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A 2017 Nutley High School graduate and Nutley, N.J., native is serving our country in the Navy, living on the coast of Spain, and participating in a critical NATO ballistic missile defense (BMD) mission while assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook. Comment
Awesome: Petty Officer Second Class Aaron Nudel is a missle technician stationed on the west coast, where he guards the country from enemy attacks. Comments (1)

Different students learn in different ways

I read Ed Greenspan’s letter, “Focus on Discipline to Fix Schools” and Scott Krivitsky’s letter, “Help Students Grow” in last week’s Bay News. I do understand, Mr. Greenspan, that getting disruptive students out of the classroom would make life a lot easier for teachers and for the non-disruptive students who are trying to concentrate on their studies. The question remains, what is best for the confused, disruptive students who are lost and uncomfortable in an ordinary school setting? Dumping them in “600” schools until they end up in gangs or in jail, or helping each of these students find something meaningful that he or she really wants to learn, other than violence? Comment
Brighton Beach: Kingsborough Community College unveiled a statue honoring the victims of the Holocaust on Aug. 13. Comment
Event: The summer sun turns every day into a sauna, so there is just one solution — go out at night! Brooklyn has plenty of outdoor activities that you can do once the day-star has gone away, and we have rounded up some of the best. Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got the Beach Boys, the Battle of Brooklyn, sand sculpting, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

We’re gettin’ jiggy in the Ridge!

Bay Ridge Nights: Dance through the Ridge all weekend long! Comment
Awesome: The native son serves fellow officers — and his country — while stationed aboard a guided-missle destroyer in Spain. Comments (1)

The president, the mayor, fake news, and your local paper

Editorial: CNG editors say attacks on the free press are attacks on American values. Comments (22)
Crown Heights: A Crown Heights state senator on Wednesday announced he will introduce legislation to crack down on discriminatory 911 calls days after he claimed a President Trump supporter called the cops on him for “campaigning while black.” Comments (4)

Mommy juice: Brewery throws party for pregnant moms

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: She’s serving some of mother’s little helper. Comments (1)

Mafalda DiMango, longtime community and education advocate, dies at age 91

Dyker Heights: Mafalda DiMango, a longtime Dyker Heights resident and one of the longest-serving school board members in the city’s history, died on Aug. 2. She was 91 years old. Comment

Unknown man found dead in the waters off Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach: The police are seeking the public’s assistance identifying a man who was found dead in the water near Brighton Beach on the morning of Aug. 6. Comment

Group kicks off ovarian-cancer-awareness activities by tagging trees teal

Park Slope: Do-gooders will turn hundreds of Kings County trees teal on Aug. 20 to kick off a series of events in honor of ovarian-cancer-awareness month in September. Comments (1)
Marine Park: This grand opening had a lot in store. Comment

Mayor, judge side with progressive insurgents

Party Line: A Brooklyn judge has rejected a long-time state pol’s lawsuit to knock his challenger off the ballot. Comment

Shooting for a cure

Shooting for a cure

Standing O: Many thanks for the generous donation of $5,000 to Brooklyn Hospital Center’s fight against cancer from the Shoot for a Cure initiative. Comment

Steph says it’s time to talk to strangers

Fearless Living: As William Butler Yeats so wisely put it, “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.” Comment

The real price we pay for gerrymandering

The Right View: Voters in New York are often deprived a real choice in elections because of gerrymandered districts that allows one party to dominate, elected officials who act to protect their own power and ambitions by undermining their own party members, and local party organizations that fail to run credible candidates. Comment
Digital editions: Please see today’s editorial, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
Changing Brooklyn: The builder proposing a controversial megadevelopment at the edge of Boerum Hill must take its plans back to the drawing board and come up with a solution that better blends the area’s low-rise Brownstones with their neighboring high-rises Downtown, the councilman whose district would include the 80 Flatbush complex said Tuesday in his first public comments about the scheme. Comments (10)
Bay Ridge: Neither rain, nor sleet, nor threat of deportation will stay this pizza delivery man from his appointed rounds. Comments (7)
Event: It was the Summer Stroll’s swan song for the season. Comment
Bedford-Stuyvesant: Black vegans and vegetarians from around the borough brought their appetites to Bedford-Stuyvesant on Saturday for a new plant-based food festival that some herbivores couldn’t wait to sink their teeth into. Comments (8)
Theater: An all-kid cast will stage at head-banging production of the musical “School of Rock” at Fort Hamilton Army Base this weekend. Comment

‘Peppers’ spree: Fiend robs W’burg restaurant in conspicuous clothing

Williamsburg: Some lowlife in a football jersey with “Peppers” written on the back pretended to pull a gun on an employee at a Williamsburg fast-food joint before robbing the eatery on Sunday, police said. Comments (1)
Sheepshead Bay: The testimony in the arson-conspiracy trial for a massive 2016 inferno in Sheepshead Bay has brought allegations of illegal gambling and mob violence, but also a tale of heroism on that hellish night. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: Workers on Sunday tore down the Bossert Hotel’s tattered awning for a spruce-up nine days after the Brooklyn Paper reported locals’ frustrations with the eyesore and the slow-going restoration of the once-grand lodge. Comments (1)
Boro of Nerds: A Brooklynite with a love for blades turned his hobby into a full-time job teaching others how to make swords and other hand-crafted sharp objects at his studio in Red Hook. Comments (1)

Today on BPR: North Bklyn state senator seeking ninth term makes case for keeping seat

Podcast: A North Brooklyn state lawmaker with eight terms under his belt joins Brooklyn Paper Radio today to explain why voters should send him back to Albany for another two years instead of the democratic socialist running a grass-roots campaign to defeat him in this September’s Democratic primary. Comments (2)

Shaking up theater

Theater: Brooklyn’s coolest Shakespeare event is not happening in the parks. Instead, it is in the air-conditioned black box of the Brick in Williamsburg, at the “Shakespeare in the Theater” festival. Comment

Come rain or shine: East Flatbush residents celebrate annual Family Day

Flatbush: Not even rain could dampen this fun! Comment

Coney man indicted for defrauding refugees

Bay Ridge: A Coney Island man faces up to four years in prison for bilking at least $30,000 from refugees while posing as an immigrant-assistance service provider, according to a 21-count indictment Brooklyn’s top prosecutor filed in Supreme Court on Aug. 8. Comment
Brooklyn Heights: The new owners of the former Jehovah’s Witnesses headquarters in Brooklyn Heights can not hang another sign atop the building where the iconic Watchtower letters once floated — and must remove the flashing time and temperature display that still remains — because the signage was never legal for the decades it hovered above the borough, according to some city officials. Comments (7)
Brooklyn Is Angry: Brooklynites already lamenting the fast-approaching end of summer have even less reason to look forward to fall because officials are hiking fees for metered parking across the city, beginning in Kings County on Sept. 4. Comments (28)

The new Ninth: City begins safety fixes on street of fatal Slope crash

Blind Spots: City workers will begin installing protected bike lanes and sidewalk extensions along Ninth Street in Park Slope this week, roughly five months after a driver killed two kids and injured their mothers and another man as they crossed the street at Fifth Avenue. Comments (3)
Mean Streets: The Republican-led state Senate must return to Albany and pass a bill to preserve and expand the city’s school-zone speed-camera program, a group of local pols, officials, and activists demanded outside a Greenwood Heights middle school on Aug. 8. Comment

Clones top Spinners in extra innings

The Ride: Our boys eked out a win against Lowell last night in extra innings during the first match of a would-be doubleheader that was cut to one game due to rain. Comment

Cyclones rained out, play doubleheader against Spinners today

The Ride: Heavy rains last night in Massachusetts prevented our boys from taking the field against Lowell, where they traveled to face the Spinners after sweeping Connecticut over three games in the County of Kings. Comment

Clones sweep Connecticut

The Ride: The Cyclones crushed Connecticut last night, sweeping a series with the Tigers for the second time this season, thanks to a second-inning rally that put Brooklyn in front for the rest of the game. Comment

Hundreds sign petition supporting new P’Heights historic district

Prospect Heights: More than 1,000 preservationists joined a grass-roots effort to name a new historic district in Prospect Heights by endorsing a petition local civic gurus created to muster support for their proposed enclave, according to a man behind the landmarking initiative. Comments (10)
Breaking Chews: An ice-cream shop whose fish-shaped cones are a social-media sensation recently opened in Williamsburg, making it even easier for locals to pick up the mouth-watering — and eye-catching — dessert inspired by a symbol of good luck in Japan. Comment

Sprucing up the Yard: Painters create public mural for waterfront commercial hub

Fort Greene: Young local artists charged with painting a massive mural inspired by the County of Kings for the Brooklyn Navy Yard said their subject matter was so thought-provoking that it nearly rendered the task impossible. Comment
Marine Park: These students are truly outstanding in their field. Comment
Bay Ridge: They want this pol to slow down and listen up. Comment

Strong Brooklyn pitching fends off Tigers

The Ride: Christian James threw seven shutout innings, striking out six, allowing three hits, and walking just one as our boys topped Connecticut for the second-straight night. Comment

Brooklyn clobbers Connecticut

The Ride: The Cyclones trounced the Tigers last night, showing might after a three-game losing streak with multi-run rallies in the third and fourth that cemented the blowout. Comment

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