Category Archives: JNEWS

JNEWS: Boscia, Paul [MC1976] un-retires into Undersheriff Putnam County

2017-Jan-19

http://patch.com/new-york/southeast/putnam-names-county-undersheriff

Police & Fire
Putnam Names County Undersheriff
Paul Boscia, who just recently retired from the Sheriff’s Office, will take the post.
By Lanning Taliaferro (Patch Staff) – January 19, 2017 7:08 am ET

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Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces that he has named Paul Boscia as the new Undersheriff of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

Boscia’s appointment fills a vacancy in the position following the untimely death on Nov. 15, 2016 of the previous long-time Undersheriff, Peter Convery.

Boscia’s official appointment as Undersheriff will commence on Feb. 6 and is effective through the remainder of Smith’s current elected term of office, which runs through Dec. 31, 2017.

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In addition to his long police service, Boscia has served his country in the Air Force, first serving as an active member for ten years before joining the Sheriff’s Office and then continuing as a member of the Air Force Reserve until retiring in 2006 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Boscia holds a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He and his wife, Regina, reside in Putnam County, where they have raised their four children.

“The death of Undersheriff Peter Convery left a big hole in our hearts and it also left big shoes to fill in leading the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office and in serving our citizens,” said Smith in the announcement. “I am grateful to Paul Boscia and to his wife, Regina, for temporarily putting their retirement plans on hold and for answering the call to duty for the people of Putnam County.

Following the Sheriff’s announcement, Boscia said that he is “honored by the Sheriff’s appointment” and that he is “privileged to serve as his Undersheriff.” Boscia went on to express confidence that his long experience in the Sheriff’s Office will enable him to serve the County well in his new role: “The Sheriff is an outstanding leader and I am prepared, together with the very capable command staff of the Sheriff’s Office, to assist him in fulfilling our mission to serve and protect the community with professionalism and dedication.”

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Boscia, Paul [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Paul is a member of the class of 1976.

                                          Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Boscia, Paul [MC1976]

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JNEWS: Coyne, Matt [MC2011] transportation reporter at the Journal News

2017-Jan-15

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/transit/2017/01/11/rockland-westchester-trends-transportation-2017/95994872/

Getting to work: Expect these changes in 2017
Matt Coyne , mcoyne@lohud.com
Published 6:04 a.m. ET Jan. 11, 2017 | Updated 4:32 p.m. ET Jan. 11, 2017

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To kick off 2017, lohud reporters are assessing the state of critical issues on their beats. In this story, reporter Matt Coyne looks at the state of transportation in the Lower Hudson Valley.

Plenty is changing when it comes to transportation.

From driverless cars to high-speed commuter rail to massive infrastructure investment under President-elect Donald Trump, how Americans get from point A to point B could soon look a lot different.

Here in the Lower Hudson Valley, there’s a lot to keep an eye on — from the nearly complete new Tappan Zee Bridge to Metro-North and the Westchester County Airport. It all means 2017 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for transportation in Westchester and Rockland counties.
On the beat

At some yet-to-be specified point in 2017, the new Tappan Zee Bridge will reach its biggest milestone yet: One of the $3.9 billion project’s two spans will open to traffic, initially carrying cars going in both directions. At that point, the old bridge will be shut down.

The new bridge is undoubtedly the biggest, and certainly most visible, transportation project in the state and possibly the country. When all is said and done, the new bridge is expected to connect Westchester and Rockland counties without the need for major structural repairs for the next 100 years.

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Matt Coyne is the transportation reporter at the Journal News and lohud.com. He joined the paper in 2015 and covered cops, courts, heroin abuse and northern Westchester politics and development before taking over the transportation beat. Previously, he had covered schools and sports in Connecticut. He graduated from Manhattan College in 2011.

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Coyne, Matt [MC2011]

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JNEWS: Vara-Dannen, Theresa [MC1977] Connecticut History ToY

2017-Jan-14

http://orangetownnews.com/beth-chana-academy-high-school-seniors-earn-college-credits/

Beth Chana Academy High School Seniors Earn College Credits
Date: January 11, 2017
in: Education

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Taught by Dr. Theresa Vara-Dannen, a graduate of Manhattan College (B.A. in English and French); New York Law School (J.D.); Wesleyan University (C.A.S.); and Swansea University, Wales (Ph.D. English), Dr. Vara-Dannen has been teaching 9th-through 12th grade students in Darien, Hartford, and Waterbury, CT, for the past twenty-five years.

Dr. Vara-Dannen was awarded the Gilder Lehrman Award for Connecticut History Teacher of the Year based on her teaching in American Studies, while her University of Hartford Teaching Award for Innovation and Collaboration, the Yale Educator of the Year Award (2011), and the UConn ECE Instructor Award for Excellence and earlier recognitions were granted for her teaching of English and American Studies. In 2014, she was honored as University High School Teacher of the Year, and National Council for Teachers of English High School Teacher of Excellence (New England Chapter).

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Vara-Dannen, Theresa [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Theresa is a member of the Class of 1977.

                         Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Vara-Dannen, Theresa [MC1977]

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JNEWS: Bosco, Nat [MC1977] is new Director at ARC Risk and Compliance

2016-Dec-28

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nat-bosco-cams-562302

Bosco, Nat [MC1977]
Director at ARC Risk and Compliance
Bradley Beach, New Jersey
Banking

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JNEWS: Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Tilsa [MC1996] Supv of PE New Rochelle

http://www.newrochelletalk.com/content/new-rochelle-board-education-appoints-new-supervisor-physical-education-and-health-pre-k

New Rochelle Board of Education appoints new Supervisor of Physical Education and Health, Pre-K-12th Grade
December 17, 2016 – 15:50
Posted in: New Rochelle Education

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY — The City School District of New Rochelle has appointed Tilsa Rodriguez-Gonzalez as the new Supervisor of Physical Education and Health, Pre-K-12th grade. The Board of Education approved the appointment of Mrs. Rodriguez-Gonzalez at its meeting last night.

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Mrs. Rodriguez-Gonzalez received a bachelor’s degree in education from Manhattan College and a master’s degree in education in exercise science from Queens College.

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Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Tilsa [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Tilsa is a member of the Class of 1996.

                        Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Tilsa [MC1996]

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JNEWS: Derba, Nick [MC2007] Maine Baseball Interim Head Coach

2016-Dec-18

http://goblackbears.com/news/2016/12/17/nick-derba-named-maine-baseball-interim-head-coach.aspx

Baseball 12/17/2016 1:25:00 PM
Nick Derba named Maine Baseball Interim Head Coach

Derba replaces Steve Trimper, who accepted head coaching job at Stetson Bookmark and ShareOrono, Maine — University of Maine Director of Athletics Karlton Creech has announced that Nick Derba will serve as Interim Head Coach of the Maine Baseball team for the 2016-17 season.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to be the head coach at Maine for the spring of 2017,” said Derba. “From here on out, its business as usual. Our goals do not change as we will continue to work and build a victorious path towards the America East Championship. I appreciate the opportunity Karlton Creech has granted me and wish the best of luck to Coach Trimper.”

Steve Trimper, who spent the past 11 years at the helm of the UMaine baseball team, will be named the head coach at Stetson University on Monday, Dec. 19.

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Derba, Nick [MC2007]

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JNEWS: Simony, Alexandra [MC????] Associate manager, Industry Relations American Pet Products Association

2016-Dec-16

http://www.petage.com/american-pet-products-association-announces-staff-promotions/

American Pet Products Association Announces Staff Promotions
By: Pet Age Staff
December 16, 2016

American Pet Products Association (APPA) Executive Vice President and COO Andrew Darmohraj recently announced two staff promotions.

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Alexandra Simony has been promoted from project coordinator to associate manager, Industry Relations. In her new role, Simonfay will plan and execute organization meetings, manage events for APPA’s industry-related initiatives and manage contacts and secure event space. She will also be responsible for overseeing the development of the Global Pet Expo Show Directory and assist with exhibitor registration and buyer qualification at the Show. Simonfay earned a bachelor’s degree at Manhattan College and a Master of Arts at Marist College. She recently earned a Certified in Exhibition Management™ (CEM) designation, and is a member of the IAEE and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). She was also recently named among IAEE’s “20 Under 30.”

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Simony, Alexandra [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I do not find anything in my ‘stuff; for Alexandra.

                            Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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