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Capital Region News
3:20 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Schumer To FEMA: OK $6.7M For Troy Seawall

NY Senator Charles Schumer at the Troy Seawall.
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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.  

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.  “We’re gonna fight hard for it.”

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7:04 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Albany Mayor Reviews First 100 Days In Office

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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan highlighted key initiatives launched during her administration’s first hundred days this morning at the Washington Park Lakehouse.

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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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6:51 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Albany Store Sold Bedbug-Infested Matresses

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Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy today announced that the county has filed a series of lawsuits against Albany furniture stores for illegal business practices including selling mattresses infested with bedbugs to clients of the Department of Social Services. The lawsuit filed against Seraj Enterprises, DBA 99 Cents and More, of 141 S. Pearl St. and two other firms alleges that the company engaged in fraud for violating the terms of its contract with the county by illegally substituting household items included on vouchers provided by DSS.

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5:01 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

NYC Priest Ordained Albany's 10th Catholic Bishop

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The official change of leadership for the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese took place Thursday afternoon at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany.

Hundreds of priests and bishops joined parishoners for the ordination of Rev. Monsignor Edward Scharfenberger of the Diocese of Brooklyn to watch him become the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Albany.  Scharfenberger was hand-selected to replace the retiring Howard Hubbard by Pope Francis.

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2:12 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

"Take Back the Night" Event At Albany Law

Albany Law School's Pro Bono Program and the Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center will hold the 33rd Annual "Take Back the Night" rally against sexual violence today.

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12:28 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

New Bishop Of Albany Installation/Ordination Today

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Today marks the official change of leadership for the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese.

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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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5:04 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Albany County Leaders Agree To Establish County’s First Land Bank

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Municipal  leaders announced this afternoon they've agreed to establish Albany County’s first land bank. The initiative sets the stage for revitalization of blighted neighborhoods, a longstanding problem ... 

County Executive Dan McCoy announced that an application has been filed with the NYS Empire State Development Corporation to formally establish the Albany County Land Bank, to "restore the community."

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4:18 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Albany County To Seek Consultant To Assist In Reviewing Health Impacts Of Crude Oil Processing

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has announced that the county will issue a Request For Proposals for a consultant to complement the health and safety study by the Albany County Department of Health on the impact of crude oil and the heating of crude oil at the Port of Albany.

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