOK: Report on sister of Bocker, Gerard “Jerry” [MC1980 RIP]


Ralph Rj Joseph
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A Show of Support for Recovery and Healing

Dear Friends & Family,

As you know a friend of mine (from Manhattan College radio days) didn’t make it out of his home when a Cessna’s engine failed and the plane crashed into Jerry’s home in Lagrangeville, NY on August 17th. His daughter, Sarah, was able to flee, but does suffer emotionally as a result of this traumatic event. Sarah’s sister, Hannah, escaped the home with critical burns throughout her body and remains in Westchester Medical Center. Pray for the family. If you care to write a note or send a card, Jerry’s cousin has given me Hannah’s address at Westchester. The address is:
Hannah Bocker, 80 Woods Road, PO Box 299, Valhalla, NY 10595

Thank you, Facebook community for your thoughts and the power to touch someone in need.
Have a wonderful day.

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Bocker, Gerard “Jerry” [MC1980 RIP]


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