Hibernians Honor 9/11 Hero, Name New Division in Breezy

Fire Lieutenant Kevin C. Dowdell died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. He was one of 18 Ancient Order of Hibernians members from New York and New Jersey who lost their lives that tragic day.

Elmhurst Parish Shows Off New Look on Parish Feast

As St. Bartholomew Church celebrated its parish feast day, the Elmhurst parish was also proud of its new looks – showing off the completion of its $3 million renovation as Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio celebrated Mass and blessed the church Aug. 24.

Fun Day in Astoria Gets Families Ready for School

 Parents and children were able to get a jump on back-to-school shopping and information on new health plans at Catholic Charites’ 10th annual Kids Fun Day block party at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Astoria.

Fallen Heroes of Waldbaum’s Fire Remembered 40 Years Later

On Aug. 2, 1978 the Waldbaum’s supermarket on Avenue Y and Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn succumbed to the flames of a raging fire. Nearly 20 firefighters were on the roof of the supermarket when it gave way, dropping 12 members into the flames.

At Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Feast Honors St. Paulinus

Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish kicked off the 131st Giglio Feast in Williamsburg. Thousands came out for the first Sunday of the feast that runs July 5-16. To honor St. Paulinus, the 80-foot tall Giglio structure that weighs four tons is “danced” through the streets.