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12:49 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Community Forum On Gun Violence

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

The meeting was led by former mayoral candidate and community activist Marlon Anderson, who believes community commitment is key to solving gun violence and conquering Albany's "gun culture." Anderson told the gathering he wanted their ideas. He circulated a clipboard around the room so meeting-goers could jot down their concerns and suggestions.

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12:53 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

It's on! 2nd Annual Mayor's Cup Pits RPI Against Union

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

It's on! The second annual Mayor's Cup Game will pit two of the Capital Region's toughest men's hockey teams against one another.

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2:59 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Public Invited To Conversation On Gun Violence

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The debate over gun violence takes center stage once again this week in Albany.  Try as they may, politicians, police, clergymen, government officials and community activists have been unable to stem the tide of gun violence in New York's Capital City.  Forum organizer community advocate Marlon Anderson intends to instill a new dialog and a new process to a pathway to deal with Albany's gun culture. "I'm looking to create new partnerships, new commitments and to create the resources that have not been available to address the problem."

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Capital Region News
2:53 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Sheehan Announces Staff Picks

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan nominated Daniel Mirabile as Commissioner of the Department of General Services. Sheehan's campaign manager Matthew Peter has been named Chief of Staff.  Jonathan Jones will serve as Commissioner of the Department of Recreation, Youth and Workforce Services. Sheehan has picked former Schenectady finance commissioner Ismat Alam as Budget Director. The mayor expects to make additional appointments in the near future.

The full Press Release:

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Capital Region News
12:29 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Albany Budget Blues

Mayor Kathy Sheehan
Credit City of Albany

As citizens of Albany celebrate their new female mayor, the business of running the city could escalate into crisis mode.

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Capital Region News
6:52 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Albany's 'New Era' Begins

Albany 5th ward Common Councilman Mark Robinson
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

With the inauguration of Kathy Sheehan as its new mayor, Albany is ushering in a new era of city politics.

Changes are coming to city hall following the swearing-in ceremonies for the Albany Common Council, Common Council President, City Auditor, City Treasurer, and of course Mayor Kathy Sheehan, the Democrat who took over from 20-year incumbent Jerry Jennings. 

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12:32 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Sheehan Takes Oath: 'A New Era' Begins

Kathy Sheehan has taken the reins as the first female Albany mayor in more than three centuries of city history.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Breaking from city tradition in more ways than one, former city treasurer Kathy Sheehan was officially sworn in New Year's Day at Kiernan Plaza in downtown Albany. Fellow Democrat New York Lt. Governor Bob Duffy gave the keynote address, hailing the day as the start of "Mayor Sheehan's era."

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3:31 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Kathy Sheehan: The New Face Of Albany

Times have changed and Albany has a new Mayor...
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Albany's new mayor, Kathy Sheehan, has taken the oath of office in downtown Albany. 

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3:18 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Albany Bids Jennings Farewell

Mayor Jerry Jennings emerges from City Hall, addresses and hugs folks in the crowd, including Mayor-elect Kathy Sheehan, before being driven off in a black SUV.
Credit WAMC composite image by Dave Lucas

A formal ceremony was held today in downtown Albany to bid farewell to the man who has led the capital city for two decades.

Citizens, politicians, police and public service workers gathered in and around Albany city hall to say goodbye to Jerry Jennings - the colorful, outgoing Mayor who shepherded the capital city for the past twenty years.

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1:08 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Troy Police Seize $120,000+ In Drugs From House

6:30 Friday morning, search-warrant in hand, the Troy Police Emergency Response Team entered 314 8th Street as part of a robbery investigation. They found 1.2 kilos of cocaine, pure powder cocaine, along with two pancakes of crack cocaine. Some of the drugs were packaged for sale.  Arrests in the case are pending.  Police say the total street value of the drugs exceeds $120,000.

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