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April, 2014

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.
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).
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.
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 (4).
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 (1).
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 (5).
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. 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 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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