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Entrepreneurs win cash for start-ups at Bklyn Public Library’s annual competition

Standing O: The Library awarded the winning business-minded Brooklynites with cash to help make their ideas a reality. Comment
Standing O: The educator at PS 297 launched a project to capture his students’ thoughts and voices for an auditory time capsule. Comment
Standing O: Caring employees at the two borough businesses aim to help Brooklynites diagnosed with the disease. Comment
Standing O: Civic do-gooders raised the funds for the archway’s installation with help from local pols and leaders. Comment

Kings County start-ups win big at Make It in Brooklyn Innovation Awards

Standing O: Winners took home trophies and cash from the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership’s first-ever awards event. Comment

Pint-sized marching band plays halftime at New York Giants game

Standing O: Youngsters from a Bedford-Stuyvesant music program recently entertained the massive crowd during a Giants game. Comment

Prosecuting subway-fare beaters is only fair

The Right View: Our columnist argues that officials must continue to bring charges against fare beaters on city subways and buses — whom Manhattan’s district attorney declined to prosecute earlier this year — if they truly hope to shore up the cash-strapped system. Comment
Standing O: Ring the bells for Brooklyn Democratic Party boss Frank Seddio and his wife Joyce Becker-Seddio, who celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary at a swinging soiree this month. Comment

How parenting fearlessly taught me to live without fear, too

Fearless Living: This week, our Fearless Parent — confronting the reality that is her college-age kids about to leave the nest — debuts a reimagined column, called Fearless Living, in which she will expand the brand of straightforward parenting that she’s promoted all these years to the more encompassing terrain of living life in general. Comments (2)
Standing O: Standing O congratulates the hospital on raising more than $500,000 for during seven-day celebration. Comment
Standing O: Attorney Frank Carone received the 2018 Saint Frances X. Cabrini Award from the do-good group on Nov. 28. Comment

Top in its class: Brooklyn Hospital Center gets highest grade for patient safety.

Standing O: The Fort Greene medical center is the only Brooklyn hospital to earn an A from ratings organization the Leapfrog Group. Comment

A farewell to ‘41’

The Right View: Our columnist remembers former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away on Nov. 30 at 94, and applauds what he calls the career Republican statesman’s legacy of patriotism over party politics. Comment
Standing O: Residents who have graduated from an entrepreneurial education program kicked off running their own concession counters at the yard’s Building 77. Comment
Standing O: Sheepshead Bay residents celebrated the grand opening of the new Asian-American buffet restaurant on Nov. 16. Comment
Standing O: They’re no starving artists! Comment
Editorial: Staff members of Schneps Community Newspaper Group work hard each year to help many Kings County do-good groups in their efforts to assist Brooklynites in need. Embedded in our company is the strong belief that giving back to the community will in turn promote residents to make similar “acts of kindness” all year long. Comment

Checkin’ in with ... Assemblywoman Mathylde Frontus

Checkin’ in with: Read on for our sit-down with Democrat Mathylde Frontus, who will now represent Coney Island and other nabes in Albany after voters elected the political newcomer to the Assembly seat vacated by disgraced pol and convicted felon Pamela Harris. Comments (3)

These kids are sharp: Kings County fencers score big at national tournament

Standing O: Let’s hear it for Skyler Liverant and Jaclyn Khrol, who gave stellar performances at the competition. Comment

Angel should be city’s next Advocate

The Right View: Our columnist says radio host Curtis Sliwa — the founder of anti-crime group the Guardian Angels, and the New York State Reform Party chairman — would be a real contender if he ran in the upcoming special election for Public Advocate, an office Sliwa would likely abolish if elected. Comment

Revamped McGolrick Playground is ready for fun!

Standing O: Youngsters and elected officials snipped the ribbon to celebrate the new-and-improved play spot at the Greenpoint park. Comment
Standing O: Standing O pal Harvey Yalan debuted his first exhibition at Long Island University–Brooklyn on his 89th birthday. Comment

Book review: Ft. Greene author’s new tome helps protect finances, identities in age of cyber crime

Books: A Brooklyn author’s new book offers practical steps to help individuals protect their identities and finances in an age when he argues cyber crimes drastically outnumber violent holdups. Comment
Standing O: The Clinton Hill school welcomed its new head, Frances Bronet, with a lively inauguration. Comment
Standing O: Standing O rolls out the welcome mat for Empire State Bank, which opened its newest store with a grand celebration on Oct. 30. Comment
Standing O: Standing O pal Manjinder Kaur received a Nursing Excellence Award for her role in making improvements at the medical center. Comment
Standing O: Dr. Magdalena Plasilova joins the breast cancer surgical team at the healing center. Comment
Standing O: The non-profit recognized honorees for their humanitarianism, generosity, and philanthropic spirit. Comment

One for the books: New chief librarian named

Standing O: Nicholas Higgins was given the title for the Brooklyn Public Library. Comment

Mayor DeBlasio’s political tragedy

The Right View: For Hizzoner, politics always takes precedence — even over remembering those killed in a terrorist attack, according to our columnist. Comment

It’s is Election Day! Get out and vote!

Politics: We know, we know. We said we weren’t going to do this. But here goes… Get out and vote! Comments (19)
Standing O: Three cheers and congratulations are due Nicole Lopez, a kindergarten teacher at Park Slope School 282. The borough educator was awarded the inaugural Sanford Teacher Award, and is a recipient of $10,000 bucks. Comment

Fine job by the Finest

Fine job by the Finest

Standing O: Three cheers to New York Police Department Transit District 30 Officers Charles Edwards and Damion Graham, as well as the Interfaith Emergency Medical Team at Interfaith Medical Center. New York’s Finest and first line medical treatment professionals were feted at a reception hosted by the hospital and the Municipal Credit Union for saving the life of a 1-year-old suffering a seizure. Comment

Students are warming to farming

Standing O: Stop the presses — Borough President Eric Adams and Andrew Shearer, co-founder and chief executive officer of Farmshelf, joined Brooklyn Democracy Academy administrators, teachers, and students, to announce that an agreement between his administration and Brooklyn Democracy Academy’s urban farm has been reached. Comment

Hail to the new, history-making president!

Standing O: The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce let the O know it has a new president and chief executive officer— Hector Batista. You heard it here first: Hector is the very first Hispanic to ever serve as president in the Chamber’s 100-year history. Comment

Borough son recalls Ol’ Blue Eyes

Standing O: Borough son Charlie Romo is a born and bred talent with a set of pipes to rival Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. Our Standing O pal headlined at Lorenzo’s Cabaret on Staten Island on Oct. 19 Comment

Running for health and wellness

Standing O: Not even rain dampened the spirits of intrepid runners as 143 competitors laced up trainers, pinned on bibs, and participated in the inaugural Corporate Challenge - Brooklyn Run on Oct. 11. Comment

Hail to the new, history-making president!

Standing O: The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce let the O know it has a new president and chief executive officer— Hector Batista. You heard it here first: Hector is the very first Hispanic to ever serve as president in the Chamber’s 100-year history. Comment

Reform Party offers voters choices the others don’t

The Right View: While the Democrats and Republicans go at each other’s throats, the Reform Party offers sanity, says our columnist. Comment

Diapers, and onesies, and blankies! Oh My!

Standing O: To raise awareness of the high infant mortality rates in Central Brooklyn moms-to-be were treated to the third “Shower2Empower” baby fest held at the Wyckoff House Museum in East Flatbush. Comment

Turning trash to treasure

Turning trash to treasure

Standing O: Thanks to Artichoke Dance Company, artist Sina Basila, and very caring volunteers for joining together to preserve our shorelines, the beach clean-up and “Trashion Creation” beautified Manhattan Beach on Sept. 29. Comment

This school’s look is a-changin’

Kudos to Town Square BK, a local non-profit, for helping to beautify the outside walls at IS 318, The Eugenio Maria de Hostas Middle School, at 101 Walton St. in Greenpoint. Comment

Talking about sex and booze — with kids and adults — is crucial

Fearless Living: So why don’t we ever do it? Comments (1)

The King lives in this new play about Elvis

Rhymes with Crazy: Maybe the National Enquirer was right all along. Comment
Standing O: State Sen. Kevin Parker hosted this year’s Black College Expo on Sept. 29. Comment
Standing O: The company head cut the ribbon on new digs to accommodate its growing staff. Comment
Standing O: Volunteers from Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages, NYC H2O, and the National Park Service cleaned the shoreline. Comment

It’s time to fix New York City’s street vendor problem

The Right View: Our columnist says mom-and-pop stores are adversely affected by street vendors run rampant in the city. Comment
Standing O: Hey, kids! Put on your thinking caps and get thee to this fun and competitive Spelling Bee, hosted by the Temple of Restoration’s Helping Hands Ministry on Oct. 6 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Comment
Standing O: DII Convenience Store has opened its doors at a new location , in Brighton Beach. iThe neighborhood store that boasts everything from housewares to apparel relocated to a modern, state-of-the-art, 11,900 square foot space, complete with parking spaces for customers. Comment

Award is music to her ears

Standing O: Congrats to Tatiana Viscun, faculty member at the Brooklyn Music School. The melody making academic will receive a Civic Award from Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo (D-Fort Greene) on Oct. 6, at the Brass, Pipe Organ and the Piano concert at Hanson Place Church of SDA in Fort Greene. Comment
Standing O: Welcome the sensational SukkahBike Ride. Thanks to the genius of Rabbi Menashe Wolf, of Chabad of Park Slope, the sukkah shack is coming to you. Comment

Merger, they wrote

Merger, they wrote

Standing O: Stop the presses — Bay Ridge Federal Credit Union has merged with Island Federal Credit Union. Comment
Standing O: Congrats to Sarina Roffe on her appointment to the board of directors for the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. Comment

A path for a Republican public advocate in New York City

The Right View: Since its inception in 1993, no member of the GOP has been the city’s public advocate. That could change mext year, says our columnist. Comment

Channeling her inner Shantell Martin

Fearless Living: This week, Steph wants to be herself, and get a lot accomplished. Comments (5)
Fixing the BQE: It was a dream come true for Brooklyn Paper editor-in-chief Vince DiMiceli, who got a chance to see just how decrepit the BQE really is — or isn’t. Comments (23)

Your backyard: Where the wild things are

Rhymes with Crazy: A new movie at the Museum of Natural History shows you what is going on in your own backyard Comment

Your backyard: Where the wild things are

Rhymes with Crazy: A new movie at the Museum of Natural History shows you what is going on in your own backyard. Comment
Standing O: Congratulations to state Sen. Velmanette Montgomery (D-Fort Greene), who has been recognized as the Seventh Annual Atlantic Avenue Ambassador award recipient at the 44th Annual Atlantic AnticTM Festival. Comment
Standing O: Move the tassels and pass out the awards to Brooklyn Public Library. The borough’s leading information center was awarded top honors by the Urban Libraries Council as a Top Innovator for it’s Teacher Lab. Comment

QDOBA Mexican Eats lands in Bushwick

Standing O: QDOBA Mexican Eats®, known far and wide for its three-cheese queso and hand-smashed guacamole, has come to Bushwick. Comment
Photo Galleries: More than 300 cheered women and men in business at the Hilton Garden Inn Thursday night. Comment

Put me in Coach!

Standing O: Meet the new women’s soccer coach at St. Francis College. Comment
Standing O: Let’s welcome Big Apple Urgent Care to the community. The ribbon-cutting on Sept. 6 was attended by Ludovic Michel, Rev. Kevin Laylor, Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte (D–East Flatbush); state Sen. Kevin Parker (D–East New York); Dr. Tamara Moise, co-founder, Big Apple Urgent Care; Wadson Filis, co-founder, Big Apple Urgent Care; Dr. Aletha Maybank, Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Health; and Dr. Torian Easterling, Assistant Commissioner, New York City Department of Health. Comment

Senator is walking with Sunrise

Standing O: State Sen. Roxanne Persaud, (D–Canarsie) was a ray of sunshine for the seniors at Sunrise Adult Health Care Center on Sept. 6. The caring senator and staff at Sunrise co-hosted a senior resource event where residents had an opportunity to get valuable information about assistance and benefits available to them. Comment

Today’s primaries decide who controls tomorrow’s senate

The Right View: Two Brooklyn Democratic primaries this week will determine which party controls the state Senate. Currently, only one vote keeps the Republicans in control of the upper chamber in Albany. Comment

Don’t talk to strangers? Ha!

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie pleads with everyone to just say “Hello” to one another. Comment

Remember playing ringolevio? Of course you do!

Rhymes with Crazy: That’s because your greatest memories of childhood are about playing. But will your child feel the same 20 years from now? Comments (7)

Remember playing ringolevio? Of course you do!

Rhymes with Crazy: That’s because your greatest memories of childhood are about playing. But will your child feel the same 20 years from now? Comment

Learning about hernias

Standing O: Hernia! Most people suffer in silence and refrain from calling attention to the unsightly bulge in their lower abdomen. But this is not a wise decision. It could be very dangerous and needs to be discussed ASAP. Comment
Standing O: Three cheers for Signature Bank for providing much-needed funds to borough business as part of its Building Improvement Initiative program. 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

Kids have a pal in PAL

Standing O: In communities overwhelmed with poverty, many children begin school without the foundation that they need to succeed. But thanks to the Police Athletic League these kids now have a fighting chance. Comment

Borough daughter is laser sharp!

Standing O: Three cheers to borough daughter Helen Pozdniakova, on being selected to receive a $1,500 scholarship to advance her medical education from Laser Spine Institute. Comment
Standing O: Golden Pencils are awarded to Success Academy’s middle school, East Flatbush MS. The learning center, which has a varied and diverse enrollment, is open and ready to teach eager fifth graders. Comment

The insane-family vacation. (Note the hyphen.)

Fearless Living: Well, insane parents, at least. Comment

BP Adams is right to support term limits for Community Boards

The Right View: Our columnst just hopes other borough presidents would see what he sees. Comment

Are we hard-wired to believe in a higher power?

Rhymes with Crazy: This week, our columnists gets to the bottom of why humans believe in god. Comment

If there wasn’t death, would we have religion?

Rhymes with Crazy: Our columnist studies why we are always looking to a higher power. Comments (1)

The mayor on transparency: My spokespeople should give their names

Politics: A recent trend of agency officials not telling reporters who they are needs to stop, says Mayor DeBlasio. Comments (4)

Venture is industrious

Venture is industrious

Standing O: St. Francis College, always on the cutting edge of education, has partnered with Ikove Venture Partners to give its students the opportunity to intern with startup companies and network with the hundreds of companies based in Industry City. Comment

Welcome to the new President

Standing O: Let’s put our hands together and greet Robert Guimento, the new president of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Comment

Celebrating all our heros

Celebrating all our heros

Standing O: Standing O salutes Family Health Centers at NYU Langone–Brooklyn for saluting local heroes Dr. Yar Pye and Gloria Flores. The healing center feted a day of fun and frolic as part of the celebration of National Health Center Week, Aug. 12 to 18 — which is a nationwide celebration of health center networks that provide communities access to comprehensive health care — on Aug. 14 at Martin Luther Playground, across from the hospital. Comment

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)

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

Anniversary bells are ringing

Standing O: Cheers and champagne toasts to Rosario and Tinamarie Marino who celebrated their big 20th anniversary on Aug. 9. They celebrated the milestone occasion along with la famiglia at La Sorrentina Ristorante in Dyker Heights. Comment

Getting youngsters ready for school

Standing O: Thanks to super supporters at Good Shepherd Services, and the generosity of High Water Women and the Meredith Corporation, more than 1,000 Brownsville kids got a jump on the school year with backpacks filled with oodles of school supplies. 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

Tracking the trends of tomorrow ... today!

Rhymes with Crazy: Our columnist predicts the crazes soon to take popular culture by storm (or not). Comment

Tracking the trends of tomorrow ... today!

Rhymes with Crazy: Our columnist predicts the crazes soon to take popular culture by storm (or not). Comments (1)

Cleaning up those Brooklyn streets

Standing O: Continuing his efforts to make the neighborhood cleaner, Assemblyman William Colton put the word out for volunteers. High school students cast their dust bins and swept the sidewalks and cleaned catch basins along Kings Highway between McDonald Avenue and Bay Parkway. Comment

Meet the new Brooklyn Hospital board chairwoman

Standing O: Welcome and bienvenue to borough daughter, attorney Lizanne Fontaine, on her appointment as chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Hospital Center. Comment

‘Neigh kidding’ at rehab center

Standing O: Residents at the Bushwick Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare got a surprise visit from some unique guests, Aiden and Pearl, two mini-horses, from Horseability, a Long Island organization. Comment

Let the kids be who they are

Fearless Living: While trying to figure out why her two sons are so different, Stephanie considers the important role teachers play in shaping a human being. Comments (1)

Barkan up the wrong tree: The slippery slope candidate Ross is walking down

The Right View: One week after journalist-turned-politician Ross Barkan attacked Andrew Goundardes for accepting the Reform Party endorsement, our columnist, who heads the party, barks back. Comment

Hail to the new chief

Standing O: Welcome and congrats to Mary Fu on her promotion to Chief Development officer of Helen Keller Services. Comment

A new Keystone brick at BRIC

A new Keystone brick at BRIC

Standing O: Welcome Kristina Newman-Scott, the newly minted president of BRIC. Kristina is an accomplished artist and visionary arts administrator who was, up until this appointment, director of culture for the State of Connecticut. She will assume the mantle at BRIC from Leslie Griesbach Schultz, who has pioneered BRIC for the past 13 years- — in September— amidst BRIC’s 40th anniversary. Comment

Thanks for all that cash

Thanks for all that cash

Standing O: Many thanks to Luna Park for donating $51,233.00 to Girl Scout Troop 6000 in coordination with The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York on July 23. Comment

Here’s why I now love Mr. Rogers more than ever before

Rhymes with Crazy: Our columnist says why her appreciation for the show she was bored with as a kid has grown significantly. Comment

Here’s why I now love Mr. Rogers more than ever before

Rhymes with Crazy: Our columnist reveals why her appreciation for the show she was bored with as a kid has grown significantly. Comments (3)
Standing O: Walkers laced up their trainers, put on their tees, and put soles to the pavement at the 6th annual Brooklyn Brain Aneurysm Awareness 1K walk in Marine Park on June 9. Comment
Standing O: Hip, hip, hooray for St. Francis College. With a special 50th Anniversary class gift of more than $110,000 from his classmates, St. Francis College raised almost half a million dollars at the Brendan J. Dugan ’68 Memorial Meadow Brook Club Golf Outing Comment

Taking it to the MAX

Taking it to the MAX

Standing O: Three cheers and a hidey-ho to Lynette Calabrese, who has joined the staff at RE/MAX Edge. Standing O put out the mat for Lynette, a licensed real estate person since 2014. Since that time she has sharpened her home-selling skills in Staten Island where she resides and gained invaluable home sales experience. Comment

Visionary!

Standing O: Enterprising fifth graders from PS 102, the Bayview School, created banners that were installed at several locations along Fifth Avenue in an effort to promote Vision Zero. Comment

Empire Girls Strike it Big

Standing O: The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has announced this year’s winners of the 2018 Building Brooklyn Awards. Now in its 18th year, the awards recognize recently completed construction and renovation projects that enrich Brooklyn’s diverse neighborhoods and economy. Comment
Standing O: After a $2.8 million dollar renovation, the Kensington play space is now open again and ready for fun. Comment

Golden’s staff’s faux pas showing cracks in his armor

The Right View: The Bay Ridge state Senator staff is not serving him well as he faces his first real competition for his seat, says our columnist. Comment

A trip out west proves it is still wild

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie and her son negotiate the rapids of life. Comment

How to win at soccer without really trying

Rhymes with Crazy: Here’s a hint: Let the kids play by themselves! Comment

How to win at soccer without really trying

Rhymes with Crazy: Here’s a hint: Let the kids play by themselves! Comment

She’s in the Navy: Saint Saviour grad off to Naval Academy

Standing O: The 2018 valedictorian is the first student to enter the Academy directly after graduating from the Park Slope school. Comment
Standing O: The banking institute opened its second borough location. Comment
Standing O: Connie Cincotta knocks it out of the park. Comment

Haley’s Comets lands at Greenhouse Cafe for its 50th blood drive

Standing O: Donors rolled up their sleeves to give a pint on June 27. Comment
Standing O: The all-girls team from the Gravesend Public Library branch took the top honors at the library’s Robotis League Championship. Comment
Standing O: State Sen. Kevin Parker sponsored his 11th annual job fair at Brooklyn College on June 26. Comment

The long road to freedom

Fearless Living: On the heels of Independence Day, our columnist explains why learning to navigate family car trips is essential to understanding the true meaning of democracy. Comment

Winners and losers in Dan Donovan’s big win

The Right View: Over the past few months, the Republican congressional primary between incumbent Dan Donovan and Michael Grimm was in the spotlight, not only in Brooklyn and Staten Island, but throughout the nation. There were contentious debates, tweets from President Trump, contrasting polls, and fierce competition between supporters of both men. Comment

If you see something, sometimes you should keep your mouth shut

Rhymes with Crazy: Not every child left in a car is in danger. Comment

If you see something, sometimes you should keep your mouth shut

Rhymes with Crazy: Not every child left in a car is in danger. Comments (6)

Telepsychiatry is here

Telepsychiatry is here

Standing O: Imagine a world where kids can connect with a psychiatrist just by flipping on a monitor. It’s here! Welcome to Telepsychiatry—an interactive video-based means of connecting patients to mental health services. Comment

Stepping up, stepping out

Stepping up, stepping out

Standing O: Raise your pom-poms and put your hands together to congratulate the Brooklyn Technical High School’s dual National Championship Step teams. Members of Organized Chaos and Lady Dragons, stepped their feet off to earn the distinction at the Break the Stage National Step League Competition in Atlanta on June 16. Comment
Standing O: With bright colors blowing in the Coney breeze and the smell of fantastic foods wafting in the air, the 16th annual Russian Heritage celebration began on June 10 at Asser Levy Park. Comment

Bay Ridge pharmacy keeps March of Dimes marching on

Standing O: Kudos and thanks to the owners and staff of Bridge Pharmacy. The giving guys and gals presented a $500 check to, “Team Natalie Grace,” a March of Dimes Family Team in support of the organization’s annual March for Babies fundraiser. Comment

At the Fort Hamilton Army Base, the law is the law

The Right View: Staff at the base did the right thing by detaining Pablo Villavicencio, says our columnist. Comment

Note to self: I killed the cat

Fearless Living: Sure, the vet can say it was inevitable that it would die before its second birthday, but I know it was my fault. Comment
Standing O: Congrats to the winners of the 32nd annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition. The winning entries were on display at the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library last month. Comment

Stepping into the top spot

Stepping into the top spot

Standing O: Congratulations to podiatrist Dr. Paul Liswood, DPM, on his election as the 76th president of the New York State Podiatric Medical Assocation. He succeeds Dr. Patricia Nicholas, NYSPMA’s first Caribbean-born female president, and was installed during the 122nd Annual House of Delegates on June 2 at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, N.Y. Comment

A brief history of children’s games (played outside)

Rhymes with Crazy: Too many kids don’t get enough sun. Introduce these oldies but goodies and they’ll happily head out doors! Comment

A brief history of children’s games (played outside)

Rhymes with Crazy: Too many kids don’t get enough sun. Introduce these oldies but goodies and they’ll happily head outdoors! Comments (4)

Helen Keller Services gets a new board member

Standing O: Standing O is putting out the welcome mat for Dr. Alka Nischal. The geriatric medicine specialist at Winthrop University Hospital of Medicine has been named as a board member to the Board of Trustees at Helen Keller Services. Comment

St. Francis College gets a new women’s basketball coach

Standing O: Welcome to Linda Cimino, the new head coach for the Terriers, the women’s basketball team at St. Francis College. Linda steers a new future at the school as the 13th head coach, replacing retired coach John Thurston. Comment
Standing O: Standing O is asking, “Did ya eat yet?” Yes, it’s the second annual Pot Luck event hosted by South Brooklyn Food and Drink, founded by favorite gastronomes Frank Tilelli and Bianci Pappas. Comment
Standing O: Hats off to Boro Park Center resident Leng Nguy who turned the magic number — 101 — on May 18. Leng, along with his wife, Roen Bik, have resided at the center since February 2017. Comment

Scout honors soldiers’ resting place

Standing O: A special thank you to borough son Andrew Contrino. The Eagle Scout candidate of BSA Troop 310, as part of his community project, conceived and organized a beautification project to give Barkaloo Cemetery a much needed make-over on May 19. Comment

Brooklyn high school senior wins MCU-sponsored scholarship

Standing O: Congrats to high school senior Jared Rios. The borough son was the recipient of the 2018 James McKeon Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Municipal Credit union. Jared is graduating this month from St. Edmund Preparatory High School in Sheepshead Bay and will use his $5,000 scholarship funds towards his expenses at Princeton University when he starts classes in the fall to study political science. Comment

You have to believe we are magic

Fearless Living: Look, everybody has their “Xanadu” moment. Comment

Should NY legalize gambling on sports?

The Right View: Place your bets! Comment

David Hosack: New York City’s founding father

Rhymes with Crazy: And here’s why he is who he is. Comment

S. J. Avery

Women of Distinction: When city and state agencies tell S.J. Avery “No,” she hears the words “Not yet.” Comment

Ruchama Bistritzky-Clapman

Women of Distinction: Talking about drug abuse and mental health issues in Brooklyn’s Jewish community was a taboo subject — until Ruchama Bistritzky-Clapman came along. Comment

Rolanda Telesford

Rolanda Telesford

Women of Distinction: Rolanda Telesford is a survivor — she was a teenage mom, and was once homeless — but today she is director of Outreach and External Relations for the YWCA. Comment

Nicole Favours

Women of Distinction: Brooklyn native Nicole Favours wants to change the way the borough’s kids think about guns. Comment

Monique Waterman

Monique Waterman

Women of Distinction: Monique Waterman wasn’t familiar with the term “conflict resolution” when she was 11 years old, but that’s when she began practicing it. Comment

Mitzie Holstein

Mitzie Holstein

Women of Distinction: Teacher, poet, and spiritual leader Mitzie Holstein is all about positivity. Comment

Michelle R. Gall

Michelle R. Gall

Women of Distinction: When Michelle Gall was growing up in Clinton Hill, she was a straight-A student in math and science — but she says she was never taught how to apply those skills to earn a living. Comment

Lucina Clarke

Lucina Clarke

Women of Distinction: Lucina Clarke wants to make sure that parents of children with autism never feel like they don’t have anyone to turn to. Along with her husband, she is the co-founder of My Time Inc., a support center in Canarsie that specializes in uplifting parents who are raising kids with developmental disabilities. Comment

Lisette Sosa-Dickson

Women of Distinction: Lisette Sosa-Dickson is the voice of the Spanish-speaking elderly community. Comment

She has the power

Standing O: Hats off to Skye Workman. This borough tween taught us all a lesson about the power of giving. The seventh-grader at Saint Bernard Catholic Academy knew a cancer patient who lost hair as a result of treatment. Comment

salute the members of the Floyd Bennett Composite Squadron

Standing O: Let’s salute the members of the Floyd Bennett Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary. The group held its annual promotion and award ceremony on May 19th at the American Legion Post on Avenue N. Comment
Standing O: Three cheers to the outstanding team of stroke specialists at the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Maimonides Medical Center. Assembly Member Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Sheepshead Bay) visited the team of doctors and clinicians, and presented the dedicated docs with a proclamation. Comment

It is time to reform our community boards

The Right View: Our columnist thinks Craig Hammerman’s arrest has shined a spotlight on New York’s “Little City Halls.” Comment

Now she’s pissed about where she raised her kids

Fearless Living: Maybe Stephanie should have brought them up in the suburbs? Comments (3)

Pharmacy and prestige at LIU

Standing O: Hurrah to two faculty members of Long Island University’s School of Pharmacy on receiving prestigious awards from The New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists (NYSCHP) Research and Education Foundation. Comment
Standing O: Three-for-three cheers to Michael Maffia, Sam Daniele, and Jalen Blunt. This trio of talented teens from Scout Troop 353 received their Eagle’s wings on May 12 at an Eagle Court of Honor service at Trinity Church followed by a reception in their honor. Comment

Edited for bedtime: Parents making fairy tales ‘safer’

Rhymes with Crazy: Will parents ever stop putting their kids in plastic bubbles? Comments (4)

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

Brooklyn rabbi delivers opening prayer at French president’s address

Standing O: Rabbi Shlomo Segal of Kehilat Moshe of Sheepshead Bay delivered the opening prayer at the historic address by Emmanuel Macron, president of France, before the U.S. House of Representatives on April 25. Rabbi Segal was sponsored as guest chaplain of the day by Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, (D-Sheepshead Bay). Comment

Remembering the triumph and tragedy of a Holocaust journey

Standing O: Raise a toast to Sonja Maier Geismar, a Holocaust survivor who shared her story of courage in the face of unspeakable tragedy as the keynote speaker at the Yom Hashoah commemoration held at St. Francis College on April 11. Geismar recounted how she and hundreds of other Jews fled Germany on the ill-fated voyage of a refugee ship, The St. Louis. Comment

Science-minded students display skills at a STEM fair

Standing O: Students at St. Anselm Catholic Academy examined and displayed exhibits and experiments at the school’s annual STEM — science, tech, engineering and math — fair last month in the school’s Meletia Hall. Comment

Republicans and Democrats have a chance to win ‘Fray by the Bay’

The Right View: An open Assembly seat in Southern Brooklyn has both parties licking their chops. Comment
Standing O: Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis asked third-, fourth- and fifth-graders to write ‘If I were President...’ essays, and treated six talented winners to a pizza party at a local eatery. Comment

Lessons learned from an Englishman in New York

Fearless Living: Wow, Sting had it right all along. (And can you believe that song came out in 1985). Comment

When was the first time you spanked your child?

Rhymes with Crazy: Times change, and so have baby books. Comment

When was the first time you spanked your child?

Rhymes with Crazy: Times change, and so have baby books. Comment
Standing O: Carver Federal Savings Bank hosted a grand re-opening celebration with a ribbon cutting ceremony at its Crown Heights location on April 19. On hand for the event were Carver officials, local dignitaries, elected officiais, bank staff and community leaders. Comment

Never Forget

Standing O: Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D–Sheepshead Bay) again hosted his 18th annual Holocaust Memorial Creative Arts contest at Kingsborough Community College’s Marine Academic Center. Comment

Scout’s honor

Standing O: Congratulations to borough son Thomas Verveniotis of Boy Scout Troop 715 for receiving the 2018 New York Knicks Dave DeBusschere Award. Comment

125 years and counting

Standing O: Let’s hear it for Helen Keller Services for the Blind, Darcy Stacom and Robert B.Catell. The venerable institution will culminate its year long celebrations of its 125th year on Sept. 13 at a gala at Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook as well as honoring Stacom, the Chairwoman of CB Richard Ellis, New York City Markets and former chairman of National Grid Robert Catell (below). Comment
Standing O: Volunteers from the charitable Be Proud Foundation handed out more than 600 bags of groceries to needy southern Brooklyn families during the ninth annual Passover Food Distribution drive. Comment

Celebrating freedom for the two young men in her life

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie figures it’s best to let boys be boys. Comments (1)

Randa Jarrar and the problem with America

The Right View: Shouldn’t we all get together and denouce crazy speach when we hear it? Comment

Meet the ‘Hidden Figures’ of the fashion industry

Rhymes with Crazy: Women fashion designers have been turning heads for more than a century. Comment

Meet the ‘Hidden Figures’ of the fashion industry

Rhymes with Crazy: Women fashion designers have been turning heads for more than a century. Comment
Standing O: Bergen Basin Realty, a fixture in Marine Park for more than 40 years, just got bigger, with the opening of new offices at Quentin Road and East 32nd Street Comment

Still going strong at 106

Still going strong at 106

Standing O: Centenarian Goldie Lasser Sohn celebrated her 106th birthday with family, friends and staff at the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone Shore Hill Neighborhood Center in Bay Ridge on April 11. Comment
Standing O: The intersection of Avenue T and Van Sicklen Street was renamed ‘Association Caggianesi D’America Way’ in honor of a local organization formerly headed by community activist and longtime Gravesend resident Joseph Caggiano. Comment

Expansion is his expertise

Standing O: Michael Kelly is the new chief operating officer and executive vice president of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation. Comment

Strike up the band

Standing O: Brooklyn’s own Dr. David Wechsler is the new director of education at the InterSchool Orchestra of New York. Comment

How does your garden grow?

How does your garden grow?

Standing O: Green-thumbed students at St. Anselm’s Catholic Academy planted, pruned, and implemented their own keyhole gardens. Comment

Suppose things aren’t the way they are supposed to be

Fearless Living: Our columnist reminds herself that life is what it is, not what it’s supposed to be. Comment

Is the ‘Golden Era’ coming to an end?

The Right View: Could this election season be the end of the line for Marty Golden? Comment

In Utah, its now legal to let your kid walk home alone

Rhymes with Crazy: So why can you be arrested for it in New York? Comments (1)

In Utah, its now legal to let your kid walk home alone

Rhymes with Crazy: So why can you be arrested for it in New York? Comment
Standing O: Three cheers to Officers Matthew Slavin and Yasser Shohatee of the 68th Police Precinct for saving the day with an extraordinary act of kindness. Comment

Scene and heard: Mom and son talk rap music!

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie sits down with her 16-year-old and considers the finer elements of hip-hop. Comments (2)

Youngsters mark Black History in poetry and song

Standing O: Students at Success Academy Cobble Hill celebrated the contributions of black Americans in warfare with poems and songs during a Black History Month celebration at the school Comment

This Eagle Scout walks the Walk

Standing O: Eagle Scout — and Brooklyn College student — Luis Cruz, a multiple sclerosis sufferer, will for the sixth year head ‘CRUZin’ for a Cure,’ a team of volunteers to participate in the annual MS Walk on April 15. Comment

Going to extremes: These proposed laws stink!

The Right View: There oughta not be a law! Comment

Brooklyn rep honored for ‘courageous’ run

Standing O: The state Conservative Party gave Brooklyn Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis a 2018 “Profile in Courage” award for running against incumbent Mayor DeBlasio last year. Comment

The flip side of post-traumatic stress disorder

Rhymes with Crazy: For some, but not all, there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel. Comment

The flip side of post-traumatic stress disorder

Rhymes with Crazy: For some but not all, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Comments (1)

Big welcomes to these new leaders

Standing O: A big welcome to the newest board member of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, the new chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Brooklyn Hospital Center, and the new president at St. Joseph College in New York. Comment
Standing O: Sending out the welcome to the borough’s new, full-service spine center to offer an advanced, image-guided spine surgery. Comment

He’s a survivor: Former patient raising funds for children’s hospital

Standing O: The Brooklynite is giving back. Comment
Standing O: Three borough groups were honored for their hard work. Comment

It’s a golden year for these Brooklyn lovebirds

Standing O: Carmine Santa Maria and his lovely wife Sharon celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Comment

Power woman honored for her philanthropy

Standing O: The giving New Yorker was recognized during United Way of New York City’s Power of Women luncheon for supporting youth literacy. Comment

Oakland’s sanctuary city mayor should be arrested

The Right View: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf should be locked up for warning criminals that the feds were coming for them, our columnist says. Comment

Stephanie’s sweet smell of success

Fearless Living: Everyone has a different definition of success, and not all of them begin and end with a Lexus. Comment

Now hear this: Your toys are listening!

Rhymes with Crazy: Believe it! Today’s dolls double as surveillance devices. Comment

Now hear this: Your toys are listening!

Rhymes with Crazy: Believe it! Today’s dolls double as surveillance devices. Comment
Standing O: U.S. Navy Yeoman First Class Shellyann Atwater, a Brooklyn native, received her Blue Angels Crest after successfully completing several weeks of training at the Naval Air Facility in El Centro, Calif. Comment
Standing O: The brass and staff of Maimonides Heart and Vascular Institute, clad in red, marked National Heart Month with speeches and a flag-raising outside the hospital’s 10th Avenue entrance on Feb. 23. Comment

Cheers to Sheepshead Bay woman on her 100th birthday

Standing O: Longtime Bay resident Pauline Nikolakakos turns 100 on March 12; four generations will gather around to mark the happy occasion. Comment
OPINION

‘Thoughts and prayers’ won’t stop car nuts — but new rules can

Brooklyn Angle: It’s time we stopped letting car owners talk about murderous drivers the same way that gun owners talk about murderers with weapons, writes Windsor Terrace resident Gersh Kuntzman. Comments (19)

Rikers Island: The perfect place for a jail

The Right View: Our columnist thinks closing Rikers Island instead of fixing the problems there is an idiotic move. Comment
Standing O: The future healthcare workers were recognized at the Feb. 2 event. Comment

Steph is positive she needs to think positively

Fearless Living: It’s the opposite of negative. Comment

Hail to the chief: Top doctor awarded radiation oncology fellowship

Standing O: The Chief of Radiation Oncology at the Brooklyn Hospital Center was selected for his work in the field. Comment

Brooklynite named Marine of the Year

Standing O: Cpl. Nelfi Tineoferreiras was awarded the honor on Feb. 8. Comment

Why your kid’s college education is a big waste of money

Rhymes with Crazy: Do you remember what you learned in college? Does anyone? Comment

Why your kid’s college education is a big waste of money

Rhymes with Crazy: Do you remember what you learned in college? Does anyone? Comments (10)

Con Ed analyst wins award for tech advances

Standing O: Con Edison senior planning analyst Andrew Reid won a prestigious energy industry award for his work researching and deveoping microgrid networks. Comment
Standing O: LOCAL HERO: Bay Ridge go-to guy Theodor “Ted” Generalwas honored with the 2018 Brotherhoood Award, bestowed by the PS/IS 104 Parent-Teacher Association at its Inernational Brother Tea on Feb. 14. Comment
Standing O: ONWARD AND UPWARD:Two dozen stellar Brooklyn Tech students who excelled academically have been awarded National Merit, Questbridge and THE Posse Foundation scholarships to further their college educations. Comment
Standing O: As part of Catholic Schools Week, students at Good Shepherd Catholic Academy in Marine Park made Valentines Day cards and collected funds from Dress Down Day to give senior citizens at the Parish Friendship Club a special day. Comment

World renowned metabolomics professor comes to LIU School of Pharmacy

Standing O: Long Island University’s School of Pharmacy welcomes Dr. Jeffrey Idle, a world leader in the fields of metabolomics and pharmacogenetics, to its research staff Comment

Manhattan DA’s plan for subway fare cheats is insane

The Right View: District Attorney Cyrus Vance needs to do his job and enforce all laws, not just he ones he likes, says our columnist. Comment
Standing O: BANKS A LOT!: The Municipal Credit Union has opened a digiital banking center at Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights, that will allow students to conduct banking transactions without the assistance of college employees. Comment

Supporting my teen during trauma

Fearless Living: This week Steph learns that she doesn’t have all the answers, and that’s okay. Comments (2)

Frank talk about an unmentionable subject

Rhymes with Crazy: You guessed it: Death! Comment

Frank talk about an unmentionable subject

Rhymes with Crazy: You guessed it: Death! Comment

Cheers to a Brooklyn lady for hitting the century mark

Standing O: Brooklyn’s own Mary Favilla celebrated her 100th birthday on Jan. 28 surrounded by family, friends and staff at The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Sheepshead Bay. Comment
Standing O: Brooklyn’s own Constantin Schreiber won this year’s Icebreaker International Marathon and Half Marathon, held Jan. 28 in East Meadow, L.I., finishing the marathon in two hours, 59 minutes and 50 seconds. Comment

Long-serving Brooklyn Hospital doctor returns at head of Pediatrics

Standing O: Dr. Noah Kondamudi has returned to The Brooklyn Hospital Center for a second time, to take the helm of the facility’s Department of Pediatrics. Comment
Standing O: Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz presented the institution with a $400,000 check to support development of the center. Comment

Legal injection centers is not the answer to opioid crisis

The Right View: The city is deciding behind closed doors whether or not to open supervised injection facilites for heroin addicts. Its time to bring that conversation to the public. Comment

Get out those candles!: Helen Keller Services for the Blind celebrates 125 years in Downtown

Standing O: The organization was feted with a breakfast at Borough Hall. Comment

Skoal!: Winners of Scandinavian East Coast Museum’s essay contest announced

Standing O: The budding essayists will be published and ride on the museum’s float in the annual Norwegian Day Parade. Comment

Teaching her college-bound boy to go with the flow

Fearless Living: Life is a highway, and Steph wants her boys to drive it all night long. Comment

Teen terrorists and other tales of adolescence

Rhymes with Crazy: What makes a teen want to blow things up, hack computer, or cry over that burger you are eating? His brain. Comment

Teen terrorists and other tales of adolescence

Rhymes with Crazy: What makes a teen want to blow things up, hack computer, or cry over that burger you are eating? His brain. 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
Standing O: Brooklynite graduates as a Dream Scholar from Hunter College. Comment

100 candles and counting for Flatbush centenarian

Standing O: Birthday girl Rosaline Maude Thompson-Archer turns 100 on Feb. 3. Comment

Still right by his side

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie survives her youngest son’s skiing accident. Comment

Grimm vs. Donovan GOP primary will put Brooklyn in spotlight

The Right View: The GOP primary between Michael Grimm and Congressman Dan Donovan in Bay Ridge’s 11th Congressional District is shaping up to be a referendum of “Trumpism,” and the general election should be a bellweather for the entire country in the upcoming mid-term elections that will determine control of the House of Representatives. Comment

An Albanian immigrant girl finds academic glory at a Downtown Brooklyn college

Standing O: The valedictorian at this year’s St. Francis College commencement will be Kejsi Shkreta, who immigrated from Albania and achieved a 4.0 Grade Point Average, internships, and membership to academic clubs and an honor society. Comment
Standing O: Kudos and citations to the merchants, movers and shakers on Sheepshead Bay Road who sponsored the 2017 Holiday LIghts Drive and made the boulevard sparkle. Comment
Standing O: Here’s to the Curvy Girls, an International Scoliosis Support Group that staged a very successful fund-raising fashion show for young girls living with scoliosis. Comment

Helicopter parenting makes kids more anxious

Rhymes with Crazy: And here’s the solution: Let your children do things! Comment

Who saved the cats and dogs? Members of the NYPD and District Attorney’s office

Standing O: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals honored those who helped the city’s animals. Comment
Standing O: Renee Giordano was feted after serving as the executive director of the Sunset Park Business Improvement District for 20 years. Comment

Helicopter parenting makes kids more anxious

Rhymes with Crazy: And here’s the solution: Let your children do things! Comment

Whip it!: Assemblywoman appointed Whip of New York State Assembly’s Minority Conference

Standing O: Rep. Nicole Malliotakis will serve on the conference’s leadership team. Comment
Standing O: The HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services Wyckoff Gardens Community Center is repainted and fitted with a computer room and a lounge, courtesy Habitat for Humanity and the Quadra furniture rental firm. Comment
Standing O: St. Edmund Prep students give toys and other gifts to kids at the Hour Children facility. Comment

Changes on the board of directors at a major local park conservancy

Standing O: The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy board has added two new members: top real estate execs Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan and Sanjay Mody. Comment

In 2018, what if we believed there was nothing wrong with us?

Fearless Living: This week, Stephanie gets deep. Comment

Saying goodbye to that Blue Dog Democrat

A fond farewell to a workhorse politician. Comment

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