Dr. Howard Zucker Stepping Down As New York State Health CommissionerZucker came under fire for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic at nursing homes. 
New Yorkers Can Enter To Win Free Giants, Jets And Bills Tickets With COVID VaccinePeople who receive a shot between now and October 25 can enter to win.
Gov. Kathy Hochul Announces Completion Of $460 Million Project At New York Power Authority PlantThe governor says the project will help advance New York state's aggressive clean energy goal to transition to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040.
New York City Teachers, Parents Voice Concerns About Changing School COVID Safety ProtocolsSome teachers say the rules are too reactionary and not working to keep things safe. Parents say it's hard for them to check up on the already existing ones. 
Gov. Hochul Announces Plan To Address School Bus Driver ShortageNew York is taking steps to address a mounting shortage of school bus drivers.
Nearly 200 People Being Released From Rikers After Gov. Hochul Signs 'Less Is More Act,' Calls N.Y.'s Incarceration Rate 'A Point Of Shame'The announcement comes amid worsening violence, inmate deaths and inhumane conditions at Rikers Island.
Sources: Gov. Kathy Hochul Expected To Sign Legislation That Could Lead To Release Of Inmates Locked Up For Technical Parole ViolationsThis comes as Rikers Island deals with an ongoing crisis of growing violence and inmate deaths in the jail.
Advocates Call On New York City To Remove People From Rikers Island As City Council Convenes On CrisisFor hours Wednesday, the crisis on Rikers Island took center stage, as City Council members heard testimony and questioned stakeholders.
Cuomo Allowed To Keep $5.1 Million From COVID Book DealFormer Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be able to keep the $5.1 million he made from his memoir on the pandemic. 
Poll Finds New Yorkers Split On Gov. Kathy Hochul 3 Weeks After She Was Sworn InAccording to Siena College Research Institute, 42% of voters view the governor favorably, and 17% view her unfavorably. 
Hochul Calls Texas Abortion Law A 'Travesty,' Says New York Will Increase Information And Protect Patient RightsLeaders joined the governor Monday at the monument to women's rights pioneers in Central Park.