Empire State Weekly SUNY & CUNY Vaccine Rules and Republican Field for Governor Taking Shape

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Children in New York between 12 and 15 are now eligible to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, following federal approval. But the state is also upping the ante on college students getting the vaccine, by requiring all on-campus students at SUNY and CUNY schools to get vaccinated before they return in the … Read more

Gov. Cuomo: State is open to ‘creative’ ideas for vaccine incentives

BRONX, N.Y. (WROC) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in the Bronx Thursday for a coronavirus briefing to update New Yorkers on the state’s ongoing coronavirus response efforts. The governor provided the following data Thursday: 204,531 COVID-19 tests reported statewide Wednesday 1.08% positivity rate (lowest since October 10, 2020) 22 new deaths in New York 1,852 … Read more

NY task force will decide whether to vaccinate kids 12 to 15

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Children ages 12 to 15 in New York could get vaccinated as early as Thursday, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. New York State preparing to give COVID vaccine to 12-15 year-olds The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine advisory committee was expected to meet Wednesday to formally recommend the Pfizer vaccine … Read more

Schenectady’s Orchard Park redevelopment project breaks ground

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Ground has been broken on Orchard Park, a $1.3 million redevelopment project in Schenectady’s Mont Pleasant neighborhood. This is said to mark a major milestone for revitalization efforts along Crane Street. “We are proud to break ground today on the highly anticipated redevelopment of Orchard Park,”Mayor Gary McCarthy said. “This investment … Read more

PODCAST: On the Story with Trishna Begam: A bad tick season ahead

Episode 8: Get ready for a bad tick season (NEWS10) –  It’s tick season and it’s going to be a bad one according to one local expert. Joellen Lampman, with the Cornell Cooperative, works for the State’s Integrated Pest Management program. She tells us how she saw it all coming two years ago. A blacklegged tick a … Read more

Cuomo looking ahead to post-COVID recovery

NEW YORK (NEWS10) — On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a press conference from the Javits Center in New York City. He announced the completion of an expansion at the Javits Center—a 50% increase across five new floors—projects to better access the waterfront in Buffalo and Albany, and new construction at New York City’s Port … Read more

How friendly is each state for police officers?

CHARLESTON, W.V. (WOWK) — Being a police officer is one of the most dangerous occupations, and events surrounding the enforcement of COVID-19 and heightened public scrutiny of police brutality incidents have put policing under the spotlight even more. Massachusetts is best state for working moms; Vermont, New York in top 10 Combine the high risk … Read more

Police searching for suspect after 2 women, 4-year-old injured in Times Square shooting: officials

TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan — The NYPD said two women and a 4-year-old girl have been shot in Times Square Saturday and officers are looking for at least one suspect.  The victims were shot at about 4:55 p.m. at 45th Street and 7th Avenue in Manhattan, authorities said. The suspect discharged his weapon three times. The … Read more

Empire State Weekly Scaled Back Business Restrictions, Eviction Moratorium Extended, and Voting Rights for Parolees

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The state is greatly expanding – and even outright removing – capacity restrictions on many industries across New York, as COVID-19 cases and vaccinations are both heading in the right direction. But one restriction that is staying in place is the CDC’s guidance on maintaining six feet of social distancing wherever … Read more

Four inductees announced for Video Game Hall of Fame 2021 class

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — It’s official: There are four new members of the World Video Game Hall of Fame. This year’s class includes: Animal Crossing Microsoft Flight Simulator StarCraft Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Officials from the Strong National Museum of Play, where the World Video Game Hall of Fame is located in Rochester, … Read more