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Veterans: Part of the solution

Veterans Affairs: Welcome, aboard! Marine Corps veteran Dan McSweeney is the new president of the United War Veterans Council of New York. He takes over the monthly Veterans Affairs column from Vince McGowan. Comment
Music: They have kicked Jesus out of the band. Comment

Lenore traverses the sidewalks of New York

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnists takes a walk on the wild side. Comments (1)

Sound Off to the Editor

Letters: Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comment

Time for pols to fix this city up

Spin Cycle: Tom Allon thinks the city needs to invest in itself — or else. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks. Comment

Bay Ridge will have a Super weekend!

Bay Ridge Nights: The Big Game is Sunday, but Friday and Saturday still have plenty of shows! Comment

Bartoonist finds the whiskey flowing in Bushwick

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator emerges from hibernation long enough to sketch a new bar where all the cocktails are on tap. Comments (6)
Editor’s Picks: There is plenty to do this week: excellent pop bands, readings, chili contests, film screenings, art shows — and you can get into it all for free, which means extra cash to spend on beer! Comment

Illegals, not American travelers, may be bringing Zika to our shores

A Britisher’s View: Connect the dots between illegal immigration and the Zika virus in the USA, writes our columnist. Comment
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Locals grilled the owners on how many black employees they have and whether they will put staff through “sensitivity training” to ensure they treat residents with respect. Comments (98)

Genders with pets

Books: There’s nothing feminine about having a pussy! Comments (1)
Photo Galleries: Ladies discuss their canine companions! Comments (1)

Oh, the secrets they’ll keep!

The Dad: This week, the Dad considers what his youngest tells him — and what she doesn’t! Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Sailor of the year, a cool school, and a youth group getting a grant! Standing O shouts out to Brooklynites who make our borough a better place. Comment

Lion tamers: Stanners move into first place after quelling Loughlin uprising

High School Sports: Bishop Loughlin has been the comeback kids his season and nearly rode the trend to a commanding lead in its division. Comment
High School Sports: It wasn’t the type performance Grand Street wanted and certainly not the ending with playoff seeding on the line. Comment

Xaverian back in hunt for city title

Joe Knows: Xaverian is back in the championship mix — even after a major roster overhaul. Comment
Williamsburg: Two Williamsburg waterfront warehouses burned down last year after firefighters failed to extinguish burning embers from a smaller blaze there hours earlier, according to two long-awaited reports acquired by this paper. Comments (16)
Brooklyn Heights: It is a cop out that doesn’t take enough copters out, say Brooklyn Heights residents Comments (4)

Brooklyn bacchanalia

Nightlife: The Big Easy is coming to Williamsburg! Comment
Nightlife: Head out with your krewe to these Brooklyn spots! Comments (1)
Politics: They want to bring this grassroots candidate back to his class roots. Comments (1)

Jo’s getting into the ad game

Not for Nuthin’: Our columnist looks forward to this weekend’s Super Bowl ads — and makes a plug of her own. Comment

Hot-shooting Glynn not enough for Bonnies

High School Sports: Meghan Glynn’s unmasking was nearly enough to deliver Fontbonne Hall its biggest win of the season. Comment
Mill Basin: Derelict and unregistered cars plague Mill Basin and Flatlands, but locals say the cure would be worse than the disease. Comment
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Last rites: Wicked Monk celebrates lost brother Russell Titland

Event: Bay Ridge mourned a taste-maker. Comment
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Police: Punk drew swastika, ‘Die yuppies’ in wet cement

Bushwick: Police are looking for a sketchy character who drew the words “Die yuppies” and a swastika in wet cement in Bushwick in the early morning hours of Jan. 29. Comments (9)
Breaking Chews: It is Downtown’s first artisanal coffeehouse — and possibly the world’s first high-end java joint named after a luxury housing developer. Comments (6)
Fort Greene: Lox it in! Comments (2)

DA: Bookkeeper swindled $775K from Park Slope employer

Park Slope: She allegedly used her employer “as a personal piggy bank” says the district attorney. Comments (5)
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Listen: The five worst Brooklyn dates

Podcast: Brokelyn’s Margaret Bortner joined Gersh and Vince on this week’s podcast. Comment

Police: Man killed himself in custody in Canarsie

Crime: Officials say they had just checked on him 10 minutes before. Our pals at BrooklynDaily.com have the story. Read more…

Love is on the air at Brooklyn Paper Radio

Ever wonder what it’s like to date Most Hated Man in America (last week, at least) Gersh Kuntzman? Us neither... But that didn’t stop his paramour from writing in when Kuntzman and Brooklyn Paper Radio co-host Vince DiMiceli sat down with Brokelyn.com contributor Margaret Bortner to talk about dreadful dates on air yesterday. As always, our pals at Brooklyn Paper Radio have the story. Read more…
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Police say man killed himself in custody

Canarsie: Officials say they had just checked on him 10 minutes before. Comment

South Shore falls to out-of-staters in Mecca Challenge

High School Sports: South Shore played as poorly as it prepared. Comment
Bay Ridge: They’re flush! Comment
Bensonhurst: It’s East meets West End Line! Comment

EXCLUSIVE: Jury finds accused ‘Park Slope Groper’ not guilty

Park Slope: The man police arrested for being the infamous Park Slope Groper was falsely accused, a jury found last week. Comments (9)
Politics: Where should it happen? Vote in our poll! Comments (23)
Brooklyn Heights: The deal preempted a bill by Councilman Carlos Menchaca (D–Red Hook) that would effectively banish the helicopter-tour industry from the city. Comments (5)
Red Hook: Where did all the snow go? Comments (2)

smells like tween spirit

Clippers’ comeback bid falls short

High School Sports: It was an opportunity missed. Comment

Stan’s never going to a football game again

It’s Only My Opinion: In which our scribe bids farewell to football season and weighs the staying power of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll versus the Chairman of the Board. Comment

Squadron: City to chop choppers in half

Brooklyn Heights: The city has reached a surprise deal to halve the helicopter-tour traffic that plagues Brooklyn Heights and Red Hook residents, according to state Sen. Daniel Squadron. Our pals at Downtown Express have the scoop! Read more…

Police shoot alleged armed robber after car chase

Midwood: Police shot a man they say robbed an Avenue P cellphone store at gunpoint on Jan. 27. Comment
Hospitals in Crisis: Instead, they’re getting a traffic study. Comments (5)

Funk in the trunk: Officials say guys tried to swap suitcases full of pot

Bay Ridge: Police busted two guys who allegedly exchanged briefcases full of pot in broad daylight on the corner of 92nd Street and Fifth Avenue — just blocks from the Bay Ridge apartment building where they both live — on Jan. 27. Comments (2)
Bensonhurst: It’s the resurrection! Comment
Greenpoint: He wants them to fork over the dough. Comments (7)

Slings and sharrows! Cyclists: Kill Jay St. parking, not bike lane

Mean Streets: This plan leaves a lot to be retired. Comments (13)

The kids are alright

Model citizens: Williamburg middle-schoolers to form mock community board

Class Action: Forget model United Nations — these kids are doing model Community Board! Comments (1)

Scott Stringer: I was a teen community board member

The comptroller tells all, and offers his wisdom to the next generation. Comments (3)

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