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Obama wants expanded access to pre-school

Park Slope
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
 

Two Brooklyn firehouses named as landmarks

Windsor Terrace
Two Brooklyn firehouses, both of which are still in active use by the FDNY, are among five that were designated Tuesday as city landmarks by the Landmarks Preservation Commission … Full Article
 

HORROR in Brooklyn Heights: Velazquez calls double whammy death of LICH, closing of libraries, 'SCARY'

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
 

Fatal accident kills woman at Utica Ave. Subway station

Crown Heights
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
 

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Worldly writer Nell Freudenberger calls Brooklyn home

Fort Greene
Acclaimed author Nell Freudenberger is a Brooklynite, living with her family in Park Slope, but she is certainly no stranger to territories abroad. … Full Article
 

BLS Panel explores immigration and its effects on entrepreneurship

Downtown
Brooklyn Law School's BLIP (Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy) Clinic teamed up with the New York Legal Hackers to bring a panel discussion at the intersection of law, technology an … Full Article
 
 

Quinn calls for development of Sunset Park waterfront

Sunset Park
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
 

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

Carroll Gardens
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

Fort Greene
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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