Former Schools Chancellor Walcott To Monitor Troubled East Ramapo DistrictA former New York City Schools Chancellor has been appointed to monitor and report back to Albany on one of the most troubled school districts in the state.
Fiscal Monitor Calls For State Oversight Of East Ramapo SchoolsHank Greenberg said Monday that the Rockland County district's finances "teeter on the edge of disaster."
'Zombie' Homes Without Owners Forgotten By BanksThe rundown, ramshackle wrecks in the areas are the physical remnants of the sub-prime mortgage bubble that neighbors say is a problem, but no one’s business.
State Senator Calls For Tougher Penalties For Toll CheatsCarlucci cites a study that found $7 million in uncollected tolls over a four year period at the Tappan Zee Bridge alone.
Report: 'Shocking' Conditions In N.Y. Day Care CentersState inspections found children isolated in closets, subjected to corporal punishment and humiliated in New York day care centers that saw little state oversight and enforcement, according to a report released by the state Senate's Independent Democratic Conference.
Bloomberg Blames 'Partisan Elections' For Alleged Election-Rigging PlotMayor Bloomberg said he believes the opportunity for the kind of corruption alleged against the political leaders arose because political parties are part and parcel of New York City's elections.
NY Legislature Passes 'Lauren's Law' In Hopes Of Boosting Organ Donor EnrollmentNew York lawmakers have voted on a bill that requires a mandatory question about donor registration to appear on driver’s license applications.
New York Officials Want To End Confinement For Police DogsAn effort is underway to remove the handcuffs from police dogs in New York state... figuratively, of course.
Ossining Mayor Unhappy He's Now In Rockland Legis. DistrictOssining Village Mayor William Hanauer is adjusting to the new political reality as state lawmakers carved up legislative districts with an eye toward preserving majority power.
Officials: New Tappan Zee Bridge Would Be Obsolete Without Mass TransitMore than a dozen elected officials are asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reconsider the slimmed-down, $5.2 billion replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge that has been fast-tracked for federal approvals.
NY Lawmaker Tries To Help Homeowners Save Money By Going GreenSt. Sen. David Carlucci is urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign the Power New York Act of 2011.
Democratic Lawmakers Want Doctor Tie Ban In New YorkSome lawmakers in Albany want a state law to prohibit doctors from wearing neckties in hospitals. The proposal cites a study that shows bacteria that could lead to serious infection can be carried on ties and other loose-fitting clothing.