Good morning and a happy Tuesday to all!

Happening today:

At 9:45 a.m., Sen. John Liu will tour the health and vision center at PS 18 in the Bronx. PS 18 @ 502 Morris Avenue, Bronx.

Also at 9:45 a.m., Mayor Bill de Blasio will deliver remarks at Convene, 730 Third Ave., New York City.

Also at 9:45 a.m., Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will discuss efforts to combat the opioid epidemic a conference of the Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers. The Conference and Event Center, 1010 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls.

At 10 a.m., Sen. David Carlucci will host a voter registration drive. Rockland Community College. 145 College Rd. Suffern.

At 11 a.m., Lt. Gov. Hochul will announce the opening of the House of Hope Recovery Center. Heritage Square Plaza, 81 Walnut St., Lockport.

At noon, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will tour Eastern Correctional Facility & Bard Prison Initiative Program. 30 Institution Rd, Napanoch.

At 12:45 p.m., Lt. Gov. Hochul will visit Alfred State students at the Norhtland Workforce Training Center. 683 Northland Ave. Buffalo.

At 2: 30 p.m., Lt. Gov. Hochul will announce the opening of affordable and supportive housing. 120 Charlotte St., Rochester.

At 3:15 p.m., Lt. Gov. Hochul will join Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren to highlight workforce development. City Hall. 30 Church St., Rochester.

At 3:30 p.m., Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will participate in a forum on affordable housing. Towers Of Bliss, 41 N 2nd St, Hudson.

Also at 3:30 p.m., Mayor de Blasio will deliver remarks at the Hunters Point Library. 47-40 Center Blvd, Long Island City.

At 6 p.m., Representatives from the NAACP and the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council will hold a news conference to push for an Albany County ban on flavored tobacco products. Behind the Albany County Courthouse, 16 Eagle Street, Albany.

Also at 6 p.m., New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray will deliver remarks’s first salary negotiation workshop. Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, the Bronx.

At 7 p.m., Lt. Gov. Hochul will deliver remarks at the YWCA of Niagara Frontier ‘A Tribute to Women’ Event. Doubletree. 401 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.


Gov. Cuomo on Long Island broke ground for the construction of a new arena for the Islanders at Belmont Park.

Mayor de Blasio joined Inside City Hall to discuss his decision to end his presidential campaign, campaign and what is on his agenda moving forward, including helping New Yorkers prepare for retirement.

Abandoning his presidential bid, Mayor Bill de Blasio was back to work at City Hall somewhat bright and early Monday.

The mayor suggested he would be supportive of banning repeat groping offenders from the subway system.

While behind bars, Jeffrey Epstein sought to arrange payments to buy the silence of women.

In the wake of water contaminations in communities like Hoosick Falls, Petersburgh and Newburgh, New York officials set new drinking water standards. But environmental advocates say they don’t go far enough.

Newark’s water crisis has been partially triaged with the introduction of lead filters, which have proved to be effective.

The CEO of MyPayrollHR’s parent company was charged with bank fraud in federal court Monday.

Long Island Democrat Jim Gaughran introduced legislation Monday that would prohibit gun raffles across the state. His Republican state Senate colleague Rob Ortt is not happy.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his administration’s top insurance and banking regulator on Monday blasted the $34 million in bonuses to employees at Purdue Pharma.

The relatives who care for the children of opioid-addicted parents face a series of legal hurdles in New York’s court system.

A bill in the New York City Council is meant to crackdown on commercial tenant harassment.

MTA buses are leaving more riders hurt, and transit officials are blaming drivers for having to swerve to avoid cars, pedestrians and cyclists.

Transit chief Andy Byford called cuts to the busiest bus route in Brooklyn “difficult.”

A proposed bill would bar former politicians convicted of a felony from seeking elected office for a decade.

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance in a motion called for a lawsuit fighting his office’s subpoenas for President Trump’s tax returns be tossed.

New York City education officials are attempting to weave a concept called “culturally responsive” and “sustaining education” into the city’s curriculum. The idea is that students learn better when they feel their cultures and identities are reflected in what they study.

Amid animal attacks, New York officials want more animals listed as officially “dangerous.”

A heads up for asthma and allergy sufferers: You might be feeling a little worse than usual the next couple of weeks. Last week was asthma “peak week.”

The Rochester City School District is under attack from all sides after reporting a multimillion dollar deficit and having no apparent answers for why it exists.

Allegations of abuse and sexual harassment by former Cheektowaga priest Jeffrey Nowak are at the center of a criminal investigation by the Erie County district attorney.

The housing inspection program and registry in Rockland County is being challenged in court.

A man was charged with making a terroristic threat after he was found with an inoperable bomb at the New Rochelle train station.

Attorneys representing Tonawanda Coke appeared in bankruptcy court Monday seeking approval to sell the property to Riverview Innovation and Technology Campus.

A teacher who was fired from a private school in Bronxville after she held a mock “slave auction” was hired by the Mount Vernon school district.

In national news:

President Trump reportedly froze aid earmarked for Ukraine before speaking with the country’s president about his concerns with Hunter Biden’s business activity.

President Trump insisted he did not dangle aid in exchange for an investigation of the former vice president’s son.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is quietly conferring with House Democrats about whether to move forward with impeachment proceedings against the president.

The Trump administration is pushing its legal authority in shielding a whistleblower complaint from Congress.

Pelosi is more open to the idea of impeaching the president as Democrats previously on the fence are also warming to the idea.

General Motors is putting more workers on furlough as a strike by the United Auto Workers enters its second week.

An anti-vaccination movement across the country — and in New York — was decades in the making, and has begun to impact public policy.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the Trump administration’s plan to crack down on e-cigarettes has too many loopholes.

A Russian hacker has admitted to his involvement in one of the biggest thefts of consumer data from a U.S. financial institution.

From the editorial pages:

Newsday writes President Trump should end the stonewalling over the Ukraine-Biden flap.

Seth Barron writes in The New York Post that the race to replace Rep. Jose Serrano may be “the craziest” campaign in 2020.

Chris Churchill writes in The Times Union that it’s time for the state to tear down Albany’s I-787.

From the sports pages:

The postseason hopes for the Mets faded after losing to the Marlins 8-4.