Judges celebrate St. Pat’s with seniors

Keeping it green: Sue Ann Partnow, director of the Jasa Center at the Hebrew Educational Society, and some members dressed for the occassion.


They brought the Irish cheer!

The O salutes Kings County Justices Lawrence Knipel and Matthew D’Emic, who on March 18 traded their gavels for guitars to perform Irish songs and stories during a St. Patrick’s Day celebration for elder members of Canarsie’s Jasa Center at the Hebrew Educational Society.

Knipel and D’Emic played classic tunes such as “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,” “Tura Lura Lura,” and “Danny Boy” to the packed room, according to the senior center’s director Sue Ann Partnow, who said the duo made its musical debut at the oldsters’ clubhouse with a rock ‘n’ roll–themed show last year.

Following the concert, attendees feasted on a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal of corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes, which the hosts concluded with a special dessert course.

The Seaview Avenue center’s President Ruth Cohen thanked the judges for taking time out of their busy schedules to regale the elders, whom she said are looking forward to D’Emic and Knipel’s next show.

— Moses Jefferson

Borough wide

Roll out the welcome mat

A big welcome to Michael Angelone, who joins Northfield Bank as Senior Vice President and Commercial and Industrial Lending Team Leader for its Brooklyn market.

Angelone has more than 25 years of lending experience in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

“Mr. Angelone’s leadership background and knowledge of the local market will be instrumental to our strategic objectives of expanding our commercial lending and deposit portfolio in Brooklyn,” said David Fasanella, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer for Northfield Bank.

He is a graduate of St. Francis College and is actively involved in local community and civic organizations.

Calling for interns

Catholics Charities is now accepting applicants for its paid internship in its Brooklyn and Queens offices.

The Intern and Earn Program, formerly the Young Adult Internship Program, offers youth a paid internship starting at $15 an hour for 25 hours a week. Interns will be matched with employment, education, and advanced-training services geared towards their career or academic goals. Eligible candidates should be 16 to 24 years old; a city resident; not in school, unemployed, and legally
eligible to work in the U.S.

The program also includes work readiness training, financial literacy education, and healthy living activities.

For more, contact (718) 726–9790 ext. 3017 or (347) 988–0181. Walk-ins are available Tuesday and Thursday at the Queens North Community Center located at 9-18 27th Ave., second floor, in Astoria.

Bath Beach

Big honor

A round of applause for Bath Beach resident Ralph Tramantano, who The Columbia Association of U.S. Customs and Affiliated Federal Agents will honor as one of its “2019 Men of the Year” during its annual dinner dance on May 11 on Long Island.

Tramantano is Senior Director of supply chain at Stone Source, LLC., overseeing the global order placement, shipping, and delivery of all purchased products, as well as the management of other key special projects.

Tramantano is a full-scholarship graduate of New York University Stern School of Business, with a degree in Marketing–Retail Marketing and International Business. He has been a licensed U.S. Customs Broker since Sept. 13, 2000. In addition, he is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and a Notary Public for the State of New York.

Sham-rocking: Justices Lawrence Knipel and Matthew D’Emic entertained members of the Jasa Center at the Hebrew Educational Society with Irish music on March 18.

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