People in Williamsburg Join Hands, Start a ‘Human Chain’ For Ukraine

The “human chain” in Williamsburg Sunday was the latest solidarity collaboration between Annunciation Roman Catholic Church, a Lithuanian parish, and Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church. The relationship began when Russian troops moved into the eastern European nation on Feb. 24.

Mural of Williamsburg and Mt. Carmel Feast Graces Parish Hall

Turn left at the bottom of the steps of Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s St. Paulinus Hall in Williamsburg and your eyes are filled with a colorful mural  celebrating this Brooklyn neighborhood and the return of the parish’s annual Giglio Feast.

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.