JHQ: Manhattan Monthly: October 2019


Manhattan Monthly: October 2019

Manhattan Celebrates Public Launch of Capital Campaign

Invest in the Vision is the most ambitious fundraising effort in Manhattan College’s 166-year history. It is a historic $165 million campaign to secure and strengthen the College’s educational mission at a time of unprecedented technological, social and economic change.

Open House Set for Sunday, October 27

Join us to speak with faculty members and current students, take a campus tour, and explore our academic programs and student activities. The event begins at noon, and the exhibition area and campus tours will be available until 3 p.m. Additionally, a Mass is held at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel of De La Salle and His Brothers.

Ribbon Cutting for Gaelic Park Athletic Center

Manhattan College Athletics welcomed donors, alumni, administrators, student-athletes and friends to the Gaelic Park Athletic Center Saturday, October 5 for the official opening reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new facility.

HGI Center to Open Lea and Herman Ziering Exhibit

Manhattan College’s Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith (HGI) Education Center is committed to reinforcing the lessons of the Holocaust. Many lessons can be learned after viewing the Center’s current exhibit, showcasing the legacy of Herman and Lea Ziering.

#300LaSalle: Paul Mariani ’62

Paul Mariani ’62 was the first in his family to attend college. In a recent essay in America Magazine, Mariani detailed his experience at Manhattan College and how de La Salle’s vision of education for all gave him the opportunity to attend college and succeed after graduation.

All Home Basketball Games to be Broadcast on ESPN Platforms

All 27 home basketball games at Draddy Gymnasium will appear on ESPN’s streaming services, beginning with the women’s basketball team’s game against Duquesne on Sunday, November 10. The men’s team tips off its home schedule on Tuesday, November 12, against Delaware State.

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JHQ: 2019 Veterans Day Parade


2019 Veterans Day Parade

Help us Honor, Recognize and Thank our Veterans!

Jasper alumni, family and friends
are invited to march with the
Manhattan College Student Veterans Organization and the Pipes and Drums Band
in the New York City Veterans Day Parade
on Monday, November 11, 2019.

Assembly will begin at 12:00 p.m. on 28th St. between 5th and Madison Avenues.

A pre-parade breakfast will be held from
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at
Mason Jar NYC located at

43 East 30th St.,
New York, NY 10016

A private coach for NYC departs
Manhattan College @ 8:30 a.m.

Advanced registration is required to
march with Manhattan College.

Click HERE to register.

For more information, contact the Alumni Relations Office:

(718) 862-7432 | alumni@manhattan.edu | manhattan.edu/alumni

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Out of hospital and getting back to “normal”


Appreciate everyone’s prayers and good wishes. 

Schedule will rocky for the next few weeks.

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ENDNOTE: The hubris of some people to speak for the entire “manhattan college” community …


Frank Marsicano @27bruce

Oct 2
Replying to@RudyGiuliani

Rudy, the Manhattan College community is embarrassed by you.

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The hubris of some people to speak for the entire “manhattan college” community … … 


… … Sorry, but I am not sure what the “manhattan college community” is?

Nor, am I sure that one person can truly represent it — whatever it is.

One can express scorn for Rudy in many many dimensions, 

BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt),

“Let he, who is without sin, cast the first stone.”

I’m sure that I heard that may times in my Christian Brothers’ classrooms.

So, I’m not going to agree to “stone” Rudy.

I’m not so sure he’s the exemplar of what Jasper should be.  But, since I haven’t been in his moccasins, nor can I apply for the “exemplar” status, all I can do is urge some humility in our public pronouncements.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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JOBIT: Burke, Fr James E. [MC1971 RIP] 2019-Oct-04



Father James E. Burke
Posted Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:00 am

Father James E. Burke, who served for 15 years as pastor of Sacred Heart parish on Staten Island, died Oct. 4. He was 87.

Father Burke was assigned to Sacred Heart from 1988 to 2003.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, Oct. 10, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the John Cardinal O’Connor Pavilion in the Bronx. Cardinal Dolan will celebrate the Mass, and Father Louis Jerome, pastor of St. Charles parish on Staten Island, will deliver the homily.

Father Jerome began working with Father Burke at Sacred Heart on Sept. 8, 2001, serving as administrator before he became pastor of Sacred Heart in 2003.

“He helped people by getting a Mass together for that week, celebrating the Mass and counseling people after 9/11,” Father Jerome, who was pastor of Sacred Heart for 12 years, told CNY.

“I think we lost eight or nine people on 9/11. He was very good in helping grieving people.”

Father Jerome said he visited with Father Burke a few months ago at the John Cardinal O’Connor Pavilion, where Father Burke had lived since his retirement in 2007.

“He loved the John Cardinal O’Connor residence. He was very happy there,” Father Jerome said.

Born in Manhattan, he earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, where he studied for the priesthood, and a master’s from Manhattan College. He was ordained by Cardinal Francis Spellman at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 1958.

He was administrator of Assumption, Maybrook, 1987-1988, and St. Columbanus, Cortlandt Manor, 1985-1987. He served as parochial vicar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Pelham Manor, 2003-2007; St. Patrick, Yorktown Heights, 1981-1985; St. Bartholomew, Yonkers, 1959-1964; St. Mary, Wappingers Falls, 1958-1959; and Immaculate Conception, Amenia, 1958.

Father Burke served at Cardinal Spellman High School, the Bronx, as an administrative assistant, 1977-1981, and procurator, 1974-1977, and was on the faculty of Cardinal Hayes High School, the Bronx, 1964-1974.

Burial will take place in St. Raymond Cemetery, the Bronx.


Burke, Fr James E. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook:  None cited

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Dear John,

I believe that Father received his Masters in 1971.

When Father was assigned to Cardinal Spellman High School, he often celebrated Mass on weekends at St. Barnabas where I got to meet him. He was a very devout Priest.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Burke, Fr James E. [MC1971 RIP]

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JNEWS: Lala, Marco [MC1988] SVP @ RM Friedland



Deals & Dealmakers Featured
Meet 2019’s Real Estate Dealmakers
by REW  October 10, 2019

*** begin quote ***

Marco Lala
Senior Vice President,
RM Friedland

Marco Lala is one of the most active investment property specialists in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Westchester County. His sharp focus and intensity has resulted in a string of seventy seller oriented building transactions in as little as eighteen months during his 20+ year career. He has personally handled the sale of over $1.4 billion in the New York Metropolitan Area amounting to over 400 properties sold.

In 2002, he spearheaded Massey Knakal’s expansion into the Bronx, Northern Manhattan & Westchester. Under his guidance the division grew to a 20+ person operation in a firm that employed over 200 brokers and support staff. In 2008, he joined Marcus & Millichap in their Midtown office becoming one of the top ranked agents in the firm and earned the largest fee award in the NY office in 2014.

He has sales Experience in Multiple Asset Classes: Multi-family, Affordable, HUD, Sec 8 Voucher Development, Retail, Industrial, office, etc.

Deep knowledge of NY metro submarkets, including local customs, laws, taxation scenarios, regulations, etc.

Marco graduated from Mount St. Michael Academy (High School) and received a degree in Marketing from Manhattan College in the Bronx. He currently resides in Bergen County, NJ. With his wife and 3 children.

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Lala, Marco [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Marco is a member of the Class of 1988.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lala, Marco [MC1988]

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MOBIT: Czander, Dr. M. [MCxfac RIP] 2019-Oct-08



Dr. William M. Czander
1943 – 2019

Irvington – Dr. William M. Czander passed away on October 8, 2019.

Born in 1943 to Walter Czander and Ruth Alice Fuchs, William grew up in Jersey City with his brothers Walter Jr. and the late Lawrence Czander. He received his PhD from NYU and received postdoctoral training at Yale University and the Psychoanalytic Institute for Mental Health in NYC. As an organizational psychoanalyst, he taught for over 35 years at many institutions, notably 20 years at Manhattan College.

He was the grandfather to Emma Murray (8), Nate Murray (6), Marcus McGovern (1), and beloved father to Dr. Alicia Murray, Eliza Czander, Sylvia Czander, and Anika Czander. He was the proud husband of Giovanna Czander, whom he felt was his soulmate. He will be forever missed and loved.

There will be a memorial wake at Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home 64 Ashford Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY on October 12th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm and a memorial mass at Sacred Heart Church 417 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry on Monday Oct 14th at 11:00am.

Published in the The Journal News from Oct. 9 to Oct. 11, 2019


Czander, Dr. M. [MCxfac RIP]

Guestbook: Same link / None cited

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