President Barack Obama wants all 50 states to provide pre-kindergarten schools for 4-year-olds, a plan that the White House says will result in better prepared students and ultimately a more educated workforce. … Full Article
Rep. Nydia Velazquez told the Brooklyn Heights Association's 103rd annual meeting on Monday that the planned closings of both Long Island College Hospital (LICH) and the Brooklyn Heights public library branch were "scary." … Full Article
Authorities say a woman has been killed by a subway train in Brooklyn. MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz says the victim may have become ill before falling.
She was hit around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday by the No. 3 train at Utica Avenue. … Full Article
The Sunset Park waterfront would undergo a re-development similar to the renaissance of the Brooklyn Navy Yard under a plan Council Speaker Christine Quinn outlined in her State of the City Address on Feb.11. … Full Article
While Pope Benedict XVI is the first pontiff to resign in many centuries; news reports have conflicted on which pope(s) resigned first. The Associated Press was among some that reported that the last pope to resign was Gregory XII, in the fifteenth century. … Full Article
Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation on Monday stunned Brooklyn’s Roman Catholics. The Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, reflected on the Pope’s visit to New York City five years ago, and on his legacy. … Full Article