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Conservative leader says minimum wage doesn’t add up

The state’s new minimum wage law, signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday, will create enormous problems for business owners and will wind up hurting low-wage workers rather than helping them, according to New York State Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long. … Full Article
 

Gentile reads aloud to pre-k children

Councilmember Vincent Gentile met some of his youngest constituents — 4-year-olds — when he visited a pre-K program in Bensonhurst on April 1. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge man gets new flag to honor army veteran dad

Tom Joyce was beside himself when the American flag that had draped his father Patrick’s casket was destroyed in a car fire. Patrick C. Joyce had served in the U.S. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn baby shower for domestic violence victims generates hundreds of gifts

The 68th Precinct station house resembled Babies “R” Us on Saturday with hundreds of blankets, diapers, bottles, booties, onesies, toys and stuffed animals filling up the first floor muster room. … Full Article
 

Xaverian welcomes incoming co-ed freshman class

The incoming freshmen who showed up for Xaverian High School’s recent Orientation Day were like no other group of newcomers in the school’s history. The group of 325 students who will be attending Xaverian in the fall includes more than 120 young women. … Full Article
 

In Public Service: Golden says GOP should be big tent party

State Sen. Marty Golden is the son of Irish immigrants and is the oldest in a family of eight children. Together, these two factors not only played an important role in his life, but also determined his outlook on life. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge to host baby shower benefitting domestic violence victims

In an event organizers are calling the “Mother of All Baby Showers,” 100 of Bay Ridge’s local female leaders will gather at the 68th Precinct on Saturday to lend a helping hand to victims of domestic violence by donating blankets, bottles, bibs, stuffed animals and other items that new moth … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge GOPer impressed by Kasich at town hall

Bay Ridge resident John Quaglione had already been leaning toward supporting John Kasich for president before he attended a televised town hall the Ohio governor held on Wednesday. But he was even more impressed with Kasich after the meeting. … Full Article
 

St. Patrick students make their own Easter hats

Hats off to creativity! Students at St. Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge celebrated Easter by making their own bonnets and participating in an Easter Hat Parade in the school auditorium. … Full Article
 

Leaders form Bensonhurst Alliance to foster cultural ties

The ugly reaction on social media to news that an Asian-American company had purchased the former Waldbaum’s supermarket on New Utrecht Avenue spurred Bensonhurst leaders into action and led to the formation of a new group aimed at building ties between cultures. … Full Article
 

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