Column: There’s an election next week!

The Right View: Although it has garnered little attention, there is an election for NYC Public Advocate next Tuesday, November 5th. This official is first in line to succeed the mayor and acts as an ombudsman between residents and city government. The race can be framed as a symbolic referendum on the criminal justice reforms that have taken hold in our city and state, and be a harbinger of state legislative races next year. Comment

Column: Whimp Max Rose caves to Radical Left

The Right View: Last week, Congressman Max Rose demonstrated that he doesn’t have any political backbone when he folded like a cheap suit after it was reported that he had a primary opponent. After over a year of obfuscation on his position, Rose gave in to the pressure of the radical left to join the impeachment drive against President Trump. Comments (7)
Standing O: The Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Brooklyn hosted a luncheon at Sirico’s banquet hall this Sunday, honoring their five Brooklyn Columbus Parade Grand Marshals. Comments (1)
Standing O: Three cheers for Doral Health and Wellness, which opened a new adult day care center on Thursday! Comment

Column: Sarsour has got to go!

The Right View: Last Sunday at City Hall Park, a consortium of organizations sponsored a rally titled, “Name It To Fight It. It’s Anti-Semitism!” The purpose was to call on city and national leaders to call out anti-Semitism by name and fight it. Several Democrats were also part of the event including former Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind and local Councilman Chaim Deutsch. Comments (2)

Column: Rikers isn’t perfect, but it’s what New York City needs

The Right View: Unfortunately, the plan to close Rikers Island took two more significant steps forward last week. This effort is just another chapter in the criminal justice reform lunacy movement that has taken over our city and state. Comments (4)

Column: Mayor’s presidential campaign is influencing his NYC policy decisions

The Right View: The decision to fire Daniel Pantaleo was about Mayor de Blasio catering to far-left and minority voters during his near comical presidential run. Indeed, his actions as Mayor this term have all related to his campaign and not the welfare of and fiduciary responsibilities he has to the taxpayers and residents of New York City. Comments (3)

New Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce president set to take over in September

Standing O: Three cheers for the new head of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce! Comments (1)
Standing O: They need more green! Comment
Standing O: A nonprofit dedicated to promoting development along Atlantic Avenue will recognize the leader of YWCA Brooklyn — an organization that provides housing and social services for local women — for her contributions to Downtown Brooklyn at this year’s Atlantic Antic festival in September. Comments (1)

Kings Plaza Shopping Center hosts back-to-school giveaway

Standing O: Three cheers for the Kings Plaza Shopping Center, which gave away school supplies to hundreds of children in need on Aug. 15. Comments (2)

Bed-Stuy man develops slick Brooklyn-focused app

Standing O: He’s m-app-ing Brooklyn! Comment

Fearless Living: Working with art and meditation to find our own truth

Fearless Living: Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” Comment

Column: Brooklyn’s J’Ouvert could be a recipe for bloodshed

The Right View: Unfortunately, more shootings, injuries, and death are virtually guaranteed at the annual J’Ouvert festival in Crown Heights on Sept. 2. Comments (25)

Op-Ed: Putting the power of food in the hands of communities

Op-Ed: As human beings, food is what we need to survive and thrive. But we all know that food is more than just a necessity. It’s a connection to our families, our culture and to the Earth. Comments (2)
Standing O: A New Jersey man went above and beyond for his Bergen Beach pal last month, when he laid down on the operating table to give the greatest gift of all — a kidney! Comment

Readers: What’s being done to keep cyclists from dying?

Letters: A truck driver struck and killed a 30-year-old cyclist in Sunset Park on Monday. Comments (9)

Column: Politics come second to family

The Right View: About a year ago, an editor of this newspaper recommended that I write about how my wife and I, who are on opposite sides of the political spectrum, manage peace between us in these divisive times in our nation. He thought readers would be interested. Comment
Standing O: These green thumbs are taking gardening to new heights! Comment

Do-gooders fight climate disaster with art

Standing O: Lets hear it for the Human Impacts Institute, a Williamsburg based nonprofit that is fighting the global climate crisis — with art! Comments (14)

Readers: The F express has divided the borough!

Letters: More than 650 scorned straphangers signed a petition opposing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plan to run express F trains through brownstone Brooklyn. Comments (3)

Fearless Living: Trying to relate to others

Fearless Living: There is a biblical saying. “Do unto others as you would have done unto you.” Comment
Standing O: Three cheers for the Brooklyn Public Library, which installed a new book drop at a Prospect-Lefferts Gardens medical center! Comment

Meet Fort Greene Park Conservancy’s first ever executive director

Standing O: A veteran city parks advocate has taken the reigns at the Fort Greene Parks Conservancy, and will use her considerable urban planning experience to ensure locals have a top-notch green space to enjoy, according to one conservancy honcho. Comments (8)

Readers: Biker to blame in Park Slope crash

Letters: A box truck collided with a cyclist in Park Slope Tuesday morning, leaving the biker unconscious. Comments (11)
Standing O: Three cheers for the Brooklyn Hospital Center, which broke ground on a state-of-the-art new Emergency Department to provide Brooklynites with speedy lifesaving care. Comments (1)

Williamsburger produces change in indie film industry

Standing O: Three cheers to Williamsburg film producer Natalie Schwan, whose production company Velocity Creatives is working to bring a woman’s perspective to the independent film scene. Comment

This city program is making Brooklyn’s foreclosure crisis worse

Op-Ed: When I bought my first house, where I still reside today, I felt a mix of pride and fear. Homeownership is a tremendous privilege and responsibility — I had scrimped and saved to get to this point, but I knew that many challenges, financial and otherwise, still lay ahead. Comments (8)

Readers: What’s happening to Bay businesses?

Letters: Small businesses across Sheepshead Bay are going belly up — and they’re not being replaced — with some storefronts remaining shuttered for well over a decade, according to locals. Comments (3)

Column: The battle within the Democratic party

The Right View: From Washington, to Albany, to our five boroughs, there is an all out war among Democrats between their new relentless progressive movement and traditional mainstream. Comments (11)

Fearless Living: The Summer of 2019 marks the end of an era

Fearless Living: The Summer of 2019… what will we think when we look back upon this time? Comment
Standing O: A Crown Heights student nabbed first place in a national essay competition last month, writing a veritable how-to on saving the planet — and turning a profit, according to one contest honcho. Comments (1)

Brokerage merger brings big business to Brooklyn

Standing O: CPEX Real Estate, a commercial brokerage firm based in Downtown Brooklyn, will join together with an international firm called SVN, which acquired 50 percent of the Brooklyn company in June. Comment

Op-Ed: Fulfilling our promise to ‘Never Forget’

Op-Ed: Last week, we lost an incredible New Yorker – an American hero – NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez. I vowed that we would finish his last mission – to take care of the 9/11 community. Comments (3)

Readers: Another cyclist dead?

Letters: A truck driver struck and killed a 29-year-old cyclist at a Williamsburg intersection Monday, according to authorities. Comments (23)

Park Slope civic group awards scholarship to deserving students

Standing O: A band of Park Slope civic gurus awarded four high schoolers with $2,500 toward their college tuition for outstanding community service. Comments (3)
Standing O: Three cheers to upstate grocery empire Wegmans for giving out $500 scholarships to six students at two Kings County colleges on June 24. Comments (5)
Standing O: Three cheers for NYU Langone Hospital! Comment

Readers: Stop the death on our streets!

Letters: A 33-year-old Queens motorcyclist died in a brutal crash in Canarsie Monday night, according to authorities. Comment

Column: Rose should support call for Omar to be removed from foreign affairs committee

The Right View: Last Sunday, a part of 3rd Avenue in Bay Ridge was the site of dueling protests, where protesters outside of Congressman Max Rose’s office had to be separated by police. Comments (41)

Big success: Pint-sized artists’ work displayed in Times Square

Standing O: Three cheers for the eight Kings County kids who got to see their personal artwork displayed on the Times Square jumbotron from June 18 to 24, in a project that showed kids there’s no limit to what they can achieve with a paintbrush, according to one artist. Comment

Old souls: Youngsters awarded for essays on seniors

Standing O: These youngsters are feeling old! Comment
Op-Ed: We’ve all been there: Stuck in a crowded subway car due to “signal problems,” or sitting on a bus moving so slowly that you might as well have walked. Comments (14)

Fontbonne Hall Academy toasts another successful season

Standing O: Call it tee work! Comment

Readers: Religion is no excuse not to vaccinate!

Letters: Albany politicians passed a package of bills repealing the religious exemption for vaccines on June 13, amid a measles outbreak that has swept through Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish communities and infected almost 1,000 people statewide. Comments (6)

Fearless Living: Working together with a little patience can help us find our rhythm

Fearless Living: “Sometimes it feels as if I live on my own planet. Do you feel that way?” Comments (2)
Standing O: A Sunset Park hospital celebrated the grand opening of a high-tech cancer center on June 10, which will serve Brooklyn as a one-stop treatment hub featuring the latest in cutting-edge medical tech, according to one executive. Comment

Readers: Don’t drag the kids into your bigotry!

Letters: Protesters gathered in Gerritsen Beach on June 6 to express outrage over the appearance of a drag queen at a reading event for children, which they said would be detrimental to the welfare of minors. Comments (34)

Column: Mayor de Blasio’s ‘right’ lie on NYC hate crimes

The Right View: This week, our columnist writes about the concerning rise of anti-Semitism in New York City. Comments (21)

Brooklyn-born vice admiral honored by Police Athletic League

Standing O: Vice Admiral David Kriete, who grew up in Sunset Park and played baseball for years with the league, spoke to students on May 14. Comment

Top of her class: Teacher nabs $20,000 prize for excellence

Standing O: Three cheers for Park Slope middle school teacher Lynn Shon, who netted a $20,000 prize from a city-based fellowship for exceptional service to not only to her school and students, but to the teaching profession in general. Comment

Challenged Athletes Foundation honors 9-year-old Mill Basin amputee

Standing O: Three cheers for Logan Passe, a 9-year-old Mill Basin boy who was honored by the Challenged Athletes Foundation on May 30! Comment

Fearless Living: The importance of taking the other side

Fearless Living: Growing up, I loved to debate people. Well, I didn’t always love it. Actually, it would often get me into trouble, and I hated it. But I did it anyway. I’m not sure why. I was born with it, like that little birthmark on the side of my nose that people often think is a nose ring. Comments (1)
Standing O: Hip, hip, hooray for Joseph Marcellino, the director of Emergency Management at Coney Island Hospital, who recently received an award for outstanding public service. Comments (3)
Standing O: The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association feted federal judge Pamela Chen at its Remsen Street headquarters on May 13. Comment
Standing O: Actress Diane Guerroero joined forces with do-gooders at the Fruit Tree Foundation to plant trees in Williamsburg on May 16. Comment

Column: There’s still hope for the red parties in New York

The Right View: This week, our columnist writes about the future of New York’s red parties. Comments (20)
Standing O: Lisa Radcliffe launched PunkinFutz when she was trying to find creative solutions for her own kids’ adaptive needs. Comment
Standing O: Locals celebrated the park stewards’ history with a special presentation in Fort Greene Park on May 15. Comment
Standing O: The health fair at PS 31 on May 4 taught kids and parents the ABCs of keeping fit. Comment

Letters to the Editor: Southern bike lane debate rages online

Letters: City officials must reconsider their plan to build a bike lane along the Southern Brooklyn coast, according to Bensonhurst civic gurus, who called the city’s current proposal unsafe because it lacks proper protection for cyclists on car-heavy roads. (“Bensonhurst civic leaders push DOT to reconsider bike lane plan” by Aidan Graham, online May 17). Comments (21)

Op-Ed: $101 billion and our future on the line

Op-Ed: With more than 520 miles of coastline, New York City sits on the frontlines of climate change. Comments (7)

Readers sentence the jail expansion plan

Speak Out: Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to raze Atlantic Avenue’s House of Detention and rebuild a larger incarceration complex in its stead stumbled when it failed to get the approval from Community Board 2 members by a hair-thin margin at a raucous meeting on May 8 (“Community Board 2 narrowly votes not to approve mayor’s House of D expansion,” by Kevin Duggan, online May 9). Comments (10)

Fearless Living: Finding inspiration in unexpected places

Fearless Living: We can’t always hop on a plane to a distant land in search of inspiration. The reality is that we are where we are. We have work, and family, and responsibilities. So what is a fearless adventurer to do at home? Comment

Gerritsen Beachers cheer renovation plan

Speak Out: The city will be spending big on a multi-year effort to renovate the roads of Gerritsen Beach (“City to spend millions on ‘very intense’ Gerritsen Beach reconstruction,” by Aidan Graham, online May 1). Comments (4)

Column: Future of criminal justice in NYC up in the air

The Right View: This week, our columnist writes about the future of criminal justice in New York City. Comments (4)

Bay Ridge teacher honored for commitment to students

Standing O: Janet Batista, an eighth-grade mathematics teacher at St. Anselm’s Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge, received an award earlier this month for her commitment to her students. Comments (1)
Standing O: Standing O offers wedding wishes to district manager of Coney Island’s Community Board 13, Eddie Mark, and his new bride Anna Zhao. Comment
Standing O: Two police officers, a firefighter, and a car dealer were honored at the BIG Oscars Awards on April 17. Comment

Big buildings replacing beautiful homes

Speak Out: With reference to the letters from Elaine Kirsch and Victoria Hofmo regarding the overbuilding going on here, they are absolutely right. Things have gone way out of control. The new motto seems to be “build them bigger, build them higher.” Comments (5)

Fearless Living: Facing the challenge of traveling overseas, with some help from Brooklynites

Fearless Living: This week, our Fearless columnist discusses her trip to Turkey. Comments (2)
Standing O: More than 400 families attended the show, which featured artwork from students from kindergarten through eighth grade. Comment

Tech skills: Lawyer gives lecture in passing on digital assets after death

Standing O: An expert lawyer gave an insightful lecture to fellow legal eagles on the importance of knowing the ins and outs of passing on digital assets after death at the Brooklyn Bar Association’s headquarters on April 17. Comment

Readers: Bridge toll needs to go

Speak Out: Legislation introduced by State Sen. Andrew Gounardes (D–Bay Ridge) and Assemblywoman Mathylde Frontus (D–Coney Island) would provide Brooklyn residents using the city’s E-ZPass system who drive across the bridge at least 10 times each month, the same reduced toll price as Staten Island residents (“Fair tolls: Local pols aim to reduce Verrazzano toll for Brooklynites” by Aidan Graham, online April 18). Comments (14)

Rose all over the place standing up to radical colleagues

The Right View: This week, our columnist writes about Rep. Max Rose’s reaction following comments made by fellow Rep. Ilhan Omar. Comments (8)

Reader: Yeger controversy about semantics

Speak Out: Councilman Kalman Yeger spoke truth to power, and power in turn spoke its concept of truth to Kalman Yeger. Comments (7)

Fear not to question ‘why?’

Fearless Living: This week, our Fearless columnist ponders what happens if we stop asking questions. Comment
Standing O: The new center at Maimonides Cancer Center is the borough’s only full-service prostate center. Comment

Kingsborough Community College honored in national prize competition

Standing O: Three cheers for the school, which was recognized as one of the top community colleges in the nation by a non-profit think tank on April 2. Comments (1)

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy elects Chris Coffey as new board chair

Standing O: The Cobble Hill resident joined the conservancy in 2013, and served as vice chair and chair of its development committee. Comment

High-rises and traffic the new norm in Brooklyn

Speak Out: Our readers sound off on Brooklyn’s rise in developments and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (9)

How the state budget could potentially harm city dwellers

The Right View: This week, our columnist writes about the potentially negative impacts of recently passed state budget. Comments (8)

Promenade destruction will hurt community

Speak Out: Our readers sound off on the future of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (7)

Leaving room for our neighbor’s trangressions

Fearless Living: This week, our Fearless columnist tries examines how one can benefit by radiating positivity when it comes to dealing with people around you. Comments (11)

Promenade destruction will hurt community

Speak Out: Our readers sound off on the changing landscape of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (1)

Congestion tolls are the price of progress

Editorial: For more than a decade now, the movement to institute congestion pricing in New York City has been proposed, debated, and ultimately killed over and over again. But this time, it appears that the controversial proposal is finally going to become a reality. Comments (5)
Standing O: Lidiya Gerinshteyn celebrated her centennial with family and friends at King David Adult Day Care Center on March 21. Comment

Teaming up for the kids

Teaming up for the kids

Standing O: A big cheer for Dime Community Bank, which presented kids’ non-for-profit St. Nicholas Alliance with big bucks to help fund its summer program. Comment
Standing O: Baseball star and cancer survivor Daryl Strawberry spoke about the importance of cancer screenings at Brooklyn Hospital Center. Comment

DA’s Justice 2020 plan calls for reform, but at what cost?

The Right View: This week, our columnist writes about the potentially negative impacts of the district attorney’s new plan to steer many lawbreakers away from prison, and toward so-called non-jail resolutions. Comments (6)

Kings Highway, once spry, is now dry

Speak Out: Our readers weighed in on the changing face of the Southern Brooklyn commercial strip, and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (15)
Standing O: Two Kings County justices traded their gavels for guitars during a special St. Patrick’s Day performance at a Canarsie senior center. Comment
Standing O: Local jurists hosted members of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority for a question-and-answer session. Comment
Standing O: An information session sponsored by Maimonides Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Institute showcased the signs and symptoms of women’s heart disease. Comments (1)

Forging new connections with some long-time neighbors

Fearless Living: This week, our Fearless columnist tries to break the bubble she sometimes finds herself in, by attempting to build new relationships with residents and volunteers at a local homeless shelter. Comment

Climate conversation keeps on going

Speak Out: Our readers shared additional fears about what will happen if pols wait to act on climate change, and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (5)
Standing O: The event promoted a healthy lifestyle among people of color. Comment

Judges train legal eagles in jury-selection process

Standing O: Local justices explained the ins and outs of jury selection during a seminar at the Brooklyn Bar Association’s Remsen Street headquarters. Comment
Standing O: Jerry Allred, one of the founding members of the Brooklyn Pride Parade, will be honored at this year’s Gay City News Impact Awards. Comment

Making sense of the 2020 Census

Op-Ed: The future of Brooklyn and its four neighboring boroughs depends on the looming federal survey, writes the official recently named director of the census in New York City, who answers six commonly asked questions about the national head count. Comments (3)

Every person deserves dignity in their last days

The Right View: This week, our columnist checks his aunt into a local hospice facility, where the “extraordinary” service makes him wonder why all health-care facilities aren’t held to such humane standards. Comments (4)
Checkin’ in with: The president of St. Francis College is amid a massive effort to put his Brooklyn Heights campus on the world map, in order to build a diverse student body and academic relationships across the globe that he says will define the 160-year-old institution’s next century of higher education. We recently sat down with Dr. Miguel Martinez-Saenz to discuss his work on and off campus. Comments (1)

There’s snow reason not to follow shoveling laws

Speak Out: Readers weighed in on topics including the need for residents to keep sidewalks clean following snowstorms, the latest call to bifrucate R train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (9)
Standing O: Executives at Macy’s Fulton Mall location partnered with a charity founded by the late actress to present checks totalling $70,000 to organizations dedicated to combating HIV and AIDS. Comment

Legal eagles honor trailblazing judge

Standing O: The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association celebrated retired Justice Yvonne Lewis for her decades of service to the judiciary. Comment

Roll out the welcome mat for Sunset Park hospital’s new doctor

Standing O: Dr. Sam Serouya, a gastroenterologist, recently joined the medical staff at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn. Comments (1)

How close is too close?

Fearless Living: This week, our columnist ruminates on the boundaries — or lack thereof — in her relationships, with a little help from Bob Marley, and a sign greeting Brooklyn-bound drivers on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Comment

Readers: Pols need to fight climate change now

Speak Out: Several readers wrote in to demand local leaders take immediate action to address climate change, and shared more thoughts in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (14)

Offering insight: Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association invites finance gurus to address fiscal concerns unique to females

Standing O: Financial advisers hosted a special seminar for female legal eagles with the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association. Comments (2)

Brian Gewirtz Memorial Foundation’s annual luncheon offers a gift that keeps giving

Standing O: The do-good group — which honors the life of a late Brooklynite by donating to the organizations he loved — will host its annual fund-raiser on June 1. Comment
Standing O: Play and Say offers speech, occupational, and physical therapies for youngsters at new Third Avenue location. Comment

A closer look at the leadership shakeups within local, state red parties

The Right View: The game of musical chairs among leadership of one powerful red party in local politics recently ended — just as a similar shuffle is reportedly beginning within another group of borough politicos. Comments (4)

Readers: Mayor’s trolley project will crash, burn

Speak Out: Our readers shared their thoughts on the news that the city tapped an environmental engineer to study Hizzoner’s beloved streetcar scheme, and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (7)

Endangering the funding of our future

Op-Ed: Neighborhood Advisory Boards, 12-member panels that help funnel federal funding to projects in disadvantaged areas, face extinction if a new generation of Brooklynites do not volunteer to staff them, writes the borough president. Comments (3)

Judges share expert advice on appellate process with up-and-coming lawyers

Standing O: The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association hosted a panel of justices who gave law students a glimpse into the appellate process. Comment
Standing O: Dr. Clare Dean is the newest physician at ENT and Allergy Associates. Comment

Two NYU Langone-Brooklyn doctors promoted

Standing O: Dr. Ian Wittman and Dr. Reed Caldwell assumed new posts at the Sunset Park medical facility. Comment

Learning to act natural in nature

Fearless Living: A trip to the wilds of Jamaica puts our columnist face to face with one of her biggest fears. Comments (1)

Coney ferry news creates waves among readers

Speak Out: Our readers shared their thoughts on the city’s proposed location for its recently announced Coney Island ferry stop and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (6)

Kings County court delivers speedy justice

Standing O: Three cheers for the judges assigned to the Civil Term of Kings County Supreme Court, who last year completed more jury trials and decided more non-jury cases than jurists in any outher county in New York State. Comments (2)

Pratt Institute leader steps into new role

Standing O: The university’s former interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement, James Kempster, will lead a newly created communications and marketing team. Comment

Brookdale Hospital donates tablets to Brownsville students

Standing O: The Samsung tablets will allow the PS 284 kids to program and control Lego automatons as part of a robotics curriculum. Comment

Dems’ immigration rhetoric prioritizes politics over safety

The Right View: Democrats’ outrage over the possible deportation of an undocumented delivery man arrested at Fort Hamilton, and silence after a reported illegal immigrant and gang member allegedly shot a man to death on a city subway platform, proves they prioritize the politics of immigration above else, according to our columnist. Comments (10)
Checkin’ in with: St. Joseph’s College President Dr. Donald Boomgaarden is so committed to his students’ success that he now teaches some pupils himself, in a folk-music class he debuted last fall. The educator sat down with us to discuss his time atop the university, and the plans he is orchestrating to lead it into the future. Comments (2)

Consider open-shop construction in Brooklyn

Speak Out: Our readers expressed a need for a less restrictive local construction industry, and shared thoughts on more issues in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (4)
Standing O: Small-business owner Ryan Powers, who created an indoor miniature-golf course and escape room in Red Hook, gave tips to other aspiring moguls during an event at Dime Community Bank in Bensonhurst. Comment

Legal eagles talk about Me Too movement in the workplace

Standing O: Attorneys and law students spoke about sexual harassment and assault during a class on ethics and diversity hosted by the Brooklyn Bar Association. Comment
Standing O: Three tech-savvy 10 year olds fought for the regional title in the Brooklyn Robotics League Southeast Semi-Final Competition. Comment

Every adult needs a night out

Fearless Living: Hitting the town after dark isn’t just for kids, argues our columnist, who writes of the uknown joys — and personal growth — that can be found by spending the late hours in the company of unfamiliar revelers. Comment

Checkin’ in with ... Kingsborough Community College President Dr. Claudia Schrader

Checkin’ in with: Kingsborough Community College President Dr. Claudia Schrader just kicked off her second semester atop the school, after taking over as its chief educator last September. Comments (1)

Words to help heal a community

Speak Out: Our readers submit their thoughts and words of comfort on the heels of three gruesome killings in Sheepshead Bay and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comment
Standing O: Our sister publication recognized two Kings County educators for dedicating their lives to the enrichment of local youngsters. Comment

The GOP’s road to ousting Rose

The Right View: Our Courier columnist weighs in on the pool of Republican candidates already jockeying to run against newly elected Democratic Rep. Max Rose, and why anyone seriously considering the Rock-to-Ridge congressional seat must run a solid campaign in Kings County. Comments (10)
Checkin’ in with: The 61st Precinct’s top cop sat down with us to discuss how he kept crime in his area down overall last year, his command’s response to the recent deadly hammer attack at a Sheepshead Bay restaurant, and more in an exclusive interview. Comments (9)

Coney Islanders mixed on Trader Joe’s for nabe

Speak Out: Our readers weighed in on a controversial petition to bring an outpost of inexpensive grocer Trader Joe’s to Coney Island, and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (3)
Standing O: Legal eagles led a matrimonial-mediation course to facilitate more peaceful divorce proceedings for Brooklynites. Comment

Leader of Bay Ridge special-needs organization retires

Standing O: Paul Cassone, the executive director and chief executive officer of the Guild for Exceptional Children, retired after more than four decades of tireless work. Comment
Standing O: Leaders of the Downtown center celebrated the grand opening of its new Livingston Street space on Jan. 15. Comment

Jamming with prison musicians taught me to trust myself — and others

Fearless Living: Our columnist discovers the freedom that can be found from throwing oneself into music during an at-home jam session with local musicians that play with inmates at area prisons. Comments (2)
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
Standing O: Pupils from Cobble Hill’s Digital Art and Cinema Technology High School won big in Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow contest. Comment
Standing O: The James Madison High School student took home the grand prize for her essay about Cuban singer Celia Cruz. 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)

Barbadian-born Justice Sylvia Hinds-Radix honored with Diversity Trailblazer Award

Standing O: The New York State Bar Association will honor Barbadian-born Justice Sylvia Hinds-Radix for her promotion of equality and diversity in the workplace. Comment
Standing O: Brooklyn-born-and-bred attorney Michele Mirman is the newest member of the board. Comment

Greenpoint Y honors local ‘superheroes’ at awards dinner

Standing O: The honorees expemlify what it means to give back, according to leaders of the Greenpoint Y. Comment

DeBlasio’s problem with addiction

The Right View: Our columnist argues that in the mayor’s ongoing quest to make New York the fairest big city in America, he has become one of the biggest enablers of drug addicts in Brooklyn and beyond. Comments (1)

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