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Breast cancer survival rates soar

Breast Cancer Awareness: Over the last 25 years or so, 322,000 lives have been saved from breast cancer. Comment

Determining breast-cancer stage

Breast Cancer Awareness: Determining breast-cancer stage is a complex process, but one that can help doctors develop the most effective course of treatment. Comment

Explaining metastatic cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness: Cancer that spreads to distant parts of the body is known as metastatic cancer and is often referred to as “stage IV cancer.” Comment

Three potential side effects of breast cancer treatments

Breast Cancer Awareness: When discussing treatments with their physicians, breast-cancer patients should ask questions about potential short- and long-term side effects, which can include fatigue, Lymphedema, and infertility. Comment

Menopause and breast-cancer risk

Breast Cancer Awareness: Menopause itself is not a risk for breast or other cancers, but some symptom treatments and other factors can increase the risk for cancer among menopausal women. Comment

How to juggle work and breast-cancer treatment

Breast Cancer Awareness: Patients who want to continue working while receiving treatment for breast cancer can heed the following tips to overcome any cognitive effects of treatment so they can continue to perform their jobs. Comment

Regrowing and caring for hair after chemotherapy

Breast Cancer Awareness: Understanding what to expect and what one can do to facilitate the regrowth of hair can help breast-cancer patients better handle what lies ahead. Comment

What to expect before and after mastectomy surgery

Breast Cancer Awareness: The process of recovering is different for everyone, and not all mastectomies are the same, but this guide provides a general idea of what patients can expect before and after mastectomy surgery. Comment

Drinking alcohol can increase breast-cancer risk

Breast Cancer Awareness: Many people unwind with a glass of wine or a cocktail after a stressful day, and some research suggests that mild to moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages can have various health advantages — but not when it comes to breast cancer, some studies show. Comment

Striding the Boardwalk against breast cancer: Group returns to Coney for annual walk

Breast Cancer Awareness: The American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Brooklyn Walk edition, will take to the iconic Coney Island beachfront on Sunday, continuing a 16-year tradition of uniting supporters and survivors. Comment
Bay Ridge: At Coney Island Hospital, ground zero in the battle against breast cancer is on the fifth floor, in the new Womens Health Imaging Center. Comments (1)
Art: She’s throwing a pit-y party! Comment
Breast Cancer Awareness: This educator has an important lesson for all women — and men. Comments (1)

Wishing for a Brooklyn not so tall, or congested

I wholeheartedly, and sadly, agree with Rocco Vanasco and Barry Brothers, whose letters, “Don’t Overbuild” and “New York Squeeze” appeared in the October 5-11 issue of the Bay News. New construction is destroying Brooklyn! Comment

The King lives in this new play about Elvis

Rhymes with Crazy: Maybe the National Enquirer was right all along. Comment
Editor’s Picks: This week we’ve got a concert of crooners, a horrifying haircut, something called the House of the Hatter, and much more! Brooklyn is the place to be! Comment

Writing ‘Mr. Nice Guy’: Married authors create a romantic comedy

Books: This “Nice Guy” was finished together! Comment
Breast Cancer Awareness: These days, to find a potentially cancerous breast tumor, surgeons at Bellevue Hospital Center simply “Scout” it out. Comment

The pink paper is here!

Why We’re Pink

Breast Cancer Awareness: Are you impressed with our beautiful pink cover recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness month? I hope so, and I do hope you stop and read the pages that give you — both men and women — information that can save your life. Comment
Digital editions: Once again, the Paper is trading its traditional blue for a pretty pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month this October. Read more about why we continue the beloved annual tradition in the above note from our president and publisher, and don’t forget to pick up a print edition of the special issue when it hits stands on Friday. Keep hustlin’, Brooklyn! Read more…
Standing O: State Sen. Kevin Parker hosted this year’s Black College Expo on Sept. 29. Comment

All that jazz: Week-long music fest kicks off on Saturday

Music: These bands will blow you away! Comment
Theater: He’s opened up about being locked up. Comment

Republicans found ‘non-partisan’ club

Party Line: Five local veteran politicos are teaming up to start a so-called nonpartisan club as a way to take the divisiveness out of politics, and instead reach across the aisle to get more done in the neighborhood, according to one of the club’s founders. Comment

It’s time to fix New York City’s street vendor problem

The Right View: Our columnist says mom-and-pop stores are adversely affected by street vendors run rampant in the city. Comment
Gravesend: They’re finally taking out the trash. Comment

Brain food: New Navy Yard ‘steam’ school will feature culinary education

Fort Greene: A new learning hub set to open soon in the Brooklyn Navy Yard will churn out the borough’s next generation of scientists, mathematicians, engineers, artists — and chefs, its principal revealed on Wednesday. Comments (3)

Pay day at ‘Quay’: $20M sale in the works at Bridge Park tower poised to set record in boro

Bridge ‘Park’: A buyer is in contract to purchase a penthouse unit inside the luxury condo tower going up at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park for more than $20 million — which would be the highest price ever paid for a piece of Kings County residential real estate — according to a building rep. Comments (2)

Self-styled ‘spiritual leader’ indicted for rape of two women

Crime: An East Flatbush man and self-proclaimed spiritual leader has been charged with raping two women after drugging them during religious ceremonies. Comment

End of the ‘Q’: PLG blog goes dark after as founder faces allegations of racism

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: A Prospect-Lefferts Gardens blogger swore to never again cover the neighborhood he wrote about for nearly a decade, or any surrounding areas, after a firebrand local anti-gentrification activist threatened to publicly denounce him as a racist for posting defamatory allegations about her on his website, “Q at Parkside.” Comments (22)
Nightlife: Brooklyn will be dual-wielding! Comments (1)

Tour the town: Visit these Brooklyn spots for Open House Weekend

Event: It’s open season! Comment
Bay Ridge: They want their voices heard. Comment
Downtown: State transit bigwigs recently opened a new elevator-equipped entrance to Downtown’s Hoyt-Schermerhorn station, improving the commutes of wheelchair-bound and stroller-pushing locals looking to catch a ride, a straphanger outside the hub told this newspaper. Comments (2)

On Brownstoner: Where is the new library officials promised to build in Fort Greene?

Fort Greene: An Apple Store and Whole Foods outpost have opened at the bottom of developer Two Trees Management’s 300 Ashland tower on Ashland Place and Lafayette Avenue, but other commercial spaces — including a new Brooklyn Public Library location — show no signs of life. Click to read what our sister website, Brownstoner, found out about the long-awaited projects. Read more…

A woman told police she was raped. Cops, citing grainy video, disagreed.

Williamsburg: A woman told police that a man raped her on a Williamsburg street in the early morning on Oct. 4, but cops aren’t taking her word for it, and instead cited dark and grainy surveillance footage as evidence that she was a victim of attempted rape, according to officers and the public report they circulated following the incident. Comments (6)
Marine Park: Police have arrested two people in connection to a violent home invasion that happened on Monday morning in Marine Park. Comment
Event: They took to the streets with pride. Comment

Feds drop deportation case against pizza delivery man detained at Fort Hamilton

Fort Hamilton: The Feds dropped their case to deport undocumented immigrant and former pizza delivery man Pablo Villavicencio on Oct. 5, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York confirmed. Comments (12)
Awesome: Thousands of basketball fans flocked to Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday to watch Brooklyn Nets stars hit the court during an open practice at the green space. Comment

Bullets fly in Bushwick: Man turns himself in after cops name him as suspect in ex’s fatal shooting

Bushwick: A man turned himself in to police on Monday less than an hour after officers announced they suspected he fatally gunned down his ex-girlfriend on a Bushwick street the night before. Comments (2)
Wild Brooklyn: If you see a raccon acting like a zombie in Prospect Park, go the other way. Comments (1)
Brooklyn Heights: Councilman Stephen Levin said had the BQE been fixed before Brooklyn Bridge Park was built, the roadway could easily have been diverted, and the Brooklyn Heights Association agreed. Comments (12)
Fort Hamilton: Brooklyn’s lone Republican state senator wants term limits on state pols — but not for him. Comments (1)

Final curtain: Shore Theater will re-open as hotel and spa — not entertainment venue

Bay Ridge: They’re bringing down the curtain on the Shore Theater. Comments (3)

Bridge suspension: Marine Parkway–Gil Hodges span to close on weeknights for three weeks

Marine Park: The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial bridge will be closed to traffic in both directions during weekday overnight hours beginning on the Monday Oct. 8 and running through Saturday morning on Oct. 27, due to necessary upgrade work on the bridge’s lift mechanism, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Comment

Word on the street! Giant greeting now outside BK Museum

Art: Oy, you can say that again! Comment

Downtown groups win $10 million to help connect neighborhood

Downtown plan: America’s Downtown just got a cash influx. Comments (5)
Greenwood Heights: Five developers callously exposed workers to the carcinogenic fibers of asbestos at four buildings in Greenwood Heights in a bid to line their pockets, Kings County’s top prosecutor said during an argument on Wednesday. Comments (2)
Brooklyn Heights: It was a gala of a good time! Comment

See ya tow-morrow! Navy Yard leaders want to get rid of NYPD tow pound

Fort Greene: They’re looking to shed a tow pound! Comments (9)

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