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Not for Nuthin’

August, 2017

Opinion

Not for Nuthin! Here’s a classic column

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

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

Opinion

Jo gets to the root of the problem

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

Women rule on ‘Thrones’

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

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)
Opinion

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

June, 2017

Opinion

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)
Opinion

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)
Opinion

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
Opinion

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)

May, 2017

Opinion

Jo’s mad about evil losers and loose lips!

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

Don’t pay tax on your Memorial Day flags!

This Friday begins the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Comment
Opinion

Cable companies charge for old free TV

Buyer beware again! Comments (4)
Opinion

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)
Opinion

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

Opinion

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)
Opinion

Kids today, always taking videos!

Again, the cellphone video has come to the rescue. Comment
Opinion

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
Opinion

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

Opinion

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)
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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

Opinion

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

I have several points to ponder this week. Comments (1)
Opinion

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
Opinion

Super Bowl ads too preachy

Our columnist sermonizes. Comments (2)
Opinion

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

Opinion

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)
Opinion

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
Opinion

FBI bungled Ft. Lauderdale shooter

What will it take for this agency to get its act together, our columnist asks. Comments (1)
Opinion

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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