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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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Velazquez speaks about waterfront at Brooklyn Heights meeting Monday

Brooklyn Heights
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

Red Hook
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

Brooklyn Heights
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

Downtown
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

Greenpoint
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

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

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