Thursday, February 28, 2013
Parade to Celebrate Its 78th Year on March 15
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, Inc., organizers of the oldest St. Patrick’s Day parade in New Jersey, announced that Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Esq. as its Grand Marshal and Eileen P. Gilleece, Detective Sergeant First Class with the New Jersey State Police, as Deputy Grand Marshal in its 78th Year. In addition, Bloomfield Councilwoman-at-Large Peggy O'Boyle, a member of the Newark Parade Committee, will help lead the festivities. The parade will be held on Friday afternoon, March 15 with grandstand ceremonies beginning at 12 p.m. and the official parade kick-off at 1 pm. The parade starts on Mulberry Street at the Prudential Center, making its way past the Gateway Complex, to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, passing Military Park…
Saturday, March 17, 2012
At least no one stole the heart of Saint Patrick
In one of the more bizarre news stories in recent memory, the heart of a 900-year-old saint was recently stolen from Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. “The 900-year-old heart of St. Laurence O'Toole was taken from the iron cage where it is normally kept in Christ Church Cathedral,” CNN reported earlier this month. “The bars were wrenched open, allowing access to the heart-shaped wooden box that held the relic bolted to a wall in Saint Lauds Chapel.” Officials at Christ Church Cathedral called the theft "truly awful and strange" and said people were "shocked and saddened." "It's completely bizarre," Nuala Kavanagh, Director of Operations at Christ Church, told CBS News World on March 5. "They didn't touch anything else. They wanted the…
A tip o' the hat to these furry fashionistas
St. Patrick's Day 2012 has gone to the dogs! Some fashion-minded pups put a whole new spin on 'Wearing O' the Green'! Click here to see the hilarious photo gallery. Happy St. Patricks Day!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
What's your favorite place to go in town?
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
In just less than a week it will be St. Patrick's Day! Besides celebrating the patron saint of Ireland, we don our green to celebrate good friends, good food, and good drink. There are lots of great places to make St. Patrick's Day special in Bloomfield. Where will you go for corned beef and cabbage or an ice-cold beer? Do you prefer a homey Irish pub? A big party atmosphere with live music? A cozy spot filled with close friends? Readers, we're counting on you to tell us your favorite place to show off your shamrock and enjoy your holiday celebration. On Friday we'll announce the results of our poll and find out what Readers think is the best place to go on St. Patrick's Day.