Former legislator secretly taped Senate colleagues, Cuomo promises $60 million for tourism, officers who died in the line of duty honored, St. Patrick's tower slated for demolition

In an effort to cooperate with federal law enforcement to ease a corruption case against her, a former member of the NYS Senate taped conversations with six Democratic colleagues and a New York City Councilman for the FBI. [NYT][TU][YNN]

Joe Bruno was in court on Wednesday to argue that he shouldn't be re-tried on federal corruption charges.[WNYT] [YNN]

At Wednesday's Tourism Summit in Albany, Andrew Cuomo announced $60 million to help grow the tourism industry throughout the state. He also announced the creation of a commission to attract major sporting events to the state. [TU][WNYT]

Police officers who died in the line of duty, including the Webster trooper who died in an attack on Christmas Eve, were honored in Albany on Wednesday.[YNN][TU]

The bell tower at St. Patrick's in Watervliet is expected to come down later today.[YNN]

SaintRose_all-over-albany_generic_525x40.jpg

The state legislature has asked the NYS ethics commission to remove details about how Sheldon Silver's staff handled the Vito Lopez sexual harassment scandal from a report on the scandal.[NYT]

A Troy woman is facing charges for leaving her baby in a 98 degree car on Wednesday. The woman told police she forgot the child in the backseat of her car when she went into Wal-Mart to do some shopping. [TU][Record]

The city of Troy is planning an effort to make Hoosick Street safer, after a car/pedestrian accident that sent a mother and child to the hospital in March. The changes will be announced on Friday by the City and the NYS Department of Transportation.[WNYT][Record]

Saratoga Springs Deputy Mayor, Shauna Sutton, has announced she's running for mayor.[Saratogian]

Schenectady has the highest property tax in the Capital Region.[TU]

Malta officials are expected to make a decision on the Global Foundries expansion by July 1. [Gazette]

A former Schenectady teacher and current NYSUT employee will run for a seat on the Schenectady School Board. [TU]

Two men from Western New York have pleaded guilty in connection with a string of bank robberies, including several in the Capital Region, earlier this year.
[YNN]

A fugitive, wanted in connection with a drive-by shooting in New Jersey, was arrested in Albany on Wednesday. [TU]

A Schenectady sewer department employee - the son of the water and sewer department's director- was fired on Wednesday after police found him in his car with a prostitute. [TU]

A convicted sex offender who was hired to work at the Moreau town recreation park was fired after three weeks on the job, when town officials learned he lied about his criminal record on his job application.[Saratogian]

The U.S. Justice Department has reopened an investigation into allegations that upper level managers in the State Health Department and Research Foundation for the State University pushed low-level audtiors to manipulate data and under-report Medicaid claims. [TU]

Some Troy residents are working to halt construcition on a luxury apartment complex in South Troy that started as a senior complex, but grew in scope without neighborhood input. [YNN]

SPAC officials are working to restore the New York City Ballet season back to two weeks in 2014, but financial constraints are making it difficult. [Saratogian]

Escalators at the Rensselaer rail station have been out of service for nine weeks, and it could be another month before they are up and running again.[TU]

Asked if he was afraid when fighting for civil rights throughout his career in the Capital Region, a 91 year old minister and community leader said, "If you felt you had to do it, you didn't worry about the consequences or think about what might happen."[TU]

Albany police are playing basketball with area teens as part of an outreach program between the department and Equinox Youth Center.[YNN]

Albany high school students are working on a locally written play that calls attention to the plight of women in the military.

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.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

An opinion on blood plasma centers, methadone clinics, a large logo, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

Exciting Tales of the Albany Planning Board is a program recorded before a live studio audience once a month in which the fates of multi-million... (more)

Exploring Washington County

The rural, rolling hills of Washington County are just about an hour northeast of Albany on a scenic ride along Route 40. The county is... (more)

Morning Blend

Next Albany police chief + Kathy Sheehan has appointed Eric Hawkins to be the next Albany police chief. He's currently the police chief in Southfield,... (more)

The Cornplanter pipe tomahawk

We got a chance this week to stop in the State Museum and see an interesting artifact that's newly on display, Cornplanter's Pipe Tomahawk. The... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

We're in the thick of the summer now. Long days, lemonade, blueberries, ice cream, and a bounty of stuff to do. We collected a few... (more)

Recent Comments

... The theft itself of this important Native American artifact is an important part of its story. It's really a miracle that almost 70 years later that the Cornplanter pipe tomahawk ended up back at the State Museum, instead of remaining in someone's secret, private collection acquired illicitly, or even worse, not cared for professionally and therefore damaged, destroyed, or lost forever.

Exploring Washington County

...has 2 comments, most recently from Katie

Scanning that New York State Department of Health report that argues the case for legalizing recreational marijuana

...has 12 comments, most recently from Megan m

The Cornplanter pipe tomahawk

...has 2 comments, most recently from Ed

Morning Blend for Jul 20

...has 1 comment, most recently from Amy

Local places to buy head scarves?

...has 2 comments, most recently from Summer