Polish tradition flourished Monday, April 18 — the day after Easter — with the first “Dyngus Day” celebration in a Brooklyn neighborhood famously known as “Little Poland.”
Brooklyn has lost a true original. Carmine Notaro, the former owner of Original Pizza in Greenpoint, died April 2. Notaro, a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, in Williamsburg, was 76 years old.
The Kosciuszko Bridge linking Brooklyn and Queens is named for Polish Catholic and American Revolutionary War hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko. Father Marek Sobczak, C.M., pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka, Greenpoint, is glad the bridge will continue to commemorate the sacrifices Kosciuszko and other Poles made to build America.
A Brooklyn priest who had returned to Colombia to live in retirement, was brutally murdered there on Saturday, March 10. Father Dagoberto Noguera, 68, was killed in his residence in Mamatoco, Colombia. He was currently doing social work in the capital of Magdalena.
Dear Editor: My sincerest gratitude for your centerfold tribute to the centennial of the parish of SS. Cyril and Methodius parish, Greenpoint, which was literally the heart and soul of the first decades of my life, as surely for many, and which formed in me the Polish identity which I still cherish.
The actor/author who was stabbed to death in Greenpoint Aug. 18 was an ardent Catholic who was particularly devoted to the Carmelite Monastery in Cypress Hills.
Bernard Witek, a rising senior at Loyola School, Manhattan, and a parishioner at Holy Cross, Maspeth, runs cross-country and plays baseball during the school year, but in the summer, it’s all fencing all the time.
Twenty-six boys and girls were formally installed as altar servers at St. Sebastian Church in Woodside, on Sunday, June 5.
The rickety old stable was leaning heavily, held up only by a makeshift pipe between it and the church building. It had served the parish of St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus, Greenpoint, very well through the years, and was a focal point of the Christmas season on the busy Manhattan Ave. shopping area. But time had taken […]