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September, 2018

Rhymes with Crazy

Your backyard: Where the wild things are

A new movie at the Museum of Natural History shows you what is going on in your own backyard Comment
Congratulations to state Sen. Velmanette Montgomery (D-Fort Greene), who has been recognized as the Seventh Annual Atlantic Avenue Ambassador award recipient at the 44th Annual Atlantic AnticTM Festival. Comment
Move the tassels and pass out the awards to Brooklyn Public Library. The borough’s leading information center was awarded top honors by the Urban Libraries Council as a Top Innovator for it’s Teacher Lab. Comment
Standing O

QDOBA Mexican Eats lands in Bushwick

QDOBA Mexican Eats®, known far and wide for its three-cheese queso and hand-smashed guacamole, has come to Bushwick. Comment
More than 300 cheered women and men in business at the Hilton Garden Inn Thursday night. Comment
Standing O

Put me in Coach!

Meet the new women’s soccer coach at St. Francis College. Comment
Standing O

Urgent, urgent, Big Apple Care is here

Standing O

Urgent, urgent, Big Apple Care is here

Let’s welcome Big Apple Urgent Care to the community. The ribbon-cutting on Sept. 6 was attended by Ludovic Michel, Rev. Kevin Laylor, Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte (D–East Flatbush); state Sen. Kevin Parker (D–East New York); Dr. Tamara Moise, co-founder, Big Apple Urgent Care; Wadson Filis, co-founder, Big Apple Urgent Care; Dr. Aletha Maybank, Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Health; and Dr. Torian Easterling, Assistant Commissioner, New York City Department of Health. Comment
Standing O

Senator is walking with Sunrise

State Sen. Roxanne Persaud, (D–Canarsie) was a ray of sunshine for the seniors at Sunrise Adult Health Care Center on Sept. 6. The caring senator and staff at Sunrise co-hosted a senior resource event where residents had an opportunity to get valuable information about assistance and benefits available to them. Comment
The Right View

Today’s primaries decide who controls tomorrow’s senate

Two Brooklyn Democratic primaries this week will determine which party controls the state Senate. Currently, only one vote keeps the Republicans in control of the upper chamber in Albany. Comments (2)
Rhymes with Crazy

Remember playing ringolevio? Of course you do!

That’s because your greatest memories of childhood are about playing. But will your child feel the same 20 years from now? Comments (1)
Standing O

Learning about hernias

Hernia! Most people suffer in silence and refrain from calling attention to the unsightly bulge in their lower abdomen. But this is not a wise decision. It could be very dangerous and needs to be discussed ASAP. Comment
Standing O

Bank underwrites better Brooklyn housing

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Bank underwrites better Brooklyn housing

Three cheers for Signature Bank for providing much-needed funds to borough business as part of its Building Improvement Initiative program. Comment
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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Standing O is at it again!

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

August, 2018

Standing O

Kids have a pal in PAL

In communities overwhelmed with poverty, many children begin school without the foundation that they need to succeed. But thanks to the Police Athletic League these kids now have a fighting chance. Comment
Standing O

Borough daughter is laser sharp!

Three cheers to borough daughter Helen Pozdniakova, on being selected to receive a $1,500 scholarship to advance her medical education from Laser Spine Institute. Comment
Standing O

Celebrating Academy’s success

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Celebrating Academy’s success

Golden Pencils are awarded to Success Academy’s middle school, East Flatbush MS. The learning center, which has a varied and diverse enrollment, is open and ready to teach eager fifth graders. Comment
The Right View

BP Adams is right to support term limits for Community Boards

Our columnst just hopes other borough presidents would see what he sees. Comments (7)
Rhymes with Crazy

Are we hard-wired to believe in a higher power?

This week, our columnists gets to the bottom of why humans believe in god. Comment
Politics

The mayor on transparency: My spokespeople should give their names

A recent trend of agency officials not telling reporters who they are needs to stop, says Mayor DeBlasio. Comment
Standing O

Venture is industrious

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Venture is industrious

St. Francis College, always on the cutting edge of education, has partnered with Ikove Venture Partners to give its students the opportunity to intern with startup companies and network with the hundreds of companies based in Industry City. Comment
Standing O

Welcome to the new President

Let’s put our hands together and greet Robert Guimento, the new president of NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Comment
Standing O

Celebrating all our heros

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Celebrating all our heros

Standing O salutes Family Health Centers at NYU Langone–Brooklyn for saluting local heroes Dr. Yar Pye and Gloria Flores. The healing center feted a day of fun and frolic as part of the celebration of National Health Center Week, Aug. 12 to 18 — which is a nationwide celebration of health center networks that provide communities access to comprehensive health care — on Aug. 14 at Martin Luther Playground, across from the hospital. Comment
Editorial

The president, the mayor, fake news, and your local paper

CNG editors say attacks on the free press are attacks on American values. Comments (5)
Standing O

Shooting for a cure

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Shooting for a cure

Many thanks for the generous donation of $5,000 to Brooklyn Hospital Center’s fight against cancer from the Shoot for a Cure initiative. Comment
Standing O

Getting youngsters ready for school

Thanks to super supporters at Good Shepherd Services, and the generosity of High Water Women and the Meredith Corporation, more than 1,000 Brownsville kids got a jump on the school year with backpacks filled with oodles of school supplies. Comment
Standing O

Anniversary bells are ringing

Cheers and champagne toasts to Rosario and Tinamarie Marino who celebrated their big 20th anniversary on Aug. 9. They celebrated the milestone occasion along with la famiglia at La Sorrentina Ristorante in Dyker Heights. Comments (2)
The Right View

The real price we pay for gerrymandering

Voters in New York are often deprived a real choice in elections because of gerrymandered districts that allows one party to dominate, elected officials who act to protect their own power and ambitions by undermining their own party members, and local party organizations that fail to run credible candidates. Comments (3)
Rhymes with Crazy

Tracking the trends of tomorrow ... today!

Our columnist predicts the crazes soon to take popular culture by storm (or not). Comment
Standing O

Cleaning up those Brooklyn streets

Continuing his efforts to make the neighborhood cleaner, Assemblyman William Colton put the word out for volunteers. High school students cast their dust bins and swept the sidewalks and cleaned catch basins along Kings Highway between McDonald Avenue and Bay Parkway. Comment
Standing O

Meet the new Brooklyn Hospital board chairwoman

Welcome and bienvenue to borough daughter, attorney Lizanne Fontaine, on her appointment as chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Hospital Center. Comment
Standing O

‘Neigh kidding’ at rehab center

Residents at the Bushwick Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare got a surprise visit from some unique guests, Aiden and Pearl, two mini-horses, from Horseability, a Long Island organization. Comment
The Right View

Barkan up the wrong tree: The slippery slope candidate Ross is walking down

One week after journalist-turned-politician Ross Barkan attacked Andrew Goundardes for accepting the Reform Party endorsement, our columnist, who heads the party, barks back. Comments (10)
Standing O

Hail to the new chief

Welcome and congrats to Mary Fu on her promotion to Chief Development officer of Helen Keller Services. Comment
Standing O

A new Keystone brick at BRIC

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A new Keystone brick at BRIC

Welcome Kristina Newman-Scott, the newly minted president of BRIC. Kristina is an accomplished artist and visionary arts administrator who was, up until this appointment, director of culture for the State of Connecticut. She will assume the mantle at BRIC from Leslie Griesbach Schultz, who has pioneered BRIC for the past 13 years- — in September— amidst BRIC’s 40th anniversary. Comment
Standing O

Thanks for all that cash

Standing O

Thanks for all that cash

Many thanks to Luna Park for donating $51,233.00 to Girl Scout Troop 6000 in coordination with The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York on July 23. Comment

July, 2018

Rhymes with Crazy

Here’s why I now love Mr. Rogers more than ever before

Our columnist says why her appreciation for the show she was bored with as a kid has grown significantly. Comment
Standing O

Taking a walk for brain awareness

Standing O

Taking a walk for brain awareness

Walkers laced up their trainers, put on their tees, and put soles to the pavement at the 6th annual Brooklyn Brain Aneurysm Awareness 1K walk in Marine Park on June 9. Comment
Standing O

Taking it to the MAX

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Taking it to the MAX

Three cheers and a hidey-ho to Lynette Calabrese, who has joined the staff at RE/MAX Edge. Standing O put out the mat for Lynette, a licensed real estate person since 2014. Since that time she has sharpened her home-selling skills in Staten Island where she resides and gained invaluable home sales experience. Comments (2)
Standing O

Half-a-million to boost St. Francis students

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Half-a-million to boost St. Francis students

Hip, hip, hooray for St. Francis College. With a special 50th Anniversary class gift of more than $110,000 from his classmates, St. Francis College raised almost half a million dollars at the Brendan J. Dugan ’68 Memorial Meadow Brook Club Golf Outing Comment
Standing O

Visionary!

Enterprising fifth graders from PS 102, the Bayview School, created banners that were installed at several locations along Fifth Avenue in an effort to promote Vision Zero. Comment
Standing O

Empire Girls Strike it Big

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has announced this year’s winners of the 2018 Building Brooklyn Awards. Now in its 18th year, the awards recognize recently completed construction and renovation projects that enrich Brooklyn’s diverse neighborhoods and economy. Comment
Standing O

Digilio Playground is ready for its close-up

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Digilio Playground is ready for its close-up

After a $2.8 million dollar renovation, the Kensington play space is now open again and ready for fun. Comment
The Right View

Golden’s staff’s faux pas showing cracks in his armor

The Bay Ridge state Senator staff is not serving him well as he faces his first real competition for his seat, says our columnist. Comments (1)
Rhymes with Crazy

How to win at soccer without really trying

Here’s a hint: Let the kids play by themselves! Comment
Standing O

She’s in the Navy: Saint Saviour grad off to Naval Academy

The 2018 valedictorian is the first student to enter the Academy directly after graduating from the Park Slope school. Comment
The banking institute opened its second borough location. Comment
Connie Cincotta knocks it out of the park. Comment
Standing O

Haley’s Comets lands at Greenhouse Cafe for its 50th blood drive

Donors rolled up their sleeves to give a pint on June 27. Comment
The all-girls team from the Gravesend Public Library branch took the top honors at the library’s Robotis League Championship. Comment
Standing O

Hip, hip, hooray for job fair

Standing O

Hip, hip, hooray for job fair

State Sen. Kevin Parker sponsored his 11th annual job fair at Brooklyn College on June 26. Comment
The Right View

Winners and losers in Dan Donovan’s big win

Over the past few months, the Republican congressional primary between incumbent Dan Donovan and Michael Grimm was in the spotlight, not only in Brooklyn and Staten Island, but throughout the nation. There were contentious debates, tweets from President Trump, contrasting polls, and fierce competition between supporters of both men. Comments (3)
Rhymes with Crazy

If you see something, sometimes you should keep your mouth shut

Not every child left in a car is in danger. Comments (2)

June, 2018

Standing O

Telepsychiatry is here

Standing O

Telepsychiatry is here

Imagine a world where kids can connect with a psychiatrist just by flipping on a monitor. It’s here! Welcome to Telepsychiatry—an interactive video-based means of connecting patients to mental health services. Comment
Standing O

Listen to the balalaika ring out

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Listen to the balalaika ring out

With bright colors blowing in the Coney breeze and the smell of fantastic foods wafting in the air, the 16th annual Russian Heritage celebration began on June 10 at Asser Levy Park. Comment
Standing O

Stepping up, stepping out

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Stepping up, stepping out

Raise your pom-poms and put your hands together to congratulate the Brooklyn Technical High School’s dual National Championship Step teams. Members of Organized Chaos and Lady Dragons, stepped their feet off to earn the distinction at the Break the Stage National Step League Competition in Atlanta on June 16. Comment
Standing O

Bay Ridge pharmacy keeps March of Dimes marching on

Kudos and thanks to the owners and staff of Bridge Pharmacy. The giving guys and gals presented a $500 check to, “Team Natalie Grace,” a March of Dimes Family Team in support of the organization’s annual March for Babies fundraiser. Comment
The Right View

At the Fort Hamilton Army Base, the law is the law

Staff at the base did the right thing by detaining Pablo Villavicencio, says our columnist. Comments (6)
Standing O

Stepping into the top spot

Standing O

Stepping into the top spot

Congratulations to podiatrist Dr. Paul Liswood, DPM, on his election as the 76th president of the New York State Podiatric Medical Assocation. He succeeds Dr. Patricia Nicholas, NYSPMA’s first Caribbean-born female president, and was installed during the 122nd Annual House of Delegates on June 2 at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, N.Y. Comment
Standing O

They’ve got a need to read!

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They’ve got a need to read!

Congrats to the winners of the 32nd annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition. The winning entries were on display at the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library last month. Comment
Rhymes with Crazy

A brief history of children’s games (played outside)

Too many kids don’t get enough sun. Introduce these oldies but goodies and they’ll happily head out doors! Comments (1)
Standing O

Helen Keller Services gets a new board member

Standing O is putting out the welcome mat for Dr. Alka Nischal. The geriatric medicine specialist at Winthrop University Hospital of Medicine has been named as a board member to the Board of Trustees at Helen Keller Services. Comment
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St. Francis College gets a new women’s basketball coach

Welcome to Linda Cimino, the new head coach for the Terriers, the women’s basketball team at St. Francis College. Linda steers a new future at the school as the 13th head coach, replacing retired coach John Thurston. Comment
Standing O

Home cooks take pot luck to new heights

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Home cooks take pot luck to new heights

Standing O is asking, “Did ya eat yet?” Yes, it’s the second annual Pot Luck event hosted by South Brooklyn Food and Drink, founded by favorite gastronomes Frank Tilelli and Bianci Pappas. Comment
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Brooklyn high school senior wins MCU-sponsored scholarship

Congrats to high school senior Jared Rios. The borough son was the recipient of the 2018 James McKeon Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Municipal Credit union. Jared is graduating this month from St. Edmund Preparatory High School in Sheepshead Bay and will use his $5,000 scholarship funds towards his expenses at Princeton University when he starts classes in the fall to study political science. Comment
Standing O

Scout honors soldiers’ resting place

A special thank you to borough son Andrew Contrino. The Eagle Scout candidate of BSA Troop 310, as part of his community project, conceived and organized a beautification project to give Barkaloo Cemetery a much needed make-over on May 19. Comment
Standing O

Still going strong at 101!

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Still going strong at 101!

Hats off to Boro Park Center resident Leng Nguy who turned the magic number — 101 — on May 18. Leng, along with his wife, Roen Bik, have resided at the center since February 2017. Comment
The Right View

Should NY legalize gambling on sports?

Place your bets! Comment
Women of Distinction

S. J. Avery

When city and state agencies tell S.J. Avery “No,” she hears the words “Not yet.” Comment
Women of Distinction

Ruchama Bistritzky-Clapman

Talking about drug abuse and mental health issues in Brooklyn’s Jewish community was a taboo subject — until Ruchama Bistritzky-Clapman came along. Comment
Women of Distinction

Rolanda Telesford

Women of Distinction

Rolanda Telesford

Rolanda Telesford is a survivor — she was a teenage mom, and was once homeless — but today she is director of Outreach and External Relations for the YWCA. Comment
Women of Distinction

Nicole Favours

Brooklyn native Nicole Favours wants to change the way the borough’s kids think about guns. Comment
Women of Distinction

Monique Waterman

Women of Distinction

Monique Waterman

Monique Waterman wasn’t familiar with the term “conflict resolution” when she was 11 years old, but that’s when she began practicing it. Comment
Women of Distinction

Mitzie Holstein

Women of Distinction

Mitzie Holstein

Teacher, poet, and spiritual leader Mitzie Holstein is all about positivity. Comment
Women of Distinction

Michelle R. Gall

Women of Distinction

Michelle R. Gall

When Michelle Gall was growing up in Clinton Hill, she was a straight-A student in math and science — but she says she was never taught how to apply those skills to earn a living. Comment
Women of Distinction

Lucina Clarke

Women of Distinction

Lucina Clarke

Lucina Clarke wants to make sure that parents of children with autism never feel like they don’t have anyone to turn to. Along with her husband, she is the co-founder of My Time Inc., a support center in Canarsie that specializes in uplifting parents who are raising kids with developmental disabilities. Comment
Women of Distinction

Lisette Sosa-Dickson

Lisette Sosa-Dickson is the voice of the Spanish-speaking elderly community. Comment
Women of Distinction

Linda Halsey

After her daughter died at age 34, Linda Halsey created the Caleb’s Feet Foundation in the hopes that others would be spared her pain. Comment
Women of Distinction

Leslie Green

Women of Distinction

Leslie Green

Leslie Green was born in Kings County Hospital and hasn’t stopped giving back to Kings County ever since. Comment
Women of Distinction

L. Joy Williams

She may be just 39, but L. Joy Williams has already made a lasting impact on Brooklyn, the city, and the country. Comment
Women of Distinction

Kim Maier

She can be found leading tours about the Revolutionary War, corralling costumed children during the Halloween Parade, or throwing together a last-minute event — but no matter where this Woman of Distinction may be, Kim Maier is a cherished fixture in Park Slope. Comment
Women of Distinction

Katarina Martinez

Since quitting her day job and founding her own brewing company in 2015, Katarina Martinez has emerged as one of the most watched women on New York’s beer scene. Comment
Women of Distinction

Jewel Brown

There are some careers that require continuing education. Being a compliance officer for a private home care organization is one such position. Comment
Women of Distinction

Inna Lukyanenko

Inna Lukyanenko, born in the city of Mohyliv-Podilskyi Raion of the Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, made her way to New York in 1994. For someone who professes public speaking to have been her biggest obstacle professionally, she is also quite the people person — a fact she does acknowledge. Comment
Women of Distinction

Harriet Bloomberg Blank

For the past 42 years, Harriet Bloomberg Blank has served as director of the OHEL Geriatric Services, ensuring optimum welfare for seniors and providing them and their families with peace of mind. She does it by connecting the entire community, from kids to teens to adults to elders. Comment
Women of Distinction

Gabrielle Puglia

When speaking to Gabrielle Puglia’s peers, friends, and relatives, the word “passion” comes up over and over again. Born and bred in Brooklyn, Puglia’s mission in life is to help those in her community that are in need. Comment
Women of Distinction

Elana Martins

Women of Distinction

Elana Martins

The love Elana Martins feels for her birthplace is evident by the way she talks about it. Comment
Women of Distinction

Eladia Causil-Rodriguez

Women of Distinction

Eladia Causil-Rodriguez

For the past 35 years, Eladia Causil-Rodriguez has served Brooklyn by providing infant care and early childhood education at her day care, Eladia’s Kids. The mother of four came to the city from Colombia in 1969, and was impressed even then to “find that Brooklyn was a diverse community of people of all different styles.” Comment
Women of Distinction

Dr. Evelyn Casrto

Being raised in a family that values education highly, it’s no wonder that Dr. Evelyn Castro became an educator. After all, her mother attended Hampton University, where George Washington Carver was one of her teachers. Castro herself also attended a historically black university, Morgan State, receiving a master of science in early childhood elementary education, as well as a master of public administration from Bank Street College of Education, and a doctorate in education administration from Columbia University Teachers College. Comments (1)
Women of Distinction

Deidre Olivera

As one of the first women in the heavy duty cement and concrete trades, Deidre Olivera is a pioneer. Today, she is a current member of union Local 731, editor-in-chief of a community newspaper, a community activist, a business consultant, and a fighter for equality. Comment
Women of Distinction

Claudette Macey

During her more than four decades at Fort Greene Council Inc., Claudette Macey has redefined what it means to be a senior in Brooklyn. Comment
Women of Distinction

Cassandra J. Brennan

Women of Distinction

Cassandra J. Brennan

Cassandra J. Brennan may have been born in Princeton, N.J., but since 2001 she has made New York — where she currently lives with husband Tom — her home. And it doesn’t look like she’ll be leaving the city anytime soon; she truly loves Brooklyn. Comment
Women of Distinction

Arlene King

Women of Distinction

Arlene King

Arlene King says she was born to help people. Comment
Women of Distinction

Anna Malkina-Shumaeva

She’s more than 80 years old, but Anna Malkina-Shumaeva doesn’t let that stop her from volunteering in the community she loves. She recently took time from making Passover packages for World War II veterans to share her thoughts about volunteering. Comment

May, 2018

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She has the power

Hats off to Skye Workman. This borough tween taught us all a lesson about the power of giving. The seventh-grader at Saint Bernard Catholic Academy knew a cancer patient who lost hair as a result of treatment. Comment
Standing O

salute the members of the Floyd Bennett Composite Squadron

Let’s salute the members of the Floyd Bennett Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary. The group held its annual promotion and award ceremony on May 19th at the American Legion Post on Avenue N. Comment
Three cheers to the outstanding team of stroke specialists at the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Maimonides Medical Center. Assembly Member Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Sheepshead Bay) visited the team of doctors and clinicians, and presented the dedicated docs with a proclamation. Comment
The Right View

It is time to reform our community boards

Our columnist thinks Craig Hammerman’s arrest has shined a spotlight on New York’s “Little City Halls.” Comments (3)
Standing O

Pharmacy and prestige at LIU

Hurrah to two faculty members of Long Island University’s School of Pharmacy on receiving prestigious awards from The New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists (NYSCHP) Research and Education Foundation. Comment
Three-for-three cheers to Michael Maffia, Sam Daniele, and Jalen Blunt. This trio of talented teens from Scout Troop 353 received their Eagle’s wings on May 12 at an Eagle Court of Honor service at Trinity Church followed by a reception in their honor. Comment
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Remembering the triumph and tragedy of a Holocaust journey

Raise a toast to Sonja Maier Geismar, a Holocaust survivor who shared her story of courage in the face of unspeakable tragedy as the keynote speaker at the Yom Hashoah commemoration held at St. Francis College on April 11. Geismar recounted how she and hundreds of other Jews fled Germany on the ill-fated voyage of a refugee ship, The St. Louis. Comment
Standing O

Brooklyn rabbi delivers opening prayer at French president’s address

Rabbi Shlomo Segal of Kehilat Moshe of Sheepshead Bay delivered the opening prayer at the historic address by Emmanuel Macron, president of France, before the U.S. House of Representatives on April 25. Rabbi Segal was sponsored as guest chaplain of the day by Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, (D-Sheepshead Bay). Comment
Standing O

Science-minded students display skills at a STEM fair

Students at St. Anselm Catholic Academy examined and displayed exhibits and experiments at the school’s annual STEM — science, tech, engineering and math — fair last month in the school’s Meletia Hall. Comment
The Right View

Republicans and Democrats have a chance to win ‘Fray by the Bay’

An open Assembly seat in Southern Brooklyn has both parties licking their chops. Comments (9)
Standing O

Local kids pen Presidential essays

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Local kids pen Presidential essays

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis asked third-, fourth- and fifth-graders to write ‘If I were President...’ essays, and treated six talented winners to a pizza party at a local eatery. Comment
Rhymes with Crazy

When was the first time you spanked your child?

Times change, and so have baby books. Comment
Carver Federal Savings Bank hosted a grand re-opening celebration with a ribbon cutting ceremony at its Crown Heights location on April 19. On hand for the event were Carver officials, local dignitaries, elected officiais, bank staff and community leaders. Comment
Standing O

Never Forget

Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D–Sheepshead Bay) again hosted his 18th annual Holocaust Memorial Creative Arts contest at Kingsborough Community College’s Marine Academic Center. Comment

April, 2018

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Scout’s honor

Congratulations to borough son Thomas Verveniotis of Boy Scout Troop 715 for receiving the 2018 New York Knicks Dave DeBusschere Award. Comment
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125 years and counting

Let’s hear it for Helen Keller Services for the Blind, Darcy Stacom and Robert B.Catell. The venerable institution will culminate its year long celebrations of its 125th year on Sept. 13 at a gala at Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook as well as honoring Stacom, the Chairwoman of CB Richard Ellis, New York City Markets and former chairman of National Grid Robert Catell (below). Comment
Volunteers from the charitable Be Proud Foundation handed out more than 600 bags of groceries to needy southern Brooklyn families during the ninth annual Passover Food Distribution drive. Comment
The Right View

Randa Jarrar and the problem with America

Shouldn’t we all get together and denouce crazy speach when we hear it? Comments (4)
Rhymes with Crazy

Meet the ‘Hidden Figures’ of the fashion industry

Women fashion designers have been turning heads for more than a century. Comment
Bergen Basin Realty, a fixture in Marine Park for more than 40 years, just got bigger, with the opening of new offices at Quentin Road and East 32nd Street Comment
Standing O

Still going strong at 106

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Still going strong at 106

Centenarian Goldie Lasser Sohn celebrated her 106th birthday with family, friends and staff at the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone Shore Hill Neighborhood Center in Bay Ridge on April 11. Comment
The intersection of Avenue T and Van Sicklen Street was renamed ‘Association Caggianesi D’America Way’ in honor of a local organization formerly headed by community activist and longtime Gravesend resident Joseph Caggiano. Comment
Standing O

Expansion is his expertise

Michael Kelly is the new chief operating officer and executive vice president of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation. Comment
Standing O

Strike up the band

Brooklyn’s own Dr. David Wechsler is the new director of education at the InterSchool Orchestra of New York. Comment
Standing O

How does your garden grow?

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How does your garden grow?

Green-thumbed students at St. Anselm’s Catholic Academy planted, pruned, and implemented their own keyhole gardens. Comment
The Right View

Is the ‘Golden Era’ coming to an end?

Could this election season be the end of the line for Marty Golden? Comments (4)
Rhymes with Crazy

In Utah, its now legal to let your kid walk home alone

So why can you be arrested for it in New York? Comments (1)
Standing O

Exraordinary heros are New York’s Finest

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Exraordinary heros are New York’s Finest

Three cheers to Officers Matthew Slavin and Yasser Shohatee of the 68th Police Precinct for saving the day with an extraordinary act of kindness. Comment

March, 2018

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Youngsters mark Black History in poetry and song

Students at Success Academy Cobble Hill celebrated the contributions of black Americans in warfare with poems and songs during a Black History Month celebration at the school Comment
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This Eagle Scout walks the Walk

Eagle Scout — and Brooklyn College student — Luis Cruz, a multiple sclerosis sufferer, will for the sixth year head ‘CRUZin’ for a Cure,’ a team of volunteers to participate in the annual MS Walk on April 15. Comment
The Right View

Going to extremes: These proposed laws stink!

There oughta not be a law! Comment
Standing O

Brooklyn rep honored for ‘courageous’ run

The state Conservative Party gave Brooklyn Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis a 2018 “Profile in Courage” award for running against incumbent Mayor DeBlasio last year. Comment
Rhymes with Crazy

The flip side of post-traumatic stress disorder

For some, but not all, there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel. Comment
Standing O

He’s a survivor: Former patient raising funds for children’s hospital

The Brooklynite is giving back. Comment
Standing O

Big welcomes to these new leaders

A big welcome to the newest board member of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, the new chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Brooklyn Hospital Center, and the new president at St. Joseph College in New York. Comment
Sending out the welcome to the borough’s new, full-service spine center to offer an advanced, image-guided spine surgery. Comment
Three borough groups were honored for their hard work. Comment
Standing O

It’s a golden year for these Brooklyn lovebirds

Carmine Santa Maria and his lovely wife Sharon celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Comment
Standing O

Power woman honored for her philanthropy

The giving New Yorker was recognized during United Way of New York City’s Power of Women luncheon for supporting youth literacy. Comment
The Right View

Oakland’s sanctuary city mayor should be arrested

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf should be locked up for warning criminals that the feds were coming for them, our columnist says. Comments (1)
Rhymes with Crazy

Now hear this: Your toys are listening!

Believe it! Today’s dolls double as surveillance devices. Comment
Standing O

Yeoman gets her wings, is ready to fly high

Standing O

Yeoman gets her wings, is ready to fly high

U.S. Navy Yeoman First Class Shellyann Atwater, a Brooklyn native, received her Blue Angels Crest after successfully completing several weeks of training at the Naval Air Facility in El Centro, Calif. Comment
The brass and staff of Maimonides Heart and Vascular Institute, clad in red, marked National Heart Month with speeches and a flag-raising outside the hospital’s 10th Avenue entrance on Feb. 23. Comment
Standing O

Cheers to Sheepshead Bay woman on her 100th birthday

Longtime Bay resident Pauline Nikolakakos turns 100 on March 12; four generations will gather around to mark the happy occasion. Comment
The Right View

Rikers Island: The perfect place for a jail

Our columnist thinks closing Rikers Island instead of fixing the problems there is an idiotic move. Comments (2)
The future healthcare workers were recognized at the Feb. 2 event. Comments (1)
Standing O

Hail to the chief: Top doctor awarded radiation oncology fellowship

The Chief of Radiation Oncology at the Brooklyn Hospital Center was selected for his work in the field. Comment
Standing O

Brooklynite named Marine of the Year

Cpl. Nelfi Tineoferreiras was awarded the honor on Feb. 8. Comments (1)

February, 2018

Rhymes with Crazy

Why your kid’s college education is a big waste of money

Do you remember what you learned in college? Does anyone? Comment
Standing O

Con Ed analyst wins award for tech advances

Con Edison senior planning analyst Andrew Reid won a prestigious energy industry award for his work researching and deveoping microgrid networks. Comment
Standing O

In General, he’s an honorable guy

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In General, he’s an honorable guy

LOCAL HERO: Bay Ridge go-to guy Theodor “Ted” Generalwas honored with the 2018 Brotherhoood Award, bestowed by the PS/IS 104 Parent-Teacher Association at its Inernational Brother Tea on Feb. 14. Comment
ONWARD AND UPWARD:Two dozen stellar Brooklyn Tech students who excelled academically have been awarded National Merit, Questbridge and THE Posse Foundation scholarships to further their college educations. Comment
Standing O

World renowned metabolomics professor comes to LIU School of Pharmacy

Long Island University’s School of Pharmacy welcomes Dr. Jeffrey Idle, a world leader in the fields of metabolomics and pharmacogenetics, to its research staff Comment
As part of Catholic Schools Week, students at Good Shepherd Catholic Academy in Marine Park made Valentines Day cards and collected funds from Dress Down Day to give senior citizens at the Parish Friendship Club a special day. Comment
The Right View

Manhattan DA’s plan for subway fare cheats is insane

District Attorney Cyrus Vance needs to do his job and enforce all laws, not just he ones he likes, says our columnist. Comments (2)
BANKS A LOT!: The Municipal Credit Union has opened a digiital banking center at Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights, that will allow students to conduct banking transactions without the assistance of college employees. Comment
Rhymes with Crazy

Frank talk about an unmentionable subject

You guessed it: Death! Comment
Standing O

Long-serving Brooklyn Hospital doctor returns at head of Pediatrics

Dr. Noah Kondamudi has returned to The Brooklyn Hospital Center for a second time, to take the helm of the facility’s Department of Pediatrics. Comment
Standing O

Cheers to a Brooklyn lady for hitting the century mark

Brooklyn’s own Mary Favilla celebrated her 100th birthday on Jan. 28 surrounded by family, friends and staff at The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Sheepshead Bay. Comment
Standing O

Breaking the ‘Ice’ Barrier!

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Breaking the ‘Ice’ Barrier!

Brooklyn’s own Constantin Schreiber won this year’s Icebreaker International Marathon and Half Marathon, held Jan. 28 in East Meadow, L.I., finishing the marathon in two hours, 59 minutes and 50 seconds. Comment
Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz presented the institution with a $400,000 check to support development of the center. Comment
The Right View

Legal injection centers is not the answer to opioid crisis

The city is deciding behind closed doors whether or not to open supervised injection facilites for heroin addicts. Its time to bring that conversation to the public. Comment
Standing O

Get out those candles!: Helen Keller Services for the Blind celebrates 125 years in Downtown

The organization was feted with a breakfast at Borough Hall. Comment
Standing O

Skoal!: Winners of Scandinavian East Coast Museum’s essay contest announced

The budding essayists will be published and ride on the museum’s float in the annual Norwegian Day Parade. Comment

January, 2018

Rhymes with Crazy

Teen terrorists and other tales of adolescence

What makes a teen want to blow things up, hack computer, or cry over that burger you are eating? His brain. Comment
Standing O

Life’s a dream for Brooklyn scholar

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Life’s a dream for Brooklyn scholar

Brooklynite graduates as a Dream Scholar from Hunter College. Comment
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

100 candles and counting for Flatbush centenarian

Birthday girl Rosaline Maude Thompson-Archer turns 100 on Feb. 3. Comment
The Right View

Grimm vs. Donovan GOP primary will put Brooklyn in spotlight

The GOP primary between Michael Grimm and Congressman Dan Donovan in Bay Ridge’s 11th Congressional District is shaping up to be a referendum of “Trumpism,” and the general election should be a bellweather for the entire country in the upcoming mid-term elections that will determine control of the House of Representatives. Comments (3)
Standing O

An Albanian immigrant girl finds academic glory at a Downtown Brooklyn college

The valedictorian at this year’s St. Francis College commencement will be Kejsi Shkreta, who immigrated from Albania and achieved a 4.0 Grade Point Average, internships, and membership to academic clubs and an honor society. Comment
Here’s to the Curvy Girls, an International Scoliosis Support Group that staged a very successful fund-raising fashion show for young girls living with scoliosis. Comment
Kudos and citations to the merchants, movers and shakers on Sheepshead Bay Road who sponsored the 2017 Holiday LIghts Drive and made the boulevard sparkle. Comment
Standing O

Who saved the cats and dogs? Members of the NYPD and District Attorney’s office

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals honored those who helped the city’s animals. Comment
Renee Giordano was feted after serving as the executive director of the Sunset Park Business Improvement District for 20 years. Comment
Rhymes with Crazy

Helicopter parenting makes kids more anxious

And here’s the solution: Let your children do things! Comment
Standing O

Whip it!: Assemblywoman appointed Whip of New York State Assembly’s Minority Conference

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis will serve on the conference’s leadership team. Comment
The HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services Wyckoff Gardens Community Center is repainted and fitted with a computer room and a lounge, courtesy Habitat for Humanity and the Quadra furniture rental firm. Comment
Standing O

Changes on the board of directors at a major local park conservancy

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy board has added two new members: top real estate execs Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan and Sanjay Mody. Comment
St. Edmund Prep students give toys and other gifts to kids at the Hour Children facility. Comment

January, 2017

Borough-wide

Saying goodbye to that Blue Dog Democrat

A fond farewell to a workhorse politician. Comments (2)
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