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Old wounds on display at soldiers’ story session

Books: The site of the American Revolution’s first battle will host veterans of modern American wars to share stories of their harrowing experiences — of fighting and of returning home. Comment

Smoke this book

Books: Just about everyone handles illicit substances, according to journalist Peter Madsen, whose new book “Dealers” is a collection of anonymous interviews with illicit substance handlers of New York that show how far getting high cuts across social strata. Comment

Smoke this book

Books: Just about everyone handles illicit substances, according to journalist Peter Madsen, whose new book “Dealers” is a collection of anonymous interviews with illicit substance handlers of New York that show how far getting high cuts across social strata. Comments (2)

Sound Off to the Editor

Our readers sounds off on one of the best soapboxes around! Comment

Here’s what Carmine learned on Interweb this week!

Big Screecher: He’s done it again! The Screecher learns a thing or to from the World WIde Internet! Comment

Where to GO this week

Art: Stumped about where to get your fill of arts and entertainment? Looking high and low for a slice of low or high culture? Look no further than this week’s editor’s picks. Comment

Old wounds on display at soldiers’ stories session

Books: The site of the American Revolution’s first battle will host veterans of modern American wars to share stories of their harrowing experiences — of fighting and of returning home. Comment

New kids on the block

Politics: In addition to a new and much taller mayor in City Hall, the Council will be getting some new faces as well. Comment

Illegals are turning the U.S. into the world’s largest welfare state

A Britisher’s View: Lax immigration policies are giving illegal immigrants more rights than legal immigrants, writes our columnist. Comment

Marine Park Golf Course’s quest for water

Marine Park: It’s not easy being green. Comment

Brooklyn Nets Week in Review

Win some, lose too many

Back Court: How can the Nets beat the Heat, then lose to the worst teams in the league? Our columnist has the answer. Comments (3)

FrontCourt is no match for Coach Kidd’s mistakes

Front Court: This week, our FrontCourt jester lets Jason Kidd know he’s got to do more if he’s going to make it in this town. Comment
Standing O: Standing O is shouting out to Brookdale for its continued dedicaiton to the community. Comment
Cobble Hill: A court-appointed Long Island College Hospital watchdog who is a self-appointed salesman for the beleaguered medical center says he thinks he has a buyer for the facility who is a slam dunk. Comment
Digital editions: Can’t say we didn’t see this coming. Anybody who watches the polls knew it was sure to be a landslide and, just as we predicted, The Brooklyn Paper has again come out on top. And the reason is simple: our clear and concise platform always resonates with voters that demand hard news, quirky features, opinions on the Nets, and great photographs. Oh, and Bar Scrawl! Voters love Bar Scrawl. So we thank you for giving us another chance to be a part of your day, and we again remind you to keep hustlin’, Brooklyn. Read more…

Teaching my kids to love the melting pot

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie reflects on her own upbringing while trying to figure it all out. Comments (7)

Brooklyn football teams primed for big post season

Joe Knows: All eyes will be on Brooklyn football this weekend. Comment
Gowanus: In this dating game, your pal plays the field for you. Comments (1)

DeBlast-Off! DeBlasio wins huge at the polls

DeBlast-Off! DeBlasio wins huge at the polls

Politics: DeBlasio sailed to a historic 49 percent victory in the mayoral race, the cleanest sweep since Edward Koch won a third term in 1985 and a record for a non-incumbent candidate. And he was not the only Brooklynite to tower over the competition. Comments (20)
Politics: Talk about laying down the law! Comments (14)
Politics: Talk about laying down the law! Comment

La Chaim! Deutsch scores a second upset

Sheepshead Bay: Applause erupted a half hour after midnight Wednesday morning at Chaim Deutsch’s Avenue U headquarters, when the numbers finally convinced the unlikely victor’s campaign that he would be the 48th Council District’s next councilman. Comment

Veteran Ridge pol beats upstart challenger

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s 10-year incumbent Democratic councilman fended off a GOP attempt to push him off his perch — and will become the longest-serving member of the city legislature next year. Comments (42)

Veteran Ridge pol beats upstart challenger

Bay Ridge: Bay Ridge’s 10-year incumbent Democratic councilman fended off a GOP attempt to push him off his perch — and will become the longest-serving member of the city legislature next year. Comment

New kids on the block: Upstart council primary winners on course for 2014

Meet the new crop, not the same as the old crop, voters hope. Comments (5)

What it takes to offend Joanna

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our colunist gives you the top things that piss her off! Comment

Burlington coming to Brooklyn

Starrett City: Starret City is getting something to brag about. Comment

Fontbonne falls in first inter-boro title game in three years

High School Sports: This time last year, nearly all the members of the Fontbonne Hall girl’s volleyball team were out of their homes because of Hurricane Sandy. Comment

Pok Pok proprietor dishes on Thai secrets in new cookbook

Dining: Pok Pok. Who’s there? Delicious Thai food in the restaurant’s new cookbook, that’s who. Comment
Coney Island: A People’s Playground footwear mainstay has finally pulled free from Sandy’s mud — and revealed a great new design. Comment
Cobble Hill: A court-appointed Long Island College Hospital watchdog is a self-appointed salesman for the beleaguered medical center and the buyer he has in mind is a slam dunk, he thought. Comments (1)

Royal flush! Cadman Plaza public toilet likely to ease the pressure on Starbucks bathrooms

Bay Ridge: Visitors to Downtown can stop pretending they have jury duty in order to use the courthouse bathrooms — provided they have a quarter. Comment

St. Edmund wins title in shootout

High School Sports: St. Edmund goalie Dena Cronen wasn’t feeling confident when the diocesan championship game headed to a shootout. Comment
High School Sports: The Bishop Ford Falcons had hopes of earning the high seed in the Catholic High School Football League’s Class AA post season, but a 49–32 defeat by St. Francis Prep last Saturday at Mitchel Field didn’t help their chances. Comment

Poly Prep sees historic soccer season end with championship game defeat

High School Sports: What was shaping up to be the greatest season in Poly Prep history finished with all-too-familiar ending, instead of a storybook conclusion. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Maybe the third time will be the charm for the landlord of the beloved Brooklyn Heights Cinema. Comment
School’s in — like it or not! Comment

Zip your LICH: DeBlasio mum on what the Gov is saying behind closed doors

Cobble Hill: Democratic mayoral nominee Bill DeBlasio refused on Friday to give a straight answer about the content of his conversations with Gov. Cuomo about the fate of Long Island College Hospital. Comments (10)
Williamsburg: A plan to cram a third school into a Williamsburg building that is already home to two is off the table, possibly for good, after the city bowed to intense community pressure in the final hours before the last meeting on such measures of Mayor Bloomberg’s administration. Comments (4)
Park Slope: The grieving parents of a 12-year-old boy struck and killed by a car in Park Slope last month spoke tearfully before the City Council last Thursday morning, in the hope that their testimony might prevent their tragedy from befalling others. Comments (51)

Go there now! Ferdinando’s Focacceria is a Carroll Gardens mainstay

Go There Now While You Still Can: Documenting the closures of countless neighborhood institutions over the past 34 years has made us firm believers in the wisdom of legendary truant Ferris Bueller, who famously said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Comment

The many marriages of Figaro

Theater: Three different Brooklyn opera companies will perform “The Marriage of Figaro” in November. Comments (1)

South Shore’s Archer playing with something to prove after injury

High School Sports: South Shore’s Emmeri Archer feels she has something to prove — and it’s more than just living up to her Division-I scholarship. Comment

Stan’s got the digits, now he wants the names

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columist lets you know, once again, that the numbers don’t lie. Comment

Police officer commits suicide outside precinct house

Crime: A police sergeant shot and killed himself inside a parked car outside the 66th Precinct Station House in Borough Park Thursday, according to a report by this paper’s sister publication, the New York Post. Comments (3)

Only read this if you can’t get online!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screechers has some pearl of wisdom for his friends that are yet to get the free-mail! Comments (7)
Photo Galleries: Witches, ghouls, and goblins gathered across the borough on Halloween to trick-or-treat and strut their stuff. And we have the pictures to prove it. Comment
Sheepshead Bay: British street artist Banksy has been getting all the press lately, but another street artist from across the Pond is turning heads in Sheepshead Bay. Comment

Walking past the Barclays Center? Smile! You’re on police camera

Prospect Heights: Barclays Center, we hope you’re ready for your close-up, because more than a dozen police security cameras are honing in on the area around the 18,000-seat arena at Flatbush and Atlantic avenues at any given moment, this paper has learned. Comments (20)
Bensonhurst: What started out as a battle of two Bensonhurst kings of the ring — morphed into a dramatic, no-holds-barred battle royale of Kings County wrestling greats. Comment

Royal flush! Cadman Plaza public toilet likely to ease the pressure on Starbucks bathrooms

Downtown: Visitors to Downtown can stop pretending they have jury duty in order to use the courthouse bathrooms — provided they have a quarter. Comments (1)

Cops cuff boyfriend suspect in killing of woman found on W’burg waterfront

Williamsburg: Police arrested a man on Thursday who they say murdered his girlfriend and left her body wrapped in an industrial blanket in a lot beside the East River in Williamsburg. Comments (3)
One of New York’s Finest was finally able to return to her Coney Island home a year to the day after Hurricane Sandy drove her out, with a little help from a hardware giant. Comment

NOW WITH VIDEO! Billy Joel to play Barclays Center on New Year’s Eve

Awesome: Finally! He’ll actually hold a concert out in Brooklyn. Comments (9)

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