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Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

Gerritsen Beach

Big-hearted locals adopt rescued puppies

It’s the come-bark story of the year. Comment.
Downtown

Pols: Snitch to end black-on-black crime

Brooklynites who witness gunplay must be willing to report what they saw to police in order to stem the tide of gun violence in the borough, said a group of pols and gun-control activists rallying on the steps of Borough Hall on Tuesday. Comment.
Bay Ridge

R-acket train: Ridge’s subway sending bad vibes to parochial school

If you want to know what it sounds like inside St. Anslem’s School when the R Train rumbles along below, just stand next to an idling bulldozer. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Joanna pines for the days of ad-free TV

The time when paying for cable meant commercial-free viewing are long gone, laments our columnist, who may have to resort to picking up a book. Comment.
Park Slope

Spanish brogue: Mexican musician blends international influences on new album

This Mexican musician found his muse in Brooklyn. Comment.
Prospect Heights

All aboard! Added trains could keep Islander fans out of cars

The Long Island Rail Road is looking to make the transition to Brooklyn a little easier for Long-Island based hockey fans who want to see their favorite team play in its new home rink. Comment.
Harbor Watch

Changing of the guard!

The 200-year-old United War Veterans Council was past its heyday, until Vietnam War vet Vince McGowan and his comrades-in-arms reconstituted the organization in the mid-1980s. Dan McSweeney, the incoming president, will take over from McGowan, who is retiring, in the fall. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015

Coney Island

Cyclones set record for biggest opening pitch

It was truly a pitch for the record books — or rather, 150 pitches. Comment.

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Bay Ridge

Blinded by the light: Ridgites throw shade at city over too-bright street lamps

They have to wear sunglasses at night. Comments (3).
Downtown

Truth feller: Honest artist tries to bridge cultural gaps

The truth is up there. Comment.
Red Hook

Gunmen wound five in Red Hook, including pregnant woman

A pair of maniacs sprayed gunfire into a group of people in Red Hook on Monday night, injuring five, two of them critically, cops said. One of the injured women was pregnant and as of Tuesday afternoon remained in critical but stable condition at Lutheran Medical Center, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. Comment.
Borough-wide

Brownsville’s Jacobs downs Mora, turns sights to Quillin

In Danny Jacobs’s mind the outcome was inevitable, it just wasn’t the way he wanted to get there. Comment.
Borough-wide

Pineiro flourishing in coaching role with Bonnie Rams

This trip to Johnstown is going to be very different for Jonathan Pineiro. Comment.
Borough-wide

Former arena worker debuts at Barclays Center boxing event

Former Barclays Center worker Travis Peterkin told his friends he would one day box in Brooklyn’s primer area. The Brownsville native made good on that promise last Saturday night, but he will still have to wait for his first victory there. Comments (2).

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015

Bay Ridge

Ridge-shot film winning fans on festival circuit

It’s a hit! Comment.
Borough-wide

Bogarted! Brooklyn med marijuana joint passed over

Brooklyn’s not dope! Comment.
Bay Ridge

Gun-toting goons rob Ridgite of ride

Police released photos of the two louts they suspect robbed a guy at gunpoint on Ovington Avenue and then escaped in the victim’s car on July 11. Comment.
Williamsburg

Teaches of peaches: Local food writer focuses on the summer fruit

Going to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches? For that you need recipes! Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan asks if Walker will get trumped

In which our columnist wonders if the Wisconsin governor can beat Trump in the primary, and then the unions in the general election. Comments (2).
Borough-wide

Cosmos are coming to Coney

Come see the Cosmos where the Cyclones play. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015

The Newsstand

Courier Life’s Brooklyn papers are now online!

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! Comment.
Letters

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Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comment.

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