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De Blasio Playing Defense Over Decision To Scrap Plans For 3 Charter Schools

More than 90 charters from across the state, including the Success Academy Network of schools run by de Blasio rival Eva Moskowitz, said they will bring 2,500 parents and kids to Albany on Tuesday to seek help protecting charter schools.

02/28/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Urges State Legislature To Approve City Tax Hike To Fund Pre-K Plan

An interagency report released Monday says the program would reach 54,000 children who need it by September. By the 2015-16 school year, it would be available to all 73,000 eligible children.

01/27/2014

Bill de Blasio Universal Pre-K press conference Jan. 6, 2014 (Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

De Blasio Heads To Albany, Mounts Charm Offensive Against Legislature

A week on the job and Mayor Bill de Blasio took his bully pulpit to the state capital on Wednesday to show that as far as the Legislature is concerned, he is the anti-Mike Bloomberg.

01/08/2014

Sen. Webster Wagner

Scene Of Metro-North Derailment Was Also Site Of Tragic 1882 Wreck

The Spuyten Duyvil curve where the deadly Metro-North derailment happened Sunday was the site of another tragic derailment nearly 132 years ago, which took the life of a New York State senator who is sometimes credited with inventing the sleeping car.

12/01/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Cuomo Volunteers To Serve Thanksgiving Meals In Albany

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined volunteers Thursday as they served thousands of Thanksgiving meals in Albany.

11/28/2013

(credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Lesbian Couple Appeals To State Panel After Being Denied Wedding

A lesbian couple urged the New York State Division of Human Rights Wednesday to rule that an upstate wedding venue broke the law when it refused to book their wedding last year.

11/06/2013

The inside of ex-NFL player Brian Holloway's Stephentown, N.Y. home. (Photo: Chris Colton, WFAN.com)

Ex-NFL Player Learns On Twitter Of Home Being Trashed By Teenagers

Former NFL offensive lineman Brian Holloway initially thought the Twitter photos showing young people partying at his family’s second home in upstate New York were a hoax.

09/18/2013

Recycled Plastic Bottles - File / Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Report: Beverage Distributors May Have Violated Bottle Deposit Law

The DEC is working with the state attorney general and county prosecutors. Reynolds says there are about a dozen investigations now under way.

09/07/2013

LaGuardia Tower Dedicated (Photo: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Flight From LaGuardia Diverted To Albany Due To Smoke Inside

An American Eagle flight from LaGuardia Airport to Montreal was diverted to Albany Tuesday after smoke was reported in the cockpit and cabin, but the plane made a safe emergency landing.

07/30/2013

Former Gov. George Pataki (credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Pataki To Testify In Civil Suit Filed By Convicted Sex Offenders

Six ex-cons sued Pataki and other state officials for tens of millions of dollars. The lawsuit accuses the state of abusing its authority eight years ago by transferring the plaintiffs to psychiatric facilities at the end of their prison terms – in effect, summarily extending their sentences without recourse.

07/21/2013

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)/Vito Lopez (credit: CBS 2)

NYS Taxpayers To Cover Cost Of Lawsuits Over Alleged Sexual Harassment

Under New York law, the state defends elected officials who acted in their official capacity.

06/25/2013

The Seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - File / Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Feds: Upstate NY Men Face Terror Charges In Radiation Plot

Glendon Scott Crawford and Eric J. Feight wanted to build a mobile, remotely operated device that would silently zap unsuspecting targets with lethal doses of X-rays, prosecutors said.

06/19/2013

Cristiana Verro browses for guns on sale at the National Armory gun store in Pompano Beach, Florida - April 11, 2013 (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Crowd Rallies Against New York’s Gun Control Law Outside State Capitol

While cheering former Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and Jeannine Pirro, a broadcaster and former Westchester County district attorney, protesters sang “God Bless America” and held signs for the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

06/11/2013

(credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Renewed Push In Albany For Sunscreen Expiration Labels

As the weather heats up and sun worshipers flock to the beach, people are relying on sunscreen to keep them from getting burned. But what many people don’t know is that some sunscreens expire.

05/31/2013

View of the Hudson River from Irvington - Nov. 29, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Hundreds Gather To Clean Up Hudson Shoreline From Albany To NYC

The Hudson River shoreline was a little tidier Sunday afternoon, after more than 100 clubs and organizations took part in the second annual Riverkeeper Sweep.

05/12/2013

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