New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the United Federation of Teachers reached a long-sought contract that includes a retroactive 10 percent raise over the next seven years and a one-time $1,000 cash bonus.

The agreement means $3.4 billion in back pay to the union in exchange for a substantial reduction in health care costs.

Talks between the city and the police union, however, are another matter.

Nevele Investors and Claremont Partners CEO Michael Treanor, who is among those bidding for a casino license, was accused of sexually assaulting his sister.

Assemblyman Bob Sweeney, the chairman of the Environmental Conservation Committee, won’t run for re-election.

Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino says Democrats are taking a deep dive into his life.

Onondaga County Comptroller Bob Antonacci is — once again — being approached about running for state comptroller.

An error caused $300 million to be accidentally deposited into the pension fund accounts of police and firefighters.

Assemblyman David DiPietro says his gun giveaway is proving to be a boon for his fundraiser.

Supporters of the Scaffold Law are pouncing on a report from the Rockefeller Institute that was funded in part by a business-backed group pushing to overhaul the law.

Michael Kicinski is off the Republican ballot in the NY-22.

Thirty-two people were charged in a heroin bust that was dubbed “Operation Crazy Train.”

Spring rains are delaying the opening of Canal season.

With “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ hitting theaters, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is touting that part of the film was shot in Rochester, thanks to the state’s generous tax credit program.

Federal lawmakers are bristling at airline industry claims that a new safety rule is to blame for a shortage of pilots.

A poll found that 41 percent of New Yorkers would leave the state if given the chance.

An assistant U.S. attorney working Rep. Michael Grimm’s corruption case is running for the state Assembly.

The Ulster County Board of Elections accidentally released the address of a school board candidate.

A public meeting will be held in Syracuse this evening on the future of Interstate 81.

WaPo’s Fix blog declares Rob Ford’s 15 minutes are up.

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