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Occupy Albany Courthouses

by E.S. Cormac July 3, 2013

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  With a series of arrests just one year apart, a group of activists found themselves in two separate courthouses on the same day, and one trial placed all of them on the same side of ...

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New York Fires First Shot

by Erin Pihlaja January 17, 2013

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  On Tuesday (Jan. 15), Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature finalized the New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, making New York the first state to pass stricter gun legislation since the Newtown, Conn., school massacre. Among ...

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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Day of Solidarity

by Linda Paul May 3, 2012

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Demonstrators worldwide took to the streets for May Day, aka International Workers Day, a celebration of the labor movement and workers’ rights. Here in Albany, a coalition of Occupy Albany, the Solidarity Committee of the ...

Local Heroes

by The Staff December 21, 2011

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Our annual tribute to people who are making a difference. Our 2011heroes are: Occupy Albany, David Soares, Chief Steven Krokoff, Amy Klein, Susan Sikule, Betsy Mercogliano and Willie White.   Occupy Albany At first, some people just scratched ...

A New Contender

by Cecelia Martinez December 8, 2011

Albany defense attorney Lee Kindlon officially announced his candidacy for Albany County district attorney last week, kicking off a campaign that sets its sights squarely on current D.A. David Soares and an office that Kindlon ...

Peaceable Offenders

by Ali Hibbs November 16, 2011

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As Occupy protesters downstate were being forcibly evicted from Zuccotti Park this week, local occupiers also were facing off with state police over real estate here in Albany. At the urging of the administration of ...

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Making It Better

by Laurie Lynn Fischer April 6, 2011

Since 2002, many nonviolent offenders have admitted their wrongdoing and arranged to make appropriate amends through Albany County’s Community Advisory Boards. Instead of denying guilt to bargain for a lighter sentence, they come face to ...

March Mania

by Laurie Lynn Fischer March 31, 2011

On March 12, the Albany Police Department subdued a riot when “kegs and eggs” house parties in Albany’s so-called student ghetto spilled onto the street. On March 18, the department charged its own spokesman, Detective ...

Eggs, Kegs and Powder Kegs

by David King March 23, 2011

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An ugly melee of drunken stupidity broke out on Albany’s Ontario Street on the early morning hours of March 12 in the heart of what has been long known as Albany’s “student ghetto.” Television sets, ...

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