When Fr. Sylvester Malone died Dec. 29, 1899, almost at the very end of the century, it signaled the end of an era not only for the Catholic community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, but also for the entire neighborhood. A beloved and respected figure among all local residents, Fr. Malone (pictured left) had…Continue
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Today we remember with pride the great Irish patriot Robert Emmet, who led an Irish rebellion that occurred 23 July 1803, 214 years ago today. Robert Emmet had an equally patriotic brother who took part in, not one, but two rebellions. Here is his fascinating story ...
This time, it's a Five for Five! In this case, the first five members who bring in five members each will receive "Live from the 33rd County" CD, featuring Mary Courtney…Continue
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|Lovers Jack Dawson (Leo DiCaprio) and Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) take to the floor at a hooley in steerage in James…|
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Light of the Diddicoy
A Novel by Eamon Loingsigh
Published by Three Rooms Press Trade Paperbacks
November 22nd. Strikes a sullen chord. Any year -- and yet this year, it is the 50th year. Striking a crescendo of deep and bitter sadness.
Maybe it’s because I was raised in a house where John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s picture (clipped from the Sunday Daily News memorial…Continue
I made several trips back into the devastation after that initial writing. The work never got easier. In fact it got much harder. Age on a man is often internal and aches and pains are the wrinkles.
Above, Cross Bay Blvd and a ship washed into the median. See more pictures below. Photos by Kevin Gleeson
One friend in particular deserves a mention here – a year later. Living in east Rockaway on…Continue
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