Spitzer still the gov -- for now, Troy enforces code violations against "Virtual Jihadi" gallery, Albany Marines headed to Iraq, firemen remove man from tree, Schenectady cop takes time on the job to take in bowling

Will Eliot Spitzer resign today? Yes... or, at least, maybe. [TU] [NYT]

The City of Troy has shut down public gatherings at the gallery that was showing Wafaa Bilal's "Virtual Jihadi" for code violations. The exhibition drew protests Monday -- and they were led by the city's public works commissioner, who also happens to be in charge of code enforcement. The gallery had been previously cited for violations, but the director of the gallery says the city is censoring the work. And he says the original code violations came after the gallery showed a film that was critical of the mayor's policies. [TU] [Troy Record] [Daily Gazette]

The Marine reserve unit based in Albany will be going to Iraq later this year. [TU]

The Schenectady fire department was called last night to remove a man from a tree alongside I-890. [Daily Gazette]

Malta is looking at plans to concentrate its new development into a walkable downtown. [Daily Gazette]

A Schenectady cop was caught watching his son bowl in Scotia while he was supposed to be on patrol. "No, that's not acceptable," mayor Brian Stratton told the Gazette with a sigh. [Daily Gazette]

Comments

The police officer sounds like a real winner:

When the boy missed a strike, Disbrow hugged him and tried to buck him up.

"You still won. That's all that matters," he said.

Way to go.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

A look inside The Shop in Troy

This Friday marks the grand opening for The Shop, a new restaurant and bar in downtown Troy. It's the third commercial space to open at... (more)

Pizzaween

Pizza fact of the day: We've heard a few times that Halloween is one of the busiest days of the year for pizza shops. How... (more)

NANOvember 2014

The entity now known as the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is taking over the month of... (more)

Campaign Yard Sign Design Election 2014, Part I

Election Day is next Tuesday, and that means campaign yard sign season is at its peak. Front lawns, street medians, parking lots, and many other... (more)

Morning Blend

The fugitive arrested in Hudson Falls on Tuesday had jumped bail and escaped from house arrest where he was awaiting trial on rape charges. Police... (more)

Recent Comments

... as somebody who is interested in developing downtown and possibly starting a business there, but isn't Columbia development, what message do those tax breaks send to me? The smaller players who will do the type of infill, mixed use development that we really need get discouraged when they see that only the big guys get any support from the city and that the playing field is tilted against them ...

A young, active church congregation?

...has 7 comments, most recently from Jin

A look inside The Shop in Troy

...has 6 comments, most recently from mg

CDTA now offering realtime bus info

...has 7 comments, most recently from Otis Maxwell

Impact Downtown Albany's vision of what the city's downtown could be

...has 9 comments, most recently from Jay

Chicken parm at D'Raymonds

...has 6 comments, most recently from Julie