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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Borough-wide

Lotto looter

Police are searching for the goon who stole lottery tickets from a Stillwell Avenue deli on March 16 and attacked the clerk when he confronted him. Comment.
Bushwick

Bushwick native uses art and Etch-A-Sketch to fight gentrification

A homegrown Bushwick artist is hoping to etch out some space for her neighborhood’s old school population. Comment.
BoroBeat

Bustin’ shorts

Kids from Fort Hamilton Army Base’s youth programs encouraged soldiers on the base to stop lighting up during “Kids Kick Butts Day” on March 18. Comment.
Manhattan Beach

Kingsborough president gets earful from civic

Manhattan Beach residents who say that students from Kingsborough Community College disrupt the neighborhood took their complaints to the top on March 17 when the institution’s president came to a meeting of the Manhattan Beach Community Group Meeting at PS 195. Comment.
Marine Park

G-men come to Marine Park

The arrest of three Brooklyn men on terrorism charges last month spurred Marine Park residents to hold a terrorism awareness forum to reassure locals about potential threats during the upcoming Jewish and Christian holidays. Comment.
High School Sports

Not done yet: South Shore aims to add Federation title to historic season

South Shore takes on Catholic league champion Christ the King at 1 pm on March 27 in the Federation semifinals as the team drives for its first-ever state title. Comment.
Borough-wide

Former Grady forward Grant making a difference at Wings

Tyrone Grant may not be allowed back in Brooklyn for a while, and the former Grady and St. John’s basketball star is all right with that. Comment.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Borough-wide

Marked absence: Sunset Parkers demand city build more schools for overcrowded district

Parents from Sunset Park are giving the city an “F.” Comment.
Marine Park

A celebration of service

Locals remembered the late president of the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association with a festive Irish fete at the third-annual Mary Powell Memorial Celebration at the Carmine Carro Center on March 18. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Just give me my double latte and shut up

Starbucks should stick to serving overpriced java and leave race relations out of it, writes our columnist. Comment.

I wanna be your downward dog

Bushwick

New York swoll! Bar offers punk-rock workout classes

Hey! Ho! Let’s go! Comments (1).
Bushwick

The best punk rock workout songs

‘Blitzkrieg Bod’ instructor Haley Groat shared her favorite rock songs for building rock-hard abs. Comment.
Borough-wide

Terriers take on Huskies in historic game

St. Francis College didn’t let the scoreboard spoil the moment. Comment.
High School Sports

Bobcats crowned at last

Beatrice Wallace immediately noticed the absence of a girls’ basketball championship banner when she arrived at Brooklyn College Academy three years ago, and she vowed to do something about it. Comment.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Midwood

Beep: Brooklyn needs a burn unit

The two survivors of the Midwood fire that killed seven children on Saturday had to be sent out-of-borough to have their burns treated because Brooklyn doesn’t have a burn center, a situation Borough President Adams says he will remedy. Comment.
BoroBeat

Irish ramblers

Ridge eyes were smiling during the neighborhood’s beloved St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 22. See our slideshow for all the green-clad fun. Comment.
Flatlands

Flatlands teen disappears

Police are looking for a 14-year-old girl who vanished from her home in Flatlands on March 13. Comment.
DUMBO

‘Heather Has Two Mommies’ to be re-launched in Dumbo

Twenty-five years on, and Heather still has two mommies — but now they’re married. Comment.
DUMBO

P’Height food writer offers modern twists on Passover staples

These aren’t your bubbe’s matzo balls. Comment.
BoroBeat

Hard-boiled

Kids braved the snow for an Easter egg hunt, egg-dyeing, and the big bunny itself at Our Lady of Grace chuch in Gravesend on March 21. Comment.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Midwood

Community reels after devastating Midwood fire

A deadly fire tore through a Midwood home in the early hours of March 21, killing seven children from one orthodox Jewish family, and leaving their mother and a sibling fighting for life. Comment.
Flatbush

Railroad robbery

Police are asking for the public’s help finding the man they say stole electronics from straphangers riding the B and Q trains in Flatbush in early March. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Going gospel

The Bay Ridge Jewish Center hosts a gospel choir for Shabbat Comment.
Bay Ridge

Tunnel aversion

The Bay Ridge community board isn’t backing any of the Port Authority’s cross-harbor shipping plans. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Two arrested in heist-turned-car chase, but mastermind still at large: Cops

Police arrested two men accused of robbing a Bensonhurst disc jockey on March 14 and shooting at the man when he pursued them — but they haven’t found the third party who allegedly put the pair up to it. Comment.
Fort Greene

New novel details the horrors of apartment-hunting in Brooklyn

This is a different kind of scary story. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Back in the old neighborhood

Sen. Charles Schumer returns to his Sheepshead Bay high school to remind students of its illustrious alumni. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan has some more questions for you

In which our columnist makes a statement with his questions. Comments (3).

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