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Monday, Dec. 29, 2014

Park Slope

Comedians to share their most shameful stories in Park Slope

The name of the game is shame. Comment
Fort Greene

Vital organist: Judd Nielsen says dancing is key to his keys

This guy is harvesting organs — for great grooves! Comment

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014

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!
Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine touches on his lonliness

Look, everybody needs somebody sometime — even Carmine. Comment

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Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

Coney Island

Santa comes to MCU Park

This Christmas celebration was a homerun! Comment
Marine Park

PS 222 puts on a holiday show

The kids know the reason for the season! Comment
Coney Island

Meals off wheels

The Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island’s refrigerated Meals-on-wheels truck was stripped of it’s wheels and left up on blocks outside the group’s office at West 37th Street and Surf Avenue over the weekend. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Bay Ridge

Ring in 2015 in the Ridge! Comments (1)
Marine Park

Locals: This site isn’t run of the mill

Marine Park residents are teaming up with their councilman to preserve — and publicize — the remains of a mill that’s more than 360 years old. Comments (1)
DUMBO

Dumbo music fest features new work on ancient flute

Here is a concert you can really barge in on. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Sony is a phony freedom fighter

Hollywood elites need to act on their lip service about the Sony hack attack on the First Amendment. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

Dyker Heights

Neapolitan nativity outshines ‘Dyker Lights’

Amidst the glare of the Dyker Heights lights, one humble Christmas tribute stands out. Comment
Bergen Beach

Breakfast with Santa in Bergen Beach

Rise and shine with Santa Claus! Comment
Standing O

The Standing O family wishes Holiday Cheer to all

Standing O tips its yellow hat - Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Year! Comment
High School Sports

2014 All-Brooklyn Girls’ Soccer Honors

Brooklyn athletes again brought their best to the girls’ soccer pitch this season. Comment
Joe Knows

New-look Lincoln, Jefferson rivalry lives up to billing

The Abraham Lincoln–Thomas Jefferson rivalry began a new chapter last week. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

Marine Park

Grand haul for Toys for Tots

Locals donated more than 3,000 toys for children at the 41st Assembly District Democratic Club’s 15th-annual Toys for Tots drive at the club’s headquarters in Marine Park on Dec. 19. Comment

Party like it's 2015

Music

Your definitive guide to 2015 New Year’s shows in Brooklyn

In the immortal words of David Bowie: let’s dance. Comment
Nightlife

Brooklyn will host at least three ’90s-themed New Year’s parties

Baby, one more time! Comment
Manhattan Beach

Massive menorah in Manhattan Beach

Even as Hanukkah is coming to a close, locals are still celebrating the eight-day Festival of Lights. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Joanna’s Night Before Christmas

This week, Jo pens a Chrismas poem. Comments (3)
Gravesend

Merry Christmas! Work begins on Gravesend trash station

Gravesend residents got an unwanted early Christmas present Monday when the city started construction on a controversial waste transfer station. Comment
Borough-wide

Xaverian out of sync in loss to Terriers

It was not a good night for Xaverian coach Jack Alesi and his squad last Friday at St. Francis Prep. Comment

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Bay Ridge

Grimm faces the music, some of it

He pleaded guilty to a felony this afternoon, but could still avoid jail time and remain in office. Comments (2)
Coney Island

City Council should co-name a street in Coney to honor Courier columnist and activist Lou Powsner

Community Board 13 voted to have a street dedicated to “Speak Out” columnist Lou Powsner, and now the City Council needs to approve the measure. Comments (1)
Sheepshead Bay

El Greco’s last meal

It is the end of an era in Sheepshead Bay. Comment
Borough-wide

Brooklyn pols say ‘pause’ protests, borough activists vow to march on

Borough President Adams was the first to call for protesters to stay off the streets while families of the police officers slain on Saturday mourn. Other elected officials have joined in, but some area activists are unswayed. Comments (1)
Williamsburg

Cartoon networking: Comic drawing night comes to Brooklyn

If your super power is drawing comic book characters, this could become your new secret lair. Comment
Sheepshead Bay

No reprieve for ‘invasive’ mute swans

Gov. Cuomo has vetoed a bill aimed at halting a controversial plan to exterminate all mute swans in the state by 2025. Comments (4)
Midwood

Midwood holds vigil for Pakistan terror victims

Locals honored the victims of the horrific terrorist attack in Pakistan with a peace rally and candlelight vigil in Midwood on Dec. 17. Comment
Borough-wide

Kids give holiday concert at Shore View nursing home

Junior high students from the Parkside Preparatory Academy near Prospect Park played a variety of seasonal songs for residents of the Shore View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Dec. 19. The students’ band teacher said the performance was a great way to teach the students how to spread cheer, especially during this special time of year. Comment
High School Sports

Dunn’s putback, Ponds’s big night lead Jefferson past rival Lincoln

As dominant as Shamorie Ponds was against the Railsplitters, even he needed a little help to finally put Abraham Lincoln away. Comment
Borough-wide

St. Joseph’s Brooklyn sweeps hoops doubleheader

St. Joseph’s Brooklyn men’s and women’s basketball teams did not disappoint in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the newly opened Hill Center. The Bears won both ends of a doubleheader against their sister school, St. Joseph’s Long Island. Comment

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Bedford-Stuyvesant

Madman ‘assassinates’ cops

A gunman shot and killed two police officers in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Saturday before turning his gun on himself in what New York’s top cop called an “assassination.” Comment
Midwood

New suspect in Midwood jewelry store robbery

Police have released new surveillance images of a possible third suspect in the dramatic gun-point robbery of a Midwood jewelry store on Dec. 3. Comment
Coney Island

New Year’s revolution: Countdown to 2015 coming to Coney Island

Champagne, a midnight kiss, and a … Nathan’s hot dog? Comment
Coney Island

Pols push petition to save Boardwalk

Is wood good? Here’s a chance to make your voice heard on the Boardwalk. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stans tips for the holiday season

This week, Stan lets you know how to get through the week. Comments (1)

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Midwood

Man killed by train in Midwood

A man was fatally struck by a Q train in Midwood on Dec. 18. Comment

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Borough-wide

Windmill of change: Brooklyn skyline gets a massive propeller

A Sunset Park recycling facility is putting the finishing touches on Brooklyn’s first major windmill since the 19th century, and the city’s largest ever. Comment
Marine Park

Happy Hanukkah at Kings Plaza

It is the brightest time of the year! Comment
Marine Park

Honoring good Samaritans in Marine Park

The Marine Park Civic Association’s holiday party at the Carmine Carro Community Center on Dec. 16 was a celebration for local leaders — big and small. Comment

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