New Yorkers Join Global Fight Against Climate Change

Global Climate Strike — a gathering of more than four million young people worldwide on Sept. 20 to call attention to the dangers of climate change — was a local event, too, as more than 60,000 rallied in lower Manhattan to voice their support for efforts to curb global warming.

Park Slope Parade Honors St. Patrick

Under sunny skies, the Brooklyn Irish American Parade Committee conducted its 42nd annual parade along the streets of historic Park Slope last Sunday, March 19. James J. Houlihan, owner of Farrell’s Bar and Grill, led the way as Grand Marshal.

Local Parades Honoring St. Patrick

Celebrating the feast of St. Patrick is easy in Brooklyn and Queens, where at least four annual parades are held in his honor.

Brooklyn Irish March In Park Slope

The Brooklyn Irish-American Parade began its St. Patrick’s Parade festivities with Mass celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop James Massa at Holy Name Church, Park Slope.

Before the New Year Starts

Before welcoming the 2015-2016 school year, here is a couple of stories you might have missed from last year with this final tribute to the 2014-2015 school year in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens.

Brooklyn’s Irish-American Parade

Park Slope was awash in a sea of green for the 40th annual Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 15. Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto, below, center, celebrated the pre-parade Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Church. Joining him on the church steps are Father James Massa, parish administrator; grand marshal, John Dunleavy, chairman, N.Y.C. St. […]

NBA Ref Dick Bavetta Hangs Up Whistle

Longtime NBA referee Dick Bavetta, a native of Park Slope, announced his retirement Aug. 19 and retires with the most games officiated at 2,635.