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John Whipple
Albany’s new Harriet and Stephen Myers Middle School, named after local Underground Railroad heroes, opened for the fall, providing the Albany School District with some much-needed positive attention and moving the district on its way toward three smaller middle-school environments

 

John Whipple
a last-ditch effort to save historic School 18 made little headway as the demolition to make way for an updated building proceeded ahead of schedule

 

John Whipple
no one really missed the Albany Housing Authority tower that came down midwinter after the AHA moved its maintenance operations from the ground floors to a new office. The apartments above had been uninhabitable since I-787 was built

 

John Whipple
the original Freihofer Bakery in Troy was saved from demolition (again) by an 11th-hour court order sought by dedicated local preservationists

 

John Whipple
thanks to a groundswell of neighborhood support and organizing, the vacant Madison Theatre in Albany’s Pine Hills took doomsayers by surprise by not only dodging the wrecking ball, but actually reopening as a theater

 

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