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Standing O

November, 2018

The Clinton Hill school welcomed its new head, Frances Bronet, with a lively inauguration. Comment
Standing O rolls out the welcome mat for Empire State Bank, which opened its newest store with a grand celebration on Oct. 30. Comments (1)
Standing O pal Manjinder Kaur received a Nursing Excellence Award for her role in making improvements at the medical center. Comment
The non-profit recognized honorees for their humanitarianism, generosity, and philanthropic spirit. Comment
Opinion

One for the books: New chief librarian named

Nicholas Higgins was given the title for the Brooklyn Public Library. Comment
Dr. Magdalena Plasilova joins the breast cancer surgical team at the healing center. Comment
Opinion

Fine job by the Finest

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Fine job by the Finest

Three cheers to New York Police Department Transit District 30 Officers Charles Edwards and Damion Graham, as well as the Interfaith Emergency Medical Team at Interfaith Medical Center. New York’s Finest and first line medical treatment professionals were feted at a reception hosted by the hospital and the Municipal Credit Union for saving the life of a 1-year-old suffering a seizure. Comment
Opinion

In Park Slope, she’s an inspiration!

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In Park Slope, she’s an inspiration!

Three cheers and congratulations are due Nicole Lopez, a kindergarten teacher at Park Slope School 282. The borough educator was awarded the inaugural Sanford Teacher Award, and is a recipient of $10,000 bucks. Comment
Opinion

Students are warming to farming

Stop the presses — Borough President Eric Adams and Andrew Shearer, co-founder and chief executive officer of Farmshelf, joined Brooklyn Democracy Academy administrators, teachers, and students, to announce that an agreement between his administration and Brooklyn Democracy Academy’s urban farm has been reached. Comment

October, 2018

Opinion

Hail to the new, history-making president!

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce let the O know it has a new president and chief executive officer— Hector Batista. You heard it here first: Hector is the very first Hispanic to ever serve as president in the Chamber’s 100-year history. Comment
Opinion

Borough son recalls Ol’ Blue Eyes

Borough son Charlie Romo is a born and bred talent with a set of pipes to rival Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. Our Standing O pal headlined at Lorenzo’s Cabaret on Staten Island on Oct. 19 Comment
Opinion

Hail to the new, history-making president!

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce let the O know it has a new president and chief executive officer— Hector Batista. You heard it here first: Hector is the very first Hispanic to ever serve as president in the Chamber’s 100-year history. Comment
Opinion

Running for health and wellness

Not even rain dampened the spirits of intrepid runners as 143 competitors laced up trainers, pinned on bibs, and participated in the inaugural Corporate Challenge - Brooklyn Run on Oct. 11. Comment
Opinion

Diapers, and onesies, and blankies! Oh My!

To raise awareness of the high infant mortality rates in Central Brooklyn moms-to-be were treated to the third “Shower2Empower” baby fest held at the Wyckoff House Museum in East Flatbush. Comment
Opinion

Turning trash to treasure

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Turning trash to treasure

Thanks to Artichoke Dance Company, artist Sina Basila, and very caring volunteers for joining together to preserve our shorelines, the beach clean-up and “Trashion Creation” beautified Manhattan Beach on Sept. 29. Comment
Opinion

Senator leads the way in education

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Senator leads the way in education

State Sen. Kevin Parker hosted this year’s Black College Expo on Sept. 29. Comment
The company head cut the ribbon on new digs to accommodate its growing staff. Comment
Volunteers from Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages, NYC H2O, and the National Park Service cleaned the shoreline. Comment
Hey, kids! Put on your thinking caps and get thee to this fun and competitive Spelling Bee, hosted by the Temple of Restoration’s Helping Hands Ministry on Oct. 6 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Comment
Opinion

A location for DII that’s brand new

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A location for DII that’s brand new

DII Convenience Store has opened its doors at a new location , in Brighton Beach. iThe neighborhood store that boasts everything from housewares to apparel relocated to a modern, state-of-the-art, 11,900 square foot space, complete with parking spaces for customers. Comments (3)
Opinion

Award is music to her ears

Congrats to Tatiana Viscun, faculty member at the Brooklyn Music School. The melody making academic will receive a Civic Award from Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo (D-Fort Greene) on Oct. 6, at the Brass, Pipe Organ and the Piano concert at Hanson Place Church of SDA in Fort Greene. Comment

September, 2018

Opinion

A bicycle built for celebration

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A bicycle built for celebration

Welcome the sensational SukkahBike Ride. Thanks to the genius of Rabbi Menashe Wolf, of Chabad of Park Slope, the sukkah shack is coming to you. Comment
Opinion

Merger, they wrote

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Merger, they wrote

Stop the presses — Bay Ridge Federal Credit Union has merged with Island Federal Credit Union. Comment
Opinion

Brooklyn genealogist branches out

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Brooklyn genealogist branches out

Congrats to Sarina Roffe on her appointment to the board of directors for the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. 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
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
Opinion

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
Opinion

Urgent, urgent, Big Apple Care is here

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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
Opinion

Put me in Coach!

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

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
Opinion

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

Standing O is at it again!

Opinion

Standing O is at it again!

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

August, 2018

Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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)
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

‘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
Opinion

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
Opinion

Hail to the new chief

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

Thanks for all that cash

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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

Opinion

Taking a walk for brain awareness

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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
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
Opinion

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

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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. Comments (1)
Connie Cincotta knocks it out of the park. Comment
Opinion

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
Opinion

Hip, hip, hooray for job fair

Opinion

Hip, hip, hooray for job fair

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

June, 2018

Opinion

Telepsychiatry is here

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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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

Stepping into the top spot

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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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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 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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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

May, 2018

Opinion

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
Opinion

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
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
Opinion

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
Opinion

Standing O is at it again!

Opinion

Standing O is at it again!

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

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
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
Opinion

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

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
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
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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

Expansion is his expertise

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

Strike up the band

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

Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Sending out the welcome to the borough’s new, full-service spine center to offer an advanced, image-guided spine surgery. Comment
Opinion

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
Opinion

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

The Brooklynite is giving back. Comment
Three borough groups were honored for their hard work. Comment
Opinion

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
Opinion

It’s a golden year for these Brooklyn lovebirds

Carmine Santa Maria and his lovely wife Sharon celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. 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
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
Opinion

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 future healthcare workers were recognized at the Feb. 2 event. Comments (1)
Opinion

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
Opinion

Brooklynite named Marine of the Year

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

February, 2018

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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
Opinion

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
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
Opinion

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
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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz presented the institution with a $400,000 check to support development of the center. Comment
Opinion

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
Opinion

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

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100 candles and counting for Flatbush centenarian

Birthday girl Rosaline Maude Thompson-Archer turns 100 on Feb. 3. Comment
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
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
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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
St. Edmund Prep students give toys and other gifts to kids at the Hour Children facility. Comment
Opinion

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
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