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FUSION

by Ali Hibbs October 23, 2014

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  Duck liver mousse and country pate canapés, gravlax of salmon, port wine cheese balls, BLT deviled eggs, local smoked trout and apple salad, Thai and jerk spiced popcorn bags, an artisan cheese display. And, of course, ...

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The Light Turns Green

by Ali Hibbs October 23, 2014

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  And so Albany’s red-light camera debate ends. Not with a bang, but with two hours of repetitive arguments. It seemed that almost every Common Council member had something to say—at length—before voting on the proposed ...

Revitalize

by Ali Hibbs October 23, 2014

  New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced last week that he’s awarding $20 million to land banks across the state as part of his Land Bank Community Revitalization Initiative intended to “Help New York ...

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Cooperation for Education

by Ali Hibbs October 16, 2014

  Earlier this month saw the grand opening of an innovative new educational model benefitting Albany’s South End. Funded by a $4.98 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), with “additional ...

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Putting Out Fires

by Ali Hibbs October 16, 2014

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  About 40 minutes into the Q&A portion of her budget presentation at John J. Bach Library on New Scotland Avenue this Tuesday, Mayor Kathy Sheehan was becoming visibly frustrated with the crowd—mostly firefighters concerned with ...

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The Honeymoon’s Over

by Ali Hibbs October 9, 2014

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  “For me, it’s a public-safety issue,” said Mayor Kathy Sheehan when she requested red-light traffic cameras back in May, “This is not a revenue-driven decision at all.” Fast-forward to last week when the mayor released her ...

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WAKA, WAKA

by Ali Hibbs October 2, 2014

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  Kickball. It’s the new Match.com. “Our wedding was pretty much kickball, but without the grass,” says 35-year-old Elizabeth Galarneau. “It was a kickball wedding. And we wanted to do it that way because that‘s how we ...

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Stop and Think

by Ali Hibbs September 25, 2014

  Controversial red-light traffic cameras were the topic of discussion at the Albany Common Council’s Public Safety Committee meeting this week. Legislators considering the proposed ordinance heard comments from Deputy Police Chief Brendan Cox, Assistant Corporation ...

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Empire State of Cheese

by Ali Hibbs September 18, 2014

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  “A lot of people aren’t even aware of how many world-class producers we have right here, within a 100-mile radius of where we’re sitting,” says Jonathan Milks, Honest Weight Food Co-op’s newest cheesemonger, at a ...

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The Mending Meal

by Ali Hibbs September 18, 2014

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  The fictional character of a certain Robert Frost poem may well have believed it was good fences, but to Susan Fowler and local volunteers at the nascent Soul Café in Albany, it’s good meals that ...

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When the Lights Change

by Ali Hibbs September 11, 2014

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  On Monday, Albany city lawmakers will introduce a bill allowing for the installation of cameras at traffic light intersections that would automatically photograph the license plates of cars that run red lights and issue tickets ...

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A Humbling Lesson

by Ali Hibbs September 11, 2014

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  If Capital Region Democrats had gotten their way this Tuesday, Zephyr Teachout would be the Democratic nominee for the gubernatorial election in November and, by most accounts, would have gone on to become the state’s ...

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A Progressive Challenge

by Ali Hibbs September 4, 2014

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  The state democratic primaries are only five days away and, to many New Yorkers, it seems as though Zephyr Rain Teachout—true to her eerily appropriate name—has come blowing into the gubernatorial race in its final ...

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Big Bang

by Ali Hibbs August 28, 2014

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  The blast-cum-collapse could be heard throughout all of downtown Albany. Preceded by a few ominous rumblings, the thunderous boom sounded at about 9:03 AM on Saturday morning, and the Wellington Annex was no more. A ...

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Ones and Zeroes

by Ali Hibbs August 21, 2014

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  One hundred years ago, people were faced with the choice of learning to read or remaining illiterate laborers who would be left behind as have-nots in a rapidly modernizing world. In the coming century, being ...

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Test Out

by Ali Hibbs August 14, 2014

  “Public education, NOT private profits!” Angry educators and parents rallied on the steps of the State Education Department Monday evening to voice their frustration with corporate involvement in the New York public school system—more specifically, with ...

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The Price of Oil Trains

by Ali Hibbs July 31, 2014

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  One year after oil tankers went off the rails and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec—killing 47 people and leaving a community devastated—local political leaders and community members are growing increasingly concerned about a similar tragedy occurring ...

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Still Here

by Ali Hibbs July 24, 2014

  Yes, Occupy Albany still exists. No longer the force of hundreds who camped out in Academy Park almost three years ago, the remaining local members of the historic global phenomenon still cling to the same ...

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It’s a Start

by Ali Hibbs June 26, 2014

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  New York State is finally set to legalize a medical-marijuana program that will ease the suffering of patients who have waited more than 20 years for relief. But critics say that many more New Yorkers ...

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Agitating Against Agribusiness

by Ali Hibbs May 28, 2014

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  There was music; there was food; there were people dressed like bees. Approximately 150 people attended the March Against Monsanto event at the Capitol last Saturday. Worldwide, people in more than 420 cities were rallying ...

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The Pot Thickens

by Ali Hibbs May 22, 2014

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  Medical-marijuana legislation, introduced in some form every year since 1997, was approved by the New York State Senate Health Committee on Tuesday—for the first time ever under a Republican-controlled Senate. While the passage of the ...

This Monkey’s Gone to Hell—and Back

by Ali Hibbs May 14, 2014

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  He went back every day for more than a year and begged for the monkey. Kept chained outdoors for the first 10 years of her life, Maruka had eaten only junk food and been regularly beaten ...

Not Older, Better

by Ali Hibbs May 8, 2014

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  “It’s like living on a cruise ship,” said resident Mary Murphy, who has lived at Shaker Pointe with her husband for more than a year. The Murphys made the decision to leave their split-level home ...

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Enjoying the Long View

by Ali Hibbs April 17, 2014

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  “Everything has really been win-win,” says Tom Rossi. “Especially the solar system. Ready to see the roof?” Rossi is eager to show off the solar panels he and his partner, John Blackburn, had installed on the ...

Covering the Job Creators

by Ali Hibbs March 20, 2014

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  There is much confusion and misinformation surrounding Obamacare and how it’s affecting small businesses. What is going to change? Will it cost more money? How does the new exchange even work? I recently attempted to demystify ...