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Fear not to question ‘why?’

Fearless Living: This week, our Fearless columnist ponders what happens if we stop asking questions. Comment
Standing O: The new center at Maimonides Cancer Center is the borough’s only full-service prostate center. Comment

Kingsborough Community College honored in national prize competition

Standing O: Three cheers for the school, which was recognized as one of the top community colleges in the nation by a non-profit think tank on April 2. Comment

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy elects Chris Coffey as new board chair

Standing O: The Cobble Hill resident joined the conservancy in 2013, and served as vice chair and chair of its development committee. Comment

High-rises and traffic the new norm in Brooklyn

Speak Out: Our readers sound off on Brooklyn’s rise in developments and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comment

How the state budget could potentially harm city dwellers

The Right View: This week, our columnist writes about the potentially negative impacts of recently passed state budget. Comment

Promenade destruction will hurt community

Speak Out: Our readers sound off on the future of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comment

Leaving room for our neighbor’s trangressions

Fearless Living: This week, our Fearless columnist tries examines how one can benefit by radiating positivity when it comes to dealing with people around you. Comment

Promenade destruction will hurt community

Speak Out: Our readers sound off on the changing landscape of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comment

Congestion tolls are the price of progress

Editorial: For more than a decade now, the movement to institute congestion pricing in New York City has been proposed, debated, and ultimately killed over and over again. But this time, it appears that the controversial proposal is finally going to become a reality. Comments (4)
Standing O: Lidiya Gerinshteyn celebrated her centennial with family and friends at King David Adult Day Care Center on March 21. Comment

Teaming up for the kids

Teaming up for the kids

Standing O: A big cheer for Dime Community Bank, which presented kids’ non-for-profit St. Nicholas Alliance with big bucks to help fund its summer program. Comment
Standing O: Baseball star and cancer survivor Daryl Strawberry spoke about the importance of cancer screenings at Brooklyn Hospital Center. Comment

DA’s Justice 2020 plan calls for reform, but at what cost?

The Right View: This week, our columnist writes about the potentially negative impacts of the district attorney’s new plan to steer many lawbreakers away from prison, and toward so-called non-jail resolutions. Comments (3)

Kings Highway, once spry, is now dry

Speak Out: Our readers weighed in on the changing face of the Southern Brooklyn commercial strip, and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (3)
Standing O: Two Kings County justices traded their gavels for guitars during a special St. Patrick’s Day performance at a Canarsie senior center. Comment
Standing O: Local jurists hosted members of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority for a question-and-answer session. Comment
Standing O: An information session sponsored by Maimonides Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Institute showcased the signs and symptoms of women’s heart disease. Comment

Forging new connections with some long-time neighbors

Fearless Living: This week, our Fearless columnist tries to break the bubble she sometimes finds herself in, by attempting to build new relationships with residents and volunteers at a local homeless shelter. Comment

Climate conversation keeps on going

Speak Out: Our readers shared additional fears about what will happen if pols wait to act on climate change, and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comment
Standing O: The event promoted a healthy lifestyle among people of color. Comment

Judges train legal eagles in jury-selection process

Standing O: Local justices explained the ins and outs of jury selection during a seminar at the Brooklyn Bar Association’s Remsen Street headquarters. Comment
Standing O: Jerry Allred, one of the founding members of the Brooklyn Pride Parade, will be honored at this year’s Gay City News Impact Awards. Comment

Making sense of the 2020 Census

Op-Ed: The future of Brooklyn and its four neighboring boroughs depends on the looming federal survey, writes the official recently named director of the census in New York City, who answers six commonly asked questions about the national head count. Comments (9)

Every person deserves dignity in their last days

The Right View: This week, our columnist checks his aunt into a local hospice facility, where the “extraordinary” service makes him wonder why all health-care facilities aren’t held to such humane standards. Comments (4)
Checkin’ in with: The president of St. Francis College is amid a massive effort to put his Brooklyn Heights campus on the world map, in order to build a diverse student body and academic relationships across the globe that he says will define the 160-year-old institution’s next century of higher education. We recently sat down with Dr. Miguel Martinez-Saenz to discuss his work on and off campus. Comments (2)

There’s snow reason not to follow shoveling laws

Speak Out: Readers weighed in on topics including the need for residents to keep sidewalks clean following snowstorms, the latest call to bifrucate R train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (16)
Standing O: Executives at Macy’s Fulton Mall location partnered with a charity founded by the late actress to present checks totalling $70,000 to organizations dedicated to combating HIV and AIDS. Comment

Legal eagles honor trailblazing judge

Standing O: The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association celebrated retired Justice Yvonne Lewis for her decades of service to the judiciary. Comment

Roll out the welcome mat for Sunset Park hospital’s new doctor

Standing O: Dr. Sam Serouya, a gastroenterologist, recently joined the medical staff at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn. Comment

How close is too close?

Fearless Living: This week, our columnist ruminates on the boundaries — or lack thereof — in her relationships, with a little help from Bob Marley, and a sign greeting Brooklyn-bound drivers on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Comment

Readers: Pols need to fight climate change now

Speak Out: Several readers wrote in to demand local leaders take immediate action to address climate change, and shared more thoughts in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (21)

Offering insight: Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association invites finance gurus to address fiscal concerns unique to females

Standing O: Financial advisers hosted a special seminar for female legal eagles with the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association. Comments (2)

Brian Gewirtz Memorial Foundation’s annual luncheon offers a gift that keeps giving

Standing O: The do-good group — which honors the life of a late Brooklynite by donating to the organizations he loved — will host its annual fund-raiser on June 1. Comment
Standing O: Play and Say offers speech, occupational, and physical therapies for youngsters at new Third Avenue location. Comment

A closer look at the leadership shakeups within local, state red parties

The Right View: The game of musical chairs among leadership of one powerful red party in local politics recently ended — just as a similar shuffle is reportedly beginning within another group of borough politicos. Comments (4)

Readers: Mayor’s trolley project will crash, burn

Speak Out: Our readers shared their thoughts on the news that the city tapped an environmental engineer to study Hizzoner’s beloved streetcar scheme, and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (8)

Endangering the funding of our future

Op-Ed: Neighborhood Advisory Boards, 12-member panels that help funnel federal funding to projects in disadvantaged areas, face extinction if a new generation of Brooklynites do not volunteer to staff them, writes the borough president. Comments (3)

Judges share expert advice on appellate process with up-and-coming lawyers

Standing O: The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association hosted a panel of justices who gave law students a glimpse into the appellate process. Comment
Standing O: Dr. Clare Dean is the newest physician at ENT and Allergy Associates. Comment

Two NYU Langone-Brooklyn doctors promoted

Standing O: Dr. Ian Wittman and Dr. Reed Caldwell assumed new posts at the Sunset Park medical facility. Comment

Learning to act natural in nature

Fearless Living: A trip to the wilds of Jamaica puts our columnist face to face with one of her biggest fears. Comments (1)

Coney ferry news creates waves among readers

Speak Out: Our readers shared their thoughts on the city’s proposed location for its recently announced Coney Island ferry stop and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (6)

Kings County court delivers speedy justice

Standing O: Three cheers for the judges assigned to the Civil Term of Kings County Supreme Court, who last year completed more jury trials and decided more non-jury cases than jurists in any outher county in New York State. Comments (2)

Pratt Institute leader steps into new role

Standing O: The university’s former interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement, James Kempster, will lead a newly created communications and marketing team. Comment

Brookdale Hospital donates tablets to Brownsville students

Standing O: The Samsung tablets will allow the PS 284 kids to program and control Lego automatons as part of a robotics curriculum. Comment

Dems’ immigration rhetoric prioritizes politics over safety

The Right View: Democrats’ outrage over the possible deportation of an undocumented delivery man arrested at Fort Hamilton, and silence after a reported illegal immigrant and gang member allegedly shot a man to death on a city subway platform, proves they prioritize the politics of immigration above else, according to our columnist. Comments (14)
Checkin’ in with: St. Joseph’s College President Dr. Donald Boomgaarden is so committed to his students’ success that he now teaches some pupils himself, in a folk-music class he debuted last fall. The educator sat down with us to discuss his time atop the university, and the plans he is orchestrating to lead it into the future. Comments (2)

Consider open-shop construction in Brooklyn

Speak Out: Our readers expressed a need for a less restrictive local construction industry, and shared thoughts on more issues in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (4)
Standing O: Small-business owner Ryan Powers, who created an indoor miniature-golf course and escape room in Red Hook, gave tips to other aspiring moguls during an event at Dime Community Bank in Bensonhurst. Comment

Legal eagles talk about Me Too movement in the workplace

Standing O: Attorneys and law students spoke about sexual harassment and assault during a class on ethics and diversity hosted by the Brooklyn Bar Association. Comment
Standing O: Three tech-savvy 10 year olds fought for the regional title in the Brooklyn Robotics League Southeast Semi-Final Competition. Comment

Every adult needs a night out

Fearless Living: Hitting the town after dark isn’t just for kids, argues our columnist, who writes of the uknown joys — and personal growth — that can be found by spending the late hours in the company of unfamiliar revelers. Comment

Checkin’ in with ... Kingsborough Community College President Dr. Claudia Schrader

Checkin’ in with: Kingsborough Community College President Dr. Claudia Schrader just kicked off her second semester atop the school, after taking over as its chief educator last September. Comments (1)

Words to help heal a community

Speak Out: Our readers submit their thoughts and words of comfort on the heels of three gruesome killings in Sheepshead Bay and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comment
Standing O: Our sister publication recognized two Kings County educators for dedicating their lives to the enrichment of local youngsters. Comment

The GOP’s road to ousting Rose

The Right View: Our Courier columnist weighs in on the pool of Republican candidates already jockeying to run against newly elected Democratic Rep. Max Rose, and why anyone seriously considering the Rock-to-Ridge congressional seat must run a solid campaign in Kings County. Comments (36)
Checkin’ in with: The 61st Precinct’s top cop sat down with us to discuss how he kept crime in his area down overall last year, his command’s response to the recent deadly hammer attack at a Sheepshead Bay restaurant, and more in an exclusive interview. Comments (23)

Coney Islanders mixed on Trader Joe’s for nabe

Speak Out: Our readers weighed in on a controversial petition to bring an outpost of inexpensive grocer Trader Joe’s to Coney Island, and more in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Comments (3)
Standing O: Legal eagles led a matrimonial-mediation course to facilitate more peaceful divorce proceedings for Brooklynites. Comment

Leader of Bay Ridge special-needs organization retires

Standing O: Paul Cassone, the executive director and chief executive officer of the Guild for Exceptional Children, retired after more than four decades of tireless work. Comment
Standing O: Leaders of the Downtown center celebrated the grand opening of its new Livingston Street space on Jan. 15. Comment

Jamming with prison musicians taught me to trust myself — and others

Fearless Living: Our columnist discovers the freedom that can be found from throwing oneself into music during an at-home jam session with local musicians that play with inmates at area prisons. Comments (6)
Standing O: Borough President Adams honored a group of big-hearted locals as his latest “Heroes of the Month” during a recent ceremony at Borough Hall. Comment
Standing O: Pupils from Cobble Hill’s Digital Art and Cinema Technology High School won big in Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow contest. Comment
Standing O: The James Madison High School student took home the grand prize for her essay about Cuban singer Celia Cruz. Comment

A case for vacationing in gun country

Fearless Living: Our columnist visits the swamps of Louisana, where the strangers she takes the time to get to know reveal some unexpected ties that bind her normal life Brooklyn with that on the bayou. Comments (3)

Barbadian-born Justice Sylvia Hinds-Radix honored with Diversity Trailblazer Award

Standing O: The New York State Bar Association will honor Barbadian-born Justice Sylvia Hinds-Radix for her promotion of equality and diversity in the workplace. Comment
Standing O: Brooklyn-born-and-bred attorney Michele Mirman is the newest member of the board. Comment

Greenpoint Y honors local ‘superheroes’ at awards dinner

Standing O: The honorees expemlify what it means to give back, according to leaders of the Greenpoint Y. Comment

DeBlasio’s problem with addiction

The Right View: Our columnist argues that in the mayor’s ongoing quest to make New York the fairest big city in America, he has become one of the biggest enablers of drug addicts in Brooklyn and beyond. Comments (1)

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