Catholics Blast Bill Allowing Composting of Human Remains

Proposed legislation that would allow the remains of deceased persons to be composted and reduced to soil — the way some recyclable food waste is handled — is getting a great deal of pushback from local Catholics.

Only in Print: Locals Remember Loved Ones for Día de los Muertos at Green-Wood

“I didn’t know so many people could die from so many things,” eight-year-old Meena Deo said innocently as she sat cross-legged in front of dozens of lit candles. She and her mother Shalini visited the Corona Altar at Green-Wood Cemetery on Oct. 31 for the cemetery’s annual Día de los Muertos celebration.