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Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

Sunset Park: Hundreds of New York’s Bravest gathered on Thursday to bid farewell to their colleague whom authorities suspect a man killed days before, amid a fit of road rage on the Belt Parkway that turned fatal. Comments (1)

DA debuts dedicated Hate Crimes Bureau following spike in anti-Semitic, other biased crimes

Downtown: A dedicated team of prosecutors will now investigate hate crimes in Kings County, following a recent uptick in bigoted attacks against Brooklynites, the district attorney said. Comment

Truck driver arrested for fatally mowing senior down with big rig in Kensington

Kensington: Cops arrested an out-of-state truck driver for hitting and killing a senior in Kensington while behind the wheel of his big rig with a suspended license. Comments (4)

Feast for the eyes: BPL installs teens’ decorative window screens at interim Sunset Park branch

Sunset Park: These windows are something to look at! Comments (1)

Two thumbs up: Civic gurus applaud builder’s proposed renovations to landmarked Shore Theater

Coney Island: Coney Island civic gurus cheered a developer’s plans to restore the exterior of the landmarked Shore Theater to its former glory — even though the builder will completely gut the inside of the nearly century-old site as part of the job to transform it into a hotel and spa. Comment
Bay Ridge: Read on for our chat with Democrat Max Rose, who will now represent a swath of Southern Brooklyn — and all of bucolic Staten Island — after ousting New York City’s lone Congressional Republican, Rep. Dan Donovan, in an Election Day upset. Comments (4)
Changing Brooklyn: Locals with deep pockets can soon rent dozens of newly built waterfront apartments in Brooklyn Bridge Park, now that the developers of Pier 6’s two controversial towers are putting the finishing touches on their shorter high-rise, new renderings of which they released on Wednesday. Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a beloved ballet, a wacky wizard show, a skating Santa, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Brooklyn Heights: It’s a beloved holiday tradition — while it lasts! Comments (1)

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

Park Slope: The curtain is about to go up! Comments (1)
Event: There is no need to subject yourself to the misery of trekking to the distant isle of Manhattan to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve — whether you prefer a fireworks display, an all-night dance party, a beer bash, or a candlelit yoga class, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the auld lang syne right here in Kings County. Comment

Advocate hopefuls clash over use of cash from potential weed tax

Party Line: These pols are stirring the pot! Comment
Page 1: The Paper, always hip to the latest trends, is now sharing its signature brand of hyper-local news on the ever-popular social network. So if you love keeping up with the Paper in print, online, on Twitter, and on Facebook, chances are you’ll “like” what you see if you follow the Paper — @brooklynpaper — on Instagram, too. So keep smashing that like button, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

How parenting fearlessly taught me to live without fear, too

Fearless Parenting: This week, our Fearless Parent — confronting the reality that is her college-age kids about to leave the nest — debuts a reimagined column, called Fearless Living, in which she will expand the brand of straightforward parenting that she’s promoted all these years to the more encompassing terrain of living life in general. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

DA drops charges against Bed-Stuy mom violently arrested at Ft. Greene social-services office

Boerum Hill: A Brooklyn mother whom police violently arrested last week after ripping her baby from her arms inside a Boerum Hill social-services office walked out of jail free on Tuesday, after Kings County’s top prosecutor dismissed all charges against her. Comments (9)

Police arrest suspect for fatal Gravesend hit and run

Gravesend: Cops on Tuesday cuffed a Brighton Beach woman for driving away after hitting and killing another woman as she crossed a Gravesend street earlier that day. Comments (13)

Zoning out: Crown Heights civic gurus pan requested upzoning for new tower in nabe

Crown Heights: Crown Heights civic gurus panned a developer’s request to rezone a Pacific Street lot located in a historically industrial part of the neighborhood, even as the local leaders hope the city will sign off on their own upzoning proposal to bring taller buildings to the same area. Comment

Here we go a-‘Carol’-ing

Theater: What the Dickens? Five versions of ‘A Christmas Carol’ will play this weekend. Comment
Downtown: Members of the Brooklyn Bar Association packed Downtown’s New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday night for the group’s annual Foundation Dinner, which salutes local judges and their civic contributions to Kings County. Comment

On Gay City News: Lesbian comedian soldiers on after anti-gay rabbis nix Brooklyn parties

Our pals at our sister website, Gay City News, have the latest on a lesbian comedian’s search for new venues for an upcoming New Year’s Eve set after two borough spots cancelled on her amidst pressure from Orthodox Jewish leaders. Click to give it a read! Read more…

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