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Corey Ellis

An Easy Count

by Erin Pihlaja September 13, 2013

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Historic Albany is finally ready to embrace the modern world, it seems, if the (unofficial) poll results from Tuesday’s primary (Sept. 10) are any indication. For sure, there are still races that are too close ...

History in the Making

by Erin Pihlaja August 28, 2013

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The two metal spikes pierce the grassy ground, and with a little wiggling and some help from the weight of her body, Meg McGinty pushes the lawn sign fully into the earth. She stands up, ...

Questions for Albany’s Next Mayor

by Miriam Axel-Lute August 28, 2013

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  During the Albany 2030 planning process, one of the things that came across loud and clear in the initial public meetings, but didn’t make it into the plan, was that the people of Albany wanted ...

What Would You Do to Improve Albany?

by E.S. Cormac August 7, 2013

  “I know what causes Albany’s small business owners to struggle. Every other week it looks like we have another small business that closes,” said Alex Portelli, the Libertarian Party candidate for mayor. A gathering of voters ...

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Nixing the Sixth

by Erin Pihlaja May 15, 2013

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The Egg. The Empire State Plaza. The Capitol and the Million Dollar Staircase. Dutch traders. Tulips. There are certain things that are synonymous with Albany, and for anyone who has lived here during the past ...

We’ve Got a Race

by Erin Pihlaja April 10, 2013

“It felt good, it quieted all of the questions,” said Corey Ellis, Albany’s 11th Ward Democratic leader, after he officially announced last Friday (April 5) that he would run for mayor of Albany. “I felt ...

In Recognition

by Molly Eadie February 6, 2013

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  “For four years I was awarding this recognition to other people, and it's an honor to be recognized,” said Corey Ellis on Monday evening (Feb. 4) after the Albany Common Council recognized him and 16 ...

Just Add Color

by Jason Chura April 6, 2011

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In years past, the racial diversity of the Albany Police Department, or lack thereof, has been raised as a priority issue just before the police exam. Like a fragile, degenerating antique, they poke it, lament ...

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