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Elizabeth Knapp

Elizabeth Knapp

Albany Y on Life Support

by Elizabeth Knapp March 24, 2010

Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings joined J. David Brown, president and CEO of Capital District YMCA, at the Washington Avenue branch Wednesday to announce the city’s reclamation of the building in an attempt to keep it ...

We’re Feeling Lucky

by Elizabeth Knapp March 24, 2010

More than 100 Troy residents filled Monument Square Tuesday while the Hellions of Troy roller derby team zipped through the street, rallying support for the city’s “need for speed.” Internet speed, that is. In early February, ...

Stuck in Park

by Elizabeth Knapp February 24, 2010

After months of deliberation, the Troy City Council made no progress in the proposed sale of the Uncle Sam parking garage, deadlocking Tuesday night in a 4-4 vote, with one abstention. The sale of the garage ...

You Wanted New Members . . .

by Elizabeth Knapp February 18, 2010

A press conference was held at Albany’s Washington Avenue YMCA Tuesday to express community support for the facility. In December, J. David Brown, the president and CEO of Capital District YMCA, had announced that the ...

A Labor of Love

by Elizabeth Knapp February 11, 2010

When newlyweds Rhea and Brad decided to move from Jacksonville, Fla., to Troy in 2008, they were expecting to enter a whole new world of opportunities. Rhea, 27, was offered a job in Internet marketing, ...

Future Stock

by Elizabeth Knapp February 4, 2010

Albany2030, a process to create the city’s first comprehensive plan, was kicked off in the form of three interactive community discussions held last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Led by the City of Albany Department of ...

Prisoners of the Census

by Elizabeth Knapp February 4, 2010

In anticipation of this year’s census, advocates in New York state are adamant in their efforts to mend what they call the state’s flawed system of counting prisoners where they are jailed, instead of where ...

Insult to Injury

by Elizabeth Knapp January 28, 2010

Last week, victims and researchers of spinal cord injuries in New York state faced the prospect that more than 10 years of discoveries toward a cure may have been futile. According to Gov. David Paterson’s ...

Come Together

by Elizabeth Knapp January 21, 2010

Broom-wielding protesters gathered at the entrance of the Desmond Hotel in Colonie Tuesday, hoping to “sweep out political corruption,” as many of their signs read. Inside, a fundraiser was being held for former state Senate Majority ...

The Madison Avenue Diet

by Elizabeth Knapp January 14, 2010

As cars continue to speed down Madison Avenue, one of Albany’s most prominent thoroughfares for bicycle traffic, the Pine Hills Neighborhood Association is duly in motion. Virginia Hammer, secretary of PHNA, hopes to condense the ...