Marquis Dixon charged for allegedly threatening mother, Guilderland teen dies from injuries sustained in crash, conflicting reactions to Albany budget report, Spa City mayor calls on voters to approve new charter

Guilderland student dies from injuries
The 17-year-old driver of a car that crashed on Hurst Road in Guilderland, has died. Police say rain and darkness were factors in the crash. [TWCN][TU]

Marquis Dixon arrested again
Marquis Dixon, the local teen who became the face of the local Raise the Age movement after being sentenced at age 16 to nine years in prison for stealing sneakers, has been arrested again, charged with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon. Dixon, now 19, allegedly threatened his mother with a steak knife on Saturday, telling her he would kill her. A month ago Dixon, who was released earlier this year was arrested for allegedly trying to spend a fake $20 bill. [News 10][TU][TWCN][News 10]

Albany budget report
There were conflicting reactions from the mayoral candidates Tuesday to the recent state-backed consultants' report about how to fix Albany's budget situation -- ranging from "it validates the work we're doing" to "Albany is headed in the wrong direction." [TU]

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State Street shooting
Police are investigating reports of shots fired early Saturday morning on State Street in Schenectady, near Zen restaurant. [TU]

Chipotle data breach
All Capital Region Chipotle locations were affected by the nationwide April security breach, and may have had names, card numbers, expiration dates and verification codes exposed. [Gazette]

Saratoga charter vote
At an open house on the final draft of a proposed new charter for Saratoga Springs, the city's outgoing mayor, Joanne Yepsen urged voters to adopt a new charter and change the city's government.

Mallozzi group loses battle over Brown Derby rent
The Mallozzi group may be on the hook for as much as $730,000 in back rent after a judge ruled against them in a long-running rent disputed over the former Brown Derby restaurant. [Gazette]

Suit alleges Niskayuna officer broke suspect's arm
A partially disabled man has filed a federal lawsuit charging a Niskayuna police officer broke his arm in two places by pulling him through the driver's side window of his car during a traffic stop in 2016. [TU]

School voting
The State Senate will again consider a bill that would only allow school votes on established, well known voting days. [TU]

SUNY Poly scandal cleanup continues
The latest effort in the SUNY Poly corruption cleanup includes a $7.5 million grant for Global Foundries to help them pay for a $200 million lithography machine that was originally supposed to be installed on the SUNY Poly campus. [TU]

Frontier town
The Empire State Development Agency is seeking proposals and bids from private developers interested in redeveloping the closed Frontier Town amusement park. [TU]

What to say to your friend whose getting fresh summer cut
It's about time.[WNYT]

Stuff going on today

Citizen Jane

The documentary Citizen Jane: Battle for the City is playing at The Spectrum this week. It's about writer/urban theorist/activist Jane Jacobs. Blurbage:

In 1960 Jane Jacobs's book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners' and architects' reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop "master builder" Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda.

It's gotten very good reviews. various times -- $10.25


Lest anyone be confused by the semantics, Dixon's original crime was armed robbery. The blurb presents it as if it were mere shoplifting.

Its almost like the laws that Dixon was charged with violating were attempting to prevent the kind of recidivism that he has proven to be true.

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