United States

New Brooklyn BP Adams Marks March 25

BROOKLYN – A Brooklyn tradition more than two decades old honoring the timeless values of Greek civilization, the 193rd anniversary of Greek independence, and the achievements and contributions of Greek-Americans continued on March 26 at the gilded courtroom of Borough Hall in downtown Brooklyn.

Greek-Americans who have distinguished themselves in service to their communities were honored by Eric Adams, the new Borough President of Brooklyn.

The ebullient MC, Fr. Eugene Pappas, pastor of Three Hierarchs, assisted by Zoe Koutsopakis, welcomed the guests that packed the venerable hall.

Troop 531, “The Golden Greeks” of Three Hierarchs presented the colors and the dance troupes, which wer coordinated by Michelle Weller represented The Greek School of Plato, The Hellenic Classical Charter School, the A. Fantis parochial school and the Dimitrios and Georgia Kaloides parochial school.

For the invocation and the chanting of the hymn Ti Ipermaho, Fr. Pappas was joined by Fr. Damaskinos Ganas of Kimisis, Fr. John Romas of St. Nicholas at Ground Zero, who also represented Sts. Constantine and Helen, and Fr. Fr. Gerasimos Makris of Holy Cross.

Adams, who declared he will march in the Greek Parade,  was visibly happy to welcome everyone to “the people’s house in Brooklyn.” He said tha the has visited Greece Mykonos – and looks forward to returning .  “Tony Bennet left his heart in San Francisco. I left in in Mykonos,’ and its “clear blue water

Adams said he admires Greek-Americans for the way thy adore both Greece and America,  their adopted country and declared that the immigrant communities made Brooklyn – which he called the Center of the Universe- a better place. He noted that 47 percent of Brooklynites speak a language other than English at home

The honorees included, who were selected by their local communities included: Stellena Argyriou, Antonia Bregianos, Tony Grigos, Nick Karkas, , Dimitrios Mallas, Joanna Vassilas, John Vorvolakos, Steve Vourderis, Dennis Voiuderis, and Peter Yiatrakis. Jimmy Kokotas was selected by the Borough President. Kokotas, a restaurateur, was cited for “opening his doors to help hundreds if not thousands” in the aftermath of hurricanae Sandy.


LOUIS, MO – Michael Cosmopoulos is no stranger to international attention and acclaim for his more than 30 years of research and scholarship into ancient Greece.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.


Mission, TNH’s New Travel Documentary Series with Clelia Charissis (Trailer)

Every weekend, TNH and Clelia Charissis are on a mission, traveling around Greece and the world to highlight places through the people we meet along the way.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.