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Class Action: Brooklyn College students will suffer if city and state officials do not raise the salaries of its part-time adjunct professors, dozens of faculty members warned during a recent protest. Comments (7)

If you build it, they will thrive

Our readers weighed in on how urban farms in Brooklyn help ensure the borough’s neediest get inexpensive, fresh food and more topics in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comment

Weekend Reads: Booksellers give us their recommendations

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for Dec. 15. Comment

DA debuts dedicated Hate Crimes Bureau following spike in anti-Semitic, other biased crimes

Downtown: A dedicated team of prosecutors will now investigate hate crimes in Kings County, following a recent uptick in bigoted attacks against Brooklynites, the district attorney said. Comments (16)
Bay Ridge: Read on for our chat with Democrat Max Rose, who will now represent a swath of Southern Brooklyn — and all of bucolic Staten Island — after ousting New York City’s lone Congressional Republican, Rep. Dan Donovan, in an Election Day upset. Comments (6)
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a beloved ballet, a wacky wizard show, a skating Santa, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment
Event: There is no need to subject yourself to the misery of trekking to the distant isle of Manhattan to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve — whether you prefer a fireworks display, an all-night dance party, a beer bash, or a candlelit yoga class, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the auld lang syne right here in Kings County. Comment

Advocate hopefuls clash over use of cash from potential weed tax

Party Line: These pols are stirring the pot! Comment
Digital editions: The Paper, always hip to the latest trends, is now sharing its signature brand of hyper-local news on the ever-popular social network. So if you love keeping up with the Paper in print, online, on Twitter, and on Facebook, chances are you’ll “like” what you see if you follow the Paper — @brooklynpaper — on Instagram, too. So keep smashing that like button, and keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…

How parenting fearlessly taught me to live without fear, too

Fearless Living: This week, our Fearless Parent — confronting the reality that is her college-age kids about to leave the nest — debuts a reimagined column, called Fearless Living, in which she will expand the brand of straightforward parenting that she’s promoted all these years to the more encompassing terrain of living life in general. Comments (3)

DA drops charges against Bed-Stuy mom violently arrested at Ft. Greene social-services office

Boerum Hill: A Brooklyn mother whom police violently arrested last week after ripping her baby from her arms inside a Boerum Hill social-services office walked out of jail free on Tuesday, after Kings County’s top prosecutor dismissed all charges against her. Comments (10)

Police arrest suspect for fatal Gravesend hit and run

Bay Ridge: Cops on Tuesday cuffed a Brighton Beach woman for driving away after hitting and killing another woman as she crossed a Gravesend street earlier that day. Comments (19)

Zoning out: Crown Heights civic gurus pan requested upzoning for new tower in nabe

Crown Heights: Crown Heights civic gurus panned a developer’s request to rezone a Pacific Street lot located in a historically industrial part of the neighborhood, even as the local leaders hope the city will sign off on their own upzoning proposal to bring taller buildings to the same area. Comment

Here we go a-‘Carol’-ing

Theater: What the Dickens? Five versions of ‘A Christmas Carol’ will play this weekend. Comment
Downtown: Members of the Brooklyn Bar Association packed Downtown’s New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday night for the group’s annual Foundation Dinner, which salutes local judges and their civic contributions to Kings County. Comment

On Gay City News: Lesbian comedian soldiers on after anti-gay rabbis nix Brooklyn parties

Our pals at our sister website, Gay City News, have the latest on a lesbian comedian’s search for new venues for an upcoming New Year’s Eve set after two borough spots cancelled on her amidst pressure from Orthodox Jewish leaders. Click to give it a read! Read more…
Park Slope: Nitehawk Cinema bigwigs are opening the historic Pavilion Theater they’ve been renovating for years on Sunday to members of a Park Slope civic group, who will screen the movie house’s debut flick ahead of its looming grand opening to the public. Comment

Report: Cops cuff man for killing off-duty firefighter in apparent fit of road rage

Blind Spots: Police reportedly arrested the man whom they suspect killed an off-duty Coney Island firefighter during an apparent bout of road rage that turned deadly after his and the victim’s cars collided on the Belt Parkway on Dec 9. Comments (10)

Cashing in on Coney: Local group moves forward with plan to bring business-boosting ‘bid’ to nabe

Bay Ridge: A contingent of Coney Islanders this month kicked off the formal process to create a city sanctioned business-boosting group in the neighborhood, which they say will stimulate the local economy by beautifying the area, providing support to mom-and-pop shops there, and attracting more tourists. Comments (3)
Fort Greene: It’s a beloved holiday tradition! Comments (5)
Cobble Hill: A man died on Monday after his coworker drove into him on the Cobble Hill set of an in-production television series executive produced by rapper 50 Cent, cops said. Comments (2)

Police arrest man for urinating on, damaging Williamsburg church’s statues

Williamsburg: Only god can judge him now. Comments (9)
Event: Legal eagles with the Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn packed Gargiulo’s eatery in Coney Island on Dec. 6 for the group’s annual Judges Night. Comment
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On Brownstoner: The rise and fall of Red Hook’s Revere Sugar

Our pals at our sister website, Brownstoner, worked with a local real-estate firm on a deep dive into the history of one of Brooklyn’s most prolific Big Sugar companies, whose refinery complex still defines Red Hook’s waterfront long after workers vacated the buildings. Click to give it a read! Read more…

Big changes at Bridge Park

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Bridge Park bigwigs are shelling out millions of dollars to build an entirely new span in place of the beleaguered Squibb Bridge, which zig zags from its namesake park in Brooklyn Heights down to the waterfront lawn below, and for the second time closed due to structural problems back in July. Comments (6)
DUMBO: The owners of the beloved Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory in Brooklyn Bridge Park must close their store inside the historic fireboat station at Fulton Ferry Landing by the end of the year, after green-space stewards handed the keys to the property to the folks behind another borough scoop shop, Ample Hills Creamery. Comments (7)

Honky tonk holidays: Sweetback Sisters celebrate 10th annual singalong spectacular

Music: Call it the Jingle Bell House. Comment
Williamsburg: Revelers lit up the night sky in Williamsburg on Thursday to celebrate of the fifth night of Hanukkah. Comment

Feds cuff three Williamsburg baddies in bust of nationwide heroin ring

Williamsburg: Three Williamsburg men could spend the rest of their lives behind bars after the Feds this week arrested and charged them for dealing heroin in the neighborhood, elsewhere in the city, and shipping it across the country. Comments (5)
Leaves of Grass: Many Kings County stoners with misdemeanor pot convictions can clear their criminal records at two free events that Brooklyn’s top prosecutor is hosting next week in Flatbush and Bedford-Stuyvesant. Comments (1)

Brooklyn Bridge Park getting squash court at Pier 2

Brooklyn Heights: Prep-are to get squashed! Comments (2)
Prospect Heights: Prosecutors are investigating the organizers of a much-hyped holiday market at the Brooklyn Museum, after a vendor who signed up to hawk her wares there claimed the Christmas-themed bazaar was a Yuletide scam that ended up costing her big time. Comments (13)

Winter wheel: Stay warm at the Dreamland Roller Rink

Event: The new indoor roller rink will open in Industry City tonight! Comments (1)

US Attorney: Man lured Park Slope girl to Texas as part of child-porn scheme

Park Slope: A teenage girl reported missing from her Park Slope home in September left the borough in the company of an out-of-state man who met her online, and convinced the 15-year-old to move to his Texas motorhome as part of a sickening child-pornography scheme, according to a source familiar with the incident. Comments (3)

Sunset Park man charged for stabbing interpreter with kitchen knife

Sunset Park: A Sunset Park man faces up to 25 years in prison for allegedly stabbing a Cantonese interpreter in the back with a kitchen knife while she visited his home last month. Comment

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