Congressman Dan Maffei demanded reform in the federal probation system today outside the Syracuse Federal Building. Before allegedly killing Lori Bresnahan and sexual assaulting a ten year-old girl in March, David Renz managed to get out of his electronic monitoring bracelet without alerting authorities.
Legislators on both state and federal levels immediately looked into who was to blame. Congressman Dan Maffei started by looking into the effectiveness of the monitoring bracelets.
Governor Andrew Cuomo names Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick as one of the co-chairs of a commission to look into election fraud. Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney is also on the panel.
Sen. Chuck Schumer says redevelopment of these properties is long overdue.
Senator Chuck Schumer stopped by Syracuse to urge the owners of three abandoned gas stations at a key gateway to work with the city to sell or redevelop the properties. All three are at the corner of East Brighton Ave. and East Seneca Turnpike. The one at 1001 E. Brighton has been vacant for 15 years.
The two other properties are across the street at 962 E. Brighton Ave. and 571 E. Seneca Turnpike, which are seen behind Sen. Schumer.