Cristo Rey’s Backers Lauded at 10th Anniversary Gala

A Catholic high school in East Flatbush that serves students from low-income families − celebrated its 10th anniversary on May 23 with a dinner at Cipriani Wall Street, where the school honored Robert Catell, a former chairman and CEO of KeySpan who’s now chairman of Cristo Rey’s board of directors.

Final Graduation at Catherine McAuley H.S.

by Marie Elena Giossi Joy mingled with sadness as members of the final graduating class of Catherine McAuley H.S., East Flatbush, received their diplomas on Saturday, June 1. Donning the same maroon and gold hoods previously worn by nearly 9,000 alumnae, 36 young women participated in the final commencement exercises in the school auditorium. For […]

Nazareth Boys and Girls Win State Basketball Titles

  The Nazareth R.H.S., East Flatbush, boys’ and girls’ basketball teams continued their string of recent successes by capturing CHSAA state titles. The boys won the Class ‘A’ state title by defeating Canisius H.S., Buffalo, N.Y., 46-40 Saturday afternoon at Fordham University, the Bronx. The Kingsmen outscored Canisius by 10 points in the final eight […]

Catherine McAuley H.S. Will Close in June

Catherine McAuley H.S., a small, Catholic, girls’ high school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic Community, will close at the end of this school year because of declining enrollment, changing demographics, rising costs, increasing deficits and the economic downswing.   Over the past several years, the administration and staff of the East Flatbush school […]

The Class 'A' City Champion Nazareth Kingsmen (Photo by Jim Mancari)

Nazareth Crowned NYC ‘A’ Champs

The only thing better than one “Samson” is two “Samson’s.” Nazareth R.H.S., East Flatbush, juniors Samson Usilo and Samson Akilo led the Kingsmen to a 46-41 victory over Cardinal Spellman H.S., the Bronx, to capture the CHSAA Class ‘A’ city championship, played at the historic Rose Hill Gymnasium on the campus of Fordham University, the […]