St. Jerome

St. Jerome youth baseball team wins back-to-back championships

July 31, 2018

By CHRIS TULP — It took a four-run comeback win in the semifinals by the 14-and-under St. Jerome Parish baseball team to advance to the championship game, where they ultimately claimed the title under the lights at Blair High School. The St. Jerome Parish baseball team rallied from a 9-6 [read more]

New classical high school St. Jerome Institute set to open 2019

June 1, 2018

By HEATHER WRIGHT — Another brewer is headed to the Hyattsville area. This one won’t be working at any of the coming breweries, like Streetcar 82 Brewing Co. or Maryland Meadworks, but will be taking charge of a new classical high school with informal ties to St. Jerome Academy (SJA), which [read more]

St. Jerome wins 2015 Dick Brown tournament

December 16, 2015

BY CHRIS MCMANES — Charley Grau would have been proud to see the St. Jerome Varsity A boys basketball team win the Coach Dick Brown Memorial Turkey Shootout in Hyattsville on Sunday Nov. 29. Grau was a longtime friend of Dick Brown and helped St. Jerome Coach Joe Sego plan and run the tournament [read more]

Basketball court named after local coach

November 8, 2015

BY CHRIS MCMANES — Dick Brown’s presence continues to be felt at St. Jerome Academy. On Sept. 16, the school and parish paid homage to the late coach and teacher by naming its gymnasium floor “Dick Brown Memorial Court.” About 250 people attended the ceremony. Brown coached boys basketball [read more]

PHOTO: 92nd birthday bash for 53-year Hyattsville resident

May 25, 2012

BY CHRIS CURRIE — Mildred Carroll, who has lived in her Hyattsville home since 1959, celebrated her 92nd birthday on May 24 in the Gold Room at St. Jerome Church. Many of her 14 children still live in the area; sons Tommy (at left, in blue) and Chris (in yellow) each have homes on her [read more]

Nigerian Catholic Community finds a permanent home in Hyattsville

March 10, 2012

After a Mass at St. Jerome, Fr. Charles Edeh bestowed a birthday blessing on a Nigerian parishioner as others gathered to pray. Photo courtesy Nina Napolitano (2012) BY NINA NAPOLITANO — Home. If you’re from Nigeria, it may seem impossibly far away. But many first-generation immigrants have [read more]

Melrose Skate Park: a children’s crusade

December 10, 2011

The boy who first proposed the skate park during a presentation before the Hyattsville City Council in 2003 has long since moved from the area. We tracked him down to tell him that the idea was finally a reality, and here’s what he had to say in an e-mail. I can’t tell you how hilarious and [read more]

Farewell to a beloved principal

August 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE AND PAULA MINAERT — Nearly 1,000 mourners turned out to pay final tribute to Sr. Joyce Volpini, SND, who was principal of St. Jerome School for 33 years. Known to generations of Hyattsville children as “Sister Joyce,” Volpini, who had battled cancer for years, died on July 31 [read more]
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