New S.L.A. Chief

Yesterday the New York State Senate confirmed Daniel Boyle, the former police chief of Glennville, N.Y., as the head of the State Liquor Authority. Local officials and community boards–particularly in Chelsea and the Lower East Side, where complaints about bar and club over-saturation–have been pushing Governor Pataki to appoint someone from New York City, only to have their plea fall on deaf ears.

The Governor has another opportunity: Commissioner Joseph C. Zarriello, from Colonie, N.Y., near Albany, recently announced plans to step down from the S.L.A.

-Matthew Grace