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Monsignor Neil Connolly dies at 83

Father Connolly

St. Athanasius’ former pastor was longtime activist Monsignor Neil Connolly, who lived to serve the community and believed in making leaders out of the people who lived there, died on April 1. He was 83 years old. He died in his sleep at the priests’ retirement home in the Bronx.

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Legendary nun honored in Hunts Point

Sister Thomas greets a well-wisher at a celebration to honor her at Father Gigante Plaza on Sept. 9.

In the 1970’s, as crime, poverty and fires ravaged the South Bronx, activist nun Sister Thomas could be seen tirelessly pushing a shopping cart up and down the streets of Hunts Point, collecting food and clothing for the poor. On September 9th, about 200 people gathered in Father Gigante Plaza […]


In Hunts Point, Halloween celebrates rebirth

Parents and kids alike gathered on Simpson street with their “bobble-head figurines,” made in the likeness of Sister Thomas, Father Gigante and Dr. Izquierdo., who were being honored at the Oct. 22nd Parade

Sister Thomas was standing on a bandstand on Southern Boulevard when her “bobble-head” likeness passed by. Children from a SEBCO afterschool program fashioned the figurine of the well-known community leader from a papier-mâché orb, a pink cardigan and a photograph as part of their entry for this year’s New South […]


Goblins and ghouls parade through Hunts Point

A musically inspired set of costumes as the parade gets ready to roll.

The evening of Friday, October 22nd, marked the 25th anniversary of the New South Bronx Halloween Parade in Hunts Point, one of New York’s largest and longest running Halloween parades. As in the past, this parade provided much more than just an excuse for kids and families to get decked […]