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Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Nightlife

Blazes of glory: Brooklyn’s best bar fireplaces

Baby it’s finally cold outside. Keep your body temperature up and your heating bill down at one of these fine establishments. Comment
Boerum Hill

Boreum Hill show fuses computer programming with performance

He is the star of the show — and also the theater tech. Comment

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Borough-wide

What a year it was!

Take a look back at our top stories for 2014 with our year in review. Comment

Sunday, Jan. 4, 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

Sound Off to the Editor

Catch up on what your neighbors are thinking on the best soapbox in town. Comments (3)

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Big Screecher

Carmine screeches in the New Year!

He’s done it agian! His latest screech! Comment

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Marine Park

Cops seek teen arsonist in Marine Park

Police are hoping that surveillance video of a teenager who they say set fire to some bushes in front of a home in Marine Park on Dec. 21 will spark the memory of neighbors who can identify the firebug. Comments (1)
Politics

Beep: We need more Citi Bikes, bike lanes, not ‘old school’ cars

We checked in with Borough President Adams about what he wants to see in the new year and here is one thing he said: “Cars are so old school. We need to embrace bicycling as a transportation alternative...” Comment
Midwood

New year, new playground in Midwood

Locals and lected officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly renovated Colonel David Marcus Park in Midwood on Dec. 30. Comment
Bay Ridge Nights

Kick off 2015 in the Ridge

It is a new year, and a new week of nightlife in Bay Ridge. Comment
A Britisher’s View

Drum roll, please! Mayor Duh-Blasio is ‘Oaf-icial of 2014’

Our columnist counts the ways how so much went so wrong — so fast — for the self-professed champion of the people. Comments (4)

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

Flatlands

Cops hunt for Flatlands bank robber

Police are looking for the public’s help finding the man they say robbed a bank in Flatlands and attempted robbing another bank in Canarsie less than two hours later on Dec. 29. Comment
Standing O

Standing O is jazzing about Xaverian

Student volunteers made it a very merry Christmas for local seniors. Comment
High School Sports

The year’s best in Brooklyn high school sports

The last 365 days have brought plenty of highlights, produced many stars and created memories to last a lifetime. Brooklyn Courier Sports Editor Joseph Staszewski takes a look back at the year in Brooklyn high school sports and picks the best of the best from 2014. Comment
Joe Knows

Young Loughlin still has growing to do

Bishop Loughlin coach Chez Williams constantly reminds people how young and inexperienced his team is despite its early season success. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

Gravesend

Brooklynite celebrates his 100th birthday

It was the party of a century! Comment
Sheepshead Bay

Up in flames

A speeding car burst into flames after its driver ran a red light and was hit by another vehicle in Sheepshead Bay on Dec. 29. Comments (1)
Greenpoint

Incoming: Kosciuszko Bridge replacement starts, will mean years of road closures

Get ready for years of closures and delays on and around the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Comments (2)
Not for Nuthin’

Rule #1: Not your circus? Not your monkey

Not for nuthin, but it seems like only yesterday that I was ushering in 2014, and now here I am welcoming in 2015. Comment
Bushwick

Celebrate 2015 again with New Queers Eve

This New Years Eve party is so alternative, it is happening on Jan. 3. Comment
High School Sports

Grand Street looking to take next step after strong start

Coming close isn’t enough for Grant Street Campus anymore. Comment

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

Bay Ridge

Grimm ending: Tax-cheating congressman to step down

Congressman and tax cheat Michael Grimm will resign from office on Jan. 5. Comment
Coney Island

Assaulted with soda

Police are searching for a man who hit a grocery store employee in the head with a three-liter bottle of soda in Coney Island on Nov. 27. Comment
Marine Park

Another year, another ‘mall brawl’

Marine Park has a new holiday tradition — teenagers fighting at Kings Plaza Shopping Center on the day after Christmas. Comments (1)
Borough-wide

Blackbirds’ four-game win streak ended by Hofstra

The Long Island University men’s basketball team just had its four-game winning streak snapped. Comment
High School Sports

2014 All-Brooklyn boys’ soccer honors

Brooklyn’s boys’ soccer players again brought their best to the field. Franklin Roosevelt reclaimed the Brooklyn A West title in unbeaten fashion after two-straight second-place finishes and made a deep win in the Public School Athletic League’s Class A playoffs. Thomas Jefferson earned its first division crown since 2011 and knocked off Lincoln in the postseason. Poly Prep had another strong year in the Ivy League with a highly talented group. Comment

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014

Brighton Beach

Student show brightens Brighton Beach

It may be cold outside — but these kids will warm your heart. Comments (2)
Sheepshead Bay

Cops seek gunman for drug store robbery

Police are asking for the public’s help finding the man they say robbed a pharmacy in Sheepshead Bay on Dec. 22. Comment
Downtown

Paper grace: Saint’s manuscripts on display at Borough Hall

Borough Hall is housing some really old public records. Comment
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan looks back at the year that was

In which our columnist reflects while that fat lady sings. Comments (8)
Marine Park

Local students thank 63rd Precinct

Students from PS 119, PS 203, PS 207, PS 236, PS 251, and PS 312 participating in Millennium Development’s Compass Program responded to the shocking double murder of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos by crafting signs with messages of condolences and thanks to officers of the 63rd Precinct on Dec. 23. Comment
Crown Heights

Museum feat: Children’s Museum gets new leadership

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum is heading into the new year with a new president. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

Politics

Officers stage silent protest at Ramos funeral

More than 20,000 police officers from as far away as Pearl, Miss., and San Francisco gathered outside Christ Tabernacle Church in Glendale Saturday for the funeral of Rafael Ramos, one of the two NYPD officers who were assassinated as they sat in their squad car a week earlier. They came to stand with their brothers and sisters in the NYPD as a show of unity that even extended to joining the thousands in blue who turned their backs as Mayor DeBlasio eulogized their slain colleague. Comments (4)
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