Street renamed for 100-year-old church

Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, along with Ivan Mrakovcic of the Richmond Hill Historical Society, Bishop Octavio Cisneros and the Richmond Hill community gathered recently at the unveiling ceremony for the co-naming of the intersection at 112th Street and 86th Avenue to Church of the Holy Child Jesus Plaza.
Millie Bello, a 100-year-old Richmond Hill resident did the honors of unveiling the sign. Crowley presented the church with a New York City proclamation in honor of their longstanding service to the community.
“The co-naming of this plaza is in recognition of the 100 years of service the Holy Child Jesus Church has provided to the Richmond Hill community and the City of New York,” said Crowley (fourth from right). “The Holy Child Jesus community fosters strong family values and has opened its door to our most vulnerable regardless of their ethnic, social or economic background. Whether it’s providing food to hungry, providing clothing for the needy or providing shelter of the homeless, the Church of Holy Child Jesus has embodied the values of social justice and good will towards all human beings.”

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