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Carmine speaks from his pal Ed’s heart!

Big Screecher: This week, it’s a very special Carmine. Comments (7)

Carmine speaks from his pal Ed’s heart!

Big Screecher: This week, it’s a very special Carmine. Comment

We’re to blame for gun violence — lock, stock, and barrel

A Britisher’s View: Gun control is a step in the right direction, but it doesn’t go nearly far enough to address our epidemic of violence, sez our columist. Comment

Instead of bans, let’s teach respect

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist says we need to make sure our kids respect one another before we start banning guns. Comment

Stan has the Christmas’ numbers

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist breaks down the holiday cheer. Comment

Believe it! Carmine visits Santa!

Sunday Screech: You won’t beleive what Carmine can’t believe this week! Comments (8)

Dreams come true: Carmine visits Santa!

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine knows who to talk to when he has a Christmas wish. Comment

Who’s Psy-ed are you on? Inflamatory K-Pop singer praised while controversial filmmaker is jailed

A Britisher’s View: A Korean-American rapper who wants to “kill those f------- Yankees” gets feted at the White House, while an Egyptian American sits in jail on trumped-up charges for making an anti-Islam movie. The double standard over free speech in the U.S. is gagging, says our columnist. Comment

I put the words right into their mouths

The Dad: This week, The Dad can’t control himself at the dinner table. Comments (1)

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Get ready for Brooklyn’s biggest pat on the back! Comment

Kings Pharmacy owner Ron DelGaudio wins prestigious award.

Standing O: Five packets go to owner Ron Del Gaudio, pharmacist-supreme, for winning the Health Mart® Diabetes Care Excellence Award. Standing O pal Ron is only one of five pharmacists across the country to have received this prestigious award, which was presented on Sept. 13. Comment

It might be the end of days, but Joanna still has to shop.

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist contemplates the end of days. Comment

Stan reminds us about Festivus!

It’s Only My Opinion: It’s for the rest of us! Comment

Carmine can’t stand it when old media wastes his time

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher wonders why newspapers fill precious space with garbage that no one cares about. Comments (9)

Speed bumps curb road hogs

Letters: Want to stop speeding on your street? Put in a speed bump, a letter writer says. Comment

Carmine hates it when newspapers waste space

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine plays editor, and determines that editors aren’t doing their job right! Comment

Arab Spring has sprung, but it’s borne no fruit

A Britisher’s View: Even after the Arab Spring, Muslim extremism has become an uncontrollable problem for the free world, writes our columnist. Comment

Getting the boys to talk about girls

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie figures she has to start listening if she wants her boys to start talking. Comment

Standing O has the holiday spirit!

Standing O: It’s ho, ho, ho for Toys for Tots and do gooding all around the town. Comment

Italian restaurant opens to rave reviews

Standing O: Park Slope Mangiare bene tutti persone Benvenuto to Piccola, the newest trendiest and bestest wine bar, pizza place, and ristorante to mangiare a tutti bene prima portata e dopo dolce. Piccola offers […] Comment

FEMA’s excuse gives new meaning to lame

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist says the Federal Emergency Management Agency should find a better lie. Comment

Lou was a member of Kelly’s Kobras — and don’t you forget it

Speak Out: This week, America’s Columnist laments the folding of the newsletter that helped keep his old war buddies together. Comment

Stan on pizza, latkes, and Chanukah gelt

It’s Only My Opinion: Get ready for Stan’s annual Chanukah column! Comment

Carmine’s warning: Don’t chew dare!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine finds it hard to believe what you get a ticket for these days! Comments (22)

Listen up, electeds, and do your job

Letters: Ian Randal Strock has a message for our representatives in Washington. Comment

Carmine warns: Don’t bite and drive

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine can’t believe that a woman got a ticket for biting her nails while driving! Comment

Pearl Harbor should be a lesson for Bam

A Britisher’s View: President Obama, being probed by the State Department for his mishandling of the Benghazi terror attacks, could learn a lot from the way another deadly assault on an American facility was handled by the commander-in-chief 71 years ago. Comment

Wait, that cavity is not her fault?

The Dad: This week, The Dad teaches his youngest that personal responsibility begins and ends with tooth decay. Comment

Standing O is back and cheering Brooklyn on!

Standing O: We’re boosting Brooklyn one boost at a time. Comment

New chairman of dept. of medicine takes his chair.

Standing O: Fort Greene Welcome and take a seat Hats off to Dr. Jean Ford for being named the new Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Jean brings with him loads of experience […] Comment

Judge Joanna rules on ‘nanny murder’

Not for Nuthin’: Not for Nuthin, but we all know she’s guilty! Comment

Stan steers you to the Charity Navigator

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan talks about the best charities around. Comment

Carmine reads it, but he can’t believe it!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine says Denis Hamill should win the Wurlitzer Prize! Comments (6)

Carmine can’t believe what he reads

Big Screecher: Carmine’s read something important — and he wants you to know about it! Comment

Palestinians are their own worst enemies

A Britisher’s View: Our columnist outlines the growing violence perpetrated against Palestinians — by Palestinians themselves. Comment

Coming to terms with the Season of Joy in a post-Sandy world

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie figures out that its good to give. Comment

Standing O is back and cheering Brooklyn on!

Standing O: We’re boosting Brooklyn one boost at a time. Comment

Thanks for the wheels

Standing O: Wow, no wonder state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) was re-elected. He really comes across with the goods. He is so in tune with his constituents that he knows exactly what they need when they need it. And in the nick of time, no less. The good senator was able to secure a grant of 43,000 buckeroos toward a new emergency fire rescue vehicle for the Gerrittsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department when the venerable house celebrated its 90th anniversary. Comment

If you ban the nativity, you should ban nudity

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist says she prefers donkeys to butts. Comment

Stan has two gifts that keep on giving

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist recommends magazine subscriptions as holiday gifts, offers advice on how to save on holiday cards, and explains how he became a philatelist. Comment

Sit back with your coffee and Carmine.

Sunday Screech: Carmine doesn’t need an introduction. Just read it. Comments (1)

Carmine’s got a few words for a few things

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine has a few things to say about a few things. So read it. Comment

Israel’s offensive in Gaza is a necessary evil

A Britisher’s View: Jews have contributed more than their fair share to humanity — despite being vilified – our columnist says. Comment

So many faces in and out of my life…

The Dad: This week, The Dad ponders the lives of all those kids he’s helped raise through osmosis. Comments (1)
Standing O: We’re putting down our turkey leg (but just for the moment) so we can give a few special Brooklynites the atta boys they deserve. Comment

Xaverian Clipper is an All-American

Standing O: Two touchdowns and a big Standing O to senior Laray Smith. The high schooler was selected to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl sponsored by the United States Marines Corps this January in Carson, California. Our pal Laray is no stranger to fame. The running back was named Junior All-American in the 200-meter dash last year and is a three-year football standout, averaging almost 10 yards per carry this season for the Clippers. Comment

Not for Nuthin’, but enjoy that turkey

Not for Nuthin’: You guessed it: A column discussing things to be thankful for. Comment

Stan’s thankful for many things, including O’Reilly

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan gives us the run down on Papa Bear’s books, and offers some Thanksgiving advice. Comment

Carmine can’t wait for il Centro to open!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Carmine celebrates the completion of a new building 30 years in the making! Comments (1)

She’s got a finger or four for Gershbein!

Letters: Our letter writers chime in on President Obama’s reelection, and tell our columnist Stanley Gershbein what he can do with his prognostications. Comment

Carmine can’t wait for il Centro to open!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher celebrates the completion of a new building 30 years in the making! Comment

Bam’s herd of voters

A Britisher’s View: President Obama can credit his re-election to a lack of American sensibilities, sez our columnist. Comment

Our fearless mom adjusts in the wake of Sandy

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie is reminded that life is, in fact, beautiful. Comments (2)

Don’t gobble up this last tradition

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist says it’s not cool to go Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving. Comment

Stan on Sandy, Libya, and the news cycle

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist wonders how things get pushed off the front page. Comment

Carmine’s like a kid in the candy store!

Sunday Screech: This week, we remind you that nothing makes Carmine more content than kids having fun — and him eating candy! Comment

Plea for Veteran’s Day — no more war!

Letters: Our letter writers remember our veterans as well as those left rattled by Hurricane Sandy. Comment

Kids plus candy equals one happy Carmine

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine recounts how he and the Harway moms pulled off an impromptu Halloween party! Comment

Are Americans chopped liver?

A Britisher’s View: Uncle Sam pours bilions into foreign aid while Sandy’s ravaged victims continue to suffer in silence. Comment

Lessons learned during Hurricane Sandy

The Dad: This week, The Dad learns that you can’t shield your kids from everything — and sometimes that’s a good thing. Comments (1)

Standing O is back and cheering Brooklyn on!

Standing O: We’re boosting Brooklyn one boost at a time. Comment

Big man on campus

Standing O: A big shout out to Christopher Warren. Comment

Thank goodness they cancelled the Marathon

Not for Nuthin’: This week our columnist vents about the Marathon. Comment

Hurricanes, power loss, transistors, and Lou Powsner

Speak Out: Lou remembers the days of radio, and how it continues to speak out! Comment

Stan has had it with polling

It’s Only My Opinion: With the election just a day away, Stan tries his best to write a neutral column. Comment

How Carmine got through Hurricane Sandy

Sunday Screech: Carmine spent the day before the storm of the century like he does just about every weekend: eating with his family. Comments (9)

Brooklyn sounds off against Hurricane Sandy

Letters: Hurricane Sandy left Brooklyn battered and bruised, but unleashed a squall of sound bites from our cyber commentariat, check it out! Comment

Carmine finds solace in family and food

Big Screecher: Carmine spent the day before the storm of the century like he does just about every weekend: eating with his family. Comment

Ida’s memories are frozen in time

Here’s Ida’s thoughts — and football picks — for the week. Comment

Sandy bring Steph closer to family, friends, and city

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie weathers the storm. Comment

Sheepshead Bay woman relives Sandy’s horror

A Britisher’s View: She ignored a mandatory evacuation order, and was left homeless by the storm of the century. Here she relives the horror. Comment

Standing O is back and cheering Brooklyn on!

Standing O: We’re boosting Brooklyn one boost at a time. Comment

Vital Image celebrates 40 years in the hood.

Standing O: It’s been one heck of a trip for Sal Commisso. The sensational snipper has been creating beautiful haircuts since March 9, 1972 at Vital Image, where he worked side-by-side with his late brother Comment

How I prepared for the storm, or Oreos are delicious

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist goes on a quest to get the essentials necessary to weather a storm. Did she succeed? You decide. Comment

A little bit of this and a little bit of that

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan finds his notes to himself, and writes them all down for you. Comment

Carmine remembers the World Trade Center bombing — and an old friend

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine gets some sad news, and the memories come rushing back. Comments (2)

Our intern made a music video!

Podcast: Here’s a shout out to Stevie Goode. Comment

Carmine remembers the first World Trade Center attack

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine gets some sad news, and the memories come rusing back. Comment

Brooklyn ‘never stops loving’ Babs

Letters: That, and other letters from our mailbag. Comment

U.S. terror outrage ‘not optimal’

A Britisher’s View: American outrage to war on terror is “not optimal,” according to our columnist. Comment

Standing O is back and cheering on Brooklyn!

Standing O: It was a tough trek over hills and dales in a strange place called Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, but our girls at Bishop Kearney High School ran rings around the other schools at the New York City Mayor’s Cup Race. More than 48 teams, comprised of public and private schools, competed in the annual event, but guess who came out on top? Comment

From nurse to playwright

Standing O: She went in as a nurse and came out a playwright. Kimberly La Force entered the nursing program with one year as a registered nurse in her cap with all intentions of continuing her medical career, but a funny thing happened on the way to the podium. Our pal took a creative writing course led by Prof. Jane Mushabac and the rest, as they say, is blockbuster Broadway history. Comment

My daughters and women’s rights

The Dad: This week, The Dad realizes how lucky he and his kids are becasue they live in a country where women have rights. Comments (6)

A sob story — right up until the end.

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist wonders if the banks will ever learn their lesson. Comment

Pick a pumpkin: PS 130’s fall fest is a blast for families, kids and pumpkin lovers

BoroBeat: Think you could guess the weight of a giant pumpkin? Comment

Stan says PBS isn’t worth funding

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist figures Sesame Street is too big to be subsidized, and that Joe Biden has a big mouth. Comment

Carmine buys a cheap printer — and pays a price!

Sunday Screech: Carmine complains about a printer, then eats for free. Comments (3)

East is East and West is West.

A Britisher’s View: It’s time for a global convention on Islam and its human timebombs, claims out columnist. Comment

Carmine’s got a new printer — and it don’t work!

Big Screecher: In this week’s screech, Carmine says can’t stand his new printer, but loves going to neighborhood events where the food is free. Comment

Sharing knowledge — and so much more — at pottery class

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie’s youngest takes the lead, and shows his big brother how to do something for a change. Comment

Standing O is back and cheering Brooklyn on!

Standing O: We’re boosting Brooklyn one boost at a time. Comment

Infertility and fertility medical offices open in Brooklyn Heights

Standing O: The ribbon was snipped with care on Oct. 10 when Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York opened a new office at 26 Court St. Medical director and borough son Dr. Joshua Klein will lead a team of doctors, nurses, and technicians in offering patients the latest, state-of-the-art technology in the treatment of fertility, infertility, and comprehensive chromosomal screening. Comment

Mexico is the place for Orlando Orea

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our national affairs columnist sounds off on the murder of Michael Jones. Comment

Stan finds wisdom buried in his pockets

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan finds his notes to himself, and writes them all down for you. Comment

Free Carmine!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine takes a cue from those guys at Occupy Wall Street and demands free things! Comments (4)

How about a Dept. of Peace?

Letters: Our letter writers want our representatives in Washington to give peace a chance. Comment

Carmine wants stuff for free, just like those fellas at Occupy Wall Street

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine once again points out his short arms and deep pockets. Comment

Time’s up for the leader of the free world!

A Britisher’s View: The most powerful man on earth roared in like a lion in 2008, but debated like a lamb last week, according to our columnist. Comment

Teens, parties, booze, and choices

The Dad: This week, The Dad let’s his daughter decide how to spend a Friday night. Comments (2)
Standing O: We’re boosting Brooklyn one boost at a time. Comment
Standing O: Bay Ridge Going to a garden party Everybody party like it’s 1862! The folks at Adelphi Academy celebrated the venerable institution’s 150th anniversary by snipping the ribbon on a beautiful […] Comment
Standing O: Snip, snip hooray and welcome to the neighborhood. Owner and broker extraordinaire Jean-Paul Ho opened a brand new real-estate office on the tony streets of Boerum Hill. Jean-Paul and wife Venus, along with staff and state Sen. John Sampson, (D–Canarsie), among others, celebrated the grand opening with a ribbon cutting on Oct. 1. Comment

Where is Ed Sullivan when you need him?

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist breaks down the history of reality television. Comment

Lou’s back, and he’s talking about radios!

Speak Out: This week, Lou returns with a tale of talkies and tunes. Comment

Stan on the state of Israel

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist reminds his readers how important he thinks Israel is. Comment

Carmine don’t like what Michelle Obama is doing to our kids

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine says the federal government is starving our most-precious commodity! Comments (19)

‘Get one thing straight, Shav!’

Letters: One of our letter writers doesn’t like our columnist’s take on U.S.–Middle East relations. Comment

Carmine’s had it with Michelle Obama’s food policy

Big Screecher: In this week’s screech, Carmine says the federal government shouldn’t starve school children! Comment

Hate speech is free speech in the U.S.

A Britisher’s View: One person’s hate speech is another’s free speech, according to our columnist. Comment

Steph on celebrating the holidays — or not

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom comes to terms with her Jewishness. Comments (2)

Standing O is back and cheering Brooklyn on!

Standing O: We’re boosting Brooklyn one boost at a time. Comment

Nurse receives award for her dedication

Standing O: Kudos to Nereida “Nelly” Silverio, RN. The outstanding angel of mercy who gives out lots of TLC at Lutheran Medical Center was honored with the Daisy (diseases attacking the immune system) award for her dedication to her craft and depth of compassion that she gives to her patients. Our pal Nelly has been with the center for more than 13 years and received her degree in nursing in 2001. Comment

LICH employees donate supplies to PS 15 students

Standing O: Pencils, paper, backpacks, books — no more empty desks, yeah! The staff at Downstate Long Island College Hospital went deep into their pockets to donate new school supplies for the children of Public School 15 at 71 Sullivan St. Everyday items, including pens, pencils, notebooks, calculators, crayons, and markers were on the list. Comment

Step right up and get your Orgreenic!

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist lets us praises of a new stick-free pan. Comment

This week, Stan lets you fill in the blanks

It’s Only My Opinion: Stan went to see “2016: Obama’s America,” and wants to know if you can read his mind. Comment

Carmine’s freestyle screech

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine gives it to you freestyle style. Comments (11)

It’s Carmine, freestyle style!

Big Screecher: In this week’s screech, Carmine writes whatever comes into his head! Comment

Obama is clueless on radical muslims

A Britisher’s View: Muslim riots spell disaster for world freedom, and President Obama’s bid for re-election, says our columnist. Comment

Seventeen years later, it’s time to let go

The Dad: This week, The Dad realizes he’s got to give a little to get a lot. Comments (3)

Standing O is back and cheering Brooklyn on!

Standing O: We’re boosting Brooklyn one boost at a time. Comment

Centenarian celebrates the big 1-0-0 the old fashioned way.

Standing O: Sheepshead Bay Gather those candles Flowers and toasts to Louis Ross, the centenarian with the mostest, for reaching 100 years young. Our pal Louis celebrated the old-fashioned way — with a dinner […] Comment

Leaf and Bean opens its doors again. Yeah.

Standing O: Raise your mugs: Leaf and Bean is back. Slopers have had to endure the drought since January of this year when the specialty shop shut the doors on Seventh Avenue. But the beans are back in business and we can all stop and smell the aroma again. Comment

Man, did the Emmys bite the big one

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist says Jimmy Kimmel should stick to late night — because he is not funny, and she’s never awake when he is on. Comment

Stan explains those quotes you might, or might not, have heard

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan gives his opinion on some of the things people say. Comment

It’s Sunday, and that means it’s Carmine Time!

Sunday Screech: This week’s, it’s a cornucopia of Carmine! Comments (4)

Walmart — still a ‘smart’ option

Letters: Walmart may not be coming to Southern Brooklyn, but our letter writers are still singing the big-box chain’s praises. Comment

It’s a cornucopia of Carmine for your enjoyment!

Big Screecher: This week, the Big Screecher casts it out there — and you’ll swallow it hook, line, and sinker! Comment

Steph starts with the man in the mirror

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie thinks about the plight of other kids from Brooklyn Comments (1)

Where is the Muslim outcry over the anti-US mob attacks?

A Britisher’s View: Four Americans, including an ambassador, have been killed in anti-U.S. violence spanning more than 20 Muslim-majority nations, yet Muslims Americans remain deafeningly silent. Comment

Standing O is back and cheering Brooklyn on!

Standing O: We’re boosting Brooklyn one boost at a time. Comment

The prodigal boroughite returns

Standing O: Welcome and bienvenu to Paul Bessire, a borough son who is coming home as deputy director for development at the Brooklyn Museum. Our pal Paul begins his tenure this month. Comment

Panera Bread spreads the dough to fight breast cancer

Standing O: Three cheers to Panera Bread because its’ “Pink Ribbon Bagel” campaign is about to begin. The bodacious bakery has been in the pink for breast cancer research since 2001 when franchise owner Sue Stees first developed the pink ribbon-shaped breakfast staple, and has since raised well more than $1 million to combat the dreaded disease. Comment

Gulp! I can’t stand the mayor’s soda ban!

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist lets us know that banning Super Big Gulps is just another useless exercise. Comment

Man, how things have gotten worse since 5769!

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan lets you know why Obama must go. Comment

Say whatever you want, but Carmine pays his own way

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine lashes out against online commentators who have no guts! Comments (6)

‘Can’t-put-down’ article about deer hunter

Letters: A letter writer thanks us for a great article, then gives us lip for not giving her enough info about Brooklyn deer hunter Steven Rinella. Comment

Carmine says he pays his own way

Big Screecher: This week, the Big Screecher lets you know what he thinks — just like he does every week! Comment

‘I joined a cult to see if I could be brainwashed’

A Britisher’s View: The death of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon had our columnist remembering her brief stretch as an aspiring cultist — for the sake of a story, of course! Comment

The kids are off to a movie — without me!

The Dad: This week, The Dad is delighted his daughters are going to the movies together, even if he’s not invited. Comments (1)

Standing O does it again!

Standing O: No one cheers on Brooklyn like Standing O! And this week, we do it again! Comment

Cheering on a Broadway debut

Standing O: Applause, applause to Jason Gotay. This son of the borough is starring on Broadway in the roll of Randall, the love interest of Campbell, in “Bring It On,” the musical sensation sweeping the nation that tells the tale of high school cheerleading, competition and challenge. Comment

Scholarly fun at aquarium

Scholarly fun at aquarium

Standing O: And the winner is: Darya Inyutkina! This enterprising, future scientist, graduating high school student was awarded the George D. Ruggieri Scholarship from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium on Aug. 28. Our pal Darya moved the tassel over to the left on her mortar board from the Rachel Carson High School, where she earned a whopping 3.73 grade point average, as well as aced advanced-placement courses. She also passed College Now readiness courses at Kingsborough Community College. Comment

The nest is empty, and this mama bird is feeling fine!

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist lets us know how she’s been doing since her little one flew the coop. Comment

Turn off WALL-E and turn on Stan’s numbers

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan does the math so you don’t have to. Comment

Carmine is funny, and this week he proves it!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmines promisies to make you laugh or … your money back! (See, that was funny!) Comments (9)

‘Take Ed Greenspan off your letters page!’

Letters: Our letter writers love to go off on neighborhood politicians, city agencies, and our reporters. This week, they’re taking aim at one of their own. Comment

Carmine is funny, and this week he proves it!

Big Screecher: This week, Carmines promisies to make you laugh or … your money back! (See, that was funny!) Comment

The aftermath of the terror attacks — 11 years later

A Britisher’s View: The U.S. rose like a phoenix from the ashes after the Sept. 11 attacks — proving the best revenge is to celebrate a new day. Comment

Learning to love yourself is the greatest gift of all

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie learns that Whitney Houston was right. Comment

Standing O is back and cheering Brooklyn on!

Standing O: We’re patting everyone on the back — and our hands never get tired. Comment

Meet Brooklyn’s web crawler!

Standing O: Hip, hip hooray for Catherine Walker, the soon-to-be senior at St. Savior High School, who just completed the Science Research Mentoring Program in Laboratory Skills nicknamed “Research Boot Camp” at the American Museum of Natural History. The program prepares students for a mentorship with a museum scientist. Comment

Welcome to the men in blue

Welcome to the men in blue

Standing O: Standing O is giving a big bad “Bienvenue” to the city’s new boys in blue as fresh-faced grads from the latest police academy class joined the old pros at the 68th Precinct. Comment

Guidos and guidettes fade into the sunset

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist says goodbye to the gang from the Jersey Shore. Comment

Just one little English Muffin does the trick for Stan

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan discusses the miracle of Philly creamcheese on an English Muffin instead of an everything bagel — and why his pants are too large. Comment

Look, Carmine believes what he reads on the television

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine finds out the hard way that asparagus is not a miracle cure. Comments (4)

‘Dollar vans should be barred from Flatbush Avenue’

Letters: The dollar vans that zip up and down Flatbush Avenue shouldn’t be allowed on the road, our reader says. Comment

Carmine falls prey to interweb fallacies

Big Screecher: This week, the Big Screecher learns why his editor gets the big bucks — and it isn’t pretty. Comment

Happy birthday to the internet!

A Britisher’s View: The electronic highway turns 43 years old on Sunday — and our columnist reflects upon its virtues and vices. Comment

Dressing my best to impress my girl (and her college)

The Dad: This week, The Dad breaks down his choice of clothes for those trips to university campuses. Comments (3)

Standing O is back and cheering Brooklyn on!

Standing O: Boosting Brooklyn one boost at a time. Comment

Kearney girls do it again

Standing O: Bensonhurst Charity begins at home Bishop Kearney girls have done it again. For the fourth year in row, the students from Bishop Kearney High School joined with the Fire Department of New York to help […] Comment

Department of Probation redoes its resource hub

Standing O: You’ve done the crime, done the time, and now your ready to start anew! Well, New York City has made your reintroduction into society a bit more civil with its brand-new Resource Hub. The Department of Probation opened up the hub after the complete redo of an otherwise drab waiting room. The space is now a bright, vibrant, and cheery place. Not only can you sit and wait your turn to see your probation officer in comfort, but now you can also learn all about local opportunities, visit with representatives of community-based organizations, and use personal computers that are customized to interface videos and news with useful information. There is also plenty of reading material available to speed up the waiting time. Comment

In politics, life imitates the Junior High School

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan takes on childish politicans, and Mayor Bloomberg, too. Comment

If Carmine didn’t exaggerate, he wouldn’t be Carmine

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher tries to figure out how to get the attention of his grandkids. Or does he? Comments (8)

Look, Carmine exaggerates for effect

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine wonders what he has to do to get his grandkids to pay attention to him — especially since running them over is not an option. Or is it? Comment

Marriages cooked up by elders — not love: are a match made in hell

A Britisher’s View: Switzerland is criminalizing compulsory nuptials — a move set to stir a hornet’s nest of troubles, according to our columnist. Comment

Pilot to co-pilot, we are ready for take-off

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist ships her only child to college — and tries to deal with an empty nest. Comment

I’m disheveled … and proud of it

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie lets go of her worries that she is not as organized as she was when she worked full time. Comment
Standing O: We’re boosting Brooklyn one boost at a time. Comment

Cable giant foots bill for new Learning Lab

Standing O: Park Slope Hats off to the good guys at Time Warner Cable for footing the bill for a brand new learning lab at Good Shepherd Services. The state-of-the-art facility will provide locals with access to […] Comment

Another year older, but still smiling

Standing O: Coney Island 104 and counting It’s another birthday for Louise Edelman. The über centenarian celebrated the big 104 with cake, balloons, and good wishes at her residence at Scheuer House […] Comment

Stan’s random thoughts aren’t so random

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan writes about some things that happened to pop into his mind, like Killadelphia. Comment

Why won’t anybody pay attention to me?

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine rallies against a waste transfer station in Gravesend — and the fact that people are too busy to notice him on the street. Comments (8)

‘Gov. Cuomo is Wimpy’

Letters: Our letter writers have plenty of opinions. One of them thinks Gov. Cuomo acts like a comic-strip character — and it isn’t Superman. Comment

Tornado down! Tornado down!

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine has a tough time getting to a rally against a hated waste transfer station. Comment

Doggone it! His Wagnificence deserves to be saluted on National Dog Day — and every day

A Britisher’s View: Faithful Fido has loved, nurtured, and saved us throughout the ages — and National Dog Day is a time to celebrate this amazing creature. Comment

Am I responsible if my kid murders someone?

The Dad: This week, The Dad tries to figure out how he would feel if his child commits murder. Comment
Standing O: Boosting Brooklyn one boost at a time. Comment

Harvesting the good stuff

Standing O: Three cheers to EmblemHealth for joining with Harvest Home Farmer’s market and providing the best stuff on earth: fresh fruits and veggies, cooking demos, and free health screenings. In an effort to teach us how to eat right and live longer, Emblem set up fresh markets throughout the city as part of it’s Eating for Good Health program. In our big, beautiful borough the market comes to Coney Island Hospital every Friday through Nov. 16. After you pick up that fresh zucchini or bunch of delicious peppers you can view a cooking demo and then go home and cook up a storm. But before you leave, you might want to have your blood checked or make sure you sugar levels are a-OK. Comment

Oh captains, my captains!

Oh captains, my captains!

Standing O: Three cheers to the captains that boldly went where no captain went before — that is on the field to lead their teams to victory. Before the school year at Bishop Kearney HS ended, it was important for the teaches and staff, especially athletic directors Anthony Troiano and Gina Trani Marshall, to recognize the good deeds of these team leaders, whose dedication went beyond what was expected of them. The captains assisted the coaches, lead their teams by example, and exemplified sportsmanship and the importance of academics. Comment

Mayor Mike is wary of Trojans bearing gifts

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our national affairs columnist sticks it to Mayor Bloomberg for taking away a vibrator giveaway. Comment

Stan runs into himself at the dentist office

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan meets his match — in name only. Comment

Pineapple express: How one man changed Brooklyn produce forever

Sunday Read: In this week’s Sunday Read, learn how 84-year-old Daniel Spitz brought exotic fruit to Brooklyn, and changed the borough in the process. Comment

Carmine speeds to Atlantic City — loaded with soda and pickles

Sunday Screech: Armed with a bucket of Seven-Up and barrel of his favorite treat, Carmine better get to the Taj quick before an accident happens! Comments (2)

Carmine’s in a rush to get to the Taj Mahal

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher makes the mistake of eating and drinking too much while en route to Atlantic City! Comment

Shame on the International Olympic Committee

A Britisher’s View: Our columnist gives the International Olympic Committee a tarnished bronze medal for treating Saudi Arabia with kid gloves. Comment

A Fearless sermon on the mount

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie reports from Mount St. Helens, where she and the kids had what amounts to a religious experience Comments (2)

Revenge of the Standing O

Standing O: Here comes another round of ‘atta boys! Comment

Gun control won’t stop those that want to kill

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Joanna says banning guns isn’t the answer. Comment

Lou saw the light — and it fought crime

Speak Out: This week, Lou Powsner remembers how he and a bunch of Coney Island merchants took their streets back from criminals in the 1960s. Comment

Smith & Wesson, meet Stan the Man

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan tells it like it is, but it’s only his opinion! Comment

Look, Carmine’s not throwing out his Kodak Disc camera

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech, Carmine gives dozens of reasons why he can’t throw out his momentos — and yes, that includes old batteries. Comments (5)

It’s official, Carmine’s a hoarder!

Big Screecher: This week, the Big Screecher comes to terms with the fact that he can’t throw anything out, but that’s okay, because he’s Carmine! Comment

Ooooh-lympic fever!

A Britisher’s View: The Olympics are so great that even sports haters love ‘em, our columnist says. Comment

I hate myself because my daughter’s away at camp … and I love it

The Dad: This week, The Dad laments the fact that he doesn’t miss his daughter enough! Comments (1)

A transit jobs is a thankless occupation, until now

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Joanna sings the praises of our transit workers. Comment

To flush or not to flush? Stan provides the wisdom

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan waxes poetic on the climate, Sen. Schumer, and his favorite mayor, Ed Koch. Comment

Carmine says he wants his big, sugary drinks

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine enjoys a Cylcones game, but wishes the mayor would lay off his fast food! Comments (23)

Guess what? Carmine’s not happy about Bloomberg’s sugary drinks ban

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine blasts Mayor Bloomberg for trying to take away his bucket of Seven-Up. Comment

A rogue-cop case reminds us of Gerard Papa’s violent run-in with the NYPD

A Britisher’s View: Bensonhurst resident Gerard Papa’s encounter with officers from the 60th Precinct changed the face of cop-civilian controversies forever, our columnist says. Comment

Little fish survive swimming with sharks

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom learns that her son (and dog) can (someimes) handle themselves in scary situations. Comment

Why is the question that we can’t answer

Not for Nuthin’: How far down the rabbit hole does a society have to go to produce an individual that harbors such intense violence? And how bad does the violence and madness have to be before the society wakes up and smells the coffee? Comment

Alas, the bar is raised too low on Coney Island

Speak Out: This week, Lou laments Mayor Bloomberg’s plan for the People’s Playground. Comment

Stan has the numbers, you do the math

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan tells it like it is, but it’s only his opinion! Comment

Carmine’s reasons to go to green markets

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine relives the days when people chatted on the street, at his Bensonhurst green market! Comments (3)

Screech this! Carmine’s can’t be a GAVONE, our readers say

Letters: Our readers defend the Big Screecher — from himself! Comment

Carmine loves green markets, and here’s why

Big Screecher: This week, the Big Screecher tells you how green markets remind him of a time when he was a not-so-Big Screecher! Comment

Stop-and-frisk is NYPD’s ‘Finest’ tool

A Britisher’s View: City electeds should promote good citizenship, not invent racial tensions, writes our columnist. Comment

The Dad’s oldest considers the army

The Dad: This week, The Dad learns his 17-year-old is thinkning about enlisting! Comments (6)

All hail the students!

All hail the students!

Standing O: Standing O is boosting the borough’s best again. Comment
Standing O: My oh my oh my — Miss Susie is 113 years young. The uber centenarian, Susannah Mushatt Jones, better known as Miss Susie, who turned 113 on July 6, celebrated the milestone with friends and family at a party on July 12 at the Vandalia Senior Center, where she resides. Ole Miss was entertained by students from the Roy H. Mann Intermediate School drama team, who danced and sang along with her niece Doris Leonard to round out the whoop-de-doo. And did we mention the world’s biggest cake? Yup, there were plenty of candles, too. Our Miss Susie even got a special wish from friend and fellow centenarian Gavina Guarrma, who is 101 years young. Comment

Beth Israel honors the Phillippines

Standing O: Flatlands It was a party, karumba, fiesta at Beth Israel Medical Center as nurses and patients celebrated a “Journey to the Philippines,” through music, song, dance, history, and food. The […] Comment

Eureka goes out the way it came in

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our national affairs and television columnist gives her take on the last episode of her favorite show, “Eureka.” Spoiler alert: You better watch it before you read this! Comment

Is the internet hazardous to your child’s health?

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan warns you about the dangers the internet poses to your kids. Comment

Look, Carmine loves cucumbers!

Sunday Screech: Are cucumbers awesone. Carmine says you bet they are! Comments (6)

The Screecher gives you the numbers on cucumbers

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher let’s you in on a little-known fact: cucumbers are awesome. Comment

Nets can’t bank on Barclays

A Britisher’s View: Hoop fans trying to stay afloat in rough economic seas might be hard-pressed to patronize a sports venue named after a greedy one-percenter, says our columnist. Comment

This summer, I’m not sending my kids away to camp

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom looks forward to a summer free of plans — when she hopes to learn from her kids. Comments (4)
Standing O: This week, or borough’s biggest booster distributes some extra-special pats on the back. Comment

Senator for a day

Senator for a day

Standing O: Representing Ridgites is not an easy job — just ask state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) — but somebody has to do it. This year our pal in Albany got a break when three industrious students took over the reigns as winners of the “State Senator for a Day” essay contest and sat in the hot seat. Comment

Ban the donuts and full speed ahead

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist wonders what Mayor Bloomberg should prohibit next. Comment

Yes, yes, yes … I am going to rehab!

Speak Out: This week, Lou sings the praises of the Sheepshead Bay Rehabilitation Center. Comment

Stan goes fast and furious with his questions

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan has more than a few queries about how Washington is run. Comment

Carmine once again writes about the Mermaid Parade two weeks after it happens

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher repeats what he said about the Mermaid Parade last year. Comments (2)

Linda Sarsour is a perfect choice for CB10

Letters: Our readers chime in on Borough President Markowitz’s decision to appoint conroversial Muslim leader Linda Sarsour to a Bay Ridge community panel. Comment

Carmine dines with Mermaids!

Big Screecher: The Mermaid Parade was two weeks ago, but Carmine’s still talking about all the food he ate at the celebration. Comment

Wimbledon made me a pro!

A Britisher’s View: Our columnist started out wanting to be a tennis writer — here she waxes about her first assignment at the famed courts. Comment

Can you dig it?

Standing O: Standing O is back with another round of ‘atta boys! Comment

Bank gives out more than toasters

Standing O: Talk about a major mitzvah! Northfield Bank celebrated the opening of its newest branch on 13th Avenue, right here in our little burg, with a gala event — then sweetened the deal with a hefty cash donation to a local charity. Comment

Talk about a lifesaving measure!

Standing O: It’s shiny, it’s new, and it’s all thanks to the generosity of Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein (D-Midwood). The Brooklyn legislator secured $125,000 in state funds so that Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corps could purchase a brand new, siren blaring, road hugging ambulance. Comment

America is beautiful — but these guys aren’t

Not for Nuthin’: This week Joanna celebrates America, and bashes the politicians who let us down. Comment

Stan knows who really won last year’s Wisconsin labor fight

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan gives the final word on last year’s collective bargaining fight in Wisconsin. Comment

Carmine opines on hidden symbols and messages on backs of dollar bills

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher shows you why he loves America, but hates parting with dollar bills! Comments (6)

Simmering Ridge food vendor wars boil over

Letters: Readers offer some food for thought about the ongoing battle between street kitchens and brick and mortar restaurants. Comment

Carmine breaks down the back of a buck

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher shows you why he loves America, but hates parting with dollar bills! Comment

Is Borough President Markowitz Sar-serious?

A Britisher’s View: This week, our columnist questions Borough President Markowitz’s decision to appoint a controversial Arab American civic leader to a Bay Ridge community panel. Comment

When will they have time for me!

The Dad: This week, The Dad wonders whether he should force his kids to take a vacation with him. Comments (2)

Self-taught musician is one of a kind!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting to the beat! Comment

One comfy donation

Standing O: Husband-and-wife doctors Kiran Patel and Pallevi Patel gave a generous six-figure gift to the Brooklyn Hospital Center at its Founder’s Ball on June 6 — a $250,000 donation to have the hospital’s emergency room waiting area remodeled. We here at Standing O know that the only thing worse than waiting in an emergency room is waiting in an uncomfortable emergency room chair, so we personally want to thank Drs. Patel for their donation from the bottom of our hearts — and bottoms. Comment

Fast and Furious? How about Dumb and Dumber?

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Joanna takes a bite out of stupidity and duplicity. Comment

Stan sorts through the scraps of paper on his nightstand

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist talks about the little bits of trivia sitting near his bed — and his addiction to 99-cent stores. Comment

Carmine’s back, and he doesn’t believe the interweb!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine flashes back to his favorite episodes — because the interweb lied to him! Comments (10)

Carmine says don’t believe the interweb!

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine says he’s learned a valuable lesson the hard way: don’t believe what you read on the internet! Comment

Deport ‘Jaafarious’ Syrian — ASAP

A Britisher’s View: Syrian henchman Bashar al-Assad’s former aide is now studying at Columbia University, which puts her in the same class as anti-American PS 90 Principal Greta Hawkins, and unpatriotic schools chief Dennis Walcott, our columnist says. Comment

Here they are — the best of the borough

Standing O: It’s Thursday, and the Courier celebrates with some Standing Os! Comment

To the moon and beyond

Standing O: Brooklyn Heights To the moon and beyond How can you top the moon? George Wahlert, director of the Medical Library at SUNY Downstate at Long Island College Hospital, did just that by donating a very […] Comment
Standing O: Canarsie Keeping your heart in tip-top shape is now a little easier thanks to the new and improved, state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab at Brookdale University Hospital. The ribbon was snipped […] Comment

Life’s lessons — from a dog

Fearless Living: This week, the family welcomes a new dog — and all that comes with it. Comments (1)

Will they start this trial already!

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist says its time to get the trial of Khalid Skeikh Mohammed moving. Comment

Lou’s back! And he’s speaking out about his days in the military

Speak Out: Lou Powsner returns with a tale of his days in the Air Force. Comment

America by the numbers

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist spells it out for you — then adds it all up! Comment

Look, Carmine wants the damn B64 bus back!

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine demands the MTA return a much-needed bus line. Comment

It’s Father’s Day, so enjoy it

The Dad: This week, The Dad figures it all worked out for him and his fellow fathers. Comments (1)

A true-blue tribute to Flag Day

A Britisher’s View: Today is Flag Day. It’s a time to honor the Stars and Stripes, whose might and right should be hailed every day, our columnist says. Comment

Everything is so green!

Standing O: Standing O is back, telling you why Brooklyn is so awesome! Comment

Broadway-bound students hoof it up

Standing O: Drama Club students at Marine Park Middle School headed off to the bright lights of Broadway to perform at the annual Broadway Beacon awards on June 4 at the Hudson Theater on 44th Street in Midtown. Comment

Spreading the Kash and letting the scholarships grow

Standing O: Bay Ridge Spread the Kash Betty Kash was more than just a charter member of the Narrows Community Theater organization, she was a patron of the arts, a dear friend to many, and an advocate for children […] Comment

The What a Good Job You Did Generation gets a lesson in reality

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist applauds David McCullough for telling it like it is. Comment

Stan’s take on famous one-word answers

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist reminds us of some famous one-liners. Comment

Look, Carmine wants the damn B64 bus back!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine demands the MTA return a much-needed bus line! Comments (5)

Carmine shows his soft side at Kingsborough

Big Screecher: This week, we learn that the Big Screecher sometimes breaks down and cries for no good reason! Comment

It’s time to cut off aid to Pakistan

A Britisher’s View: Our columnist says no American taxpayer dollars should go to a nation that has zero interest in capturing the bad guys. Comment

Should our fearless mom leave the kids home alone?

Fearless Living: This week, Mom convinces herself it’s okay to leave the kids by themselves so she and dad can go on a date. Comments (5)

Another week, another bunch of the borough’s best

Standing O: It was a tasty treat for longtime diner Lorraine Santino as she celebrated her 60th birthday with hubby Jimmy Santino and Alice Lin, owner of Tasty Tavern (this is the Year of the Dragon, after all). The trio celebrated the auspicious occasion by hoisting a glass, toasting yum seng, and wishing happy fortune cookies for many more birthdays to come. Standing O sends tasty tidings to Lorraine — shengri kuaile! Comment
Standing O: Budding student reporters and activists need a place to contemplate and recreate and, thanks to Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio, they now have one at the Secondary School for Journalism at John Jay High School in Park Slope. High schoolers there helped transform an old parking space into a swanky cool new courtyard, where they can ponder, perambulate, plop, and shoot hoops between classes. The students started advocating to fix up the space with a letter-writing campaign five years ago. Now, the area has been transformed into a basketball court, with new blacktop, and greenery on the sidelines. Comment

Brookdale Hospital cuts the ribbon!

Standing O: Standing O is busy with ribbon snipping this week. Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center staff — including Dr. Kusum Viswanathan, vice chair of pediatrics; Michelle Hall-Duncan of the Starlight Foundation; Dr. Alvin Kahn, chairman of the board of trustees at Brookdale; Dr. Myron Sokal, chairman of the department of pediatrics; Janis Atty and Alexis Hodges, child life specialists; Mark Toney, president of Brookdale — and Frekel Spekel the clown cut the ribbon on the brand new Starlight Care Room in its pediatric unit. Comment

Banning the Big Gulp in the Big Apple

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist takes aim at the Mayor’s “waste” size. Comment

Stan’s trippin’ about the month of June

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist warns you about the Post Office, and considers the meaning of the sixth month of the year. Comment

Carmine’s at Kingsborough, for dinner!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine wonders why he didn’t study the culinary arts. Comments (2)

There’s a street meat smackdown on our letters page

Letters: Readers spout off on everything from food carts in Bay Ridge to Coney’s ongoing boardwalk wars. Comment

Welcome back, Carmine

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine heads back to his alma mater — Kingsborough Community College — to do what he does best: eat and talk. Comment

Arabic in a public school? No thanks!

A Britisher’s View: A United Nations-affiliated educational program being adopted by a public school receives an “F” with our columnist. Comment

The Dad on death: Here’s what I’ll teach my kids

The Dad: This week, The Dad figures out how he’ll answer when his girls ask him about death. His death. Comment
Standing O: Standing O is back, and we’ve got cheers for just about everyone! Comment

Meet the most important man in Brooklyn Heights

Standing O: Downtown He’s the most interesting man in Brooklyn. When he calls this paper, we stop the presses; when he enters the monthly meetings for the 84th Precinct Community Council, flash bulbs pop like […] Comment

She’s the hostess with the mostess — and a Salutatorian too!

Standing O: Five Micheline stars to this year’s Salutatorian for City Tech, Keila Joann Jimenez. She loves hotels so much that she majored in lodging and is graduating summa cum laude in her class with a Bachelor’s in hospitality management. She told Standing O that every time she steps into a hotel, she “falls in love again.” Comment

For Mayor Mike, bikes are better than parking

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist takes on the Mayor’s plan to replace parking spaces with bike-sharing racks! Comment

Stan’s happy to be an American

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan reminds us what Memorial Day is all about. Comment

Special delivery! Carmine screeches about ordering stuff off his Zenith!

Sunday Screech: Why is it, Carmine screeches, that since he retired from the Post Office, nothing gets delivered to him? Comments (4)

Here’s why Carmine is worried about the economy

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher sounds off on the delivery service’s inability to bring him a package. Comment

Kennedy suicide reminds us of the silent killer

A Britisher’s View: This week, our columnist discusses suicide — and how to prevent it. Comment

It’s ‘Time’ to talk about intimacy

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom says the boobs at Time magazine opened up a can of worms with their cover featuring a mom breast-feeding a toddler, but the issue is intamacy — not when to get your kid off the teat. Comments (1)

Standing O has been very busy this week

Standing O: It’s three cheers for Sonia Valentin Fernandez. Comment

Twelfth grader burns the boards with the most hours

Standing O: It’s a slam-dunk Comment

Ham, eggs and certificates

Standing O: Marine Park They do so much for us that a whole week has been dedicated just to honor them; nurses that is. Beth Israel Medical Center recently honored 65 of the angels of mercy at a special breakfast […] Comment

‘House’ finale leaves Joanna high and dry

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Joanna reviews the final episode of House. Comment

You want gripes? Stan’s got gripes.

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist discusses the little things that drive him nuts. Comment

Carmine’s had it with dog poop, but loves to fight cancer

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech, Carmine goes on and on about stuff. Comment

Carmine chimes in on the Relay for Life, and dog poop

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine says he’s had it up to here with people not following the pooper-scooper law. Comment

Good riddance to Mr. Facebook — for dumping U.S.

A Britisher’s View: The social netrowk titan jumped ship to Singapore to avoid paying capital gains taxes — ahead of his company going public. It’s a beastly bit of insider trading, sez our columnist. Comment

And the Oscar goes to Emani

Standing O: Standing O is back, baby, it’s back! Comment

Hey batter, batter, batter

Standing O: Long-time rivals the Bishop Kearney Tigers faced off against the St. Edmund’s Eagles in a nail-bitting, sit on the edge of your seat, battle of the century, tie-breaking game on May 11 during the Catholic Schools Sports Athletic Association games. Junior pitcher Gina Piro pitched a no-hitter, but the Tiger offensive gave her an 11 run lead by scoring 11 in the top of the first inning. The Eagles won the first meet 2–1, and then the Tigers came back with a vengeance and trounced the Eagles, winning the second match 5–3 and forcing the tie-breaker. Comment
Standing O: Mill Basin I have a dream… Applause, applause. Put your hands together for Austin Ferrazzano and Pamella Leybengrub, this year’s winners of the Black History month essay and art contest […] Comment

They’re too big to fail, but I can’t help

The Dad: This week, The Dad tries to figure out how to ensure his daughters come out on top when the stakes are high. Comments (1)

‘Girls’ stinks, but Mother’s Day brunch was delicious

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnists tells you about the good and bad of Mother’s Day weekend. Comment

Stan the Man give us the digits

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist examines some of the nation’s most intersting phone polls. Comment
Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine meets handsome Rep. Michael Grimm, and ponders what could have been had he laid off the meatball sandwiches. Comments (2)

Floyd Bennett Field’s rich history

Sunday Read: In this week’s Sunday Read, we harken back to a time when planes made Brooklyn their home. Comment
Big Screecher: This week, our columnist wonders what could have been had he just stayed in shape! Comment

Is Brooklyn fed up with food vendors?

Op-Ed: The simmering feud between food vendors and brick-and-mortar businesses in Bay Ridge boiled over last week when a group of merchants banded together to displace the Middle Eastern Halal Cart, a popular gyro seller, while disseminating anti-vendor literature. The defiant cart continues to sell lamb over rice on Fifth Avenue, but merchants say this food fight is far from over. We asked two major players on this issue to give us their thoughts: Comment

Street vendors should be left alone

Op-Ed: A shameful story is taking place in Bay Ridge. Comment
Op-Ed: Food Carts have evolved into kitchens on wheels that operate on the sidewalks — using grills fueled by gas and propane tanks with illuminated signage. These are stationary businesses with as many as three employees per shift — operating 20 hours per day. They employ a full-time manager and wear uniform polo shirts. This is a well-organized business that takes space on public sidewalks using the amenities, sidewalk cleaning services, and street furniture paid for by assessments levied to protect property and business owners. Comment

China’s crimes continue — unchecked

A Britisher’s View: Last week’s trade talks between China and the U.S. ignored China’s gross human rights record for the sake of big business, says our columnist. Comment

Here’s to Nikki-Jo and the power of good!

Standing O: Put your hands together for the Borough’s bestest and brightest. Comment

Don the regalia and mortar board

Standing O: Don the regalia and mortar board Comment

It’s green for green

It’s green for green

Standing O: Downtown Give it up for National Grid, the company that never stops giving and making our borough green and cozy. Kicking off Earth Day celebrations National Grid presented a $225,000 grant to the […] Comment

Mom down! What’s a family to do?

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom throws out her back! Will dad and the kids survive? Comments (1)

To err is human, to scream vulgarities is wrong

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist has a problem with how a fellow commuter chose to exercise his freedom of speech. Comment

Stan gives advice on how not to become a ‘boomeranger’

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist lists jobs that high school students should consider — if they want a job when they graduate college in four years. Comment

Call off Krupke! These kids are great!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine realizes that not all kids are juvenile delinquents. Comments (6)

Carl-amity for crooked Kruger

A Britisher’s View: Carl Kruger can now add another title to his resume — convicted felon! Comment

Is it OK if I treat my girls differently?

The Dad: This week, the Dad reflects on how his daughters vie for his attention. Comments (4)

There’s a new rabbi in town!

Standing O: Our ecummenical Standing O is back. Comment

Two and Half Men revisited

Not for Nuthin’: This week our columnist recounts her brief meeting with Charlie Sheen. Comment

Obama’s policies on gas and energy will change if he wants to get re-elected.

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, out columnist speculates exactly what Presdient Obama will do to get re-elected. Comment

Aspirin bottles give Carmine a headache!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine has a thing or two to say to the makers of aspirin. Comment

Carmine’s had it with bottles of aspirin

Big Screecher: This week ol’ Carmine faces the biggest challenge of his life — the child-proof safety cap on his aspirin bottle. Comment

Violent pill-poppers give us the blues

A Britisher’s View: Americans are among the most medicated people in the world — and the results continue to be deadly for society! Comment

Who knew you could learn so much from a fortune cookie

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom learns that big messages come in small packages. Comment

Like, can we stop with ‘like,’ pulease!

Not for Nuthin’: Our columnist is, like, really, like, upset about this. Like, really. Comment

Stan once again cleans his pockets — and his mind

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist takes on the Department of Homeland Security, Egypt, and perverts. Comment

It takes me plus one to teach tango — because I can’t walk!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine proves that you can get around in a scooter and teach ballroom dancing at the same time! Comment

For Carmine, it takes two to teach tango!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher gives us the breakdown on how he teaches ballroom dancing — and it includes a stand-in for himself! Comment

Shariah law in the US? Believe it!

A Britisher’s View: Our columnist sentences trial court judges to a lifetime off the bench for allowing backward, foreign laws to rule here. Comment

Dad’s dilemma: Should he pick kid’s college?

The Dad: This week, The Dad wonders why he doesn’t get to choose where his daughter will spend four years of her life. Comment

Eureka! My show is back, with Jack!

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist tells you all about the season premiere of “Eureka.” Comment

Can’t get a job? Stan says stay home with mom and pop

It’s Only My Opinion: This week our columnist considers the consequenses of not getting a job after college, and finds they are not that bad. Comment

Carmine says the phone company can’t locate Brooklyn

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, our columnist gives his telephone service provider some information it needs. Comment

A concrete Boardwalk is unacceptable

Letters: This week our readers talk about a Brooklyn icon — the Coney Island Boardwalk. Comment

What’s the 411? Carmine is angry!

Big Screecher: This week, our columnist unloads on the phone company! Comment

On Patriots’ Day, remember how awesome America is

A Britisher’s View: This week, our columnist cheers the birth of a nation. Comment

It’s hard to be humble when you’re great

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom yells some sense at her overly confident son. Comment

Oh, the drudgery! I’m on vacation, but still doing work

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist figures out how much time she has spent in her life folding towels. And it isn’t pretty. Comment

Stan’s ideas for seeing the new Hanoi Jane flick

It’s Only My Opinion: This week our columnist considers Jane Fonda’s new movie. Comment

Carmine’s had it with word counts

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher let’s his editor know he missed a great thing by cutting his story. Comment

Not for Nuthin’, but Joanna knows what she’s talking about

Letters: Sometimes our readers actually agree with our columnists. This is one of those times. Comment

Carmine’s had it with word counts

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher let’s his editor know he missed a great thing by cutting his story. Comment

Screeching out to the Screecher — and Mrs. Screecher

Standing O: When it comes to saluting Brooklyn’s best, there’s no beating our Standing O column. Comment

Holy houses! New condos are a steal!

Standing O: Brighton Beach Spring is just bursting open with new, new, and more new here. It’s the grand opening of the beautiful Brighton By The Sea condominium. The brand new deluxe apartment house in the […] Comment

Technical Career Institutes comes to Brooklyn

Standing O: BEDFORD STUYVESANT Snip, snip hooray! Technical Career Institutes opened its first Brooklyn school on March 26, when staff, pols, and students gathered at 1360 Fulton St. to snip the ribbons, and Standing […] Comment

Should The Dad throw that Seder or not?

The Dad: This week, our fearless father tries to figure out if that Seder party is worth it. Comments (1)

Let’s add ‘nonsense’ to the list of words banned by the Department of Education

Not for Nuthin’: Joanna offers an alternative to the 50 words that might offend. Comment

Robert DeNiro, Michelle Obama, and racist bumper stickers

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan gives Bob a break, attacks racist bumper stickers, and offers tips on how to give all your money away. Comment

Why my parties are better than yours

Big Screecher: In this week’s Screech, Carmine fills your brain with the stuff you’d rather put in your stomach! Comment

How do you throw a successful party? Make sure there is great food!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher gives you the lowdown on the scrumptious food that was available during the cocktail hour at his Community Council’s annual gala Comment

Man becomes ‘bird’ at Floyd Bennett Field

A Britisher’s View: The place where Wiley Hardeman Post became the first man to fly solo around the globe is set to launch another record on April 1 — with the world’s first human-powered flight. Comment

Hip, Hip Hooray!

Standing O: Students and teachers give Brooklyn a boost. Comment

Screen early — it saves lives

Standing O: Cancer survivor Dan Foster wants you to know how important early intervention is. In 1996, our pal Dan was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Like all of us when confronted with such news, he looked to his doctor for guidance. Dan was lucky, his cancer was detected early, he was able to receive cutting-edge, state-of-the-art treatment with a new surgery called “total mesorectal excision,” and he had one heck of a doctor. Dan gave up junk food, started jogging and got his act together, based on his doctor’s advice. Now 15 years later, Dan is cancer free and sharing his good fortune with everyone. Comment

Look what the stork dropped in

Standing O: We hear that the DeLuca family has just grown by one. Proud grandpa and our very own talented production graphic designer, Mauro DeLuca shared the news with Standing O that son Michael Mauro, daughter-in-law Suzie and big brother Logan Michael welcomed a little bundle of joy, Marley Marie Deluca into the family on March 16. The pretty in pink present arrived at 8:17 pm weighing in at 7 pounds 12 ounces and measured an astounding 20.5 inches tall. Standing O sends bowers of flowers to the happy couple and wishes Marley Marie a very long and happy life — Cent’anni. Comment

What should I tell my kids to do with their lives!

Fearless Living: This week our columinst talks herself through whether or not she should tell her boys to pursue their dreams, or get a haircut and get a real job. Comment

At any rate? How about the rate I agreed to?

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist takes issue with her communications provider. Comment

Graft in Chicago? Who would of thunk it? Oh, everybody

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist does some research, and learns how its done the Chicago Way. Comment

Carmine — and Con Ed — solves his pal’s electric problem

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine once again proves the power of his prose! Comments (6)

It pays to screech!

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine once again proves the power of his prose! Comment

The ‘Hunger Games’ hunger

The Dad: The Hunger Games” movie comes out this week, and my 14-year-old daughter, like millions of other teens, insisted on getting tickets for opening day. She loved the book and made me read it. Comments (1)

There are no apologies in war — from either side

A Britisher’s View: This week, our columnist says war means never having to say you’re sorry. Comment
Williamsburg’s Orthodox Jewish community railed against a plan to install a billboard in the neighborhood that questions the Jewish faith in both English and Hebrew. Hasidic leaders called the billboard inappropriate and cheered when a landlord stopped the sign from going up on his building — forcing it to be moved to Greenpoint. The atheist group behind the controversial advertisement claims the billboard wasn’t meant to be an insult to anyone, but instead was intended to remind atheists living in Williamsburg that others share their views. We asked two leaders embroiled in this fight to give us their thoughts: Comment

Borough atheists need to know they’re not alone

What many people fail to understand about atheism is that it is older than religion. Comment

Atheists have no faith in what they say

In today’s society, “Freedom of Speech” is used to justify, excuse, and defend otherwise insensitive and often inaccurate statements. Comment

Frankie’s heroes help fight cancer

Standing O: This week, Brooklyn’s Biggest Booster has a few things to cheer about! Comment

You gotta have heart

Standing O: Borough Park You gotta have heart Yeah! There’s a new guy in town, Dr. Paul Saunders as been named attending cardiac surgeon in the Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center. […] Comment

We can build it better, stronger

Standing O: It’s the greatest class ever — when the students in third, fourth and fifth grade at PS 188 heard that there was going to be a robotics course offered, they ran over each other to sign up. The new Lego Robotics Program led by Evan Mirenberg, which began in January, teaches children how to build and program a robot. The course also provides a strong foundation for the students to succeed, reenforces how to work together, and prepares them for a techno future that’s only going to get more complex. Comment

Get Barack’s face off the stars and stripes

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our national affairs correspondent — and banner expert — takes on what she thinks is flag desecration. Comment

Stan’s tidbits keep you thinking

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist cleans out his jacket and finds gold! Comment

Carmine loves ‘The Godfather,’ but hates the stereotypes

Big Screecher: And for the last time, he’s not mobbed-up! Comments (10)

‘Nyet’ to Russian-friendly Storobin

Letters: Our readers chime in on Tuesday’s special election. Comment

The Godfather of columnists sounds off on ‘The Godfather’ — and negative Italian stereotypes!

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine makes it clear that he is not in the mob. Comment

Betim Kaziu will rot in a cell!

A Britisher’s View: The wannabe terrorist from Sheepshead Bay got his just desserts when a judge slammed him with a 27-year sentence for trying to kill Americans. Comment

Broadway comes to Marine Park with ‘Anne Frank’

Standing O: Junior HS students perform to SRO crowd and knock it out of the park! Comment

Just what the doctor ordered

Standing O: Beth Israel Hospital has just opened something suite! Comment

Let’s hear it for these Kearney HS scholars!

Standing O: Standing O is back to honor Brooklyn’s biggest, brightest stars. Comment

Rush Limbaugh was just as offensive when he attacked Italians.

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our National Affairs and Rush Limbaugh columnist takes another swipe at the radio host. Comment

My kids think I’m boring!

Fearless Living: This week, our columnists comes to terms with the fact that her pre-teen sons don’t find her very interesting. Well, until late in the day. Comments (1)

Concrete Boardwalk for Coney? Lou says ‘no way.’

Speak Out: This week, america’s oldest and most cherished columnist Lou Powsner says that in his nearly 93-years, he has never heard of anything as absurd as a concrete Boardwalk. Comment

Stan backs up his talk with numbers

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist gives us the good and bad, according to the latest polls. Comment

Carmine’s savings are all for nought!

Sunday Screech: This week, our columnist says it would of been better to spend all his pennies on gumballs — back when you could by one for a cent! Comments (1)

I can’t buy anything for a buck!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher reaches deep into his deep pockets and pulls out another instant classic! Comment

Safe streets or lame lanes?

Prospect Park’s new roadway redesign would give the same amount of space to cars, cyclists and pedestrians. Transportation advocates say it will make the street safer for everyone, but some park advocates argue the proposal will actually make the roadway more chaotic and dangerous. We asked two major players on the issue to give us their thoughts. Comment

New park lanes won’t curb the real problem — speeding

Prospect Park is being turned into a velodrome under the new bike lanes being proposed for the park. Comment

New lanes will keep everyone out of harm’s way

Prospect Park is Brooklyn’s backyard — and nobody wants drivers cutting through their backyard. Comment

Dad to daughter: Don’t listen to me!

The Dad: Our parenting columnist realizes that the things he tells his daughters can, inadvertently, take on some burdensome meaning. Comment

Keep your misogyny to yourself, Rush Limbaugh

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist stands up for her gender, and takes a few swings at the radio talk show host she loves to hate. Comment

Stan reads the fine print for you

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist does what he does best: break it down so you don’t have to. Comment

Carmine says Con Ed’s behavior is shocking!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Camines got a beef with how the public utility is treating his pal. Comments (5)

It’s a dog’s life for Sheepshead Bay’s captive canines!

Letters: In this week’s letters page, our loyal readers chime in on a few of our stories, as well as our op-ed page. Comment

Carmine’s shocked by Con Ed’s behavior

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher lets off some steam about annoying public utilities. Comment

Media warriors ‘press’ on — until death

A Britisher’s View: Reserve the highest honors for brave media members who dedicate their lives to uncovering the truth — sometimes paying the ultimate price. Comment

Should charters rule our schools?

Success Charter Network, one of Mayor Bloomberg’s favorite charter school operators, hopes to expand rapidly in Brooklyn in the coming months. The charter’s founder, former Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz, argues that her schools can improve the quality of primary education in neighborhoods with struggling public schools. But many parents say Success schools — and other charters — will undermine public schools in their neighborhoods and lessen parental influence over education citywide. We asked two major players in the controversy to chime in. Comment

Success schools will be models of excellence

As a mother raising three young children in the city, I know how hard it is to find great public schools. That’s why I’ve dedicated my life to creating schools that I’d want for my own children — ones that are well-rounded, rigorous and diverse so that students can have the cross-cultural experiences they’ll find in the real world. Comment

How low can you go?

How low can you go?

Standing O: Gowanus Standing O’s fellow booster Borough President Markowitz does his best to “beat” the fare at the newly re-opened entrance to the Fourth Avenue and Ninth Street train station. […] Comment

They say it’s your birthday!

Standing O: On Jan. 26, 1911 Glen Curtiss demonstrated the first amphibian aeroplane; on Feb. 17, 1911 Charles Kettering introduced the first electrical ignition system for automobiles, and installed it in a Cadillac; and just two days later on Feb. 19, 1911 Jose and Victoria Acevedo of Hato Tejas, Puerto Rico, had a little girl, who grew up to be our very own Standing O pal, Gavina, who married Juan Galfio Guadarrama and settled here to raise their family. Comment

Different, but the same

Fearless Living: Our parenting columnist muses on the differences and similarities of communities while she visits her sister and brother-in-law on their RV compound in rural Arizona. Comments (2)

Jo’s got her finger on the pulse of ABC

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our national affairs columnist breaks down the Oscars. Comment

Lou: The Gowanus Expressway was a mistake

Speak Out: This week, America’s oldest continuously published columnist rails against America’s worst highway. Comment

Stan on the good, bad, and ugly of technology

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist talks about some of his favorite — and least favorite — inventions. Comment

Carmine does battle with typos

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech, Brooklyn’s angriest columnist talks about working on an old typewriter. Comments (5)

Our letter writers hate Joanna DelBuono

Letters: Once again, retired teachers are lashing out against our Not for Nuthin’ columnist. Comment

Carmine has a thing or two to say about typos

Big Screecher: This week, our columnist goes off on those little mistakes that drive us mad, then has some nice things to say about Connie Hamilton. Comment

Free Ryan Jerome, DA Vance!

A Britisher’s View: Our columnist demands that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance do the right thing and toss out the trumped-up gun possession charges against the retired, third-generation Marine. Comment

A ferry good idea, or are boats to Southern Brooklyn dead in the water?

Op-Ed: At his State of the Borough address, Borough President Markowitz said he wants to expand ferry service along the East River to Southern Brooklyn. Yet the city says expanding the ferry service would be too costly. We asked two Southern Brooklyn community leaders to weigh in on the feasiblility and practicality of the proposal. Click below for two views. Comment

Gangway for southern Brooklyn ferries

Op-Ed: A high-tech manufacturing facility, a cultural center and Coney Island casinos were all part of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s vision at this year’s State of the Borough address. But the thing that really got my attention was hearing my longtime colleague’s call to extend East River Ferry Service to connect Manhattan to Coney Island, Sheepshead Bay, Canarsie and, most importantly, Bay Ridge! Comment

Parking needs to be assured before we sail away

Op-Ed: I was a member of the committees for the rebuilding of the ten Sheepshead Bay Piers both times they were rebuilt, and when I was asked about the possibility of bringing ferry service to the area, I carefully detailed how I personally, and through my civic work with local organizations for more than 25 years, advocated ferry service to and from Sheepshead Bay and how Pier 10 was made wider than the others to make boarding and disembarking ferry passengers easier to manage. Comment

Joanna breaks down her TV week

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist fills you in on what’s good, and not so good, on her favorite networks. Comment

How we dealt a blow to Delta Airlines

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan learns how to fly to the “occupied Palestinian territory.” Or is that Israel? Comment

A family vacation means fun — and stress

The Dad: Our parenting columnists talks about the inevitable challenges of playing the punching bag during stressful family moments. Comment

Uh-oh, Carmine is giving out awards

Sunday Screech: Look, there comes a time when even the angriest columnist in Brooklyn has to say some nice things. Comments (1)

‘Shavana Abruzzo is an American patriot’

Our readers take a minute to cheer, then jeer, our Britisher’s View column. Comment

Carmine’s got no gripe with Priscilla

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher cheers a wonderful young lady. Comment

Our troops are heroes — not zeroes!

A Britisher’s View: There aren’t enough ticker tape parades in the world to thank our freedom fighters — but a few would at least let them know their efforts weren’t in vain. Comment

Let’s light it up!

Coney Island: A century ago, Brooklyn had the largest and most popular resort in the world. Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay and Coney Island attracted millions every summer. Coney Island boasted three amusement parks, Dreamland (1904–1911), Luna Park (1903–1944) and Steeplechase Park (1897–1964). Astroland opened in 1962 and closed after the 2009 season. Comment

Spend the money on the Boardwalk!

Development: The Parachute Jump is a unique structure that deserves the landmark status it was granted in 1988. However, when funds are in short supply, they should be used to address the most pressing needs first. Rather than spending an additional $2 million, beyond the 1.4 million already spent, on making the lighting on the Parachute Jump brighter — a superficial concern — these funds should be spent addressing Coney Island’s most important and immediate need: preserving its iconic, world-famous wooden Boardwalk. Comment

Verizon’s being deducted from my good list

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our national issues reporter haggles with a sales rep over iPhone insurance. Comment

Gay or straight is OK by me

Fearless Living: Our parenting columnist addresses the subject of sexuality with her kids — and ponders her free-wheelin’ parenting style. Comment

When the state should have rolled the dice on Coney Island

Speak Out: This week, our columnist says the People’s Playground — and other parts of New York — should have made gambling legal years ago. Comment

Stan says these people have quite a nerve

It’s Only My Opinion: Ever hear of chutzpah? This week, our columnist defines it for you through the actions of those who have it. Comment

Carmine’s got a couple of things to say about this couple!

Sunday Screech: This week, our columnist talkes schools and hoops with Salema and Don Marbury. Comment

Not for Nuthin,’ but Jo-Jo’s in a class of her own!

Our columnist has people talking — and writing letters. Comment

Carmine hails Coney Island’s ‘Dynamic Duo’

Big Screecher: This week, the Big Screecher lauds “Couple of the Year” Salema and Don Marbury. Comment

NYPD ‘jihad’ film a vital anti-terror tool

A Britisher’s View: Muslim New Yorkers should celebrate “The Third Jihad” as a critical weapon in oiur counter-terrorism arsenal, our columnist says. Comment

Line dance: State Senate redistricting debate rages on

Politics: Albany Republicans released a redistricting map on Jan. 27 that would change Brooklyn’s political landscape, giving state Sen. Marty Golden a lot more real estate, creating an “Orthodox district” in Midwood and Borough Park, and ripping disgraced state Sen. Carl Kruger’s district off the map. Republicans claim that the new lines make sense, but Democrats say that the entire map has to be thrown out and redrawn in a non-partisan way. We asked the two candidates vying for Kruger’s district to weigh in: Comment

We need to go back to the drawing board

Politics: And they wonder why people are so cynical about politics and politicians. Comment

It makes sense to draw ‘ethnic’ lines

Politics: A lot of noise has been made about the redistricting proposal submitted last week by the State Legislature. And, of course, most of the noise comes from people who have a problem with the plan. Comment

The greatest thing about the game — the commercials

Not for Nuthin’: Our national affairs columnist gives her top-10 Super Bowl spots. Comment

Stan: The only thing transparent about the airline industry is that it’s hiding something.

It’s Only My Opinion: … and those hidden things are new taxes! Comment

Carmine’s honor is the greatest honor of all

Sunday Screech: Forget the Oscars, the Golden Globes, or the Nobel Prize — there are no more-important awards than those Carmine hands out! Comments (4)

Kids grow up so fast!

The Dad: Our parenting columnist deals with the difficulty of his teenaged daughters getting older, and making their own decisions — including possibly risky ones. Comments (2)

Awards season! And I ain’t talking about the Oscars!

Big Screecher: This week, our beloved columnist gets ready for his annual awards dinner. Comment

Long live the Navy SEALs!

A Britisher’s View: The “men with green faces” are second to none when it comes to rescuing Americans in danger while protecting U.S. interests across the globe. Comment

We should celebrate Brooklyn’s historic vitality!

Brooklyn Heights: The Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District, with the splendid Greek Revival Borough Hall and North Plaza at its focus, is both figuratively and functionally the urban center of Brooklyn. It is located at the civic, business, education and transportation hub of the borough. It is also the interface of the vibrant neighborhoods of Metrotech, Fulton/Downtown, Court Street and Brooklyn Heights. Although each of these neighborhoods maintains its own particular and unique identity, they all share the new district as a historic core, and a distinctly Brooklyn’s “Town Square.” Comment

New historic district will harm, not help!

Brooklyn Heights: The creation of a Downtown Brooklyn Skyscraper Historic District is unwarranted, and would add burdensome costs for local property owners and retail tenants. Comment

Lou speaks out: Bring casinos to Coney

Speak Out: This week, our 92-year-old columnist says its time to bring gambling — and all its benefits — to the People’s Playground. Comment

Tenure, schmenur, something’s gotta give

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist goes off — again — on tenure for teachers. Comment

It’s the end of the world! So what?

Fearless Living: Our parenting columnist vows to enjoy life — and that includes eating lots of red meat — before the world allegedly ends. Comment

It’s Groundhog Day. Haven’t I heard that before?

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan discusses his favorite holiday — and movie. Comment

Carmine takes on blood-sucking bugs

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher teaches you life’s lessons about bedbugs, even though they’ve never set foot in his house! Comments (1)

Carmine’s had it with bedbugs! (Not that he’s actually had them)

Big Screecher: This week, our beloved columnist fills you in on his fear of blood-sucking creatures. Comment

Whizzing soldiers deserve Medals of Honor

A Britisher’s View: There is no room for self-deprecation in the War on Terror, writes our columnist, and here’s why! Comment

The Cyclone will be ‘Faster Than Ever!’

Op-Ed: It’s winter now, and Coney Island’s amusement parks are in winter hibernation, some wrapped in plastic tarps to protect their intricate machinery from the cold salty elements while they sleep. Comment

Let’s keep the Cyclone well-oiled and safe!

Op-Ed: Change can be a bad thing, but in the case of the Cyclone, change can only be a good thing. It will assist in making the ride a more enjoyable experience for locals, and for the thousands who ride it from around the world. Comment

Paula Deen, Anthony Bourdain, diabetes, and America

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist delves into the pies being thrown by the food world’s biggest stars. Comment

The buried treasure at the bottom of Stan’s pockets

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan fills you in on his notes to himself. Comment
SUNDAY READ

Brooklyn’s ‘Nucky Thompson’ had his own Boardwalk Empire

Sunday Read: This week, we take you back to the days when gambling and graft were business as usual on Coney Island. Comment

Carmine’s got a crystal ball, and it’s called the past!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher says the more things change, the more they stay the same! Comment

Go Giants! And let’s keep it clean

The Dad: This week, our parenting columnist ponders sports as a vehicle for both the best and the worst in us all. Comment

Same old same old for Carmine, and he’s not happy about it

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine realizes that everything old is new again — much to his chagrin. Comment

Clean up your act, Papa Jay-Z!

A Britisher’s View: It’s time for the former crack dealer to become a man. Comment

The prison has to be a good neighbor

Boerum Hill: Long-time residents of Boerum Hill have always known that the House of Detention would re-open one day, and now that day is imminent. To be sure, it will be a challenge to integrate our returning neighbor into a more densely residential environment. Comment

The House of Dention is crucial to our work

Boerum Hill: The Brooklyn House of Detention, capacity 759 inmates, was built in 1957. Located in downtown Brooklyn, on Atlantic Avenue, the 11-story facility housed inmates steadily for nearly half a century before the city closed the building temporarily in 2003. This facility wasn’t the borough’s first city jail; there has been a city jail in Brooklyn since 1686, but performs crucial services that are critical to law enforcement and criminal justice. Comment

Mayor Bloomberg hits another homer

Not for Nuthin’: Mayor Bloomberg is back in Joanna’s good graces — and it only took three terms. Comment

Double the love!

Fearless Living: Our columnist explores the inevitable parenting conundrum of how to express her love for her children equally, so nobody feels the other is loved more. Comment

Stan looks at the numbers, and does the math

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan breaks down America one digit at a time. Comment

It’s college time for our parenting columnist!

The Dad: Our parenting columnist ponders the ramifications of his own parenting decisions as his daughter inches closer to the college application process. Comment

Carmine needs the Guggenheimlich!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine heads to the city for a day of art and eating. Well, actually, just eating. Comments (2)

Carmine heads to the city — for lunch, not art

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine goes off on how much the city has changed since they put in that wacky-looking museum! Comment

Iran’s nukes are atoms away

A Britisher’s View: A rogue regime courts a nuclear showdown. Comment

Cutting military spending is irresponsible and naive!

Op-Ed: The recent announcement by President Obama to cut the military budget by $400 billion dollars is cause for concern and caution. History has repeatedly shown that reducing force size when a war ends is […] Comment

The money is desperately needed elsewhere

Op-Ed: When I crossed the border into Iraq in 2003, leading a 30-man platoon as part of the 4th Infantry Division, I had spent years training and focusing all of my efforts on re-fighting the first Gulf War. Our doctrine was based on lessons learned over a decade earlier. Had we been part of Operation Desert Storm, I am sure we would have been wildly successful. But the war we entered, which we were only able to leave with heads held high nearly a decade later, was not our uncle’s war. This wasn’t the fault of our hardworking men and women in uniform, struggling against an unseen insurgency from the first months of the war. Rather, our struggles resulted directly from a failure of vision and strategic planning at the highest levels. Comment

Stamp out fraud with fingerprinting

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist gets ink on her hands. Well, other people’s hands. Comment

Gerrymandered Bensonhurst lacks leadership

Speak Out: This week, Lou waxes poetically about the neighborhood’s four-headed leadership. Comment

Sage advice on Internet scamming

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist reminds you that things aren’t always what they seem. Comment

Shucks, Chuck! More ‘useless’ proposals?’

Letters: Start the New Year the right way — by reading the offerings of some of Brookjlyn’s best spouters on our “Letters to the Editor” page! Comment

Carmine looks back on Christmas Pasts

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher wonders why he doesn’t get any toys anymore. Comment

Carmine got nuttin’ for Christmas

Sunday Screech: And you guessed it, he’s mad about that. Comments (1)

NYPD’s blue line of entrapment

A Britisher’s View: Law enforcers do themselves an injustice when they take the “sting” out of an undercover operation by deliberately targeting unsuspicious — and unsuspecting — civilians. Comment

Let the cops do their job!

As recently reported, New Yorkers again saw a decrease in crime in 2011 throughout New York City, and for that, we must commend the work of the New York City Police Department. Kudos to Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly for their continued efforts and diligence in keeping New York City the safest big city in America. It was not too long ago that New Yorkers could only dream of their city earning such honors. Comment

NYPD ‘hell-bent’ on quotas!

I read with interest the recent news stories of the NYPD sting against fencing operations involving stolen electronic equipment. While the goal is laudatory, especially in light of the increase in grand larcenies this year, the news articles I read led me to believe that this police operation was focused on the merchants selling the stolen goods, i.e. bodegas, newsstands, barbershops, etc. Indeed, one of the articles quoted you as saying, “That’s our intention, to reduce the places where people who steal these things can go and sell them.” Comment

Joanna dances into the New Year

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist vows to get over her fear of the merengue! Comment

Stan has more quotes of the year

It’s Only My Opinion: The title above of my column is It’s Only My Opinion, and last week I offered my opinion on some of the best quotes of last year. In the interest of space, I pared my list down. But now I am looking at several bonus quotes that are informative, entertaining, and sure to stimulate conversation when it slows down at your next cocktail party Comment

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