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  • Originally posted by angelo3456 View Post
    Thanks for the info carvan. Everything shoul fall into place soon
    You're welcome. Let's pray!!!

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    • Passed Physical Agility test

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      • Originally posted by GRAND View Post
        Passed Physical Agility test
        Congrats!

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        • Originally posted by GRAND View Post
          Passed Physical Agility test
          omg me too. I just cried, lol.

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          • Congrats to all who passed the physical!!!! I thought I was going to fail the physical when I took it two years ago, then I got that sweet letter stating that I passed. I am glad to see that the process is moving very quickly for you all. When do you all meet with your investigators?

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            • Check out this article people.


              Despite crippling budget cuts, the state will spend tens of millions of dollars to leave a light on for its top judges in Albany.

              The Court of Appeals has quietly built a suite of seven posh apartments for the jurists' personal use -- a de facto Judges Hotel -- and declared the secret enclave of luxury domiciles off-limits to public inspection, The Post has learned.

              The seven crash pads are reserved only for appointees to the state's highest court -- who spend a paltry 66 days per year in Albany.

              And in a true slap to the taxpayer's face, a couple of the condos will remain vacant because two of the current judges residing outside Albany live within minutes of the capital.

              The hush-hush digs sit in the shadow of the high court, atop a 113-year-old Romanesque Revival building being lavishly restored by the judges for a jaw-dropping $23 million.

              The Office of Court Administration showed little regard for the state's fiscal woes as it plowed ahead with the judges' "secure residence."

              In fact, agency correspondence reveals Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman requested $1 million in upgrades last fall -- including cherrywood furniture and marble tile for the judges -- only to retreat after the state comptroller questioned such amenities "at a time of unprecedented financial hardship."

              The court ultimately shelved plans for a $400,000 "museum" and canceled refrigerators and microwaves for the judicial hotel rooms, but kept the Carrera marble -- with a $49,115 price tag -- and much of the cherry furniture, costing $368,800.

              The 27,000-square-foot building sat vacant for years before the county gave it to the state in 2007.

              Its restoration will also give the 30-person Law Reporting Bureau some of the most magnificent office space in Albany.

              The Post observed hardwood-framed porthole windows, stained-glass skylights and a domed ceiling adorned with a newly painted mural of the Zodiac during a limited tour last week.

              The Court of Appeals, however, citing "security concerns," refused to let the newspaper photograph -- or even see -- the seven 400-square-foot hotel rooms being prepared for the judges.

              The judges' current practice of staying at local hotels is "the opposite of a secure situation," said Court of Appeals spokesman Gary Spencer. He refused to detail any threats against the judges.

              It costs about $34,000 annually to house the judges in local hotels during the 66 days the court is in session, factoring for a state reimbursement rate of $104 and the fact that two judges already live locally.

              That, with the $240,000 the Law Reporting Bureau will save on its current lease, means the building should pay for itself -- sometime around 2095.

              The Legislature approved the renovations to the long-vacant building in 2007. Construction began after August 2009.

              Last week, Cuomo scolded Lippman for submitting a budget that raised court spending by $84 million, to $2.6 billion, despite his calls for a 10-percent spending cut -- which the chief administrative judge said would "close courts."

              Ronald Younkins, the court’s chief of operations, said that the state actually saved by starting the project while construction costs were low and argued stopping midstream would save nothing.

              "It was done at a different time, different considerations," Younkins said. "At this point there’s no benefit financially to stopping the project."

              Another solution was offered by E.J. McMahon, a fiscal policy analyst for the business-backed Manhattan Institute.

              "I would sell it to the highest bidder, which won’t get you get $23 million, and take the remainder out of the judges’ budget," McMahon said. "To say this thing looks bad is the understatement of the year."

              Be our guest

              These five judges live far enough from Albany to qualify to stay in the seven luxury apartments provided by the state during their 66-day annual session:

              Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman

              Residence: New York City
              Miles from Albany: 150
              Est. drive time: 3.5 hours

              Eugene F. Pigott Jr.

              Residence: Grand Island
              Miles from Albany: 290
              Est. drive time: 5 hours

              Theodore T. Jones

              Residence: New City
              Miles from Albany: 120
              Est. drive time: 2.5 hours

              Robert S. Smith

              Residence: New York City
              Miles from Albany: 150
              Est. drive time: 3.5 hours

              Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick

              Residence: New York City
              Miles from Albany: 150
              Est. drive time: 3.5 hours

              Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/n...#ixzz1DhyfLwf8

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              • Hello everyone,

                I took the test for court officer trainee back in october 09 and scored just under 97 with a rank of just over 200. I chose judicial districts 5 and 6 at the time of the test. I was just wondering if anyone might have any idea of when they might start canvasing for those JDs or if I should open up my availability to more districts? I would like to stay near my home but I also want to start working ASAP. Any info or opinions would help. Thanks.

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                • I would sit tight. With a # like that you should be called fairly quickly. The next class should be made up of the people off of the old list that were supposed to go into the 1/6 class that was postponed. I know that the financial situation sucks in NY right now, but like I said you should be called fairly quickly anyway (I say hang tight for your local districts because transfers can take forever if they occur at all-Courts have a lot of discretion re: who they take on a transfer) QUOTE=nairb;2654840]Hello everyone,

                  I took the test for court officer trainee back in october 09 and scored just under 97 with a rank of just over 200. I chose judicial districts 5 and 6 at the time of the test. I was just wondering if anyone might have any idea of when they might start canvasing for those JDs or if I should open up my availability to more districts? I would like to stay near my home but I also want to start working ASAP. Any info or opinions would help. Thanks.[/QUOTE]
                  RETIRED 9-16-10

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                  • Originally posted by Cravan View Post
                    Congrats to all who passed the physical!!!! I thought I was going to fail the physical when I took it two years ago, then I got that sweet letter stating that I passed. I am glad to see that the process is moving very quickly for you all. When do you all meet with your investigators?
                    I just found out I passed as well!
                    When I took my PAT there was 6 of us from upstate who actually did our first meeting with the BI and had to turn in our packets, but everyone else who was there were from the city so I dont know if they got their date to meet the BI or not.

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                    • I just found out I passed as well!
                      When I took my PAT there was 6 of us from upstate who actually did our first meeting with the BI and had to turn in our packets, but everyone else who was there were from the city so I dont know if they got their date to meet the BI or not

                      mfriguy,
                      you said you're from upstate, I was just wondering what judicial districts you selected? I am also upstate and haven't gotten anything but my score and rank. I chose JDs 5 and 6.

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                      • 9th district (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange)

                        We all met with investigators the same day we took the Physical Ability test although I think some of those who did both were from other upstate districts as well

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                        • Yea I live in orange county..not really that hostage I guess lol

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                          • Wow I meant upstate not hostage...stupid phone auto correct

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                            • Originally posted by mfriguy View Post
                              I just found out I passed as well!
                              When I took my PAT there was 6 of us from upstate who actually did our first meeting with the BI and had to turn in our packets, but everyone else who was there were from the city so I dont know if they got their date to meet the BI or not.
                              Okay. Congrats and good luck.

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                              • Congratulations to everyone that passed the PAT!!!! In your letter that stated you passed, did they give you any number specifics or just said you passed? I'm concerned about the part where you have to hold a firearm steady. How many times did you guys knock the sides? Also, any tips for us who haven't taken the test yet?


                                Thanks a lot!!!

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