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BACKGROUNDER: Pope Benedict XVI is 3rd Pontiff in history to resign

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
 

EXCLUSIVE EAGLE INTERVIEW: Brooklyn’s Bishop DiMarzio reflects on Pope Benedict’s legacy

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.
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Velazquez speaks about waterfront at Brooklyn Heights meeting Monday

The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) says it expects a "lively" Q & A session Monday night folowing the annual meeting's keynote presentation by U.S. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Red Hook writer's 'The Petraeus Files' spoofs recent scandal

This past November, Gen. David Petraeus resigned from his position as director of the CIA when his affair with Paula Broadwell, his biographer, was discovered and became the center of extensive media attention. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn law school shows commitment to public interest

It is always good for law schools to provide support for students to do public interest work. … Full Article
 

New York Law School launches new public service scholarship program

New York Law School (NYLS) Dean Anthony W. Crowell announced the creation of a new scholarship opportunity for members of New York City uniformed services and other dedicated public servants.  … Full Article
 
 

Pope to resign Feb. 28, says he's too infirm

VATICAN CITY— Pope Benedict XVI said Monday he lacks the strength to fulfill his duties and on Feb. 28 will become the first pontiff in 600 years to resign. The announcement sets the stage for a conclave in March to elect a new leader for world's 1 billion Catholics. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn group pushes for smoke-free apartments

First, cities across the U.S. cracked down on smoking in offices and office buildings. … Full Article
 

Teacher's aide pleads guilty to child porn

On Friday, Taleek Brooks, a former teacher’s aide at a public elementary school in Brooklyn, pleaded guilty to producing child pornography and distributing child pornography.  … Full Article
 

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