Category Archives: JNEWS

JNEWS: Armater, Ray [MC????] Exec Dir Poughkeepsie Farm Project

2018-Aug-07

https://hudsonvalleynewsnetwork.com/2018/08/06/local-farm-project-names-new-executive-director/

Local Farm Project Names New Executive Director
By  HVNN.com – August 6, 2018

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Poughkeepsie, NY – Poughkeepsie Farm Project’s Board of Directors has named Ray Armater as the new Executive Director to lead the organization. Diane von Roesgen, Board President, made the announcement today.

Poughkeepsie Farm Project’s (PFP) Executive Director, Armater will be responsible for supervising all programs and operations, including developing and overseeing its strategic plans and fundraising goals. He will also work to further cultivate relationships with Poughkeepsie area institutions like the Poughkeepsie City School District with whom PFP entered a five-year partnership in 2017 to provide after school programming in all of its elementary schools, middle school and high school.

Armater will also focus on broadening support for the Farm Project’s activities, including the Food Share program which annually donates over 40,000 pounds of produce to emergency food providers in the city of Poughkeepsie as well as looking at ways PFP can
increase its impact.

Armater is a long-time Poughkeepsie resident and originally hails from Kingston, NY. He has over 20 years experience working as an Executive Director in historic preservation organizations in the Hudson Valley. Armater’s formal education is in history and government, with a B.A. from Manhattan College.

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Armater, Ray [MC????]

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JNEWS: A connection to Coppo, Joseph J. Jr. [MC1975 RIP]

2018-Aug-05

http://www.calisportsnews.com/resurrecting-a-miraculous-little-league-dream/

Home / Editorial / Resurrecting A Miraculous Little League Dream
Resurrecting A Miraculous Little League Dream
By Rabbi Rabbs

Updated: August 2, 2018

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In The Bronx, NY, neighborhood of Riverdale sits a Roman Catholic school named Manhattan College whose NCAA Division I baseball team bears a green and white logo strikingly reminiscent to that of Southern California Champion Park View Little League of Chula Vista.

The Manhattan Jaspers have inducted several of their baseball team’s players over the years into their athletic department’s hall of fame. One of those enshrined players is Joseph J. Coppo Jr., who was inducted into the Jaspers’ hall of fame in 2004. Coppo, a full-blooded Italian-American, had captained the Jaspers during his senior season in 1975, and according to the Jaspers’ web site, led Manhattan in earned runs average, innings pitched, and slugging percentage.

Coppo, whom the Cincinnati Reds had reportedly drafted straight out of high school, had opted to attend Manhattan rather than immediately pursuing a professional baseball career. Despite being a standout in the high school and college levels, Coppo never reached the major leagues.

Speaking of Little League, after graduating from Manhattan, Coppo soon got married, had four children, reportedly shared his love of baseball with them, and sure enough, Joseph became a coach in his local Little League, where he shared his passion for the game with other parents’ kids. Coppo was reportedly very well liked and respected by other Little League parents, and by his players.

Late in the year 2000, Coppo became an executive for the financial firm Cantor Fitzgerald, and shortly thereafter, he moved into its corporate headquarters and New York City office on the 104th floor of 1 World Trade Center, one of the Twin Towers in Lower Manhattan. On Sept. 11, 2001, at 8:46 am, the baseball dad and coach was murdered along with 657 of his fellow New York employees, 68% of Cantor Fitgerald’s overall workforce, when unspeakable ruthless hijackers intentionally crashed a passenger jet into that tower, only a handful of floors below Coppo’s office.

In the wake of that horrific event, in Coppo’s honor, Waveny Park Little League in his town of New Canaan, CT, where the former Jasper captain had coached Waveny’s all-stars in hopes of reaching the Little League World Series, renamed its baseball field as Joe Coppo Field.

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Coppo, Joseph J. Jr. [MC1975 RIP]

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JNEWS: Andujar, Emmy [MC????] beat his toughest opponent

2018-Aug-03

http://bronx.news12.com/story/38802633/pro-basketball-player-beats-cancer

Pro basketball player beats cancer
Posted: Aug 02, 2018 9:45 PM EDTUpdated: Aug 02, 2018 9:50 PM EDT

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THE BRONX -Professional basketball player Emmy Andujar received the news Monday that he had finally beat his toughest opponent — cancer — after battling the disease for several months.

“I got diagnosed with stage 2 cancer,” said Andujar. “And when people hear cancer, they think of death, but for me it was just about basketball – just me not being able to play, and put my life on pause, it was hard.”

The Manhattan College alum was playing professional basketball in Mexico and turning heads with the Puerto Rican national team when the bad news stopped him in his tracks.

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Andujar, Emmy [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Emmy.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

 

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JNEWS: Synowiez, James [MC2011] promoted to varsity coach

2018-Aug-03

https://www.lohud.com/story/sports/high-school/ice-hockey/2018/08/02/hockey-scarsdale-remains-house-promotes-james-synowiez-varsity/892626002/

Hockey: Scarsdale remains in house, promotes James Synowiez to varsity
LOHUD HOCKEY BLOG
Mike Dougherty, Rockland/Westchester Journal News
Published 6:30 p.m. ET Aug. 2, 2018

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There was some initial apprehension when James Synowiez began to consider the idea of coaching a second varsity team.

It only took one conversation before a resume was submitted.

Synowiez has been the boys lacrosse coach at Scarsdale for the past two seasons, and will be taking over as the ice hockey coach. The school board is expected to approve his appointment in the coming weeks.  

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“I’ve spoken to the captains, Ben Schwartz and Jack Brosgol, and I’ll reach out to the rest of the boys after we get back to school,” said Synowiez, a former Manhattan College lacrosse attackman who played Junior B hockey growing up in Binghamton. “I got to see what Jim Mancuso and Kevin Wright did for the program and we really want to keep a strong tradition alive.”

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Synowiez, James [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that James is a member of the Class of 2011.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Synowiez, James [MC2011]

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JNEWS: Richardson, Lizette [MC????] Lake Mead sup to retire

2018-Aug-02

https://bouldercityreview.com/news/lake-mead-superintendent-to-retire/

Lake Mead superintendent to retire
By Hali Bernstein Saylor Boulder City Review
August 1, 2018 – 4:29 pm

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Lizette Richardson, superintendent of Lake Mead National Recreation Area, announced her retirement late last month. Her last day will be Aug. 31.

After serving at the park since October 2015, Richardson had been tapped to head the National Park Service’s regional office in Denver as part of a major management shake-up proposed in April, which would have been a promotion.

“I had the tough decision to choose from two exciting opportunities and after weighing all factors I decided to retire,” she said in a statement.

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Richardson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, and is a registered professional engineer in Nevada.

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Richardson, Lizette [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Lizette.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

 

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JNEWS: Muszynski, Mark [MC????] Dir Sales @ Solstice Senior Living

2018-Jul-24

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/20180723/solstice-senior-living-at-groton-names-new-community-director-of-sales-and-marketing

Solstice Senior Living at Groton names new community director of sales and marketing
Jul 19 at 10:59 AM
By Staff reportsPosted at 5:00 AM

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Solstice Senior Living at Groton named Mark Muszynski as the community’s director of sales and marketing.

Muszynski began his professional career in banking, working in retail management and loan origination for eight years. He recently transitioned to a marketing role. Muszynski is a graduate of Manhattan College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in communications.

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Muszynski, Mark [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Mark.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

 

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JNEWS: Arndt, Madison [MC2018] nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year

2018-Jul-17

http://www.newburyportnews.com/sports/local_sports/sports-in-a-minute-merrimac-s-arndt-nominated-for-ncaa/article_f2933a56-d935-5ec3-952e-81ed7eb9400f.html

Sports in a Minute: Merrimac’s Arndt nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year award
Mac Cerullo 8 hrs ago
 

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Arndt nominated

Merrimac’s Madison Arndt, a former track star at Central Catholic and a recent graduate of Manhattan College, has been nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. The award, established in 1991, honors graduating female college athletes who have distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership.

Arndt is one of 581 nominees nationwide from across all sports in Divisions 1, 2 and 3. She recently finished a four-year career on the Manhattan women’s track and field team where she placed third in the pole vault at the 2015 and 2016 MAAC Outdoor Championships. She graduated in May with a degree in marketing and was recently hired by the NCAA as its Division 2 Governance Intern for the upcoming school year.

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Arndt, Madison [MC2018]

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