Good morning and happy Monday! It’s gonna be hot and muggy today.

Happening today:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany and New York City and has nothing public planned.

At 9:45 a.m., Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will join local officials for a tour of the development projects of downtown Riverhead. Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead.

At 1 p.m., Hochul will announce energy efficiency improvements at SUNY Stony Brook University, Centers for Molecular Medicine, 100 Nicolis Road, Stony Brook.

At 3 p.m., at kick off event will be held for the Aurora Games, Empire State Plaza, Albany.

At 7 p.m., Hochul will participate in discussions of the future of women in leadership at the Hamptons Institute, 158 Main St., East Hampton.

At 7:30 p.m., New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will be live on NY1’s Inside City Hall.


The NYPD judge who recommended Officer Daniel Pantaleo be fired for putting Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold says that the officer’s recount of the incident was “untruthful,” according to an opinion from the judge obtained by the New York Times.

The judge, the Times reported, called Pantaleo’s claim “implausible and self-serving” in a 46-page opinion.

Activists rallied in Manhattan Sunday, calling on the Senate to act on passing gun safety legislation.

Records show the worst New York City Housing Authority is in West Harlem, which is in need of $286 million of repairs.

Verizon is ending its contract with local news channel RNN, a move that will end Fios1 News in November.

Republican state lawmakers had their day in court, arguing on Friday against a cap on outside income backed by a compensation commission that also raised their salaries.

Jimmy Vielkind: The outcome of the outside income limits could ultimately affect who comes back to Albany.

Medical marijuana patients are crossing the border to Massachusetts for what are considered to be better, cheaper products.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli have finalized an agreement that would return oversight of procurement and contracting to the comptroller’s office, powers that had come under scrutiny following the corruption arrests of a close former aide to the governor, upstate developers and the president of SUNY Polytechnic.

Back in April, Cuomo’s budget director, Robert Mujica, said that pre-audit authority had already been restored, but it turns out that statement was false.

When lawmakers passed the Child Victims Act in January the financial impact of the bill was left to be determined. Even as hundreds of plaintiffs filed lawsuits this week under the new law, that impact still isn’t totally clear.

The political wrangling over the law also allowed alleged abusers and institutions to shield their assets from the coming civil suits.

As the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo faces more than 100 lawsuits filed under the Child Victims Act, a former seminarian is now accusing the diocese of blackmail.

Republican state Sen. Robert Ortt made it official on Saturday morning — he’s throwing his hat into the 2020 race for the 27th Congressional District.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board continue to investigate a fatal plane crash in Dutchess County.

Salaries for officials at the New York City Department of Education have received raises as high as 35 percent.

Police have charged the man they took into custody Saturday in connection with Friday’s rice cooker scare in Manhattan.

A picnic and a meet-and-greet are on the schedule for Mayor Bill de Blasio Sunday, Day 2 of his weekend trip to New Hampshire.

Nearly 3,000 New York City workers have donated to the Democratic candidates for president, and not just Mayor de Blasio.

The head of the New York City police union is slamming de Blasio over a violent melee cops found themselves in in Brooklyn over the weekend.

Jails in New York City are being reimagined with solitary confinement as a component to their design.

Organizations are increasing efforts to prevent suicides nationwide, including the FCC and the NYPD.

The organizers of Operation Adopt-a-Soldier planning their recovery after fire ripped through the non-profit’s building in Wilton.

Three candidates for the State Supreme Court in the Sixth District are running more than their campaign together. Christopher Baker, Oliver Blaise, and Mark Masler are running together for the three open seats in the district, but Sunday, they also ran a triathlon together.

Algae bloom has been reported in More Lake State Park, which officials say they are closely tracking.

For the last year, residents along East 10th Street say Department of Sanitation trucks have been stinking up their block.

Republican challengers are rushing to run against Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

In national news:

President Trump dismissed concerns a recession is possible and cautioned China over its reaction to protests in Hong Kong.

Gun control experts say the focus should be on high-capacity magazines as the number of mass shootings rise.

The women who say they were sexually assaulted and harassed by journalist Mark Halperin are blasting his new book deal.

In South Carolina, Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke at a church as she sought to boost her standing with black voters.

Online fundraising by former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign has struggled to continue momentum, suggesting trouble with generating grassroots enthusiasm.

Foreign diplomats are bracing themselves for the president to be re-elected next year and what that will mean for negotiating with the United States.

People who live in Greenland are baffled — and opposed — to the idea of President Trump making a move to purchase it.

From the editorial pages:

The Times Union knocked the Troy Police Department’s efforts to paper over the death of a civilian during an interaction with a police officer last year.

The New York Post blasted the mismanagement and skyrocketing overtime costs at the MTA.

The Daily News touted two bills in the state Legislature that are meant to make adoptions fairer.

From the sports pages:

Congrats to Pete Alonso of The New York Mets for achieving a rookie milestone.

Just what, exactly, is Brett Gardner’s weird bat thing in the dugout all about?