Details about Harriman redevelopment, Clinton endorses Gillibrand, college endowments take hit, burglaries in Manning Blvd neighborhood

The two state officials in charge of redeveloping the Harriman State Office Campus in Albany say the redevelopment plan will be incremental. The Harriman Campus board also now says it will release Columbia Development's proposed plan for the site. [TU] [HRTDC]

The US Census will be hiring 1,500 people in the Capital Region. The temporary jobs will be part time and pay about $15/hour. [CapNews9] [Fox23] [Troy Record]

While New York did score some of that federal rail funding -- other states got a lot more. [TU]

Laws banning driving-while-cellphoning don't appear to be reducing the number of accidents. The number of tickets issued in New York State for violating the ban has been increasing steadily. [NYT] [TU]

Bill Clinton has endorsed Kirsten Gillibrand. [NYDN]

Catholic Charities is starting the Capital Region's first needle exchange program in Albany. [TU]

The endowments at Capital Region colleges -- Union, foremost among them -- took a big hit last year, according to a survey. The survey covered FY 2009, though -- and the stock market has risen steadily since then. [TU] [NACUBO] [Google Finance]

Capital Region colleges say they're seeing an increase in applications. [Daily Gazette $]

Major Gen. Joseph Taluto -- The head of the New York National Guard and a native of Schenectady -- has withdrawn from his nomination to head up the US Army National Guard. His nomination had stalled in Congress. Taluto will now retire. [Troy Record] [TU] [Daily Gazette $]

Andrew Cuomo's campaign fund has banked a bunch of money from the real estate industry. [NYT]

Albany police say there has been a string of day-time burglaries in the Manning Boulevard neighborhood, mostly on the downtown of Manning. [APD] [CapNews9]

Colonie has pulled the zoning approval for a new barbershop because of concerns that one of the owners might have been involved with prostitution. [TU]

The Holiday Inn Express in Latham and the union that reps its workers have reached a settlement -- and the striking workers will go back to work. Both Paul Tonko and Scott Murphy were at a rally for the workers yesterday in downtown Albany. [TU] [Troy Record] [CapNews9]

Can lower State Street in Schenectady become a residential village? [Daily Gazette $]

Local banks say they've seen a surge in deposits. [Daily Gazette $]

It doesn't look like that proposal to start Albany common council meetings with a prayer will be approved. [TU]

The new president's mansion that RPI is planning will require a zoning variance from the City of Troy because of its height. [TU]


I'm glad to see a needle exchange program. It's about time someone in town saw a problem, acknowledged it, and offered some kind of solution. I hope it proves effective.

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