Sidewalksby Tom Deignan
- 'The Great Gatsby' author F Scott Fitzgerald’s death and burial another Catholic lesson
- Anthony Weiner running for New York mayor and the Italian mob and Irish Americans strong ties
- Victor Navasky lauds Thomas Nast - American cartoonist known for his racist Irish ape-like drawings
- Immigration is not the problem - history of anti-Irish behavior reflecting on the Chechnyan bombs in Boston
- The good old anti-British days - Margaret Thatcher haters and spats in New York during World War II
This Wednesday, March 27, the newly renovated New York City Department of Records Visitor’s Center is hosting an event celebrating the contribution Irish American men and women have made building this great city.
It took 30 years, but the Irish bartender from the Shamrock Bar on Jamaica Avenue in Queens has finally remembered who shot two of the owners dead on that fateful night back in April of 1981.
The nature of the killings -- involving several reputed organized crime figures -- apparently had something to do with the bout of amnesia Joseph Patrick Sullivan endured since the grisly slayings.
Why stop at female priests? Has it occurred to anyone that maybe, just maybe, it would be a good thing for the next pope to be a woman?
And while it appears that New York’s own Timothy Cardinal Dolan might actually have a small chance to sneak into the Vatican, perhaps there is another Irish American who might be an even more inspired choice?
He plays a New York Irish cop on the TV show Blue Bloods, but anyone who knows actor/singer Donnie Wahlberg knows that his heart is in Boston. So it is fitting that the new cop show Wahlberg has produced is set in Beantown -- and spotlights several real-life Irish American cops.
The show, called Boston’s Finest, can be seen Wednesdays on the TNT cable channel, and even features music by Irish rockers the Dropkick Murphys.