Category Archives: JNEWS

JNEWS: Judice, Louis [MC1978] Railroading in Hunterdon County

2017-Apr-24

http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2017/04/railroad_talk_tonight_in_high_bridge.html

Railroad talk tonight in High Bridge
By Community Bulletin on April 24, 2017 at 11:03 AM

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Railroad buff Louis Judice of Bethlehem Township, NJ, will speak on Railroading in Hunterdon County on Monday, April 24, in High Bridge.

Louis has held a life-long interest in railroading and model railroads. Fascinated by the rise and fall of the many railroad lines, large and small, which have criss-crossed the Hunterdon County area – some only on paper, but many built – he has delved into this tangled history and will be sharing what he has discovered.  His historical view will go back to the early railroads in the Hunterdon County area including the High Bridge Branch.  He will discuss what brought railways here, how they fared and why some have survived while others have faded away.

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Judice, Louis [MC1978]

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JNEWS: Luaces, Adam [MC2000] GM Kingsbury National Golf

2017-Apr-19

http://poststar.com/news/local/upgraded-kingsbury-national-golf-club-tees-off-for-season/article_d1d623ff-beac-5a0e-b939-f9c8f177c43e.html

Upgraded Kingsbury National Golf Club tees off for season
BILL TOSCANO btoscano@poststar.com 17 hrs ago 1

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KINGSBURY — There is a lot more than a new name at Kingsbury National Golf Club.

Deric Buck, who already runs Bay Meadows Golf Club in Queensbury, purchased the former Kingswood Golf Course last year and immediately set to work, taking down trees, cleaning the high growth around the eight ponds and putting new sand in 12 bunkers.

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Adam Luaces, a native of Glens Falls and a graduate of Manhattan College, is the general manager. 

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Luaces, Adam [MC????]

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Dear John,

                I believe that Adam is a member of the Class of 2000.

                                   Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Luaces, Adam [MC2000]

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JNEWS: Garner, Richie [MC1972] talks about his basketball legacy

2017-Apr-19

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/mount-vernon/2017/04/19/mount-vernon-ny-news-nba/99271742/

Mount Vernon has a unique connection to the NBA
Mike Dougherty, The Journal News 6:07 a.m. ET April 19, 2017

2017 04Apr 19 2017 04Apr 19

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Richie Garner of Mount Vernon, a high school basketball star who went on to play at Manhattan College and in the NBA, talks about his legacy. Mark Vergari/lohud

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Garner, Richie [MC????]

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Dear John,

                I believe that Richie is a member of the Class of 1972.

                          Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Garner, Richie [MC1972]

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JNEWS: O’Neill, Hugh [MC1968] founder and president of Appleseed

2017-Apr-18

http://sampan.org/2017/04/millennium-boston-releases-strong-community-driven-economic-impact-report-on-proposed-115-winthrop-square-project/

Millennium Boston releases strong, community-driven economic impact report on proposed 115 Winthrop Square project
By Web 2017/04/12 Announcements

More Than 8,000 Jobs and $2 Billion Dollars in Economic Impact Projected

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BOSTON (April 12, 2017) – A newly released study estimates that the construction of the $1.2 billion Winthrop Square development by Millennium Boston will create far reaching and highly positive economic impacts for both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Boston during the project’s construction and on an on-going basis. The study, commissioned by developer Millennium Boston, was prepared by Appleseed, an independent consulting firm that specializes in economic research, analysis and local economic development planning.

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Hugh O’Neill is founder and president of Appleseed. Prior to starting the firm, Mr. O’Neill served as Assistant Executive Director for Planning and Business Development at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He also served as Deputy Secretary for Economic Development under New York State Governors Hugh Carey and Mario Cuomo, a position in which he was responsible for the overall direction of the State’s economic development policies and oversight of the day-to-day activities of its economic development, transportation and employment and training agencies.

Mr. O’Neill is a graduate of Manhattan College, and holds a PhD in political science from Columbia University.

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O’Neill, Hugh [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Hugh is a member of the Class of 1968.

                             Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Neill, Hugh [MC1968] 

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JNEWS: Docteroff, Michael [MC1987] seeks reelection in West Caldwell

2017-04APR-17

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/west-essex/sections/government/articles/west-caldwell-gop-team-announces-candidacy-for-20

GOVERNMENT

West Caldwell GOP Team Announces Candidacy for 2017

By TAPINTO WEST ESSEX STAFF

April 17, 2017 at 12:00 AM

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The West Caldwell Republican County Committee & Chairman Christopher Smith has announced Council President Michael Docteroff and Councilwoman Kathy Lynn Canale as its 2017 slate of candidates representing West Caldwell for the upcoming 2017 Elections.

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About Council President Docteroff:

Docteroff has served the community of West Caldwell for many years as a volunteer in recreation athletics as well as the Caldwell Athletic Organization, and he has served as president of the Caldwell Gridiron Club. He has also served as a member of the West Caldwell Zoning Board of Adjustment and is also currently serving as a volunteer member of the West Caldwell Planning Board.

Docteroff, a graduate of Manhattan College with a B.S. in Computer Information Systems, is an entrepreneur in the field of technology, serving as president of M.A.D. Technologies, which offers consulting expertise primarily in the area of technology for the Hospitality Industry.

He is married to Stacy Veneri Docteroff and has two children, Lauren, 24, who currently works for Sony Corporation, and a son, Jack, 21, a junior student at Montclair State University.

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Docteroff, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Michael is a member of the class of 1987.

                            Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Docteroff, Michael [MC1987]

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JNEWS: Curanovic, Zoran “Zac” [MC2009] BoD DFI Educational Trust

2017-Apr-10

http://www.military-technologies.net/2017/04/10/dfi-educational-trust-appoints-new-members-to-board-of-trustees/

Posted on 10 April 2017 by Military News
DFI Educational Trust Appoints New Members to Board of Trustees
April 09, 2017, Hawthorne NJ:

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The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust, the charitable arm of DFI, recently appointed new board members.

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Zoran “Zac” Curanovic, P.E., of Underpinning and Foundation Skanska in New York, has been elected to serve as a five-year trustee on the Trust board to complete the term of a resigning trustee. Curanovic had been serving as an At-Large Trustee since 2014. In 2016, he led the effort to create the George J. Tamaro Civil Engineering Scholarship at Manhattan College, his alma mater, and spearheaded a successful fundraising drive that raised more than $100,000 for this new scholarship fund.  Curanovic is also active in assisting future generations of industry professionals as a mentor through the ACE Mentorship Program at Manhattan College.

About the DFI Educational Trust:

The Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust (www.dfitrust.org) is an independent, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization established in 2006 by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) as its charitable arm. The mission of the Trust is to support and encourage individuals in the fields of study related to the deep foundation industry by providing scholarships and opportunities to meet and work with deep foundation industry leaders.

About the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)

DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multi-disciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 3,300 members worldwide.

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Curanovic, Zoran “Zac” [MC????] 

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Dear John,

               I believe that Zoran is a member of the Class of 2009.

                           Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Curanovic, Zoran “Zac” [MC2009] 

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JNEWS: Pavlista, Alexander [MC1968] retires from UoN PR&EC

2017-Apr-07

http://www.thefencepost.com/news/pavlista-retires-from-panhandle-re-center/

Pavlista retires from Panhandle R&E Center

2017 04Apr 07 Pavlista

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Alexander Pavlista’s retirement from the faculty of the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center at the end of March marks the end of 50 years of continuous research, 29 of them at the Panhandle Center.

Pavlista knew he wanted to be a scientist at an early age. He was 13 and knew he wanted to do scientific research, 15 when he picked biology, 21 when he chose biomedical research over oceanography. He chose plant physiology, and by age 30 knew he wanted to use science in the service of agriculture.

Born in Praha, Czechoslovakia, he left the country in 1948 when his parents escaped the Communist regime there and migrated to the U.S. Growing up in New York City, he attended Manhattan College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in biology with minors in chemistry and theology.

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In retirement, Alex and Victoria will be living in Denver, relaxing with puzzles, games, and reading; staying active by skiing, swimming and walking and writing. He also has been granted emeritus status by the promotion and tenure committee in the UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.

One of Pavlista’s “bucket list” goals is writing a book, tentatively titled “From Plants to God.” The book will outline research in plant sciences that has altered theological concepts of the time.

The book will begin with Aristotle, the philosopher and scientist of ancient Greece, who is credited with the birth of plant physiology. In the first recorded experiment in plant physiology, Aristotle was able to disprove the popular idea that life was produced by ether, some divine force that existed in air.

The book will end with botanist and plant physiologist F.C. Steward, who in the 1950s conducted experiments on carrots to demonstrate that plant cells are totipotent – that they carry the genetic information to enable them to develop into complete, reproducing individual plants. This was a key step in demonstrating the feasibility of cloning, according to Pavlista. ❖

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Pavlista, Alexander [MC????]

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Dar John,

            I believe that Alexander is a member of the Class of 1968.

                         Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Pavlista, Alexander [MC1968]

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