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September, 2014

A Britisher’s View

Lame-brain Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito rebuffs the national anthem on 9-11

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is a top city official, second only to the mayor, but she thought it fine to put her personal opinion ahead of her public duty and disrespect the national anthem on the thirteenth anniversary of America’s worst day, says our columnist. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O says ‘Congratulations’ to the happy pair

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is clinking the glasses for happiness for Madison and Mike Comment.
Standing O

Tripping the light fantastic with salsa dancing

Standing O is dancing all night long with salsa champ Brianna Rios. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is lobbing one over the net for borough tennis ace

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

Standing O is at it again!

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

Tunnel’s reopening makes this a September to remember

This week, Jo gets back on the rails! Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s has his opinions on Israel

This week, Gershbein weighs in on the Middle East. Comments (6).
Big Screecher

Carmine’s shopping spree at Gateway II good for the economy

This week, the Screecher does his part — even if it is against his will. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Muslims need to form an international peace movement to root out the radicals

The Muslim world is dozing at the wheel while Islamo-thugs amplify their terrorism, writes our columnist. Comments (2).
Standing O

Standing O is shouting out to Poly Prep alumnae

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

Standing O says ‘Thanks, Joan’ for splitting our sides all these years

Brooklyn’s biggest booster sends a tearful shout-out to late comedy queen Joan Rivers. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

A shout-out to Lutheran Family Health Center for hosting a back-to-school blast. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Jo’s has it with all these ‘belfies’

This week, our columnist takes on Hollywood stars who take photos of themselves in compromising positions. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan has the numbers, you add it up

It’s another week of percentages for Stan. Comment.
Big Screecher

Carmine’s had it with all this interference!

The Screecher says you’ve got to stop reading the lies on the internet, and start listening to him like you used to. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Heroic 9-11 Firefighter Joseph Patrick Henry — gone but not forgotten

Firefighter Joseph Patrick Henry made the supreme sacrifice on 9-11, perishing with his entire unit from Ladder 21 in Manhattan. His brother, Michael Henry, speaks with A Britisher’s View on the 14th anniversary of the World Trade Center terror attacks. Comment.
Standing O

Happy first anniversary to Barrister Mike Connors on the air

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

Stand up and cheer for the end of summer camp

Standing O is Brooklyn’s biggest booster. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Guns don’t kill, stupidity does

You can’t fix stupid. So says comic Ron White. True that. But who takes the award for the most stupid? Tough question, ain’t it? Comments (4).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan says remember IRS, Alamo

The events in Ferguson, Mo., Gaza and Iraq have pushed Lois Lerner off the front page. U.S. citizens have no love for the Internal Revenue Service. In fact, most of America fears the department and harbors more than just a bit of dislike for it. If the GOP does a decent job of reminding us of the things Miss Lerner allegedly (must always remember to use that word) did, it may be able to pick up a few extra votes in the next election. Comments (4).

August, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine wishes himself a happy 79th

Nobody parties like the screecher, and this week, he parties like he’s 79! Comments (1).
Standing O

Standing O and the Stork welcome a little help

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is welcoming Genesis to the Bensonhurst ‘hood. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

The internet — the revolution of our age — turns 45 years old on Tuesday

The electronic superhighway celebrates its 45th birthday on Sept. 2, and its pros and cons are kingdoms of marvel and cesspits of horror, writes our columnist. Comments (1).
Standing O

100 candles burning brightly

Another Standing O for another Brooklyn centenarian! Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Spoiler alert! Jo’s never had a better cup of joe!

Face it, you would do the same thing if your coffee maker broke Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan thinks murderers ought to suffer

Several weeks ago I wrote. Comments (12).
Big Screecher

Carmine from the block! The Screecher joins the party!

This week, Carmine has a blast at one of them thar block parties. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

The Battle of Brooklyn played a pivotal role in the nation’s creation

There might not be a Brooklyn — or even an America — if not for the sacrifices of the revolutionaries who fought in the Battle of Brooklyn, which commemorates its 238 anniversary on Aug. 27. Comment.
Features

Get on the list! These businesses get our seal of approval

For whatever reason, theses guys aren’t signed and sealed as Brooklyn Made, so we remedied the oversight. Comment.
Standing O

Another centenarian sensation!

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

Standing O is at it again!

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

Standing O wishing another happy birthday!

He’s 103 years young! Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Jo remebers what it was like to not go to Woodstock

Look, you couldn’t be everywhere in the ’60s. Comments (3).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan gets all international on us

This week, our columnist fills you in on news from around the world — especailly the Mid-East. Comments (12).
Big Screecher

Carmine’s hits another milestone-birthday surprise party

Nobody likes a party — or describes the food at one — better than the Screecher. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Send a ‘woof’ of appreciation to smart and soulful hounds on National Dog Day

Faithful Fido has loved, nurtured, and saved us throughout history — and National Dog Day is a time to celebrate this wagnificent force of nature. Comments (2).
Standing O

Another bundle of joy welcomed at CNG

Standing O is growing by leaps and another grand baby Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Jo says goodbye to a friend she met on television

This week, our columnist has a tearful farewell to Robin Williams. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

America should take the lead in defending Israel

I was never a big fan of Michael Bloomberg, but I now give him a great big standing ovation for having the courage to fly to Israel when U.S. airlines did not. Comments (8).
Big Screecher

Just like the Energizer Bunny, Carmine’s story keeps going and going.

Trust us, you won’t be able to figure out what this screech is about until you get to the end! Comment.
A Britisher’s View

On vacation — have a great weekend!

A Britisher’s View is on vacation this week, but will be back next Friday. Comments (1).
Standing O

The Three Scholarship Amigos

Standing O salutes sensational science stars! Comment.
Standing O

Stand up and cheer for the new doctor

Standing O is standing at attention for Dr. Selby Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Jo is pro-spanking

This week, our columnist comes out firmly in favor of a whack on the behind once in a while. Comments (3).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan pays homage to an old friend

This week, Stan remembers travel buddy Councilman Herb Berman. Comments (4).
Big Screecher

Carmine takes a turn as Brooklyn Daily quizmaster

The Screecher’s television is on the fritz, which means this week’s column is a wild, brain-busting ride. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Sunnis, Shiites must learn to play nice

Some members of IIslam’s Sunni and Shiite sects seem to hate each other in unfathomable ways — and it’s high time they got off their pious rumps and stopped their evil juggernaut, writes our columnist. Comments (2).

July, 2014

Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Oh, Shea can you see!

In honor of Independence Day, and the world famous hot-dog eating contest that accompanies it, we got the lowdown on the ascendant spirit of Coney Island from Major League Eating chairman George Shea. Comment.
Standing O

A huzza ‘Distinguished Professor’ M.Mahmood Hussain

Standing O gives a shout-out to State University of New York’s new ‘distinguished professor.” Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comments (2).
Not for Nuthin’

Jo knows which shows are good, and which jumped the shark

Our national issues columnist reveals her favorites of the summer season. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan asks questions for many reasons

Big Screecher

Carmine sweats it out when batteries die

Look, the Screecher is still going, but not having air conditioning isn’t going to be easy. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Downed jetliner victims might still be alive today if not for Putin

Russia needs to assume responsibility for downed Malaysian Flight 17. The nearly 300 passengers who perished on board might still be alive today, if President Vladimir Putin had not meddled in Ukraine’s internal affairs in a bid to restore ex-Soviet glory days, writes our columnist. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O prescribes congrats to new cardiology head at Lutheran Medical Center

A shout-out to Dr. George Fernaine, new chief of cardiology at Lutheran Medical Center. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Fontbonne Hall Academy students power up their potential

Standing O is shouting out for Fontbonne Hall Academy girls. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Jo’s off the sugar and high on life!

This week, our columnist goes cold turkey from the white, powdery stuff. And the crystalized, too. Comments (1).
It’s Only My Opinion

Back for Hawaii, Stan’s suitcase is lighter, but he’s heavier

Our columnist returns from his latest vacation, with lots of tidbits to tell. Comments (1).
Big Screecher

Carmine murders his mother tongue, and cheers on a local opera star!

This week, it’s the best of both worlds for the Screecher! Comment.
A Britisher’s View

New municipal identification cards legalize illegals

The city’s new municipal identification cards allow illegal immigrants to live with “peace of mind,” says Mayor DeBlasio. But what about their crime victims, asks our columnist. Comments (4).
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

A boost for Danielle Felicetti

Standing O sends a shout-out to Danielle Felicetti on graduating graduate school. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O serves congrats to the Prospect Park Tennis Team for acing the competition

The masters of the net won the borough round of a citywide championship. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Jo reveals the Hobby Lobby folly

This week, our columnist defends women’s right to choose. Comments (1).
It’s Only My Opinion

More numbers from Stan

Our columnist lays it out for you so you can do the math. Comments (3).
Big Screecher

Blue streak! Carmine has a brand-new set of wheels

Out with the old Tornado and in with the new. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Palestinian apologists need to rethink their solidarity to a toxic cause

Palestinians are more interested in Israel’s destruction than in self-government, writes our columnist. Comments (2).
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Standing O says Ahoy!

Standing O salutes Xaverian High School graduate Patrick Coen for enrolling in the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. Comment.
Standing O

A humanitarian in the making

Stand and cheer for Eldin Feratovic — fundraising student extraordinaire! Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Jo makes the jump to the iPhone!

What happens when Bri goes to Italy and Jo has no one to argue with? Enter Siri. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan says ‘I’d rather eat!’

Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS division that oversees nonprofit groups, struck a defiant tone in her statement when she first appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Comments (3).
Big Screecher

Carmine’s Mermaid experience a great one!

This week, the Screecher again takes his sweet time before telling us what happened at the Mermaid Parade like two weeks ago. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Toot-toot-a-toot! Happy Birthday America — you look great at 238!

There are 238 reasons to celebrate the United States of America — one for each year of its glorious life — writes our true-blue columnist. Comments (3).
Not for Nuthin’

One good thing about telemarketers

It’s been three long years and countless columns, but here it is again — Writers’ Block rearing its ugly head. As I sit at my desk, AKA, the kitchen table, an idea for a column is blocked tighter than being encased in quickcrete. Comment.

June, 2014

It’s Only My Opinion

Stan visits the Office of Waste

This week, our columnist says it’s never too late for the government to burn through your dollars on garbage. Comments (3).
Standing O

Volunteers spit and polish Church Avenue

Standing O breaks out the spray bottles to help shine up the avenue Comment.
Big Screecher

Carmine cheers his pals at Onora

This week, the Screecher complains about one thing, then cheers another. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Sodom-on-the-Sea is no longer a fish out of water, thanks to new Thunderbolt and other improvements

New improvements and rides — including the Thunderbolt roller coaster — are helping return Coney Island to its glory days, writes our columnist. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Standing O is at it again!

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

Standing O is calling Fore! for golfing teen

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

What a shock! Electric rates go up despite Gov’s promise

This week, Jo is in for a surprise when she reads her bill. Comments (2).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan on growing up in the Family Circus

This week, our columnist rembers what it was like to raise four kids — when he was a kid. Comments (1).
Big Screecher

Carmine says goodbye to his sister the only way he knows how

This week, a very spceial screech that will bring tears to your eyes. Comments (1).
A Britisher’s View

The United States is a dumping ground for illegals and jihadists

Crisis-riddled America is having a nervous breakdown — and illegal immigrants and jihadists are its leading causes, writes our columnist. Comments (2).
Standing O

Standing O welcomes home the newly renovated Sea Crest Health Care Center

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

Standing O is at it again!

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

Jo’s column reminds us of Game of Thrones

This week, our columnist compares here work to that of George RR Martin. Kinda. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan on Mexico, buttcalls, and the flag

This week, our columnist defines some things you need to know. Comments (2).
Big Screecher

Re-live Carmine’s near-death experience!

In this week’s Classic Screech, Carmine survives to write another column. Comments (2).
A Britisher’s View

Sissy Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion puts all Americans in harm’s way

Nobody waterboarded sissy Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl into signing his oath of enlistment, but his desertion endangers the lives of all Americans, leaving our sworn enemies to gloat and plot, writes our columnist. Comments (5).
Standing O

Standing O stands welcomes PAL’s ‘police commissioner for a day’ Fequere Saint Georges

Standing O stands tall to congratulate all the PAL winners. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O shouts a hearty ‘Mazel tov’ to Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus of COJO of Flatbush

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

The bright lights of Broadway are shining for star-struck eighth graders

Standing O joins the Narrows Community Theater in saluting Brooklyn’s talented teen thespians. Comments (2).
Not for Nuthin’

Jo demands real news from real newspapers

This week, our columnist has had it up to here with the tabloids. Comments (2).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan still says equal pay for equal work

This week, our columnist reiterates his point about women in the workforce. Comments (2).
Big Screecher

Carmine’s pals are upset with his old boss

This week, the Screecher hears it from his constituents about his old business — the Post Office! Comment.
A Britisher’s View

King and Queen Dante and Chiara need to get on pop’s case about restoring the Boardwalk

Dante and Chiara DeBlasio will lead the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island on June 21, but first they need to hound their dad about restoring the Boardwalk to its all-wood glory, writes our columnist. Comments (1).
Standing O

Standing O is putting out the mat

The most-read column welcomes new prez Cecilia Fantuzzi to most-convenient TD Bank. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Standing O is sending out kudos to Maimonides Medical Center good Samaritans

Brooklyn’s biggest booster send a boost to Maimonides Medical Center volunteers. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Telegram to DeBlasio: Stop sending Fitnessgrams

This week, our columnist says the Department of Education should focus on education, not fitness. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan has some questions — and some good news!

This week, Stan takes on Obama, Stossel, and sends cheers to Sam Natman! Comment.

May, 2014

Big Screecher

Carmine’s had it with the dangerous El!

This week, the Screecher wants to know when the MTA will fix the 86th Street El, which is falling to pieces. Comments (2).
Standing O

Gowanus Canal is a green, clean waterway

Standing O salutes the volies that keep the waterway clean and green. Comments (1).
A Britisher’s View

Bam is the Howard Hughes of foreign policy

The President is running scared from implementing a candid foreign policy that protects U.S. interests and won’t let losers like Russia and China dance on America’s grave, writes our columnist. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O joins with national organization to salute borough son Jim Saintgermain

Boroughite returns to help others and mentor at-risk youth. Comment.
Standing O

Shout-out to EmblemHealth

Brooklyn’s non-profits receive a well earned pat on the back for jobs well done. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Goodbye ‘Warehouse,’ hello ‘Paradise’

This week, Jo says goodbye to one of her favorite shows, and hello to a new one. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan on murder, the death penalty, and scams

This week, our columnist lets you know exactly what he thinks about murders who torture their victims. Comments (12).
Big Screecher

Carmine channels Al Pacino … and Costanza!

This week, the Screecher things he’s out, and they pull him back in! Comment.
A Britisher’s View

U.S. veterans, dead and alive, deserve our gratitude and support on Memorial Day — and every day

Memorial Day is more than a day for shopping, barbecues, and welcoming summer, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices of our battlefield bravehearts — deceased and living — writes our columnist. Comments (2).
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Standing O is sending out birthday wishes to BNA

Brighton Neighborhood Association — celebrating 37 years of neighborhood service. Comments (1).
Standing O

The gift that keeps on giving

Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department receive greenbacks from state Sen. Marty Golden and Twin America. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Joanna has advice for the city’s first lady

This week, Jo answers Chirlane McCray, and has some advice about her public relations rep. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Things not to do in Denver when you’re on dope

Stan has some advice for those kids thinking of going to the mile-high city less for the mile and more for the high. Comments (1).
Big Screecher

For Carmine, every cloud has a silver lining

This week, the Screecher re-lives a column he wrote 20 years ago (or 14, but whose counting?). Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Bam and Hill must face the music over Benghazi

The new House investigation into the U.S. embassy terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, needs to nail Bam and Hill for their botched response, writes our columnist. Comments (1).
Standing O

Standing O gets a science lesson

Boosting students is what Standing O does best! Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

What I learned from watching The Learning Channel

Here’s a hint: it has something to do with sex. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

When it comes to workers, you pay for what you get for

This week, Stan says Prseident Obama is right, women do make less money than men. But he knows why. Comments (2).
Big Screecher

Carmine’s had it with bad service from AT&T

This week, the Screecher rips into Ma Bell for not helping out a friend in need after his grandmother died. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Public opinion should not damn free speech — even when it hurts

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling set off a firestorm with his anti-black comments, but the law protects his right to be a racist and the kangaroo court of public opinion should butt out, writes our columnist. Comments (4).
Standing O

Billyburg fifth-grade scribe shows how kindness builds character

Standing O adds in the accolades to Williamsburg student Noah Fequiere for being named a winner in a national essay contest about kindness. Comment.
Standing O

Distinguished, dedicated physician is a great prescription for Fort Greene and East New York residents

Standing O is putting out the welcome mat for Dr. Judith Weinstock, the new medical director at Public Health Solutions’s MIC Women’s health Centers in Fort Greene and East New York. Comments (1).
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Steve Wynn, George Clooney, and Joanna

This week, our columnist takes on Big Gambling and Big Hunks. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s list of post-Sedar questions

This week, our columnist returns with a list of queries he has had on his mind. Comments (4).
Big Screecher

Carmine’s prescription for bad medicine: Read more Carmine!

This week, the Screecher peels back the label on so-called “24-hour” chain pharmacies and does not like what he sees. Comments (1).
A Britisher’s View

Muslims detonate over 9-11 museum video

Muslims are making a tough day tougher for New Yorkers by protesting a video exhibit in the soon-to-open National September 11 Memorial Museum, claims our columnist. Comments (4).
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Standing O shouts out to an uncommonly great teacher

A shout-out to Alejandra Palomino, who returns to her home borough to teach third grade. Comment.
Standing O

Cheers to borough daughters on congressional recogntion

Standing O is adding the golden achievement award to congressional honorees Tish Cianciotta and Dana Rachlin. Comment.

April, 2014

Not for Nuthin’

Joanna’s husband makes a point — over and over again

This week, our columnists deals with another case of fingerpointitis. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Public pensions promote potholes

Regular readers know that my roommate’s passion has always been to travel. Besides the many countries we have visited and the ships on which we’ve sailed we have toured forty-three states, some twice and some even three times. Comments (8).
Big Screecher

This week, the Screecher writes like Gay Talese!

What would happen if Gay Talese followed the Big Sceecher around Bensonhurst, mistaking him for the Chariman of the Board, Frank Sinatra? Find out in this week’s column, inspired by a story written by “Girls Write Now” mentee Laurencia Terris, who recently tagged along when Carmine taught one of his legendary merengue classes. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Islamo-nuts move to silence ‘Honor Diaries’

“Honor Diaries,” a new documentary about Islam’s stranglehold on women has paranoid Muslims quaking on their prayer mats, writes our columnist. Comment.
Standing O

Make it a daily double for Dr. Maria Wenglinsky of St. Savior HS

St. Saviour teacher gets a second chance at ‘Jeopardy.’ Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is waving these rowers on

St. Edmund Prep is the first Catholic high school to offer rowing. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

‘Whither freedom,’ Stan asks his readers

This week, our columnist questions just how free we really are. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Belieber it or not - you decide

Justin Beiber will not be deported. Comments (1).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan on baseball, guns, and O’Reilly

This week, Stan talks about some of his favorite subjects. Comments (1).
Big Screecher

Celebrate Holy Week the Carmine way

This week, the Screecher remembers what the holidays are really all about. Yeah, its food and family. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

End of the road for Rev. Al

The rabble-rousing reverend needs to atone for past sins with a redemption campaign, writes our columnist. Comment.
Standing O

100 candles and counting for golden Jack Torres

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

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O shouts-out to Brooklyn’s boosters. Comment.
Standing O

Put on a red cape and celebrate a super heroine!

Borough President Adams and Standing O celebrate “She-Roe” Shane Kulman. Comments (1).
Not for Nuthin’

Honoring a fallen hero closes wound — it doesn’t open them.

This week, Joanna gets all politcal and stuff. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s pockets are loaded with notes

It’s that time of year — when Stan remembers what he told himself he wouldn’t forget. Comments (6).
Big Screecher

Carmine’s tips could save your life!

This week, the Screecher lets you know what you have to do to make sure you live as long as he has. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Twit Mel tweets for terrorist

Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito should be impeached for her betrayal of the city she is elected to protect, our columnist says. Comments (2).
Standing O

Putting out the welcome mat

Standing O has left the light on for new TD Bank manager Joelle Gonzalez. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O salutes Brooklyn’s best and brightest

Shout-outs to borough heroes. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Saying goodbye to a friend and mentor

This week, Jo bids a fond farewell to Lou Powsner. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan tells you where the money’s at

This week, our columnist breaks it down for you penny by penny. Comments (4).
Big Screecher

Carmine’s had it with freeloading charter schools

This week, the Screecher reminds you of an event that happened last week, just in case you missed it. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Malevolent mullahs must be cracking up over WTC security breach

Our sworn enemies are having a field day over America’s diminishing respect for the memories of 9-11 victims, writes our columnist. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Sunset Park Landmarks Committee is an award winner

Standing O sends out shout-outs to a great group. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Jo’s two favorite shows go off the air

This week, our television critics let you know that the final episodes of “Psych” and “How I Met Your Mother” were awesome. Comment.

March, 2014

It’s Only My Opinion

Sailor Stan talks tax ‘refunds’

This week, our columnist opines that the government should pay us interest when it uses our money to do its banking. Comments (3).
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

TImeless twins Rebecca SIlverstein and Molly Klein celebrate turn 100 years young. Comment.
Big Screecher

The Carmine Awards were a hugh success!

This week, the Screecher is all excited about the awards he named for himself! Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Bill’s blahs after three months on the job

Hizzoner’s job-approval rating is dismal and ideology has claimed his common sense, writes our columnist. Comment.
Standing O

Winning a contest and a birthday too!

Standing O wants to know, “Where is our T-shirt?” Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is shouting to the rafters

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

Jo says the chain is falling off the ‘bikeshare’ plan

This week, our columnist figures out why the city’s bike rental program is failing. Comment.
Sunday Read

Pill-er of the community — Coney pharmacist and activist Frank Giordano retires

The corner pharmacy — that all-but forgotten place filled with mortars and pestles, pills, powders, potions, ice cream on a hot summer’s day, and the friendly shopkeeper with an apron on behind the counter — was Frank Giordano’s world for 50 years. Comment.
Big Screecher

Carmine forgot to mention Rosalie Bacarella!

This week, the Screecher belatedly honors one of the best principal’s he’s ever met! Comments (1).
A Britisher’s View

Message to Vladimir Putin: Nyet to a return of the Soviet Union

Russian President Vladimir Putin longs for a return to the Soviet heyday, but the dead exmpire’s former states are hotbeds of calamity, writes our columnist. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O salutes 9-11 heroes

Plaque honors EMS workers who perished as a result of 9/11. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

For Jo, happy places begin and end with Nutella

This week, our columnist deals with hot flashes in the best way she knows how. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Here’s Stan’s reasons for leaving New York

This week, our columnist breaks down why many are waving goodbye to the Empire State. Comments (3).
Big Screecher

Carmine salutes Anne Marie Lettieri-Baker!

This week’s Carmine award goes to… oh, yeah. I just told you. Ann Marie Lettieri-Baker! Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Brooklyn won’t be the same without Ed Eisenberg

Late Manhattan Beach activist Ed Eisenberg was one-of-a-kind, and you can bet your bottom dollar that he is already making his mark in assorted civic groups in the sky, writes our columnist. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is handing out big shout-outs to courageous cops at the 62nd Precinct

Brooklyn’s booster is boosting Brooklyn’s Finest. Comment.
Standing O

Xaverian HS Pipe and Drum Corp makes Irish eyes smile in 39th annual parade

Standing O is wearing the green and hollering, ‘Slante’ to the team. Comments (1).
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Jo says to kick those braty kids’ butts

This week, our columnist says its about time todays youngsters get a good dose of comeuppance. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan’s angrier than Carmine!

This week, our columnist lists his gripes — just like another columnist we love. Comments (1).
Big Screecher

Carmine’s lost his car keys! And his candy!

This week’s Carmine, as always, has a happy ending. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Shavana reacts to Spike’s tirade

Fading moviemaker Spike Lee’s potty-mouthed tirade against gentrification is one more example of his failing street cred, writes our columnist. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is shouting out to the best darn nurses anywhere. Comment.
Standing O

Racing sibs take home the medals, flying like the wind

Kearney sisters garner new sprint time at Armory event. Comment.
Standing O

Blowing out the candles for Clara

Standing O is shouting out B-day wishes to 100-year-young Clara — she’s one-in-a-million! Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Jo reviews the Oscars

Here it is! Our columnist annual look back at the biggest night in Hollywood! Comments (2).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan on Snowden, music, and Chris Christie

This week, our columnist let you know where he stands on, well, click to find out. Comments (3).
Big Screecher

Carmine screeches for Anne Pollizzi

This week, Carmine gives a shout-out to another of his Carmine Award winners! Comment.

February, 2014

A Britisher’s View

Israel boycotters are squawking up a storm, but let’s see them take on a real rogue regime

Israel boycotters are all squawk and no chutzpah, claims our columnist. Comment.
Standing O

Bishop Kearney High School girls boost peers and staff with love notes

Standing O is getting help boosting Brooklyn from High School students. Comment.
Standing O

Rebuilding and protecting us, one building at a time

Standing O is sends a shout-out to New York Tech Professor Illya Azaroff for being honored by the American Institute of Architects. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

Standing O dunks a whole lotta cheer to the Harlem Globetrotter for uplifting patients at the Brooklyn Hospital Center. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

My wallet’s being Disney-fied

This week, our columnist wonders why it cost so much — and soon to be more — to go to Disney World. Comment.
Features

Get ready for CNG’s 2014 Brooklyn Women of Distinction

Our annual salute to Kings County’s women profiles a rainbow coalition of 25 notable females around town. Don’t forget to look for it in our April 18 issue. Comments (1).
It’s Only My Opinion

So many questions, so many answers

This week our columnist once again answers his own questions for your enjoyment. Comments (12).
Big Screecher

Carmine can’t believe what they did to that giraffe!

This week, the Screecher claims there are better things to do with giraffes then feed them to lions, and explains why he honors who he honors with Carmine Awards. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

‘A Tale of Two Cities’ has DeB-n-bish cooking cronyism in a petri dish

Mayor DeBlasio abused his office when he made a phone call to an NYPD boss that helped to spring his pal from prison, writes our columnist. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Big-hearted staff celebrate ‘Go Red Day’

Standing O sends out rosy thanks to big-hearted staff at the Brooklyn Hospital Center. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

What is up with the youth of today?

Have you ever noticed that sometimes there are more questions than answers? Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan does the math so you don’t have to.

You guessed it! It’s another one of Stan’s “By the Numbers” columns. Comments (3).
Big Screecher

Carmine cheers the Carmine winners for Couple of the Year

Look, sometimes you gotta say nice things about nice people. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Perv loos and other poops at the Olympics immortalize Sochi as the no-go destination of the world

President Vladimir Putin wanted to show one and all that, as host of the Sochi Olympics, Russia was still a super power. But his public relations’ blunders — complete with spy cams, loos with a view, and icky water — have flushed those hopes down the toilet, writes our columnist. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Mount Sinai Brooklyn welcomes new CEO

Standing O puts out the welcome mat for new pres and CEO Lin H. Mo Comment.
Standing O

Boody seniors celebrate Year of the Horse with dance

Students from David A. Boody Junior High School fete elders at the Lodge Senior Center with a program of lunar-themed celebrations. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Jo’s signing off from Facebook — and taking back her life

This wek, our columnist admits she’s an addict, and is going to do something about it. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

The plane truth: Stan hits the airwaves

The news to Stan this week is up in the sky. Comment.
Big Screecher

Carmine’s got his own meeting covered!

This week, the Screecher has a word or two for reporters who promise to cover his meeting, then don’t show up! Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Grimm times for ‘Mikey Suits’

Rep. Michael Grimm is in good company, when it comes to blowing a potty-mouthed gasket, writes our columnist. Comment.
Standing O

Woo hoo! 100 years — and counting

Standing O wishes Ruth Josefa Jones McWallace a very happy 100th birthday/ Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Lawmakers honor the memory of Rabbi Weissmand, who saved thousands during the Holocaust

Standing O adds its thanks to the memory of noble Rabbi Weissmandl, who averted Nazi horrors for thousands of people during World War II. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Super Bowl advertisements were full of foul balls

The ads this year were no gridiron greats, writes our columnist. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan on drugs! To toke or not to toke?

This week, our columnist ponders taking a puff. Comments (4).
Big Screecher

Find out who gets a ‘Carmine’ this awards season

He’s done it again! Carmine names his awardees! Comment.

January, 2014

A Britisher’s View

Councilman Menchaca’s ‘illegals’ gig champions the lawless over the lawful

The new head of the City Council’s Immigration Committee has vowed to push for municipal IDs for illegal immigrants — a bad move, according to our columnist. Comments (2).
Standing O

Flatbush dance students perform for the First Lady

Talented toe-tappers from Ifetayo Arts Cultural Academy take to the national dstage — in front of Michelle Obama Comment.
Standing O

Bay Democrats move into new home after Sandy

Standing O says, “Welcome home and come on down,” to the Bay Democrats. Comment.
Standing O

Smart sibs are the first to be honored ‘genuises’

Standng O is shouting out the good news about Bishop Kearney’s smart sibings Cameron and Christina Slaughter, who are “Geniuses of the Month.” Comments (1).
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Jo wants to learn Justin Bieber’s parents a thing or two

This week, our columnist explains how to handle a train-wreck superstar kid — with good parenting! Comments (1).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan takes on the Santa clause

Our columnist points out that sometimes there are shades of gray, but other times things are black or white. Comments (5).
Big Screecher

Carmine reads a book about Mount Rushmore because it is there!

This week, the Screecher reviews a book about one of his favorite Italians! Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Human rights a game-changer at this year’s Olympics

Vladimir Putin’s human rights abuses and the threat of a terror attack put a dampener on the world’s greatest sporting spectacle, writes our columnist. Comment.
Standing O

Six Brooklynites complete disaster-preparedness course

Life savers ready to help in any situation. Comments (1).
Standing O

A blessing for Catholic Charities of Brooklyn Queens

The Doctor Elizabeth Lutas Center opens for business. Comment.
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Joanna can’t stand government waste

This week, our columnist fills you in on what she thinks are some of the biggest wastes of money the federal government is responsible for. Comments (2).
It’s Only My Opinion

There’s a reason Stan has herring on his breath

This week, Stan lets you know the secret to his success. Comments (6).
Big Screecher

Read this Carmine if you need a good laugh!

This week, the Screecher breaks out his famous joke book Comment.
A Britisher’s View

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito put a terrorist ahead of Americans

New Yorkers do not need a migraine in the form of a new City Council speaker with a troubling past as an unrepentent apologist for terror-mongers, writes our columnist. Comments (1).
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Standing O gives Assemblyman Felix Ortiz a shout-out for donning the jolly, red suit on Xmas

Standing O sends a shout-out to the assemblyman for spreading cheer as Santa on Christmas. Comment.
Standing O

Editor’s choice inked by Teen Ink

Poly Prep junior Jada Baijnath receives a Standing O to sit beside her Editor’s Choice award. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Breast wishes: Please don’t feed that kid during church

Should women be allowed to breastfeed their kids during mass? Our columnist says “no way!” Comments (19).
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan is sure he can keep it up

This week, our columnist once again doesn’t miss his deadline. Comments (1).
Big Screecher

Carmine says goodbye to a few friends

This week, the Screecher does what the headline says he does. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Tacky guest speakers trashed Mayor DeBlasio’s inauguration day

Mayor DeBlasio’s induction at City Hall was ruined by gauche guest speakers who demonstrated their commitment to uncivil rights, says our columnist. Comments (5).
Standing O

Standing O is at it again!

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

Performing arts students add Christmas Cheer to nursing home seniors

Students from the Maa Sa Akhi Performing Arts Academy treated residents at the Caton Park Nursing Home to an award winning concert. Comment.
Standing O

High school band marches to its own tune

The James Madison High School Marching Band serenaded Beth Israel Medical Center patients to a holiday concert. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Polar Vortex and end of days

This week, our columnist complains about the weather, but doesn’t do anything about it. Comment.
It’s Only My Opinion

Stan knows where the money should go — and it ain’t to Congress

This week, our columnist rails about Sen. Charles Schumer Comments (1).
Big Screecher

Celebrate the New Year with Carmine’s Christmas miracle

This week, the Screecher learns the true meaning of Christmas when someone who wasn’t born in this country helps him out of a jam. Comment.
A Britisher’s View

Bill’s DeBlah over Kings Plaza flash mob

Why did the new mayor ignore the melee at Kings Plaza Shopping Center that scared and intimidated shoppers on the eve of his watch? Our columnist wants to know. Comments (6).
Standing O

Be Proud Foundation thanks New York’s Finest

You’re so fine: Founder of the Be Proud Foundation thanks cops, firemen, and America. Comment.
Not for Nuthin’

Knitting my way into the new year

This week, our columnist tells you about her new passion. Comment.

December, 2013

It’s Only My Opinion

Watch what you say and do — cameras are everywhere

Warning: wherever you go, whatever you do, make sure you don’t do something you are not supposed to do. You never know when you are being videotaped. Comments (7).
Standing O

Capital One Bank is back in business in Sandy-rocked Sheepshead Bay

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

NYPD cuffs reporters in police blotter blackout

Police blotters are among the top reads of this paper, but a recent NYPD decree obstructed reporters from accessing victim complaints at Brooklyn stationhouses. That means readers won’t get all the facts about lawless activity in their communities, making the directive a crime against community, writes our columnist. Comment.
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