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The fire was caused by Julio Gonzalez who poured gasoline through the club’s only entrance and stairwell before igniting the combustible after getting into an allocation with his ex-girlfriend, Lydia Feliciano, a Happy Land employee

Bronxites remember Happy Land victims

The procession traveled from St. Thomas Aquinas Church, down Crotona Parkway to the Plaza of the Eighty-Seven.
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Relatives and friends joined Community Board 6 on Sunday, March 25 to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the Happy Land Social Club Fire, a devastating inferno which tore through an illegal two-story night club a 1959 Southern Boulevard and claimed the lives of 87 party goers. The somber ceremony began with an evening Mass dedicated to the victims at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Following the service, a procession traveled to the Plaza of the Eighty-Seven, a memorial honoring the 87 victims located just across the street from the former night club for a Rosary and candlelight vigil.

Posted 12:00 am, April 7, 2018
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