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Capital Region News
6:18 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Troy, Schenectady Demolitions, Investigations

Credit Composite Image by Dave Lucas (WAMC)

The U.S. Attorney's office is looking into some building demolitions that took place in Troy back in 2013, while demolition experts in Schenectady have begun the slow process of taking down apartment buildings gutted in a March 6 fire.

About two years ago the city of Troy ordered the emergency demolition of four buildings along King Street. The directive was given when then-city engineer Russ Reeves was out-of-town.

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Capital Region News
3:54 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Aftermath: The Jay Street Fire

Mayor Gary McCarthy
Credit City of Schenectady

A search-and-recovery mission continues at the scene of two burned-out apartment buildings in Schenectady.

It's been a week since the five-story brick buildings along Jay Street, not far from City Hall,  were ravaged by a pernicious blaze that ultimately affected about 60 people. Seven people were hospitalized, including one individual who jumped out of a five-story window to escape the intense flames.

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Capital Region News
6:29 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Authorities On Heightened Alert After Latest Lansingburgh Arson

Credit Troy Fire Department

A string of arsons in one Troy neighborhood has residents on edge and authorities on high alert.

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Capital Region News
9:17 pm
Sun August 17, 2014

Troy Fire Under Investigation

Credit Troy Fire Department

  Officials are investigating another possible case of arson in Lansingburg.

Fire Chief Tom Garrett tells the Times Union fire broke out at a vacant First Avenue building between 113th and 114th streets around 2:30 a.m. The fire appeared to have started at the back of the structure, in the same general area where firefighters were called to six suspicious fires around a month ago. No arrests have been made.

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Capital District News
12:25 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Danielle Sanzone - The Record

Concerned about a recent string of arsons, and violent crime in their streets, people who call the city of Troy’s north-central neighborhood home came together for a meeting last night at a church in Lansingburgh. The focus of the gathering was what people can do about these problems. Danielle Sanzone is a reporter for The Record newspaper, and was at the meeting that was organized after the fires and crimes. She spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.

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