The U.S. Senate has passed legislation that would allow the president to consider awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor to Sgt. Henry Johnson, a World War I hero from upstate New York.
Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the bill's co-sponsor, says Friday that his measure passed unanimously Thursday. It now goes to the House for a vote. If approved, the legislation goes to the president for consideration.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last month recommended awarding Johnson the nation's highest military decoration for bravery in combat.
Family Court Judge Margaret “Peggy” Walsh has lost her bid to run for New York state Supreme Court in the 3rd Judicial District to the Democratic party-backed candidate, county legislator Justin Corcoran.
John Dale was the Albany Police department's first black sergeant and lieutenant.
He became a detective and a supervisor, serving as Chief from 1989 to 1995. The Korean War combat veteran joined the force in 1958 as a ptrol officer and worked his way to the top. Albany activist Alice Green tells the Times Union Dale was well-liked and always cordial, even when they disagreed, and was often called upon to be a liaison between police and the city's black community. He received many awards for his police work and for his commitment to community. John Dale was 80.
Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan today endorsed judicial delegates supporting Family Court Judge Margaret “Peggy” Walsh for state Supreme Court over the party-backed candidate, county legislator Justin Corcoran.
There is much at stake in the judicial delegates race in Tuesday’s primary: a 14-year term on the Supreme Court in the 3rd Judicial District, covering Albany, Rensselaer, Columbia, Greene, Ulster, Sullivan and Schoharie counties.
Albany city officials held a meeting Tuesday night, hearing residents' concerns after recent flash flooding.
An August 5th storm dumped buckets of rain over a short timeframe, putting an unprecedented strain on infrastructure and flooding many low-lying and poor drainage areas of the city.
Residents in the 9th ward turned out at New Scotland Elementary School (formerly School 19) to air their flood grievances before Mayor Kathy Sheehan and water department representatives, who said they're working on the issues.
The secretary of defense has recommended awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor to a black soldier from upstate New York who saved a comrade while fighting off a German attack in France during World War I.
Sen. Charles Schumer says Tuesday that Chuck Hagel has sent Congress a letter saying Sgt. Henry Johnson should receive the nation's highest military decoration for bravery in combat.
A telephone hotline has been set up for Albany residents impacted by Tuesday's flood.
Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced that residents can call 2-1-1 for information about and referrals to assistance in the wake of the unprecedented storm. Working with United Way, the Red Cross, local government, businesses and nonprofit organizations, the Mayor says she's making sure that citizens have access to assistance with temporary housing, food, clothing, clean-up and more.
Former New York Knicks guard Luther "Ticky" Burden has been diagnosed with a rare heart disease and is being treated at a Manhattan hospital. Two local fundraisers are being held to give the NBA star a helping hand.