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Lions ride Ratliff to season-opening win

High School Sports: Bishop Loughlin carried the weight of going winless a year ago into its season opener, but it exited not only with a victory, but the confidence that there are more to come. Comment

Seventeen years in the making: Seniors lead Lincoln to first title game since ‘93

High School Sports: Andrew Vital walked off the field, nearly in tears, thinking his fourth-quarter fumble could end his Yankee Stadium dreams. Wayne Williams was smiling, along with Lincoln’s other 10 defenders as they trotted back onto the field. Comment

Xaverian the fashionable sleeper in CHSAA

High School Sports: Since Manny Thomas arrived at Xaverian High School, the Clippers have been the underdog. It’s a role he relished, especially when the X-Men pulled off upset wins against Christ the King, St. Raymond and Rice the last two years. Comment

These two kitties have way too much fun at Christmas

Perspective: How long does an artificial tree last?, maybe a small table topper tree is a better option, but then where would our cats get their yearly exercise? Comment

Stan takes out the tra--, er, junk

Perspective: Here’s another jumble of thoughts. Comment

Boys & Girls ring in new season with dominant victory

High School Sports: Before beginning to defend its first city championship in 31 years, Boys & Girls went back in time on Sunday. Comment

Without expectations, young Lions expect to roar

High School Sports: A year ago, Bishop Loughlin came agonizingly close to winning its first CHSAA Class AA intersectional title since 1992, but the Lions lost to rival Christ the King in a triple-overtime thriller in the title game at Rose Hill Gym in The Bronx. Comment

Lincoln All-American sets officials as decision nears

Lincoln quarterback Andrew Vital said Ishaq Williams’ game-turning 56-yard touchdown reception, when he turned a simple 10-yard hitch route into six points, was a “college play” it was so impressive. Comment

Brooklyn’s Little Italy — changing, but still Italian

In a borough that’s constantly changing, it’s comforting to know that at least one neighborhood can maintain most of its old-school charm. Comment

A ‘Red Hot’ New Orleans event at BAM

The Big Easy is coming to Brooklyn. Comment

‘Check out’ the deals you can get with a library card

“Will that be cash, credit or library card?” Comment

Shot outside Marlboro Houses

Bay News: Shot downA gunman opened fire outside the Marlboro Houses on Nov. 27, striking two men with whom he was arguing.Road rage renegadeA thug opened fire on two complete strangers on Nov. 25 during a bizzare […] Comment

Criminal quartet attacks teen

Kings Courier: Four on oneA criminal quartet jumped a 17-year-old on Ocean Avenue on Nov. 25, taking his cellphone.No directionA 42-year-old man was arrested on Nov. 25 after he was caught taking a navigation system […] Comment

They got the jewels!

Brooklyn Paper: 76th PrecinctCarroll Gardens-Cobble HillKey partySomeone burglarized a Clinton Street home on Nov. 19, taking thousands in jewelry.Pinky slashA woman assaulted a man on Centre Mall on Nov. 25.Rotten appleSomeone burglarized a Columbia Street home on Nov. 26, stealing an Apple computer.Jerk cycleA man punched a woman in the face inside a Henry Street Laundromat on Nov. 26. Union haulSomeone burglarized a Union Street home between Nov. 24 and Nov. 26.Junk on trunkSomeone defaced a car parked on Court Street on Nov. 21. Comment

Gunmen raid home

Mill–Marine Courier: Cellphone snagA 16-year-old was arrested on Nov. 24 after he tried to steal a cellphone from another teen on Avenue U.Car rootA hooligan was arrested on Nov. 20 after he was caught swiping two portable […] Comment

Vicious attack on tweens

Brooklyn Paper: 77th PrecinctProspect HeightsRolling rageA crew of thugs gershed the bicycles from two 12-year-old boys on Nov. 19 during a violent exchange in front of the Brooklyn Museum.Backpack swipeA bubbly thief made off with a 22-year-old womanClean getawayA thief made off with a womanHoudini gershingA clever thief managed to free a bike secured to a fence on Sterling Place on Nov. 21 gershed.Prospect predatorTwo Prospect Place homes were raided on Nov. 27. Here Comment

Bike-riding thief returns, stealing iPhones

Brooklyn Heights: 84th Precinct Comment

Thug robs Access-a-Ride office

Canarsie: Access-a-robA gun-toting thief was buzzed into a Foster Avenue Access-a-Ride office on Nov. 23, where he took $10,000 in receipts.Clothing creepsFour thieves rushed into a high end clothing store on Glenwood […] Comment

Man killed on E. 93rd Street

Flatbush: Face timeA gunman opened fire on E. 93rd Street in East Flatbush on Nov. 29, killing a 35-year-old man chatting up a group of young women.iPod robberyThree thugs jumped a teen on Farragut Road on Nov. […] Comment

Pie social raises sweet dough for charity

BoroBeat: The way to a BrooklyniteShavana Abruzzo Comment

Armed robbery on 82nd Street

68th Precinct Comment

¡Comida Mexicana querido at Authentic Mexican week

Dining: Saturday Comment

A Knicks vs. Nets proxy war

Perspective: The sorry New York Knicks have started marketing themselves to the Brooklyn sports fan — trying to generate excitement for the Manhattan team before the New Jersey Nets relocate to the Barclays Center at Flatbush and Atlantic avenues in two years. Will the outsiders succeed in winning our hearts and minds? We asked two sports fans to weigh in. Click below for their opinion pieces:
Dining: Our food gossip column is back! Comment
Dance: Besides mistletoe, egg nog and that sweater from grandma, there’s no greater holiday tradition than “The Nutcracker.” But no two “Nutcrackers” are alike, so we checked them all out to give you an insider’s guide. Comment

‘Fight Fest’ returns to Williamsburg’s Brick Theater

Theater: Finally, a theater series that asks the question, “Are you ready to rummmmble?” Comment
Williamsburg–Greenpoint Waterfront: A group of Williamsburg residents are incensed that work on a new 15-story housing tower on the corner of Broadway and Kent Avenue will begin construction even though a six-year-old toxic spill underneath the site has not been fully cleaned up. Comments (20)

Bishop Loughlin food drive is a great Thanksgiving story

Students at Bishop Loughlin HS are in a class by themselves when it comes to setting records. Comment

Giving thanks — to a great intern

Podcast: Yes, folks, Joe Anuta is gone. Please enjoy our heart-rending video tribute to an unpaid legend. Comment

Feds: Heights Cinema owner was Ponzi schemer

Brooklyn Heights: The credits may soon roll on the Brooklyn Heights Cinema — the borough’s last twin movie house — now that its owner has been arrested for bilking investors with a series of high stakes scams that would make “The Thomas Crown Affair” seem sophomoric. Comments (2)

Is the Exxon payout too small?

Some Greenpoint oil spill victims think so. Comments (5)
Atlantic Yards: The first steel girders of the Barclays Center rose above the corner of Flatbush and Atlantic avenues on Tuesday, a tangible sign that the future home of the Brooklyn Nets is moving forward. Comments (55)

Just-renovated school library missing one thing — a librarian!

Prospect Heights: Schoolchildren in Prospect Heights just got the brand new library they’ve been waiting six years for — too bad they can’t use it. Comments (3)
Bushwick: Street artists want to turn a trash-riddled East Williamsburg side road into a new park. Comment
Bay Ridge: City officials did an end run around existing zoning to allow the construction of a large Bay Ridge school on the site of the demolished Green Church. Comments (1)
Theater: If you thought the book about a guy transformed into a bug was haunting, wait until you see it on stage. Comments (1)

Baby, you’re a rich man!

Fearless Living: It’s easier to talk about sex than about money. Comments (5)
Bay Ridge: And we wanted to read about President McKinley, too! Comments (7)
Bridge ‘Park’: The long-awaited footbridge linking Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 and Brooklyn Heights is officially a go. Comment

Vito serves it up for seniors

Williamsburg: Seniors living in Bushwick have something to look forward to during the holidays — a Thanksgiving meal with Assemblyman Vito Lopez and all the trimmings. Comments (4)
Prospect Heights: An unhinged actor hacked his mother to death with a Freemason sword inside their Park Place apartment this morning, and was later arrested, cops said. Comments (4)

Kruger to the rescue?

State senator — long linked to Joe Sitt — now says he wants to save Boardwalk businesses. Comments (4)
Greenpoint: Maybe someday we’ll get to see “Drugstore Cowboy” at this Greenpoint drugstore. Comments (16)

FBI to Brooklyn: Watch your neighbors for us

An FBI special agent has been hitting Brooklyn community boards asking for help in keeping an eye on the area. Comments (7)

Digging deep! EPA archeologist rolls up his sleeves on the Gowanus

Cleaning Our Waterways: Meet the man who is knee deep in historic muck. Comment

Duck feeding is an age-old pasttime

Meadows of Shame: The ban on feeding the waterfowl in Prospect Park will bring an end to a childhood rite that goes back to the beginnings of organized civilization. Comments (13)

Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ — live on stage next week

Music: It’s a benefit concert performance of the best-selling Beatles solo album ever — at the Bell House on Nov. 29. Comment

Gowanus rob mob

Carroll Gardens: Plus all the other crime news from Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook’s 76th Precinct. Comment

Dan Zanes is back

Music: He’s still the king of kiddie rock — but this time, he’s playing the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Comments (1)

Bay Ridge gets its own pie social on Sunday

Event: Nothing brings folks together like some warm, homemade pie. Comment

What else should be illegal?

Meadows of Shame: The Parks Department is considering making it illegal to feed the ducks in Prospect Park, ending a tradition that goes back generations. Here are some other traditional activities that should probably be banned, too. Comments (6)

We knew it! Illegal backyard restaurant closed down after city crackdown

Dining: Everyone except city Health bureaucrats enjoyed a Taste of Hawthorne — and now the restaurant is shut down. Comment

Canine caper solved! Woman who stole dog from shelter is collared

The Greatest Story Ever: Cops took a bite out of a heartless dog thief on Friday after a citizen detective spotted the perp Chihuahua-handed. Comments (1)

A rave for St Ann’s ‘Red Shoes’

A rave for St Ann’s ‘Red Shoes’

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, “The Red Shoes,” has inspired its fair share of adaptations, from films to musicals. But none have stuck as closely to the source material, while still making the story its own, quite like this one. Comments (1)

Elizabeth Streb’s gravity-defining dance troupe is back

Dance: Elizabeth Streb has a knack for testing the limits of the human body. Comment

More attacks on fancy gas-guzzlers

Prospect Heights: Now more than a dozen vans and luxury cars have been vandalized. Plus all the other news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comments (3)

What they’re giving thanks (or not giving thanks) for

Perspective: At Thanksgiving, we invited very important Brooklynites to reflect on all the stuff that makes them happy — so naturally everything from DiFara Pizzeria to Atlantic Yards is on the list. Comments (5)

Ayoub’s Fornino is a high-end, family friendly joint

Dining: Michael Ayoub has done the impossible — again — by creating a truly fancy restaurant that is truly family friendly. Comments (1)

Cool new kids shop on Vanderbilt Avenue

Shopping: Prospect Heights parents have a new place to shop, thanks to Livie and Boo. Comment

Paper trail! Windsor Terrace community board begs for vital office supply

Windsor Terrace: Brother, can you spare a ream? Comments (5)
Brooklyn’s finest returned to the borough where it all began on Thursday night, reminiscing about being a crack king in the Marcy projects before becoming hip-hop royalty in the 1990s. Comments (7)
Mean Streets: They say that kids shouldn’t play with guns, but students at PS 261 are using them to save their own lives. Comments (4)

Yards drama will delight Ratner, appall opponents and confuse everyone else

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: “In the Footprint” retells a story best left to the historians, not the playwrights. Comments (10)

‘High’ anxiety as MTA takes months to fix station escalator

Brooklyn Heights: Fed-up commuters and elected officials rallied outside the High Street subway station on Thursday, slamming the agency for failing to fix the station’s notoriously lousy escalators. Comments (5)

Cops: We have the ‘bomber’ bank robber

Bay Ridge: Police have arrested a suspect in two recent Bay Ridge bank robberies — both involving vague bomb threats. Comment
Dooley Noted: And everyone had a great time. Comments (1)
The childhood rite of passage of “feeding the ducks” would be ended forever under a new plan to prevent another federal goose massacre. Comments (126)

Cheery Gehry not weary of theory

The world’s most-renowned architect talks to students at the Pratt Institute. Comments (1)

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