Park South redevelopment plan introduced, another state Assembly sexual harassment allegation, what's that floating in the pool... oh, no

Albany Med introduced its plan for the $110 million residential and retail phase of the Park South redevelopment. Said AMC's president James Barba: "We want to further enhance not just the neighborhood, but the city. And not just now, but for many, many years to come." The redevelopment plan includes relocation services for tenants in the affected area, but some said Tuesday they had hoped for more prior notice. There's a community meeting tonight (Wednesday) at AMC to talk about the plan. (And if you'd like the Quintessence diner building, it could be yours.) [AOA] [YNN] [TU] [Richard Conti FB] [AOA]

The mother of Gary Carpenter III, the Warren County boy who was killed by her boyfriend last November, was sentenced to 1-3 years in prison for her guilty pleas to charges of hindering prosecution and lying to police. Said Jennie Mattson in court: "I am ashamed of not protecting my son ... I think every day about Gary. I cry every night. I regret not protecting him like I should have." [YNN] [Post-Star]

The Troy woman accused of defrauding the victims assistance fund for Boston Marathon bombing has chosen to not waive extradition to Massachusetts. One of her supporters at a hearing Tuesday said the situation is "all a big mistake." [Troy Record] [TU]

The Scotia shop owner who was cleared after surveillance video appeared to show a police informant setting set him up has hired an attorney in an effort to clear his name and possibly file suit against two law enforcement agencies. [Daily Gazette]

How upstate cities are -- and aren't -- like the now-bankrupt Detroit. [TU] [YNN]

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Sheldon Silver's office said Tuesday that a top Assembly attorney was leaving after it came to light that yet another allegation of sexual harassment involving an Assembly member hadn't been investigated. [NYT]

George Pataki testified Tuesday in a civil case in which a group of men are arguing that a Pataki administration policy unlawfully kept them confined after they had served their sentences for sex crimes. [NYT]

The Cuomo administration has agreed to open the way for thousands of people with mental illness currently living in NYC group homes to have the opportunity to get their own subsidized apartments -- the issue had been the subject of a legal battle. [NYT]

The state's new, tougher rules for re-licensing repeat DWI offenders has prompted a group of lawsuits from repeat offenders turned down for licenses. [Daily Gazette]

An appeal by the man convicted of a stabbing near LarkFest in 2009 resulted in his sentence getting knocked down from 65 years to 12. [TU]

An Albany man is facing 25-to-life after being convicted of predatory sex assault of a child (New York's version of "Jessica's Law"). [TU]

Among the allegations against a landlord in Albany County Court made by a Trinidadian immigrant who says he was forced to work for for the landlord: a death threat, a forced sham marriage, an inter caste tension. [TU]

The plea deal taken by a Clifton Park man for his involvement in what prosecutors say was a wide-ranging gambling ring requires him to pay back $250,000 in illegal earnings from the ring. [TU]

Among the items the Albany County Sheriff's Office says investigators found at an auto shop in Glenmont: forged auto inspection stickers, prescription drugs, and nunchucks. Three people were arrested. [TU] [ACSO]

A Saratoga Springs man was arrested Tuesday for breaking and entering -- for the third time in a week, according to SSPD. [Saratogian]

The Wilton planning board has approved the "monster building" proposed for Route 9. [Daily Gazette]

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is enlisting pool owners in the fight against the Asian longhorned beetle. [AP/TU]

The Schenectady municipal golf course is taking a swing at using data to maximize use of the course. [Daily Gazette]

F-15s were scheduled to make a low pass over Scotia this morning as part of a training mission. [New York State Division of Military & Naval Affairs]

From a Bethlehem town official after a recent spate of poop in the Elm Avenue Pool: "Our fecal accident procedure ... is different for a solid mess or a liquid mess."

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