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Salvation Army red kettle donation drive falling short

The Salvation Amy in Bay Ridge, which has helped thousands of people get back on their feet over the years, is asking for help itself these days. … Full Article

Longtime residents reflect on their time in Brooklyn Heights

Linda and Henry Cateura have lived in the same house on Willow Street since 1966. Around the corner, Ann Walker Gaffney and her late husband, Richard, moved into their Hicks Street brownstone that same year.  … Full Article

Carolers sing about transparency at Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. headquarters

More than a dozen Build Up NYC activists, led by Santa Claus, arrived at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s office Wednesday morning to sing their own rendition of “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas.” … Full Article

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

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