Shooting death in Albany, planners give approval to Mohawk Harbor project, law enforcement agencies winners in international gambling ring

Albany shooting death
Albany police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 60-year-old man late Wednesday night inside an apartment on Judson near First Street. It's the third homicide in Albany in recent weeks. A frustrated Common Councilman, Mark Robinson, told the Times Union: "When you have bad housing stock on top of bad housing stock and absentee landlords who only care about getting their monthly rent check, it is easy for drug houses to get established in our communities." [WNYT][TWCN][TU]

Another step toward Mohawk Harbor
Schenectady's Planning Commission has approved the Galesi Groups 60-acre riverfront condos and retail project for the old Alco site. [Gazette]

Brendon Glenn
Chris Churchill looks at the questions surrounding the death of Brendon K. Glenn, the unarmed Troy man killed by Los Angels police recently. Funeral services for Glenn were held in Troy on Wednesday. [TU][Record]

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Local law enforcement agencies take in gambling assets
Capital Region law enforcement agencies will split nearly $5.9 million in assets from the takedown of an international gambling ring. $4.66 million will go to the Albany County Sheriff's Department with the rest being split between other agencies that assisted. [Record][TWCN][TU]

Schenectady police arrest alleged lewd burglar
Schenectady police have arrested a man who allegedly broke into three homes last summer and performed lewd acts in front of sleeping children, and attempted to have sexual contact with at least one child. [News 10]

Common Core opt out numbers
One in six eligible New York Students opted out of Common Core testing this year - that's about 165,000 students. [NYT]

Assembly education bill
The Assembly passed a one house education bill on Wednesday that would provide $8.4 million in funding to the state education department
[TU]

Transparency summit?
Governor Cuomo is holding a transparency summit to deal with questions relating to the three month deletion policy for state email, on Friday afternoon before Memorial Day weekend at his Manhattan offices. Legislators, some of whom say they won't participate, may attend via Skype.[CapNY]

Students injured on whale watch
Schuylerville High School students were taken to a Massachusetts hospital after a large wave crashed over the boat they were on for a whale watching trip. [News 10]

Holy Innocents
An engineering firm report estimates it could ultimately take $1 million to save and refurbish the historic Church of the Holy Innocents building in Arbor Hill, a portion of which recently collapsed. [TU]

School to apartments
The former Sand Lake Elementary School is slated to become apartments. [Business Review]

DeJohn's on the auction block
The former DeJohn's Restaurant building at 288 Lark Street will go on the auction block this morning.[WNYT]

Plans for SPAC's 50th
SPAC will celebrate its golden anniversary next year with the premiere of a new ballet created especially for the occasion - underwritten by Saratoga's Riggi family. [Saratogian][TU]

Ducky
SCCC welcomes Royal, the duck. [Gazette]

Happening Today

Hidden Garden Tour
The annual hidden garden tour returns to Troy. The self-guided walking tour offers a look into backyard gardens in the neighborhoods around Washington Park. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Prospect Park. (There's also be a dinner benefit for the org at Carmen's that evening from 6-8:30 pm -- it's $33 for a prix fixe menu.) Thursday 4-7:30 pm - $10 (rain or shine)

Music

Steven Wilson at The Egg
From Porcupine Tree. 8 pm - $31.50 and up

Bryan Thomas at The Low Beat
Along with Dan Tedesco, The E Block. 8 pm

Comments

You've got the wrong link of the Robinson quote.

http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Cops-probe-Albany-homicide-6277951.php

Fixed. Thanks!

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