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John Provetto

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Congratulations to program leader

John Provetto, who was the director of operations for a the COP SHOT program, a citizen’s organization that provides an automatic $10,000 cash reward for information on suspects who shoot or shoot at members of the NYPD, will now step into the role of chairman.

Provetto has been Cop Shot’s director of Operations since the program was established 32 years ago.

COP SHOT, founded by departing chairman Edward Arrigoni in 1984, is an acronym for Citizens Outraged at Police Being Shot, and is the only standing reward of its kind for the NYPD.

Provetto has worked directly with the offices of the NYC Police Commissioner, Chief of Detectives, Crime Stoppers Unit, and Deputy Commissioner for Public Information. Provetto hails from Country Club, and also removes graffiti as a public service.

Sisters celebrate anniversaries

Several members of the Maryknoll Sisters, a Catholic religious order, who are either from the Bronx or who have worked here celebrated major anniversaries as sisters recently.

Celebrating 70 years as Catholic sisters in the order were Sister Rosemary Kane, who worked in the Bronx, and Sister Cecilia Vandal who taught here.

Commemorating 60 years was Sister Mary T. Connell, who graduated from St. Brendan’s School. Currently on the Mission Institute staff at Maryknoll, she served in socio-economic development in Korea and administration of Maryknoll Nursing Home, Maryknoll, NY.

Also marking 60 years in the order was Sister Isabel Rabbon, a former teacher at St. Anthony’s School in Soundview.

Having her 50th anniversary jubilee was Sister Regina Pellicore, who taught at St. Joseph School in Tremont.

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