District apologizes for Nazi writing prompt, Investigation continues of deaths in Rotterdam, injunction against St. Patrick's demolition lifted

The Albany school district is apologizing for a high school English class persuasive writing assignment that included this prompt: "You must argue that Jews are evil, and use solid rationale from government propaganda to convince me of your loyalty to the Third Reich!" [TU]

Rotterdam police say Brice C. Rivenburgh -- the man arrested on a burglary charge connected with two women found dead Wednesday -- have not officially said he's a suspect in the deaths, but other charges are pending. Investigators were searching for evidence Thursday -- they collected a car from Rivenburgh's home and were seen searching a nearby garbage bin. [Daily Gazette] [YNN] [TU]

The seizure of assets connected to the multi-state gambling ring that authorities say included two Albany County corrections officers could end up netting the county $5 million. [TU]

A former server for the Mallozzi group alleges in a class action suit that the Rotterdam-based restaurant group kept more than $1 million in "service personnel charges" that should have been distributed to servers as tips. A Mallozzi co-owner tells the Gazette "this lawsuit has absolutely no merit, and we will vigorously fight it." [Courthouse News] [Daily Gazette]

UAlbany School of Business Weekend MBA ad 2012 summer

Chuck Schumer is pushing for a federal dam safety program -- his office says there are more than 1,100 dams around New York State that would pose "high" or "significant" hazards if they failed. [TU] [Schumer office]

The SUNY NanoCollege is focusing some of its attention on expanding in the Rochester area. [TU]

NYRA's chair says 150 people have expressed interest in becoming the racing org's CEO -- but there's no shortlist, yet. [Saratogian]

Saratoga Springs police say three people have been charged with felony assault and burglary after it's alleged they broke into an apartment Saturday and kicked and beat a man with blunt objects, including a hammer. [Saratogian] [TU]

A Saratoga Springs man is accused of busting up a home in Ballston Spa with a baseball bat. [Saratogian]

At issue in a harassment case between Rensselaer County corrections officers: whether "If I had a big enough problem with you I would break your jaw" is a threat. [TU]

An state appellate court has lifted the injunction on the demolition of St. Patrick's in Watervliet. An architect for Citizens for St. Patrick's argued Thursday the building's structure could still allow it to be saved. [YNN] [Troy Record]

National Grid says it's increased inspections of underground power cables in downtown Albany following the series of manhole explosions. [WNYT]

A collapsed sewer line in Milton could cost the Saratoga County Sewer District as much as $500k in emergency repairs. [Daily Gazette]

S&P has downgraded Albany Law's bond rating because of declining enrollment. [TU]

Albany Medical School, Siena, and the Shen school district are partnering on a program that will allow one Shen students to be accepted into a combined Siena/AMC 8-year program during their junior year of high school (the student would still have to finish high school). School officials say the program appears to be the first of its kind in the nation to accept a student that early. [Shen school district] [Daily Gazette]


"Albany Medical School, Siena, and the Shen school district are partnering on a program that will allow one Shen students to be accepted into a combined Siena/AMC 8-year program during their junior year of high school (the student would still have to finish high school)."

Informally known as the "Doogie Howser" internship program.

There might be a fair number of kids that young that really, truly, deep in their soul know they want to be in medicine and in their minds understand that commitment to 8 years more of school.

But I bet most don't. There's a reason there isn't that kind of program in place.

And for that kind of commitment and uncertainty.. that's a lot of tuition. Not exactly state schools there.

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

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events 2018

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and there are celebrations and commemorations all around the area this weekend. Here's a handful of them...... (more)

Midday music break: bell's roar

Check it out: bell's roar has a new album out today, We Carry Us. There's a track from it -- "Celebrate" -- embedded above.... (more)

How old?

A sort of tangent to that map of Albany mayor homes since the Civil War... The city of Albany publishes an inventory of residential buildings... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

Welcome to our weekly look at stuff to do this weekend, cleverly titled, Stuff to Do This Weekend. After the jump, a few things we... (more)

Morning Blend

Guilty plea in fatal Washington Park hit-and-run Jose Martinez -- accused of hitting Rajine Martinez while she was in a road in Washington Park last... (more)

Recent Comments

... Try parochial schools or any place with a cafetorium (non wood floor large spaces), indoor tennis facilities (years ago the place that is now Afrims put boards around a court and had roller hockey games), community centers, YMCAs, public schools, unrented large retail spaces, watervliet (2nd ave) and albany (hoffman park) have rec centers with large open spaces, the Armory on New Scotland ave used to hold rugby practices in it.

The week ahead

...has 3 comments, most recently from Greg

How old?

...has 4 comments, most recently from chrisck

Where every Albany mayor since the Civil War has lived

...has 8 comments, most recently from james

James Baldwin Celebration at UAlbany

...has 1 comment, most recently from Kathy Pakay

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 1 comment, most recently from Cf