The Polar Vortex is Real – and it can Lead to Tasty Things…

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The Eastern U.S. has been in the deep freeze for the last several days.  Temperatures have been well below freezing and wind chill temps of -20 to -30 or more (Fahrenheit) have been reported in the region.

On Monday, Feb. 15th, employees working at Catuogno Court Reporting showed their mettle.  Following the communication to tenants in the 25-story building that lunch would be free to anyone willing to order from the eatery and to sit outside, 8 intrepid employees joined together to brave the extraordinary chill – knowing that the food was worth it.

The free food was provided by a local restaurant chain known as “The Hot Table” which has been garnering fans throughout the  region for their excellent panini style breakfast and lunch sandwiches.  The outside seating provided snowflakes and more during the lunch hour, but there were no reports of unhappy customers from Catuogno’s diners.

While most of the employees in their office tower were enjoying a day off, comfortably celebrating the President’s Day holiday in their heated homes, the 6 ladies and two men enjoyed a few testing minutes of bitter cold that reflects the 50 year tradition of the company’s founder, Ray Catuogno, a U.S. Navy Veteran.  “Even if it’s a tough job, this is the road we’re on.  Just get’er done.”

The local news media (22 News, covered the event on video.  The staff at CCRST salutes the stalwarts (including the news crew and a few others from the office tower) who participated!

Breast Cancer Awareness Means Real Men (& Women) Wear Pink!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Catuogno & StenTel employees showed their support in a number of ways throughout the month.  On Tuesday October 26th, many of the staff and managers sported pink in all its glorious hues and variations – on ribbons, ties, shirts, sweaters, scarves, even a couple of Hawaiian leis!  This show of color and group mindfulness clearly made an impact on all who participated, and also those who did not (some of us forgot)!

Throughout the day we were subtly reminded of the message of the campaign: awareness, prevention, better outcomes and ultimately, a cure for breast cancer.  As usual, our thanks to Sandy Knowlton for organizing this activity.

We’d like to note that Ray Catuogno and Dean Whalen also wore pink, but missed the taking of the picture – too bad! – Dean was dazzling in his pink-0n-pink shirt and tie combo!

Pink for a cure!

Catuogno & StenTel rallies to provide socks for the homeless

Catuogno Reporting & StenTel held their monthly fundraiser in July to support Mercy Medical System’s drive to provide new socks for the homeless population in Western Massachusetts. The result was a large pile of comfortable new socks delivered to Mercy Medical Center in early August. It was a great showing of support by the employees and management of the company.  The monthly fundraiser was organized by Catuogno & StenTel’s Human Resources Manager, Sandy Knowlton.

Peter Newland (center) of StenTel’s Medical Division delivered the socks to the happy recipients at Mercy.  They are Sean Fallon, Community Benefit Manager and Doreen Fadus, Executive Director of Community Benefit and Health, both of Mercy Medical Center.

Socks photo

Socks, socks and more socks!

37 Years Later, still supporting our friends at MATA’s Annual Meeting

Dean at MATA 2015

Dean at MATA 2015


CEO of Catuogno Court Reporting, Ray Catuogno Sr. attended his 37th consecutive annual meeting of the Mass Academy of Trial Attorneys at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel on May 12th. Ray first attended this event in 1978. As a “Keepers of Justice” Silver level sponsor for 2015, the company once again supported the event and provided a vendor presence for attorneys during breaks from the annual educational presentations. Ray was pleased to contribute four Boston Red Sox tickets and a large bottle of red wine to the annual raffle – items that have become a regular feature of this event over the years.

Also attending the event was Dean M. Whalen, Esq., in-house counsel for Catuogno & its sister company StenTel Transcription. Congratulations to the organizers at MATA for conducting another fine event for its members and for allowing vendors to interact during the educational event.

Now that’s a Holiday Tree!

Catuogno Court Reporting employees and owner Ray Catuogno, Sr. were pleased to donate their time and artistic effort to the Melha Shriners “Fez’tival of Trees” once again this year, the fourth year this event has been held.  Catuogno has been represented every year since the inception of the event.

Invitation & Notice

56 trees were prepared and donated to the event in support of the Shriners’ fraternal organization, which provides free medical care for children in communities across the United States.  The “Fez’tival” runs between November 28th and December 7th.  Local television crews from ABC 40 covered the event, featuring a photo of the Catuogno tree!  You can catch the news clip by visiting the ABC 40 web site here.

The Catuogno Tree!

The Catuogno Tree! A Frosty inspiration, no doubt! (Click to enlarge)

Jam4Springfield Pays It Forward

Catuogno Court Reporting was proud to sponsor the Jam4Springfield concert that took place at the beginning of this month. We were also thrilled to be in attendance this morning when the concert’s coordinator, member of local rock legend FAT, and member our own sales team, Peter Newland, presented a check to the Springfield Open Pantry to help feed the hungry of the Springfield area.

Peter has worked endless hours over the past few months to put together the memorable and successful Jam4Springfield event. All of his hard work paid off as the event raised $10,000 for the Open Pantry. Peter presented the money this morning at the Basketball Hall of Fame during the annual Mayflower Marathon put on by Bax & O’Brien of Rock102 (as of this writing they have raised over $100,000 worth of food and donations!) Check out the pictures below of Peter at the event this morning.

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Catuogno Court Reporting & StenTel Transcription!



Catuogno Court Reporting & StenTel Attend the 2012 ALA Conference

Catuogno Court Reporting and StenTel’s head of the Legal Divison, Dean Whalen, attended the 2012 Association of Legal Administrators conference at MGM Grand at Foxwoods. The ALA was founded in 1971 to provide support to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies.

Dean Whalen at the CCR & StenTel Booth at the 2012 ALA Show


 Dean said, “The 2012 ALA conference was a great show. We had an opportunity to meet and interact with Legal Administrators in the surrounding areas and show them how StenTel’s legal services can greatly help their practices. We also were able to meet with existing customers and get great feedback. A great time was had by all in a beautiful setting of the MGM Grand.  Also, I came away a 50 dollar winner at the Casino!”


Dean Whalen and Shawn Connors of Murphy Hesse Toomey & Lehane, LLP of Quincy, MA. Shawn was the winner of our raffle for the 5 liter bottle of wine!

Dean Whalen and Shawn Connors of Murphy Hesse Toomey & Lehane, LLP of Quincy, MA. Shawn was the winner of our raffle for the 5 liter bottle of wine!


Dean Whalen with Catherine Knaus of Houd & Loudorf Law Offices


Dean Whalen and Gail Faherty, Administrator for Hammond Law Office and Communications Director of the ALA Region 1


For more information on the Association of Legal Administrators visit their website.

Support A Great Cause with Jam 4 Springfield!

Catuogno Court Reporting is proud to announce that we will be sponsoring a great cause through the Jam 4 Springfield 2012 concert. Coming up on November 3, there will be a fantastic benefit concert to raise funds for the Open Pantry’s Emergency Food Pantry. The show will feature local rock legends FAT (including our very own Peter Newland of our sales team!), The James Montgomery Band and The Spampinato  Brothers  (of NRBQ). The show is going to benefit the Pantry in conjunction with the annual Bax & O’Brien’s Rock 102 Mayflower Marathon which filled three 48 foot trailers with food and raised over $80,000 last year.

The Open Pantry Emergency Food Pantry has provided  critical services for the hungry, homeless, and disadvantaged in the Springfield, MA area since 1975. Last January, The Open Pantry was forced to temporarily shut their doors when they ran out of food and could no longer supply Springfield’s hungry families with meals. With an expected 20% increase in people seeking food assistance this year, we want to make sure that they don’t have to shut their doors again.

The Jam 4 Springfield event is scheduled to take place at the famed Paramount Theater on Main Street in Springfield at 7pm on Saturday, November 3. Don’t miss what is sure to be a great event to support a fantastic cause and help our friends and neighbors right here in the Springfield area. You can purchase tickets online at the Jam 4 Springfield website or call 1-877-725-8849. If you purchase advance tickets the Springfield Parking Authority (SPA) is providing free parking at the Taylor Street and Columbus Center Garages. We expect the event to sell out quickly so show your support and purchase your tickets today!

Check out this video of a 2010 performance by FAT!