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Sale Leads To Speculation

by Ali Hibbs May 28, 2015

The vacant properties on Lark Street that were home to DeJohn’s Pub and Legends Sports Lounge have finally been sold at auction—for far less than the original asking price. New owners, New York Business Development ...

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Now Brewing on Broadway

by Ali Hibbs May 28, 2015

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On Tuesday (May 26), Druthers Brewing Co. opened a new 18,000-square-foot brewery and restaurant at 1053 Broadway in Albany’s warehouse district. This is the second local brewery, bar and restaurant for the brand, which opened ...

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Save the Machine

by Ali Hibbs May 21, 2015

  “Our costs are $800 a month for rent and another $200 for utilities,” said Chris “Saucy” Caulfield, a local artist and member of The Machine: A Creative Co-op, whose bohemian public art space is currently ...

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Clean is Possible

by Ali Hibbs May 21, 2015

  Environmental advocates met with more than a dozen state legislators this week in an effort to garner support for laws they say would be more reflective of the social and sustainability concerns of many New ...

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It’s About More Than Books

by Ali Hibbs May 14, 2015

  This Tuesday, May 19, Albany residents will vote on the 2016 library budget—including a small tax increase to cover rising health insurance costs for employees—and choose two new trustees to fill positions on the board ...

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I Want To Ride My Bike

by Ali Hibbs May 14, 2015

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  A small group of semi-naked cycling enthusiasts biked through the streets of Troy on Tuesday evening, May 12, in support of alternate modes of transportations and alternative lifestyles. “Essentially the purpose is to bring visibility to ...

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Show Our Kids the Money

by Ali Hibbs May 9, 2015

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  Gov. Andrew Cuomo failed to provide a promised $6 billion to public schools across the state, according to a report released last week by Alliance for a Quality Education, Opportunity Action, and the Public Policy ...

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The Question Man

by Ali Hibbs May 7, 2015

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  “Bob Barker used a Sony ECM-51 on The Price Is Right,” says Joe Bellacosa of his favorite game-show host. “I got the Superscope EC-12B. The one used by Gene Rayburn on The Match Game. Nobody ...

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A Right to Know

by Ali Hibbs May 4, 2015

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  Inside the state Capitol on Tuesday afternoon (April 28), hundreds rallied in support of a law that would require the mandatory labeling of food products derived from genetically engineered crops, or GMOs (genetically modified organisms). “Hundreds ...

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Equal Treatment Now

by Ali Hibbs May 4, 2015

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  It was a perfect spring day in West Capitol Park on Tuesday (April 28) as hundreds gathered from across New York state in recognition of the 25th Equality and Justice Day. At the annual statewide ...

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Learning to Grow

by Ali Hibbs May 4, 2015

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  Spring is finally here and it’s time to reduce those grocery bills by growing your own healthy greens. Don’t have the land? No worries, just check out one of the many community gardens here in ...

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Almost Ready to Roll

by Ali Hibbs May 4, 2015

  The City of Albany has finally chosen a company to supply the controversial red-light traffic cameras (RLCs) that legislators voted to install at 20 intersections around the city—and says they hope to have the new ...

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Off the Rails

by Ali Hibbs February 26, 2015

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  “It’s not if, it’s when,” repeated a small crowd of activists gathered outside Albany City Hall in frigid temperatures last Thursday. Bearing signs that read “What Will It Take?” and “Is Albany Next?” they were ...

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Lanes of Progress

by Ali Hibbs February 20, 2015

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that work will begin Monday on a $22.3 million project to replace the I-87 bridges over Albany-Shaker Road in the town of Colonie. The two bridges, which were built ...

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Lights, Cameras . . .

by Ali Hibbs February 20, 2015

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  Earlier this month, the city of Albany revealed the 20 locations at which it will place traffic cameras intended to catch scofflaws running red lights at those intersections. On Monday, the city will listen to ...

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A Healthy Simplification

by Ali Hibbs February 12, 2015

  Eighty percent of medical costs associated with billing and insurance practices in the United States—approximately $375 billion—is squandered annually due to systemic inefficiency, according to a study released last month by a group of physicians ...

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Uncontrolled Substances

by Ali Hibbs February 12, 2015

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  New York’s Medicaid system overpaid pharmacies by more than $1.1 million over a five-year period for narcotics and other controlled substance prescriptions that exceeded legal limits, according to an audit released earlier this month by ...

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Alone Time

by Ali Hibbs February 12, 2015

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  I have a history of subjugating myself to my romantic relationships. This has never ended well. Even those who know me best will probably find this little nugget of personal information somewhat astonishing. I think I’m ...

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Cautious Hope

by Ali Hibbs February 5, 2015

  “This will actually be the longest speech I’ve ever given,” said the new speaker of the New York State Assembly on Feb. 3, as he began his eight-minute address to the chamber following his election ...

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Power Outage

by Ali Hibbs January 29, 2015

  Federal prosecutors launched a grand jury investigation into the activities of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) in June 2013, one month before the formation of Cuomo’s now-defunct Moreland Commission—but the powerful politician has been suspected ...

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In Case You Forgot

by Ali Hibbs January 29, 2015

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  While it was immediately eclipsed by the FBI arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Gov. Andrew Cuomo released his 2015 budget and gave the annual State of the State address in Albany last week—an address ...

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Single-Payer Support

by Ali Hibbs January 22, 2015

  Health-care professionals and patients rallied at the Legislative Office Building last week in support of legislation to implement a universal health-care system in New York State. Decrying the current system as too costly and exclusionary, ...

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Slack on Safety

by Ali Hibbs January 22, 2015

  “The SAVE Act was passed by the state Legislature in 2000 to boost school safety and address violence in our public schools,” New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said last week after an audit revealed ...

State of the Protest

by Ali Hibbs January 22, 2015

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  “I wasn’t read my rights or told [what the charges were],” Masai Andrews told friends on Facebook yesterday after being released by Albany Police following his arrest at a protest against police violence in the ...

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Eat, Drink and Support Local Arts

by Ali Hibbs January 22, 2015

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  This weekend was a perfect fusion of all of our favorite things as the 6th Annual Wine and Dine for the Arts fundraiser events provided opportunities to sample wines and craft beers, taste dishes created ...

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