Troy City Hall to be knocked down, Bruno says Spitzer was "nuts," something may be rotten at Colonie's dump, local unemployment rate up

A $6 million slab of Bruno bacon, probably the last of his pork, will be put towards a project that includes the demolition of Troy City Hall. A riverfront park and underground parking garage are slated for its place. There doesn't appear to be a solid plan for where the new city hall will go, but Harry Tutunjian and the city council -- who have been fighting over this for months -- are vowing to work together on the relocation. [TU] [Troy Record]

Joe Bruno will officially resign from his state Senate seat at midnight tonight. In an exit interview of sorts with the Troy Record, Bruno says he'll miss the power that comes with being one of the The Three Men in the Room. He also says that he "knew there was something wrong with" Eliot Spitzer after their first meeting, describing the former gov as "certifiably nuts." [Troy Record]

The Town of Colonie, the state DEC and the AG's office are investigating whether a trash hauler defrauded the town landfill of $15 million in revenue. The company has been accused of working with landfill employees to systematically underreport the amount of garbage it's been dumping. In May, a former employee reportedly complained that they had been fired for not going along with the alleged scheme. [Daily Gazette] [Troy Record]

The candidates for the 21st Congressional District (McNulty's seat) got together last night to talk about their positions on a range of topics. "Change" was apparently a popular topic. [Daily Gazette] [Daily Gazette]

The head of AMD, the company talking about building a massive chip fab plant at Luther Forest, stepped down yesterday. Hector Ruiz had been under pressure after the company reported losing more than $1 billion last quarter. The new CEO is reportedly a star engineer who's respected on Wall Street. AMD has still not officially committed to the Luther Forest project. [TU] [NYT]

The Capital Region unemployment rate hit 4.9 percent last month, that's a full point higher than the same period last year. [TU]

Don't you just hate it when your star artist neighbor won't quit bugging you about that 90 acre parcel of land in Rensselaerville until you sell it to him? [TU]

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

Today's moment of summer

Maybe the best blue sky of the summer. And then, ahead of the sunset, some wonderfully wispy clouds.... (more)

Scanning the 2014 proposed Capital Region Economic Development Council priority projects

The Capital Region Economic Development Council recently released its list of proposed priority projects for 2014. These are the projects the council will be suggesting... (more)

Eateries that allow or accomodate dogs?

M emails: I am wondering if there is a casual eatery around where dogs are at least allowed, but I hope they are welcome. This... (more)

Pulled Pork Sandwich from Stockyard Bar-B-Q

Pulled pork is probably my favorite barbecue offering. Barbecued chicken or ribs were never something I got particularly excited about, though I am a fan... (more)

World on a string

Fun: Here's a clip of Andrew Maider, a 16 year old from Clifton Park, competing at the World YoYo Contest in Prague earlier this... (more)

Recent Comments

As someone who was a "serious" cyclist long before cycling was cool, I have to say accommodating bikes on the road is only part of the equation. Incentives to employers and businesses to accommodate the cycling public are greatly needed as well. At least secure places to stow a bike, and at best a place for cyclists to change once at work would go a long way. ...

Fort Nassau

...has 3 comments, most recently from Lu

Pulled Pork Sandwich from Stockyard Bar-B-Q

...has 1 comment, most recently from jules

Eateries that allow or accomodate dogs?

...has 6 comments, most recently from J

Wellington annex implosion road closures

...has 19 comments, most recently from Eric

A good real estate agent for Center Square?

...has 20 comments, most recently from CB