White House ceremony for Henry Johnson, settlement in Troy police civil rights lawsuit, NYRA chair's company said to be connected with Skelos, who owns Washington Park?

Henry Johnson
Barack Obama is scheduled to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to WWI hero, and Albany native, Henry Johnson this morning. The top enlisted member of the New York Army National Guard will be accepting the award on Johnson's behalf. [TU]

The ceremony is scheduled for 11:15 am and will be streamed online. It will also be shown at Albany City Hall. [White House]

Troy fatal shooting investigation
Troy police have identified the young man killed in a shooting early Sunday morning near the Hoosick Street overpass as Tyreek Prince. TPD says there are currently no suspects and the investigation is ongoing. In April Albany police said Prince had been shot in the leg in the Mansion Neighborhood. TPD chief John Tedesco says the department will be talking with Albany police about the situation. Said a mother in the Troy neighborhood where Prince was shot to News10 on Monday: "I'm just tired of burying our kids ... I'm tired of our kids killing each other." [TU] [APD press release] [Troy Record] [TWCN] [News10]

Troy police civil rights case
The city of Troy reached a $39k settlement in the lawsuit in which a jury recently found that two police officers violated a man's civil rights by using excessive force during an incident at a hospital. Troy Corporation Counsel Ian Silverman continued to express city government support for the officers, to the Troy Record: "We think they behaved appropriately and reasonably that night." [TU] [Troy Record]

Saint Rose MB in post ad 2014-fall

NYRA chair and Skelos situation
The recently installed chair of the New York Racing Association, Anthony Bonomo, is the CEO of the medical malpractice insurer that's said to have provided a no-show job to Adam Skelos, the son of Dean Skelos. The news has prompted calls that Bonomo step aside while the matter is investigated by the feds. [TU] [Daily Gazette] [Saratogian]

Also on Monday: Skelos and son pleaded not guilty to the federal charges against them. [TWCN]

Saratoga County Mental Health Center
"Union officials and others" tell the Times Union that "staffing problems and other concerns are disrupting services at the Saratoga County Mental Health Center" following the hiring of a new director last fall. [TU]

Center Square
The president of the Center Square Association in Albany alleges that a plan to locate an addiction recovery home on Chestnut Street appears to be retaliation for earlier opposition to locating a lobbying firm's office in the home. [TU]

Troy's Washington Park
An attorney for the city of Troy says it's unclear if Washington Park, long jointly owned by surrounding property owners, actually is owned by those property owners and it's possible the park could revert to the city. [TU]

State Street Schenectady
A developer is planning to push the new development along State Street in downtown Schenectady farther east. [Daily Gazette]

Fake ID crackdown
The state DMV says a crackdown on fake IDs at the first SPAC show of the season resulted in 21 arrests. [Daily Gazette]

Stuff going on today

Nitty Gritty
The Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam is back at The Low Beat with guest featured poet Janae Johnson, who placed 1st at the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Tuesday 7:30 pm (open mic) / 8 pm (slam) - $5 / $3 students


Is it just my imagination, or is the Times Union migrating more and more of its content behind its TU+ hard paywall?

(Cue "frog in boiling water" analogy.)

Re: TU paywall - News costs money.
How much do you pay for crappy cable news on TV?
Support real, local journalism with a few bucks, 'kay?

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