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Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Williamsburg

Legendary Mad mag illustrator comes to Brooklyn comics fest

They’re bringing Al Jaffee into the fold! Comment
DUMBO

The dark arts: Dumbo to host first New York Festival of Light

Dumbo is getting flashy — and it is not due to another luxury condo or gourmet grocery store. Comments (1)

Election Guide 2014

Politics

22nd state Senate District: Martin Golden vs. James Kemmerer

Six-term incumbent Martin Golden is defending his seat from upstart tech entrepreneur James Kemmerer. Comment
Bay Ridge

11th Congressional District: Michael Grimm vs. Domenic Recchia

Indicted incumbent Rep. Michael Grimm is defending his seat against former Councilman Domenic Recchia in this tight race. Comments (1)
Sheepshead Bay

Assembly District 45: Steven Cymbrowitz vs. Ben Akselrod

Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz faces Ben Akselrod, who is running as a Republican after losing the Democratic primary. Comment
Coney Island

Assembly District 46: Alec Brook-Krasny vs. Stamatis Lilikakis

Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny (D–Coney Island) faces Republican challenger Stamatis “Steve” Lilikakis. Comment
Marine Park

Assembly District 59: Jeffrey Ferretti vs. Roxanne Persaud

Democratic community activist Roxanne Persaud is facing Republican real estate broker Jeffrey J. Ferretti. Comments (1)

Sunday, Nov. 2, 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! Comment
Letters

Sound Off to the Editor

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

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine screeches for crossing guards!

Look, I don’t want to say that they should be packing heat, but they need a raid. Comment

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Parenting

Boo-klyn zoo: Prospect Park’s menagerie goes ghostly

Halloween came early to the Prospect Park Zoo over the weekend. Comment
BoroBeat

Dogs strut their stuff at Fort Greene Park costume contest

There were no Spike Lee costumes. Comment
Windsor Terrace

Windsor Terror: All Howl-o’s Eve at animal shelter

Halloween is not just for humans. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Celebrate Halloween in Bay Ridge

Get ready for a hair-raising weekend in the Ridge! Comment
A Britisher’s View

Cops gone wild, part two

Witnesses speak about arrests gone awry — and a retired police officer and an undercover try to explain the lawlessness — in the final installment of our columnist’s two-part series on cop brutality. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

Trump tower talk true: Source saw rendering

The rumors that Trump Village Shopping Center will be demolished to make way for a massive residential tower were finally confirmed this week by a source who has seen a rendering of the development. Comments (8)
Standing O

What the frack? Another perfect score

Eco-conscious Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz scored top marks for his green advocacy from eco-activists. Comment
Marine Park

Belt Parkway blackout

Overhead lights damaged by Hurricane Sandy are still awaiting repair two years after the storm. Comments (3)
Williamsburg

Shredding anniversary! Noise rockers Deerhoof celebrate 20 years

Deerhoof has lasted longer than most marriages. Comment
Gerritsen Beach

Building it back

More than two years after Hurricane Sandy, some Gerritsen Beach locals in the city’s Build It Back Sandy recovery program are finally getting their homes elevated or rebuilt. Comments (1)
Joe Knows

Whitehead adjusting well to spotlight at Seton Hall

The majority of the buzz around Seton Hall’s season is because of Isaiah Whitehead, but the talented freshman and former Abraham Lincoln basketball star has no desire to further feed the frenzy around him. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Marine Park

Kids dress up for ‘Mall-o-ween’

They had a ball at the mall! Comment
Marine Park

Celebrating autumn in Marine Park

Every season means a new beginning. Comment
Flatbush

Go on a guided walking tour of H.P. Lovecraft’s life in Brooklyn

Call it the crawl of Cthulu. Comments (1)
Gowanus

Spend Halloween in the company of serial killers

Now these are some real monsters. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Ebola’s here, and Joanna is starting to panic

This week, our national-issues columnist scowers the web for all things Ebola — and comes back with some tough questions for our leaders. Comments (3)
Canarsie

Stabbed to death in Canarsie

Police have arrested the man they say killed his roommate in Canarsie on Oct. 24. Comment
High School Sports

Bad year away returns McKennon with new worldview

Thomas Jefferson senior guard Jaquan McKennon’s parents always told him how tough the world could be, but it took a year living far from home without heat or running water to make him believe it. Comment
High School Sports

Poly Prep rebounds from first defeat

Poly Prep is back to its winning ways. Comment

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Marine Park

Zombies chase runners at Aviator

Run for your lives! Comment
Flatlands

Senior killed by driver in Flatlands

A senior citizen died after being hit by a driver in a sports utility vehicle in Flatlands on Oct. 26. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge

The honeymoon is over: Revamped R train panned for poor service

You can’t spell erratic without a double dose of “R.” Comment
Coney Island

Lightning strikes twice

The atmosphere was electric when the Brooklyn Bolts crushed the formerly undefeated Omaha Mammoths 15–13 with a last-minute field goal on Oct. 24. Comment
Park Slope

Loonie tunes! Musical shows Canadians can get mean, eh?

They are mad as heck, and if you don’t mind, they would prefer not to take it any more! Comment
High School Sports

O’Connor picks up 100th win in Lincoln rout of Clinton

On the night coach Shawn O’Connor picked up the 100th win of his career, his program showed how far it has come during his tenure. Comment
High School Sports

Coach: Team strife led to South Shore loss to Flushing

South Shore defeated itself before ever stepping onto the football field for a key game against Flushing last Saturday afternoon. Comment

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Mill Basin

Halloween house happily haunts Mill Basin ‘hood

On Halloween night, Mill Basin locals can visit a spook house right in their own backyard. Comment
Midwood

Shots fired in attempted jewelry store robbery

Police are looking for three men who attempted to rob a Midwood jewelry store on Oct. 22. Comment
Bay Ridge

Golden boy: Government watchdog endorses Ridge incumbent

A political-corruption watchdog group has endorsed the campaign of a Brooklyn politician under investigation for corruption. Comment
Midwood

A tribute fit for the King: Midwood man’s home is ‘mini-Graceland’

The King lives — in Midwood. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan offers some advice

This week, our columnist tells you how there can be such a thing as a free lunch. Comments (4)
High School Sports

Streak busters: Fontbonne snaps St. Francis Prep’s seven-year run as regular season champs

Fontbonne Hall can say something no Brooklyn-Queens girls’ volleyball team but St. Francis Prep in has been able to say in the last seven years. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Coney Island

Triathlon dashed: Organizer cancels over police fees

This race was over before it began. Comment

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Sheepshead Bay

EXCLUSIVE: Akselrod to run as Republican against Cymbrowitz

Ben Akselrod, president of the Bay Democrats, has told this paper that he is officially accepting the Republican nomination to challenge the Democratic incumbent for the area’s Assembly seat — just a week and a half before Election Day. Comment
Health

Preparing for Ebola in Brooklyn

A day before a Manhattan hospital admitted New York’s first confirmed Ebola patient, health officials convened Downtown to assure residents that they are ready to contain the contagion. Comment
Brighton Beach

Teen pinches purse in Brighton Beach

A brutish youth ripped the purse from a 78-year-old woman’s hands in Brighton Beach on Oct. 20. Comments (1)
Art

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts unveils its 2014-15 season

Incredible music, breathtaking dance, and colorful family musicals will rock the boards for the group’s 60th-anniversary season. Comment
Borough-wide

Martin cleared to lead Blackbirds after health scare

Gerrell Martin feared the worst as a health scare put his senior season of basketball at Long Island University in jeopardy for six months. Comments (1)
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