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Historic exhibition of St. Francis of Assisi manuscripts coming to Brooklyn Borough Hall

Historic 12th and 13th century manuscripts relating to St. Francis of Assisi are going on display starting Dec. 17 at Brooklyn Borough Hall, Borough President Eric Adams announced on Wednesday. … Full Article

Jay-Z, other rappers urge Cuomo to reform justice system

Hip-hop moguls Jay-Z and Russell Simmons and rapper-actor Common on Wednesday pressed for changes to the state's criminal justice system amid protests over the killings of unarmed black people by white police officers who weren't criminally charged. … Full Article

Joan Rivers' will leaves money for Brooklyn charity, other organizations

Joan Rivers' left her daughter, Melissa, in charge of her fortune and left money for some of her favorite charities, including Brooklyn-based food pantry God's Love We Deliver, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Jewish Home and Hospital Foundation in Manhattan. … Full Article

SUNY Downstate students join nationwide ‘die-in’

More than 30 SUNY Downstate medical students on Wednesday participated in a 45-minute ‘die-in’ demonstration at the SUNY Downstate Health Science Education Building in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Three honored with Purple Hearts at Brooklyn Federal Courthouse

Two United States Marshals and a member of the NYPD were presented with the U.S. … Full Article

SUNY Downstate students join nationwide ‘die-in’

More than 30 SUNY Downstate medical students on Wednesday participated in a 45-minute ‘die-in’ demonstration at the SUNY Downstate Health Science Education Building in Brooklyn. Students at dozens of medical schools across the country participated in similar protests on Wednesday. … Full Article

NYC approves plans to replace payphones with free Wi-Fi hotspots

A city committee approved on Wednesday a 12-year contract which would replace New York City’s sidewalk payphones with free Wi-Fi hot spots. The city’s Franchise and Concession Review Committee unanimously approved the proposal to install the sleek aluminum Wi-Fi kiosks across the city. … Full Article

Wednesday Dec. 10: Our World In Pictures

NEW YORK CITY — 87 Humpback Sightings Near City in 2014: In this June 2014 photo provided by Gotham Whale, a humpback whale breaks through the surface of the Atlantic Ocean just off a beach on the Rockaway peninsula near New York City. … Full Article

Tourist gets community service for scaling Brooklyn Bridge

A French tourist will have to spend 240 hours cleaning a Manhattan jail for scaling the Brooklyn Bridge to take photos. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s 41st district remembers Pearl Harbor

Veterans of the 41st city council district and beyond were honored by Councilmember Darlene Mealy at the sixth annual Intergenerational Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Tuesday afternoon at the Christopher Blenman Senior Center. Features of the program included the FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and D … Full Article

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