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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
 
 

Inmate Mentally Fit for Death Penalty Sentencing

An inmate convicted in one of New York's most notorious police killings — and more recently accused of getting a prison guard pregnant — was declared mentally fit on Thursday for a death penalty proceeding. … Full Article
 

Parker, Spurs dominate 2nd half in 111-86 rout of Nets

Tony Parker has been so outstanding lately that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich called it "beyond an All-Star level." Does that mean All-NBA? Maybe even MVP? … Full Article
 

Thousands rally in Downtown Brooklyn for striking school bus drivers

Well over a thousand striking school bus drivers, matrons and their supporters poured into Cadman Plaza Park in Brooklyn Heights on Sunday afternoon to rally and march over the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall. … Full Article
 

Striking school bus drivers march over Brooklyn Bridge

Thousands of striking school bus drivers and their supporters staged a protest Sunday, calling New York's mayor "heartless" a day before the city opens competitive bidding for new contracts. … Full Article
 

PRO BONO BARRISTER: Sen. Schumer makes history, visits Bay Ridge, makes more history

Sen. Chuck Schumer starred at President Barack Obama's Inaugural where he deftly performed as master of ceremonies and a few days later stopped off at the Bay Ridge Manor for the Bay Ridge Community Council's Presidents Luncheon. … Full Article
 

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