David Carlucci

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Former Schools Chancellor Walcott To Monitor Troubled East Ramapo District

A 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.


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Fiscal Monitor Calls For State Oversight Of East Ramapo Schools

Hank Greenberg said Monday that the Rockland County district’s finances “teeter on the edge of disaster.”


A "zombie home" sits abandoned in the Bronx. (Credit: CBS 2)

‘Zombie’ Homes Without Owners Forgotten By Banks

The 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.


Tappan Zee Bridge toll plaza, Tarrytown, N.Y. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

State Senator Calls For Tougher Penalties For Toll Cheats

Carlucci cites a study that found $7 million in uncollected tolls over a four year period at the Tappan Zee Bridge alone.


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Report: ‘Shocking’ Conditions In N.Y. Day Care Centers

State 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.


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Bloomberg Blames ‘Partisan Elections’ For Alleged Election-Rigging Plot

Mayor 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.


12-year-old Lauren Shields of Stony Point, NY (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

NY Legislature Passes ‘Lauren’s Law’ In Hopes Of Boosting Organ Donor Enrollment

New York lawmakers have voted on a bill that requires a mandatory question about donor registration to appear on driver’s license applications.


New York State Police K9 "Trick" (file / credit: NYSP)

New York Officials Want To End Confinement For Police Dogs

An effort is underway to remove the handcuffs from police dogs in New York state… figuratively, of course.


Ossining, NY (file / credit: Village of Ossining)

Ossining Mayor Unhappy He’s Now In Rockland Legis. District

Ossining 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.


The Tappan Zee Bridge is seen on Jun 27, 2008 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Officials: New Tappan Zee Bridge Would Be Obsolete Without Mass Transit

More 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.


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NY Lawmaker Tries To Help Homeowners Save Money By Going Green

St. Sen. David Carlucci is urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign the Power New York Act of 2011.


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Democratic Lawmakers Want Doctor Tie Ban In New York

Some 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.


Worries For Care Of Developmentally Disabled After Budget Cuts

It’s not about cutting bloated salaries, says State Senator Carlucci, but protecting the vital services for a vulnerable population.