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This much is clear: Tom Allon is a fair-weather fan

Spin Cycle: Sure, he’s a Met fan, but that doesn’t mean he can’t love these Baby Bombers. Comments (1)

The federal government should finance its own med schools

I agree with Elliott Abosh that there is a desperate shortage of doctors and other medical personnel in Veterans Administration hospitals and clinics as well as in most public and private civilian hospitals and outpatient clinics. Comment

What to read this week

Books: Brooklyn booksellers give their top picks for Halloween weekend. Comment

A fright-free Halloweekend in the Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge Nights: We are keeping the frights to a minimum this weekend in the Ridge. Comment

Lady killer: ‘Macbeth’ actors swap roles in Shakespearean power couple

Theater: She dares do all that may become a man. Comment
Editor’s Picks: It’s a spook-tacular weekend, full of zombies, vampires, and costumed canines. Boo-klyn is the place to be! Comment
Parenting: This Bay Ridge baby has a future — and a past — in ballet! Comment
Bay Ridge: The three candidates running to fill the open 43rd District Council seat took on big-picture, national questions touching on immigration, discrimination, and police reform at a debate on Oct. 24, with the Democratic nominee striving to draw a stark contrast between himself and his more conservative opponents and the Republican trying to project a moderate image. Comment

What’s old is new again: Facility for Slope elders debuts facelift

Park Slope: This senior center is looking young! Comments (1)

Dead meet: Green-Wood gathering discusses death

Event: Rest in peace, death. Comment
Event: The Beatles beat the Yankees! Comment

Cut while commuting: Woman slices man with razor blade on subway, cops say

Williamsburg: Police are searching for a bruiser they claimed slashed a man after getting into an argument with him on the M train. Comments (1)
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Bandits’ big haul: Pair of thieves steal bag with $25,000 from woman’s car in W’burg

Williamsburg: Cops are on the hunt for two thieves who stole a purse stuffed with $25,000 from a woman’s car while it was parked in Williamsburg. Comments (3)
Coney Island: It was an autumnal oldie but a goodie! Comment
Standing O: Thanks to $1.9 million in funding from the Borough President and a local Councilman, Seth Low playground has undergone a major revitalization, with new athletic fields, fitness equipment and green space. Comment

These aren’t your father’s Yankees

Spin Cycle: Tom Allon is a Met fan, but that doesn’t mean he can’t love these Baby Bombers. Comment
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Film spoofs state Senate’s rogue Dems

Party Line: It’s Lulu Land up in Albany! Comment

Devastating news, followed by shopping

Fearless Living: Loving is hard, life is harder, and sometimes, we just have to persevere. Comments (2)
Digital editions: The staff was working on the paper late one night, when their eyes beheld an eerie sight. A monster from the printer began to rise and, suddenly, to the reporters’ surprise: it did the mash! The ink-stained monster mash. It was a newsroom smash that caught on in a flash. And from inside the Downtown office its voice did ring, “Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn!” Read more…
Marine Park: Ghouls, ghosts, and monsters descended on Lenape Playground for the Marine Park Halloween Fall Festival on Oct. 21, sponsored by state Sen. Marty Golden (R–Marine Park). But walking among the dead was also a lively 1960s hippy who danced her heart out all day, said the mom of 10-year-old Sara Arshavsky. Comment

Dick Dadey arrested

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Heights resident Dick Dadey turned himself into police on Tuesday. Comments (2)

Conspiracy! Some say Dadey arrest a political hit job

Party Line: Conspiracy theorists lined up on Tuesday to question if Citizens Union chief Dick Dadey, who turned himself into police for a drug possession charge, was targeted by police more for what he says than what he does. Comments (1)
Cleaning Our Waterways: I’ve covered the Gowanus Canal for nearly two years and, as someone who believes the best way to learn about any subject is by immersing myself in it, I decided to step into a canoe and literally do just that. Comments (1)
Dining: This brewery has an open-pour policy! Comments (2)
Mean Streets: They’re a new way to ride into the Sunset. Comments (32)
Event: Call it an old cause with a new effect. Comment

Freed: Cops release alleged stalker of C’Heights siblings after kids recant accusations

Crown Heights: Cops released a man suspected of stalking an 8-year-old girl and attempting to abduct her 12-year-old brother in Crown Heights after the victims recanted their story on Monday evening. Comments (6)
Marine Park: The city must crack down on an alleged zone-busting developer who has confused neighbors guessing he is constructing a giant commercial building on Avenue T that has no place in a quiet, residential neighborhood. Comment
Manhattan Beach: They can’t wait to go! Comment

Suspect arrested in deadly weekend stabbing

Brighton Beach: Police arrested a Sheepshead Bay man on Monday for fatally stabbing 18-year-old Giovanni Olivares in the torso and slashing another 21-year-old victim in the face on Brighton Beach Avenue on Oct. 21. Comment
Mean Streets: This ban is a walk in the park! Comments (21)

City: No stop sign for Stuart Street

Marine Park: They stopped the sign. Comment
Marine Park: Head honchos at a Flatbush Avenue car dealership notorious for taking up parking spots on the busy strip with its own cars for sale finally hauled them all away, shortly after this newspaper wrote about locals’ complaints — elating flabbergasted neighbors who thought they would never see the day. Comment
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High five! Five Guys Burgers opens in Georgetown

Georgetown: He’ll take fries with that! Comment

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