troy http://wamc.org en Schumer To FEMA: OK $6.7M For Troy Seawall http://wamc.org/post/schumer-fema-ok-67m-troy-seawall <p>U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was at Troy's Hudson River waterfront this morning to call for $6.7 million in federal spending to reinforce the Collar City's seawall.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Schumer is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to swiftly approve $6.7 million in federal funds for much-needed repairs and improvements to the Troy seawall, which was severely damaged by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene three years ago.&nbsp; “We’re gonna fight hard for it.”</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:20:15 +0000 Dave Lucas 88251 at http://wamc.org Schumer To FEMA: OK $6.7M For Troy Seawall Capital Region Mayors Discuss Housing Issues http://wamc.org/post/capital-region-mayors-discuss-housing-issues <p>Several Capital Region mayors gathered in Schenectady Thursday to discuss the housing sector challenges facing their cities.</p><p>The mayors’ roundtable was part of the day-long summit “Strengthening Cities, Communities &amp; Homes.” Participants took part in discussions and heard from experts including leaders from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:15:43 +0000 Lucas Willard 88016 at http://wamc.org Capital Region Mayors Discuss Housing Issues FBI Backs Away From Troy PD Investigation http://wamc.org/post/fbi-backs-away-troy-pd-investigation <p>The FBI has elected NOT to investigate a Capital Region police force.</p><p>The FBI has no interest in looking into Troy Police involved in the<a href="http://wamc.org/post/incident-kokopellis-finding-racism-where-some-say-there-none" target="_blank"> January 25th brawl at Kokopellis</a> Night Club.</p><p>Troy Police Chief John Tedesco says he was notified by officials from the bureau on Tuesday that they will not be investigating the actions of the police officers who responded to a call from the club.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:39:38 +0000 Dave Lucas 86836 at http://wamc.org FBI Backs Away From Troy PD Investigation Troy Housing Authority Employees Guilty http://wamc.org/post/troy-housing-authority-employees-guilty <p></p><p></p><p>New York State officials have announced guilty pleas by former Troy Housing authority employees.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:54:14 +0000 Dave Lucas 86046 at http://wamc.org Troy Housing Authority Employees Guilty RensCo Chamber First Tenant At Proctor's Troy http://wamc.org/post/rensco-chamber-first-tenant-proctors-troy <p></p><p>A Troy landmark has a new lease on life and a new tenant.</p><p>Proctor's was built in the early 20th century for vaudeville performances by Capital District entrepreneur Frederick F. Proctor, who built another theater with his name in nearby Schenectady. The theater flourished for decades, but closed in 1977. The city of Troy acquired the property through foreclosure a year later.</p><p>In the early 2000s, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute acquired the building, hoping to use it partially for office space while keeping the theater.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:46:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 84781 at http://wamc.org RensCo Chamber First Tenant At Proctor's Troy Albany, Troy Host Public Forums Tonight http://wamc.org/post/albany-troy-host-public-forums-tonight <p></p><p>Two public events in the Capital Region addressing quality of life issues are being held tonight - the second in a series of "Community Conversations" about gun violence is scheduled for this evening at the Albany Public Library's John Howe Branch 16 Schuyler St. ( about 3 blocks away from where the city's most-recent gun fatality occurred)&nbsp; Community activist Marlon Anderson leads the forum which kicks off at 6:30 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:36:56 +0000 Dave Lucas 84695 at http://wamc.org Albany, Troy Host Public Forums Tonight A Community Divided http://wamc.org/post/community-divided <p>A community march sparked by a bar brawl in Troy has initiated debate and division in the Collar City and beyond.</p><p></p><p>Security and mobile phone videos of<a href="http://wamc.org/post/incident-kokopellis-finding-racism-where-some-say-there-none" target="_blank"> a late-January nightclub brawl </a>seem to show police overpowering patrons at Kokopellis,&nbsp; including the severe beating of one individual. Police say they followed procedure.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:25:05 +0000 Dave Lucas 83555 at http://wamc.org A Community Divided Incident At Kokopellis: Finding Racism Where Some Say There Is None? http://wamc.org/post/incident-kokopellis-finding-racism-where-some-say-there-none <p>A patchwork of media coverage paints a picture of an evening gone awry after police were summoned late&nbsp;last month to quell a disturbance at a Troy, New York nightspot.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The chain of events that has ensued crystallizes tonight with a series of citizen-action events.</p><p>Police say they responded to 124 4th Street in Troy during the wee hours of Saturday, Janaury 25th, answering a call that an employee at Kokopellis nightclub had been assaulted. Initial reports stated a brawl broke out after some patrons were observed to be smoking marijuana.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:12:10 +0000 Dave Lucas 83182 at http://wamc.org Incident At Kokopellis: Finding Racism Where Some Say There Is None? Troy Police Seize $120,000+ In Drugs From House http://wamc.org/post/troy-police-seize-120000-drugs-house <p></p><p></p><p>6:30 Friday morning, search-warrant in hand, the Troy Police Emergency Response Team entered 314 8th Street as part of a robbery investigation. They found 1.2 kilos of cocaine, pure powder cocaine, along with two pancakes of crack cocaine. Some of the drugs were packaged for sale.&nbsp; Arrests in the case are pending.&nbsp; Police say the total street value of the drugs exceeds $120,000.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 18:08:07 +0000 Dave Lucas 80738 at http://wamc.org Troy Police Seize $120,000+ In Drugs From House UAlbany Students Stranded In Troy http://wamc.org/post/ualbany-students-stranded-troy <p></p><p>Homecoming weekend saw hundreds of University at Albany students stranded for a time in Troy. What could have been an explosive situation ended peacefully…</p><p><br />Eleven police departments from across the Capital Region descended on downtown Troy Saturday to handle crowd control after hundreds of UAlbany students were left in the streets when a homecoming event was cancelled.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:07:02 +0000 Dave Lucas 75988 at http://wamc.org