New York's acting health commissioner has declared influenza "prevalent" in the state, and says health care workers who aren't vaccinated must wear masks around patients.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration on Thursday awarded a new round of grants and tax credits worth an estimated $709 million for 852 projects expected to create jobs.
The announcements, which drew hundreds of municipal and business representatives to Albany, are for the fourth year of regional economic development programs. The 10 regional counsels made presentations to state officials in bids for funding.
Stamford is trying to shift legal liability in slip-and-fall lawsuits to private property owners.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has approved a budget for 2015, days after the agency implemented its fourth scheduled toll increases at bridges and tunnels.
The Port Authority on Wednesday said the proposed $7.8 billion budget holds operating expenses to $2.9 billion, a 1.8 percent increase over 2014 and at or below the rate of inflation. The agency says the increase will be offset by increased occupancy at the redeveloped World Trade Center site.
For the first time in more than four years, Connecticut motorists are paying less than $3 a gallon for regular gas.
Restaurateurs and hoteliers plan to weigh in as a state board considers whether to mandate they pay tipped workers the standard minimum wage in New York.
Duchess Kate and New York City's first lady, Chirlane McCray, constructed holiday crafts and wrapped presents with young students at the Northside Center for Child Development.