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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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One-Slate Committee

by The Staff October 1, 2014

  Albany Common Council President Carolyn McLaughlin was elected chair of the Albany County Democratic Committee on Monday night at the Polish Community Center on Washington Avenue, after weeks of infighting among party members. McLaughlin threw her ...

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The Invisible Bomb Trains

by Justin Mikulka June 19, 2014

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  In 2012, Global Partners, an oil services company located in Massachusetts, received a permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) allowing it to bring up to 1.8 billion gallons of crude ...

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Disputed Lines

by Erin Pihlaja November 15, 2012

The third and final public meeting on the redistricting of Albany’s ward lines was held Tuesday night (Nov. 13) at the Arbor Hill Public Library. Members of the Reapportionment Committee, charged with submitting new maps ...

We Have Our Winners—Well, Almost

by Erin Pihlaja September 20, 2012

Primary day came and went, and while some of the outcomes were expected, there were a few surprises and one high-profile race still without a decided victor. The 109th Assembly District was, as predicted, a very ...

Democratic Primary Endorsements

by The Staff September 12, 2012

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New York State Assembly District 109: Patricia Fahy Of the six candidates running to fill the Assembly seat of the retiring Jack McEneny, one clearly stands out: former Albany City School Board President Patricia Fahy. Her service ...

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Representing Contrasts

by Darryl McGrath September 7, 2012

Cohoes Mayor John McDonald suggested the privately owned Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary on Wolf Road for a recent chat about his candidacy for the 108th New York State Assembly District. His opponent in the Democratic ...

Ousted!

by Ali Hibbs September 14, 2011

The primary election held in Albany County on Tuesday, Sept. 13, resulted in the defeat of two incumbent county legislators: one who lost by a landslide and another who refused to go down without a ...

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