With chants of “Keep Columbus Day,” dozens of activists gathered at a Columbus Circle rally on May 12 to denounce the city Department of Education’s (DOE) decision to remove Columbus Day from the school calendar.
Two longtime conservative voices in New York City tore into each other on March 31, in a raucous two-hour debate over who should be the Republican Party’s nominee in this year’s election for mayor.
The New York City Department of Health (DOH) has given clearance for outdoor competitive play for high-risk sports to resume across the city in mid-April. This includes competitive team practices, games, scrimmages, meets, matches, and tournaments for football and contact lacrosse.
The superintendents of schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn and Archdiocese of New York, supporting the Catholic High School Sports Athletic Association (CHSAA), are appealing to the city to allow “high-risk sports to commence immediately.”
The Catholic High School Sports Athletic Association (CHSAA), for both the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Archdiocese of New York, is asking the city council’s Committee on Health to host an emergency hearing in regards to playing high-risk sports locally.
The work of grassroots groups who pushed for landmark status for a historic building tied to the Underground Railroad finally paid off when the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission issued the long-awaited designation.
City Councilman Robert Holden offered a glimmer of hope that a popular universal pre-K program at Sacred Heart Catholic Academy in Glendale that was targeted for closure might not have to shut its doors after all.
Local Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) schools are feeling frustrated with the lack of communication from city officials as to if high-risk sports can be played for the remainder of the academic year. The State Department of Health (DOH) announced on Jan. 22 that high-risk sports could resume Feb. 1 — but the final decision still needs to be made by city health authorities.
Local school superintendents have asked that Catholic school educators be included when city public school educators eventually become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This comes as vaccine distribution continues to be criticized for its slow rollout at the city and state levels.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, joined by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, on Tuesday, Dec. 8, unveiled the sculpture, “Angels Unawares,” at the Soldiers and Sailors Arch in Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza. The annual lighting of the plaza’s Christmas tree followed the unveiling.