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NYS Offering Free Entry to State Park Pools

New York is offering free access to state pools this summer as part of the “Get Offline, Get Outside” campaign to promote physical and mental health in kids. The program is looking to encourage New York’s kids and families to put down their phones and computers, take a break from social media, and enjoy recreation […]

Education Government News

NYS Awards $38 Million for Improvements at 33 Colleges

Governor Kathy Hochul announced $38 million in capital grants at 33 colleges and universities across New York State through the Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program (HECap). These awards support projects that provide construction and renovation of new laboratory and research spaces, the purchase of new instructional technologies and equipment, and many other significant investments. […]

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NY State Makes Payments for Training Volunteer Firefighters

Governor Kathy Hochul announced New York’s new $10 million Volunteer Firefighter Training Stipend program has paid out its first $140,250 to a total of 105 students from more than 50 fire departments statewide. Initially included as part of the Fiscal Year 24 Enacted Budget, the program seeks to strengthen the volunteer fire service by offsetting […]

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NY DMV to Launch Mobile IDs on Your Phone

Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has launched the New York Mobile ID, a highly secure digital version of a state-issued driver license, learner permit or ID on a smartphone. The Mobile ID is a voluntary product designed for the convenience and security of New Yorkers and is […]

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NY Forms Technology Partnership With Netherlands

Governor Kathy Hochul and Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Liesje Schreinemacher announced a new partnership last week to strengthen innovation and collaboration in the semiconductor industry between the Netherlands and New York State during the royal visit by Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. The partnership, formalized in […]

Government News NYC

NYC Government Workforce Expected to Increase for First Time Since Pandemic

New York City’s full-time government workforce is expected to increase for the first-time year-over-year since the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The city is projected to end the 2024 Fiscal Year (FY) in June with at least 283,000 full-time employees, up from 281,917 workers in June 2023. “The COVID-19 […]

Government Long Island News

Two Nissan Dealers to Pay $350,000 for Overcharging Customers

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James has secured more than $350,000 from two Long Island Nissan dealerships, Route 112 Nissan and South Shore Nissan, for overcharging more than 200 New Yorkers who wanted to purchase their leased vehicles at the end of their lease term. An investigation by the Office of the Attorney General […]

Government News NYC

Governor Calls Off Congestion Pricing in NYC

Governor Kathy Hochul abruptly ordered the MTA to halt congestion pricing plans in Manhattan that was set to launch on June 30, 2024. The Governor cited affordability and the cost of living to avoid added burdens to working- and middle-class families. The plan had been opposed by commuters and was facing several lawsuits. Governor Hochul […]

Government News NYC

Look for Public Bathrooms in NYC on Google Maps

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Eric Adams has launched “Ur In Luck,” a new effort to expand New Yorkers’ access to public restrooms across all five boroughs, including in Flushing. Over the next five years, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks) will build 46 new restrooms and renovate 36 existing […]

Government News NYC

Governor Announces Funding for 19 Projects in New York City

Governor Kathy Hochul announced a total of 19 transformational projects in New York City as part of two economic development programs: the Downtown Revitalization Initiative and NY Forward. Ten projects were announced for East Harlem, the Round 6 winner of a $10 million DRI award; four projects were announced for the Garment District, a Round […]

Government News NYC

NY Plans to Transform Brooklyn Marine Terminal

Governor Kathy Hochul, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced an agreement in principle between the City of New York, New York State, the Port Authority, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation that will enable the city to transform the Brooklyn Marine Terminal […]

Albany Government News

228 Troopers Graduate From NY State Police Academy

NY State Police Superintendent Steven James congratulated 228 new State Troopers as they graduated Tuesday from the 214th Session of the Basic School of the New York State Police Academy. The ceremony was held at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. The graduation increases the State Police ranks to 4,977 sworn members. Superintendent […]

Government News Transportation

Metro-North Completes Maintenance Project at Croton Hub

Governor Kathy Hochul announced the completion of upgrades to MTA Metro-North Railroad’s vital maintenance and operations hub at Croton-on-Hudson, NY, which employs 1,200 people. With the opening of this new 400,000 square foot facility, known as the Harmon Shop, Metro-North will be able to maintain train reliability and meet the maintenance needs of its operations […]

Funding Government Long Island News

NYS Giving $15 Million to Expand Pancreatic Cancer Center

Governor Kathy Hochul announced $15 million for the expansion of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Pancreatic Cancer Center of Excellence. The funding from Empire State Development will be used for the Lab’s $500 million expansion plan and builds on the $55 million previously committed by New York State, making the State one of the labs largest […]

Government News NYC

NYC Mayor to Add 1,200 New Police Recruits

NEW YORK – New York Mayor Eric Adams announced the city will add two additional New York City Police Department (NYPD) police academy classes, in July and October, to the upcoming Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Executive Budget. Each of the two new classes will add 600 new recruits to the rolls this calendar year, bringing […]