Albany Community Advocacy en 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 Albany, Troy Host Public Forums Tonight Debate : Albany SNUG Program <p>The SNUG program was launched by the New York State Senate in 2009. The program aims to reduce gun and gang violence. SNUG, which is “guns” spelled backwards, came to Albany in 2010, but funding the program has been a struggle. Shootings dropped by 29 percent during SNUG’s first eight months of operation in New York's Capital city. Albany Common Councilor Barbara Smith, representing the 4th ward, hails the program as a success.<br><br>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:59:43 +0000 Dave Lucas 60470 at Debate : Albany SNUG Program