In Public Service: Eugene pushes council to do more for teens

Dr. Mathieu Eugene is the only medical doctor on the City Council. His status has led to some interesting moments at City Hall. For one thing, council colleagues come up to him all the time with their complaints about minor aches and pains, he said. … Full Article

Gentile wins Mets baseball bet against Chicago pol

Even though his team won, Councilmember Vincent Gentile is still going to send a Junior’s cheesecake to a Chicago counterpart as part of a bet over the National League Championship series between the Mets and the Cubs. It’s a condolence prize, he said. … Full Article

Donovan demands U.S. restrict funding to Palestinian Authority

The Palestinian Authority should pay a still financial penalty for the violence taking place in Israel, according to U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who is calling on the U.S. government to restrict future aid. … Full Article

Volunteers clean historic Bay Ridge wharf

A group of volunteers, including dozens of local students, conducted a cleanup of Denyse Wharf, an old, largely unused pier in Bay Ridge that they are hoping the city will turn into a marine science lab for schools. … Full Article

Bay Ridge to mark Earth Day early

Earth Day is usually celebrated on April 22, but in Bay Ridge, people aren’t waiting. Community Board Ten (Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights) is working with the Robotics Team from Xaverian High School on plans for an Earth Day event sponsored by state Sen. … Full Article

Gentile secures $200,000 for cleaner streets

The shopping strips in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst are going to be a lot cleaner now that the city is pumping in nearly $200,000 in additional funding for sanitation services, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile. … Full Article

Xaverian students make heavenly music with harps

There are people who believe that they will hear harps playing when they enter heaven. But that heavenly sound can already be heard at Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge, where there are three harp ensembles showcasing the talents of students. … Full Article

De Blasio’s Bail Lab looks to change how suspects are treated

The de Blasio administration is moving forward with a plan to revamp the system by which crime suspects are jailed while awaiting trial. … Full Article

Bishop Kearney HS welcomes new Eucharistic ministers

Seven seniors at Bishop Kearney High School have been commissioned to serve as Eucharistic ministers by the Catholic Church, a responsibility that includes distributing Holy Communion during Mass. … Full Article

Gentile bets on Mets in wager with Chicago councilmember

The Mets and the Cubs aren’t the only people in competition with each other. Elected officials are getting into the act, too. … Full Article


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