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February, 2016

A Britisher’s View

Love is color blind, and conquers all — in true Valentine’s Day fashion

The road to true love can be paved with prejudice for inter-racial couples. One pair of lovebirds shares its pleasure and pain with our columnist for Valentine’s Day. Comments (1).
Standing O

Standing O is adding up the accolades

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is adding interest to this bank opening

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O celebrates a whole lotta ice!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Flag on the play: Jo hated superbowl 50

Watching Super Bowl 50 was like watching two elks, antlers locked in battle, for two hours on National Geographic — it was sleep-inducing. I was hoping for halftime before the first quarter was done. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Vacation pics are a ‘welcome mat’ for burglars

In which our tech-savvy typist warns you not to brag to the whole world when you’re out of town on vacation, beause you never know who might be paying attention. Comments (4).
Spin Cycle

Time for pols to fix this city up

Tom Allon thinks the city needs to invest in itself — or else. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Illegals, not American travelers, may be bringing Zika to our shores

Connect the dots between illegal immigration and the Zika virus in the USA, writes our columnist. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Sailor of the year, a cool school, and a youth group getting a grant! Standing O shouts out to Brooklynites who make our borough a better place. Comment.
Standing O

Hats off to this officer

Brooklyn’s biggest booster celebrates an East Flatbush flatfoot. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O sends congrats to the new NYU Lutheran ALS Center

Patients with ALS can now receive treatments under one roof. Comments (1).
Not for Nuthin’

Jo’s getting into the ad game

Our columnist looks forward to this weekend’s Super Bowl ads — and makes a plug of her own. Comment.

January, 2016

It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s never going to a football game again

In which our scribe bids farewell to football season and weighs the staying power of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll versus the Chairman of the Board. Comments (2).

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A Britisher’s View

Why did Ridge rallyers condemn America and not radical Islam?

Whiners, not winners! Bay Ridge residents rallied against Islamaphobia on Martin Luther King Day, but ignored the murderous rages of radical Islam, writes our columnist, who wants to know why. Comments (16).
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
Standing O

New and improved rehab therapy

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O sends congrats to Sister Graham

Diamonds and stars on the Jubilee anniversary Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

New Syfy show ‘Magicians’ is abraca-drab-ra

What do you get when you throw in a bit of Hogwarts, a smattering of Narnia, a heavy dose of “Alphas,” and just that slight touch of “Charmed?” The Syfy channel’s latest offering — “The Magicians” — based on the book of the same name by Lev Grossman. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan discovers Italy’s other major religion

In which our well-traveled writer finds out about a ragu-related religion, offers tips for racking up frequent-flyer miles, and expounds on the perils of placing phone calls from space. Comments (5).
A Britisher’s View

Hey, Mr. Mayor, Brooklyn’s community gardens don’t deserve a date with the wrecking ball

Community gardens make the community grow and City Hall must rethink razing four Brooklyn green spaces that are a borough asset, writes our columnist. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
Standing O

Ring the bells for Santa’s Helper

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Jo wants Spike Lee’s Oscars seat

Our columnist thinks that Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith boycotting the Oscars is tougher to stomach than the crop of duds the Academy nominated. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Wasser-name again?

In which Stan takes on the head of the Democratic National Committee, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Comments (1).
Big Screecher

Classic Carmine: The Screecher breaks his fast

Here’s another classic Screech from our archives! Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Jihad! Muslims need to crush terrorists

What are Muslims waiting for to wage their own jihad against the terrorists? Our columnist wants to know. Comments (1).
Standing O

Anchors Aweigh!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is putting out the mat

Let’s put our hands together for the new veep Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Jo’s tragical mystery tour

For Joanna, the day the ’60s died was Jan. 9, 2016. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s ‘Twilight of the Idols’

In which our Nietzschean man of letters deftly turns a few disparate aphorisms into a commentary on the country’s political climate — plus an anecdote about cruises! Comments (4).
Big Screecher

Classic Carmine: A visit to the Guggenheimlich!

We look back at the time Carmine headed to the city for a day of art and eating. Well, actually, just eating. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Trumping logic! America’s love affair with The Donald

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign surges onward with the shelf life of Yoo-Hoo, writes our columnist. Comments (1).
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O says Mazel Tov

Standing O is honoring this year’s honorees! Comment.
Standing O

Standing O says Bien Venu

Standing O is putting out the welcome mat Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Jo’s New Year’s resolution grace period

Jo starts her New Year’s weight-loss regimen two days late, becasue all the leftovers were weighing on her mind. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Crticisms of ‘The Donald’ all trumped-up

In which our political pontificator points out just how mega-builder Donald Trump’s presidential qualifications stack up, defends the practice of racial profiling, and gives precocious youth some pointers on college applications. Comments (7).
Big Screecher

Classic Carmine: Screecher looks back on Christmas Pasts

This week, the Screecher wonders why he doesn’t get any toys anymore. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Freedom in the USA! Make a New Year’s resolution to preserve freedom in the freest nation of all

Cheers to freedom in the USA! It’s a New Year’s resolution worth keeping, writes our columnist. Comment.

December, 2015

Standing O

Rockin’ around the clock with Elvis

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is celebrating with Our Lady of Solace

Standing O is sending out heartfelt good wishes to the congregation for putting SuperStorm Sandy behind them. Comment.
Standing O

Toys for girls and boys

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Jo’s ‘thin’ resolution will make Oprah’s wallet fat

Our columnist is hopping on the Winfrey Weight Watchers bandwagon. Comments (1).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan ain’t buyin’ what Jeb’s sellin’

In which our expert essayist expounds on how an old salesman’s adage could help the 2016 Republican presidential candidates, updates us on who we lost this go-‘round-the-sun, and wishes everyone a safe new year. Comments (10).
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