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December, 2013

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Flatbush BID welcomes new executive director

Standing O give a shout out to Lauren Elvers Collins, the new executive director of the Flatbush Business Improvemement District. Comment.
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Capital One Bank is back in business in Sandy-rocked Sheepshead Bay

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
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Age is just a number for 91-year-old housing delegate Sarah Simpkins

Standing O sends a messaqge of goodwill to a lady who defies the odds. Comment.
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New York Methodist makes new strides in heart treatment

Brooklyn’s premier hospital is on the cutting edge — again Comment.
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Volunteer rescue workers feted at Buckley’s Restaurant

Life savers at the Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corps are lauded for their community service. Comments (1).
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Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
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Standing O salutes SUNY Downstate’s Dr. Jeffrey Birnbaum for his award-winning youth work

Standing O is the biggest, badest booster around. Comment.
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St. Edmund Prep students go above and beyond at a blood drive

Big-hearted students are the true heroes of the season for giving the gift of life. Comment.
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Standing O welcomes two new moos to the zoo

Prospect Park Zoo is abuzz with excitement over its miniature zebus. Comment.
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Statistically, she’s a winner

Standing O gives an A plus to award-winning High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology math teacher Eleanor Terry. Comment.
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Standing O drives home the gratitude for the do-gooding dealership

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
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‘W’ is for welcome to the M Center for Arts and Wellness

New space offers all-around health, healing, and learning Comment.

November, 2013

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Standing O is at it again!

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

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
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Slope teen is making her directorial debut

Bravissima to Taylor Taglianetti for her acceptance into film school. Comment.
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Standing O shouts out to Dr. Chaim Bernstein

The physician delivers a whole lotta “wholeness” at Beth Israel Medical Center’s Kings Highway Division. Comment.
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‘Tis the season for giving at Community Board 7

Shoutouts to board do-gooders for making the season a little brighter for many. Comment.
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Standing O! — to Community EcoDock

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

Investors Bank kicks off the holidays with a new branch manager, and a cash-prize contest. Comment.
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Standing O salutes new Commanding Officer Bill Taylor

The 62nd Police Precinct welcomed it’s new Commanding Officer Bill Taylor and Standing O is shouting it out to the community. Comment.
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Bootiful thanks to the Scotto Funeral Home

Standing O is “Boo”sting out thanks for a great party. Comment.
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Red Ribbon Banners are waving high at Brookdale

Standing O is shouting out to Brookdale for its continued dedicaiton to the community. Comment.
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Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
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Shout out to Daisy Award winner

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

October, 2013

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Fighting breast cancer at Xaverian

Breast cancer research gets a boost from Standing O and Xaverian High School. Comments (1).
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Standing O is standing tall for Ridge merit scholars

Standing O is boosting outstanding seniors at Xaverian High School. Comment.
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Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
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Israel Bond Drive raises money and lifts spirits

A thousand-and-one thanks to Arthur Feigenbaum and Pearl Feigenbaum. The giving couple was recently honored during the annual Israel Bond Drive held at the Avenue Z Jewish Center for their dedication and commitment to the community and the center. Comment.
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Happy 30 anniversary to Tasty Bagels

Family run buisness celebrates 30 years of boiling and baking. Comment.
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Jaivaun Francis and the new lift

Shout outs to United Cerebral Palsy of New York City for one heck of a makeover. Comment.
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Standing O is back, and Brooklyn couldn’t be prouder!

Poly senior awarded the first ever Junior Benefactor in the history of the Guild for Exceptional Children. Comment.
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Happy B-day to Dorothy

Shout outs to Dorthy Fund on celebrating 106 years young. Comment.
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Happy birthday, Sharon, and many more

Standing O screeches Sharon Santa Maria a very happy day and many more. Comment.
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Rejoice the good tidings and celebrate

Standing O congratulates the elders of Bay Ridge United Church. Comment.
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Hallelujah to the St. Francis Cabrini Church Choir

The house of worship has a new choir - and that’s something to sing about. Comment.
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Standing O is at it again!

Gourmands awarded Brooklyn restaurant Chop Stix the seal of excellence. Comment.
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Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster sends a shout out to the record-breaking girls’ soccer team at St. Saviour High School. Comment.
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Standing O snips the ribbon on rich opportunities at Investors Bank’s new Sheepshead Bay branch

Brooklyn’s biggest booster sends shout-outs to outstanding Brooklynites and borough institutions. Comment.
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Strike up the batons for the ‘Madison’ band

Shout outs to the James Madison High School marching band, which petrformed at the Tunnel to Towers Run in memory of late 9-11 hero, Firefighter Stephen Siller. SIller raced through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel to the burning World Trade Center, carting more than 70 pounds of firefighting equipment. Comment.

September, 2013

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The bright lights of Broadway in Park Slope

Bay Ridge native the Best Actor ever! Comment.
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Bishop Kearney students are in a class of their own

A Standing O goes out to Kearney’s outstanding students. Comment.
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Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comments (1).
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Panera helps fight breast cancer with pink bagels

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

KIngs Bay Y boardmember is also a generous benefactor. Comment.
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Standing O for eye-opening photog

Standing O shouts out to ace shutterbug Anoop. Comments (1).
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Standing O is stepping up to congratulate Downstate’s Class of 2013

Pre-school graduates from SUNY Downstate’s Infant and Child Learning Center are in a class of their own. Comment.
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Allstate’s Lina Bennardo is hailed for being a good Samaritan

Standing O boosts a shout-out to an Allstate agent with a big heart. Comment.
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Anthony Wilson hits the big time at TD Bank

Standing O is shouting out to TD Bank again. Comment.
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Spine surgery no longer a pain at Park Slope hospital

Standing O is standing tall for New York Methodist’s neurosurgery department. Comment.
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Standing O hands out a tiara to pageant winner

Standing O shouts out to Cassandra Nicole Fellows, the new teen Miss Elite Beauty 2013. Comment.
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Standing O is boosting bigger than ever

Standing O shouts out the best of the borough with a welcome to TD Bank’s new veep at its Canarsie branch. Comment.
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Standing O tosses cheers to a pair of stellar lifeguards

Heroic lifeguards Brianna Minogue and Inez Zuska swam to the aid of a sinking swimmer. Comment.

August, 2013

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Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
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Pinning the wings on Eagle Scout.

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
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There’s a new New York’s Finest and Standing O is shouting it out.

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
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It’s a wheeling engagement

Standing O shouts out happy engagement to Bryan and Jaimie. Comment.
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Happy 105th Louise

Uber centenarrian is Standing O’s biggest fan Comments (1).
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Farm standing is the job for Dominique

Shouting out to the greenest thumb around. Comment.
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Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
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City Tech professor is busy keepng our structures safe.

Standing O shouts out to City Tech expert. Comment.
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Is that Standing O in your hand?

Come and celebrate Mae West’s Birthday with two performances in Manhattan. Comment.
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National Grid training program inspires youth to develop vital skills

Standing O stands behind future National Grid engineers. Comment.
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Odds are there’s a math genius in town

Standing O shouts out to Akiva Weinberger, math whiz from the Yeshiva of Flatbush. Comments (1).
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You can bank on ‘Investors’ new branch in Sheepshead Bay

Standing O puts out the welcome mat for new Investors Bank, and branch manager, Gene Svetnikov. Comment.
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Mazel tov to the bride and groom

Standing O is sending Italian toasts of congratulations and good wishes to the happy couple. Comment.
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Standing O stands tall for Stuyvesant grad Jahwa Hossain

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is shouting out to Brooklyn’s best. Comment.
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Eco-friendly Sloper is proud to be a greenie

Budding conservationist Angelica Chery is a Parks Department “green girl.” Comment.

July, 2013

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Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting Bridge Street Development Corp., for aiding Canarsie’s financially stranded homeowners. Comment.
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Standing O wishes Lee Rosenberg all the best on turning 100 years young

Birthday candles and flowers to a cute Coney Island centenarian. Comment.
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114 years old and still gathering those candles

Brooklyn’s biggest shouts out the world third oldest person. Comment.
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Scout beautifies church grounds to earn his organization’s highest award

Standing O boosts budding Eagle Scout Michael Migdal. Comment.
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Standing O welcomes a new vitamin shop

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting Everyday Vitamin, a new natural supplement store in Bensonhurst. Comment.
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Standing O spotlights a pair of stellar eigthth graders

Narrows Community Theater presents scholarships to budding thespians Jessica Sparacio and Sarah Rodriguez. Comment.
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Standing O welcomes new head at BCF

A shout-out to Cecilia Clarke, the incoming CEO and president of the Brooklyn Community Foundation. Comment.
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Standing O gives a thumbs-up to award-winning OLG grad

Three cheers to Brooklyn student Alyssa Siriano for winning the Lorraine Buckley Scholarship. Comment.
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Farewell to departing community pillar Marilyn Gelber

Standing O gives a stellar shout-out to the exiting founding president of the Brooklyn Community Foundation. Comment.
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Genesis students are off and running

Standing O congratulates Xaverian’s middle-school Class of 2013. Comment.
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Budding musicians wow with African beats at talent show

Standing O sends a stomping, shout-out to starry-eyed students at the Maa Sa Akhi Performing Arts Academy. Comment.
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IS 201 principal retires after 50 years

Standing O bids a fond farewell to departing principal Madeleine Brennan. Comments (1).

June, 2013

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PS 128 teacher earns an A-plus

Brooklyn elementary school teacher Cartherine Downey is in a class of her own, after winning the first citywide Big Apple Award. Comment.
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Wedding bells are ringing again

Standing O sends out a champagne toast to Courier deputy editor Bill Egbert and his lovely bride Yeon on their recent nuptials. Comment.
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Stand up and cheer for HeartShare

Great shout-out to HeartShare Human Services of New York. Comment.
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Brooklyn’s marionette man

Standing O pulls some strings to boost a borough son. Comment.
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‘Buono fortuna’ to St. Savior freshman

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is sending out sweet Italian dreams to its pals. Comment.
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Brooklyn Chamber of Business does the borough proud

Standing O welcomes the Chamber to the neighborhood. Comment.
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Standing O is standing tall for Eagle scouts

Standing O is Brooklyn’s biggest booster. Comment.
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TD Bank boosts our parks

Standing O shouts out to TD Bank Comment.
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NY Methodist appreciates its voluntters

Boosting volunteers at NY Methodist gets a double boost from Standing O Comment.
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Medgar Evers student breaks 10-year record

Standing O moves the tassles over for stellar Medgar grad. Comments (3).
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Assemblyman helps out his flock, one bird at a time

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

Brooklyn cheerleaders get a boosting cheer from Standing O! Comment.

May, 2013

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Fairway helps Sandy victims to recover

Standing O shouts out to Fairway Market! Comment.
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MCU pops it out of the park

Shout-outs to MCU and Regal Cinemas for a day at the movies. Comment.
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Standing at attention for Standing O!

Standing O salutes borough son on his military graduation. Comments (1).
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Grandma dives into her bucket list

Standing O jumps for joy at brave granny’s fearsome sky jump! Comment.
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Toques off to the Culinary Scholars

Baking their way to scholarships. Comment.
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Standing O salutes budding scribes at Poly Prep

Brooklyn’s biggest booster boosts students, mini-marts, and banks. Comment.
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Xaverian students are in a class of their own

Standing O boosts Xaverian middle-schoolers! Comment.
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Police Athletic League youngsters are ‘eggscelent’

Standing O shouts out to big fry at the Brownsville’s PAL Beacon Center. Comment.
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Wedding Bell Bliss for the newlyweds

Standing O is showering a happy new couple with even happier wishes. Comment.
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The Screecher clan gets a kosher Mom’s Day

Standing O shouts out “Happy Mother’s Day” to Mrs. Big Screecher. Comment.
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Go postal with goPost

Standing O gives the United States Post Office a big stamp of approval. Comment.
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Standing O is at it again!

Park Slope student is in a class of her own, as she heads to Wharton. Comment.
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100 bowers of flowers for Rose D’Anna

Standing O blows out the candles for centenarian Rose. Comment.
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Standing O is at it again!

Join in our shout-outs this week to a brilliant junior, a big-hearted grassroots group, a music historian, and more. Comment.
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Sweet donation

The ice-cream giant donated sweet mega-bucks to Hurricane Sandy’s relief efforts. Comment.

April, 2013

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Boxing babes beat the odds

Standing O is boosting Slugging sisters in Team Serrano Comment.
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To sleep or not to sleep!

Standing O is wishing everyone to sleep tight. Comment.
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Standing O gives Dan a ra-ra sis boom bah!

Nobody does it better than Dan Foster Comment.
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Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
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If he designs it, he will win

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is shouting out to Poly Prep senior. Comment.
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Pint-sized pageant winner

A tiara fit for a tween! Comments (1).
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‘The Heat’ is on

Standing O is knocked out by undefeated boxer Heather “The Heat” Hardy Comment.
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500 Hours of pure giving!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster celebrates 500 hours of service. Comment.
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Underwater robot rumble sinks the competition

Middle Schoolers blast the waves off. Comments (1).
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Brooklyn legal eagle joins NYPD charity

Brooklyn lawyer joins the board of New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund. Comment.
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Arts grants for borough artists

The art-smart get big bucks to advance their talents – plus Standing O’s to brighten up their day! Comment.
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Students go a’marching in Park Slope on St. Patrick’s Day

From merry, green-clad St. Pat’s Day marchers, and TIbetan meditation, to a hoop educational program, and the Finest cop bosses - Standing O has all the shout-outs fit to print! Comments (1).

March, 2013

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Gather those rose petals

Brooklyn’s utlimate cheerleader is leading the cheering squad by issuing well-deserved Standing Os to the borough’s good citizens. Comment.
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Citizens on patrol

The police department needs extra eye and ears. Comment.
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Reading across Brooklyn

Reading to the borough’s wee ones Comment.
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Mom and daughter boutique

Salon thanks regulars Comment.
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Kristen smoked the competition

Standing O is singing Brooklyn’s praises again. Comment.
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Washers, and wingnuts, and motherboards Oh my!

Shouting out to the Lego masters. Comment.
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Never forget

Students remember, lest we forget. Comment.
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Boot camp for mad men

Standing O is mad for these ad men. Comment.
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Standing O is giving out 10s to the team

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
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Poly Prep alumna makes it to Carnegie Hall

Standing O sings Brooklyn’s praises. Comment.
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There’s a new pastor in town

Brooklyn’s biggest booster counts our blessings Comment.
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Pat Fogarty is the Apple of Brooklyn’s eye

Say it loud, say it proud — say it Standing O-style. Comment.

February, 2013

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Standing O is at it again!

Mama Mia! That’s a whole lot of scarolla! Comment.
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Brainy Beauty and more!

Standing O gives Brooklynites the true-blue salute they deserve! Comment.
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Princesses to the rescue

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
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New leaders for Lutheran Medical Center Auxiliary

Congratulations Lutheran ladies! Comment.
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Smart green energy powers Beth Israel

Beth Israel Medical Center goes green! Comment.
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Mr. Brooklyn honors young poet

Brooklyn’s Youth Poet Laureate gets a Standing O! Comment.
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Mr. Honka goes to Washington

Ronald Honka, Jr. was invited to attend the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Comment.
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Girls’ Golden essays!

Here are the winners of the Innovative Essay Contest! Comment.
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New doc and top chops!

There’s a new chief doc at Beth Israel Medical Center. Comment.
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New money for our schools!

Eight schools get money for laptops. Comment.

January, 2013

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A big Standing O ‘Hello’ to TD Bank on Kings Highway!

Yippee, a new TD Bank has opened, the 100th no less, and guess who was on hand to celebrate? Standing O and Borough President Markowitz. Comment.
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Standing O is at it again!

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than ever. Comment.
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Wow! Another great bank!

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

Brooklyn’s biggest booster is boosting bigger and better than usual Comment.
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The Finest cop in Brooklyn is now ‘Cop of the Year’

The most interesting man in Brooklyn, 84th Precinct Community Council president Leslie Lewis, presented the Finest cop in Brooklyn, 84th Precinct’s Officer Julius Hudson, with the “Cop of the Year” award during ceremonies at Borough Hall on Jan. 15. Comment.
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Deputy editor Ben is a proud dad!

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Standing O is at it again!

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Welcommen to South African Professor Arumugam

Willkommen nachrichten — the newest Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at the college is South African Vaneshran Arumugam, and he is crossing the pond from Cape Town to our very own Brooklyn Town to bring his unique artistic, social, and scholarly skills for the Spring 2013 semester. Comment.
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Standing O is at it again!

Get ready for Brooklyn’s biggest pat on the back! Comments (2).
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Children are rewarded for summer reading event.

It’s reading, reading, and more reading for the studious students at PS 207. Children in grades two through eight were charged with reading for at least 15 minutes every day during July and August in the annual Summer Reading Challenge sponsored by Assemblyman Alan Maisel (D–Marine Park). Wait a second, it’s January! Yeah, but because of Sandy, the awards were postponed from October until Dec. 11. Comment.
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Babes in Toyland

When the Marines called the students at IS 228, they answered — with toys that is, lots and lots of toys. This year, the annual Toys for Tots Drive sponsored by the Marine Corps Reserves found willing Santa’s helpers in the form of students Diamond Middleton, Josueth Martinez, Carlos Gonzalez, Julia Cao, Vito DiMola and Monika Youssef, plus the staff at IS 228 (Standing O’s alma mater!). Comment.
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Standing O is lifting those spirits again

Need a hand writing essays for those standardized tests? Not to worry, folks, Professor Rob Ostrom and Professor Caroline Hellman, educators du jour, have prepared a handbook that prepares City University of New York students for the writing test that qualifies them for college composition and future writing courses. The handy, dandy handbook, “CATskills: Mastering the CATW and College Writing,” is the GPA of navigating the College Assessment Tests in writing. Comment.
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Elizabeth Butson bestows honores on Long Island College Hospital nursing staff

Elizabeth Butson was so impressed with the nursing care her late husband Thomas received at the hands of the angels of mercy at Long Island College Hospital, that after his passing she established the Thomas and Elizabeth Butson awards for Clinical Excellence and Compassionate Nursing Practice. This year, as in the last 13 years, the award honored the cream of the crop nurses at the hospital. Comment.
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Fa, la, la - holiday show

Who needs the bright lights of Broadway when you have the talented students at PS 255? The staff and multi-faceted, entertaining students put on a holiday show that rivaled any Broadway revue. The junior chorus, led by music specialist Margo Wallasch, entertained the audience with a soulful rendition of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” as well other carols and Kwanzaa and Chanukah favorites. What’s the holidays without a little “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel?” Comment.

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