STANDING Brooklyn’s Biggest Booster
Judges rock St. Pat’s with seniors
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
Roll out the welcome mat
A big welcome to Michael Angelone,
who joins Northfi eld 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
“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 Offi cer for Northfi
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 offi ces.
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
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eligible to work in the U.S.
The program also includes work
readiness training, fi nancial 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 fl oor,
A round of applause for Bath Beach
They shared an important heart to
Doctors and organ transplant
recipients gathered at Good Shepherd
Catholic Academy in Madison
on Feb. 28 for a free women’s
heart-health information session
sponsored by Maimonides Medical
Center’s Heart and Vascular Institute.
The event spotlighted an overlooked
health problem by featuring
doctors, experts, and patients, who
discussed the signs and symptoms
of heart disease in women, according
to the hospital’s project manager,
who helps organize the quarterly
“The purpose of the women’s
heart program is to address a very
underrepresented topic, in that
women’s heart disease is very different
from the ways it affects
men, but there’s not a lot of attention
put into that,” said Alex Lojo,
who is not a clinician.
A slew of medical professionals
from the heart and vascular institute
— including nurse practitioner
Rivka Mintz, Ruth Diener Platt, Dr.
Inna Nelipovich, and dietitian Anna
Nabutovskaya — spoke to the attendees
about the signs and “silent
symptoms” of heart disease in an effort
to help women understand the
prevalence of the disease, the specifi
c ways it manifests in women,
and the importance of regular doctor’s
visits, Lojo said.
“For years — and even now
— heart disease is mainly stereotyped
into a man’s disease,” he said.
“Heart disease for women is actually
the number-one killer, surpassing
breast cancer, but breast cancer
gets a lot more attention. A lot of
women don’t know that they have
some sort of heart disease until it’s
too late. It’s really more about lack
of awareness and education.”
— Julianne McShane
Their day in court
Three cheers for the Kings
County Courts, which welcomed
girls from the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
for a Black History Month
celebration at the courthouse on
The event was the ninth of 13
put on by the court to celebrate
the theme of the month, Black
Members of the sorority’s Archonette
Club were tasked with
answering the question, “Have
the United States and its citizens
met the goal of the Voting Rights
Act of 1965?,” according to the
group’s social-media recap of the
Sorority members gave
speeches answering the question
before audience members, who included
several Brooklyn judges.
The group considered the event a
success, offering appreciation to
the organizers of the event.
“Special thanks to Hon. Deborah
Dowling, Hon. Carolyn
Walker-Diallo, Hon. Cenceria
P. Edwards, Hon. Lisa Ottley,
and Hon. Robin Sheares,
for creating this amazing opportunity
of empowerment for our
youth,” the sorority said.
Standing O salutes the court
for a successful event!
— Aidan Graham
resident Ralph Tramantano, who
The Columbia Association of U.S.
Customs and Affi liated 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 certifi ed Six Sigma Black Belt and
a Notary Public for the State of New
WOMEN WITH HEART: From left, nurse practitioner Rivka Mintz, Ruth Diener Platt, Dr.
Inna Nelipovich, and dietitian Anna Nabutovskaya. Photo by Steve Solomonson
Panel talks women’s heart health