Ferentino named to council
HARRISBURG — Att. Jarrett J. Ferentino, Esq., was selected and named by Lt. Gov. Michael Stack to the Chairman’s Advisory Council of the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons. Ferentino is a principal in the law firm of Pugliese, Finnegan, Shaffer & Ferentino, LLC in Kingston.
Ferentino received his Juris Doctorate from the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle. He is an honors graduate of Kings College’s McGowan School of Business. He is a graduate of Seton Catholic High School in Pittston.
The Pennsylvania Board of Pardons fulfills the task of examining all clemency applications for potential recommendation in Pennsylvania. As a member of the newly created Chairman’s Advisory Council, Ferentino will be involved in advising Stack on the many crucial aspects of the criminal justice system that candidates face throughout the pardons process.
Ferentino serves as a federal and state trial lawyer, handling many different types of matters representing individuals, corporate, and government clients. He serves as the solicitor to the Wyoming Area School District and Borough of Wyoming.
Ferentino is married to Dr. Nicole J. Ferentino. They have two children: Dominick, 9, and Victoria, 4.
Laflin resident earns doctorate
MEDFORD, Mass. — Raphael Anthony Del Giorno, DMD, Laflin, recently received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Tufts University in Boston.
He is a graduate of Wyoming Area High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He is the son of Anthony and Beverly Del Giorno, West Pittston.
Del Giorno is currently practicing dentistry in Mountain Top with his brother-in-law, Thomas J. Biscotti, DMD.
Kabacinski graduates from BC
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Christopher Kabacinski, son of André and Mary Ann Kabacinski of Duryea, was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in medical humanities at the 140th commencement of Boston College on May 23.
Kabacinski is a 2012 graduate of Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre. He graduated summa cum laude and earned the distinction of being inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He will be working as a program coordinator for the Harvard Catalyst and the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and Harvard.
Residents perform research
WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes University students Matt Yatison, Pittston; Evan Rider, West Pittston and Nicole Cumbo, West Wyoming, are participating in research projects this summer in the biology, environmental engineering and earth sciences, and geology departments.
All three students are biology majors.
A girl was born to Melissa Washney and David Makarewicz, Pittston, on July 3.
A boy was born to Christina Singleton and Francois Simmelkjaer, Pittston, on July 6.
Happy Birthday wishes
Rosemarie Butera of Jenkins Township celebrated her 85th birthday on Aug. 3.