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August, 2014

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Carmine wishes himself a happy 79th

Nobody parties like the screecher, and this week, he parties like he’s 79! Comments (1).
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Carmine from the block! The Screecher joins the party!

This week, Carmine has a blast at one of them thar block parties. Comment.
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Carmine’s hits another milestone-birthday surprise party

Nobody likes a party — or describes the food at one — better than the Screecher. Comment.
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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.
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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.

July, 2014

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

Out with the old Tornado and in with the new. Comment.
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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.

June, 2014

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Carmine cheers his pals at Onora

This week, the Screecher complains about one thing, then cheers another. Comment.
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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).
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Re-live Carmine’s near-death experience!

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

May, 2014

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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).
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Carmine channels Al Pacino … and Costanza!

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

April, 2014

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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.
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Celebrate Holy Week the Carmine way

This week, the Screecher remembers what the holidays are really all about. Yeah, its food and family. Comment.
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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.
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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.

March, 2014

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The Carmine Awards were a hugh success!

This week, the Screecher is all excited about the awards he named for himself! Comment.
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Carmine forgot to mention Rosalie Bacarella!

This week, the Screecher belatedly honors one of the best principal’s he’s ever met! Comments (1).
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Carmine salutes Anne Marie Lettieri-Baker!

This week’s Carmine award goes to… oh, yeah. I just told you. Ann Marie Lettieri-Baker! Comment.
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Carmine’s lost his car keys! And his candy!

This week’s Carmine, as always, has a happy ending. Comment.
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Carmine screeches for Anne Pollizzi

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

February, 2014

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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.
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Carmine cheers the Carmine winners for Couple of the Year

Look, sometimes you gotta say nice things about nice people. Comment.
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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.
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Find out who gets a ‘Carmine’ this awards season

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

January, 2014

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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.
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Read this Carmine if you need a good laugh!

This week, the Screecher breaks out his famous joke book Comment.
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Carmine says goodbye to a few friends

This week, the Screecher does what the headline says he does. Comment.
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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.

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