Another Common Core forum is taking place tonight as parents and community members are invited to attend a gathering at Albany High.
Common Core is a national set of standards that most states, including New York, have adopted, establishing benchmarks for what students should know in math and English by the end of each grade, K through 12.
For years, the city of Albany has promised to increase the number of minorities in the fire department. But many, including one local activist, say little progress has been made.
Outgoing Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings made headlines after he intervened in a case involving an African-American man who was disqualified from a firefighting job on what some call "ridiculously trivial grounds."
Capitalize Albany Corporation is getting ready for the tuesday launch of its Impact Downtown Albany revitalization strategy. Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with Capitalize Albany's Director of Economic Development Sarah Reginelli and Communications and Marketing Assistant Amanda Vitullo.
Capitalize Albany is getting ready to roll out a new project that has big implications for Downtown.
On Tuesday at Ten Eyck Plaza, Capitalize Albany will unveil its Impact Downtown Albany revitalization strategy - a twelve month public/private collaboration. Sarah Reginelli, Director Economic Development of Capitalize Albany, says there are currently about two dozen corporate contributors.
More than 900,000 veterans call New York home. Vets have marched in Albany's traditional Veterans' Day Parade for more than fifty years. The parade stepped off at 11:11am from Central Ave & Manning Blvd, headed down Central to Lark St and then along Washington Avenue to N Hawk Street to the reviewing stand on the steps of the State Education building.
There’s a new leader for New York's capital city. Kathy Sheehan ushers in a new era as Albany's first woman executive.
Shortly after 10 p.m., 20-year incumbent and outgoing Mayor Jerry Jennings took the podium at the Polish Community Center to thank fellow Democrats. Not considered a close ally of the new mayor-elect, Jennings sent out a call for unity.
A resounding victory for City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan who takes the baton from the man who ran Albany for the last two decades, Jerry Jennings. Jennings made a brief appearance at the Polish Community Cneter, where Democrats had gathered to wait for election returns. He joked about the fact we was dressed casually, "no suit and tie."