BENJAMIN WEISER and VIVIAN YEE/The New York Times
May 3, 2016
| Updated 5 p.m.
Sheldon Silver, who rose from the Lower East Side of Manhattan to become one of the state’s most powerful and feared politicians as speaker of the New York Assembly, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison in a case that came to symbolize Albany’s culture of graft.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, is pushing for the Department of Housing and Urban Development to designate the city of Schenectady as a federal “Promise Zone” to receive assistance for community development.
The Schenectady parks chosen as part of the event include the Central Park Greenhouse, Riverside Park, Steinmetz Park, Woodlawn Park, Woodlawn Preserve, Jerry Burrell Park, Hillhurst Park, Wallingford Park and Vale.
The BizHub team of advisers will work out of the BizLab, a technology accelerator on State Street, to help start-up companies in the areas of accounting, human resources, legal and recruiting services.