The West Hudson Irish Association’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade was today, and despite the cold weather, it went off magnificently. It was the first parade here since 2019. The Observer salutes today’s honorees, including Patrick O’Donnell Jr., the grand marshal, and his deputies, Jack Dunphy and Anthony Coleman. Here are some images from the day at the start of the parade, at Harrison Avenue and Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard in Harrison.
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