Kings County court delivers speedy justice

Standing O: Three cheers for the judges assigned to the Civil Term of Kings County Supreme Court, who last year completed more jury trials and decided more non-jury cases than jurists in any outher county in New York State. Comments (1)

Pratt Institute leader steps into new role

Standing O: The university’s former interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement, James Kempster, will lead a newly created communications and marketing team. Comment

Brookdale Hospital donates tablets to Brownsville students

Standing O: The Samsung tablets will allow the PS 284 kids to program and control Lego automatons as part of a robotics curriculum. Comment

Dems’ immigration rhetoric prioritizes politics over safety

The Right View: Democrats’ outrage over the possible deportation of an undocumented delivery man arrested at Fort Hamilton, and silence after a reported illegal immigrant and gang member allegedly shot a man to death on a city subway platform, proves they prioritize the politics of immigration above else, according to our columnist. Comments (9)
Checkin’ in with: St. Joseph’s College President Dr. Donald Boomgaarden is so committed to his students’ success that he now teaches some pupils himself, in a folk-music class he debuted last fall. The educator sat down with us to discuss his time atop the university, and the plans he is orchestrating to lead it into the future. Comments (2)

Consider open-shop construction in Brooklyn

Speak Out: Our readers expressed a need for a less restrictive local construction industry, and shared thoughts on more issues in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (4)
Standing O: Small-business owner Ryan Powers, who created an indoor miniature-golf course and escape room in Red Hook, gave tips to other aspiring moguls during an event at Dime Community Bank in Bensonhurst. Comment

Legal eagles talk about Me Too movement in the workplace

Standing O: Attorneys and law students spoke about sexual harassment and assault during a class on ethics and diversity hosted by the Brooklyn Bar Association. Comment
Standing O: Three tech-savvy 10 year olds fought for the regional title in the Brooklyn Robotics League Southeast Semi-Final Competition. Comment

Every adult needs a night out

Fearless Living: Hitting the town after dark isn’t just for kids, argues our columnist, who writes of the uknown joys — and personal growth — that can be found by spending the late hours in the company of unfamiliar revelers. Comment

Checkin’ in with ... Kingsborough Community College President Dr. Claudia Schrader

Checkin’ in with: Kingsborough Community College President Dr. Claudia Schrader just kicked off her second semester atop the school, after taking over as its chief educator last September. Comments (1)

Words to help heal a community

Speak Out: Our readers submit their thoughts and words of comfort on the heels of three gruesome killings in Sheepshead Bay and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comment
Standing O: Our sister publication recognized two Kings County educators for dedicating their lives to the enrichment of local youngsters. Comment

The GOP’s road to ousting Rose

The Right View: Our Courier columnist weighs in on the pool of Republican candidates already jockeying to run against newly elected Democratic Rep. Max Rose, and why anyone seriously considering the Rock-to-Ridge congressional seat must run a solid campaign in Kings County. Comments (10)
Checkin’ in with: The 61st Precinct’s top cop sat down with us to discuss how he kept crime in his area down overall last year, his command’s response to the recent deadly hammer attack at a Sheepshead Bay restaurant, and more in an exclusive interview. Comments (9)

Coney Islanders mixed on Trader Joe’s for nabe

Speak Out: Our readers weighed in on a controversial petition to bring an outpost of inexpensive grocer Trader Joe’s to Coney Island, and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (3)
Standing O: Legal eagles led a matrimonial-mediation course to facilitate more peaceful divorce proceedings for Brooklynites. Comment

Leader of Bay Ridge special-needs organization retires

Standing O: Paul Cassone, the executive director and chief executive officer of the Guild for Exceptional Children, retired after more than four decades of tireless work. Comment
Standing O: Leaders of the Downtown center celebrated the grand opening of its new Livingston Street space on Jan. 15. Comment

Jamming with prison musicians taught me to trust myself — and others

Fearless Living: Our columnist discovers the freedom that can be found from throwing oneself into music during an at-home jam session with local musicians that play with inmates at area prisons. Comments (1)
Standing O: Borough President Adams honored a group of big-hearted locals as his latest “Heroes of the Month” during a recent ceremony at Borough Hall. Comment
Standing O: Pupils from Cobble Hill’s Digital Art and Cinema Technology High School won big in Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow contest. Comment
Standing O: The James Madison High School student took home the grand prize for her essay about Cuban singer Celia Cruz. Comment

A case for vacationing in gun country

Fearless Living: Our columnist visits the swamps of Louisana, where the strangers she takes the time to get to know reveal some unexpected ties that bind her normal life Brooklyn with that on the bayou. Comments (3)

Barbadian-born Justice Sylvia Hinds-Radix honored with Diversity Trailblazer Award

Standing O: The New York State Bar Association will honor Barbadian-born Justice Sylvia Hinds-Radix for her promotion of equality and diversity in the workplace. Comment
Standing O: Brooklyn-born-and-bred attorney Michele Mirman is the newest member of the board. Comment

Greenpoint Y honors local ‘superheroes’ at awards dinner

Standing O: The honorees expemlify what it means to give back, according to leaders of the Greenpoint Y. Comment

DeBlasio’s problem with addiction

The Right View: Our columnist argues that in the mayor’s ongoing quest to make New York the fairest big city in America, he has become one of the biggest enablers of drug addicts in Brooklyn and beyond. Comment

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