Albany red light camera ordinance passed, Kaloyeros says IBM-GloFo will lead to more jobs at NanoCollege, artists' lofts proposed for Troy

The Albany Common Council passed the red light camera ordinance 11-4 during Monday night's meeting. We'll have a lot more about the vote a little later today.

Alain Kaloyeros says he expects that GlobalFoundries taking on IBM's chip fab's in the Hudson Valley and Vermont will result in more jobs for both companies in the Albany area. (IBM is one of the research partners at the NanoCollege.) He also touted investment at the NanoCollege as key part of the deal: "The governor is calling it 'mAlbany' -- a combination of Malta and Albany -- because in his mind investments have been made for a high-tech mall at CNSE." [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Albany mayor Kathy Sheehan on the fight over her proposed budget closing the Ladder No. 1 company: "Firefighters are out there telling people that they're not going to be safe, and that's just patently wrong." [TU]

Albany police say the man shot on South Pearl Street in the South End last Thursday morning died over the weekend. APD took a suspect into custody, but no charges have been filed yet. APD says it's investigation continues and it's looking for tips from the public. [APD FB] [TU]


Albany County sheriff Craig Apple says a man being held on a robbery charge in Guilderland killed himself in the county jail Saturday. [TU]

Albany police say they've arrested a Colonie man for an alleged hit-and-run crash with a cyclist on Northern Boulevard late Saturday afternoon. [APD FB]

State Police say they've arrested a Latham 16-year-old for an alleged bomb threat about Shenendehowa High School posted on the mobile app Yik Yak. [NYSP] [Daily Gazette]

University at Albany police say State Police, police departments from Albany and the Rochester area, along with the FBI, are all pursuing leads about the Saint Rose student reported missing. He was last seen on surveillance video getting on a CDTA bus headed to Crossgates Commons. [TU] [WNYT]

Rob Astorino said Monday that travelers from west African nations affected by Ebola should be turned away from New York's airports. Andrew Cuomo on potential flight bans: "I think it's something they should seriously consider, but I leave it to the experts who know this field better than I do." [TU] [NYT] Elsewhere: The evidence on travel bans for diseases like Ebola is clear: they don't work [Vox]

The state's Board of Regents has approved a plan that will allow high school students to take regents tests in subject areas such as technical fields or foreign language instead of one of the two social studies tests currently required for graduation. The new option got praise from a major state business groups and NYSUT. [NYSED] [TU]

A state comptroller's office report concludes that Saratoga County's rate of child abuse and neglect recurrence was almost twice as high as the state average. [NYS OSC] [Daily Gazette]

Medical practices in the Capital Region are reporting "constrained" supplies of certain types of this season's flu vaccine. [TU]

A developer has bought a former clothing factory on River Street in Troy's North Central neighborhood with the aim of turning it into artists' lofts. [Biz Review]

Work has started on the new train station and track in Schenectady. [Daily Gazette]

The backstory on Saratoga Springs' Design Review Commission, which approves signs in the city. [Saratogian]

The state DMV commissioner was ticketed for speeding near home in Broome County. [TU]

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