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  1. Comment period extended on NYRAa s plan to upgrade Saratoga trackRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    The state on Monday granted a two-week extension for the public to comment on the New York Racing Association's sweeping plan to redevelop Saratoga Race Course amid concerns about the fast-moving pace of the project. Mayor Joanne Yepsen and others contacted Robert Williams, executive director of the state Gaming Commission and chairman of the Franchise Oversight Board, on Friday, seeking to extend Monday's deadline so local groups could better prepare and submit comments on NYRA's most extensive renovation ever of the 152-year-old track.

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  2. 56 photos of super-shredded Wall StreetersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    This weekend, the fastest and strongest people on Wall Street faced off in the annual Wall Street Decathlon at DaSilva Memorial Stadium at St. John's University in Queens to determine who is the best athlete. In four hours, the Wall Streeters completed a 400-meter run, football throw, pull-ups, 40-yard dash, dips, 500-meter row, vertical jump, 20-yard shuttle, bench press, and an 800-meter run.

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  3. Holistic HealthRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    The most recent article I wrote, Bhutan: The Happiest Country in the World , was the first article I wrote for a series I am writing on Happiness . Today I will continue in that vein by talking about the happiest man in New York, and why his happiness is derived from being in service to others.

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  4. Ed tax credit backers: Assembly plan a - phony-baloney ruse'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    Supporters of a lucrative tax credit for donors to schools - including private and parochial institutions - say an Assembly proposal to provide an expense deduction for parents of private-school students doesn't go far enough. The Invest in Ed Coalition, a collection of various reform groups, religious organizations and labor unions, issued a statement Sunday knocking the new proposal from Assembly Education Chairwoman Catherine Nolan, D-Queens , calling it a "phony-baloney ruse."

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  5. Prosecution of charges deferred in Waldorf Astoria gunfireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    In this Oct. 6, 2014 file photo, a taxi passes in front of the fabled Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. A police source said a wedding guest's gun went off accidentally at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Saturday, June 13, 2015, and a few people suffered minor injuries from debris.

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  6. Assembly Dems unveil new education tax credit planRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    The chair of the Assembly's education committee introduced a bill late Friday that would extend a $3,000-per-student tax break for parents who pay tuition and expenses for elementary and secondary school students. The bill from Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, D-Queens, comes as the Assembly's Democratic leadership continues to oppose a broader tax credit package that would allow donors to schools, including private and parochial institutions, to receive an income-tax break worth 75 percent of their donation, up to $1 million.

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  7. Board of Regents face key vote on teacher evaluation next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    Regents member Roger Tilles makes a comment during a board meeting Monday afternoon, May 18, 2015, at the State Education Building in Albany, N.Y. Tilles, from Woodbury, Long Island told the Times Union that he would likely support some of the changes that a group of seven Regents proposed in a ?Position Paper?? written earlier in the month. Regent Wade Norwood opens the meeting and presents information Monday morning, Feb. 10, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Norwood is considered to be a potential swing voter in a bid to try and modify, or amend the teacher evaluation plan passed by the Legislature.

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  8. Things to do In NYC This Week: Brooklyn Pride Festival and ParadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    Festivals are popping up all over NYC this week now that the weather has finally gotten better. Check out a list of things to do in that area, as published by the New York Times : Brooklyn Pride Festival and Parade Brooklyn hosts its own gay pride parade and festival ahead of Manhattan's at the end of the month.

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  9. Man pleads not guilty in NYC police officer's shooting deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    Demetrius Blackwell appears in Queens criminal court, Thursday, June 11, 2015, in New York. Blackwell has been indicted on first-degree murder and other charges in last month's killing of a New York Police Department officer Brian Moore, a district attorney announced Thursday. 2 comments

  10. Assembly narrowly passes East Ramapo bill, 80-56Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    After a three-hour heated debate, the state Assembly today approved a bill that would install a state monitor at the troubled East Ramapo school district. But the vote didn't come easily, and it faces an even tougher climb in the Senate with just days left in the legislative session. 1 comment

  11. Police shut down girls' lemonade stand for not having permitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    Two Texas sisters with entrepreneurial spirits decided to throw a lemonade stand to raise money for a Father's Day gift. Andria Green, 8, and her sister, Zooey, 7, were selling lemonade for 50 cents and kettle corn for $1 on their street in Overtown last weekend.

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  12. Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins returns with 'Gloria'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    This June 3, 2015 photo shows Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, playwright of new play "Gloria" onstage in his work-place drama's set at the Vineyard Theatre in New York. The play is about a group of catty editorial assistants at a Manhattan magazine whose lives change completely one random day.

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  13. ExtrasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    Investigators think a woman who worked with Richard Matt and David Sweat at the Clinton Correctional Facility planned to pick up the convicted killers after they escaped but changed her mind at the last minute and went to the hospital instead. Author Stephen King tweeted : "Okay, the Dannemora break was a bit like Shawshank.

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  14. Bakken crude cleanup bill heads to the wire in AlbanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    A state lawmaker from Albany is making another bid to require companies that ship or store Bakken crude oil or tar sands oil - like the railroads and two terminals at the Port of Albany - to put up financial guarantees to cover the multimillion-dollar costs of dealing with spills, fires or explosions. A similar measure died in the GOP-controlled Senate last year, but Assembly member Pat Fahy , an Albany Democrat, said she hopes that the ranking Democrat on the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee , co-sponsor Tony Avella of Queens, can shepherd the bill through this time.

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  15. Museum embraces gay pride in honor of Victorian photographerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    This October 2014 photo shows the interior of the Alice Austen House in the Staten Island borough of New York. Austen was a pioneering Victorian-era photographer whose images often challenged social conventions and gender roles.

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  16. An alarming number of NYC drivers run red lightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    Of the thousands of motorists observed at 50 intersections across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, 283 - just under 9% - ran a red light. As defined by researchers, a vehicle was counted as having ran the light if the signal was red before the entire vehicle passed through the intersection.

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  17. Here and NowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public schedule. Including today, six days remain on the 2015 legislative calendar.

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  18. AP Exclusive: Inaugural poet launches Cuba writing projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    In this Jan. 21, 2013 file photo, poet Richard Blanco speaks at the U.S. Capitol in Washington during the inauguration for President Barack Obama, left, and Vice President Joe Biden right. Blanco - the nation's inaugural poet and the son of Cuban exiles - is launching a writing project to bridge what he calls Cuba's "emotional embargo."

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  19. exit-arrow-Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    In this May 27, 2015 photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society, a southern pudu fawn walks in its enclosure at the Queens Zoo in New York. The male southern pudu fawn, the world's smallest deer species, was born May 12 at the Queens Zoo.

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  20. Abbate Signals Support for EITCRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    Assemblyman Peter Abbate , a Brooklyn Democrat with strong labor ties, recently signaled his full support of a controversial education tax credit measure, pledging to vote for it should it ever be allowed out of committee by Speaker Carl Heastie. Abbate, who chairs the Committee on Governmental Employees and is also a member of the Labor Committee, expressed his support in a May 13 letter to the bishop of Brooklyn, Rev.

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