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Carmine’s column almost didn’t happen this week!

Big Screecher: What happens when the Screecher gets a shot he doesn’t want? Read this week’s Screech to find out! Comment

Carmine’s column almost didn’t happen this week!

Big Screecher: What happens when the Screecher gets a shot he doesn’t want? Read this week’s Screech to find out! Comment

NYPD cuffs reporters in police blotter blackout

A Britisher’s View: Police blotters are among the top reads of this paper, but a recent NYPD decree obstructed reporters from accessing victim complaints at Brooklyn stationhouses. That means readers won’t get all the facts about lawless activity in their communities, making the directive a crime against community, writes our columnist. Comment

Flatbush BID welcomes new executive director

Standing O: Standing O give a shout out to Lauren Elvers Collins, the new executive director of the Flatbush Business Improvemement District. Comment

Age is just a number for 91-year-old housing delegate Sarah Simpkins

Standing O: Standing O sends a messaqge of goodwill to a lady who defies the odds. Comment
Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

The real spirit of Christmas, and the Dad

The Dad: This week, the Dad considers the almighty. Comment

The real spirit of Christmas, and the Dad

The Dad: This week, the Dad considers the almighty. Comment

Merry Christmas from Jo, and her monther’s elf!

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Joanna fondly remembers her mother’s elf on a shelf. Comment

Stan rewinds, and hands out his awards

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, out columnist reflects on the year’s most interesting occurrences. Comment

Carmine’s screechin’ about that screech that came out of the VA hospital last week!

Sunday Screech: You probably were wondering what that noise was last week. The short answer is it was Carmine getting a shot. For the long answer, click above. Comments (3)

Carmine borrows deep thoughts from acclaimed author

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher falls back on cut-and-paste to make his word count. Comment

Remember this holy season that Christians have made the world a better place

A Britisher’s View: Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Christ — and remember how Christianity has been an unmatched force for goodness for more than 2,000 years, writes our columnist. Comment

New York Methodist makes new strides in heart treatment

Standing O: Brooklyn’s premier hospital is on the cutting edge — again Comment

Volunteer rescue workers feted at Buckley’s Restaurant

Standing O: Life savers at the Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corps are lauded for their community service. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Happy and fearless this holiday season

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie is really joyful — in a way she can’t get from a bottle. Comments (11)

I’m letting Food Network go

Not for Nuthin’: Who would have thought that admitted drug use passes for acceptable behavior these days. Comment

It’s Stan’s anniversary, so celebrate!

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist cheers himself, his colleague, and the rest of us! Comment

This Christmas season, a very special Carmine

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine cheers one of his favorite groups of people. Comments (2)

Carmine refuses to pay for his free PBS

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher wants to remind you to donate to good causes — even though he can’t because he needs his money for the snacks he eats while watching channel 13. Comment

Nelson Mandela was ‘no angel’

A Britisher’s View: The late anti-apartheid revolutionary gained adulation that was akin to Jesus Christ, but he was also a man who refused to renounce violence, and lived to see South Africans mourn the loss of segregationism, writes our columnist. Comment

Standing O salutes SUNY Downstate’s Dr. Jeffrey Birnbaum for his award-winning youth work

Standing O: Standing O is the biggest, badest booster around. Comment

St. Edmund Prep students go above and beyond at a blood drive

Standing O: Big-hearted students are the true heroes of the season for giving the gift of life. Comment

She’s away at college, and I’m keeping my distance

The Dad: This week, the Dad knows he can eaisly keep tabs on his college-age daughter, but decides he’d rather just send a letter. Comments (1)

Standing O welcomes two new moos to the zoo

Standing O: Prospect Park Zoo is abuzz with excitement over its miniature zebus. Comment

Jo’s sweet smell of success

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our national affairs columnist reveals what she’s got cooking in the oven. Comment

Stan on Social Security, technology, and the beauty of Fox News

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan peppers his column with lots of interesting stuff. Click away! Comment

Carmine loves Barbra, but hates to pay to see her

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine relishes a chance to watch Streisand perform in Brooklyn, but wonders why no one offered him free tickets to see her live. Comments (4)

Carmine’s mouth is the only thing open on holidays!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher points out that it is better to spend time with family on the holidays then with strangers at a store. Comment

DeBlasio is already blundering — and he hasn’t even been inaugurated

A Britisher’s View: Mayor-elect Bill DeBlasio’s coziness with Al Sharpton is inviting chaos for his administration, writes our columnist. Comment

Statistically, she’s a winner

Standing O: Standing O gives an A plus to award-winning High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology math teacher Eleanor Terry. Comment

The would, could, and should of it all

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie talks about her least-favorite six-letter, four-letter word. Comments (4)

Standing O drives home the gratitude for the do-gooding dealership

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

‘W’ is for welcome to the M Center for Arts and Wellness

Standing O: New space offers all-around health, healing, and learning Comment

Katy Perry’s Japanese show was not offensive

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Joanna demands we lock up the Proper Police. Comment

Stan ponders Obamacare, lies, and nicknames

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist once again tells it like it is, according to him. Comment

The only thing that should be open on the holidays is Carmine’s mouth!

Sunday Screech: If you thought Carmine was so cheap he would go shopping for deals on Thanksgiving or, worse, Christmas, you’ve got another thing coming! Comments (4)

It’s the holiday season, and Carmine is paying the price!

Big Screecher: In this week’s Screech, Carmine laments the fact that toys today aren’t as much fun as they were when he was a kid — and they cost too darn much! Comment

Let everyday be ‘Thanksgiving’ in the land of the free and the home of the brave

A Britisher’s View: Be thankful for living in the greatest nation on earth, writes our columnist. Comment

This Thanksgiving, we’ll be doing … the same thing

The Dad: This week, the Dad reflects on traditions, and wonders when it’s time to let some go. Comments (2)

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Slope teen is making her directorial debut

Standing O: Bravissima to Taylor Taglianetti for her acceptance into film school. Comment

Standing O shouts out to Dr. Chaim Bernstein

Standing O: The physician delivers a whole lotta “wholeness” at Beth Israel Medical Center’s Kings Highway Division. Comment

Obama is disrespected because he is the worst

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our national affairs columninst investigates a concept put forth by Oprah Winfrey that determined the president gets attacted because he is black. Comment

Stan navigates his veterans’ charities

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan shows you who you should give your money to — and who you shouldn’t. Comment

Toys in the attic: Carmine remembers what it was like when he was a Little Screecher!

Sunday Screech: What did Carmine get for Christmas when he was a kid? Click away and find out! Comment

Carmine’s in the wrong wing of the hospital!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher finds out he’s been relegated to the geriatric wing of the hospital, and he’s not happy about it! Comment

Zero tolerance for thugs

A Britisher’s View: Our columnist thinks liberal leaders had a comatose reaction to suspected Bryant Park skating-rink shooter Corey Dunton, who spewed racial epithets and f-bombs during his perp walk. She asks, “What are they afraid of?” Comment

‘Tis the season for giving at Community Board 7

Standing O: Shoutouts to board do-gooders for making the season a little brighter for many. Comment

Standing O! — to Community EcoDock

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Investors Bank kicks off the holidays with a new branch manager, and a cash-prize contest. Comment

Middle school was fine, until faced with it

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie worries her boy won’t make it in intermediate school without some familiar faces. Comments (5)

Hey, Mayor Mike! Don’t let the door hit you

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our national correspondent thanks Mayor Bloomberg for 12 years of columns. Comment

Stan’s mailbag is chock full of stuff

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan goes through his letters. Comment

It’s official: Carmine is an old geezer

Sunday Screech: You know what happens when they send Carmine to the geriatric wing of the hospital? He gets mad, that’s what happens. Comments (6)

What the what? Carmine can’t remember nobody’s name!

Big Screecher: Carmine had a blast at this party, but he just wishes he knew people there. Comment

Mr. Brooklyn was our ambassador, and simply the beeping best

A Britisher’s View: Borough President Markowitz’s successor has tall shoes to fill, writes our columnist, as she recalls the sweet — and not-so-sweet — memories of Mr. Brooklyn. Comment

Standing O salutes new Commanding Officer Bill Taylor

Standing O: The 62nd Police Precinct welcomed it’s new Commanding Officer Bill Taylor and Standing O is shouting it out to the community. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Bootiful thanks to the Scotto Funeral Home

Standing O: Standing O is “Boo”sting out thanks for a great party. Comment

How can I keep my kid from killing herself?

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders if he can ever do enough. Comments (2)

What happened to reflecting on Veterans Day?

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist wonders if the world has gotten too commercial. Comment

Stan celebrates the big 75 — on his 95th Cruise

It’s Only My Opinion: Happy Birthday to Stan. After reading this column, you’ll know what to send him — on a cruise! Comment

Carmine’s so old, he can’t remember what he’s angry about!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher remembers all the things he forgot at his latest soiree! Comments (7)

Here’s what Carmine learned on Interweb this week!

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

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

A Britisher’s View: Lax immigration policies are giving illegal immigrants more rights than legal immigrants, writes our columnist. Comment
Standing O: Standing O is shouting out to Brookdale for its continued dedicaiton to the community. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Shout out to Daisy Award winner

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Teaching my kids to love the melting pot

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

What it takes to offend Joanna

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

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

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

Only read this if you can’t get online!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screechers has some pearl of wisdom for his friends that are yet to get the free-mail! Comments (7)

Carmine’s seeing red over his name!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher can’t believe his name doesn’t actually mean “Dances with Wolves.” Comment

How DeBlasio and his family ruined our Christmas party

A Britisher’s View: Democratic mayoral candidate Bill DeBlasio showed his true colors at this newspaper’s holiday party, writes our columnist. Comment
Standing O: Breast cancer research gets a boost from Standing O and Xaverian High School. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment
Standing O: A thousand-and-one thanks to Arthur Feigenbaum and Pearl Feigenbaum. The giving couple was recently honored during the annual Israel Bond Drive held at the Avenue Z Jewish Center for their dedication and commitment to the community and the center. Comment

You’re going to wear that on Halloween?!

The Dad: This week, the Dad makes an important point to his girls through his column. Comments (2)

Joanna knows exactly what Obama is up to

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist takes on the leader of the free world. Comment

You are pre-approved to read this column

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan wonders why he has to fill out anything if he has been approved in advance. Comment

Carmine’s seeing red over his name!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher can’t believe his name doesn’t actually mean “Dances with Wolves.” Comments (11)

Only Carmine can get Carmine where Carmine has to go

Big Screecher: In this week’s Screech, the Screecher complains that he’s the only one who knows how to get around this great borough. Comment

Brooklyn rises after Sandy

A Britisher’s View: The tough get going when the going gets tough — and Brooklyn’s stamina only grows stronger a year after Hurricane Sandy, writes our columnist. Comment

The seventh-grade itch: Steph’s son is growing up, but will she let go?

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie realizes that her son is getting older, and making decisions on his own, whether she likes it or not. Comments (5)
Standing O: Family run buisness celebrates 30 years of boiling and baking. Comment

Jaivaun Francis and the new lift

Standing O: Shout outs to United Cerebral Palsy of New York City for one heck of a makeover. Comment

Standing O is back, and Brooklyn couldn’t be prouder!

Standing O: Poly senior awarded the first ever Junior Benefactor in the history of the Guild for Exceptional Children. Comment

Jo hates the black hole at the end of the line

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnists says she’s mad as hell, and she’s not going to take it anymore. Comment

First Person: 14 years after attack, she takes self-defense class

Bushwick: She was almost murdered in 1999, but she fought off her assailant. Now, she’s making sure she’s prepared if it happens again. Comments (13)

For Stan, he who laughs last, laughs best!

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan puts his column to song. Comment

Carmine gets places better when he drives from the back seat

Sunday Screech: Thought Carmine had already said it all? Try again. He’s back with another instant classic, this one about how difficult it is for a man of his stature to get where he has to go! Comments (10)

Carmine is tired of the sporting life

Big Screecher: This week, the Big Screecher worries that kids are playing too many sports too early. Comment

President Obama sweeps dead American war heroes under the rug

A Britisher’s View: Uncle Sam left it to up to a veteran’s charity to pick up the burial costs of dead U.S. war heroes during the federal shutdown, dealing a terrible morale blow to U.S. troops still battling the enemy on the frontlines, writes our columnist. Comment

Happy B-day to Dorothy

Happy B-day to Dorothy

Standing O: Shout outs to Dorthy Fund on celebrating 106 years young. Comment

Happy birthday, Sharon, and many more

Standing O: Standing O screeches Sharon Santa Maria a very happy day and many more. Comment

Will my marriage survive the kids in college?

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders if he and his wife will make it through an empty nest. Comments (2)
Standing O: Standing O congratulates the elders of Bay Ridge United Church. Comment

Thanksgiving: Just another day to shop

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist wonders what happened to the good ole days, when all you did on Thanksgiving was eat, watch football, and sleep. Comment

Stan loves Fox News, including the liberals

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist points out that his favorite news channel isn’t as right as it could be. Comment

Carmine says take sports off the back page!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech, Carmine Screeches with a capital “s.” Comments (9)
Park Slope: Brooklyn Paper columnist Stephanie Thompson reflects on Thursday’s funeral for Sammy Cohen-Eckstein, who died when he was hit by a van on Tuesday night. Comments (20)

Federal shutdown is easy money for Brooklyn’s elected oaf-icials

A Britisher’s View: The government shutdown hasn’t stopped Brooklyn’s congressmembers and senior senator from holding themselves to a higher standard, writes our columnist, whose survey revealed that Brooklyn’s representatives on Capitol Hill were holding onto their fat salaries for the course of the shutdown, despite being off the job. Comment

Hallelujah to the St. Francis Cabrini Church Choir

Standing O: The house of worship has a new choir - and that’s something to sing about. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Gourmands awarded Brooklyn restaurant Chop Stix the seal of excellence. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster sends a shout out to the record-breaking girls’ soccer team at St. Saviour High School. Comment

Should our columnist be naked in front of her kids?

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie wonders if it it is okay to let the little ones see a lot of her. Guess what. She thinks it is. Comments (12)

It’s time our politicians paid the piper

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our national issues columnist takes on the government shutdown, and the people that made it happen. Comment

Stan spells it out, and its chutzpah

It’s Only My Opinion: This week our columnists says it takes some gall, nerve, and audacity to do some of the things people do. Comment

Magna Carmine: Screecher wants to end mayor’s tyranical school policies

Sunday Screech: Look, if you didn’t know where Carmine stands on Charter Schools, you will in a minute. Comments (8)

Focusing on Islam, Part III: What tomorrow holds

A Britisher’s View: In the final installment of her three-part series, “Focusing on Islam,” our columnist writes about a global future, where a quarter of all world citizens will be followers of Islam, predict world watchers. Comment

A tale of two hospitals

Long Island College Hospital will close. New York Methodist Hospital is growing. Our publisher weighs in on the two. Comments (25)

Standing O snips the ribbon on rich opportunities at Investors Bank’s new Sheepshead Bay branch

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster sends shout-outs to outstanding Brooklynites and borough institutions. Comment
Standing O: Shout outs to the James Madison High School marching band, which petrformed at the Tunnel to Towers Run in memory of late 9-11 hero, Firefighter Stephen Siller. SIller raced through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel to the burning World Trade Center, carting more than 70 pounds of firefighting equipment. Comment
Standing O: Standing O is boosting outstanding seniors at Xaverian High School. Comment

It’s a one-child household now

The Dad: This week, the Dad focuses all his attention on his youngest daughter — and that’s something that has never happened before. Comments (4)

Get the wooden spoon out for the parents — and the kids!

Not for Nuthin’: In this week’s dispatch, Joanna points out that sometimes, kids get what they deserve. And now is one of those times. Comment

Stan finds more stuff in his pockets

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist once again digs deep and finds gold. Comment

OK, you got us. We have no idea what Carmine has done this week

Sunday Screech: This Sunday Screech has all of us shaking our heads. Find out why! Comments (9)

Carmine can’t believe how bad the road is on this sidewalk

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher sounds off on a terrible sidewalk he has dubbed the White Cliffs of Dover! Comment

Focus on Islam, Part II — an interview with an apostate

A Britisher’s View: The second part of A Britisher’s View’s three-column series, “Focusing on Islam,” features an interview with a Brooklyn woman who renounced her Muslim upbringing. Comment

The bright lights of Broadway in Park Slope

Standing O: Bay Ridge native the Best Actor ever! Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

The path to Nirvana and house cats

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our colunist ponders life’s mysteries, and figures it must be great to be a cool kitty. Comment

He’s got questions, and I don’t have answers

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie ponders the big questions that little kids ask. Comments (6)

Panera helps fight breast cancer with pink bagels

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Standing O does it again

Standing O: KIngs Bay Y boardmember is also a generous benefactor. Comment

Stan finds these gems in his pockets

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnists let you know the things he’s thinking about when he has time to write it all down. Comment

Carmine refuses to dance around the issues, unless he’s teaching dancing

Sunday Screech: You know you can’t help yourself, so just click on the link and enjoy Carmine. Again. Just like you did last week. Comments (6)

Treyger wins, proving Carmine is right again!

Big Screecher: This week, a guy Carmine once honored became a councilman, proving the Screecher was right all along. Comment

Britview focuses on Islam, Pt. 1

A Britisher’s View: A Britisher’s View kicks off its three-part series, “The Muslims,” with an overview of Islam and its believers. Comment

Standing O for eye-opening photog

Standing O: Standing O shouts out to ace shutterbug Anoop. Comment

Standing O is stepping up to congratulate Downstate’s Class of 2013

Standing O: Pre-school graduates from SUNY Downstate’s Infant and Child Learning Center are in a class of their own. Comment

September 11, my girls, and the life we’ve lived

The Dad: This week, the Dad reflects on that fateful day with his 15-year-old daughter. Comments (1)

Allstate’s Lina Bennardo is hailed for being a good Samaritan

Standing O: Standing O boosts a shout-out to an Allstate agent with a big heart. Comment

Joanna needs a haven from “Haven”

Not for Nuthin’: How long did it take you to figure out what happened on “Haven?” For Jo, it took four screenings. Comment

Stan on Iraq, Syria, and the dead rapists

It’s Only My Opinion: I was not thrilled when America went to war in Iraq. I remember answering the question, “Don’t you feel sorry for those poor people over there?” Comment

Only Carmine can put an end to Carmine — but he decides against it

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine worries for his life! Comments (8)

Carmine contemplates the unthinkable after making a mess

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher tries to avoid the wrath Sharon after he makes a mess of her beloved kitchen. Comment

America needs to stay out of the Syrian civil war

A Britisher’s View: Accusations of neo-imperialism and neo-colonialism are around the corner, if the U.S. enters the Syrian conflict, writes our columnist. Comment

Fall, not religion, rings in the new year for Steph

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie remembers why she chose to raise her kids outside her faith. Comments (12)

Charles Hynes’ dramatic rise and fall — a retrospective of the borough’s soon to be former top prosecutor

Politics: The ousted district attorney made a career out of prosecuting criminals and political adversaries, alike. Comments (37)

Anthony Wilson hits the big time at TD Bank

Standing O: Standing O is shouting out to TD Bank again. Comment

Spine surgery no longer a pain at Park Slope hospital

Standing O: Standing O is standing tall for New York Methodist’s neurosurgery department. Comment

Standing O hands out a tiara to pageant winner

Standing O: Standing O shouts out to Cassandra Nicole Fellows, the new teen Miss Elite Beauty 2013. Comment

A hate crime is a hate crime no matter what race you are

Not for Nuthin’: Shocker, the New York Times got it wrong again. Comment

Lou recalls South Dakota — and Coney Island

Speak Out: Who knew that Lou Powsner slept on an egg crate as a child? Lou Powsner, that’s who. Comment

On Sept. 11, we became Americans

It’s Only My Opinion: This week Stan remembers where he was and how the attack on America affected him. Do you? Comment

Carmine takes on gravity — and loses!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher learns what happens when an immovable force — oh, well, you get the idea. Comments (10)

Damn Newton! Carmine can’t handle gravity!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher battles his arch nemises — the force that keeps him from floating away. Comment

Shavana is back, and she is cheering on America

A Britisher’s View: Our columnist has a 9-11 message for America’s sworn enemies — look up at One World Trade Center, on your way down to hell! Comment

In his last column, our intern professes his love of baseball — and Brooklyn

Fast & Furious: What was it like to spend the summer hundreds of miles from home covering a team of players that no one knows and few care about? Read our intern’s column to find out. Comment

An old man dies, and nobody cares

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Joanna looks for the outrage after a senior is killed in Spokane, Washington, but doens’t find it. Comment

Standing O is boosting bigger than ever

Standing O: Standing O shouts out the best of the borough with a welcome to TD Bank’s new veep at its Canarsie branch. Comment

It all adds up to happiness

The Dad: This week, the Dad sends his oldest daughter off to college. Comments (1)
Standing O: A Standing O goes out to Kearney’s outstanding students. Comment

Standing O tosses cheers to a pair of stellar lifeguards

Standing O: Heroic lifeguards Brianna Minogue and Inez Zuska swam to the aid of a sinking swimmer. Comment

Stan talks Oprah, and the Trackchair

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist lets you know that looks matter, and that it time to give to a worthy cause. Comment

Forget Carmine’s birthday at your own peril

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine again laments the fact that people are interested in things beyond him. Comments (7)

Carmine’s birthday is ruined again!

Big Screecher: When will people remember that the biggest day of the year is the day we remember when Carmine was born? Comment

A Britisher’s View is on vacation

A Britisher’s View: Columnist Shavana Abruzzo will be back in September. Comment

Our intern is back in Utah, but his focus is still on Brooklyn

Fast & Furious: This week, Scott learns to block out the distractions and focus on baseball. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

There’s a new New York’s Finest and Standing O is shouting it out.

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment
Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Smile, take a breath, and tell the boys to clean up the toilet

Fearless Living: The kids are back from camp, and it is back to the old roles. Comments (1)

Miley Cyrus’s achey breaky performance got me sick

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist wonders what Billy Ray’s daughter was thinking Comment

When will we die? Stan doesn’t want to know.

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist questions those who want to know exactly when they will leave this planet. Comment

A very special Carmine: The Screecher says goodbye to his physician

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine gives a fond farewell to Dr. Carl Strauss. Comments (20)

With Dr. Strauss gone, who’s going to keep me alive?

Big Screecher: In a very special screech, Carmine says goodbye to his favorite doctor. Comment

A Britisher’s View is on vacation

A Britisher’s View: Columnist Shavana Abruzzo will be back in September. Comment

The players, and our intern, get a taste of humble pie

Fast & Furious: There are two types of professionals, those that are humbled, and those that will be humbled. Comment

It’s a wheeling engagement

Standing O: Standing O shouts out happy engagement to Bryan and Jaimie. Comment

Happy 105th Louise

Standing O: Uber centenarrian is Standing O’s biggest fan Comment

The dad’s glad his kids are friends

The Dad: This week, the Dad realizes his daughters have quite a bond. Comments (1)

Farm standing is the job for Dominique

Standing O: Shouting out to the greenest thumb around. Comment

Mega-phone! Joanna can’t wait for her big Galaxy

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist salavates over the Galaxy Mega. Comment

Letter from Lander: Gowanus meeting wasn’t ‘secret’

Letters: The Democratic councilman takes issue with our characterization of a closed, invite-only meeting. Comments (22)

Face it. Hillary Clinton is a liar

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan says he can’t wait to see the how many lies will show up in all the movies about Hillary Clinton. Comment

Somebody needs to tell Alex that Jeopardy is not a spelling bee. That somebody? Carmine.

Sunday Screech: This week the ol’Screecher has a thing or two to say to his arch-nemesis, the host of Jeopardy. Comments (7)

Jeopardy! Carmine can’t believe what he saw!

Big Screecher: This week, the ol’Screecher has a few more words for arch nemesis, Alex Trebek. Comment

A Britisher’s View is on vacation

A Britisher’s View: Columnist Shavana Abruzzo will be back in September. Comment

Sometimes, injuries make you focus on your mission

Fast & Furious: In baseball, and in life, it’s not how hard you fall, but how quickly you rehab. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Stephanie chimes in on opting out

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie wonders if she made the right decision when she left work to raise her kids. Comments (3)

City Tech professor is busy keepng our structures safe.

Standing O: Standing O shouts out to City Tech expert. Comment

Is that Standing O in your hand?

Standing O: Come and celebrate Mae West’s Birthday with two performances in Manhattan. Comment

What the flip is Flipping?

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnists weighs in on selling stolen dogs on CraigsList. Comment

Stan’s questions don’t need answers

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist queries himself, and gets little response. Comment

Carmine cleans house!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine laments having to throw stuff away! Comments (3)

Carmine cleans out his filthy office

Big Screecher: Look, at some point you gotta just throw stuff away. Comment

Cyclones’ success — and my own — breeds confidence

Fast & Furious: This week, find out why its important to eat your Fruity Peebles at the same time every day. Comment

A Britisher’s View is on vacation

A Britisher’s View: Columnist Shavana Abruzzo will be back in September. Comment

National Grid training program inspires youth to develop vital skills

Standing O: Standing O stands behind future National Grid engineers. Comment

Odds are there’s a math genius in town

Standing O: Standing O shouts out to Akiva Weinberger, math whiz from the Yeshiva of Flatbush. Comment

You can bank on ‘Investors’ new branch in Sheepshead Bay

Standing O: Standing O puts out the welcome mat for new Investors Bank, and branch manager, Gene Svetnikov. Comment

The eagerly awaited letter from home. I think.

The Dad: This week, the Dad puts pen to paper to make sure his 15-year-old daughter knows what’s going on. Comments (2)

Stop making excuses about gun violence

Not for Nuthin’: “I’m not saying that he’s the best one,” said Shanise Farrar, the mother of 14-year-old Shaaliver Douse, who police shot and killed after he allegedly failed to put down the gun he used to squeeze off a number of shots. “But he’s my angel.” Comment

Vacationers are standing their ground in Florida

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan says it is going to be tough to get people to boycott Florida — and orange juice. Comment

King me! Carmine says things would be different if he were in charge of England

Sunday Screech: This week, Bensonhurst royalty tells them how it should be done on the other side of the pond. Comments (7)

For Carmine, it would have been good to be the king

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher wonders what it would have been like to be royalty on the other side of the pond. Comment

Cyclones’ success — and my own — breeds confidence

Fast & Furious: The Cyclones locker room boiled over with high spirits through most of this season whenever the team won a game, so much so that it was sometimes hard to conduct interviews because of all the noise. Comments (1)

A Brooklyn woman remembers the bombing of Hiroshima

A Britisher’s View: Tuesday commemorates the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing that altered the course of history. A Britisher’s View interviews a Flatlands woman, who survived the attack that birthed the age of nuclear terror. Comment

Off to kids — and out into the world?

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie drops her two tots off at sleepaway camp, and wonders if it will be a preview of a time when they no longer live with her. Comment

Mazel tov to the bride and groom

Standing O: Standing O is sending Italian toasts of congratulations and good wishes to the happy couple. Comment

Standing O stands tall for Stuyvesant grad Jahwa Hossain

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is shouting out to Brooklyn’s best. Comment

Eco-friendly Sloper is proud to be a greenie

Standing O: Budding conservationist Angelica Chery is a Parks Department “green girl.” Comment

Chaucer, Joanna, and Access-A-Ride

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnists tries to find a new way to work. Comment

Stan has the answers when he meets with ‘one of those’

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnists is prepared for the type of person how speaks without knowing enough about the subject at hand. Comment

No matter how hard it tries, Atlantic City fails to kill Carmine

Sunday Screech: This week, our hero agian avoids a horrible death while his wife works the slots. Comments (8)

Atlantic City is trying to kill Carmine!

Big Screecher: This week, our hero agian heads to Atlantic City, and again almost dies a horrible death. Comment

Affronted masses should respect the George Zimmerman verdict

A Britisher’s View: Race-baiting mobs tarnished Trayvon Martin’s memory, when they looted, rioted, and dissed cops in the days after George Zimmerman’s acquittal, writes our columnist. Comment

A crash course in the language of baseball

Fast & Furious: Mickey Mantle once said, “It’s unbelievable how much you don’t know about the game you’ve been playing all your life.” Comment

A splinter reveals the past, present, and future

The Dad: There are no screams when The Dad tries to remove a spinter from his 18-year-olds foot, and the silence speaks volumes. Comments (1)

114 years old and still gathering those candles

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest shouts out the world third oldest person. Comment

Scout beautifies church grounds to earn his organization’s highest award

Standing O: Standing O boosts budding Eagle Scout Michael Migdal. Comment

Food fight? I’d rather put that on my BLT

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist wonders why people make poor use out of a perfectly good tomato. Comment

Stan gets all Larry King on you

It’s Only My Opinion: To the readers who enjoy the many thoughts that are scribbled on those tiny scraps of paper I find when I empty the pockets of my shirts and trousers — these are for you. Comment

Carmines forgets to throw out the first pitch — again!

Sunday Screech: The Screecher can’t wait to get to MCU Park for his yearly honor, but he once again gets carried away with the food to do his duty. Comments (9)

Here’s the pitch: Screecher goes to a game

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine and the gang head to MCU Park and have the time of their lives! Comment

Squealing Edward Snowden is headed to the curbed world — where he belongs

A Britisher’s View: Edward Snowden sold out his nation like a puffed-up stool pigeon, but he is about to discover the harsh realities of living in a truly oppressed land, if he hunkers down in Venezuela, Nicaragua, or Bolivia, all of which have offered the traitorous American asylum, writes our columnist. Comment

Standing O welcomes a new vitamin shop

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting Everyday Vitamin, a new natural supplement store in Bensonhurst. Comment

Standing O spotlights a pair of stellar eigthth graders

Standing O: Narrows Community Theater presents scholarships to budding thespians Jessica Sparacio and Sarah Rodriguez. Comment

Lessons learned on a tour of Europe

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie travels to Europe, and lets her kids drink Coke and eat burgers. Comment

Standing O welcomes new head at BCF

Standing O: A shout-out to Cecilia Clarke, the incoming CEO and president of the Brooklyn Community Foundation. Comment

We need more truth in the news

Not for Nuthin’: Ever since man decided to write the day’s events and post it on a pole in the fork in the road, we the public have had an unhealthy fascination with all things news. What once let us know how many ruts there were in the road and how to avoid them has become a giant media circus with huge corporations running the show and vying for the number-one spot. Comment

Phenoms get better with time — and practice

Fast & Furious: Writing has always come easy to me. Comment

Stan empties his wallet and learns a little about himself

It’s Only My Opinion: “What’s in your wallet?” I seem to hear that question every time I flip on the TV. Comment

The Screecher’s TV won’t work, no matter how hard he hits it

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine considers buying one of those new-fangled televisions — and paying to watch it! Comments (5)

Carmine’s television has gone ka-plooey!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher tries to figure out what to do now. Comment

Staying afloat in the big city

Fast & Furious: In life, as in baseball, it’s sink or swim. Comment

No re-Morsi for Egypt’s ousted president

A Britisher’s View: Booted Mohammed Morsi was a failure as president of Egypt, but the country is doomed to more grim repercussions if Egyptians don’t get their act together, writes our columnist. Comment

Standing O gives a thumbs-up to award-winning OLG grad

Standing O: Three cheers to Brooklyn student Alyssa Siriano for winning the Lorraine Buckley Scholarship. Comment

Farewell to departing community pillar Marilyn Gelber

Standing O: Standing O gives a stellar shout-out to the exiting founding president of the Brooklyn Community Foundation. Comment
Standing O: Birthday candles and flowers to a cute Coney Island centenarian. Comment

Preparing my girls for a man’s world

The Dad: This week, the Dad explains why he taught his two daughters how to play poker. Comments (1)

Stop the blame game and start educating

Not for Nuthin’: Here we go again. Comment

Stan warns you about more scams

It’s Only My Opinion: Be aware of trickery lurking on the internet. Comment

Carmine prepares his endorsement for mayor

Big Screecher: I’m madder than Gary Busey after he accidentally stumbled into a Nick Nolte look-a-like convention — and nobody recognized him — over the fact that I have no idea who I’m going to elect mayor once I release my all-powerful endorsement. Comments (2)

Carmine can’t wait for this year’s election

Big Screecher: I’m madder than Gary Busey after he accidentally stumbled into a Nick Nolte look-a-like convention — and nobody recognized him — over the fact that I have no idea who I’m going to elect mayor once I release my all-powerful endorsement. Comment

Wannabe mayors need to stop gunning for ‘stop-and-frisk’

A Britisher’s View: The NYPD’s stop-and-search program is contentious, but it’s also an important weapon in NYPD’s crime-prevention arsenal, writes our columbnist. Comment

Is honesty the best policy?

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie wonders how much she should reveal to her boys as they reach adolescence. Comment

Genesis students are off and running

Standing O: Standing O congratulates Xaverian’s middle-school Class of 2013. Comment

Budding musicians wow with African beats at talent show

Standing O: Standing O sends a stomping, shout-out to starry-eyed students at the Maa Sa Akhi Performing Arts Academy. Comment

IS 201 principal retires after 50 years

Standing O: Standing O bids a fond farewell to departing principal Madeleine Brennan. Comment

Off with her head — or at least her show

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist wonders if powerful women on television have a target on their backs. Comment

Hard carpets, fake grass, and making it in Brooklyn

Fast & Furious: Intern Scott Hansen compares the ground he and the Cyclones are on now — with the ones they are use to. Comment

Wrong again, Mr. Biden. Bush won fair and square

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan calls the vice-president on his latest untruth. Comment

Carmine’s lament: I can’t ride the Carousell

Sunday Screech: Somewhere in this week’s screech, Carmine lets spellcheck get the best of him. Comments (8)

Face it, you won’t see Carmine on the carousel

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher heads to Coney Island to check out a light show. Comment

Happy Birthday to the land of the free and the home of the brave

A Britisher’s View: On Thursday, July 4, the U.S. turns 237 years old, giving liberty lovers everywhere an opportunity to salute her incomparable contributions to humanity, writes our columnist. Comment

PS 128 teacher earns an A-plus

Standing O: Brooklyn elementary school teacher Cartherine Downey is in a class of her own, after winning the first citywide Big Apple Award. Comment

An eye-opening high-school graduation

The Dad: This week, the Dad figures its good that kids sometimes let their emotions get the best of them. Comments (2)
Standing O: Standing O sends out a champagne toast to Courier deputy editor Bill Egbert and his lovely bride Yeon on their recent nuptials. Comment
Standing O: Great shout-out to HeartShare Human Services of New York. Comment

Living quarters are small, but dreams are big

Fast & Furious: This week, our young columnist compares his hotel room with those of the players, and finds they have a lot in common. Comments (1)

Joanna breaks out the Kleenex again!

Not for Nuthin’: My Facebook page was full of graduation news this week — from high schools, colleges, kindergartens, pre-ks, elementaries, and middle schools, all the way up to graduate schools, family and friends celebrated the flying diplomas, caps, and tassels. Comment

Stan’s got nothing to hide, so here’s his secret recipe

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist spills the beans on his family’s famous cholent. Comment

A medical emergency in the Santa Maria household

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine thanks the good lord that he and his lovely wife Sharon made it through a medical scare. Comments (7)

It’s Carmine to the rescue when Sharon gets sick

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine explains how he used quick thinking — and his nephew — to help save his lovely wife Sharon’s life. Comment

‘Turmoil’ in Middle East has non-Muslims in crosshairs

A Britisher’s View: Muslim persecution is a mirage compared to the bigotry against Jews and Christians in the Muslim world, writes our columnist. Comment

It’s trial by fire for the Cylcones — and me

Fast & Furious: Intern Scott Hansen steps up to the plate and writes his first-ever column for a professional newspaper. Does he hit it out of the park? Read and find out! Comments (1)

Brooklyn’s marionette man

Standing O: Standing O pulls some strings to boost a borough son. Comment

When all else fails, just pretend

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie figures out the answer to her prepubescient problems. Comment

‘Buono fortuna’ to St. Savior freshman

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is sending out sweet Italian dreams to its pals. Comment
Standing O: Standing O welcomes the Chamber to the neighborhood. Comment

Trash talk: Why I hate mayor’s compost plan

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist begins her countdown to the day Mayor Bloomberg is out of office. Comment

Stan tackles the great bottled-water debate

It’s Only My Opinion: This week our columnist figures you can’t tell the difference. Comment

Carmine pulls another cut and paste

Sunday Screech: Look, we’re not going to sugarcoat it. Carmine was really lazy this week. Comments (2)

Carmine gets the respect he commands

Big Screecher: This week, the ol’Screecher gets thanked for his hard work as a cake judge at this year’s Relay for Life in Bergan Beach. Comment

On Flag Day, show your true colors!

A Britisher’s View: The Stars and Stripes exemplify the unique, American identity — and Flag Day is an opportunity to pay tribute to the most famous banner in the world, says our columnist. Comment
Standing O: Standing O is Brooklyn’s biggest booster. Comment

TD Bank boosts our parks

Standing O: Standing O shouts out to TD Bank Comment

A wink, a nod, and congrats to the grads

The Dad: This week, the Dad let’s the graduates sine, but congratulates those who helped them along the path to success. Comment
Standing O: Boosting volunteers at NY Methodist gets a double boost from Standing O Comment

Sir Paul was a blast in Brooklyn

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist reviews Paul McCartney’s concert in Brooklyn. Comment

Stan teaches lessons learned the hard way

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist has some nifty advice for the Class of 2013. Comment

Carmine can’t believe his MasterCharge bill!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech, Carmine laments the fact his wife spends his money, but is happy to shop at the new Bob’s Store on Flatbush avenue — because it has free food! Comments (6)

Carmine eats his way through Bob’s Discount Furniture!

Big Screecher: Yep, the ol’Screecher knows where to find free food wherever it is. Comment

Hate mail isn’t always what it’s cut out to be

A Britisher’s View: Mayor Bloomberg and President Obama are in fine company when it comes to being the target of loons, according to our columnist, who reminisces about this newspaper’s brush with “poisonous” hate mail. Comment

Medgar Evers student breaks 10-year record

Standing O: Standing O moves the tassles over for stellar Medgar grad. Comment

Assemblyman helps out his flock, one bird at a time

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

I’ve decided to let my kids make decisions

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie figures it good to let her kids determine if they should eat breakfast in the morning, even if it means they will be famished before lunch. Comments (3)

Standing O is cheering the cheerleaders

Standing O: Brooklyn cheerleaders get a boosting cheer from Standing O! Comment

Game, set, match for ‘Game of Thrones’

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our television afficionado gives you the lowdown on HBO’s “Game of Throwns.” Comment

You’ve got comments, and Stan has answers

It’s Only My Opinion: Regular readers of this column know that I close every episode with my e-mail address, inviting readers to submit to me their thoughts. And many of you do. Comment

From the bottom of his heart, Carmine says he’s sorry

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine apologies to all of youse for everything. Comments (7)

Carmine enjoys a martini made the right way — with Grey Goose!

Big Screecher: No body had more fun at the United Federation of Teachers dinner at El Caribe than the Screecher himself! Comment

Troubled Muslim psyche is a world problem

A Britisher’s View: The Rocky Horror Muslim Show continues, writes our columnist — from holy warriors beheading a soldier in Great Britain, to Palestinian Muslims arrested in the U.S. for a cigarette-smuggling scheme that allegedly funnelled funds to terror groups. Comment

I’ll take menopause over another kid

Not for Nuthin’: This week our columnist determines she is happy with her hot flashes. Comment

Fairway helps Sandy victims to recover

Standing O: Standing O shouts out to Fairway Market! Comment

Standing at attention for Standing O!

Standing O: Standing O salutes borough son on his military graduation. Comment

Grandma dives into her bucket list

Standing O: Standing O jumps for joy at brave granny’s fearsome sky jump! Comment

She got the job, but can she keep it?

The Dad: This week, the Dad is proud of his oldest prodigy’s ability to work hard to get a great summer job, but wonders if she’ll be responsible enough to keep it. Comment

Stan says buy American — if it exists

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist wonders whatever happened to “Made in the U.S.A.” Comment

All the things that keep Carmine alive are making his life a living hell!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech, Carmine laments the technology that keeps him going. Comments (3)

Carmine goes where no Carmine has gone before

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher has an adventure he’ll never forget, and learns a valuable lesson in the process. Comment

Shavana: Scandal is the poison of choice for the Renouncer-in-Chief

A Britisher’s View: Chronic denials, scandals, and kerfuffles are the hallmarks of the Obama Administration, writes our columnist. Comment

Reporter’s Notebook: Cuomo will decide LICH’s future

Cobble Hill: The fate of the Cobble Hill hospital lies in the hands of one person — Gov. Cuomo — says our reporter. Comments (6)

Toques off to the Culinary Scholars

Standing O: Baking their way to scholarships. Comment

Standing O salutes budding scribes at Poly Prep

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster boosts students, mini-marts, and banks. Comment

Xaverian students are in a class of their own

Standing O: Standing O boosts Xaverian middle-schoolers! Comment

Stephanie looks for inspiration — to inspire

Fearless Living: This week, our fearless mom seeks your help in making the world a better place. Comments (2)

The great gravy debates ends now

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist rules: it’s gravy, not sauce. Comment

Yes, Stan knows all about denial

It’s Only My Opinion: Mommies and daddies can learn a lot from our columnist — or so he thinks. Comment

One week later, Carmine cheers moms

Sunday Screech: The Screecher was so busy last week, he forgot to wish his lovely wife Sharon a Happy Mother’s Day! Comments (2)

Carmine references Star Wars

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher pulls out all the stops in an attempt to get hits on his web page by mentioning the hit move “Star Wars” and two of its characters. Comment

Benghazi proves that President Obama should be impeached

A Britisher’s View: The Benghazi terror attacks, and the federal cover-ups that marked their atrocious aftermath, are proof that President Obama needs to step down — or face impeachment — writes our columnist. Comment

Police Athletic League youngsters are ‘eggscelent’

Standing O: Standing O shouts out to big fry at the Brownsville’s PAL Beacon Center. Comment

Wedding Bell Bliss for the newlyweds

Standing O: Standing O is showering a happy new couple with even happier wishes. Comment

The Screecher clan gets a kosher Mom’s Day

Standing O: Standing O shouts out “Happy Mother’s Day” to Mrs. Big Screecher. Comment

Repairing relationships after a traumatic experience

The Dad: This week, the Dad imagines what it would be like if your child was abducted — then found 10 years later. Comments (1)

Hiring the handicapped to beat the lines at Disney is an abomination

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Joanna wonders how far the rich will go to beat the system. Comment
✔ Poll

Stan’s Weiner poll: Let me know your opinion!

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan tells you where he stands on Anthony Weiner. Now tell him where you stand. Comment

Carmine’s power-broker breakfast!

Sunday Screech: This week, everyone heads to Kingsborough Community College to kiss the Screecher’s ring! Comments (1)

When Carmine has a breakfast, everybody shows up!

Big Screecher: Carmine’s latest gathering brought together Brooklyn education power brokers! Comment

Fun? At 42? Is it posible?

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie wonders if it is okay for her to have some fun. Comments (5)

Is the line between radical and moderate Muslims blurring?

A Britisher’s View: Our columnist thinks so. Comment

MCU pops it out of the park

MCU pops it out of the park

Standing O: Shout-outs to MCU and Regal Cinemas for a day at the movies. Comment

Go postal with goPost

Go postal with goPost

Standing O: Standing O gives the United States Post Office a big stamp of approval. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Park Slope student is in a class of her own, as she heads to Wharton. Comment

The MTA can kiss Joanna’s app

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist wonders if the her smartphone will ever figure out the MTA. Comment

Stan has some talking points for a faithful readers

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan lets you know what to say when the volume goes down. Comment

Carmine’s been hacked by some interweb troll!

Sunday Screech: There’s no need to panic, people. Carmine is not stuck in some foreign country. But he could still use some money. Comments (2)

Carmine’s had it with fishing!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher wants everyone to know that despite what theat e-mails says, he is not stuck in the Phillipeans! Comment

Month in Review: Brooklyn bloomed news in April

A ticket tribute to Dem Bums, an extended Di Fara’s menu, and a bike lane on the Verrazano Bridge were some of the stories to grace our pages and website last month. Read on for more! Comment

Muslims ho hum after Boston

A Britisher’s View: Prominent Muslim Americans are keeping typically mum about Islam’s terrorists after the marathon bombing, writes our columnist, adding her media survey confirms her suspicions. Comment

How do we stop the bombs?

The Dad: This week, the Dad tries to get inside the head of those young men who do terrible things. Comments (1)

100 bowers of flowers for Rose D’Anna

Standing O: Standing O blows out the candles for centenarian Rose. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Join in our shout-outs this week to a brilliant junior, a big-hearted grassroots group, a music historian, and more. Comment

Sweet donation

Standing O: The ice-cream giant donated sweet mega-bucks to Hurricane Sandy’s relief efforts. Comment

Jo on America: Love it or don’t come to it

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist suggests that people who don’t like this country should stay out of it. Comment

Stan has a plan for bomber

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan suggests justice the old-fashioned way. Comment

If you’re having a cake contest, Carmine better be the judge!

Sunday Screech: The Screeceher is proud to announce his plan to judge the taste of cake. Comments (3)

Carmine will be the judge — of the cake!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher lets you know that he will determine who makes the best cake in Brooklyn. Comment

Islamo-fiends have a ferocious foothold in the land of liberty

A Britisher’s View: A reaffirmation of our war on terror — and a moratorium on Muslim immigration — should be first on our agenda to halt radical Islam, writes our columnist. Comment

Boxing babes beat the odds

Standing O: Standing O is boosting Slugging sisters in Team Serrano Comment

Telling a story that needs to be told

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie says “How I Met Your Mother” is way better than the evening news. Comments (1)

Standing O gives Dan a ra-ra sis boom bah!

Standing O: Nobody does it better than Dan Foster Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Joanna has all the answers

Not for Nuthin’: You’ve got questiona about the problems this nation has? Joanna has anwers. Comment

Stan is back at the Office of Government Waste

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, out columnist checks out how some of your tax dollars are being thrown away. Comment

Carmine’s conundrum: Why are there only 60 minutes in a cocktail hour?

Sunday Screech: This week, the Big Screecher skips the chit-chat and heads straight for the carving table! Comments (7)

Carmine eats his way through El Caribe’s cocktail hour

Big Screecher: The clock is ticking and the Big Screecher has just 60 precious minutes to taste everthing he has to offer? Can he do it? Click and find out! Comment

Boston Marathon bombings show that Americans are terror targets, around the clock

A Britisher’s View: Terror alert: Bloodlusty cowards can’t stand to see Americans happy, according to our columnist. Comment

Dad’s daughter is going to his alma mater, or is she?

The Dad: It is done. My daughter will be going to college next year — and not just any college. She’ll be attending the very same institution of higher education I attended oh, so many, years ago. Comment

If he designs it, he will win

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is shouting out to Poly Prep senior. Comment

Pint-sized pageant winner

Standing O: A tiara fit for a tween! Comment

‘The Heat’ is on

Standing O: Standing O is knocked out by undefeated boxer Heather “The Heat” Hardy Comment

Mea culpa! My left-foot!

Not for Nuthin’: Joanna thinks she has the answer to get her church on track. Comment

Stan empties his pockets, and remembers some things he wanted to tell you

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan the Man wonders out loud about why things are the way they are. Comment

Listen, Carmine just went to the best party ever

Sunday Screech: The Screecher enjoys a rager. Comments (11)

Reader: Bike paths aren’t a new plan for Verrazano Bridge

Letters: It may not be good idea, but this reader says the plan to put a pedestrian and bicycle path across the Narrows has been around for ages. Comment

It’s party time, and Carmine is there!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher once again stuffs his face for free. Comment

New York’s laundry list of dirty politicians grows longer by the day

A Britisher’s View: Rogue lawmakers need tougher laws to stem their dirty dealings — and longer prison terms – writes our columnist. Comment

Teaching the lesson of Big Sur

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie tells Oscar to take a hike. Comment

500 Hours of pure giving!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster celebrates 500 hours of service. Comment

To sleep or not to sleep!

To sleep or not to sleep!

Standing O: Standing O is wishing everyone to sleep tight. Comment

There has not got to be a morning after!

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist takes on a judges ruling that allows “Plan B,” a controversial morning-after contraception pill, to be distributed to 16 year olds. Comment

Lou remembers Coney Island, the way it was

Speak Out: This week, America’s columnist recalls the way things could have been — and were. Comment

Stan once again cleans out his pockets

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Gershbein tells it how he sees it. Comment

The Big Screecher almost drowned in the shower

Sunday Screech: Last week’s screech was almost Carmine’s last — find out how he escaped death in Atlantic City. Comments (10)

Thanks — and no thanks - Shavana

Letters: Readers take on the important issues of the day — on the best letters’ page around! Comment

The Big Screecher survives a shower of terror

Big Screecher: I’m madder than a Titanic survivor who choked on an ice cube and fell in a puddle, where he was promptly struck by lightning and bit by a malarial mosquito over the fact that water safety just isn’t a priority at some hotel bathrooms in this country. Comment

Jwoww, the Housewives, and DA Hynes? It’s time for a reality check!

A Britisher’s View: Brooklyn’s top crimefighter lost the case for sanity when he agreed to star in a reality TV show about the district attorney’s office, according to our columnist. Comment

How kids made parents my pals

The Dad: This week, the Dad realizes that his children dictate his friends. Comment

Brooklyn legal eagle joins NYPD charity

Standing O: Brooklyn lawyer joins the board of New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund. Comment

Arts grants for borough artists

Standing O: The art-smart get big bucks to advance their talents – plus Standing O’s to brighten up their day! Comment

Students go a’marching in Park Slope on St. Patrick’s Day

Standing O: From merry, green-clad St. Pat’s Day marchers, and TIbetan meditation, to a hoop educational program, and the Finest cop bosses - Standing O has all the shout-outs fit to print! Comment

Month in Review: The stories that shaped March

We look back at the month that was. Comment

Can women priests be far behind?

Not for Nuthin’: Holy smokes Not for Nuthin’ takes on the Holy See Comment

One-man show honors Jewish Nazi hunter

It’s Only My Opinion: An award-winning stage portrayal of Simon Wiesenthal informs, moves, and reminds. Comment

Gather ‘round: Carmine wants to talk about learning

Sunday Screech: I’m madder than I was back in high school when the Brooklyn Tech yearbook club failed to name the then Young Screecher “most likely to Screech” about the way people forget how education shaped their minds and the minds of tomorrow. Comments (2)

Sheepshead Bay HS, a gem until open enrollment

Letters: Our comemntariat tosses its weight behind important issues of the day — from open enrollment in high schools and the new pope, to NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy and Puxatawny Phil! Comment

Screecher preaches about teacher’s sweetness

Big Screecher: I’m madder than I was back in high school when the Brooklyn Tech yearbook club failed to name the then Young Screecher “most likely to Screech” about the way people forget how education shaped their minds and the minds of tomorrow. Comment

Bam’s Pales-whine in Israel

A Britisher’s View: President Obama should have addressed the epidemic of Palestinian-stoked violence, instead of laying the blame for Mideast unrest at Israel’s doorstep, according to our columnist. Comment

How much love is just enough love?

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie tries to measure the unmeasurable. Comments (1)

Gather those rose petals

Standing O: Brooklyn’s utlimate cheerleader is leading the cheering squad by issuing well-deserved Standing Os to the borough’s good citizens. Comment

Reading across Brooklyn

Standing O: Reading to the borough’s wee ones Comment

Mom and daughter boutique

Standing O: Salon thanks regulars Comment

Saying ‘I Do’ shouldn’t be a constitutional decision

Not for Nuthin’: Stop the presses! The Supreme Court justices, all nine of them, have had to decide on marriage — the same-sex kind that is — in the appeal against California’s Proposition 8. In the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, the judges have to determine, is it constitutional or is it not? Comment

Stan’s no fool, but he plays one in April

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our colomnist breaks out some of his best pranks. Comment

Are you Carmine’s ‘Man of the Year?’ Read this column and find out

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher announces the winner of BWECCI’s coveted award — and if your first name is Sid you might want to click through. Comments (3)

Not for Nuthin’ Jo, ‘Nanny’ Mike’s a reader’s main man

Letters: From local to national — readers chew the fat over the health of New Yorkers, NIMBY for an area drug rehab facility, and immigration. That’s among the food for thought dished on the most widely read letters page in town — ours! Comment

Carmine met an angel, and his name is Sid!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher cheers on Sid Schatzman, in his own words. Really, they are Sid’s words. Comment

Rioting disgraces Kiki’s death

A Britisher’s View: Community leaders like Councilman Jumaane Williams should have decried rioting in the wake of the shooting death of Kiki Gray, instead of using “anger” as an excuse for the lawlessness, says our columnist. Comment

The Dad remembers, even if they forget

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders if all those day trips he had with his daugters were worth it. Comments (8)

Kristen smoked the competition

Standing O: Standing O is singing Brooklyn’s praises again. Comment

Washers, and wingnuts, and motherboards Oh my!

Standing O: Shouting out to the Lego masters. Comment

Citizens on patrol

Citizens on patrol

Standing O: The police department needs extra eye and ears. Comment

I believe there should be promsequences!

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our colomnist says proms shouldn’t take place unless all kids graduate. Comment

Stan’s vocabulary keeps on growing

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist learns some new words. Comment

Stan did great remembering Koch

Letters: Fond Koch-era memories, slaps for a “Catholic-bashing” columnist, and a NIMBY shout-out to a drug detox facility were among the hot-button issues Courier readers tackled on our well-lathered soapbox. Read on for more! Comment

Carmine rails against change — for the worst!

Big Screecher: I’m madder than a caterpillar that had a big meal, made himself a nice bed, fell asleep, and woke up in a whole new body with wings that he never asked for over the fact that no matter what I do, I can’t stop the constant change that interrupts our lives over and over and over again. Comment

Hugo’s curtain call no ‘Chavesty’

A Britisher’s View: Another one bites the dust, much to the delight of our columnist who celebrates the final exit of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. Comment

I’m sick and I need help!

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie trys to get the boys to act, well, like a mom. Comment

Never forget

Standing O: Students remember, lest we forget. Comment

Boot camp for mad men

Standing O: Standing O is mad for these ad men. Comment

Standing O is giving out 10s to the team

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Jo’s kiss off: keep it simple, stupid!

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist goes off on the creators of Facebook and aluminum foil! Comment

When Stan cruises, he eats … a lot!

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist breaks down his itinerary for his days on the high seas or in various ports-of-call. Comment

Carmine on today’s stars: They stink

Sunday Screech: I’m madder than a criminal on the lam who gets caught because he complained to the Post Office that his name was misspelled on his wanted poster over the fact that celebrities today are only interested in themselves and their own precious fame, and don’t care at all about the communities that prop them up for doing such important acts as looking pretty or handsome. Comments (6)

Joanna DelBuono is ‘correct’ about meanies

Letters: Our letters page delivers all the news that’s fit to be hashed out by critical thinkers. Comment

Carmine can’t believe how inconsiderate stars are today

Big Screecher: I’m madder than a criminal on the lam who gets caught because he complained to the Post Office that his name was misspelled on his wanted poster over the fact that celebrities today are only interested in themselves and their own precious fame, and don’t care at all about the communities that prop them up for doing such important acts as looking pretty or handsome. Comment

Oppression of Muslim women needs to be addressed

A Britisher’s View: An international day set aside for women is an apt time to shed light on the problem of female oppression in the Muslim world, writes our columnist. Comment

Poly Prep alumna makes it to Carnegie Hall

Standing O: Standing O sings Brooklyn’s praises. Comment

Blasphemy! Dad’s daughter eats a burger!

The Dad: This week, the Dad reacts his daughter’s new dietary choice! Comments (8)

There’s a new pastor in town

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster counts our blessings Comment

Pat Fogarty is the Apple of Brooklyn’s eye

Standing O: Say it loud, say it proud — say it Standing O-style. Comment

The Mayor adds nutritionist to his accomplishments

Not for Nuthin’: He knows all, sees all —he is the Magnificent Mayor of Oz — who is that man behind the curtain? None other than our very own Mayor Bloomberg. Comment

Stan isn’t cursing cruise lines

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist lets you know it is still safe to set sai. Comment

FYI: Carmine says people should say what they mean, and mean what they say

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher unloads letters that mean nothing, and he honors BWECC!’s couple of the year! Comments (1)

Met building in Brighton Beach a mold depot after Sandy

Letters: Readers chew over the fat about mold, the Second Amendment, Shavana Abruzzo, store solicitations — and more — on the most talk-tastic letters page in town. Comment

Carmine can’t take acronyms!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher unloads letters that mean nothing, and he honors BWECCs! couple of the year! Comment

The Pope’s exit not divine

A Britisher’s View: Pope Benedict’s resignation is nothing to sanctify, says our columnist, who feels he should have hung in there till the bitter end to guide, direct, and deliver justice to the faithful. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Mama Mia! That’s a whole lot of scarolla! Comment

Kids, dogs, and letting go of the leash

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie compares raising her kids to raising her dog. Comment

Brainy Beauty and more!

Standing O: Standing O gives Brooklynites the true-blue salute they deserve! Comment

Princesses to the rescue

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

On Oscar night, MacFarlane was the boob

Not for Nuthin’: Finally! Joanna gives her take on the Oscars! Comment

Stan brings you America by the numbers

It’s Only My Opinion: Our columnist is back with the percentages that get you thinking. Comment

Carmine’s awards start today!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher begins his annual tribute to those he admires the most. Comments (10)

Stan remembers Holo-horrors so we won’t forget

Letters: Diversity washes our soapbox, as readers take the opportunity to air their opinions on a wide range of issues — from the Holocaust, cash solicitations at store checkouts, and the ghostly B37 bus, to parking hogs, the Second Amendment, and Mayor Ed Koch. Comment

Carmine’s cheering on this year’s Parent of the Year!

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher begins his annual tribute to those he admires most. Comment

No, Jews did not have their say at Brooklyn College

A Britisher’s View: At last check, this was America — not the West Bank or Gaza — writes our columnist about the anti-Israel event at Brooklyn College that delivered a lesson on forbiddance, not free speech. Comment

There’s no hiding from these girls anymore

The Dad: This week, the Dad realizes he’s not Superman, and that’s OK with his kids. Comment

New leaders for Lutheran Medical Center Auxiliary

Standing O: Congratulations Lutheran ladies! Comment

Smart green energy powers Beth Israel

Standing O: Beth Israel Medical Center goes green! Comment

Mr. Brooklyn honors young poet

Standing O: Brooklyn’s Youth Poet Laureate gets a Standing O! Comment

Let’s scale down the meanness

Not for Nuthin’: This week our columnist wonders when we got so darn mean. Comment

Stan remembers Mayor…uh…uh…Koch

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist looks back fondly on our deceased mayor. Comment

How is Carmine going to pay for his coffin now?

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech, Carmine looks for life insurance in all the wrong places. Comments (7)

Our letters are back, and better than ever!

Letters: Thank you, Shavana Abruzzo (“A Britisher’s View”) for your column on the Tawana Brawley hoax and fiasco (“Time to come clean, Tawana,” Feb. 8). Comment

Carmine has a life insurance story for you

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher thinks he’s found a way to pay for his funeral, but has the rug pulled out from under him by a game show host! Comment

Christian persecution — the forgotten epidemic

A Britisher’s View: Violence against Christians living in Muslim lands is ignored by Islam’s faithful who are too busy crying wolf, sez our columnist. Comment

Mr. Honka goes to Washington

Standing O: Ronald Honka, Jr. was invited to attend the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Comment

Girls’ Golden essays!

Standing O: Here are the winners of the Innovative Essay Contest! Comment

New doc and top chops!

Standing O: There’s a new chief doc at Beth Israel Medical Center. Comment

Me? Perfect? Perish the thought

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie learns to let go. Comment

New money for our schools!

Standing O: Eight schools get money for laptops. Comment

A bad review for Rex Reed

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist unloads on the famous movie critic for making fun of an actor’s weight. Comment

Lou rambles about the Gamblings

Speak Out: This week, our columnist goes on and on about his favorite radio station — and program — which he’s listened to since the 1920s. Comment

Stan writes about the Holocaust, so we remember the Holocaust

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist reminds us of what did happen. Comment

Carmine can’t believe what they did to his column

Sunday Screech: I’m madder than one of my throngs of loyal readers who was left scratching his head last week when some hack rewrote my column without my permission or approval. Comments (15)

Carmine can’t believe what that hack did to his column

Big Screecher: I’m madder than one of my throngs of loyal readers who was left scratching his head last week when some hack rewrote my column without my permission or approval. Comment

Tawana Brawley can run, but she can’t hide from the truth

A Britisher’s View: The teenage girl whose name became synonymous with racial tensions and lies is now a woman who needs to ‘fess up to her falsehoods, writes our columnist. Comment

Knee surgery has the Dad waiting on his daughter

The Dad: This week, the Dad tries to make something of his time playing gopher for his teen. Comments (1)

Joanna rates the Super Bowl commercials

Not for Nuthin’: Talk about your firsts. Sheesh. Comment
Photo Galleries: Mayor Koch is gone, and that got us wondering who was the best mayor in the history of New York City. Comments (31)

Stan unloads on gun haters

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan wonders how safe his guns are from the government. Comment

Henceforth, it is Carmine’s pleasure to serve you

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine changes his tune. Comments (3)

Carmine never goes out of style

Big Screecher: Henceforth, Carmine will be an absolute pleasure to read. Comment

Brooklyn College is no place for an anti-Israel rally

A Britisher’s View: Brooklyn College is in a lowly class of its own for welcoming pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel rabble-rousers on campus, writes our columnist. Comment

The good, the sick, and the Elvis

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie figures a day of rest might not be so bad. Comments (1)

Deck the living room — all year long!

Not for Nuthin’: Yule be glad that you left the Christmas tree up, sez our columnist, hoping to start a new, year-round trend. Comment
Standing O: Yippee, a new TD Bank has opened, the 100th no less, and guess who was on hand to celebrate? Standing O and Borough President Markowitz. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Wow! Another great bank!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment

Cruise ships, Key West, and Hillary Clinton

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist discusses Hil’s spill. Comment

Man alive! Sovereign Bank didn’t listen to Carmine!

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine pretty much writes the same column he wrote last week — only better! Comments (4)

Indiana reader wants lowdown on Coney

Letters: My class is reading “A Walk Across America,” a book about Peter Jenkins walking across America to learn about the country. We decided to pick a state and learn about it, just like Peter. I picked New York for the state, and Coney Island as my “city.” Comment

Oh, man. Carmine has really had it with Sovereign Bank

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine reiterates his disdain for Sovereign Bank. Comment

France takes on radical Muslims

A Britisher’s View: The United States is a multicultural monarch, but its head is in the sand when it comes to radical Islam, leaving nations like France to act against shariah-shriekers looking to gain ferocious footholds across the globe, says our columnist. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than usual Comment

E-readers- Nook, line and sinker

Not for Nuthin’: This week the Nook hooked our columnist. Comment

‘Major’ problem: How can my daughter get into college if she doesn’t have a speciality?

The Dad: This week, The Dad worries that his daughter’s love of all things will affect her ability to get into a good college. Comments (1)

The Mayor, the Boardwalk, the Radio, and Lou Powsner

Speak Out: This week, Lou recalls a radio a recent radio broadcast, and his time on the air. Comment

Once again, Stan’s got the numbers

It’s Only My Opinion: This week Stand provides the statistics Comment

George Bailey does not work for Sovereign Bank!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Carmine harkens back to the days when the local bank was a trusted friend, and not a faceless corporation that nickel-and-dimed you to the poorhouse. Comments (9)

How Sovereign bank is ruining my pal’s life

Big Screecher: This week, the Screecher fights to defend what is sacred — and $110. Comment

Be Penta-gone, Chuck Hagel

A Britisher’s View: Former Nebraskan Sen. Chuck Hagel’s nomination as Pentagon head is a boon for world despots, but a bust for advocates of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, according to our columnist. Comment

Requiem for a first kiss

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie discovers there are some things a mother can’t teach. Comment

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O: Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than usual Comment

‘Girls’ wins at the Globes? I don’t think so

Not for Nuthin’: This week, Jo can’t figure out how the HBO series “Girls” can win anything. Comment

Stan got some questions for you to answer

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist wants to know what you think about the ramblings in his head. Comment

Carmine stands up for the little guy — in the big car

Sunday Screech: This week, Carmine unloads on the people who make driving miserable. Comments (7)

Carmine can’t take it when cars are ticketed for no reason!

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine unloads on overzealous parking agents! Comment

Standing O is at it again!

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

Maybe we should arm our schools

The Dad: This week, The Dad wonders what a world ruled by the gun would be like. Comments (3)

Babes in Toyland

Standing O: When the Marines called the students at IS 228, they answered — with toys that is, lots and lots of toys. This year, the annual Toys for Tots Drive sponsored by the Marine Corps Reserves found willing Santa’s helpers in the form of students Diamond Middleton, Josueth Martinez, Carlos Gonzalez, Julia Cao, Vito DiMola and Monika Youssef, plus the staff at IS 228 (Standing O’s alma mater!). Comment

Jo takes a trip down memory lane

Not for Nuthin’: This week, our columnist takes us on an oldies road trip. Comment

Lou misses his WW II reunion … for the last time

Speak Out: Getting me on my way these days is a family affair, it is, that includes a check of the vitals. Comment

Look, they’re Stan’s opinions, and he’s sticking to them.

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, Stan continues his “Best” and “Worst” lists for 2012. Comment

Carmine gets more than he bargained for while shopping on Staten Island

Sunday Screech: How many times have you seen someone get arrested for shoplifting? Comments (7)

He did it!

Big Screecher: This week, Carmine witnesses the cops in action. Comment

Not gun-ho for Piers Morgan

A Britisher’s View: Our columnist has a blast from the past for anti-gun loony — and disgraced British journalist — Piers Morgan, who is the subject of a petition to have him deported for his rabid denouncement of the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms Comment

Eli’s found something to believe in

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie learns her son now believes in god — or something like it. Comments (3)

Standing O is lifting those spirits again

Standing O: Need a hand writing essays for those standardized tests? Not to worry, folks, Professor Rob Ostrom and Professor Caroline Hellman, educators du jour, have prepared a handbook that prepares City University of New York students for the writing test that qualifies them for college composition and future writing courses. The handy, dandy handbook, “CATskills: Mastering the CATW and College Writing,” is the GPA of navigating the College Assessment Tests in writing. Comment

Fa, la, la: holiday show

Standing O: Who needs the bright lights of Broadway when you have the talented students at PS 255? The staff and multi-faceted, entertaining students put on a holiday show that rivaled any Broadway revue. The junior chorus, led by music specialist Margo Wallasch, entertained the audience with a soulful rendition of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” as well other carols and Kwanzaa and Chanukah favorites. What’s the holidays without a little “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel?” Comment

On the radio pranking is just a fancy name for bullying

Not for Nuthin’: At what point does a silly prank become just plain bullying? And at what point do we say “enough is enough?” Comment

Stan’s ‘Best’ and ‘Worst’ list for 2012

It’s Only My Opinion: This week, our columnist reminds us of the highlights — and lowlights — of the year that was. Comment

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