Here And Now
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in the New York City area with no public schedule.
That means the governor will NOT be on hand for opening day at Saratoga.
The family of famed Harlem restauranteur Sylvia Woods, who died yesterday at the age of 86, will hold a press conference at 11:30 a.m. at her eponymous eatery to detail plans for her “going home service.” The Rev. Al Sharpton is scheduled to attend.
The People magazine feature on ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, was reportedly not about helping him, but rather part of a Clinton-crafted plan to boost her career after she leaves the State Department.
The normally secretive and behind-the-scenes Abedin has been front-and-center lately, thanks in part to People and also to Rep. Michele Bachmann & Co.
A new front has opened in the battle between the Cuomo administration and state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office. The topic: The planned 45 percent Thruway toll hike for trucks.
DiNapoli and the Village of Green Island are blaming one another for a pension snafu.
The comptroller has taken in just $323,315 in contributions since January, with a cash balance of $280,699.
Most of the 155 bill signed into law by Cuomo this week related to local issues.
One of those bills is aimed at increasing attendance in early childhood classes, another cracks down on animal abuse.
New York City’s unemployment rate climbed to 10 percent in June, equaling the highest level it reached during the recession, even as employers continued hiring at a healthy pace.
Buffalo activist Avi Israel, who lost his son, Michael, to a prescription drug overdose, testified at a hearing of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control.
New York City is very loud.
Top Cuomo aide Larry Schwartz said the administration will listen to residents who live closest to the Tappan Zee Bridge about their concerns with its replacement, but wouldn’t make any guarantees about giving them everything they want.
The Buffalo News says the Department of Energy should move quickly to approve a request by the University at Buffalo and Sen. Chuck Schumer for a $120 million grant that would make UB a national center for materials research.
“Software problems” have delayed NYC’s bike share program, according to Bloomberg.
Election attorney Jerry Goldfeder says he feels he has a “deep personal and professional bond” with Cuomo, for whom he worked in the AG’s office.
Manhattan BP and likely 2013 NYC mayoral contender Scott Stringer has taken a political risk by opposing the Chelsea Market expansion plan.
The Capital Region led upstate in producing private sector jobs. Rochester ranked No. 2.
Six people, including three children, were killed in the Jefferson County town of Antwerp when a tractor-trailer rear-ended a vehicle in a work zone and caused a chain-reaction crash, the State Police said.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will add service on almost 40 bus, subway and commuter rail lines in the coming months to accommodate significant growth in ridership.
Robert McKeon, who founded Westchester’s Right to Life Party and ran it for more than two decades, died this week at the age of 82.
Bloomberg defended fellow billionaire Mitt Romney’s right to financial privacy, saying he shouldn’t have to release more tax returns if he doesn’t want to.
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