News / Religion
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.
Education / News
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 […]
Sister Thomas, who has served Hunts Point children and families for nearly half a century, was honored on Aug. 28 for her 60th Jubilee, marking 60 years as a Sister of Charity of New York. Sister Trude “Thomas” Collins, SC, spent most of those years at Saint Athanasius Church and […]
Father Gigante Plaza, long a symbol of neighborhood unity and generosity, was instead the site of anger and division on August 22, as parishioners from St. Athanasius Church gathered to level accusations against their new pastor, charging that he was power-hungry and corrupt. About 100 parishioners and supporters from the […]
News / Transportation
An explosionin a communications room at the Longwood Avenue stop for the No. 6 train delayed service and closed the station for about half an hour, The Daily News reported. A battery blew up, releasing hazardous chemicals and noxious smoke, which sent one transit worker to the hospital. The new […]