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Music: They’re going back to their roots! Comment

Standing O

Brooklyn-born vice admiral honored by Police Athletic League

Standing O: Vice Admiral David Kriete, who grew up in Sunset Park and played baseball for years with the league, spoke to students on May 14. Comment

Top of her class: Teacher nabs $20,000 prize for excellence

Standing O: Three cheers for Park Slope middle school teacher Lynn Shon, who netted a $20,000 prize from a city-based fellowship for exceptional service to not only to her school and students, but to the teaching profession in general. Comment

Challenged Athletes Foundation honors 9-year-old Mill Basin amputee

Standing O: Three cheers for Logan Passe, a 9-year-old Mill Basin boy who was honored by the Challenged Athletes Foundation on May 30! Comment

Readers: Vaccines should be mandatory for all

A cadre of New York lawmakers want to eliminate religious exemptions to vaccinations before a state-wide measles outbreak subsides, with one upstate senator claiming the political will to ax the exemption hinges on fears stoked by the epidemic that’s overwhelmingly affected unvaccinated Brooklynites (“Crisis of faith: State pols want to eliminate religious exemptions to vaccination before measles outbreak subsides” by Colin Mixson, online May 29). Comments (22)

Fearless Living: The importance of taking the other side

Fearless Living: Growing up, I loved to debate people. Well, I didn’t always love it. Actually, it would often get me into trouble, and I hated it. But I did it anyway. I’m not sure why. I was born with it, like that little birthmark on the side of my nose that people often think is a nose ring. Comments (1)
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got Coheed and Cambria, bacon and beer, Smith Street Shakespeare, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Councilman Antonio Reynoso (D-Bushwick) announced his run for Borough President Monday. Comments (10)

‘Politics was in his DNA’: Former Bay Ridge District Leader Kevin Peter Carroll dies at 33

Former Bay Ridge District Leader and community advocate Kevin Peter Carroll died on June 3. He was 33. Comments (8)
Event: Brooklynites gathered in Flatlands for a “Night of Remembrance” on May 30, listening to the heart-wrenching stories of Holocaust survivors. Comment
Theater: They are bringing the Nights to Sunset. Comment
Park Slope: It’s the deadliest thing to come out of England since the Black Plague, and it can be yours for only $5,000! Comments (7)

Garden party: Bath Beach middle school opens new hydroponics lab

Bath Beach middle schoolers can now grow fruits and vegetables at IS 281’s new hydroponics lab. Comment

Brooklyn man charged with raping his 88-year-old neighbor: DA

Courts: A Brooklyn man who allegedly raped his 88-year-old neighbor on April 24 was formally charged in Kings County Supreme Court on June 3, according to prosecutors. Comments (2)
Marine Park: Cops busted 14 people in connection with a Southern Brooklyn drug ring that has been tied to a series of overdose deaths, according to authorities. Comment
The Visitation Church on Richards Street is a testament to the hard work and courage of those who came to a new land, their descendants, and all those who have followed them since. Click to give it a read on our sister site, Brownstoner! Read more…
Downtown: Hank’s for all the memories. Comments (1)

On Gay City News: Political leaders push to keep LGBTQ voice on City Council

Politics: Recognizing that all five gay members of the City Council face term limits at the end of 2021, a group of queer political leaders, including some of the current councilmembers, gathered at City Hall on May 22 to announce an initiative to ensure that the Council will continue to have LGBTQ members after the citywide elections two years from now. Comments (16)
Brighton Beach: Cops are hunting for a thief who robbed a sleeping man on a Brighton Beach stoop on May 25. Comments (1)
Fort Greene: Lottery applications for the city’s first LGBTQ-friendly senior residential building — Ingersoll Senior Residences in Fort Greene— opened on May 29. Comments (1)

Creep gropes woman in Downtown apartment building: NYPD

Downtown: Police are looking for a sleaze who they believe groped a woman on Lawrence Street last month. Comments (1)
Bensonhurst: A truck struck two people and wreaked havoc in Bath Beach on May 31, according to authorities. Comments (1)
Crown Heights: Cops are hunting the lowlife who left an anti-Semitic Post-it note that read “Hitler is coming” on a billboard outside the Jewish Children’s Museum on Eastern Parkway on May 30. Comments (20)

Broadway Brutality

Sins of the father: Fiend beats Williamsburg man with one hand, holds baby with the other, police

Williamsburg: Police are hunting three men suspected in a brutal Broadway beatdown on May 21, including one guy who hurled bottles at the victim — while holding a baby! Comments (5)

Screw loose: Man attacks teens with screwdriver in Williamsburg, cops

Williamsburg: Police are looking for the reprobate who stabbed three teens with a screwdriver on Flushing Avenue on May 25. Comments (1)
Crown Heights: He’s not playing fare! Comments (24)

Body found in Bay Ridge Channel identified as Prospect Lefferts Gardens man

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: Police have identified a man’s remains discovered in the water near Pier 4 in Sunset Park earlier this year as a Prospect Lefferts Gardens man. Comment
Cleaning Our Waterways: Uncle Sam isn’t taking any of the city’s crap! Comments (8)

Nothing but Nets!: Brooklyn Nets help Crown Heights kids celebrate new playground

Crown Heights: This playground is ballin’! Comments (3)
Bensonhurst: Cops busted a suspect wanted in the brutal murder of a Brooklyn man. Comment

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