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9:58 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Freihofer's Run For Women: Still Time To Register

The 36th Freihofer's Run for Women will take off on Saturday in Albany, featuring international stars, U.S. athletes and local runners.

Women of all ages and abilities will compete Saturday:  Event Director George Regan says more than 4-thousand runners have signed up - the CapitalCare/CDPHPHealth & Fitness Expo at the Empire State Plaza is accepting last minute registrations.  "That's gonna be open from noon to seven. It's going to be in the convention hall of the Empire State Plaza, just below The Egg," says Regan.

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Capital Region News
6:10 am
Mon May 19, 2014

What's Next For Albany Parking Permit Program?

Albany's permit system restricts long-term parking for 2,750 spaces on residential blocks within 3/4ths of a mile of the Empire State Plaza to permit-holding residents.

  Albany's downtown residential parking permit program is experiencing growing pains.

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Capital Region News
12:49 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Albany To Experiment With Red Light Cameras

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Red-light runners have become a dangerous norm in Albany. Now, city officials and state lawmakers want to bring red light cameras — which snap photos of vehicles illegally zipping under traffic signals — to Albany's most dangerous intersections.

The mayor says it's not about revenue, while the police chief stresses it's all about safety: a bill that allows for the City of Albany to adopt a local law establishing a "five-year demonstration period" during which red-light cameras would be mounted at strategic intersections where motorists routinely ignore traffic-control devices.

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Capital Region News
9:27 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Albany Leaders Support Red Light Cameras

Councilwoman Leah Golby, State Senator Neil Breslin, Assemblywoman Pat Fahy, Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Assemblyman John McDonald, Police Chief Steve Krokoff.
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  Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Police Chief Steve Krokoff have thrown their support behind state legislation that would allow the city to roll out a 5-year "demonstration" program to install cameras that would capture images of vehicles that run red lights.  Cameras would be mounted at many of the city's most dangerous intersections. The sponsors of the bill - state Senator Neil Breslin and Assembly members Pat Fahy and John McDonald flanked city officials during a press conference at the Pine Hills Library.

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New York News
6:29 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Albany Tulip Festival In Bloom

The 66th Annual Albany Tulip Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday in Washington Park. 

SCHEDULE | DIRECTIONS | PARKING

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Capital Region News
6:38 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Knickerbocker Film Festival

The Knickerbocker Film Festival is under way this week, commemorating five years of presenting emerging filmmakers to New York’s Capital Region.

The festival opened at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy on Friday: tonight it's back in Albany for four days of screenings at the Madison Theater, the Linda, and Spectrum 8 Theaters.

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Capital Region News
12:21 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Mayor Sheehan Kicks Off "Albany Earth Week"

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This morning at City Hall, Mayor Kathy Sheehan proclaimed the beginning of “Earth Week” in Albany. The mayor was joined by Congressman Paul Tonko and other government and business officials to discuss ongoing community-centric initiatives and upcoming events.

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New York News
2:15 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Capital Region Mayors Discuss Housing Issues

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Several Capital Region mayors gathered in Schenectady Thursday to discuss the housing sector challenges facing their cities.

The mayors’ roundtable was part of the day-long summit “Strengthening Cities, Communities & Homes.” Participants took part in discussions and heard from experts including leaders from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Capital Region News
1:49 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

City Shootings Linked To Gang Activity

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Residents of one area city have been dreading the warmer weather, fearing it will lead to increased street shootings. Police believe they have identified what triggered the gun violence, and they think the string is over.

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Capital Region News
2:17 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Central Ave. Merchants Welcome The Low Beat

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With longtime Albany music club Valentine’s now shuttered, WAMC’s Dave Lucas reports the scene has shifted across town.

Howard Glassman ran Valentine’s, an important stop for local and indie rock groups, for years before an Albany Med expansion plan spelled the end for the club in December.

"There's plenty of reasons for people to come up this way, and not just to see music. They can come have dinner, and then go see music," said Glassman.

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