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An Era Ends: Final Sunday Mass Celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church

After nearly a century on the Lower East Side, St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Monroe Street is set to close next week. it's part of a massive restructuring ordered by the New York archdiocese. The Daily News reported from...

Parishioners at St. Joseph/St. James Church Ask Vatican to Rescind Merger Decree

Six months ago, the New York Archdiocese's decision to consolidate more than 100 parishes sent shock waves through communities across the state, including here on the Lower East Side. The parishes of St. Joseph and St. James (jointly operated...

Fire at St. James Church Extinguished Quickly

More than 100 firefighters converged this afternoon on St. James Church, the second oldest Catholic church in Manhattan.  Smoke was visible from the top floor when we arrived shortly after 12:30. Fire crews had trouble reaching the flames from...
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Smoky Sunrise Over the East River

Michael Kramer sent this photo of the red sun rising through the smoke over the East River this morning....
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