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The Archdioceses of New York

After 141 Years, Bronx Catholic School Shuts Its Doors

St. Jerome is one of the 22 schools the Archdiocese of New York plans to close for financial reasons. And as WFUV’s Claudia Morell reports, the closure is seen not only as the loss of a school but a tear in the community’s fabric.

Nannette Torres’ daughter and son attend St. Jerome in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx. Torres said the announced closure hit especially close to home.