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Sweet scene: Butterscotch comedy celebrates second anniversary

Event: This smooth show has stood the test of time. Comment
Digital editions: Courier Life is proud to present the latest print edition of Brooklyn Weekly, which can be found each Sunday in the New York Post. Check it out, along with our other local editions! Read more…

New medical-marijuana center gets mixed reactions

Our readers weighed in on the opening of the borough’s first pot pharmacy and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (1)

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for Jan. 12. Comments (2)
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got Walt Whitman and the Bowery Boys, a martial-arts masterpiece, petrified pets, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Standing O: Borough President Adams honored a group of big-hearted locals as his latest “Heroes of the Month” during a recent ceremony at Borough Hall. Comment

A case for vacationing in gun country

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

Cops: Driver hits, kills Bensonhurst senior on New Year’s Eve

Mean Streets: A driver struck and killed a Bensonhurst senior blocks from his home on New Year’s Eve, police said on Wednesday. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge: Locals interested in applying for hundreds of below-market-rate housing units coming to Coney Island can learn how to navigate the process at a public meeting tonight. Comments (1)
Music: Jumbo-sized jazz bands stop by the eatery every Monday night. Comment
Digital editions: Gov. Cuomo’s Jan. 3 announcement that the long-promised L-pocalypse will be called off in favor of another subway-repair plan sent shockwaves across the borough, where residents have been preparing for 15 months of L for years. This week, the Paper dedicated its entire front page to the about face and its aftermath, which this newspaper’s crackpot Prognostication Bureau (correctly) predicted will be the number-one story to watch in Kings County just one week ago. We do not yet now exactly what fresh L this new scheme is, but it is only a matter of time before we find out. And until we do, Keep hust-L-in’, Brooklyn! Read more…

Early-bird contenders vie for Canarsie councilman’s seat

Party Line: They’ve got their eyes on his prize! Comments (1)
Bay Ridge: They’ll drink to that! Comments (1)

Smoke screening: Cannabis film festival lights up Bushwick

Cinema: They’ve got high hopes! Comments (2)
Bay Ridge: They assembled to honor their new assemblywoman! Comments (1)

Fatal fall: Bravest plummets to death while responding to crash on Mill Basin Bridge

Bay Ridge: A firefighter plunged to his death on Jan. 6 while trying to save the victims of a car crash on the Belt Parkway’s new Mill Basin Bridge. Comments (6)

Grocer gears up for boro debut: Wegmans recruiting local labor ahead of fall opening in Navy Yard

Fort Greene: They’re stocking up! Comments (6)

Toxic waste of time: Stop-work order further delays construction of new Greenpoint library

Greenpoint: Work on the long-awaited new Greenpoint Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library stalled last week, after city inspectors slapped book lenders with a full stop-work order for failing to adequately safeguard the construction site. But the order issued on Dec. 31 is just a small hiccup in the already delayed project funded in part by Big Oil, which was originally set to wrap last spring, and will be back on track soon, according to a library rep. Comment

Cops: Pint-sized perp robs Crown Heights beauty salon

Crown Heights: Talk about a small-time crook. Comments (5)

Lost then found: Cops cuff man after he leaped out window of Coney police station during questioning

Coney Island: Police on Saturday arrested a man after he jumped out a window while being questioned about a robbery inside the 60th Precinct station house in Coney Island on Jan. 3. Comment

City starting repairs to Downtown WWII memorial a year late due to accounting error

Downtown: The city this spring will break ground on renovations to a long-shuttered World War II memorial Downtown — one year later than initially planned, due to an accounting error that left officials scrambling to come up with enough cash to complete the project. Comments (4)

Nice try: Teller thwarts would-be thief’s Sunset Park bank heist

Sunset Park: A brave teller thwarted a would-be robber’s attempt to hold up a Sunset Park bank on Jan. 2. Comments (1)

Senior hit, killed by driver on Gravesend street

Mean Streets: A driver hit and killed a senior in Gravesend on Wednesday, police said. Comments (2)

L-pocalypse no! Gov pulls plug on 15-month L closure, reveals new plan that allows continued service

River of Tears: Gov. Cuomo on Thursday abruptly announced the L train will not close for 15 months in April, upending the planned reconstruction project that state and city transit leaders for years warned Brooklynites would wreak havoc on their commutes. Comments (8)

Happy New Year, baby! Meet the boro’s first newborns of 2019

Awesome: It was the first New Year’s Day of the rest of their lives! Comments (1)

Suicide by subway: Man killed on New Year’s Day after laying himself on Fort Greene tracks

Fort Greene: A subway hit and killed a man after he lay down on tracks near a Fort Greene station in an apparent New Year’s Day suicide. Comments (2)

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