The Day | Villager Papers Purchased

UntitledStephen Rex Brown Yesterday at Cooper Square.

Good morning, East Village.

An executive with a background in digital technology has purchased a bundle of downtown papers that includes The Villager, the paper announced yesterday. Jennifer Goodstein, a former exec at MetLife, bought Community Media LLC, which also includes Gay City News, Downtown Express, the East Villager and Chelsea Now for an undisclosed amount. Ms. Goodsetin told The Post she has no plans to shut down any of the papers. The papers were previously owned by John Sutter, who bought them in 1999. “[I’m] delighted to have found someone like Jennifer Goodstein who understands and believes in the community newspaper space and has the digital skills, ideas and ambitions for the newspapers and their websites,” Mr. Sutter said in a statement to Crain’s. Ms. Goodstein’s husband is News Corp. Senior Vice President Les Goodstein, who runs the Community Newspaper Group. (This reporter landed his first job at The Brooklyn Paper, which is part of C.N.G.)

A jury recommended that the sergeant facing charges related to the suicide of Private Danny Chin serve 30 days behind bars. Supporters of Mr. Chin told The Times the sentence was too lenient.

P.S. 63 William McKinley was the first stop for the “Recyclarium,” a mobile lab meant to teach students the importance of recycling. Schoolbook reports that the school received the honor because it “has reduced its trash by 85 percent in two months by composting food waste.”

City Room reports that three Occupy protesters sued the city yesterday, claiming they were assaulted and their constitutional rights violated on Sept. 24. That was the fateful day that Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna was caught on camera macing protestors in the face (two of whom are plaintiffs in the suit).

The $15 brunch at newcomer Boukiés gets a shout-out from The Daily News.

Scout Willis, the daughter of Bruce and Demi, got two days community service for drinking a “Pakastani beer” in Union Square in June, DNAInfo reports.

The Daily News snapped photos of Kristen Stewart taking her dog for a walk in the East Village. The mutt, named Bear, may be the subject of a fierce custody battle with her ex-beau Robert Pattinson.