Only In Print: 85 Years Young

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-Annunciation Parish held a surprise birthday party for “85/85 girls” Vida Jankauskas and Josefina Senken.

Pizzeria Owner Served Up More Than Slices

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.

V.A. Tackles Issue of Veterans’ Health Care

As Veterans Day on Nov. 11 approaches, Aponte’s health struggles are reminders both of the sacrifice he and countless other veterans have made to keep the United States safe and free and of the sprawling V.A. medical system that treats them at home.

Immigrant Mom With Breast Cancer Dies

Maria Barragan, a mother from Guatemala who was battling stage 4 cancer and who was reunited with her undocumented husband in Brooklyn this past summer, passed away on Oct. 3. 

News Coverage ‘Lifts’ Giglio Feast

A fresh wave of able-bodied lifters has rejuvenated an Italian tradition that dates back more than a century in Williamsburg and more than a millennium in Nola, Italy.

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio - Put Out Into the Deep

Two Beautiful Italian Traditions

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,Brooklyn celebrates many patronal feasts, but for Brooklyn and Queens, the Feasts of St. Paolino and Our Lady of Mount Carmel celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Williamsburg are what the Italians call the “la festa di tutte le feste.” San Gennaro uses that expression for its feast in Manhattan, but in Brooklyn, it is Mount Carmel-St Paolino, that creates the great Italian festival each year.