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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Tom Cosgrove  9/12
•   Tony Tonzola  7/4
•   Bob Colacurcio, '73 (Alumni Pres)  6/16
•   Walter Baile  4/23
•   John Hansen  4/22
•   Rich Jacobs  12/18
•   Bill Torpey, '65  12/17
•   Bill Davison  12/17
•   Bob Zakhar  12/2
•   Joe Michalewsky  12/1
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

4 live in California
1 lives in Colorado
1 lives in Connecticut
1 lives in Delaware
13 live in Florida
2 live in Kansas
1 lives in Maryland
8 live in Massachusetts
1 lives in Montana
2 live in Nevada
2 live in New Hampshire
80 live in New Jersey
1 lives in New Mexico
19 live in New York
1 lives in Ohio
5 live in Pennsylvania
2 live in South Carolina
4 live in Texas
9 live in Virginia
3 live in Washington
1 lives in Germany
1 lives in Viet Nam
3 location unknown
46 are deceased

UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Tony Verdoni, '60  12/14
•   Bill Davison  12/18
•   Vince McFadden, '63: A Tipsy Rover  12/19
•   Ron Gherardi  12/27
•   Nick Micucci  1/1
•   Cathy Weichler (Spouse Of Harry)  1/5
•   Welly Davis, '61 (Prep HoF)  1/9

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JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 44.4%


A:   76   Joined
B:   95   Not Joined

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

12-10-18:  "Joe Mac" gets to join all the other old men in the "74 Club" today!! Dec. 10 was a Sunday back in '61, so we get to see Monday's stories, featuring the ban on #612; the JCDAC Queen; Jim Barry and Greg Hochstein. Click pic.

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12-8-18:  Final game, our Senior year! Click pic for the stories, stats and pictures. Wrap-up next week featuring the FQC selections and lots more honors and awards for '62 Football.

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12-7-18:  Last game of the '61 season! Click pic for all the pre-game stories.

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12-2-18:  Second to last game of the '61 season, a tough one. Dickinson closes out the season next week. Click pic for the stories and pictures, part 1; click here for part 2.

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12-2-18:  Once again Steve's the first Birthday Boy in December. His JJ informs us that Fidel admits he's Red; Newsboy Moriarity's trial date is set and Bishop Sheen discusses 3 kinds of counseling. Click pic.

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11-29-18:  Just released - Fr. Joe's "Maroon Tuesday" video. Click pic for his proud tribute to Prep. 

FYI, the portrait hanging behind him at Prep has been there since 1997 when he joined the ranks of  "Prep Legends". Click here for his induction story.

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11-21-18:  Oops, somebody at the website must have begun celebrating Thanksgiving early and we missed Tony's birthday. So hearty, albeit belated birthday wishes, and hope Tony's still celebrating in FL! Click pic for his JJ stories.

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11-24-18:  SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, Dec. 8 at Prep - we are honored to receive a very special invitation from '65 to '62.

Since their own historic 50th Reunion, they have been holding an annual life-changing and undeniably meaningful spiritual awakening and renewal event at Prep! Click pic for all the special details, and RSVP to Gene or Gerry if you can join us.

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11-23-18:  The stories and pictures of the '61 Memorial game directly from the Mendolla/Zakhar scrapbooks.......and the memories come flooding back! Click pic for Part 1; here for Part 2.

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11-19-18:  Another yearly 2-fer, Joe and Jake celebrate their side by side entry into the "74 Club" today! No Sunday JJ back in '61 so we get the bonus Monday sports news. Click pic.

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11-18-18:  Belated birthday wishes to George, Ed and Frank. Click pic for their respective JJ headlines.

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11-17-18:  No Skybox for us at Giants Stadium this year, after a loss in the semi-finals. Click pic for the story.

Our '61 game vs. Memorial will be remembered here this weekend.

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11-16-18:  Previews of our '61 game vs. Memorial and Prep's game vs. St. Joe's (Mont) tomorrow. Click pic.

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11-10-18:  Yes, '62 beat Lincoln, and yesterday Prep also beat St. Joe's (Met). Click pic for the stories and BZ's insightful analysis.  We'll be eagerly anticipating the semi-final game vs. St. Joe's (Mont) on Saturday at 1:00 pm.

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11-9-18:  Highlight game of the season back in '61 for us vs. Lincoln! Click pic for the JJ preview of the game; here for our game bracket vs. St. Joe's today.

Then go to "Private '62" to read BZ's vivid and nostalgic personal recollections of pre-game banter with "Shake" of Lincoln and the presentation of the "Game Ball".

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11-2-18:  Bye week for Prep, playing St. Joe's next Friday. Click pic for details.

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10-27-18: Zeke is our last October birthday boy and only turns 74 today! Who can forget some of the names in his '61 JJ. Headliners, Little Sheba, Gina Jade, Spartacus and the great, great, great-grandfather of one of the NY Giants Hall of Famers! Click pic.

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10-27-18:  Prep football in a Nor'easter. Mother Nature was not kind to us this weekend. Click pic for the results of our game against St. Joe's.

A much better outcome for us in '61, click here for that story; click "Private '62" for recollections of Agresta, Parkes, Kutney and Mendolla.

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10-26-18:  Previews of Prep's game vs. St. Joe's (6 & 2) tomorrow and "our" '61 game vs. St. Benedict's. Click pic for the predictions!

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10-21-18:  A dominant Prep football two-fer this weekend, both in '18 & '61! Not much coverage on our '18 win, but lots on the '61 win. Click here for the Pope John story; click pic for the JJ chronicle.

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10-19-18:  Previews of Prep's game vs. Pope John (0 & 7) tomorrow and "our" '61 game vs. Demarest. Click pic for the full-color Program for the '61 game and much more!

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10-13-18:  Big 42 point win for Prep over PC!! Click pic for the news story; here for our RG and extra point wizard's astute analysis of the game; here for our '61 team's win over Snyder back then!

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10-12-18:  Previews of Prep's game vs. Paramus tonight and our '61 game vs. Snyder. Click pic.

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10-9-18:  Prep President, Fr. Boller, is retiring! Rumors have begun circulating about his successor. Click pic for Fr. Boller's announcement. Click "Private '62 for the most likely candidate. 

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10-7-18:  Here they are, the videos of our 2018 Champions!! Click pic to enlarge; here for the P&G Champion receiving the Cup; here for the video detailing the long and winding road to the 2018 Putting Championship. (Before viewing, set to 720 HD and Full Screen!)

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10-6-18:  We have a new P&G Champion for 2018!! Hearty congrats to Jake whose name will now be engraved on the already legendary Championship Cup. Click pic for all the results as meticulously documented by our beloved Commissioner.

Click here for pics. Celebratory videos will appear here tomorrow, along with a video of the dramatic and gut-wrenching competition for the 2018 Putting Championship!

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10-6-18:  Last night we had our new '62 on-scene reporter and color commentator at the game vs. Don Bosco. Click pic for his live, perspicacious reporting. Click here for today's news story and video.

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10-3-18:  Once again "Bayonne Bernie" leads off the October "74 Club" celebrations! His '61 JJ features the following stories - preparations for meeting "peoples of other planets"; Yankees 11-5 favorites; Casey's plans; Y.A. & "Chuckin Charlie". Click pic.

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9-29-18:  Tough weekend for Prep football, then and now. Click pic for the story, short video and pics; here for the '61 story.

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9-28-18:  Another win coming tomorrow!? Click pic to enlarge and for the preview of the '61 game vs. St. Joe's (Philly). Results tomorrow.

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9-26-18:  Hoping that our "Wild Bill" is now continuing to enjoy a charmed and colorful life as a new member of the "74 Club" today! His JJ stories feature one about Robert L. Netchert; others include "Madman K"; the world pipe smoking competition; and the World Series plans. Click pic.

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  9-24-18:  Hoping that our indefatigable surgeon Dr. Tony finally took a day off from work today to begin the celebration of his 74th year! His JJ has stories about the following: OLV pastor, Msgr. Martin; Pope John, XXIII; Prep's dramatic 43-0 win; and Y.A. as the Giants hero. Click pic.

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9-23-18:  Today "Will" glides gracefully (?) into the "74 Club"! His birthday JJ features stories about - the JASHC; the R.C. Church's largest religious order; Prep's game against Bayonne; and an editorial about the nostril-tingling "Rowen Time". Click pic.

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9-21-18:  Prep dominant in win over Union City! Click pic to enlarge; here for the story.

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9-17-18:  Haven't heard from Bobby in a while, hoping that he's busy celebrating his entrance into the "74 Club" today! His JJ features stories about Dag; shoeless JC burglar; "New Look" Giants; Rog's 58th; Tootsie the Italian biker; and Marilyn wins the bare bow title. Click pic. 

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9-16-18:  Dr. Stan, perennial "Horseman of the Year" has made it to the "74 Club" finish line today! Fittingly, the '61 hit movie featured in his birthday JJ was "The Young Doctors". Other stories - the Love Glove; Miss Rheingold, 1961; and "Jack the Killer". Click pic.

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9-15-18:  Long-time Dallas resident, but life-long Giants fan, our buddy Cleary, known for his legendary "Cleary Corporate Connections" will be viewing the game tomorrow from a Dallas Cowboy Skybox.

Of course, he'll be surreptitiously rooting for Big Blue. We imagine that he's probably hoping to retire back to the "Garden State" and Kensington Ave. to enjoy his "Golden Years" back in the "Big City".

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9-15-18:  Dramatic, overwhelming and epic win for Prep over BC last night!! Tim provides us with the story and pictures here; and several stunning video clips here. Bob Z provides insightful insider analysis and commentary on "Private '62"!

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9-14-18:  Hilton Head - Florence Update:  "Mighty Mike" was able to bob and weave for 425 miles to get his family out of harm's way! The family is now safe and sound at his son's house in Birmingham, AL. Further reports will follow once Mike's able to return home. Click "Private '62" for "R" rated picture of Florence.

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9-13-18:  Haven't heard from Joe in a while but hoping that he's celebrating his birthday today! His JJ stories include smoking etiquette; JC "squaws"; JC porno; and Prep's George Blaney. Click pic.

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9-12-18:  He's still a little younger than Boyle, but "Mighty Mike" gets to enter the "74 Club" and celebrate in a heart-pounding way in Hilton Head today.

Coincidentally, his '61 birthday JJ headline story is about Hurricane Carla and a tornado! Other stories feature the Berlin elections; teenage dating advice; and the M&M race. Click pic. We hope to post some of Mike's on-site reports.

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9-8-18:  Today Gene gets to brag that he too is now an official member of the celebrated "74 Club"! The JJ stories on this date back in '61 are quite captivating and feature reporting on the following:

Nik's nuclear "shock surprises"; Sunny Gale's "Wheel of Fortune"; a favorite "slave dancer" appearing at Chez Joey; a memorable picture of our power running Fullback; and the most popular participant sport in America. Click pic. 

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9-7-18:  Legendary 2016 Putting Champion adds his name to the "74 Club" today! His JJ stories include Linda Bird; Catholics in Havana; Coach Cochrane; and the "61" home run ball. Click pic.

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9-6-18:  Once again Bob and Mike kick off the '62 September birthdays! As their '61 birthday JJ shows, it happens to be 91 degrees in NJ today too. Click pic for stories about Socialists in Hudson County; strip queen Ann Corio; Prep's new Track coach; and Mickey's 51st.

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9-4-18:  Today "Young" Joe celebrates a milestone birthday and kicks off the upcoming "Diamond Jubilee Year" for the rest of us! His birthday JJ paper is from 1960 (beginning of his Senior year) and is dated 9/6 because of the Labor Day weekend. Click pic for stories about Joe's girlfriend Vickie; Prep football; Brigitte Bardot and "a lady of good breeding".

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9-3-18:  Entertaining mini-reunion at the U.S. Open. Click pic to enlarge, then go to "Private '62" to meet newest Honorary Member of '62. Her name is "Chee-Ka" and you can see her video there too!

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9-2-18:  Last night - Brandon v. Michigan - Offensive MVP and awarded Game Ball by Coach! Click pic for story; here for his post-game press conference.

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9-1-18: First game against Millville yesterday results in a big win! Click pic for the story and pictures.

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9-1-18:  Prep QB Maasai Maynor had lots of college choices: Rutgers, Temple, Cornell, Army, Navy. Click pic for the story.

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8-31-18:  Prep Football Preview! Click pic for the story; here for all the photos.

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8-25-18:  Yes, long, lean former Schlesinger's model and undrafted free agent Prep football talent Brian enters the "74 Club" today! Click pic for lots more stories including how to be a bookie and the pigeon problem in Journal Square back in '61.

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8-21-18:  We hope George is smiling today as he joins the growing list of members in the "74 Club"! Lots of interesting stories in his '61 birthday JJ too, including: advice about "off-beat teenage boys"; a sad night at the Celtic Bar on Jackson Ave.; and the last "pin boy" in JC. Click pic.

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8-19-18:  Ladies' man Joe may be slowing down now that he's entering the "74 Club" today. In any event his '61 birthday JJ features a unique assortment of stories: legal action to ban jets from Newark Airport; Bishop Sheen's take on statistics; NY Giants rookie, Sylvester "Boxcar" Cooper; and an editorial about "Bovine Mattresses". Click pic.

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8-11-18:  Another exciting mini-reunion at Monmouth Park today! Click pic to enlarge; here for the photo album which also contains a picture of the autographed Program from our very first "Day at the Races" in 2013.

Click here for a walk down memory lane and view the pics of us kids back then.

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8-10-18:  As one illustrious part of Fr. Joe's Jesuit journey at Cristo Rey ends, another now begins as new Jesuit avenues open for him in the months and years ahead. His current new position is Provincial Assistant for Secondary and Pre-Secondary Education for the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces of the Society of Jesus.

In light of many requests, he has asked for his Cristo Rey retirement letter to attendees and the Class of '62 to be posted on our "Private '62" page above. Click pic to enlarge.

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8-5-18:  Our 2018 Masters Champion is probably wearing his green jacket as he enters the ever-expanding "74 Club" today! Stu's '61 JJ features a glimpse back to the iconic Colgate air purification (??) factory. Click pic.

8-6-18:  New addendum posted by Stu today modeling flashy red sneakers! You'll have to visit "Private '62" to view.

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7-27-18:  We didn't have student IDs back in '62, but our former Alumni President provided this pic for us on his 63rd birthday today! In '72 the JJ had doubled in price to 10 cents. Click pic to see what was going on in JC and the world back then.

To learn more about Bob’s picture with Pope Francis you’ll have to visit “Private ’62” for “……the REST of the story” as Paul Harvey used to say. 

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7-25-18:  Prep Football - another Minkah?? Chase Jones, a name we'll hear a lot this upcoming football season. Thanks to Tim (our 2-time Myers Trophy winner) for sending us this article about Chase. Click pic to enlarge; here for the story.

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7-23-18:  CORRECTION - Thanks to eagle-eyed Bobby Z. the initial incorrect link to the entire uncut 30 minute video of Timmy Hawkes and Joe Sack reminiscing about Fr. Joe, JC and our time at Prep has been corrected/updated. Please re-visit "Private '62", the video of Timmy and Joe is a veritable treasure trove of memories about our beloved, Fr. Joe!!

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7-20-18:  SAVE THE DATE - Monmouth Park - “Day at the Races”!! We’re getting together again on Saturday, August 11th, hope you can join us! Special guest appearance by the Byron Nelson of ’62, our legendary Dallas celebrity golfer!

Racing Commish Dempsey has streamlined the attendance details and dramatically cut attendance prices too! Click pic for details and current attendees, and let Gene know if you’ll be with us so that we reserve enough exclusive group seating.

BONUS MTH PHOTO ALBUM - when we were just kids back in 2013!! - click here.

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7-18-18:  Virginia Gentleman Farmer & Horseman joins the "74 Club" today!! His '61 JJ features stories about Gus Grissom readying to take the 2nd ride into space and lots of stories about Ty Cobb. Click pic.

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7-16-18:  Fr. Joe's picture and link to the 30 minute video!! Remember, you have to login first; then click on "Private '62" at the top of this page; then just copy and paste the link into your browser.

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7-15-18:  In preparation for Fr. Joe’s recent and legendary Legacy Dinner, the “Dynamic Duo” were interviewed for 30 minutes and invited to reveal their memories of their early days with Fr. Joe. This truly captivating and Oscar-worthy performance by Tim and Joe will be available exclusively for us tomorrow on “Private ’62”.  

You’ll also get to see a radiant and memorable picture of Fr. Joe toasting, celebrating and saluting the Class of ’62!

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7-13-18: Four-year track star, Don Juan, still running strong as he crosses the finish line to win admission into the “74 Club” today!

His '61 JJ sizzles with reports of the sinister machine gun Bayonne - Dublin connection; Congressional Republicans and Democrats both wanting to overhaul the Presidential Electoral College; the British Open beginning with Palmer 2 shots behind; and a Ruthian Koc(h)malski putting on a whale of a one-man hitting show. Click pic.

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7-12-18:  Commodore Krunch (gone, but not forgotten, and now living the high life in Virginia) and his lifelong birthday shipmate Jake sail gracefully into the relaxing waters of the “74 Club” today! JJ stories recount the adventures of our ’61 Rocket Men; Marilyn arriving back home; Clemente’s hit; and Charles Dillon muses about the Mets. Click pic.

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7-10-18:  A captivating, delightful and poignant tribute video was created for Fr. Joe as he retired as President of Cristo Rey High School. It was shown to attendees during the cocktail hour prior to the dinner at the Museum of the City of New York.

For us, the most entertaining highlights were several clips of memories of Fr. Joe as narrated by Tim Hawkes and Joe Sack. The video is now featured above on "Private '62"!

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7-9-18:  Big day for Ed today as he enters the "74 Club"! His JJ stories include reports on JFK, Liz Taylor, Lady Godiva and the resignation of Don Williamson as Prep's track coach. Click pic.

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6-28-18:  New 2018 Masters Champion crowned!! Bernie takes it; Stu grabs the low gross score award; John wins "Rookie of the Year" plaque; Commish becomes the de facto 2018 Putting Champion after a witnessed and certified 50 foot putt on the 1st Hole!!

Click pic for the results; here for the "Players" pics; here for the 19th Hole pics.

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6-21-18:  Mike's only 73 today and still living large with his family in Viet Nam. His birthday JJ features stories about JFK's dog and Khrushchev's gift; a Prep retirement after 43 years; and try to guess the incoming Prep Freshman who pitched a no-hitter to wind up his CYO baseball career. Click pic.

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6-18-18:  "THE MASTERS" - REMINDER to all golfers and 19th Holers - the June 27th drive down the magnolia-lined lane leading to Olde Orchard CC is rapidly approaching! Once again, everyone has made the cut, so just let Regional Director Dr. Lou know if you'll be joining us for the first "Major" of the year. Click pic for all the latest details and participants.

Nota Bene - rumors are circulating that many of the disenchanted U.S. Open fans will be coming to OOCC to witness lots of birdies and eagles!

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6-14-18:  We extend a hearty welcome to Tony as he joins the ever-expanding "74 Club" today! His '61 birthday JJ captures all the results of the big JC election; slamming Sammy favored in the U.S. Open and Miss Bayonne getting ready for the Miss NJ Pageant. Click pic.

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6-11-18:  Dr. Lou celebrates his entry into the "74 Club" today! No JJ on the 11th back in '61 so we get to see the 12th's stories about the results of Prep's Student Council race, news about Timmy Hawkes receiving a scholarship to Prep, a picture of the winner of the Miss NJ title and guess who is the young amateur playing in the U.S. Open. Click pic.

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6-9-18:  You don't have to try to figure out how to win at Belmont today!  Just click pic for Bob Baffert look-a-like Dr. Stan's picks.

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6-5-18:  An inspiring and spirited "Legacy" event for Fr. Joe last night as he retires as President of Cristo Rey NY High School! But there will be no rest as "Joe's Jesuit Journey" will continue on into the future. Click pic for more; here for Part 1 of the video of Joe's uplifting address; here for Part 2.

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6-3-18:  "Shoulders" gets to celebrate his entrance into the "74 Club" today!  His birthday JJ features the Marines getting ready for battle, a number of Prep grads being ordained and hits by SS, Dr. Lou;  P, Judge Murtaugh; RF, Izzo; 1B, Meloney; 2B, Gorski; 3B, Kosnik; C, Orrick. Click pic.

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6-2-18: "Shylock" and the "Greenville Boy" now beginning preparations for the upcoming "Big 7-5"! Their birthday JJ features Murry the K, much more on Welly and Alex Webster speaking at Prep. Click pic.

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5-31-18:  Young Pete, a/k/a "Mr. Sunshine" is still catching up and only gets to celebrate 73 today! Click pic to see his 6-pack and read about Welly's record-breaking 100 yard dash and  Boyle's 2 run homer.

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5-29-18:  SAVE THE DATE! - Chairman Murphy and Southern Regional Director Cuccaro (btw, the 2017 defending Champion) enthusiastically announce the date for the 2018 ‘62 Masters - Wednesday, June 27.

A few sponsors’ exemptions are still available for players to again get to drive down the historic magnolia-lined lane to Ye Olde Orchard CC. Just let Dr. Lou know if you’ll be joining us as a "Player" or a 19th Hole “Hoister" at Rooney’s. Click pic to enlarge and for details.

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5-28-18:  Here's a link to a touching Memorial Day story submitted by one of our '62 vets. Click pic.

Added starter: our buddy and Air Force National Guard vet, Joe Carr, '61 has a truly fascinating and surprising video tribute, but you'll have to ask Joe to email you the video.

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5-27-18:  What an incredible life history these two new 74 year old guys have shared, from birth, to Prep and way beyond! Click pic for their '61 birthday JJ stories.

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5-26-18:  Legendary '62 raconteur Kenny joins the ever-expanding "74 Club" today! Back in '61 his birthday JJ featured stories about the race to the moon, Marilyn, jets still not allowed to land at Newark Airport and the rules for entering the Miss JC Beauty Contest. Click pic.

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5-16-18:  Our "74 Club" gains another prestigious member today! Memories from Hap's birthday JJ back in '61 include some heated local political rhetoric, Judge Boyle finding fake drivers' licenses being made in JC, and the Prep Golf Team winning their first ever competitive match. Click pic for all the stories.

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5-12-18:  Minkah, the Miami Dolphin, meets the press. Prep's '65 Tommy Meyers Trophy winner (actually a 2-time winner) keeps us posted on Minkah's start at rookie camp. Click pic to enlarge the "new look" Minkah; here for his video interview with the press.

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5-10-18:  Yesterday there was a meeting with our latest '62 Scholars, followed by a rousing dinner/mini-reunion at the Light Horse Tavern. Click pic for more pics and a couple of poignant thank-you notes from graduating Seniors.

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5-8-18:  Future '62 Scholars at Prep? Click pic for the story.

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5-6-18:  Another spirited Kentucky Derby party/mini-reunion at Dempsey's seaside retreat in Sea Girt. Click pic to enlarge and guess which '62 guy had the winning ticket and walked away with the pot of gold.

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5-5-18:  Henry kicks off his "Diamond Jubilee Year" today! His birthday JJ stories include Alan Shepard getting ready for blast off, Kentucky Derby favorite "Carry Back" and Jack O'Dea's terrific pitching performance in a tough loss. Click pic.

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4-28-18:  Minkah & Miami - perfect together!? '62 congrats to the #11 pick! Our buddy Tim Hawkes sends along this moving, heartfelt letter that Minkah received from his Mom after being drafted. Click here to listen to him reading it to the press; here to enlarge.

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4-25-18:  NFL Draft begins tomorrow, and look who's in the middle! Probably won't have to wait too long to find out where he's going. Fr. Joe sends us this pre-draft article on Minkah. Click pic to enarge; here for the story.

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4-25-18:  Now that John is the newest member of our group, he's passed along to us the news that our Classmate, Bob Hooper, passed away last October. Click here to enlarge; pic for Bob's truly impressive obituary.

Requiescat in Pace Bob - Vita Mutatur, non Tollitur.

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4-24-18:  "WELCOME ABOARD", John Hansen! Young John ('45) has just joined us here and we send along belated birthday wishes to him. He shares a 3/28 birthday with Duff McGee so we used the Jersey Journal stories from 3/27/61, which happen to offer a wealth of wonderful Prep achievements. Click pic for more.

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4-21-18:  Bill joins the "74 Club" today! The JC mayoral election dominates Bill's birthday stories. Click pic to see the official ballot.

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4-16-18:  Yesterday another '44 Marine passed through the Pearly Gates and joined 3 of our own '62 Marines. Click pic to enlarge.

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4-15-18:  Captain Mike of the '62 Hockey Team and 62's longtime Ambassador to Hilton Head Island seemingly leads the field (far ahead of baby brother Rick, '70) at this week's 50th anniversary of the RBC Heritage Tournament. Click pic for leaderboard and more.

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4-13-18:  The first man in space was not T, but that news circulated around the world on his birthday in '61. And now T gets to relive those memories on his 74th birthday today. Click pic for all the stories.

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4-7-18:  Jesuit High Schools take part in the National Student Walkout. Click pic for the story.

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4-3-18:  Were we dreaming.....or did our Villanova grad "Big Bad Bob" dunk this one to help Villanova win last night? Click pic.

Addendum:  #10 was also voted the MVP. If you'd like a signed picture, just email Bob.

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3-31-18:  Not sure where in the world Dr. Ron is today, but he's the newest member of the "74 Club"!  Back in '61 he could have celebrated his birthday with an Easter turkey dinner for $2.50 according to the ad in his birthday JJ. Click pic for more. 

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3-28-18:  Marathoner Duff (he's still competing) joins the prestigious "74 Club" today! His JJ features a laudatory spotlight story on Hall of Famer Frank Koch, '61, but the Las Vegas odds show Duff beating Frank in a head to head competition today! Click pic.

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3-25-18:  Bill joins the dwindling number of guys in the "73 Club" today! Bill's JJ features the end of a honeymoon and a hideaway for the basketball team near Newport, RI. Click pic.

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3-23-18:  A poignant but uplifting funeral Mass for Bill was celebrated today in Lambertville by our Alumni Chaplain, Fr. Tony Azzarto. Click pic for the details put together by Gerry Bellotti, a very close lifelong friend of Bill who grew up with him in Union City, was Best Man at his wedding and Godfather to Bill's first child.

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3-19-18:  Jim joins the "74 Club" today! In '61 his BD was on a Sunday so no JJ. But the following day's edition will keep you entertained with stories about Jersey's worst winter; removal of the White House putting green; 3 Sophomores at St. Dom's; JC's "Irishman of the Year"; the swallows have returned to Capistrano; and Jack Kelly stars in the movie at the Stanley. Click pic.

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3-18-18:  The distinguished older member of the Tipsy Rovers gets to celebrate his 73rd today! His '61 JJ continues to report on St. Patrick's Day stories.

They include stories about the famous visiting Irish playwright who celebrated in JC rather than NYC; Mayor Grogan raising the Irish flag at the Hoboken City Hall; the Marching, Chowder and Hurling Society event; the opening of the golf season at Lincoln Park; and finally an admonition to "wear your rubbers". Click pic for details.

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3-17-18:  Our esteemed Class Chair celebrates 74 today and which makes him a lot older than "The Grapefruit" as you'll learn in his birthday JJ. Not surprisingly, his '61 paper is filled with mouthwatering Irish recipes along with stories about the JC "Checker Champion", Sister Mary Joan and an invitation to escape a lonely evening at the "Bluebird Ballroom". Click pic.

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3-17-18:  We've received the details regarding Bill's funeral next week in Lambertville. Click pic for his obituary and information. Requiescat in Pace, Bill.

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3-16-18:  Boisterous fans of the Tipsy Rovers and '62 gathered once again at the legendary Riverside Inn for the annual pre-St. Patrick's Day bash. Once again the Rovers were showered with unrestrained adulation, showed off their musical mastery and just continue to add to their "Tipsy Legend".

Click pic for the Murphy Master of Ceremonies kick-off; and here for the fascinating background story about "The Dive" as told by Jake, the iconoclastic owner.

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3-12-18:  Requiescat in Pace, Bill - Vita Mutator, non TolliturSadly, we learn from our distinguished '62 Guest Member Gerry Bellotti that after suffering from multiple myeloma for the past 3 years Bill has passed away. Details to follow; click pic to enlarge.

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3-11-18:  It's 64 degrees in Dallas and our "Greatest Golfer" is undoubtedly out on the course on his way to shooting a 73 on his 74th.....and it wouldn't be the first time he's shot under his age! No golf stories in his '61 JJ paper but click the pic for some heroics in JC and an orgy with bongo drums.

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3-10-18:  As we glide into the week-long celebration of St. Patrick's Day, we begin commemorating it by applauding the '62 Irish shamrock trinity. Two of the three are now entering into the esteemed "74 Club" this week. Click pic for then......and now.

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3-9-18:  Oh, to be 72 again! Well, cheers to our child prodigy Neil who turns 72 today. His '61 Jersey Journal features a world record flight of 2,650 mph and Frank and Brian headlining the All-City Basketball squad. Click pic for lots more.

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3-7-18:  Hearty CONGRATULATIONS to Stu!! He has just become the first winner of the SPP '62 Pulitzer Prize in History, the '62 National Book Award and the '62 Nobel Prize in Literature for his magnificent work in authoring two recent and highly acclaimed books on the fascinating history of Tuxedo Park, NY.

You can meet Stu this Sunday at his exclusive lecture and book signing event at the Tuxedo Library at 2:00 pm. Click pic for more details.

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3-5-18:  SAVE THE DATEFriday, 3/16 at 6:00 pm. The '62 Grammy winners, the "Tipsy Rovers" will be back at the Riverside Inn again this year. Click pic for all the details; here for their Grammy winning song (with Commish Murphy acting as Master of Ceremonies); and let Boyle know if you can make it.

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3-4-18:  Yes, March is Irish American Heritage Month, and because we have several Hibernian birthday boys this month we'll be featuring some news from "The Olde Sod" over the next several weeks. Click pic for the first historical story (with a minor editorial addition or two); here for the Ancient Order's video.

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3-3-18:  Prep dominates in winter sports once again!! Click pic to enlarge and see all the crowns and championships also won by Wrestling, Basketball, Bowling, Indoor Track and Swimming!

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3-2-18:  For Prep football aficionados - all the top college football athletes are showing off their talents at the NFL Combine now. Click pic for an in-depth analysis of Minkah's prospects in the upcoming NFL draft.

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2-24-18:  USA - USA!!: "The Golden Miracurl on Ice"!! Congrats Team USA @TeamUSACurling from the SPP Class of '62!! Click pic for more.

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2-18-18:  Received from Fr. Joe - a truly moving reflection by Minkah on his life, his family, his relationships with Alabama football, and significantly his Jesuit-inspired faith in God.

Click pic to enlarge; here for the story.

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2-14-18:  If it's Valentine's Day, it must be TC's birthday too! He's still trying to catch up, but he's only 73 today. Bingo, Bango and Bongo are featured in the '61 JJ along with Jim Barry joining the 1,000 point club. Click pic for more.

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2 -12 &1/2 -18:  A 74 year old tomorrow and still traveling around the world! Not sure where on the planet John is today so we're posting this early, and hoping we get some pics!

Some of the big news for us in the JJ headlines our Tommy T and Welly whose dominating performance helped the Prep Track team set a new (world?) record in the 880-yard relay!

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2-10-18:  Big week coming up for Prep Bowling, Swimming and Fencing. Rumors circulating that one of Gene Torpey's '62 buddies is now a member of the Hub City Fencing Club in Edison! Click pic to enlarge; here for the story.

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2-8-18:  Jesuits - "Their Big Ideas" - An enlightening video description and tribute to the work done by the Jesuits in the USA Northeast Province and those around the world. As many of you know, a number of years ago Fr. Joe was Provincial of the New York Province of the Society of Jesus. Click pic for the informative video.

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2-3-18:  Bill Torpey, '65 (brother of our Gene) and newest distinguished "Guest Member" of '62 celebrates a milestone birthday today, and unlike us he can now brag that he's 70-something for the next 10 years! Back in '65 he was a male model for Bond's as you'll see in an ad in his birthday JJ.

Since there was no important sports news that day, we've substituted the remarkable stories from his brilliant final appearance as a Prep football star in the Thanksgiving Day game vs. Dickinson. Click pic for all the stories.

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1-31-18:  Very sadly we announce the sudden passing of Billy Wallace. Requiescat in Pace - Vita Mutator, non Tollitur.

Wake on Thursday, 2/1 at the Shook Funeral Home 639 Van Houten Ave., Clifton, NJ from 4:00 to 8:00. Mass at St. John Kanty 49 Speer Ave., Clifton 10 AM Friday. Click pic for details.

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1-23-18:  Like several other classmates, Dennis is not yet old enough to join the old man "LXXIV Club" but he'll still be living large as a LXXIII year old this year! Lots of exciting basketball news in his issue of the 1/23/61 Jersey Journal. Click pic.

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1-22-18:  Back in '61 - "Glory Days" for two of our Basketball Juniors who were featured in the JJ with the following plaudits: "brilliant", "towering Junior", "hawking defensive performer", "in a class by themselves". The story, details and additional accolades begin tomorrow on Dennis Griffin's birthday. Click pic to enlarge; here for their video performance.

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1-18-18: Bill is our only Hoya who also acquired a Ph.D. in Classical Philology from Harvard, and "young" Bill is only LXXIII today! While Al Einstein had learned integral and differential calculus on his own before he was 15 years old, research shows that he only received a C- in Classical Philology and never read the Jersey Journal. In any event, Bill's birthday in the '61 JJ features lots of front page stories about the JFK Inauguration. Click pic.

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1/13/18:  "Young" Dr. J is only celebrating his 73rd today. Lots of political stories back on this date in '61, but balanced with some entertaining stories about naked JC and the Bowery Boys. Click pic for details.

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1-12-18:  “There are no worlds left to conquer in college football for the two-time National Champion, Thorpe Award winner (given to the nation’s top defensive back) and the Bednarik Award winner (for college football's top defensive player).” TideSports.com.

Click pic to enlarge; here for an amazing video and story of Minkah’s college football highlights; here for links to other stories.

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1/12/18:  Our next two '62 birthday buddies are not yet eligible for the "74 Club"! Jack Kak today (and Dr. John tomorrow) are still trying to catch up as 73-year-olds. Click pic for "young" Jack's stories.

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1/9/18:  "Wunderkind" Welly, distinguished Prep Hall of Famer and also Guest Member of '62, joins our newly formed "74 Club" today! Interesting confluence of Welly and his HOF buddies in today's reading. Click pic.

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1/8/18:  Thank you Nicholas, you had us worried until the very end of the overtime, but now Minkah's enjoying life as a National Champion!! Click pic to enlarge and see the link to Minkah's warm-up routine, also highly recommended for '62 golfers too!

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1/7/18:  Hoping for another win for Nicholas, and another one tomorrow for Minkah too! Click pic to enlarge.

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1-5-18:  Joined at the hip?? Time will tell, click pic to enlarge; here for the story.

 

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1-2-18: Tough game for Brandon, click here, but an uplifting outcome for his team. A dominant defense led by Minkah sealed the deal for Alabama. Click pic to enlarge; here for the intriguing and inspiring story about the tattoos.

     

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1-1-18:  ** 2018 ** - "Ave" to the new grandkids and friends we'll meet in 2018; "Vale" to friends, family and Classmate brothers that we've lost in 2017. Click pic to enlarge.

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1-1-18:  And now it launches - the "74 Club" - with Nick as the inaugural member (as usual)! Remember Junior year at Prep? This year on birthdays we'll be revisiting many of the memorable 1961 Jersey Journal stories (1st JJ published in '61 was on 1/3) and today there's a '61 Petrean synopsis too. Over the years somehow "Mooch", as he was known back then, turned into our present day "Cooch".

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12-30-17:  Bowl Game previews and media interviews with Brandon and Minkah. First time in Prep's 145 year history that 2 alums have played in New Year's Day Bowl Games, and each playing major positions for their respective teams! Click pic for more.

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12/28/17:  Our youngest '44 buddy gets to join the "73 Club" today! Big story about the SPP v. Power Memorial game in today's paper. Click pic for all the stories.

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12-24-17:  If you need tickets to get into Midnight Mass with Pope Francis tonight click pic.

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12-23-17:  To get in the spirit, here's a reprise of a rousing Christmas song by a '41 girl who can still belt it out! Click pic to enlarge; here to join the party. Set video to 720 HD. Bonus song - from '62, here, where she's still singing about us in '17!

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12-22-17:  Prep has produced a "Year in Review" video featuring a special performance of "Carol of the Bells" by Prep Vox. Click pic to enlarge; here for the video. (But it's missing photos from the MetLife Skybox!).

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12-19-17:  Young golf legend and "Guest Member" Vince McFadden, '63 doesn't get to join the "73 Club" until next year! Accordingly, his Jersey Journal stories are from '63 and feature lots of political and Prep basketball news.

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12-18-17:  Below is a very thoughtful and heartfelt "Message to the Class of '62" from the esteemed former President of our Alumni Association and now a distinguished "Guest Member" of '62! Click pic to enlarge and see the intriguing numerical coincidence that exists between Bob and the Class of '62.

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12-18-17:  Bill eases into the "73 Club" today and now there's only one more to go. Bill's JJ is filled with lots of fascinating stories, highlighted by Prep's Lou Rettino, '59 joining the Green Bay Packers. Click pic for all the stories.

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12-17-17:  Introducing the newest member of the Class of '62!! He's the younger brother of our own Gene Torpey, and now a distinguished "Guest Member" of '62. He's also the only guy in our group living in the "Pine Tree" State. Click pic to enlarge.

To see Bill's private personal profile click "Classmate Profiles" above; then click on Bill's name under "Guest Members"; and finally click "Bill's Profile". He's got lots of captivating and entertaining stories about Prep and life after Prep! Send along your welcoming wishes.

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12-16-17:  **Breaking News**:  "iL Professore" milestone birthday on the 14th; "iL Chirurgo" performs surgery on the 15th; breaking news from "iL Professore" on the 16th!! Click pic to enlarge.

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12-14-17:  Distinguished guest member of '62, "Il Professore" Tony Verdoni, '60 celebrates his birthday today, and it's a BIG one! Click pic for all his 1960 Jersey Journal stories, featuring Tony modeling for Howard's and the massive snowstorm in JC back then.

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12-12-17:  Minkah has just been named an All-American again!!  Click here for yesterday's story. Dr. Stan is wondering what our football players and football fans think he should do now: "Stay" or "Go Pro". We now have a "Classmate Forum" set up for your thoughts. Click pic to see how you can add your comments to the discussion.

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12-10-17:  Joe's another youngster celebrating his entrance into the "73 Club" today! Nice story in the 12/10/62 JJ about our first orbiting astronaut and 3 JC boys. Click pic for all the stories.

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12-9-17:  MINKAH'S TROPHIES!! College football's top defensive player..... x 2! Click pic for more pics; here for the full story (thanks again to Tim Hawkes!).

 

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12-2-17:  Six birthdays in December and Steve kicks it off as one of the youngest members of the "73 Club"! Dec. 2 in '62 was a Sunday (no JJ) so we get to see the stories from Monday's paper. Click pic and you'll find a story about a Prep Hall of Famer in there too.

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12-2-17:  Sadly, "The Game" didn't go, or end, the way we had all hoped. The pre-game score shown in the pic was as good as it got for us. But the exceptional, joyful and spirited pre-game and early game-time camaraderie in the Skybox (thanks again to Fr. Joe!) made it a night we'll all fondly remember. Click pic to enlarge; here for the photo album; here for the game story.

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11-30-17:  The Championship Game!! Click pic for all the last minute details; here for the pre-game news story; here for the latest list of attendees.

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11-29-17:  Delightfully entertaining combo 50th & 55th Reunions, also serving as a belated birthday celebration for Joe and Frank last night at the NYAC, hosted by our Racing Commish. Click pic to enlarge.

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11-29-17:  We haven't heard from Dan in a while, but hope he's celebrating his entrance into the "73 Club" today! Click pic for his JJ stories.

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11-27-17:  Our Class Chair Jack announces the selection of 2 new '62 Scholars! Click pic to see the entire list of all eight Scholars.

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11-26-17:  A bright light in an otherwise disappointing weekend for Prep's Brandon and Minkah. Click pic to enlarge; here for Shayne's enthusiastic welcome from his new ND teammates.

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11-21-17:  As he was known back in '62, "The Big Tone" is still going strong as he celebrates his 73rd birthday! Click pic to see his JJ stories from '62, and note the 7 course Thanksgiving Dinner for $3.25. Lots of Turkey Day football too!

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11-20-17:  State Championship game time details finalized. Click pic to enlarge; here for the current list of attendees (will be updated daily).

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11-19-17:  Joe and Jake - both born 73 years ago today, and now celebrating 73 years of age together! One of the gigantic JJ stories on this date in '62 describes the re-scheduled Thanksgiving Day game vs. Dickinson. (Torrential rain that Thursday). Click pic to read all about it, and the player the Dickinson coach feared the most.

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11-18-17:  Plans are now in the works for turning our attendance at the State Championship Game into our official '62 55th Reunion too.

Let Gene or Dr. Stan know if you can make it to our usual pre-game dinner at Steve's Sizzling Steaks on Route 17, the game, or both. A list of attendees will be updated periodically, so just check back here to see the list. Click pic to enlarge; here for the official recap of last night's impressive win.   

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11-17-17:  

Prep defeats Paramus Catholic 42 - 19, going back to State Championship on Friday, December 1 at MetLife Stadium.....again!! Click pic to enlarge. Much more news coming tomorrow.

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11-18-17:  Frank gets to experience the excitement of entering the "73 Club" today! No Jersey Journal on this Sunday in '62 so we get to read the stories from the day before. Click pic for more.

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11-16-17:  On to the State Championship.......if Prep beats Paramus Catholic tomorrow night at Cochrane Stadium! Click pic for analyses of both semi-final games. Here for a way to catch a live feed of the game.

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11-13-17:  Ed celebrates his 73rd today!  Interestingly, the '62 JJ on his birthday had an article on "driverproof cars". 55 years later we're hearing about "driverless" cars. Click pic for more of Ed's stories.

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11-11-17:  Prep wins and is going to the semi-finals! A win over Paramus Catholic in the semi will get us back to MetLife Stadium! Click pic to enlarge; here for the story.

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11-11-17:  We all vividly remember, and we all send our thanks once again to our brave buddies! Click pic to enlarge; here to see the video tribute.

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11-10-17:  Our first November birthday boy celebrates #73 today! Click pic and you'll see in the J.J. that George is still modeling occasionally for Barrett's, and there's also a Prep football surprise.

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11-9-17:  Big playoff this weekend against Don Bosco....again! Beat them last week, but click pic to read the full story.

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11-7-17:  CFP - Week 2 - still Brandon vs. Minkah! Click pic to enlarge.

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11-4-17:  Brandon was the featured player during the halftime show during their win over Wake Forest. Click here for his highlight reel; here for his halftime feature and Coach Kelly's post-game praise for Brandon; here for his post-game press conference.

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11-3-17:  Prep reaches the State Semi-Finals! Click pic to view several highlight reels of the win over Don Bosco.

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11-2-17:  The incredible accolades just keep coming for Minkah! Click here for the amazing story, which includes a truly inspiring 5 minute video of his family and his years at Prep. Finally, you'll also learn the meaning of "Fitzpatrick-ize"! Click pic to view pics from the video.

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10-31-17:  Brandon vs. Minkah?? First College Football Playoff Rankings show Notre Dame facing off against Alabama in the Rose Bowl semi-final .....but there's a lot of football to be played before the final ranking on December 3. Click pic for more.

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10-30-17:  Minkah in the running for defensive player of the year! Click pic for more.

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10-28-17:  Fall issue of Prep Magazine features three '62 Doctors - Dr. Walt; Dr. George; Dr. Ron! Click pic to read what they are up to in their respective 73rd years.

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10-27-17:  Ray Aumack, Class of '55, Prep "Legend" and also distinguished Guest Member of '62 celebrates the Big 8-0 today! The Jersey Journal archive did not have the paper from 1955 but did have today's paper from Ray's birth this day in 1937 so we used that one for Ray. Note the price, 'Three Cents"! Click pic for all the stories.

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10-27-1962:  Young Pat joins the "73 Club" today! The JJ headlines are all about the Cuban missile crisis and Prep's big game against Lincoln. Click pic to read all about it.

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10-25-17:  Fats - Requiescat in Pace - a legend in "our" time. Fr. Joe saw him a few times in NYC as did a number of us. Click pic for a medley of his songs when he appeared on American Bandstand. You'll probably recognize a couple of St. Al's and St. Dom's girls in the audience!

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10-21-17:  Hello again '62! I tried to make it 62-14 against USC for you guys but didn't quite get there. Click pic to enlarge; here for the video highlights of his 2 passing TDs and 2 rushing TDs; here for his press conference after the game.

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10-21-17:  Senior Shayne Simon shines as Prep beats St. Joe's (Montvale) and maintains the #2 position in the rankings. Click pic to enlarge; here for the story.

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10-15-17:  Hope you had your money on Dr. Stan's horse "Dancing Starlet" in the 10th race at Gulfstream on this date!  It paid $83.40 to win! Click here to see the race from start to finish (it starts at the 22:39 mark of the video). Click pic to enlarge, for more pics and for Dr. Stan's commentary.

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10-14-17:  Minkah - a Heisman candidate!! Click pic for video of him featured during the 41-9 win over Arkansas and his inclusion in the Heisman conversation.

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10-6-17:  Here's the beginning of some of the stories that we missed since October 6th.

Dramatic last second win for Prep over DePaul. Click pic for the story and video.

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10-22-17:  T. J.'s  wake was today on the Upper East Side in NYC. Pictured are items displayed at his wake and the last reunion with his Prep buddies at a pub a block from his home. Click pic to enlarge and to see T.J.'s obituary and arrangements.

P.S.  Fr. Joe will be celebrating the Mass for T.J. on Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel on E. 90th St.

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10-21-17:  Mel was buried today. Fr. Joe celebrated the Mass and delivered an exquisite and very touching eulogy for Mel. Click pic for Mel's obituary.

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10-6-17:  All hail the newest P&G Champion, Rick Baker takes it in 2017!! Click pic to enlarge, see the message from the Commissioner and all the celebratory pics, with special thanks to Tommy T. for all the pics he submitted too. Click here for the video clip of the boisterous Trophy presentation. Finally, and somewhat sadly (but justifiably) in order to Make Golf Great Again, the Commish had to fire one poor kid, check it out here.

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10-19-17:  Breaking News - for visitors to this website. The entire staff has fully recovered from the unfortunate and untimely medical crisis that interrupted these "Announcements". The postings above will bring us back up to date, beginning with the dramatic results of the 2017 P&G Championship held on 10/5/17.

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10-19-17:  Here's the Prep announcement regarding TJ's wake on Sunday afternoon that our buddy Joe was able to have Prep circulate to the community. Click pic to enlarge. 

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10-18-17:  T. J. Moran - Requiescat in Pace - Vita Mutator, non Tollitur.  Today turns out to be another very sad day for '62. Once again our buddy Joe Carr informs us that T. J. was in hospice for a couple of days and passed away this morning. Preliminary arrangements are that the wake will be Sunday from 2-6 at the Krtil Funeral Home on 70th and First Ave. in NYC. Further details to follow. Click pic to enlarge.

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10-17-17:  Thanks to our buddy Joe Carr, '61 a distinguished "Guest Member" of '62 and close friend of Mel, pictured is the announcement that Joe asked the Prep to post to the entire Prep community. Click pic to enlarge. (Correct address of the church is 3rd Ave and Ludlow in Spring Lake).

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10-16-17:  Mel Logan - Requiescat in Pace - Vita Mutator, non Tollitur. Very sadly Mel passed away this evening. Funeral Mass and burial will be in Spring Lake on Saturday. More details to follow. Click pic to enlarge.

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10-3-17:  Only two '62 October birthdays and Bernie leads off the celebrations. The big news in the JJ was the Dodgers/Giants playoff game. Click pic to see all the stories.

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10-2-17:  "VERY" LAST CALL!! - 2017 '62 PGA Championship at Lakewood C.C. on Thursday, Oct. 5. Contact Commish Murphy if you can join us for the Championship round. And of course everyone is always invited to join us at the legendary Tiki Bar around 1:30 pm.

Special guest appearances at the Tiki Bar by Tipsy Rover Vince McFadden, '63, and surprise Guest Speaker, the former "Mr. Senior Ocean County" Pete K, a/k/a "Mr. Sunshine"!!

Click pic for the spectacular weather forecast and more.

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9-30-17:  Hello '62 - just calling in during a break to let both you and Minkah know that I helped lead ND to a 52 - 17 win over Miami (Ohio) tonight. I threw for 3 TDs and ran for one. You guys are the BEST, and I still remember when Prep honored '62 during your 50th Reunion by beating Bayonne 62 - 0!! By the way, Minkah helped Alabama to a 66 - 3 win over Ole Miss too. Click pic to enlarge.

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9-30-17:  Revenge for last year's loss in the State Championship! Click pic to enlarge; here for the story.

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9-29-17:  Big game tonight 7:00 pm at Caven Point against Paramus Catholic!  You can live stream the event on your TV, computer or iPad. Click pic for details; here for the video link.

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9-29-17:  Minkah now getting impressive national press! Our '65 buddy Tim Hawkes sends us the link to this outstanding story about Minkah appearing in USA Today yesterday. Click pic to enlarge; here for the truly inspiring feature story; here for Fr. Joe's recruiting advice for the Giants.

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9-28-17:  Prep Seniors Jayson and Shayne selected to be Army All-Americans! Click pic for the story; here for more pics, vids and stats (scroll down after opening the link).

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9-26-17:  "Wild Bill" finally gets to join the "73 Club" today! The big story on his birthday in '62 was the news about the new Heavyweight Champ, and his buddy Fr. Ed Murphy, S.J. Click pic to check it all out.

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9-25-17:  Today's the first anniversary of Arnold's passing. Click pic for the video tribute and story about the last letter he sent.....it was to an amateur.

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9-23/24-17:  Al and Tony almost share birthdays, but since Al's birthday in '62 was a Sunday (and no JJ) they both get to share the same Monday JJ stories, featuring the new Miss USA! Click pic for their birthday stories.

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9-23-17:  Big day for Prep and Notre Dame football on Saturday. Prep won over Seton Hall with ND commit Shayne catching 3 touchdowns. Brandon threw for a TD, ran for one and is now 3 away from tying another ND record. Click pic to enlarge; here for Shayne's story; here for Brandon's story.

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9-17-17:  Historic, record-breaking, amazing performances by 2 former Prep Quarterbacks this weekend!! Brandon runs for 4 ND touchdowns, and Johnathan also runs for 4 touchdowns for Rutgers. Then Fr. Joe lets us know that wide receiver Corey Caddle caught 2 touchdown passes for Fordham on Saturday. Click pic to enlarge; here for the Brandon story; here for Johnathan; here for Corey.

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9-17-17:  After Bob, we still have 3 more September birthdays coming! Bob also modeled for Schlesinger's back in '62 and is the star of their natural shoulder suit collection. Click pic for the '62 weekend sports stories and more.

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9-16-17:  September birthdays continue to roll on and Dr. Stan joins the '73 Club today!! While his modeling days are behind him now, he's still going strong! No JJ on the good doctor's Sunday birthday in '62 so we get to see the stories from Saturday. Click pic to see them all.

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9-13-17:  Joe's now living in Cowiche, WA, only 2,794 miles from Prep, but it's a pretty straight 42 hour drive out Route 80 W. Joe also joins the '73 Club today! You can see his '62 Jersey Journal stories by clicking the pic.

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9-12-17:  Big #76 takes the stage today allowing us to join him in celebrating his inevitable entry into the distinguished '73 Club, which is now rapidly filling up! Click pic for the stories from the JJ on his '62 birthday.

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9-11-17:  We Still Remember!!  Click John's pic for NYTimes story and a compelling article by his son in Prep Magazine. Click here for John's Prep bio.

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9-10-17:  The Kingston Trio is now a quartet, with '62 Grammy winner Banjo Bob Doherty as the LEAD singer! Click pic to enlarge. Click here for exclusive access to the live recording, and set to 1080 HD before viewing.

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9-8-17:  Hey Gene, we all know that you're turning 73 today! You should check out the website once in a while to see what's going on with the Class. Just click the pic to see the JJ stories from your '62 birthday.

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9-7-17:  Even our Racing Commissioner is getting older, Bob joins the '73 Club today! His Jersey Journal stories include inside info about Miss America and Mr. America, Casey Stengel. There's also a story about Prep's new football training camp. Click pic for more.

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9-6-17:  The first two of many '62 September birthdays feature "Big Bad Bob" and "La Pomme" both joining the "73 Club! Click pic for their stories from the 9/6/62 JJ.

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9-5-17:  What a weekend!! Click pic to enlarge. For the inspiring stories about each of these amazing Prep athletes click here for Brandon; here for Massai; here for Minkah.

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9-4-17:  Another one of our distinguished "Guest Members of '62" celebrates his 74th birthday today!  It's Joe Carr, '61, and yes he really is that old! Back in '61 Joe's birthday was on Labor Day and so no Jersey Journal that day. Click pic for all the stories from 9/5/61.

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9-2-17:  SPP day on TV -- Wimbush at 3:30 and Fitzpatrick at 8:00. Tim and Fr. Joe continue to provide us with previews of today's BIG college games! Click pic for the stories and spectacular video highlighting Minkah; here for Joe's story about Brandon; here for Joe's email to the reporter on the ND story. 

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8-31-17: SAVE THE DATE - THURS, OCT. 5. As the picture states, this is Major! Aside from the massive amount of prize money and the world famous Pride & Glory trophy, legendary status awaits our new Champion! Click pic for details and just contact our Commish Danny if you can join us on the course or at the majestic Tiki Bar on the 19th Hole.

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8-29-17:  SAVE THE DATE - 55TH ’62 REUNION. Dr. Stan and Dr. Ron have sketched out preliminary plans for our exclusive ’62 Reunion with Fr. Joe. Two day event, begins Friday, October 20th. Click pic for the details and contact Dr. Stan or Dr. Ron with any questions and/or additional suggestions. More details to follow.

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8-26-17:  Big day at MTH for Dr. Stan and Angela!! They wound up in the Winner's Circle with "Bella", who's now prepping for the Kentucky Derby. Click pic for the video of the electrifying 3rd Race; click here for victory pics, including an almost simultaneous win by Stan's "Night Rythm" at Gulfstream Park!


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8-25-17:  Brian, our latest "Beach Boy" has moved to Delrey Beach and gets to celebrate his 73rd in the sunny south! Appropriately, the '62 Journal has a swimsuit story on the first page. Click pic for all the stories.

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8-22-17:  Tim Hawkes continues to keep us posted on Prep's upcoming season, which may lead to another evening in the Mara Skybox at Giants Stadium this year too!! Click pic to enlarge; here for the story.

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8-21-17: Today George celebrates his induction into the '73 Club! Headlines focus on a Soviet cosmonaut and his parachute landing, but interestingly don't miss the "Dish of the Day" which appropriately features a recipe for a cheesey burger! Click pic to read all about it.

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8-19-17:  Yes, the distinguished "73 Club" continues to grow, and today Joe becomes an official member! Once again this date in '62 was a Sunday, no Jersey Journal, so Joe's paper features stories from Monday, August 20, 1962. Click pic for the stories, and be sure to copy the recipe for tasty bologna canapes!

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8-17-17:  Tim sends us the latest accolades Minkah received from Coach Saban. Saban just announced that Minkah "...does it as well as anybody I ever coached...." Click pic to read all the effusive praise the coach lays on his star!

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8-16-17:  Brian has moved to the beach! Basketball and golf papparazzi have tracked him down. Click pic to see Brian sending us a thumbs up from the sunny south!

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8-15-17:  Tim sends us another wonderful award that Minkah just received. Click pic for the story; here for Minkah's Alabama profile and amazing national ranking!

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8-14-17:  Thanks to Prep football and baseball star, our '65 buddy Tim Hawkes continues to help keep us up to date on Minkah's amazing progress at Alabama. Click pic for story and media interview with Minkah!

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8-13-17:  A wonderfully entertaining and wildly profitable day (thanks to "Redneck Cowboy" in the 8th) at MTH on Saturday. This year we were joined by "Horseman/Sportsman of the Year", Rich Zaborowski, Dr. Stan's brother. And to top it off, our own Cowboy from Dallas flew in for the mini-reunion! Click pic for more.

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8-7-17:  Third annual Hudson County H.S. (very) Senior Golf Championship held at Spring Meadow GC last week. Originally organized by (legendary?) golfer Billy Burgess, Dickinson '64, this Championship now hosts players from SPP, Dickinson, Ferris, St. Al's, Marist and St. Michael's. This year Prep's Team, Captained by Danny Gibney, '59 took home the prestigious 3rd place trophy. Click pic for more.

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8-6-17:  LAST CALL - from the Commissioner and savvy horseman extraordinaire Dr. Stan. Post time on Saturday, August 12th is 12:50 for our annual "Day at the Races".  Let the Commish and/or Dr. Stan know if you'll be able to join us. If so, your ticket(s) will be at the Clubhouse Will-Call window. Hope to see you there!!

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8-5-17:  August 5, 1944 - Stu begins dreaming about Prep's Class of '62! Because 8/5/44 was a Sunday, we get to view the Monday editon of the Jersey Journal, featuring Marilyn Monroe. Click pic for the stories.

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8-4-17:  Fr. Joe sends us another update on our guy at Notre Dame, Brandon #7. Click pic for a fascinating and wonderfully impressive one-on-one video interview with Brandon and his role as starting Quarterback for the Irish this upcoming season.

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7-31-17:  A message from Fr. John, one of our Jesuit leaders. Click here for the message; click pic for a pictorial history of St. Ignatius, Founder, Soldier, Saint.

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7-27-17:  One of our distinguished "Guest Members" of the Class of '62 is Bob Colacurcio, former President of our Alumni Association. Young Bob celebrates his 62nd birthday today, and what a wonderfully appropriate age for someone affiliated with the Class of '62!! Click pic for Bob's JJ stories from his graduation year, 1973.

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7-25-17:  A message from our Class Chair, Jack regarding Prep's email about Class Notes. Click pic for details; here to submit a "Class Note".

 

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7-23-17:  Here's a musical submission from Fr. Joe, and accompanying story by Astrophysicist Mario Livio (Wall St. Journal columnist). Fr. Joe knows a lot of us danced to this one - click pic for the nostalgic music; here for our contemporary Mario's captivating story about same.

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7-22-17:  Pre-season college scouting report from Fr. Joe - SPP & Notre Dame Football. Brandon, Ademilola twins......and Minkah too. For the fascinating article click pic.

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7-20-17:  SAVE THE DATE - Monmouth Park - "Day at the Races"!! We're doing it again on Saturday, August 12th, hope you can join us! Click pic for the promotional video. Click here for all the details. And......extra special golf celebrity guest appearance!!

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7-18-17:  Virginia Gentleman Farmer & Horseman joins the "73 Club" today!! Click pic for all the Jersey Journal stories back on July 18, 1962 and be sure to check out the last page of the paper.

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7-16-17:  A Speech (vaguely reminiscent of that on 12/8/41):  "Commissioner Murphy; Regional Director Cuccaro; members of the prestigious '62 Tour - this past week, July 12, 2017, a date that will live in history, the '62 Tour was suddenly and deliberately enhanced by the encourgement and cajoling of Commissioner Murphy and Regional Director Cuccaro to appoint our distinguished Classmate and attorney, Jake O'Halloran, as "Northern Regional Director of the '62 Tour"!!  

"With the unbounding determination of Jake, we will obtain the inevitable triumph on the golf links in Northern New Jersey that the '62 Tour was created to enjoy......so help us God!"

Click pic for Commissioner's Message.

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7-16-17:  The results are in, and we have a new 2017 Masters Champion!! Genuine and back-slapping congrats to our Regional Director Lou for his dominant wire to wire win at Old Orchard this week!! And Boz repeats as Putting Champion!! Click pic for the official Studebaker Leaderboard and lots more pics.

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7-15-17:  Look who's son is now a Commander in the Coast Guard. Hearty congratulations from the '62 guys go out to George, Tricia, their son Matt and his family on this stellar career achievement!! Click pic for George's message to the Class.

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7-13-17:  Boz celebrates his 73rd birthday with another Championship!!  Just one of the truly captivating stories in the JJ's '62 Bozza birthday edition. Click pic for more.

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7-12-17:  A two-fer today with Krunch and Rich adding their names to the distinguished and ever-expanding "73 Club"! Click pic for the JJ stories back in our glory days of '62.

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7-9-17:  Lots of birthdays in July, and Ed leads it off for the new 73 year olds! Click pic for the '62 stories, and don't miss the  one about our Guest Member Willy winning Gold! 

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7-3-17:  News Flash from Wimbledon - Yes, that's our Racing Commish Dempsey taking in the action at Center Court this week as Rod Laver the 1962 winner warms up. Rod is 78 now, but he's shown here pitted against Prep's '62 Tennis Champ Cleary (Joe is the player on the left!). While Rod captured all the Majors that year, Joe dominated in Hudson County much the same way as Rod did internationally. Click pic to enlarge.

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6-29-17:  "Young" Mike ('45) is still loving life in Ham Tan, Vietnam with Thuy tran and their son "Mikey". Belated birthday wishes to Mike (6/21/45). Hoping to get to see Mike at our 55th Reunion in October, or maybe our 60th in 2022, or our final (??) Reunion in 2037, that will be our 75th! Click pic for all the JJ stories from Mike's birthday in '62.

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6-27-17:  Another belated birthday wish to Tony, our newest member of the "73 Club". Lots of news on his 6/14/62 birthday! Prep '62 graduation news and Fr. Joe cops the big headlines hitting .500 and winning the batting title!! Click pic to read all about it.

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6-17-17:  REMINDER to all '62 (&'71) golfers and 19th Holers - the July 12th drive down the magnolia lined lane leading to Olde Orchard GC is rapidly approaching! Let Regional Director Dr. Lou know if you'll be joining us for the first Major of the year. Click pic for all the details.

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6-16-17:  Way back on 6/11, the distinguished Regional Director of our '62 Golf Tour realized that he'll be playing in this year's Tour as a 73 year old! Appropriately, Lou's JJ Sports section focuses on golf! Click pic for the stories.

 

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6-16-17:  John's 73rd birthday back on 6/3 was on a Sunday in '62 so no JJ that day. As a result we feature Monday's JJ. Click pic for all the stories; And while reflecting on his 73rd year, John shares a poem with us that he actually wrote in '73; click here.

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6-15-17:  The pics below show birthday boy Walt and his better half Beth. That's not a park behind Pearsall Ave. in JC, and it's not Great Adventure either. It's in Sabi Sands, SA, Zambezi and other African locales. Click pic for a small sample of Walt's spectacular upclose and personal adventures in his 73rd year; and here for all 46 amazing photos.

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6-14-17:  Grand Finale mini-reunion at the end of May in Dallas, brilliantly arranged by host extraordinaire, Joe Cleary! Joe's the former President of the Las Colinas GC and Chairman of the Four Seasons Board of Governors. Pictured with Joe are Racing Commissioner Dempsey and Byron Nelson's grandson. Click here for a short video of the Cleary Skybox overlooking the 18th Green. Click pic for more.

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6/13/17:  Since the end of May the entire staff of the website (you know who that guy is) has been on vacation in the Caribbean. So this is catch-up week. Belated "Announcements" will begin appearing this week.

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6-2-17:  Another two-fer - Danny and Walt joining the ranks of newly minted 73 year olds!! Click pic for their JJ stories.

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5-31-17:  "Young" Mr. Sunshine (a/k/a) Pete, begins his 72nd year today! Click pic for his '62 Memorial Day JJ stories.

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5-29-17:  Very sadly we learn of the untimely and tragic passing of Al Booth's remarkable daughter, Sara. Services tomorrow and Wednesday at the McLaughlin Funeral Home in JC. For all details click pic. To send a condolence message to Al and his family click here.

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5-28-17:  SAVE THE DATE - The 2017 Masters - Wednesday, July 12! More details to follow shortly for the "Players" and 19th Hole "Hoisters". Click pic to enlarge.

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5-27-17:  73rd birthdays in bunches, today it's Tony and Bob!! In '62 5/27 was a Sunday so no JJ. Click pic to see Monday's edition.

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5-26-17:  Kenny joins the distinguished group of 73 year olds today!! Click pic for the JJ stories featured back in '62.

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5-24-17:  Belated (5/16/17) happy 73rd birthday to our "Hap"!!  Click pic for the stories, including an impressive one about the '62 Golf Masters! 

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5-23-17:  Just in time Fr. (and now also Dr.) Joe shares some wonderful good news with us!! Click pic to read all about it.

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5-22-17:  More sad news from Fr. Joe about the passing of Al Booth's daughter. Click pic to enlarge.

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5-21-17:  Our buddy Joe Carr, '61 sadly informs us of the passing of one of his '61 classmates. Click pic for details on the Memorial Mass this Friday.

 

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5-11-17:  Graduation and golf in this week's edition of P-Mail. Click pic for stories and pics.

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5-4-17:  Nice accolade for Victor, our '62 Scholar, proving that he is indeed a scholar!! Click pic for the stories.

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4-27-17:  This week's P-Mail features the 2017 grads and a cocktail gathering in NYC for alumni. Click pic for the stories.

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4-21-17:  Bill joins the "73 Club" today!! On 4/21/62 the JJ had a terrific picture of our Gymnastic Team with the trophy for winning the City Championship. Click pic for more.

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4-20-17:  Dr. Stan, Dr. Ron, and uncertified Physician-Assistant Gene celebrate a mini-55th-reunion together at the Tabor Road Tavern and begin thinking about ideas for the major and exclusive '62 55th Reunion in October. Send your own ideas to our Class Chair Jack and Fr. Joe.

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4-17-17:  Brian (btw our only '62 National Senior Olympic Gold Medalist!) alerts us to a final story in this week's issue of Sports Illustrated by Coach Hurley's son Dan that provides a final moving commentary about the closing of St. Anthony's. Click pic for the article.

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4-13-17:  T's birthday today! He and his track-mate Frank show off their modeling skills at Bond's. Click pic for all the JJ stories back then.

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4-13-17:  Annual Gala story; Holy Week at Prep; and Prep Happy Hour in NYC on May 9th. Click pic for stories and videos.

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4-10-17:  Coach Hurley - the Finale, Episode 6. Click pic to enlarge; here for the 29 minute video (and annoying 30 second intro ad).

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4-6-17:  This week's P-Mail features "The Bubba Bash", "Prep Day" and the 16th German Exchange. Click pic.

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4-3-17:  Catch up on parts 1-5 of Legacy: Bob Hurley here. The final installment of this 6-part documentary chronicling Saint Anthony High School's basketball program and Hall of Fame Coach Bob Hurley, '65 premieres next Monday, April 10 exclusively on SHOWTIME digital platforms, and right here too!

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3-31-17:  New addendum to Dr. Ron's Petrean Blurb!! He has now justly earned the title of "Superlative Swashbuckling Adventurer of '62"!! Would-be contenders for the title will cringe in disbelief once they see what Ron has been up to lately. Click pic for his itinerary over just the past several months!

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3-31-17:  World traveler Dr. Ron celebrates his 73rd as our last March birthday boy today!! Click pic for all the stories that made headlines back in '62.

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3-31-17:  Problem at Prep delayed this week's P-Mail, but here it is. Click pic for the new stories.

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3-28-17:  "Duff" celebrates his 73rd today! Click pic for the stories, especially the Basketball team's trip to Rhode Island!

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3-25-17:  Another youngster in the Class hits the 72 mark today! Click pic for the JJ headlines on March 26, 1962. (25th was a Sunday).

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3-23-17:  This week's P-Mail features Prep taking first place in the annual Italian Language and Culture Competion! (No word on how we did in the Gaelic Competion). Also you can see a video of the keynote speaker at Prep's 2017 Arrupe Week. Click pic.

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3-21-17:  Fr. Joe just submitted this NYT story to us, relating that it should be required reading and listening for the Class of '62. As you may recall, Chuck has been referred to as "the Shakespeare of rock 'n' roll" (Dylan). While he had a rather rocky life as well, we'll all fondly remember these memorable '50s & '60s songs. Click pic; and here for NYT's music critic video/commentary.

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3-20-17:  Coach Hurley - Episode 5. Features a very entertaining segment with his grandson Gabe, and a reference to the upcoming game vs. Prep at the very end of the video. Click pic to watch.

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3-19-17:  Jim turns 73 today! And he also shares the same Jersey Journal edition as Banjo Bob. He's retired from the Bingham law firm in Boston and we no longer have his contact info. If anyone has it, send it along to Gene. Click pic to enlarge.

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3-18-17:  The older half of the Tipsy Rovers joins the ranks of the 1945 "Young 72 Club" today! He's also the second Classmate with a '62 birthday on a Sunday, so he gets the Monday edition of the JJ. Click pic for the headlines.

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3-17-17:  Our distinguished "62 Class Chair celebrates his 73rd today! Send your birthday cheers his way and click the pic for the JJ headlines and stories on St. Pat's Day back in '62!

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3-16-17:  The Tipsy Rovers began ringing in St. Pat's Day early at the legendary Riverside Inn. Click pic to enlarge; here for the video treat!

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3-16-17:  This week's P-Mail features a story about a new Global Opportunities Scholarship. Click pic for details.

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3-13-17:  Coach Hurley, Episode 4. Click pic for the video.

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3-11-17:  Former Schlesinger's model, '62 tennis Captain, aspiring fencer, whiskey aficionado and now unbeatable golfer extraordinaire, Joe Cleary's birthday is being celebrated around the country today! Click pic for '62 JJ headlines and stories. (In '62 3/11 was a Sunday, no JJ, so Joe's headlines are from the next day). 

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3-10-17:  This week's P-Mail stories - 85 days to graduation; milestone group reunions; Prep on the road. Click pic.

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3-9-17:  The youngest man in the world......of '62 (3/9/46!) celebrates another 70-something birthday today! Appropriately for an aviator buff like Neil, there's a JJ editorial about breaking the sound barrier. Click pic for the stories.

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3-6-17:  ShowTime - "Legacy: Coach Bob Hurley" - Episode 3. Features a poignant story about Sophomore Alex Rice whose father is the head basketball coach at Monmouth University and was a point guard at North Carolina. Click pic for the video.

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3-2-17:  P-Mail features another Hudson County Championship - the Prep Swim Team!! (With former '62 swimmer Dr. Tony in the pic as assistant coach??). Click pic for all of this week's stories.

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3-2-17:  Our '62 Scholar celebrates his birthday today......and we'll all celebrate with him on his Prep graduation in just a few months! The Jersey news back in '62 was quite different from the stories we see today, but we hope that Victor enjoys some of the stories of "our time" in Jersey City. Click pic.

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3-1-17:  SAVE THE DATE - Thursday, 3/16 at 6:00 pm. The '62 Grammy winners, the "Tipsy Rovers" will be back at the Riverside Inn this year. Click pic for all the details; here for their Grammy winning song (with Commish Murphy acting as Master of Ceremonies); and let Boyle know if you can make it.

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2-27-17:  ShowTime - "Legacy: Coach Bob Hurley" - Episode 2. Features R.J. Cole, the only Senior on this year's team who scores his 1,000th point (as did his Dad!). Click pic to see the video.

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2-23-17:  State Championship for the Prep Fencing Team!!. Click pic for the full story, pics and video of the winning match.

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2-20-17:  Brian sends us the link to the first episode of Coach Hurley's Showtime documentary. Here's the link. Click pic for more, and going forward we'll be featuring each episode here on Mondays.

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2-19-17:  Bob Baffert look-a-like, Dr. Stan had a big victory in Florida yesterday! Click pic for the race video, more pics, stats and Stan's commentary about the race and his horse.

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2-17-17:  Yesterday was the 163rd anniversay celebration at McSorley's! A couple of the 4-D guys were there. See if you can pick them out from page 231 of the '62 Petrean (attached). Click pic.

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2-16-17:  P-Mail this week features stories about Peru students, Mass in Livingston on 2/18, reunion in Arizona and 2017 HOF nominations for Professionals and Service. Click pic for details.

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2-16-17:  Brian alerts us to the Boomer & Carton interview with Coach Hurley, '65 tomorrow. Click pic to enlarge.

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2-15-17:  Regional Director and newly appointed '62 Golf Channel Nutritionist, Dr. Lou provides us with Commissioner Murphy's secret to maintaining his svelt, lean, muscular body. It's cucumber water! Click pic for details and the dramatic before and after pictures.

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2-15-17:  Spring training has begun this week for pitchers, catchers and......golfers!

Alex and Nick are back with the Yankees as guest instructors, and our Golf Commish Danny is emphasizing fitness for the members of the '62 PGA as they prepare for the 2017 Tour. Click pic to enlarge.

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2-14-17:  Our only Valentine's Day birthday boy "young" Tom ('45) celebrates his youthful 72nd today! Click pic and you'll notice Tom featured at his part-time job at Safeway back then.

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2-13-17:  Another 73 year old celebrates his big day today! John is featured in the '62 Jersey Journal, as is his wife Angela, the photographer par excellence at our 50th Reunion. Click pic for the stories.

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2-10-17:  P-Mail is a day late this week due to a snow storm that closed Prep. Features this week: last chance for Mom-Prom; Prep in Florida; Prep to introduce Women's History Month Speaker Series in March. Click pic.

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2-3-17:  The "Pride & Glory Cup" makes a trip to the Jersey Shore. Mini-reunion at McLoone's Pier House on the beach in Long Branch with Commissioner Murphy, Regional Director Cuccaro and the 2016 winner. Click pic to enlarge; here for a short video of the winner savoring a celebratory sip of Cabernet from "The Cup".

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2-2-17:  Today's P-Mail features our 10 Senior athletes who committed to their college choices on National Signing Day. Click pic for stories and pictures.

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1-29-17:  Legacy: Hurley - Thanks to Brian we're alerted to a powerful new upcoming documentary on Bob Hurley, '65. Click pic for more; here for the trailer; here for Bob's NBA Hall of Fame enshrinement speech.

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1-28-17:  Dan Finn Classic follow-up. Brian, the Classic's "Master of Ceremonies Par Excellence", missed his gig this year because the video production company had a prior engagement to do a project for the FDNY. But next year he'll be back! Click pic for more.

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1-26-17:  No Mom-Proms back when we were at Prep, but this week's P-Mail shows us how it's done in the 21st Century. Also features upcoming Prep events in Florida and Napa.

The Napa event is being hosted by Joe Russoniello, '59, older brother of our Gerard. Click pic to see a lot more about Joe, Gerard and Pat Scura's early memories of the Stegman area guys back then.

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1-23-17:  Another '62 "youngster" celebrates his 72nd today, as he continues to travel around the world! Click pic to see the headlines, stories and notice Dennis promoting Holsey Oldsmobile back then.

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1-19-17:  This week's P-Mail features a reminder about Tony Verdoni, '60 appearing as the guest speaker at Theology on Tap discussing "The Spirituality of Wine" on Monday, Feb 6 at 6:30. Click pic for more stories.

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1-18-17:  "Young" Bill turns 72 today!! Click pic to see if you can solve the crossword puzzle presented in the Jersey Journal on Bill's birthday back in '62.

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1-14-17:  Mini-reunion at the Dan Finn Classic. Nick, Pat, Joe and their photographer enjoying Prep's exciting buzzer-beater victory at the local, legendary and palatial Astor Bar. Click pic for more pics; here for a quick video; here for game report.

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1-13-17:  Dr. John celebrates 72 today, and is actually a day younger than young Jak Kak! Click pic for his '62 Jersey Journal stories.

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1-12-17:  Remember when we got these letters!! Click pic for all the details.

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1-12-17:  Jak Kak, a '45 baby has a birthday today! Little known fact, he was a dance instructor who performed the "Twist" in the lobby of Loew's  J.C. Theatre! Click pic for more 1/12/62 stories.

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1-10-17:  A movie to be enjoyed by the members (and fans) of the Royal & Ancient ’62 PGA. Coming to a theatre near you, just before our own “Masters” this Spring. Click pic for more; here to see the official trailer.

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1-9-17:  Welly's birthday today!  Born in '44, is he the youngest guy in the Class of '61?? He's even younger than our old man Cooch! While Welly had already graduated, he was probably still reading the Jersey Journal in '62. His birthday paper has a number of interesting stories, click pic to see them......again?

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1-7-17:  Mini-reunion forming to watch Prep play in the Dan Finn Classic at the Jersey City Armory on Saturday, January 14th at 12:30. Big celebration following the game across the street at the legendary Astor Bar.

Join Scura, Micucci, Sheeran and Boyle, and let Gene know if you can join us. Click pic to enlarge and for all the details.

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1-5-17:  The first P-Mail of '17 features an announcement of a very special winetasting and lecture by distinguished Guest Member of '62, Tony Verdoni, '60!! More details from Tony (a/k/a "The Wine Professor") will be featured here in the coming days. Click pic for the latest news from Prep; here for more about Tony's brilliant career path.

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1-4-17:  Mike Varley advises us that Charlie McAuliffe passed away on Sunday, Jan. 1.

Requiescat in Pace Charlie, Vita Mutator, non Tollitur. Click pic to enlarge and for Charlie's obituary.

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1-2-17:  Intriguing, riveting and thought-provoking look back at all things Jesuit in 2016. Compiled by the Jesuits USA Northeast Province. Click pic to enlarge; here for all the compelling stories and video clips.

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1-1-17:  The oldest man in the world.....of '62!! Cooch (a/k/a "Mooch") celebrates his birthday today!

This year we'll be featuring '62 Jersey Journal archival stories on each guy's birthday. In '62 the Journal didn't publish on 1/1, so Nick gets the headlines from 1/2. Click pic to read all about it, and look closely at the guy advertising the million dollar sale!

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12-30-16:  "A Year in the Life of St. Peter's Prep".  A video created by Prep. Click pic see the video.

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12-27-16:  "Prep Men for Others" - wonderful story submitted by Fr. Joe. Click pic to enlarge; here for the story.

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12-22-16:  BZ HOF Bonus footage!! Uncovered in our video archives, a couple of heartwarming, poignant and jubilant post-induction memories from the big night for BZ and '62! Click pic to enlarge; here for some grainy but meaningful pics from the vids; here for short video intro; here for post-speech celebration; here for finale. Set vids to 720 HD.

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12-19-16:  Last birthday boys of 2016 - young and younger, Ron and Vince! Click pic to enlarge; here for Criss.; here for Bruce.

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12-15-16:  This weeks P-Mail contains a Vox Christmas video concert along with info on Prep's visits in Florida in February. Click pic to read all about it.

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12-14-16:  Mid-December birthday boys! Old man and honored Guest Member of '62 Tony Verdoni ('60) celebrates along with Bill Davison, representing '62 in Solana Beach, CA. Click pic to enlarge; here for King George; here for Brad.

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12-13-16:  And now exciting news from Fr. Joe about Brandon taking over as Notre Dame QB!! Click pic for the story and here for another impressive story.

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12-13-16:  Minkah - named First Team All-American!! Click pic for the details and a truly captivating and inspiring ESPN background story about Minkah's life at Prep and Alabama.

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12-10-16:  Pop Quiz - who's the tall handsome '62 guy in the 4th row behind the GU bench with a young Hoya Cheerleader at the La Salle v. Georgetown game tonight in Miami. Click pic for the answer.

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12-8-16:  Christmas messages in this week's P-Mail. Click pic to read.

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12-3-16:  Prep has an SEC Champion!! Click pic to enlarge and see which defensive player made the "Play of the Game"!! Click here to see the video replay, set it to 720 HD and enjoy watching the close-up replay too.

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12-2-16:  Wish the pic represented the final score, but Prep almost won it! Click pic to see the photo album of the night at Steve's Sizzling Steaks, and the attendees enjoying the Mara Skybox on the 49 yard line, thanks to Fr. Joe!! Click here to see the video of Prep's first score and halftime in the Skybox.

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12-2-16:  Final stretch for '16 birthdays. Two early December guys, young Steve Riordan and even younger T.J. Moran. Click pic to enlarge; here for Aaron; here for Jeff.

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12-1-16:  This week's P-Mail highlites the State Championship game and our first '62 Scholar achieving Second Honors for the first marking period! Click pic for details.

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11-28-16:  Once again a stellar group of stout-hearted men will gather around 5 pm for a pre-game dinner/party at Steve's Sizzling Steaks prior to the State Championship Game at MetLife on 12/2. Click pic to enlarge and for details and list of current attendees. In the meantime Fr. Joe is working on obtaining special seating for us!

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11-26-16:  Also from the Prep Magazine - Yes, that's illustrious Guest Member of '62, old man Joe Carr, '61.  Joe got to celebrate his 55th Reunion this year. We're hoping Joe can be a highly underpaid consultant for us as we begin the planning for our 55th next year. Click pic to enlarge.

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11-25-16:  Pop Quiz from the Prep Magazine  - we can all guess the Prep Legend in the middle (former Prep President, now current President of Cristo Rey NY and Vice Chair of Georgetown's Board of Directors). Of course the the distinguished scholar/athlete on the right was #76 and our right tackle. But who's the proud Papa on the left? Click pic to find out.

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11-23-16:  This week's early P-Mail reveals Coach Hansen's mantra at the start of the season. "Start in Ireland, finish at MetLife." Click pic for the stories.

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11-21-16:  The hosting service for our website was down over the weekend for an unannounced maintenance update. Below are the "Announcements" from 11/17 to date.

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11-22-16:  Last 2 birthday boys in November!! Click pic to enlarge; here for Robert; here for Russell.

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11-19-16:  Prep plays for the State Championship at MetLife Stadium.....again!! Friday night December 2 at 8:00 pm. Pre-game dinner/party at the famous "Steve's Sizzling Steaks" on Rt. 17. More details to follow. Let Gene know if you can join us! Click pic for the semi-final win over Bergen Catholic.

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11-19-16:  Next group of November birthday boys! Click pic to enlarge; here for Mr. Cavett; here for the Pres.; here for Troy.

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11-18-16:  Follow-up on the whirlwind 3 day mini-reunion marathon with Cleary, his golfing buddy David Feherty and classmates Dempsey and Boyle. Click pic for the stories.

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11-17-16:  In this week's P-Mail we learn which former Prep football player received this week's "Pride & Glory" Award. Click pic for all the news.

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11-16-16:  Mini-reunion two-fer tomorrow at the State Theatre in New Brunswick. Cleary & Boyle together again, and Cleary and Feherty together again!! Full story will be published on Friday. Click pic for preview.

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11-10-16:  First group of November birthday boys! Click pic to enlarge; here for King George; here for Robert; here for Alan.

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11-10-16:  Another birthday for the Marines! Click pic to see the list of '62 Marines; here for the video tribute.

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11-10-16:  This week's P-Mail features Prep's baseball team Captain accepting a scholarship. Click pic to read all about it.

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11-5-16:  Minkah...Again!! Another key interception in the 4th Quarter against LSU, this time his first in his new position as strong safety. Click pic to enlarge; here to view his post-game interview alongside Coach Saban; here for the full story and more pics.

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11-3-16:  This week's P-Mail features more pics from the Hall of Fame dinner. Click pic to view the stories.

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10-31-16:  Here's the video of Bob’s acceptance speech at his Prep Hall of Fame induction. Be sure to see the “Instant Replay” at the very end of the video, and hear Bob's celebratory request! Click pic to see and hear it all.

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10-27-16:  Very big day for Bob Zakhar, his family and his '62 Classmates!! We recognized him first as our inaugural '62 Hall of Famer, but now he's reached the pinacle as a St. Peter's Prep Hall of Famer too!! Click pic to enlarge; here for the photo album. Additionally, Bob's heartfelt acceptance speech has been captured on video and look for that to appear here soon.

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10-20-16:  Another wonderfully entertaining mini-reunion of '62 Golfers and 19th Holers at the Lakewood C.C. Fittingly, this year the “Pride & Glory Cup” returns to a ’62 guy! The other good news is that everyone made the cut and therefore automatically qualify to return to the Prep Golfers’ Association Tour next year! Click pic to enlarge; here for the photo album.

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10-20-16:  This week’s P-Mail features a surprise Bobble Head figure and Prep's dramatic win over Bergen Catholic. Click pic for the stories.

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10-19-16:  Sheeran and Boyle mini-reunion prior to the "Pride & Glory Cup" event at Lakewood C.C. Brian, trophy recipient of "Low Gross Score" award at our "Master's Tournament" in June had to withdraw from the year's final event tomorrow due to his sponsor commitments in the Bahamas. Click pic for a close-up of Brian's thumbs-up to the golfers tomorrow.

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10-14-16:  More Minkah! Sent to us by Fr. Joe and Tim Hawkes, who surmise that he could be an All-American this year. Click pic for the story; click here for short video interview and another interesting story, including Minkah's Prep background.

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10-13-16:  Articles from this week's P-Mail - in which we learn that Prep now has a Water Polo team!

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10-9-16:  Our buddy Mike Agresta, a Hilton Head Island resident for 20+ years was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew. Click pic for his report of his ordeal. Let him know that we're all looking forward to a speedy return to normalcy.  UPDATE from Mike, click here.

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10-8-16:  Minkah - Minkah - Minkah!! His 3rd interception tonight against Arkansas. This one in the 4th Quarter, at the back of the end zone, and then 105 yards for a TD!! Click pic for more. Click here to see the video of his historic run.

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10-6-16:  Click pic for this week's P-Mail. Finally Prep has it's own TV coverage of the week's sports results. See especially the article on Prep's TV Studio Series.

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10-6-16:  Final event of the '62 PGA season coming up soon! Click pic to see the Players and Chow Hounds, current standings in the race to the "Pride & Glory Cup" and Lakewood GC layout.

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10-3-16:  Two of our distinguished Classmates celebrate their birthdays in October and they share their birthdays with two other illustrious personalities. Click pic to enlarge; click here for Stevie Ray; here for big John.

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10-1-16:  An entertaining mini-reunion this past weekend as Elaine, Ceil, Nick and Bob enjoy a dinner with their sommelier, Jack. Click pic to enlarge.

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9-29-16:  P-Mail is a weekly newsletter that Prep posts on its website and emails to those whose emails they have. Going forward we'll be posting the P-Mails here so that all of our Classmates can see what's currently going on at Prep. Click pic to enlarge; here to read all of this week's news.

 

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9-26-16:  Football Monday "Memories", featuring an intriguing and wonderfully entertaining narrative by this week's Guest Color Columnist, Golf Commissioner Dan Murphy. Also included this week are '61 pre-season training camp pics and commentary by several players. Click pic to "read all about it"!

 

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9-25-16:  "The King is dead.....long live the King"!! - Requiescat in Pace, Arnold Palmer. The only Major that eluded him was the PGA. If only he had played with us at the ''62 PGA Championship" on October 20th this year....he would have achieved his last Major!! Hope that one of us can shoot our age at his age of 87. Remember that our '62 golf legend Billy Joe Cleary has already set the bar, and shot 70 at his ripe old age of 71 this past December!! 

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9-24-16:  Requiescat in Pace - Gary Compa. We recently learned that our '63 buddy passed away. He was an outstanding guard on the basketball teams at Prep and Georgetown where he played alongside his '63 classmate Neil Heskin. Click pic for his obituary and some memories of Gary.

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9-23-16:  Final Fall September '44 birthday boys - and the impressive guys they share birthdays with. Click pic to enlarge; here for Bruce; here for John; here for Jack.

 

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9-19-16:  Announcing a new look and format for our "Football Monday" newspaper. Going forward our focus will be on our "Memories" of the times back then, '58 to '62. As you'll see we have a new Editor-in-Chief, a HOF Play-by-Play Analyst and we'll be including an array of Guest Color Commentators too. Click pic to enlarge and see the entire "Announcement".

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9-15-16:  Banjo Bob Doherty, "1962's American Idol" and Kingston Trio aficionado, recently returned from his second trip to the KT's annual fantasy camp in Scottsdale, AZ. Click pic to see his introduction and performance video. Click here to enlarge the pic and here to see him as we know him performing his Tipsy Rover's legendary performance of "The MTA". (Note cameo appearance of our '62 Golf Commish!).

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9-13-16:  The mid-September birthday boys all get to join "Club 72" and share birthdays with these other cool guys! Click pic to enlarge; click here for John; here for B,B,; here for Hank.

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9-9-16:  SAVE THE DATE!!  Bob's Hall of Fame induction dinner is now set for October 27. Click pic to enlarge; here for some details, more to follow from our Class Chair, Jack Kelly. Teaser: one of our Classmates has been selected to be the Master of Ceremonies!!

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9-7-16:  Let's toast the next batch of September birthday boys! Click pic to enlarge. Then click the following names to learn more about each of the individuals who share the same birthdays. Paul - Buddy - Richard - Jesse. With a belated cheer to our Honored '62 Guest, Joe!

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9-6-16:  Famous '62 September birthdays begin today! Big Bob and Mike share their Sept. 6th days with 2 lesser known individuals. Click pic to enlarge; click here for more 9/6 birthdays.

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8-22-16:  MTH 2016 - everybody won BIG; click here to see Commissioner Dempsey count the $$; '62 girls from St. Al's and St. Dom's joined us; guest appearance by the Lone Ranger from Dallas; party continued at the beach; Joe Carr sent in a bundle to bet on #5; a full day of good cheer for all in attendance! Click pic to enlarge; here for the photos.

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8-21-16:  Requiescat in Pace Joe. Click pic to enlarge and view his obituary. Click here to add your condolences and memories of our buddy at Prep.

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8-18-16:  Very sadly, Kenny Rea advises us that our buddy Joe Vieradka passed away on August 12th. Further details will be forthcoming. Joe - as we remember him. Click pic to enlarge. UPDATE - click here for latest details and memorial service on 8/27.

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8-18-16:  Reminder & Update-  It's almost Post Time for our Saturday, Aug. 20th Day at the Races! Click pic to enlarge and see all the details and list of committed attendees. Still room for last minute attendees too, just email Gene if you can join us, and bring a $30 check to give to the Racing Commissioner.

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8-10-16:  One of the "Fab Four" got to entertain 3 of the "Fab '44s" last Sunday night at a mini-reunion concert at MetLife Stadium. Yes, Sir Paul sang for Sir Bob, Sir Boz and Commoner Gene. Click pic to enlarge; here to see a short video clip of Sir Paul reminding us of "Yesterday", now with his older voice.

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8-7-16:  Look who else is 72 (until Aug. 10) - Arlene Smith, a/k/a Ronnie Spector. Fr. Joe saw this article in the Wall Street Journal and it brought him back to our Freshman year in '58. Click pic to enlarge and read the entertaining, colorful and '58 memories it brought back to Bob Z in his reply to Fr. Joe. Click here to listen to "Maybe" one more time.

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8-5-16:  Four August birthday boys, including 40% of the basketball team. Could have been 80% if Joe and George had been on the team! Click pic to enlarge. They all share Bing's '44 hit, but in '62 Stu is teamed up with Bobby Vinton, Joe and George will remember Neil Sedaka. And Brian still has "...a little bit of rhythm and a lot of soul"!

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7-30-16:  A rousing success for the '62 Tour's second annual Masters event, and the final results are in. Click pic for all the details and standings. Click here for a reprise of last year's introductory video featuring acclaimed golf news anchor Kenny Rea.

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7-28-16:  The "real" PGA ('62 Prep Golfers' Association) event was held yesterday (the other one begins today). Congrats to the '62 Champion, Brian Sheeran!! Click pic for the photo album. The 19th Hole event was again held at Rooney's Oceanfront Pub in nearby Long Branch. This year's Putting Championship was captured by Bob Dempsey, who demonstrates his putting prowess in this video

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7-24-16:  Wednesday, July 27th. The first Major championship of the '62 PGA Tour begins at Old Orchard CC (a/k/a Aged Orchard, how fitting!). Click pic for more details. Click here for the updated list of those who made the cut - the "Fab Foursomes" and the list of prestigious 19th Hole "Hoisters" that Regional Director Cuccaro has heard from. Click here for a Golf Channel commercial clip showing the course at its best!  

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7-21-16:  Medical updates - Our cheering and prayers for Dr. Stan helped to bring him successfully through his recent battle with cancer. Now it's time for more cheering and prayers for Big Bob Ryan who is undergoing serious heart surgery tomorrow; Mel is starting a new drug combo treatment for his lung today; Joe Carr is getting a new knee today.

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7-9-16:  Congrats to all of our July birtday boys, and it turns out that they all have the same '44  & '62 songs. Click pic to enlarge; click here to listen to Harry James; here to watch Ms. Collins entertain her birthday boys (WARNING - adult content!).

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7-4-16:  Another SAVE THE DATE - Monmouth Park - "Day at the Races". We're doing it again on Saturday, August 20th. Hope you can join us! Click pic for last year's video. Click here for all the details. Fr. Joe will be with us too!

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7-2-16:  Fr. Joe and Tim Hawkes sent this article about the Ademilola twins (Class of '18) who have just committed to play football at Notre Dame. Fr. Joe's hoping that we'll be able to attend another Championship game this coming season! Click pic for the story.

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6-23-16:  Ed Gorski advises us that Rich Albers passed away on June 13th. Sadly/surprisingly there is no obituary for him. Click pic for UPDATED remembrances of Rich.

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6-22-16:  Klee's Bar & Grill - de-briefing. Click pic to get Bob Zakhar's re-cap of the hilariously entertaining mini-reunion, featuring Kenny Rea.

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6-21-16:  Another "young" Classmate reaches his 71st year today! Mike's a Seton Hall, Annapolis & Stanford Law grad now living in Ham Tan, Viet Nam with his wife and 5 year old son "Mikey". And he also has 5 grandkids too! Click pic to enlarge; here for Sentimental Journey; here to listen to Ray.

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6-20-16:  Mini-reunion at the Tabor Road Tavern in Morris Plains with strongman Dr. Stan who's got his last chemo-therapy scheduled for later this week. Monmouth Park "Day at the Races - '62" is now scheduled for Saturday, August 20th and Dr. Stan intends to be with us that day! Click pic to enlarge.

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6-15-16:  Upcoming mini-reunion - Wednesday, June 22nd at Klee's Bar & Grill at 12:30 in Seaside Hghts. (http://kleesbarandgrill.com/). Special guest appearance by storyteller par excellence, Kenny Rea!! Contact Mr. BZ for more details. Click pic to enlarge; and here for a short clip of Kenny's "Story #145". You'll have to attend to hear the rest of the story!

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6-14-16:  Strike up the band, it's Tony's big day today!! Our '62 bandleader celebrates another birthday today. Click pic to view our card.

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6-12-16:  Prep '62 had one talented tennis-playing classmate head to St. Joe's for his 50th Reunion last month. While at St. Joe's, Joe Cleary also dominated the tennis world there. Click pic to see how the "Hawks" celebrated their 50th.

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6-11-16:  Almost half way through 2016 and now Dr. Lou joins that ever-expanding prestigious "Club 72"! Click pic to enlarge; click here for the Harry James orchestra; here for an updated version of Ray's hit.

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6-5-16:  2016 brings another 50th Reunion for most of us this year! Send your pics/reflections and we'll post all college reunions here. Dempsey, Boyle and Higgins made it to the Georgetown Reunion this weekend. Click pic for more.

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6-4-16:  Very nice email received from current Prep parents thanking us for our Alumni support. Click pic to enlarge.

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6-3-16:  John hits the magical number 72 today!! A/K/A "Shoulders" back in '62, now living in NM with a view of the star Capella in the constellation Auriga right in his own backyard. Not quite visible in JC! Click pic to enlarge; click here for Bing; here for Ray - and the Raelettes!

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6-2-16:  Two distinguished men of '62 join the elite "72 Club" today!! Golf Commish Danny and Dr. Walt. Click pic to enlarge; click here to see a clip with Claude Rains and Bette Davis; here for Kirk Douglas in Lonely Are the Brave.

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5-31-16:  Child prodigy Pete opted to join us in 1958, and only turns 71 today. Also a legendary punter and Mr. Senior Ocean County, 2010! Click pic to enlarge; click here for Les Brown and Doris; here for Acker performing on the beach in Lakewood.

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5-26-16:  Late May birthday boys - storyteller par excellence Kenny today, and our Hall of Fame duo Tony and Bob celebrate together again tomorrow. Click pic to enlarge; click here for Bing; here for Acker.

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5-25-16:  Remember our trip to DC with Ms. Collins in '58? Kenny Rea just found this photo. See how many guys you can recognize. Click pic to enlarge.

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5-24-16:  Joe Cleary shot 70 at a national tournament in Florida this past December!! Click to enlarge the official scorecard. He's also had a hole-in-one 4 times in his golf career. Is he 1962's best? Send us your scorecards.

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5-21-16:  Mini-reunion in Dallas at the Byron Nelson Tournament. One of these guys not only shot his age, 6 months ago he shot below his/our age. Official documentation to follow. Click pic to enlarge.

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5-19-16:  Mr. Mulvihill - our teacher, mentor, friend. Requiescat in Pace. Click pic to read his Prep tribute. Click here to read his induction as a Prep "Legend". Click here for his obituary.

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5-18-16:  Monday mini-reunion dinner at the Light Horse Tavern in JC celebrating Steve Hendzak's extraordinary gift to our '62 Scholarship. Also in attendance was our very first '62 Scholar, Victor Chirichella, '17, along with Prep VP for Planning and Principal Giving, Jim Horan, '70. Click pic for short video.

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5-16-16:  "Hap" Shea joins the ever expanding "72 Club" today! Click pic to enlarge. Click here for Bing's seranade; here for "Soldier Boy"by the Shirelles.

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5-11-16:  Message received from Meghan Eckner, daughter of our '62 Classmate John Eckner. Occasionally I receive emails like this from people interested in '62. Click pic for Meghan's message and our exchanges. 

"Requiescat in Pace" John. Click here for John's obiturary. Note also that Meghan would love to receive any recollections of her Dad from us!

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5-9-16:  Spirited mini-reunion at the Dempsey Kentucky Derby headquarters in Sea Girt. Click pic to enlarge and see the host in his classic Derby attire.

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5-8-16:  Post-race Kentucky Derby analysis by our man, Dr. Stan!  He had the Nyquist - Exaggerator exacta, did you?? Click pic for his thoughts and don't hesitate to email him with your own comments, he'd love to engage in the dialogues!

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5-7-16:  BULLETIN - Race Day projections from Dr. Stan. Well, he's not actually taking bets, but click the pic to see his latest handicapping updates.

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5-5-16:  Henry Troy, '61 and wonderful friend of '62 introduced to us by Dr. Tony is not 72 anymore! Happy Birthday Henry, we're all delighted to have you with us!! Click pic to enlarge; click here to listen to Harry James and here for Del Shannon's "Runaway".

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5-3-16:  Perennial '62 "Horseman of the Year" Dr. Stan has graciously agreed to provide us with pre-race analysis of the upcoming Kentucky Derby. Just look at the wad of Benjamins he's holding after last year's event and you'll see that he's not just lucky, he's brilliantly skilled in handicapping!! Click pic to enlarge; click here for his analysis.

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4-28-16:  Big day for Bob Zakhar, his family, friends and '62 Classmates!!! Congrats Bob, we're all cheering for you!! First a '62 Hall of Famer, now a Prep Hall of Famer!!  Click pic to enlarge.

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4-13-16:  "Terrific Tommy T" hits the 72nd mile marker today, and we all imagine that when Priscilla sings to him she calls him "Tommy Angel"! Click pic to enlarge; click here to listen to Dorsey vocalist Bob Eberly; click here for a slightly different version of the '62 hit "Tommy Angel".

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3-31-16:  Dr. Ron, sports car enthusiast, golfer and world traveler celebrates his 72nd somewhere in the world today! Click pic to enlarge; click here for Jimmy's "Besame Mucho"; here to watch Ron playing Connie's 45.

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3-30-2016:  Today is "Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Day." Here's a video tribute to those of us in '62 who served our country during that difficult time. Click pic to view the video.

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3-28-16:  Our man Duff celebrates his 72nd today. Click the pic to enlarge; click here to listen to Jimmy Dorsey's "Besame Mucho" and here for Bruce's "Hey Baby".

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3-18-16:  Musical virtuoso "Banjo Bob" knows how to celebrate a birthday in style. Just see below how he warmed up for his big day with his performance at the Riverside Inn on the 16th! Click here to enlarge the card; and click the card to hear St. Pat's birthday message to Bob.

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3-17-16:  The Tipsy Rovers in concert! Click pic to enlarge; and click here (and be sure to set to 720 HD) to feel like you were there last night with the guys at the renowned and always high-spirited Riverside Inn.

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3-17-16:  Only one of us was born on St. Patrick's Day, and how appropriate it is that he's our esteemed Class Chair, Jack Kelly! Click pic to enlarge; click here to listen to Dorsey's band; here to see the girls scream for Elvis, just like they did for "Handsome Jack" in '62.

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3-17-16:  In honor of St. Patrick's Day - introducing "The Last Living "King" in Ireland". The majestic royal grounds are situated on Toreigh Island, just off the coast of County Donegal. Several of '62's most talented, prominent and handsome men have their roots in County Donegal, and could someday assume the Crown. Click Patsy's pic for the story and tour of the kingdom.

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3-16-16:  Last night's Super Tuesday saw the withdrawal of Marco Rubio. Time to vote again and readjust the standings.

Class of '62 Presidential Preference Poll
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3-11-16:  Texas golf celebrity Billy Joe Cleary celebrates the majestic achievement of reaching 72 years of age today! No doubt he will shoot his age on the course today. Click pic to enlarge. Click here for Jimmy Dorsey and the Billy Joe Orchestra; and here for Bruce Channel's "Hey Esme". 

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3-10-16:  Travel Tip - yes many of us know that Mel Logan is famous, and now for those who visit Philly you can enjoy your stay at "The Logan".

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3-9-16:  '62 child prodigy finally hits the 70 milestone BD that the rest of us reached ages ago! Click pic to enlarge. Click here to listen to Johnny Mercer, and here for "The Duke".

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3-7-16:  Arguably one of the most intriguing campaigns in our lifetime. Will the winner be a ’62 favorite??  The poll below is anonymous and you can only vote once. As the primaries continue, and as candidates drop out, new polls will be posted to see how the ’62 vote evolves.

Click the button of your choice and then click "Vote" and then you'll see the leaderboard.

Class of '62 Presidential Preference Poll
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3-4-16:  SAVE THE DATE - Wednesday, 3/16 at 6:00 pm. The '62 Grammy winners, the "Tipsy Rovers" will be back at the Riverside Inn this year. Click pic for all the details, and let Boyle know if you can make it.

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3-3-16:  Throwback Thursday - The Presidential Debate when we were Sophomores. Click pic to see short historical clip.

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3-2-16:  Our '62 Scholar celebrates his birthday today! This video card is from all of us. Click pic to view. If you'd like, you can follow Dr. Tonzola's lead and send Victor your own personal message, just click on Victor's name in "Classmate Profiles".

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2-26-16:  Click the pic to see Steve's video. Before viewing be sure it's set to 1080HD, and just click the pause button to stay on any particular pages longer.

(2-27-16 Addendum:  Thanks to musical inspiration from Fr. Joe click the pic again to see the greatly enhanced version of our tribute to Steve.)

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2-25-16:  Throwback Thursday. Click pic to see some TV clips from the '50s to the '70s, submitted by one of our older Classmates.

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2-23-16:  Announcing the recently renamed "Class of 1962 and Steven E. Hendzak Scholarship".  An appreciative and celebratory video expressing our gratitude and thanks to Steve for his thoughtfulness and remarkable generosity to both the Class of '62 and Prep will follow.

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2-18-16:  Pitchers and catchers begin the '16 MLB season this week.

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2-18-16:  Here's a look back at a video of our '62 & '14 teams.  Click the pic to see the video. Set to 1080 HD and view in Full Screen. Bonus video provided by '62 Outfielder Mel Logan can be seen at:  http://bit.ly/1iTPXrm

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2-14-16:  Here's the real Valentine's Day birthday boy, young TC (only 71 today)! Click pic to enlarge. Click here to listen to the Andrews Sisters; click here for The Duke's performance. And don't miss The Duke saluting TC at 2:45 of the video.

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2-13-16:  John was almost a Valentine's Day baby back in '44. Click pic to enlarge. Click here to listen to Dick Haymes; here for the Peppermint Twist (warning: some adult dancing on display).

Addendum:  John and Angela are in Taipei celebrating Chinese New Year and his birthday and just sent us this picture.

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11-11-15:  A reprise of our Salute to our '62 Troops. This year we also recognize and thank Tom Moran for his Army service, Joe Carr and Warren Shea for their Air Force service, and Henry Troy for his Navy service. Click the pic to see the video. Best viewed in 1080 HD, full screen, and full volume.

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2-5-16:  We all remember Super Bowl 1 played back in 1967. Click pic to see and hear Jackie introduce the game. Click here to learn why the video of that game is missing. Click here to see newly obtained video highlights of the game now in the possession of "WPHAN".

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1-25-16:  It's Monday. Did you get to Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral this morning with Cardinal Dolan?? If not, we now all have the opportunity to attend that Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral at 6:30 pm daily, on TV or via the internet. Click the pic to hear Cardinal Dolan explain how. 

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1-23-16:  One of the last "youngsters" in our Class finally gets to celebrate his 71st today! Click pic to enlarge; click here to listen to Bing; here for Chubby.

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1-21-16:  September, 1961 our Senior Year. "Runaround Sue" was the number one song. A number of Classmates saw the recent Wall St. Journal story documenting its genesis. Turns out the song has a lot of meaning for several of us, Greeks and non-Greeks. Click the pic to hear Dion performing it; click here for the recent WSJ story.

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1-18-16:  "Wild Bill" as he was known back in '62, and another "youngster" in our Class is finally turning 71 today!! Click pic to enlarge; click here to listen to Bing; click here to hear Chubby.

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1-17-16:  Encouraging rebullding year for Prep basketball. See the Jersey Journal story detailing the Dan Finn Classic game here. Click here to learn the reason why the Dan Finn Classic was established and see other pics and pages from the tournament program.

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1-16-16:  Brian Sheeran - our "Media Celebrity" interviewing Jordan Owens, Prep's MVP at the Dan Finn Classic. Click pic to enlarge, more to follow.

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1-13-16:  Another '62 "youngster" Dr. John Middleton turns 71 today! Click pic to enlarge; click here to revisit Bing's number one in '45, and here to hear Chubby.

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1-13-16:  Recently discovered photo of Pope Francis during his visit to NYC greeting the crowds in Central Park, including Mel and wife Gina, who were in attendance. Click pic to enlarge.

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1-12-16:  "Young" Jack Kak is only 71 today!! Click pic to enlarge; click here to hear Bing sing in '45 and here to listen to The Tokens updated version of their '62 hit.

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1-10-16:  Jersey Journal headline:  "College Football National Championship: St. Peter's alum Minkah Fitzpatrick turning heads at Alabama!"

Click pic to enlarge and see more pics; click here for the story.

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1-9-16:  Happy Birthday to Honorary Member of '62, Welly Davis, '61 who was actually born in '44! Click pic to enlarge, click here for the number one song in '44 by the Mills Brothers, click here for "Wonderland by Night", the number one song in '61.

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1-8-16:  Prep is back in the Dan Finn Basketball Classic! Saturday, Jan. 16 at 2:15 v. Mater Dei Prep at the Jersey City Armory. Click pic to enlarge; here for all the details. Contact Gene if you can make it. Pre-game lunch at the famous Astor Bar at 725 Montgomery St. @ 11:30 am.

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01-04-16:  Belated Happy Birthday to our distinguished (and oldest) Classmate. Click pic to enlarge, click here to hear the Mills Brothers, click here to listen to The Tokens.

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1-3-15:  Latest message from our '62 Scholar, forwarded to us by our Class Chair. Click pic to enlarge.

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1-1-16:  Reprise - A look back, as we look forward to life as 70-somethings. Received from Fr. Joe. Click pic to view the video, click here to hear Larry Chance bring us back to '62.

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1-1-2016:  Honorary Member of the Class of '62, Joe Carr, '61 sends along his New Year wishes to all of us! Click pic for the video.

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12-31-15:  Stu sends his own enthusiastic New Year message to the Class.

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1-31-15:  As 2015 comes to a close - "Slowhands at 70". We can relate to that phrase; and now that includes the "young, '45" '62 guys too (excepting only child prodigy Neil Polo, 3/9/46). Eric could have been a classmate. Click pic to enlarge, click here to see & hear a 70 year old's slowhands at work.

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12-30-15:  Fr. Joe's New Year message to the Class. Click pic to enlarge and read his message. Click here to for an enlightening article and Fr. Joe's video (at the 3:30 mark) recounting the Cristo Rey story.

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12-29-15:  New Year message received from John Kutney, directed to the Class of '62. Click pic to see the entire heavenly message from John's home in Las Cruces, NM.

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12-24-15:  Midnight Mass with Pope Francis. Click the pic for the magnificent video of the entire Mass.

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12-25-15:  "So This Is Christmas" - by you know who. Click pic.

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12-25-15:  The USAF Band Holiday Flash Mob 2014 at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

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12-24-15:  Some Classmates (and a distinguished "Guest of '62) have submitted musical/video selections for us to enjoy. Here's the first one, "O Holy Night" sung by Pavarotti with The National Philharmonic Orchestra. Click pic and see if you can guess which guys submitted which selections.

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12-21-15:  Requiescat in Pace - received word that John Blaney has passed away. Click pic to enlarge and see his obituary.

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12-18-15:  2015 Birthday Grand Finale - Bill, Vince & Ron. Click pic to enlarge. Click here for '44 Bing, here for '62 Tornadoes, here for '45 Sammy, here for '63 Singing Nun.

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12-14-15:  Distinguished guest member of '62, "Il Professore" Tony Verdoni, '60 celebrates his birthday today! Click pic to enlarge, click here for Bing singing on 12/14/42, click here for Elvis singing on 12/14/60.

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12-10-15:  More holiday mini-reunion pics and video. Click pic for more pictures, click here for the video.

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12-8-15:  2nd Annual '62 Holiday Luncheon, this year featuring a very special presentation of the 52 year old SPC Football Trophy, along with a "Heisman" award for "Duff" McGee! Click pic to enlarge, click here for preview video. More vids and pics to follow.

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12-2-15:  Early December birthday boys, Steve and T.J. and their '44 and '62 number one songs. Click pic to enlarge, click here for the Mills Brothers and here for the Four Seasons.

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12-1-15:  Mini-reunion of "The Glenwood University Gang", they're together again! Mel Logan, T.J. Moran, Frank Tedeschi, Joe Carr at Ryan's Daughter's Pub on the Upper East Side. Click pic for more.

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11-26-15:  Remember this? It's from the 1961 Thanksgiving Day game. Click pic to enlarge.

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11-23-15:  Tough loss in the State semi-final against St. Joe's. But an impressive story about 2 Prep Sophomores. Click pic for the stories.

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11-21-15:  Late November birthday guys - Tony, Mel & Dan and the number one movies on their birthdays in '44 & '62. Click pic to enlarge, click here for the movie trailers.

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11-20-15:  Preview of tonight's big semi-final game. Click pic for the video preview. Click here for the live broadcast tonight.

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11-18-15:  Mid-November birthday boys - Frank, Joe & Jake and their '44 and '62 number one songs. Click pic to enlarge, click here for Dinah, click here for the Four Seasons.

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11-16-15:  Prep begins its State title defense with a commanding win over Notre Dame. Possible mini-reunion at this Friday's game vs. St. Joe's. Contact Gene with any indications of interest. Click pic for stories and playoff picture.

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11-10-15:  Early November birthday boys, George and Ed and their '44 and '62 number one songs. Click pic to enlarge, click here for Dinah and here for The Crystals.

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11-9-15:  Prep wins another and advances to the playoffs! More details on the big games in Dublin on September 2nd. Click pic to read all about it.

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11-2-15:  Prep overwhelms North Bergen, 49-0! Big news on Prep playing it's first game in 2016 in Dublin. Click pic for the details.

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10-27-15:  Pat Scura's big day today!! Number 1 songs on his birthdays in '44 & '62. Click pic to enlarge, click here for the Mills Brothers, click here for the Crystals.

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10-26-15:  Prep overwhelms Union City. More Minkah. Prep to play in Dublin in September!! Click pic for all the coverage.

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10-25-15:  Mini-reunion at MetLife Stadium, Giants v. Cowboys. Special appearances by Billy Joe Cleary, the only Giants fan in Dallas, and National '62 Putting Champion, Denny Bozza. Click pic to enlarge.

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10-19-15:  Big day for Prep against the non-stinging Bees of Bayonne. An even more spectacular day for Minkah Fitzpatrick....again!

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10-12-15:  Prep crushes Ferris, and a truly fascinating story about Minkah Fitzpatrick. Click pic for all the details.

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10-9-15:  This year's Legends dinner, with our own Legend in attendance! Click pic to enlarge, click here to view the program.

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10-6-15:  Despite the bad news from South Carolina, our buddy Mike Agresta (longtime resident of Hilton Head) and his family are all safe and sound. Click pic for Mike's report.

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10-5-15:  Prep had a bye-week. But Minkah Fitzpatrick dazzled the crowd with a blocked punt that he ran in for a TD!! Click pic for all the stories, pics and videos.

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10-3-15:  First October birthday boy, Bernie Dugan. Number 1 songs on his birthday in '44 and '62. Click pic to enlarge. Click here for Crosby, click here for Four Seasons.

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10-3-15:  "Joaquin" - (a male name which finds its origin in Hebrew and literally means "lifted by Yahweh").  Here are some pics from Manasquan resident Tom Tudisco capturing Joaquin's effect on the Jersey Shore. Click pic for more.  

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9-28-15:  Tough loss for Prep, but spectacular Freshman debut for our State Championship QB, Brandon Wimbush!! Click pic for all the stories, pics and videos.

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9-26-15:  Our historic first '62 PGA Tour season draws to a close, and somewhat shockingly everyone has made the cut to play next year! Click pic for the results, click here for the photo album, and click here for the video clip of the Classmate who won the car! Finally, click here for a video tribute to 62's best golfer, Billy Joe Cleary.

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9-21-15:  Big win for Prep, plus big news for Brandon Wimbush at Notre Dame. Click pic for all the stories.

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9-21-15:  Calling all Chow Hounds! Hope you can join us at the "Pride & Glory Cup" season ending golf event on Friday, Sept. 25 at the Lakewood Country Club. Click pic for details, directions, and list of attendees.

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9-20-15:  As the picture states - "This Is Major"! Click pic for details, click here for current Leaderboard, point scoring and Vegas odds on each player.

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9-19-15:  In celebration of the annual Sept. 19th “Talk Like a Pirate Day” these ’62 Marauders - swashbuckling former sailor of “Hunter 23s” along with his reluctant new recruit - celebrate the day in style. Click pic for more.

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9-16-15:  You remember the '62 Prom, but do you also remember the after-Prom party at Boyle's on the Jersey Shore in Deal?  

At the invitation of Captain Krunch, the newly established '62 Yacht Club ventured out on the high seas on the Captain's boat to revisit that after-Prom party location, this time from the Atlantic Ocean view. Click pic for the photo album, and contact Capt. Krunch for membership info!

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9-14-15:  Tough loss for Prep at Bergen Catholic, but a great day for Minkah Fitzpatrick. Plus terrific upcomong '61 football video clips. Click pic for all the latest news.

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9-13-15: Later September birthdays. Number 1 songs in '44 and '62. Thanks to Joe Carr, ’61 for this birthday idea. Click pic to enlarge. Click here for Crosby, here for the Four Seasons, here for Roe.

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9-12-15:  Bergen Catholic vs. Prep, today at 2:30 pm. Catch the game live on your computer, iPad or cell phone. Click pic for instructions and read the game preview.

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9-7-15:  Inaugural issue of our 2015 weekly Football Monday paper. Game 1, win #1, and lots more. Click pic to read all about it.

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9-6-15:  SAVE THE DATE - Sunday, Oct. 11th at 6:00 pm. Back by popular demand, another East Coast appearance at St. Stephen's Green in Spring Lake Heights by the talented crowd favorites, the Tipsy Rovers. Yes, they'll be performing their '62 Grammy Award winning hit, "The MTA"!!. Click pic for the video, and don't miss the dazzling banjo artistry at the 2:50 mark.

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9-5-15:  Historic golf events in Jersey City. Spieth and Boyle both play golf in JC on the same day......but not together. Click pic for the story.

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9-1-15:  Early September birthdays. Number 1 songs in 43/44 and 61/62. Thanks to Joe Carr, ’61 for this birthday idea. Click pic to enlarge. Click here for Crosby, here for Dorsey, here for The Highwaymen, here for Roe.

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8-14-15:  SAVE THE DATE - September 25th - Fifth Annual '62 Golf Invitational, now a/k/a "The Pride & Glory Cup Championship". Click pic for the details.

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8-4-15:  Banjo Bob Doherty, formerly with the Tipsy Rovers, now Lead Singer for the Kingston Trio? Sure looks like it anyway! Click here for the story. Click pic for video. Set to 720 HD.

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8-3-15:  The Kingston Trio hires a new Lead Singer....and he's a '62 guy!! The pay-per-view music video is outrageously expensive, but his agent is negotiating a discounted price for '62 Classmates. Private viewing scheduled for tomorrow.

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7-31-15:  Prep takes on Dickinson and St. Al's at the Spring Meadow Tournament. Murphy & Boyle, McFadden & Collins, '63. Click pic for more.

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7-25-15:  Our 3rd annual "Day at the Races". Another day of fabulous fellowship filled with captivating stories of our lives back then.....and now. Tony Verdoni, '60 (widely known as "The Wine Professor" and Honorary Member of '62) appropriately selected bottles of "Stalking Horse" for our libation. Click pic to enlarge, click here for the photo album.

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6-24-15:  Wonderfully entertaining mini-reunion organized by Micucci & Zakhar at the Jersey Shore. Special guest appearance by honorary member of '62, "The Wine Professor" Tony Verdoni, '60. Click pic to enlarge.

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6-20-15:  Requiescat in Pace - recent info received from Jack Kelly and Bernie Dugan about the passing of 3 of our Classmates. Click pic to enlarge. For individual obits, click Roy, John, Gerry.

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6-16-15:  SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, July 25th our annual "Day at the Races" at Monmouth Park. Fr. Joe will be with us, and this year we'll be thinking of our '62 horseman classmate Joe Bozza. Details to follow, click pic to enlarge.

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6-15-15:  Commish Murphy & Kenny Rea kick off "The '62 Masters" for us. Click pic for the video, set to 720 HD, Full Screen and Full Volume.

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6-15-15:  Unidentifiable Irish Classmate takes up the sport of "Golf with Guns", Sporting Clays at Sandanona in Millbrook, NY. Contact the webmaster if you'd like to join the '62 Team. Click the pic to see the video clip, click here to view the video about the sport.

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6-14-15:  Just before the start of "The '62 Masters", Commissioner Murphy explains what "Paradise" means in golfing terms, and about the '62 "Pride & Glory Cup". (Our version of the FedEx Cup). Click pic for video.

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6-10-15:  "Boz" captures the Putting Championship in the '62 Masters!! Click pic for more.

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6-10-15:  Rousing success for the '62 Tour's first event, and the final results are in. Click pic for all the details and standings. Click here for an introductory video.  More videos and pics to follow.

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6-8-15:  Come join us tomorrow as we celebrate after the first stop on the inaugural '62 PGA Tour! Click pic for all the details.

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6-5-15:  Classmates see the future of Golf! Demonstration at the Byron Nelson Tournament of a new piece of golf equipment by Cleary, Dempsey (showing off) and Boyle. The golf surfboard cart. Click pic for more.

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6-4-15:  Mini-reunion in Dallas. "Cash" Cleary invited Dempsey and Boyle to attend the Byron Nelson Tournament. Click pic for more. Senor Dinero is now getting better with his English as a Second Language studies.

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5-27-15:  Commish Murphy makes the initial presentation of our '62 PGA Tour Cards at the Light Horse Tavern event. Click pic for the video and commentary. (Set to 720 HD, dim lighting unavoidable).

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5-18-15:  '62 Scholarship celebration at the Light Horse Tavern, includes a rare Joe Michalewsky appearance!! Click pic for more.

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5-13-15:  SAVE THE DATE - Monday, May 18th @ 6:00 pm. A celebratory return to where our '62 Scholarship came to life. All welcome, just let Jack know if you can be with us. Click pic for current attendees. Fr. Boller & Jim Horan now attending.

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5-4-15:  Current '62 Golf Club roster. It will be updated each day for the next several days. Come join with us! Click pic to enlarge and see full list.

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5-2-15:  Mini-reunion Derby party at Dempsey's in Sea Girt. Click pic for more. Click here for very entertaining audio (and some video) of the announcement of the "Last Place Trophy" winner.

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4-28-15: Formation of "The '62 Prep Golf Club"! Click the pic to enlarge. More details to follow in the coming days. And virtually every Classmate can qualify for and earn his own '62 PGA Tour Card.

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4-26-15:  Thanks to our '61 buddy, Joe Carr, here's a link to the keynote speech at the annual Prep fundraising Gala, attended by Joe and his wife Mary. Dave Tolentino, '15, Captain of the Football team who'll be attending the Naval Academy gave the speech.  As Joe has said, Dave's speech  "......really exemplifies what the Prep and its students (as well as its graduates) are all about. Very moving speech to say the least!"  Click pic for link to Dave's truly inspiring speech, and click here for more about Dave.

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4-25-15:  Why were these guys meeting with our Golf Commish?? And what's with the 9 hole practice putting green that you see when clicking on the pic?? Stay tuned for the upcoming "Announcement".

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4-19-15:  Our Class Chair, Jack Kelly, shares some heartwarming and very touching memories of Lou Nasif, as related by one of his daughters on the anniversary of his passing. Click Lou's pic to read the story.

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4-13-15:  Yes it's true. Tom T. turns 71 today! Here's a mini-reunion pic that will bring back some wonderful memories for a lot of us. Click pic to enlarge.

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4-12-15:  Dallas Jesuit grad wins the Masters!  Sure looks like Billy Joe Cleary standing next to Jordan Spieth. But no, that's his son Michael. Click pic to enlarge, and to learn the rest of the story!

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4-6-15:  Today is Opening Day!  Back in '62 "The Duke" retired, but "Big Bob" graduated Prep that year, got the #4 uniform, and had an abbreviated career with the Dodgers. Click the pic and see if you can pick him out in the video.

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4-5-15:  How times change. TJ Moran sends us a pic of how the NYC skyline looked in 1956.

 

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4-5-15:  The Vatican has a YouTube Channel. Click the pic to see Pope Francis deliver his Easter message. Click here to see him celebrate Easter Mass.

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3-31-15:  Requiescat in Pace - Jim Barry. Click pic for funeral arrangements, stories and pictures.

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3-19-15:  March Madness begins. One of our Georgetown guys was there in Seattle in 1984 when GU beat Kentucky 53 - 40 in the Final Four, and then beat Houston 84 - 75 for their first National Championship. Ask Bob Ryan about 1985. Click pic to enlarge.

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3-17-15:  The Tipsy Rovers perform their '62 Grammy Award winning hit, "The MTA" and dazzle the fans at the Riverside Inn. Don't miss the banjo artistry at the 2:50 mark. Click pic for the entire video and set to 720 HD, Full Volume, Full Screen.

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3-16-15:  Raconteur extraordinaire, Dr. Tony celebrating St. Pat with the Tipsy Rovers at the Riverside Inn. Note Tony's Gaelic nametag! Click pic for a couple of more. Videos tomorrow.

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3-14-15:  Annual St. Pat's party at "Doherty's Irish Pub". Click here to see some pics of the "inner sanctum". Young Banjo Bob is only 70 this year! Click pic to see the Tipsy Rover video. Set to 720 HD, Full Screen, Full Volume.

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3-7-15:  Look who's approaching his 90th! Click the pic for the birthday greetings from us, and click here for more info.

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3-5-15:  Boca Raton paparazzi blamed for capturing John and Dr. Stan showing off their legs in this picture after their recent mini-reunion. Click pic to enlarge.

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3-3-15:  Brian, Jack Kak & Boz enjoying a little resveratrol during a mini-reunion last evening at Nanni's in Rochelle Park. Click pic to enlarge.

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2-26-15:  Very sad to report that Joe Bozza passed away this morning after a short illness. Click pic for his funeral arrangements, and his obituary published today, 2/27.

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2-25-15:  Click pic for more details. A Memorial Page is being created for Steve.

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2-24-15:  Not too cold for Dempsey and Elliott in Boca Raton for this mini-reunion!

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2-15-15:  WE DID IT!! Thanks to all our contributors we have blasted through our Goal. But as our Class Chair Kelly advises, we'll keep on trying to add to the total due to inflation. More details to follow.

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2-9-15:  Tipsy Rovers win another Grammy!! The '62 Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has awarded Banjo Bob Doherty and Vince McFadden, '63 it's highest award for the 2nd year in a row. Click the pic to see the video award. (Due to budgetary constraints, the 2014 trophy has been re-presented).

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2-6-15:  Wonderfully entertaining mini-reunion at Prep last night for a Basketball game. It's a rebuilding year for the team, don't ask about the score. Boyle took the pics, click below to enlarge.

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2-2-15: Super Bowl Pool Winners - "The Video", with thanks to Bob Zakhar, Danny Murphy & their video assistant. Click pic & set to 1080 HD, Full Screen, Full Volume.

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2-1-15:  Super Bowl Pool Video - it's 4PM, no winners yet, but click on the pic to see who the winners may be. Set to 1080 HD, Full Screen, Full Volume. Winners will appear in a trophy presentation video tomorrow.

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1-26-15:  "Super Bowl Speculation for Scholarship" - SOLD OUT (and even oversubscribed)!!  $600 more goes into the '62 Scholarship now. Click pic to enlarge and see all the details.

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12-27-14:  Looks like '62 Tennis legend (check his Petrean blurb) Ron Gherardi has the distinction of being the youngest 70 year old!! Click pic for his birthday video.

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12-24-14:  "Halleluhah" chorus, from Handel's Messiah - Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Click pic.

 

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12-24-14:  Christmas card/update received by Jack Kelly from our '62 Scholar. Click pic to read Victor's message to us!

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12-19-14:  "Young" Vince McFadden is still younger than us! Click the pic for his birthday video.

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12-19-14:  REQUIESCAT IN PACE - Click the pic for Al's obituary and pic of him on our Freshman basketball team.

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12-18-14:  Bill hits his milestone birthday today!! Click the card to see his birthday greeting from us.

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12-14-14:  Tony Verdoni, "The Wine Professor" - TV celebrity/commentator and distinguished "Guest Member of '62" celebrates his 70-something birthday today!! Click pic to view his BD video.

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12-11-14:  A little video to help us remember a State Championship!! Click the pic and set to 720 HD, Full Screen and Full Volume.

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12-10-14:  Pics from the mini-reunion and State Championship victory at MetLife Stadium. Click the pic to view the album.

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12-8-14:  "Old Timers Day" at MetLife Stadium. Click the pic for a sneak peek at videos and pics that will appear here tomorrow. Set to 720 HD.

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12-8-14:  Best Prep Football Team Ever?? Click the pic, and decide.

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12-6-14:  What a team!! Lots of pics, videos and stories to follow. In the meantime click here for the video of Brandon's incredible 64 yard TD run.

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12-4-14:  Today "Young" Tom Moran now gets to enjoy all the privileges that come with being a distinguished member of the "70s Club". Click the pic to see his BD card.

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12-3-14:  "Ancient '62 Football Memories" - in advance of our Championship Game on Friday, here's the video story of our St. Joe's & Snyder games back in '61. Click the pic, and before viewing set to 1080 HD, Full Screen and Full Volume.

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12-3-14:  Guide to "The Game" - click the pic for all the details, including radio and TV coverage.

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12-2-14:  Steve Riordan has the distinction of being the first Classmate with a December birthday. Welcome to the ever expanding 70s Club Steve!! Click pic to see card.

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12-1-14:  "Football Monday" - Hope you can join us as Prep plays for the State Championship on Friday. Click pic for stories and details. More info to follow in the days ahead.

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11-29-14:  Dan Culleton joins the growing list of guys in "The 70s Club" today!!

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11-27-14: "Save the Date" - FRIDAY, DEC. 5th. Prep again plays Paramus Catholic for the State Championship at MetLife Stadium. Plans for attending are developing and will be detailed here in the next few days.

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11-27-14:  Here's a Thanksgiving memory from back in 1961. While the 20-0 loss was hard to swallow, that Thanksgiving dinner probably tasted pretty good. Click pic to enlarge & see the ticket prices.

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11-24-14:  "Football Monday" - We're in the State Champiohship Game!!  You've got to read all about the big semi-final win over Bergen Catholic. And Brandon Wimbush did WHAT?? Just click the pic, and be sure to view the incredible video of Brandon's record-setting throw.

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11-21-14:  Tony Orrico's BIG day today!! Click the pic to view our best wishes for Tony and his family.

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11-20-14:  Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum: habemus scolasticum magna cum laude.

We're proud to announce that Victor Chirichella, a gentleman and our '62 Scholar, has achieved academic honors as a Sophomore. CONGRATULATIONS Victor!! Click pic to enlarge.

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11-19-14:  A busy birthday month brings another of our distinguished Classmates into the "Golden 70s Club". Click the pic to hear our toast to Jake.

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11-19-14:  The good nuns from St. Paul's and St. Al's grammar schools help us celebrate the birthdays of Joe and Mel (11/22). Click the pic to hear them sing their Hallelujahs to 2 of the youngest guys in our Class.

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11-18-14:  Frank Cappadona - our BEST (albeit only) Second Trombone player in the Prep Band back then, reaches the 70 milestone today. Click pic for the musical tribute to him.

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11-17-14:  "Football Monday" - Prep dominates Seton Hall in the 1st round of the playoffs. Click pic for all the stories, and a preview of the next game.

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11-13-14:  Young Ed Kosnik finally gets to join most of us in the "Golden 70's Club" today!! Click the pic to view the card.

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11-11-14:  A reprise of our Salute to our '62 Troops - Click the picture to see the updated, expanded, and enhanced wide screen video honoring our guys. Best viewed in 1080 HD and Full Screen. (Let Boyle know if your name is missing).

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11-10-14:  "Football Monday" - Last game of the regular season, and another BIG win!! Click pic for all the stories.

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11-10-14:  Class of '62 Poet Laureate reaches the 70 milestone today!! Not sure if our birthday poem will meet his lofty standards. Click pic to view.

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11-3-14:  "Football Monday" - Spectacular win over North Bergen. Click pic for all the stories.

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10-31-14:  Our Texas Classmate a/k/a the "Lone Ranger" has always been packing a six-shooter, but now has added an iPhone 6+ to his arsenal. Click pic to enlarge.

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10-29-14:  Ancient Football Archives Video. Click the pic to view, but first set to 1080 HD, Full Screen & Full Volume. Also, you'll now be able to find past and future editions of these videos on the top left menu, "Football Memories". Just click there to see them all.

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10-27-14:  "Football Monday" - Team honors the Class of '62 with a 62 - 7 win over Union City HS. Click pic to read all about it.

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10-27-14:  Birthday wishes go out to our '55 buddy and Prep Legend, Ray Aumack. Click pic to see the video card, click here to see the Legend story.

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10-20-14:  "Football Monday" - Big win over Bayonne Bees. Click pic to read and see inspiring video interview with Minkah Fitzpatrick.

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10-19-14:  Our fearless Dallas classmate, Billy Joe Cleary, not afraid to sport his Giants hat in the Jerry Jones skybox yesterday. Click the pic to enlarge.

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10-13-14:  "Football Monday" - Prep honors our buddies in the Class of '63, and QB Brandon Wimbush commits to Notre Dame. Click pic to read all about it.

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10-6-14:  "Football Monday" - no game last week, but plenty of stories. And a Special Edition of "Memories" will appear here tomorrow.

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10-4-14:  Lots more faded memories come into focus in the upcoming edition of "Football Monday". Click pic to enlarge.

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10-3-14:  A guy who could have led Prep to a State Golf Championship celebrates a milestone birthday today. Click the pic to see his BD video, click here to enlarge the pic.

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9-29-14:  "Football Monday". Click the pic for all the details and of course our teammates' "Memories of '61 Football Camp".

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9-29-14:  '61 Football Camp Video!! Companion piece to this week's "Football Monday". Click the pic and set to 1080 HD and Full Screen.

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9-27-14:  Mini-reunion last Sunday at the Giants game, with a Texan in attendance in the Dempsey Skybox. Click pic for the album. Click here for the video

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9-26-14:  Bill Netchert's "Big Day", welcome to "The Club"!! Click the pic to see the BD video. Set to 1080 HD & Full Screen. From Barbara and all your '62 (& '61) buddies.

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9-24-14:  Look who's still standing after all these years!! Happy Birthday Dr. Tony!! Click the pic for his birthday video.

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9-23-14:  Al Booth finally joins the big 70 club!! Click the pic to see his video, here to enlarge.

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9-22-14:  "Football Monday" - another great win, and a big game coming up. Click pic to read all about it.

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9-20-14:  Fourth Annual '62 Golf Tournament under the palm trees in scenic Lakewood. Click the pic to see the photo album.

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9-19-14:  '62 Golf Tournament - teaser pic.  Lots more pics and videos to follow soon. Pictured: Denny Bozza & Kenny Rea with the Executive Director. Click pic to enlarge.

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9-17-14:  Bob Ringier, Winter Park, FL celebrity and Clark Gable look-a-like has a milestone birthday today!! Click the pic to enlarge, and click here for the birthday video.

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9-16-14:  A milestone birthday today reached by horseman extraordinaire Dr.Stan!! Click the pic to see the birthday greetings.

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9-15-14:  Cheers to our Alumni Chaplain, Fr. Tony Azzarto whose 70 something birthday is today. All of us send our best wishes to you today!!

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9-15-14:  "Football Monday". Click the pic to read all about the nationally televised win over Bergen Catholic. Pics, videos and interviews.

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9-13-14:  Happy Birthday "Lucky"!! We know you're in Cowiche, WA and Green Valley, AZ, but are hoping that you get back to NJ soon!! Click pic to enlarge.

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9-12-14:  Prep wins BIG on national TV last night & Prep QB Brandon Wimbush scores 158.3!! Click pic to learn about it. Full details and pics on Monday.

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9-8-14:  "SportsMonday" has evolved into "Football Monday" for the upcoming year. Click the pic to read all about the exciting and promising season ahead for us!

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9-3-14:  Early September "Birthday Boys" - Birthday Bash with Tipsy Rovers this Sunday night in Spring Lake. Click pic to enlarge. B'Day video here. (Set to 1080 HD & Full Screen).

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8-29-14:  "Save the Date"!! '62 Grammy Award Winners, the Tipsy Rovers, appearing at the Jersey Shore. Click the pic for details and see the video of their Grammy award winning performance.

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8-28-14:  Remember this from our "Third Annual '62 Golf Invitational". This year we're scheduled for Friday, September 19. Click the pic for this year's Details and Rules. Click here for the video of last year's participants.

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8/25/14:  Pardon the equipment manager's mix-up with the Jersey number. Our # 11 has reached that milestone BD today!! Click the pic to enlarge and click here to see the video. Today he gets to brag that he has #13 stats!

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8/21/14:  Young George ain't so young anymore! Today Dr. Dooris turns 70. Sadly, our milestone BD cards only go up to 60, but our George doesn't look 70 either. Click the pic to enlarge. Click here to view the card.

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8-19-14:  Joe McCarthy hits the big 70 today!! Click the pic to see the birthday message, click here to enlarge the pic.

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8-12-14:  Thank-You card sent to our renowned Class Chair from our successful '62 Scholar. Click the pic to enlarge and read Victor's message to us all.

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8-5-14:  BIG day for one of our basketball legends. Stu has turned 70 and still has some dazzling dance moves! Click the pic for the video. Click here to enlarge. (Stu's wife Jean is in pink, Bob's wife Nanno is in blue).

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7-31-14:  Batting Practice at Blue Claws Stadium. Commish Kocmalski's slightly younger brother and Commish Murphy's 12 year old grandson invited to participate. Click pic to enlarge. Click here for more pics, videos and stories to follow.

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7-27-14:  MTH - official Winner's Circle photo. Click pic to enlarge. Click here to see the video. Before viewing set to 1080 HD and view in Full Screen mode.

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7-23-14:  Big day for our Alumni Association President, "young" Bob Colacurcio, '73 and one of the distinguished "Guest Members" on our website. Click the pic to see the birthday video.

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7-19-14:  "Day at the Races" - Winner's Circle: Kelly, Zaborowski, Corrigan, Barbara C., Kirincich, Boyle. Click pic to enlarge, and here to see the photo album.

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7-18-14:  "Goff" is now a member in good standing of the "70 Club"!! Click the pic to enlarge. Click here for his birthday video.

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7-17-14:  Last year we sponsored the 5th Race. This year we'll be sponsoring the 10th Race. Fr. Joe will again be pulling the names from a racing helmet for those going to the Winner's Circle.

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7-14-14:  Monmouth Park - Day at the Races. We're doing it again on Saturday, July 19th. Hope you can join us! Click pic for last year's video. Boyle is riding #9. Click here for all the details, and here for the list of 2014 attendees. Let Gene know if you can make it.

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7-13-14:  Denny Bozza still going strong at 70!! Click the pic to see his dance routines.

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7-13-14:  Two more joining the "70 Club" today. Cheers to Roy Larsen from your '62 buddies. Click card for the video.

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7-12-14:  More and more of us are getting old! John joins the "70 Club" today too. Click the pic to enlarge. Click here for the video.

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7-12-14:  Ed Corrigan's "Best Man" catches up to Ed today! Rich Jacobs joins the growing ranks of the "70 Club". Click pic to see the birthday video.

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7-9-14:  Ed Corrigan's BIG day today, and he still fits in his letter sweater!! Click the pic to enlarge.

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7-2-14:  JC Red Wings and Comets dominated the baseball scene in '62. Click the pic to see the article from the Jersey Journal featuring the heroics of Parkes, Sack, O'Dea, Hawkes and Barrett. Discovered by a friend of Hawkes.

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6-21-14:  Another one of us reaches the big 70!! It's the guy in the front. (Jacobson, Logan, Searles, Carr, Tedeschi). Click here for more pics & story. 

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6-14-14:  Tony Del Tufo's BIG day! Click the pic to see the video card. Click here to enlarge the card.

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6-11-14:  Dr. Lou celebrates the BIG one today. Click the pic to see the official national media report.

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6-9-14:  "SportsMonday" - Spring Sports wrap-up. Spectacular results, thanks to great teamwork and coaching. Special pre-season Football news too. (Large file, takes a minute to download).

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6-6-14:  SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, July 19th. Arrangements will be pretty much the same as last year. More details to follow. Click here for pics of last year's event.

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6-5-14:  Blue Claws Video. Click the pic. Before playing - set to 1080 HD, Full Screen.....and crank up the volume!  Also, clips of attendees, click here. Set to 720 HD & Full Screen

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6-4-14:  Blue Claws Photo Album 2. Click the pic to view. Click first pic to enlarge.

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6-3-14:  Another big day in the life of our buddy John Kutney. Click the pic to see the card.

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6-1-14:  Blue Claws Baseball Game - the arrival of celebrities. Click the pic to open the photo album. Then click the first pic to enlarge. All photos courtesy of photog extraordinaire, Tom Tudisco. More pics and a couple of videos tomorrow. What a great day to be together again!!

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5-27-14:  The "Fab Five" Birthday Boys. Looking even better now than they did in '62! Click the pic to see the show. From left: Tony Mendolla; Pete Kocmalski; Danny Murphy; Walter Baile; Bob Zakhar.

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5-26-14:  "SportsMonday" - Big week coming with Championship runs continuing for Baseball, Tennis and Volleyball.

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5-26-14:  Kenny Rea"s Birthday!! One of those BIG ones! Click the pic to see the card.

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5-25-14:  Victor meets with us! Here's the group picture taken by Fr. Azzarto at our dinner meeting at the Light Horse Tavern. Click pic to enlarge. Story attached.

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5-24-14:  Another 1944 guy turns 70.  Joe Cocker may not have aged as well as we have, but he still does a great job on what could be one of our '62 theme songs - "We get by with a little help from our friends".  Click pic for video clip. (Adjust settings to 720 HD).

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5-23-14:  Sincere thanks to John Elliott for his efforts in finding information about the passing of Anton Mure, Don Orrick, Jim King, Eugene Chmielewski. Sadly they all died between the ages of 51 - 52. Their individual "Memorial" pages have been updated with the info John provided.

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5-20-14:  First meeting with our '62 Scholarship recipient last night at the Light Horse Tavern in JC. Group picture and story to follow.  Victor has also joined us as an honored "Guest Member" right here on our website.

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5-19-14:  "SportsMonday" - Volleyball Hudson County Champs!!  Baseball almost - now headed for the State finals.

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5-15-14:  Blue Claws Baseball Game Update - Commish Komalski has finalized details with Bob Ryan's son Mike for our June 1 afternoon game in Lakewood at the First Energy Stadium picnic area. We're thankful to Mike for his special attention to our needs. Click the pic for details and attendees.

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5-12-14:  "SportsMonday" - this week featuring Championships galore!!  And a special Prep Football Announcement!

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5-6-14:  Derby Results - "California Chrome" wins. Exacta 5-17. Dr. Stan has finalized the finances. $1,100 raised for the Scholarship, thanks to all participants/donors!! Click the pic for results.

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5-5-14:  "SportsMonday" - this week featuring videos of the 17 - 0 Volleyball Team. Headed for the State Championship!

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4-21-14:  Bill Slossar's Birthday!!  Bill, hope you're enjoying your big day!!  We'd all love to hear how you're doing! Click the pic to see the video birthday card.

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4-21-14:  "SportsMonday" - featuring 2 mystery Classmates in the Baseball section who were also classmates at OLV prior to Prep, and several additional Mt. Rushmore submissions.

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4-20-14:  Easter Tweet from Pope Francis. Click the pic for the Class of '62 Reply & video.

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4-14-14:  Mt. Rushmore - Baseball. Our Baseball Commish kicks off this new feature on our website. Click pic to enlarge. Send in your selections to Gene and they'll appear in the new top left menu selection. Click there to see the first several Classmate choices.

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4-14-14:  "SportsMonday" featuring Mt. Rushmore Baseball Lineups of our Baseball Commish and Classmates.

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4-13-14:  Tom T's Birthday!! We all know you're fast, now we're glad to see you've still got your "moves". Click the pic to see T's "moves".

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4-11-14:  "Save the Date" - Sunday afternoon, June 1 Baseball game mini-reunion at the Jersey Shore. Final details to follow shortly. It's also a chance to honor Bob Ryan's son Mike (who is a Blue Claws executive) and whose heroic rescue in Point Pleasant Beach was featured below. 

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4-7-14:  "SportsMonday" this week featuring videos of the opening game vs. Marist.

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4-7-14:  Introducing "The Stu McGregor Library": Volume 1 - Volume 2 - Volume 3 - Volume 4. (Each volume is very large and may take 2 minutes to download). Click the picture to enlarge.

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4-5-14:  Announcing - "The Stu McGregor Library" video. Click the pic. Before viewing adjust the settings to 1080 HD and Full Screen. Click here for pdf. (Could take 3-4 minutes to download.

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4-6-14:  CHECK YOUR NUMBERS!! March Madness Pool numbers are finalized. Click the pic to enlarge. Click here for all the details. Danny sends his thanks to each of the Donors!

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3-31-14:  "SportsMonday" kicks off the Prep baseball season with an in-depth look at the '14 team, along with some memories of older personalities in the game.

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3-31-14:  Birthday wishes on your BIG one! For Army veteran Dr. Ron Palmieri. Click the pic for the video.

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3-28-14:  Duff McGee's birthday today!!  Best wishes on your big day from all of us!!

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3-25-14:  Bill Dluzniewski's birthday today!  But it's not the big one. He's one of the "youngsters" born in '45. Click pic for video.

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3-24-14:  "SportsMonday" - Inaugural Edition of Spring Sports. Click the pic for the stories.

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3-23-14:  Heroic lifesaving rescue by Bob Ryan's son, First Lieutenant Mike Ryan!! Point Pleasant Beach fire. Click the pic for the ABC TV news interview with Mike. Compelling front page newspaper account here.

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3-22-14:  Save the Date - 4/22 - The Pope has issued a call to "be among the people". In that spirit Prep's Spirituality Committee will host an evening to recognize Alumni Teachers, Coaches and Administrators.   Click the pic for details.  

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3-19-14:  Happy Birthday to a '62 "Senior Statesman", Jim Stokes. Click pic to enlarge. Click here for video.

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3-18-14:  Happy Birthday to another one of those "young" 1945 guys! Click to enlarge.

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3-17-14:  Special St. Patrick's Day Edition of "SportsMonday" - featuring the Tipsy Rovers and Jack Kelly. Click the pic for the stories, pictures and videos. (Set to 720 HD and Full Screen).

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3-17-14:  Jack Kelly's Birthday!! Celebrating with some of his buddies at McSorley's. Click to enlarge.

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3-14-14:  Special Edition of "SportsMonday" now featuring videos of the sensational win over Don Bosco.

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3-14-14:  Two more "Shots Heard 'Round the Prep" - this time by Senior, Austin White.  Click the pic for the video, and set to 720 HD and Full Screen.

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3-13-14:  Friends of '62!  Shamar Waterman, Sophomore guard, and his Mom recognized us from all the games we've attended this season.

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3-13-14:  Championship mini-reunion - Scura, Micucci & Curley at The RAC with their photographer.

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3-13-14:  Delayed issue of "SportsMonday".  Featuring the dramatic win over Bergen Catholic.

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3-11-14:  "The Shot Heard 'Round the Prep", by Veer Singh. Click the pic for the video. The last 3 seconds, stretched into 1 minute 53 seconds.

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3-11-14:  Save the Date - Sunday, 3/16.  Tipsy Rovers at the Riverside Inn. Click pic for all details. (Ringo will not be performing).

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3-11-14:  Daring Dallas dancer Billy Joe knows how to celebrate his birthday in style.  Click the pic to see his routines.

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3-10-14:  PREP WINS A THRILLING LAST SECOND VICTORY OVER BERGEN CATHOLIC, 63 - 62.  More to come tomorrow.

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3-10-14:  "SportsMonday" will be published tomorrow so that we can provide in-depth coverage of tonight's semi-final game vs. Bergen Catholic.

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3-9-14:  Prep plays in the State Semi-Final vs. Bergen Catholic Monday night at BC. Contact Gene if you can make it. Picture of the State Champs?

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3-9-14:  Happy Birthday Neil, the "youngster" in our Class! Old man Polo was born in '46! Click the pic to see Neil's video. (May take a few moments to load).

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3-7-14:  Here's one for the Jersey City guys.  Set to 1080 HD and Full Screen.

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3-7-14:  Mini-reunion in Florida - Micucci and Jack Raslowsky. Click the pic for the story.

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3-6-14:  Jukebox songs from the 50's and 60's. Most are live video performances. Just click the pic and choose your songs. Link provided by Jack Kelly.

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3-4-14:  Basketball State Quarter-Final - this Friday at Prep at 7:00 pm.  Mini-reunion forming, contact Gene for details.

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2-24-14:  Special "Prep Hot Stove" edition of "SportsMonday" this week, featuring our Wheaties Champion!!

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2-21-14:  First Wheaties Champion for the Class of '62!!

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2/20/14:  Tipsy Rovers win a Grammy!!  The '62 Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has awarded Banjo Bob Doherty and Vince McFadden, '63 it's highest award.  Click the pic to see the video award, and set to 1080 HD and Full Screen.

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2-17-14:  "SportsMonday" - this week featuring "Hot Stove Prep Baseball" on pages 16 - 19, with clippings and recollections received from Joe Parkes. There will be more each week thru the Prep baseball season.

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2-15-14:  St. John's Bible - only 300 copies in the world. Vatican has one, and SPU has one. It's coming to Prep on Wednesday, 2/19. Presentation and refreshments at 6:00 pm. All welcome.  Click pic for details and videos.

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2-14-14:  Happy Birthday, Tom Cosgrove!! Click the pic for Tom's birthday video.

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2-12-14:  Requiescat in Pace - Mr. William Pickett.  Click his picture for the full obituary.

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2-10-14:  "SportsMonday" this week is dedicated to exclusive '62 memories of Prep Basketball and Football.  Send in your comments and we'll add them next week.

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2-5-14:  Mini-Reunion at the Roselle Catholic game Sunday, 2/9 at 7:30.  Pre-game dinner at the Kilkenny House in Cranford. Contact Gene for details. Good record, but the team doesn't look very strong.

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2/3/14:  "Sports Monday" - featuring Prep's historic Hockey game at Yankee Stadium, and the mini-reunion at the Basketball game vs. Bayonne.

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1-30-14:  Our "Super Bowl Speculation for Scholarship" provides another $500 towards our final target!! Click pic for an enlargement.

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1-28-14:  Mini-Reunion - Basketball at Prep as the team improved to 13 - 2 on the season with a 93 - 64 win over the Bayonne Bees. Click the pic for the photo album. 2 videos to follow.

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1-27-14:  2013 - The Year in Review for the Class of '62 - Part II. Click the pic, before viewing adjust "Settings" to 1080 HD and view in "Full Screen".

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1-25-14:  Super Bowl XLVIII - Announcing the '62 "Sports Speculation for Scholarship" opportunity.  Some might refer to it as a "betting pool". Click the pic for all the details.

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1-20-14: "SportsMonday" - Prep wins State Championship in the 4x800 meter relay, and "McGregor Puts St. Peter's in Orbit".

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1-17-14:  Sneak Peak - at an exciting element of "2013 - The Year in Review for the Class of '62 - Part II". Click the pic for more info sent to us from our '62 Scholar.


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1-15-14:  Our "Year in Review", Part 1. Click the pic to see the video. Adjust setting to 1080 HD and view in "Full Screen" mode.

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1-13-14:  "SportsMonday" - Austin White scores his 1,000th point!!  And Mendolla scores 2, read all about it!

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1-11-14:  At the suggestion of Kelly and Parkes, a Basketball mini-reunion is forming.  At Prep Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7:00 pm vs. Bayonne. Burgers and beverages at the Light Horse Tavern prior to the game.  More details to follow.

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1-6-14: "SportsMonday" featuring big news about the Hockey Team playing at Yankee Stadium!!  And a Football post-season special section.

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1-4-14:  First Mini-Reunion of the year.  Six of us gathered for a pre-game dinner. Click pic for more photos. (Click 1st pic, then click it again to enlarge).

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1-2-14:  Mini-Reunion forming. Prep Basketball game this Saturday at Kean University at 8:30 pm.  Meeting at Suspenders Pub before the game. Contact Gene for details.

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1-1-14:  New Year's Tweet from Pope Francis to the World, and the Class of '62 reply Tweet to our first Jesuit Pope. Click to enlarge.

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12-30-13:  Special Basketball Tournament featured this week. (Including great memories from 1958). Other teams idle.

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12-29-13:  Prep wins Jesuit Christmas Tournament at Georgetown Prep today!!           Full story in "SportsMonday" tomorrow.

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12-28-13:  '62 Hockey Team reunites and shows off its Holiday dance moves. Click the pic to see video of them performing the "Macareindeer".

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12-25-13:  "SportsMonday" - Christmas Edition. Next week older editions will be archived in the new "SportsMonday" page on the top menu.

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12-20-13:  Info from Bob Zakhar - "Vote in the 4th Annual NJ 101.5 Christmas Choir Contest [AUDIO]".  It's Prep's Choral Group, VOX.  Click the pic to vote!!  And click the arrow to hear.

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12-16-13:  "SportsMonday" - today featuring all 7 Winter Sports at Prep.  Click the pic to read all the articles.

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12-15-13:  Jon Hilliman's stats.  Click the pic for his recruiting videos.

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12-14-13: Prep RB Jon Hilliman just decommitted from Rutgers, and commits to Boston College. We're following him on Twitter, and he's made us one of his "Favorites".

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12-10-13:  '62 indoor "Tailgate" at Steve's Sizzling Steaks before "The Game".  Wallace; Palmieri; Zaborowski; Tonzola; "Rudolph"; Troy '61; Murphy.

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12-9-13:  "SportsMonday" - Special Football Edition.  Click the pic to read all about the State Championship Game and our '62 Football Athlete of the Year.

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12-7-13:  Jersey Journal Headline. Read all about it on 12/9 in "SportsMonday" right here.

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12-6-13:  Looks like a beautiful day at MetLife Stadium.  Click the pic for pre-game analysis by John Kelly Jr. '04 of Marauder Radio.  Click here to listen to the game live tonight at 7:30 pm.

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12-5-13:  Prep Super Bowl Match-Ups - Click the pic for the current rankings and stats. Also see if you spot the NY Giant in the middle of the picture.

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12-4-13: Football State Championship Game - Click our '62 Banner for additional info.

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12-2-13:  Introducing - "The Prep '62 Times - Sports Monday" - Another '62 first.  We're putting together our own online newspaper and we're beginning with a section called "Sports Monday" which will highlight current Prep sports teams.

It's a work-in-progress & in its formative stage right now and showcases just Basketball this week. In succeeding weeks the other 6 Winter sports will be featured also.

In the meantime send your thoughts and suggestions for enhancing the project to Gene. Click the pic to see the first draft.

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11-29-13:  PREP SUPER BOWL!!  Dec. 6 Prep plays Paramus Catholic at MetLife Stadium for the State Championship. Click the pic for the latest info and plans.

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11-28-13:  Thanksgiving Glory Days - On June 5, 1929, Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague announced his plans to construct a 50,000-seat municipal stadium in Jersey City.  Click the pic for the story.

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11-26-13:  For Our Veterans - "Challenger" has now been officially adopted by the Class of '62 to honor each one of our guys who served our Country. Click his pic to see the confirmation letter.

Click here for more info on our "Challenger". Click here to see an inspiring video of him in action!

(Additional Classmates being added to our Tribute video: Army - Captain Ed Corrigan; Tom Moran; Ken Heeney; Steve Hendzak) 

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11-25-13:  Birthday celebration for Joe and Mel at the New York Athletic Club, hosted by Bob. Click pic for more.

(Then click first pic to open album; click again to enlarge; click again for full screen slideshow)

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11-23-13:  Prep Football in State Championship Game - Friday, Dec 6 at MetLife Stadium!! Click for details. Mini-reunion forming, let us know if you can be with us at "The Game"!

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11-20-13:  "Sounds of NJ" - a musical tribute submitted by Tom Moran, and produced by the NJ Motion Picture and TV Commission.  Not sure if Tom is the Commission Chairman.

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11-19-1944:  The Birth of a Prep "Legend" - Joe Parkes, S.J.  Study shows that our happiest years are 23 & 69.  This is our year!!  Click pic for full story, and send Joe a birthday wish. 

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11-6-13:  Mini-reunion - Parkes and Boyle just outside Joe's office at Cristo Rey in NYC. Click the picture for a Wall St. Journal article about the "energetic Jesuit".

 

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10-30-13:  Rich Moriarty - REQUIESCAT IN PACE.  Click Rich's picture to read his obituary. He's also now listed on our "In Memory" page.

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10-23-13  * Updated Announcement *

'62 Class Gift Contributions:

Our goal is $175,000 for a full scholarship. Today Jack Kelly informs us that pledges to Prep over 5 years and cash amounts to $126,741. Current cash-in amounts to $51,129 (approx.)Thus far 57 Classmates and 3 friends of '62 have contributed.

To make a donation or pledge, see the '62 Class Gift page located on the top menu.  

Additional donations to our "Collection Basket" will be added here as we are notified by the Prep. Click the picture below to see the list of Contributors.

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10-17-13:  '62 welcomes Mike Wieners, '04 - Our new "Alumni Director".  You can read all about the appointment by clicking the picture.

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10-17-13:  Please say a prayer for Prep Legend, and one of our honored "Guest Members", Ray Aumack, '55.  Ray will be going into the hospital tomorrow to receive a pacemaker.  '62 wishes you a speedy recovery Ray!!

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10-13-13:  Prep Hall of Fame dinner, honoring one of our buddies Frank Koch, '61.  Click the pic to read the program.

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10-9-13:  Prep athlete of the week:  Vote early and often!  Click here to vote.  Click the picture to read the full story.

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10-3-13:  The best route to a Rhodes Scholarship is to begin with a Class of '62 Scholarship!!                       Currently the '62 Scholarship Committee is reviewing 3 candidates from the Class of '17, one of whom will become our very first '62 Scholar!! More details to follow soon.

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9-26-13: Fascinating and informative interview with Fr. Boller by Ray Aumack, '55 (one of our "Guest Members").  Just click the picture to read the entire interview.

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9-9-13:  Commissioner Murphy appoints BZ as Executive Director, '62 Golf Commission.  Click the scroll to see the swearing in ceremony.

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9-5-13:  The "Rookie(s) of the Year Award(s)??? Click on the picture of the Certificate to see the video announcing who was left out.

  

9-4-13:  The Tony Mendolla "2 Awards" Video - Click the pic to see Tony holding both of these prestigious awards.

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9-4-13:  Update and improvement to the Look-a-Like pages.  Dr. Tony has now transformed into Governor Tony! 

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9-3-13:  '62 Golf Invitational "Hole Sponsors" - Our sincere thanks to each for their generosity!! Just click the pic to see each of the individual pages we have dedicated to them. (It's a very large file, please allow a minute or more for all the pages to load).

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9-2-13:  The BZ Challenge Video.  Countdown from 3rd place, to 2nd place, to the WINNER. Click the WINNER'S pic to see the entire video filmed in a secure but dimly lit bunker below the Tiki Bar.

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9-1-13:  '62 Invitational Pics - Click the pic. Then click 1st pic to open; click it again to enlarge; click again for full screen slideshow mode.

9-1-13:  Hole Sponsors - The Updated Final List. Click the pic to enlarge.  100% of sponsorship $$ goes to the Scholarship in Sponsor's name.

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8-20-13:  Lakewood Blue Claws game, featuring Pete Kocmalski and Danny Murphy, with Boyle as photographer.  Claws won with Roy Halladay pitching as he rehabs.  Click pic for one more pic.


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8-20-13:  Friend of '62, and Prep HOF and Legend Gerry Bellotti at his C.C. with son Greg, '88 and Mike Forrester, '83.  Somehow Boyle got invited to play in the foursome and snapped this pic.

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8-17-13:  Mini-Reunion at "The Mill" in Spring Lake -  Mel Logan; Distinguished NY Professor George Searles; Frank Tedeschi.  Click pic for more.

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8-6-13:  3rd Annual Golf Invitational on August 28th.  Introducing the "Returning Players", "The Rookies" and the "Bar Flies" & "Chow Hounds".  Click the picture to see the video introduction.

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7-27-13:  We now have a "Golf Commissioner" ..... and a "Chief of '62 Security!!  Our first Father - Son Team!!  Click Danny's picture to see the video "Announcement".

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7-24-13:  Recently uncovered - which Classmate was the Commander of this ship??  (Special thanks to Pete K.)  Click on the ship to see the Commander being welcomed aboard.


 

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7-22-13:  "Billy Joe" - Post-Race Predictions, Tips, and More.  Click the studio shot for all the info.

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7-18-13:  "MTH Winner's Circle" - the movie. Click the picture and play it in High Definition and Full Screen.

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7-14-13:  Photo Album from our "Day at the Races".  Just click BZ's autographed Program.

Click the 1st picture

When it opens, click again to enlarge

Click again for a vivid Full Screen slideshow

(Winner's Circle videos coming tomorrow)

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7-13-13:  The Winner's Circle at MTH.  After donating $10, each attendee's name was placed in a hat and Fr. Joe picked those going to the Winner's Circle.

Lots of pics and even some videos to follow

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7-11-13:  Class of '62 will be the sponsor of Race #5 on Saturday.  Click the picture to see the entire 10 race Program.  Send us your bets if you can't be with us!!

7-8-13:  Message and video to our Out-of-State Classmates and those who can't make it to our "Day at the Races".  

Here's hoping that the "Day" brings lots of $$ to the '62 Scholarship.  Click the picture below to see the video.

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6-20-13:  **UPDATE**  "Day at the Races" - Hope you'll join us - Saturday, July 13th - all the details are now on the Page shown on the top of the left menu.  You can register for the event right on that Page.

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6-17-13:  "Boyle's Bodyguards" at the dinner following the Tournament - RG, '89 & DG, '90. Captains of their respective Prep football and wrestling teams, and sons of a legendary Prep football Hall of Famer.  (Click the picture to see who they are).

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6-15-13:  New additions to the Celebrity Look-a-Like roster:

Mike Meloney - page 35

Lou Cuccaro - page 12

Steve Riordan - page 48

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6-8-13:  Introducing Billy Joe Cleary's 3rd blockbuster epic movie in his trilogy.  Approved for most audiences.  

You'll be spellbound by Billy Joe's compelling interview with a future U.S. President on the grounds of the White House.  It focuses on how critically important the Prep Class of '62 Scholarship will be to the nation.

 Click on the White House to see this uncut, politically incorrect video

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Every Class needs its own Racing Commissioner/Czar.......and here's ours:

Click on the picture above to see the video of the "Announcement".  Be sure to see it in High Definition and Full Screen modes.

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Click on the picture to see our Monmouth Park promo video, also in HD

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6-4-13:  The Petrean Goes Digital.  Now you can view not only the '62 Petrean, but also each one of them going back to 1922.  

Click our Petrean below to view all of its 248 pages.  The entire Petrean Archive is now located as a permanent link on our left-hand menu.

Once you're in the yearbook, click on the icon that looks like this to scroll quickly thru the pages:      

  

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6/3/13:  Class of '62 extends a gracious welcome to the Class of '55, and two of our new "Guests" represented by Prep Legend, Ray Aumack and (future Prep Legend?), Joe Haviland.

Ray is the '55 Class Chair and member of the Prep Spirituality Committee.  He and Joe (the Class tech guru) are intrigued with our website, and so we have invited them to peruse all the events and ideas we've been putting together.

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5-27-13:  '62 "Look-a-Likes" - Introducing a new Class of '62 initiative - and another Prep "first" - that we hope you will find entertaining.  

Just click on the new Page at the top of the menu on the left to see the entire list.

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5-16-13:  "The Game" & "A Very Special Trophy Presentation" - Duff McGee; Rich Gronda ('59); Tom Tudisco; Pat Scura; Nick Micucci; Bob Zakhar (not pictured Jack Kelly, and the photographer).  

A combination celebration of one historic flag football game at St. Peter's' College - and a Class of '62 trophy presentation to Bob Zakhar as our first Hall of Fame inductee.

(Click the picture to see the whole photo album)

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Fr. Joe Brings Peace to Northern Ireland!  Well not exactly, but a fabulous story about Joe in The Irish News from last week.

Here's the link to the full story:

http://bit.ly/103M0Xe

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

The votes have been tabulated and we now have our first Class of '62 Hall of Famer.       It's # 64!!!:

Here's the link to his video "Announcement":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd7S3tEaH_o

Billy Joe Cleary:  Movie-Maker Extraordinaire

Our Dallas based classmate has turned his talents into creating a captivating, truly Oscar-worthy recruitment video "Class of '62 - The Roundup" that we’ll be using to bring back our current MIAs into the ’62 fold. 

Recollection is that Billy Joe (formerly, Joe from JC) was the founder of Prep’s video animation studio back in ’62.

http://bit.ly/ZLPPRp

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And now introducing Billy Joe's unexpected, but mezmerizing sequel, intriguingly and seductively titled "Late Night with Regis and Billy Joe".

http://bit.ly/14odjfG

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