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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is holding an even at the Mario Cuomo Bridge in Tarrytown.

At 8:30 a.m., Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Business Initiative Corporation of New York co-host the 21st Annual Bronx Bankers Breakfast, Villa Barone Manor, 737 Throggs Neck Expwy., the Bronx.

At 9 a.m., state Assemblyman Walter Mosley, Assemblyman Charles Barron, New York City Councilwoman Inez Barron and other leaders hold a press conference to speak out against the specialized high school admission exam, City Hall steps, Manhattan.

At 9:15 a.m., NYC Councilman Ben Kallos joins a group of parent leaders at a press conference to detail their opposition to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed changes to the city’s specialized high school entrance exam, 250 Broadway, Manhattan.

At 9:45 a.m., Gov. Andrew Cuomo will make an announcement at the Mario Cuomo Bridge, 555 White Plains Road, Tarrytown.

At 10 a.m., Westchester County Executive George Latimer recognizes all levels of correctional professionals, retirees and community partners, Westchester County Jail, 10 Woods Rd., Valhalla.

Also at 10 a.m., Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will announce Restore NY funding for the Holiday Inn Express Hotel on Grand Island, 2761 Road, Grand Island.

Also at 10 a.m., NYC Councilman Ritchie Torres announces a new law passed by the City Council to close a loophole that allows landlords to falsify documents with city agencies and lie about the amount of rent-regulated units in a building without consequence, Torres’ district office, 573 E. Fordham Road, Bronx.

Also at 10 a.m., the state Assembly Committee on Education holds a public hearing on specialized high schools, Assembly Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, Room 1923, Manhattan.

At 11 a.m., NYC Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. attends a ribbon-cutting for an affordable housing development, 960 Simpson St., the Bronx.

Also at 11 a.m., state Sens. Shelley Mayer and Peter Harckham honor Vietnam War veteran Frank Romeo for his work educating students and bringing attention to the mental health challenges of veterans, American Legion Post 135, 57 Mitchell Pl., White Plains.

Also at 11 a.m., the state Assembly Committee on Housing holds a public hearing on rental housing and tenant protections, Legislative chamber, Monroe County Office Building, 39 W. Main St., Rochester.

At 11:30 a.m. Hochul will announce state funded projects to enhance pedestrian and bicycle access in western New York, Historic Iron Trestle Pedestrian Bridge, 1 Main St., Tonawanda.

At noon, the NYC Council Committee on Transportation meets jointly with the Committee on Finance, Council chamber, City Hall, Manhattan.

Also at noon, state Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, Strong Economy for All Coalition, Citizen Action, Empire State Indivisible, the Working Families Party and others hold a press conference urging the Assembly to pass the Tax Returns Release Under Specific Terms Act, Million Dollar Staircase, 3rd Fl., state Capitol, Albany.

Also at noon, Assemblymembers Carmen De La Rosa and Nily Rozic will attend a Mother’s Day rally to make visitation easier for families of the incarcerated. Adam Clayton Powell Office Building, New York City.

At 6 p.m., state Sens. Velmanette Montgomery, John Liu and Roxanne Persaud, and Assemblywoman Diana Richardson, host a community speak out on school diversity and specialized high school admissions, NYU Tandon, Bern Dibner Building, Pfizer Auditorium, 5 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn.

Also at 6 p.m., state Assemblyman Mike LiPetri hosts a rally to demand a permanent MTA police presence to thwart constant issues of homelessness, harassment of riders and public safety stemming from drug activity, Babylon train station, Railroad Ave., Babylon, Long Island.


State lawmakers introduced legislation that would halt the dissolution of a closed hospital’s corporation until an audit is done to determine what happened to its pension fund.

Self-help guru Keith Raniere was brilliant, so brilliant that the government considered him a threat and that his energy could impact weather. Those myths and other oddities about the spiritual leader of the secretive upstate New York organization called NXIVM were detailed on Thursday by a former group official testifying at Raniere’s federal trial.

New York City’s rent control laws are due to expire at the end of June. And as the laws expire, state legislators want to strengthen protections for tenants and bring the regulations to upstate cities.

Rep. Antonio Delgado is proposing new legislation that would increase transparency when it comes to using PFAS chemicals.

Buffalo Bills fans are known to be among the rowdiest tailgaters in the NFL. But Rep. Tom Reed, a self-proclaimed lifelong fan, said the organization and law enforcement have things under control.

Members of The First Congregational Church of Ithaca have declared the space a Sanctuary Church. For 15 months members have been researching and discussing the possibility.

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo declared a state of emergency on Thursday in response to Lake Ontario water levels.

Democrats running for the White House are scrambling to win the nomination and beat President Donald Trump, but they are also competing for money. Should he jump in, Mayor Bill de Blasio would near the bottom of the pack when it comes to money and support in the polls.

He’s not known just for his leather jacket and cowboy hat. City Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr., a Democrat from the Bronx who is also a conservative Pentecostal minister, is known for making remarks that spark outrage. This time, Diaz shocked members of the Council this week when he suggested reporting the sexual harassment would make him “a rat.”

Residents of the Fulton Houses in Manhattan are getting visitors. Employees of the New York City Housing Authority are fanning out across this Manhattan apartment complex to try to tell residents about their new plans.

In December 2017, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a major economic development project for Long Island, which includes a revamping of Belmont Park and a new arena for the New York Islanders hockey team. But the project could be in jeopardy.

Melissa DeRosa, the top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, blasted the MTA’s overtime spending and called for changes to how the transit agency is spending money.

A judge in Washington, D.C. said he is fast-tracking to trial the legal fight over whether to temporarily block a congressional subpoena issued for Trump’s financial records.

Trump welcomed Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox to the White House to celebrate the team’s 2018 World Series championship despite some players opted not to participate.

America First Action, an outside group supporting Trump, intends to spend $250 million in six battleground states as part of a major effort to boost his chances of being reelected in 2020.

A judge ordered the Department of Justice to hand over the unredacted portions of Mueller’s report pertaining to Roger Stone for her to review privately.

Across the nation, hospitals treating patients with private health insurance were paid overall 2.4 times the Medicare rates in 2017, according to a RAND Corp. analysis. The difference was largest for outpatient care, where private prices were almost triple what Medicare would have paid.

As the measles outbreak deepens in New York City, health authorities have been focusing on schools affiliated with ultra-Orthodox Judaism, because they are where measles transmission has occurred so far. But immunization data suggests that reluctance to vaccinate is much more widespread.

Meanwhile, a measles case has been reported in Greene County.

Some Republicans on Long Island are urging New York officials to rethink an end to cashless bail for non-violent felonies and misdemeanors.

Accused sex cult leader Keith Raniere was a paranoid nutcase convinced that he was being spied on by authorities, a former high-ranking NXIVM member testified.

The kind of conflict-ridden fundraising NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio conducted on behalf of his former nonprofit group will soon be punishable by fines of up to $25,000 per violation, under new rules adopted yesterday by the city Conflicts of Interest Board.

An appeals judge has temporarily blocked NYC from opening a controversial homeless shelter in Manhattan’s swank “Billionaires’ Row” neighborhood.

Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan is not pleased with his ban from Facebook.