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Chet Hardin

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Chet Hardin

… And yet more from the Nxivm follies

by Chet Hardin June 28, 2010

Holy shit, a lot happened today at deadline after I filed my latest article about Nxivm. Barbara Bouchey, former Nxian, had a hearing before the federal court today in her bankruptcy case, presided over by ...

Citizen Pain

by Chet Hardin March 10, 2010

ACO has her feet up on an arm of the chair piled with our coats. She’s slumped down as far as she can go, holding her empty wine glass up over her head, signaling. If ...

Better Safe, Not Sorry

by Chet Hardin February 25, 2010

Albany Common Councilman Dominick Calsolaro has seen a drastic change in the city’s police force. Since the retirement of James Tuffey in 2009, it has become a more transparent and community-engaged department. In fact, the ...

Strange Fellows

by Chet Hardin February 11, 2010

Troy Mayor Harry Tutunjian is staying out of this one, at least publicly, but he can now boast of having a funny, incidental ally. At the January meeting City Council, the nine-member body voted against ...

Going Off Protocol

by Chet Hardin February 11, 2010

Albany County Legislator Shawn Morse co-sponsored a resolution Monday to hire an Albany-based consultant to perform a study of Albany County’s nursing home. Morse, who represents the 18th District in Cohoes, said that the firm, ...

Care by Numbers

by Chet Hardin February 4, 2010

This week, Albany County Comptroller Mike Conners launched a press push for a new nursing-home facility based on information he claimed he received from the New York State Department of Health after a lengthy FOIL ...

Less Is Less

by Chet Hardin February 4, 2010

Howard Carr, president of Colonie-based Howard Group, learned last November that his company lost in the last round of bids to redevelop the W. Averell Harriman State Office Campus. And Carr read last week in ...

Mr. Breslin’s Vision

by Chet Hardin January 28, 2010

Sitting at a conference table inside the Albany headquarters of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, certified nursing assistants Doris Jourdanais and Polo Ranggel are discussing their day-to-day responsibilities at Albany County Nursing Home. Ranggel is ...

Police, Meet Community

by Chet Hardin January 21, 2010

By the end of January, the Albany Common Council’s special advisory committee to the police will have held its first meeting. That’s the plan right now, at least, according to council President Pro Tem Richard ...

A Center for Every Neighborhood?

by Chet Hardin January 14, 2010

On Dec. 28, 2009, the executive director of the Troy Family YMCA, Patrick Ciraulo, sent a letter to members of the Troy City Council urging them to not pass a resolution providing initial funds for ...