Albany

WAMC News
9:42 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Albany Mayor Jennings To Retire

Albany Mayor Gerald D. Jennings

After nearly two decades in office, Albany's Mayor is retiring.  In a letter to Albany residents, Gerald Jennings announced Tuesday that he will not seek another term in the office he has held since 1994. 

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Technology
1:59 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

City Introduces More Interactive Website & Launches “AlbanyWorks4U”

Mayor Jerry Jennings addresses the press at City Hall (May 7, 2013)
Credit Photocomposite by Dave Lucas / WAMC

Mayor Jerry Jennings has announced a round of technological leaps for the city of Albany. It's a triple dose of innovation - first, a redesigned, more user-friendly city website... second, the city rolls out its second major app...  and third, a new information czar.

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Albany Politics
12:35 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Albany 11th Ward Council Member Anton Konev on Redistricting

Albany 11th Ward Council Member Anton Konev, at the WAMC studios (2013)
Credit WAMC / Dave Lucas

Albany Common Council Member Anton Konev, who represents the city's 11th ward, talks about how redistricting is changing Albany city politics with Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.

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Capital Region News
12:22 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Park-n-Text Coming To Albany

Smartphone technology is growing, with cutting edge apps aimed at drivers that are changing the way people drive — and will serve as liaisons between motorists, parking meters and vehicles.

Head to any downtown area and the first thing on your mind is "where am I gonna park?"  Parking always seems to be at a premium in cities from Saratoga Springs to Poughkeepsie...

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New York News
12:29 pm
Sun April 28, 2013

Meet The Blogger Known As 'NY Citizen One'

The Albany-based blogger behind "New York Citizen One" joined Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas earlier this month to discuss blogging as an effective complement to established news sources. They talked about Albany, the blog's relationship with the local newspaper and what's on the horizon for local digital media

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Capital Region News
4:35 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Assignment at Albany High: Explain Why ‘Jews Are Evil’

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Albany, New York is making national headlines again - for all the wrong reasons.

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Capital Region News
4:47 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Efforts to open new concert venue in Albany

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An attempt by two Albany entrepreneurs to open a new concert venue at 28 Thatcher Street in the city's downtown warehouse district has met stiff opposition.

Chris Pratt and Alessio Depoli had hoped to give the local music scene a shot in the arm by opening up a mid-range music hall, larger than WAMC's Linda but smaller than the Palace Theater.

The partners own several bars along Broadway and North Pearl Street. The plan to open a new venue at 28 Thatcher Street was a simple one.

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Capital Region News
3:50 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Albany Mom Petitions HUD: Ban Police Training at Public Housing

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An Albany resident has started a petition to ask the federal Housing and Urban Development Department to ban police training in public housing.  

The power of social networking proved to be a force to reckon with after citizens in Albany's Arbor Hill neighborhood posted photographs of swat teams, fake bloodstains and shell casings on Facebook, after an Albany Police Department training exercise.

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WAMC News
2:51 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Times Union and WAMC forum on pedestrian safety

The Times Union looked at one of the region's more dangerous roads for pedestrians in its story Sunday, "Toll: 8 dead, 300 injured." Now the Times Union and WAMC Northeast Public Radio will present a public forum to address the issue of pedestrian safety in the Capital Region. The public is invited to the program at 2 p.m., April 17 at the Linda, WAMC's Performing Arts Studio, which will consist of a panel discussion moderated by Alan Chartock, WAMC's president and CEO.

Capital Region News
12:35 pm
Sun March 31, 2013

Albany Common Council Candidate Dorcey Applyrs

Dorcey Applyrs was born in Washington, D.C. and moved to Albany, NY after graduating from Delaware State University with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She is a graduate of the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY Albany) School of Public Health with a Master's of Public Health. Dorcey is currently pursuing her Doctor of Public Health degree at SUNY Albany.
Credit Lesley Adewunmi

Three-term Albany Councilman Dominick Calsolaro recently announced he won’t see re-election to a fourth term.

He is backing political newcomer Dorcey Applyrs, a 31-year-old Ph.D. student in public health at the University at Albany, to be his successor as leader of the First Ward. Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas talked with Applyrs, a Washington DC native, about her affection for Albany and decision to run for public office.

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