Xaverian, Diocese Confront Teen Vaping Crisis

The danger of vaping is real. According to a Sept. 19 weekly report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of people with a deadly vaping-related lung disease rose to 530 from 380 the week before (38 states and one U.S. territory report numbers). Officials have said half of those patients are under 25 years old and 16 percent are younger than 18. Nine deaths have been reported.

Ragamuffins on Parade

When Father James McKenna of Our Lady of Angels parish, Bay Ridge, began the Ragamuffin Parade in 1966, as an alternative to door-to-door Trick or Treatin’, little could he have imagined what it would turn into 51 years later.

Local Parades Honoring St. Patrick

Celebrating the feast of St. Patrick is easy in Brooklyn and Queens, where at least four annual parades are held in his honor.

Fontbonne Hall Academy

Today, Fontbonne Hall Academy in Bay Ridge offers a college preparatory education that ensures that its graduates are more confident and more qualified than ever.

Tom Burns to Coach Xaverian’s Varsity

Just a month after longtime Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, varsity basketball coach Jack Alesi announced his retirement, the school has named a successor.

Xaverian Goes Gold For Frankie

On Sept. 16, students from both Xaverian’s middle school program, Genesis, and high school in Bay Ridge joined forces to Go Gold to raise awareness of pediatric cancer. The Go Gold effort has been spearheaded by Camille Orichio-Loccisano, who lost her son, Frankie, a member of Xaverian’s class of 2008, to pediatric cancer in 2007. […]

Tablet TALK: Lithuanian Dignitary Visits Williamsburg

This week’s Tablet TALK features a visiting Lithuanian dignitary in Williamsburg, a new postulant from Hollis, a health fair in Fresh Meadows, details about 9-11 tributes in Brooklyn and much, much more.

Before the New Year Starts

Before welcoming the 2015-2016 school year, here is a couple of stories you might have missed from last year with this final tribute to the 2014-2015 school year in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens.