CEO Bruno, legislator uses "judo hold" on tenant, commissioner says Schenectady cops need their gas guzzlers

Today's the opening day at The Track. Bring an umbrella.

Papa Joe's got a brand new bag. As expected, Joe Bruno has taken a job with CMA Consulting, an IT company. He'll be the CEO of the company. CMA has done millions of dollars of business with New York State over the last few years -- and watchdogs are saying Bruno should get "ethical guidance" from the Commission on Public Integrity. But Bruno says his goal at CMA is to expand the business and doesn't plan to focus on drumming up new contracts from the state. [TU] [Daily Gazette] [NYT]

Brian Scavo, the Albany County legislator who's been charged with stalking a woman, will be appearing in court this week after an alleged scuffle with a tenant. Apparently one man's "judo hold" is another's "choking." [TU]

Wayne Bennett, the Schenectady Public Safety Commissioner, has put the brakes on a recommendation that the city replace some of its Crown Vic police cruisers with more fuel efficient cars (the current cruisers get 8 mpg). Bennett says the cars get terrible gas mileage because they're always idling in order to provide power to officers' laptops and radio. He also says alternative cars aren't big enough. [Daily Gazette]

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

This week was brought to you by

This week was brought to you by checklists, arteries, expressions of love and extraordinarily fluffy snow. It was also brought to you by AOA advertisers... (more)

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past short week on AOA: + The Best Dozen took Daniel to Hannaford and, well, we think all... (more)

Today's moment of winter

A cold, blustery afternoon at Capital Hills. (Otto didn't seem to mind. Of course, he was also wearing a fantastic fur coat.)... (more)

"One hand washes the other, and everyone winds up dirty."

Over at WNYC, Andrea Bernstein looks into the slush funds -- some $200 million, unaccounted for publicly -- that the governor, state Senate majority leader,... (more)

The Capital Region's vehicle arteries

Map gawking: Check out this map of traffic volumes on major roads around the Capital Region. It's like an angiogram of the area's vehicle arteries.... (more)

Recent Comments

All of these articles make me stabby. I don't think the condescending tone is so faint. It's more like, "Isn't it amazing that people managed to live in this uncultured place before we discovered it and caused a demand for artisanal cheese?" ...

How much snow is that much snow?

...has 2 comments, most recently from Randal Putnam

It won't be the site of the Albany convention center, so what will it be?

...has 12 comments, most recently from Anthony

A check list for Upstate Place/Rust Belt City is the new Brooklyn articles

...has 18 comments, most recently from JC Delettrez

Day trip: Glens Falls

...has 14 comments, most recently from Peggy

The Capital Region's vehicle arteries

...has 2 comments, most recently from Jay