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December, 2017

Rhymes with Crazy

Here they are:Your subway resolutions for 2018

Finally! A complete guide on how to behave underground. Comment
Standing O

Borough Hall steps lit up to battle cancer

Volunteers in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life lit up the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall with luminaria bags to honor the memory of those lost to cancer, 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

She’s proud to thank our heroes

Standing O

She’s proud to thank our heroes

Each year, Sheepshead Bay activist Raisa Chernina and her Be Proud Foundation take time out to salute New York’s Finest. Comment
Spin Cycle

The rise and fall of public figures

Somebody once said the only constant in life is change. Comment
Standing O

Good tidings & Cheer

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Good tidings & Cheer

Brooklyn Hospital Center throws a party for pediatric patients and homeless kids! Comment
Standing O

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Christmas Cheer at Interfaith Medical Center! Comment
Standing O

The Big Bang in BioTech

Biotech innovation thrives at LIU Brooklyn. Comment
Rhymes with Crazy

Fear not! The threats that worry you are barely threats at all

Television news is telling your brain you are in danger when your not. Comment
Party Line

Bicyclist claims Marty Golden impersonated a police officer

Two-wheeler Brian Howald says the state senator tried to get him out of a bike lane — so he could use it with his car. Comments (1)
Stars in the political and legal communities turned out to honor leading trial attorney Arthur Aidala on his 50th birthday. Comment
Standing O

This win is cool; five grand in free fuel!

Retired Brooklyn mechanic Steve Novak snagged a grand prize in the 13th annual Sunoco UltraTech Free Fuel 5000 sweepstakes: $5,000 in free fuel. Comment
Assemblyman William Colton and Toys for Tots once again collaborate in a tow giveaway to make Christmas merry for less fortunate local children. Comment
Spin Cycle

You are either with us or against us

Everyone needs to take a stand against sexual harassment. Comments (1)
Standing O

Downtown Brooklyn collegians say: ‘Don’t blow smoke!’

St. Francis College teams with NYC Smoke Free to encourage a day without smoking, on campus and off. Comment
Standing O

Brooklyn scholar takes her knowledge on the Rhodes

Having excelled at Edward R. Murrow High, and Hunter College, Thamara Jean has earned one of education’s highest honors: a Rhodes Scholarship. Comment
Standing O

Giving the gift of blood was the whole pint!

Students and staff at St. Edmund Prep donated 127 pints in the high school’s annual Fall blood drive. Comment
Rhymes with Crazy

This exhibit makes sense of our senses

You won’t believe your eyes (or your ears or your fingers) when you head to the Musueum of Natural History. Comment

November, 2017

Standing O

One Brooklyn pol says it’s easy being ‘green.’

Environmental Advocates of New York has once again given Sheepshead Bay Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz its highest marks for legislatively supporting the environment. Comment
Standing O

Give these Innovators a Yard!

The Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Teen Innovators were honored this month as one of the Best Youth Programs in the country. Comment
Standing O

An angel of mercy flies from Brooklyn to Puerto Rico

Cobble Hill-based dialysis nurse Patricia Gordon volunteered for two weeks assisting dialysis nurses and patients in Poerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria Comment
Standing O

Call it HeartShare sharing art

More than 70 artists and artisans who are HeartShare program participants got to showcase their works in an exhibit at Clover’s Fine Art Gallery in Boerum Hill. Comment
Standing O

We value the color purple!

With a boost from local pols Eric Adams and John Quaglione, Coney Island’s Parachute Jump was awash in purple lights Nov. 17 in honor of World Prematurity Day Comment
Samira Todd conquers homelessness and abuse to emerge as a HeartShare St. Vincent Services Extraordinary Young Woman and Youth of the Year. Comment
Spin Cycle

We’re Biden our time until Joe runs for President

Our columnist can’t wait until 2020! Comments (3)
Standing O

Wearing purple with a purpose at Walk to End Alzheimer’s

More than 500 purple-clad walkers made a two-mile trek to raise funds to battle the debilitating disease. Comment
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment
Members of the Teen Innovators Program were honored at the Brooklyn Navy Yard with 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program awards. Comment
Rhymes with Crazy

Always helping kids isn’t helping any kids

Now’s the time to step back and let your kid how to learn on his own. Comment
Scary costumes, carnival games, prizes, music, refreshments, pumpkin decorating and lots of trucks and very few treats ruled the day for the more than 500 attendees at the third annual NIA Community Services Halloween Spooktacular. Comment
Standing O

Gravesend pol says he’s not through saying ‘Boo!’

No tricks! Assemblyman William Colton handed out Halloween treats to more than 250 happy local kids at his Kings Highway district, and says he’s ready to do it all again, and then some, next year! Comment
Standing O

Treat the elderly as if they have senior-ity

Sheepshead Bay Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz teams with Mayor DeBlasio in a sweeping effort to boost senior citizens’ housing. Comment
Spin Cycle

Best of times, worst of times for the media

It is a grand understatement to say media in American is undergoing a seismic shift these past few years. We all know print is suffering and could be threatened with extinction in the not-too-distant future (although I am still a firm believer that print will exist in some media outlets for many more decades). Radio has become a dinosaur. Even cable television is getting socked by all the cord-cutters who would rather stream than stick to prime-time viewing. Comments (1)
Rhymes with Crazy

Here it is! Your fake holiday gift guide!

Finally! Some things you can’t buy anywhere. Or can you? Comment
Ms. Baker celebrated the awesome milestone surrounded by family and friends — and with a special proclamation from Borough President Adams. Comment
Standing O

With a new facility, Kings County Hospital shows it has a heart

Local pols and hospital brass were on hand at ribbon-cutting ceremonies for Kings County’s new Heart Health Center Comment
Standing O

Edward R. Murrow High School rides the Diversity Wave

More than 1,000 students at the Midwood school, boosted by teachers and faculty, sparked a wave to celebrate the beauty in being different yet unified. Comments (1)

October, 2017

Standing O

Seth Low playground has been reborn!

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Seth Low playground has been reborn!

Thanks to $1.9 million in funding from the Borough President and a local Councilman, Seth Low playground has undergone a major revitalization, with new athletic fields, fitness equipment and green space. Comment
Spin Cycle

These aren’t your father’s Yankees

Tom Allon is a Met fan, but that doesn’t mean he can’t love these Baby Bombers. Comment
Standing O

Brooklyn high schooler’s app was a big winner in youth business competition

Brooklyn Tech scholar Akhilesh Khakhar’s Prepup app walked away with cash, prizes and first place in the i.Invest National Youth Business Competition. Comment
Standing O

NYU Langone–Brooklyn has a new chief of endoscopy services

Dr. Adam Goodman, a specialist in treating gastrointestinal system diseases, takes the helm of that department at the Sunset Park-based health care facility. Comment
Rhymes with Crazy

The only thing we have to fear on Halloween is fear itself

It’s time to let kids have fun — by themselves — on All Hallow’s Eve. Comment
Standing O

A young Brooklyn woman is honored as a potential science giant

A Packer Collegiate teen is one of five outstanding female high schoolers to receive a scholarship and a Rising Scientist Award. Comment
Standing O

Brooklyn teacher sparks her students to excel in media

Brooklyn Technical High School educator Barbara Tanzman encourages her charges to apply for internships and scholarships in the media field. Comments (1)
The pool is cool in the Thomas S.Murphy Clubhouse at the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club in Flatbush, after a major renovation funded by Councilmember Mathieu Eugene and former Borough President Marty Markowitz. Comment
Spin Cycle

It’s time to end the war on women

It happened again, and it needs to stop. Comments (1)
Standing O

Assemblywoman steps up to help storm-ravaged Puerto Rico

Assemblywoman — and mayoral candidate — Nicole Malliotakis collected much-needed relief goods to fellow Assembly member Felix Ortiz, who will deliver them to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico Comment
Standing O

Legendary Brooklyn hoops icon Lenny Wilkens is honored again!

Brooklyn’s own Lenny Wilkens, who starred at Boys High and as a coach and player in the National Basketball Association, will be honored yet again with the Cobble Hill Health Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Comment
Standing O

What a day for a walk-a-thon

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What a day for a walk-a-thon

Some kids walk to school — these kids walked for school. Comment
Proud parents CNG Assignment Editor Courtney Donahue-Taleporos and hubby Doron Taleporos welcomed little Henry Walter at 2:57 am Sept. 28. Comment
Standing O

It’s a plane...it’s a star...it’s Haley’s Comets!

Haley’s Comets held their annual blood drive at the Greenhouse Cafe Sept. 27, to focus attention once again on Pediatrsic Cancer Awareness Month, and honor the memory of little Haley Gray Daquara, who suffered a rare genetic disorder, Hurler Syndrome. Comment
Standing O

Changing of the guard at the helm of BRIC

After 12 years as president of BRIC, Leslie Griesbach Schultz will step down as president of the Downtown Brooklyn cultural venue. Comment
Rhymes with Crazy

China syndrome: Whose kids get a better education?

In China, they force kids to eat eggs. Here, we don’t learn our times tables. Who’s right and who’s wrong? Comments (4)

September, 2017

Standing O

Allstate agent extends ‘helping hands’ to the Midwood community

Through the work she does through her Allstate insurance agency, Beverly Joseph has built a solid reputation for community service. Comment
Standing O

Lincoln was thinkin’ about sprucing up Brooklyn’s Wall

Kudos to Lincoln Motor Company for donating funds based on test drives to revitalize the storm-worn Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance in Coney Island. Comment
Husband-wife personal training team Jreh and Christine Hurst have opened a new fitness haven in a “gym desert.” Comment
Spin Cycle

Allon: The Patriots aren’t just an NFL team — they’re its kneeling players

This week, our columnist says players have a right to speak their minds — and they should. Comments (4)
Rhymes with Crazy

Kickass: The single mom’s updated playbook

When Emma Johnson was growing up, she was certain of one thing: She would never be a single mom. Comment
Standing O

Stop the presses! A Park Slope sixth-grader has a nose for news!

Middle School 51’s Amelia Poor is going to hunt for headlines and make deadlines as a member of the 2017-18 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps. Comment
Standing O

Multiply the good in the community

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Multiply the good in the community

Ridgewood Savings Bank snipped the ribbon on its new Clinton Hill location. Comment
Veteran educator and medical academician Dr. Wayne Riley has taken the helm of Brooklyn’s foremost med school. Comment
Standing O

Have a cuppa!: Marine Park Coffee serving up cup of joe

Marine Parkers can get their caffeine fix from the new business. Comment
Spin Cycle

Let’s be prepared for the next hurricane

This week, our columnist says it is time we make sure the city becomes storm-proof. Comment
Veterans groups raised more than $12,800 to help the borough’s vets through selling specially designed camouflage hard hats. Comment
Standing O

She hits it out of the park: Volunteer honored as ‘Winning Woman’

Judy Tepperberg threw out the first pitch during a Brooklyn Cyclones game. Comment
On her 100th birthday Ethel Berkowitz of Trump Village gets 100 cents and a visit from her local Councilman Comment
Standing O

Welcome Pipsqueak!

Your favorite toy store has a new location Comment
Standing O

Rocks dug up in hospital dig will roll over to park

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is donating boulders removed during construction of its newest building to the Prospect Park Alliance to beautify nearby Prospect Park Comment

August, 2017

Spin Cycle

She’s overcome tragedy — and written some great books

How Tom’s old college acquaintance overcame the murder of her father, started a synagogue, and wrote a toching memoir. Comment
Three students from Brooklyn Hibh School of the Arts performed in China Comment
Standing O

Hail to the new chief

Put your hands together for Dr. Jeffrey Fine. He has been named the new chief of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU Langone Hospital and vice chairman for network development for Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health throughout the borough. Comment
Standing O

Grand Slam

It was out of the park for HeartShare at a Brooklyn Cyclones game on Aug. 17. Comment
Rhymes with Crazy

Meet Gus, the boy who fell in love with Siri

No, he’s not “normal,” but so what. Comment
Standing O

Planting the seeds for teens’ graduation in urban farming program

Students in Kingsborough Community College’s Science Innovation Initiative pitched their concepts for virtual businesses in food and farming, which they developed based on their studies at the school’s urban farm. Comment
Standing O

Yogis raise funds to save the rainforest

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comments (1)
Standing O

Ridge cultural group in good hands thanks to Allstate agency owner

Allstate agency owner Sally Guzzone secured a grant to help Ridge Chorale. Comment
Borough-wide

An apology from the Community News Group

Last week, a piece written by columnist Joanna DelBuono addressed the controversial and emotional issue of Confederate statues and was published with an inappropriate and unnecessarily inflammatory headline. The result was something that does not reflect the views and values of Community News Group, and management subsequently decided to remove the column from the BrooklynDaily.com site. Read more…
Standing O

Students never forget with Holocaust Memorial Creative Arts Contest

The winners of the contest were honored at a ceremony. Comments (1)
Standing O

Welcome to new St. Francis College president

Dr. Miguel Martinez-Saenz steps in to the role in September. Comment
Standing O

Make a lot of noise: It’s the Big Screecher’s birthday

Carmine Santa Maria celebrated 82 years surrounded by his family. Comment
Spin Cycle

Memories of college — as I send my daughters off

Ah, the circles of life! Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Not for Nuthin! Here’s a classic column

Trying Hard to Get the Better of ‘the Beast’ on 6/6/06. Comments (4)
Standing O

Amazing teen starts non-profit

Teenage visionary launches organization to educate and empower youth on health issues. Comment
Standing O

Thinking inside and outside of the KIDBOX

Borough tween Legasii Fox is joining city fasion company KIDBOX. Comment
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Strap in for ‘Sharknado 5’

Oh double hell no! “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming” is blowing into your living room on Aug. 6. Comment

July, 2017

Standing O

Big day for little grads

Tiny tots graduated the Helen Keller Services for the Blind’s Children’s Learning Center in June. Comment
Party Line

PBA puts money where its mouth is

The union that represents the city’ beat cops will spend big bucks in hopes of getting police-friendly candidates in office. Comments (11)
Standing O

Can you dig it? High schoolers spend summer on a farm

Nearly 40 high school students are taking part in Kingsborough Community College’s urban farming program. Comment
Standing O

You’re in good hands with this agent

Allstate agency owner Anna Scaduto-Gialanella was designated one of the company’s premier agencies for 2017. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Jo gets to the root of the problem

Let’s talk about the sidewalk-tree root problem. Comments (1)
Standing O

The next generation of advocates

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The next generation of advocates

Teens who completed the Youth Empowerment Movement program at Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies are the future social justice advocates for our borough. Comment
Standing O

Welcome mat squared for two Kearney High members

Greetings to Renee Hartofelis and Donna Panteleo Murphy. Comment
Standing O

Deja vu: Slope’s oldest yoga studio is back

The Solar Yoga Ashram first opened its doors in 1977, and after a nearly 40-year absence, has reopened at the same location. Comments (1)
Not for Nuthin’

Women rule on ‘Thrones’

Winter has arrived at Westeros, and man is she a beeotch. Comment
Standing O

Eye opening: NYU Langone Eye Centers open in Bay Ridge and Brooklyn Heights

The centers provide comprehensive eye and vision care. Comment
Standing O

Bright futures for young adult center grads

Graduates of the Good Shepherd Services Young Adult borough centers are looking forward successful futures. Comment
The medical center honored its volunteers at a special luncheon. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Watch out for Facebook hoaxes

Hey all you Facebookers out there, did you recently get a message about Jayden K. Smith in your in-box message advising you not to accept his invitation, and copy and paste to tell all your friends? Comments (1)
Standing O

Congrats to new prez of Brookldale University Hospital and Medical Center

Dominick Stanzione takes the reigns on Aug. 1. Comment
Standing O

Civic association welcomes new board members

The incoming members of the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association were ushered in on June 18. Comment
Standing O

Say ‘Ahh:’ Dentists honored for their community service

Doctors Gabriel Rincon and Neal Demby have dedicated their lives to helping others. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Trumpcare is a big flim flam

It’s a flim flam! Just in time to celebrate the country’s independence, members of the Senate, the House — and yes, even the White House and the press — are putting the shells on the table and asking the public to find the nut. Comment
Rhymes with Crazy

It’s time to put an end to free parking

Our columnist says parking your car on the street for free should be come a thing of the past. Comments (10)

June, 2017

Standing O

She’s distinguished: Kingsborough dean awarded by her alma mater

Dr. Sharon Warren Cook is the recipient of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Comment
Standing O

Cheers to Brooklyn gal on earning her PhD

The Brooklynite received her doctorate in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Comment
A team of HeartShare employees went above and beyond to get a patient through dialysis. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

No patience for incompetence

Two recent incidents occurred that have me convinced we no longer live in the United States of America, but in the United States of Incompetency. Comments (2)
Standing O

Fore and after — Fontbonne Hall Academy golf team celebrates end of season

The team was treated to pizza, Nutella calzones, and awards at Giacomo’s. Comment
Standing O

Birthday wishes for Brooklyn centenarian

Ida Drucker turned the magical age of 100 surrounded by family and friends at the Senior Citizens Leage of Flatbush on June 12. Comment
Service men donned gloves and picked up shovels to turn over a section of the green space in honor of two big birthdays. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Don’t blame Bernie, blame ourselves

“This notion that Bernie, of all people, had anything to do with Wednesday’s violence is foolhardy, unintelligent and poorly considered,” he wrote. Comments (3)
Party Line

Non-kissing cousins! Deutsch fighting challenge from family member!

Well, at least it’s all in the family. Comments (20)
Seven super-smart seniors at Brooklyn Technical High School were this year’s winners of the UFT-Albert Shanker College Scholarships. Comments (1)
Standing O

Kids at IS 218 create better tomorrow with science fair

Middle school students in the Police Athletic League after-school program explored recycling. Comment
Standing O

Bishop Kearney senior wins ‘Police Commissioner for a Day’

Jenna Fiordimondo beat out more than 2,000 essay entries from across the city. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

When Kegels just aren’t enough

I have seen a whole lot of old wives tales in my time — tossing salt over your shoulder for luck, and herbal remedies including putting onions under your feet to detoxify your body and putting an orange peel on your head to get rid of a headache — but none as wacky as this one: Oak galls. Comment
Standing O

Brooklyn teen receives scholarship at hackathon

Nancy Cao is a recipient of the Ronald McDonald House Charities / ASIA Scholarship Program. Comment
Standing O

Scholarly seniors receive college scholarships and lifelong mentorship

Michael Williams and David Mardakhayev are this year’s recipients of the 2017 Milken Scholarship. Comment
Standing O

Young scribes honor seniors in essay contest

Standing O

Young scribes honor seniors in essay contest

Budding writers honored a special senior in their life for Cobble Hill Health Center’s essay contest. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

An ‘Evil Loser’ is as an ‘Evil Loser’ does

Long ago, when I first started to write a column, my fellow columnist, pagemate, and friend Shavana Abruzzo gave me one bit of advice. Comments (1)
Standing O

Fontbonne’s Science Research Program leads to success for super smart seniors

Kudos for Emily Manti, Keara Donahue, and Alyssa Federico. Comment
Standing O

Into space: Middle-schooler wins Junior Scientist award

Park Slope Collegiate student Selena Ishikawa took home the prize for her submission in the Genes in Space Competition. Comment
Standing O

Packing on the accolades: Maimonides receives ‘center of excellence’ designation

The healing center received the accreditation as a Comprehensive Bariatric Center by the American College of Surgeons. Comment

May, 2017

Not for Nuthin’

Jo’s mad about evil losers and loose lips!

My anger level has reached critical mass. Comments (1)
Standing O

A red heart day for doc honored by American Heart Association

Dr. Mary Choi will be acknowledged for her work at the Brooklyn Go Red for Women luncheon on June 2. Comment
Standing O

These seniors are rocking 100 years and counting

The four fab centenarians at the Waterford on the Bay celebrated their longevity on May 18. Comment
Standing O

New Eagle Scout is soaring high

Michael Gidiuli received Scouting’s most distinguished honor at a ceremony in front of family, friends, and fellow Scouts. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Don’t pay tax on your Memorial Day flags!

This Friday begins the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Comment
Standing O

Starting smart: St. Edmund Prep senior receives Smart Start scholarship

Bithja Pierre is headed to Fordham University in the fall. Comment
The Kings Plaza Canarsie Kiwanus Club raised more than $10,000 at Funfest Bowling Alley. Comment
Standing O

With honors: Dyker student inducted into honor society

Stony Brook University first-year Syed Ali Murtaza is one of the newest members of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Cable companies charge for old free TV

Buyer beware again! Comments (4)
Standing O

Middle-schooler’s investment advice is a reality

IS 187’s Rieko Luo placed second in the nation for the SIFMA Foundation’s Fall 2016 InvestWrite essay competition. Comment
Standing O

Welcome aboard to new members

Ayanna Behin and John Kline are the newest members of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s board. Comment
Standing O

She’s the best

Dr. Kim Best is the new chairperson of the Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Community Advisory Board. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Teaching young kids is hard work

One of the reasons that my daughter decided to try substitute teaching was to figure out if she actually wanted to be a teacher. And if so, what grades and what subjects best suited to her. Comments (1)
Standing O

‘Thursday Night Fever’ — Coney boogies at annual fund-raising gala

The Alliance for Coney Island celebrated its fifth year and raised funds for its programming at a disco-themed party on April 20. Comment
Standing O

Brooklynite makes pro football cheerleading team

Borough daughter Allison DeJesus will cheer for the New England Patriots. Comment
Standing O

Sures success: Advocacy group celebrates 45 years and counting

Southside United HDFC–Los Sures marked its anniversary with a soiree on April 26. Comment
Party Line

Pols’ battle over Linda Sarsour’s commencement address

Some say this, others say that. Oh, and “this” is “She’s a terrorist propagandist,” and “that” is “No, she’s not.” Comments (4)
Not for Nuthin’

Kids need to fear consequences

Why are there no metal detectors at Curtis High School in Staten Island? Why was this simple security measure not taken? Comments (4)

April, 2017

Compassionate students at El Puente Leadership Center at Williams Plaza ensured homeless people have access to daily necessities through the WE Charity. Comment
Standing O

Sewing up fancy threads — Brooklynite impresses with her fashion creation

Amanda Madden sewed her way to an Audience Choice award at the International Design Challenge. Comment
Standing O

Smart and lucky 13 — Brooklyn Tech students aced their PSAT

These brainy teens were named finalists for the National Merit Scholarship. Comments (2)
Not for Nuthin’

Build tiny houses, not greenways

According to the Coalition for the Homeless, the number of homeless individuals and families has “reached the highest levels since the Great Depression of the 1930s.” Comments (2)
The senior triple major at University of Richmond heads to Deutschland in September. Comments (1)
Standing O

Overdue: NYU Lutheran Medical Center extending labor and delivery services

Dr. Ming C. Tsai, new chief of obstetrics and gynecology, will oversee an extensive expansion of the hospital’s services. Comment
Standing O

Full of heart: HeartShare gala draws in big donations

Attendees and supporters raised $500,000 at HeartShare’s annual Spring Gala and Auction. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Kids today, always taking videos!

Again, the cellphone video has come to the rescue. Comment
Standing O

Out with the old and in with the new — longtime Bay Ridge Federal Credit Union prez steps down

Gene Brody passed the reins of the financial institution to Anthony Grigos on April 5 at the Bay Ridge Manor. Comment
Standing O

Three cheers and a huzzah for Chacellor’s Award winner

Brooklynite and SUNY Purchase student Sarah Goldstein was awarded for student excellence. Comment
Standing O

Kingsborough chemistry alum is beyond green

Kate Maziarz was featured in the Beyond Benign International Day of Women and Girls in Science campaign to help create a sustainable future for the field. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

As the kids (and geezers) say: YOLO!

It seems more and more people are living well past the 100 mark. Just the other day, I received an email from a senior center in the borough where eight of its residents are reaching the milestone this week. Can you believe it? Eight centenarians in one place. Comment
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Cheers to the snippers at Headchop Salon for supplying makeovers to women transitioning from the shelter system to apartments of their very own. Comment
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Hundreds of St. Edmund Preparatory High School faculty, alumni, and students participated in the Joe Romano Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament to pay tribute to dedicated coach “Big Joe” Romano. Comment
Standing O

Standing O is switching on the spotlight for Candice

Three volts to Candice Tsay at Consolidated Edison for winning the Technology Transfer Award from the Electric Power Research Institute. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Credit cards charging interest is outrageous

Mike Collins said it best in a July 2015 item that ran in “Forbes Magazine.” Comments (1)

March, 2017

Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

PS 212’s budding mini scientists wowed parents and teachers at Family Science Night, and the school’s first-ever cheerleading team placed in the New York City Youth Cheerleading competition. Comment
Standing O

He’s on target

Young archer Dallas Jones hit the bulls-eye when he competed in the New York State Champshionships. Comments (2)
Standing O

Standing O is giving a loud and clear salute to Brooklyn Audiology Associates

Richard Kaner, founder and owner of Brooklyn Audiology Associates, is offering boroughites quality hearing aid care. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Be careful of the scams that are perfectly legal

We have all heard about the many illicit scams that are trying to separate us fools from our money. Comments (2)
Standing O

Welcome to the Neighborhood

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

Long Island-based Gold Coast Bank is opening a new Fort Greene branch

Standing O says welcome to Gold Coast Bank. The Long Island institution is coming to the west end of the island, where it will provide businesses and residents with quality lending and banking services. Comment
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Partnership for Parks honored its most dedicated volunteers at the annual It’s My Park Awards reception on March 8. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Of course Wonder Woman shaves her pits!

After logging out of my e-mail account at Hotmail, the MSN home page came up and I happened to come upon an item where the tweeter people were upset at the depiction of the new Wonder Woman because, are you ready? Her armpits were clean shaven. Comment
Three residents at the Crown Heights Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation celebrated living to 100 and better at a swinging soiree on March 6. Comment
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O is saluting 15-year-old Sol Gindi for organizing the inaugural Strive to Survive run to raise money for kidney cancer reasearch. Comment
Standing O

She beat the odds and has a Standing O, too!

Rosemary Rodriguez received a college scholarship for using her experiences living in a homeless shelter for most of her high school career to help other teens battling their own challenges. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

A ‘Crazy Russian Hacker’ helps me sleep at night

Long ago, in my distant past, there was no such thing as continuous, 24/7 television. Comment
Standing O

Standing O is snipping with Yellow O’s

Leaders of NewYork-Presbyterian and New York Methodist Hospital came together to cement the deal on NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Comment
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Standing O is at it again!

Three roundhouse kicks to Chiara Dituri, a black belt who competed in the King of New York Karate Tournament. Comment
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Standing O is banging the gavel to bring congress to order

St. Edmund Prep students in the Model Congress team participated in the annual Harvard Model Congress tournament and took home several awards. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Life-saving drugs should be free

It’s an “Epi-c” disgrace on the part of everyone — the insurance companies, the drug companies, the White House and anyone else you can think of that the price of an EpiPen was allowed to skyrocket to $600. A quick Google check revealed that the price has dropped down to below $300 for a double pack, but that is still unacceptable and still a disgrace. Comment
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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Standing O is at it again!

The heart-healthy heroes at Maimonides Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Center hoisted the flag in celebration of National Heart Month. Comment
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Standing O is at it again!

St. Edmund junior Jared Rios talked down the competition in the American Legion Oratorical Contest, winning first place in the battle of who could deliver the best speech. Comment
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Standing O is at it again!

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Standing O is at it again!

Community Emergency Response Team member William Vitale received the John D. Solomon Award for Exemplary Service in Emergency Preparedness Education on Feb. 13. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

I didn’t watch the Oscars, but here’s what I think about it!

Our columnist second hand review is first-rate reading! Comments (2)

February, 2017

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Standing O check’s the team

Checkmate and kudos to the members of the Brooklyn Technical High School Chess Team on its first-ever win at the City Chess Championship games. Comment
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Standing O is giving boxes of chocolate

Caring students of PS 253 tagged along with members of the United War Veterans Council on its Valentine’s Day Caravan event to show some love to veterans at St. Albans Community Living Center in Queens. Comment
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Standing O is giving Dr. Liswood A Foot of approval

Congratulations to podiatrist Dr. Paul Liswood for receiving the 2016 American Podiatric Medical Association’s Meritorious Service Award. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

In Jo’s New York: Degradable bags and zero tolerance for drunk driving

I have several points to ponder this week. Comments (1)
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What an inspiration!

Brooklyn native Joanne Sylvestre uses her life lessons to help other minority women excel in the healthcare field. Comment
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Ready for its close-up

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Ready for its close-up

Kings Bay Y unveiled its newly expanded and upgraded auditorium. Comment
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Happy trails to you!

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Happy trails to you!

St. Francis College threw a whopping retirement party for parting accountant June McGrisken. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Jo wants to bring back the three R’s

Teachers from elementary school through college are telling students how to distinguish between factual and fictional news — and why they should care that there’s a difference.” This is the opening lede in an Associated Press item I saw the other day in the New York Post. Comment
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Preserving the neighborhood

Three cheers for Park Slope’s 14th Street Block Association and its award for protecting the neighborhood’s historic character. Comment
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I am woman!

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

Brooklynite and City University of New York School of Law dean Mary Lu Bilek was named one of the “Most Influential People in Legal Education.” Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Super Bowl ads too preachy

Our columnist sermonizes. Comments (2)
Spin Cycle

The people and the press must check government’s power

It’s up to us to make sure — you and me — to resist the new President’s plan to trample our rights. Comments (3)
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Standing O is at it again!

Slate Property Group’s SPACE Grants recipients get a shout-out. Comment
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Standing O is sending out a C.H.E.E.R. to the Clippers squad

The Xaverian Clippers cheerleading squad raised a pompom in the Catholic High School Athletic Association Regional Cheerleading competition. Comment
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Standing O is at it again!

Our Wicked Lady bar in Bushwick hosts Thursdays for the Cause to raise funds to support organizations that protect our future. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

President Trump is locking the doors at night

Say what you want — but all our President is doing is keeping us safe. Comments (8)

January, 2017

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Standing O is at it again!

Borough President Adams honored Luis Ruiz and Antonio Pina for rescuing a woman from an attempted rape. Comment
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You say ‘goodbye,’ we say ‘hello’

A big welcome to Dr. Liliana Polo McKenna in her new post at Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, and good luck to outgoing Randy Peers. Comment
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Deck the windows

Students at Progress High School brought extra holiday cheer to Grand Street as part of the Holiday Window Display Contest. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Inauguration Day whiners need to suck it up

Spoiled children having a tantrum. Burning cars, breaking windows, sitting in the streets causing traffic jams and disturbing the civil liberties for the rest of us. This is what the non-deplorables did on Inauguration Day. Comments (7)
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Hoo’s the boss!

Faithful customers of the Owl’s Head wine bar helped raise more than $1,000 for the It Gets Better Project. Comment
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Move over those tassels

The 100 graduates of the Class of 2017 at St. Francis College walked the stage during winter commencement ceremonies on Jan. 9. Comment
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Can you hear us now?

Standing O is putting out the welcome mat for ear, nose, and throat specialists Dr. Seth Kaplan and Dr. Kim Baker, who join NYU Lutheran Medical Center. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Hollywood losers need a new script

I know, I know, I did say I didn’t want to be bothered by election rhetoric any longer, but I just can’t help myself. Comment
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Standing O shares the news

Dr. Timothy J. Houlihan was appointed to interim president of St. Francis College after the passing of President Brendan Dugan. Comment
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Standing O  ApPaws!

Bailey the cat was the paws-down winner of the Bay Ridge Pets’ 2016 Holiday Pet Photo Contest. Comment
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A citation, laptop & and Standing O!

Midwood High School student Ahmed Khalifa was honored for coming to the aid of a woman who was assaulted on a Q train. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

FBI bungled Ft. Lauderdale shooter

What will it take for this agency to get its act together, our columnist asks. Comments (1)
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Standing O is at it again!

A big welcome to Coco Killingsworth, who joins Brookyn Academy of Music as the new vice president of Education and Community Engagement. Comment
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Standing O is at it again!

Budding artists Nasir Muhamed and Lisbeth De Los Santos are featured in the 2017 Police Athletic League calendar. Comment
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Standing O is at it again!

Do-gooding pediatric hospice workers at Metropolitan Jewish Health System loaded up the sleigh and delivered Christmas cheer to patients across the city. Comment
Not for Nuthin’

Prescription costs are a bitter pill

Kudos to me — I lived through another holiday season, survived vacation at home with husband and daughter (no mean feat I assure you), and after 12 days of not writing anything more than an address on an envelope, I’m back busily pecking away at the keyboard. Comment
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