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Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

The president, the mayor, fake news, and your local paper

Editorial: CNG editors say attacks on the free press are attacks on American values. Comments (1)

Mommy juice: Brewery throws party for pregnant moms

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: She’s serving some of mother’s little helper. Comment
Crown Heights: A Crown Heights state senator on Wednesday announced he will introduce legislation to crack down on discriminatory 911 calls days after he claimed a President Trump supporter called the cops on him for “campaigning while black.” Comments (1)

Group kicks off ovarian-cancer-awareness activities by tagging trees teal

Park Slope: Do-gooders will turn hundreds of Kings County trees teal on Aug. 20 to kick off a series of events in honor of ovarian-cancer-awareness month in September. Comments (1)

Steph says it’s time to talk to strangers

Fearless Parenting: As William Butler Yeats so wisely put it, “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.” Comment
Page 1: Please see today’s editorial, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

Changing Brooklyn: The builder proposing a controversial megadevelopment at the edge of Boerum Hill must take its plans back to the drawing board and come up with a solution that better blends the area’s low-rise Brownstones with their neighboring high-rises Downtown, the councilman whose district would include the 80 Flatbush complex said Tuesday in his first public comments about the scheme. Comments (4)
Bay Ridge: Neither rain, nor sleet, nor threat of deportation will stay this pizza delivery man from his appointed rounds. Comments (6)
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Black vegans and vegetarians from around the borough brought their appetites to Bedford-Stuyvesant on Saturday for a new plant-based food festival that some herbivores couldn’t wait to sink their teeth into. Comments (6)
Theater: An all-kid cast will stage at head-banging production of the musical “School of Rock” at Fort Hamilton Army Base this weekend. Comment

‘Peppers’ spree: Fiend robs W’burg restaurant in conspicuous clothing

Williamsburg: Some lowlife in a football jersey with “Peppers” written on the back pretended to pull a gun on an employee at a Williamsburg fast-food joint before robbing the eatery on Sunday, police said. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018

Brooklyn Heights: Workers on Sunday tore down the Bossert Hotel’s tattered awning for a spruce-up nine days after the Brooklyn Paper reported locals’ frustrations with the eyesore and the slow-going restoration of the once-grand lodge. Comment
Boro of Nerds: A Brooklynite with a love for blades turned his hobby into a full-time job teaching others how to make swords and other hand-crafted sharp objects at his studio in Red Hook. Comments (1)

Today on BPR: North Bklyn state senator seeking ninth term makes case for keeping seat

Podcast: A North Brooklyn state lawmaker with eight terms under his belt joins Brooklyn Paper Radio today to explain why voters should send him back to Albany for another two years instead of the democratic socialist running a grass-roots campaign to defeat him in this September’s Democratic primary. Comments (2)

Shaking up theater

Theater: Brooklyn’s coolest Shakespeare event is not happening in the parks. Instead, it is in the air-conditioned black box of the Brick in Williamsburg, at the “Shakespeare in the Theater” festival. Comment

Coney man indicted for defrauding refugees

Coney Island: A Coney Island man faces up to four years in prison for bilking at least $30,000 from refugees while posing as an immigrant-assistance service provider, according to a 21-count indictment Brooklyn’s top prosecutor filed in Supreme Court on Aug. 8. Comment

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