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Jerry Jennings

You Can Get There From Here

by Ann Morrow June 26, 2014

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  The Hudson River Way pedestrian bridge at Maiden Lane arches over the highway with grandeur of scale and 30 mural-painted obelisk light poles. Yet when the footbridge opened in 2002, bicyclists were disappointed: The bridge ...

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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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It’s Official

by Christina Dillon November 7, 2013

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  “What a great day to be a Democrat in the city of Albany,” said outgoing mayor Jerry Jennings to a crowd gathered on Tuesday evening (Nov. 5) to watch the results from the general election. ...

Here’s What Happened

by Erin Pihlaja November 7, 2013

  The voters of New York state made their voices heard yesterday, and in case you missed it: Casinos are OK, as are veterans, the Adirondacks (and mining in the Adirondacks), and money for sewage facilities. ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Here’s the Plan

by Erin Pihlaja January 31, 2013

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  If you were expecting Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings to slip in an announcement of whether of not he would run for reelection on Tuesday night (Jan. 29)—tough luck. At no point in his State of ...

Redrawing the Map

by Erin Pihlaja October 17, 2012

  “Every 10 years, you get to shuffle this deck, and that’s a good thing,” said Aaron Mair, a local civil-rights activist. The shuffling in this instance will be Albany’s wards. Albany is divided into 15 legislative ...

Violence Interrupted

by Ali Hibbs October 13, 2011

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The statewide anti-violence program known as Operation SNUG (GUNS spelled backward) is scheduled to be shut down tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 14), prompting many who believe in the efficacy of the program to raise a call ...

Jennings Chickens Out

by Jason Chura May 18, 2011

Jennings announced on Friday that he would veto the ordinance, passed 8-7 by the Albany Common Council on May 2, that would have granted Albany city dwellers the ability to operate backyard chicken coops. “The mayor ...

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Going Green, Finally

by Ali Hibbs April 21, 2011

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On Earth Day 2005, Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings signed the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, a national initiative launched by Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels to advance the goals of ...

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The Long Vacation

by David King March 31, 2011

Albany has been through the shame wringer this past month: the “Kegs and Eggs” melee, which made another one of Albany's abandoned neighborhoods the butt of national jokes, and then the DWI arrest of Albany ...

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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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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 ...