Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, a Democrat from Albany, introduced legislation back in the spring that would authorize the city to engage in a five-year demonstration program deploying automatic red light ticketing cameras at up to 20 intersections. City Police Chief Steve Krokoff and Mayor Kathy Sheehan signed on to the idea.
The city council voted 10-5 to pass a resolution in support of exploring the program.
Former New York Knicks guard Luther "Ticky" Burden has been diagnosed with a rare heart disease and is being treated at a Manhattan hospital. Two local fundraisers are being held to give the NBA star a helping hand.
Albany County Executive Dan McCoy wants people moved OUT of a neighborhood bordered by railroad tracks.
Ezra Prentice Homes consists of sixteen buildings and 179 units . Federalized in the mid 1980′s, the property sits right off I-787 and backs up to a railroad storage yard. McCoy has been pro-active in the battle against those so-called “oil trains” that carry crude and often park on rails near the buildings. He says it's not a matter of if an oil spill will happen, but rather a matter of when.
Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Chief Executive Officer Alain Kaloyeros today announced a three-way financing agreement for the Zero Energy Nanotechnology (ZEN) building currently under construction on the college’s Fuller Road campus.
The under-construction, $200 million ZEN building will house renewable energy and clean-tech research. It is designed to operate as a zero-energy building — hence ZEN — that generates its own power.
Citing "misinformation in the media" that led to a "misunderstanding of the intent of the application," the Albany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering withdrew its application to the Albany County Industrial Development Agency for financing for a new building at the Washington Avenue complex.
The under-construction $200 million ZEN building will house renewable energy and clean-tech research. It is designed to operate as a zero-energy building — or ZEN — that generates its own power. Although located in the Albany city limits, it will generate zero tax dollars.
Albany International Airport is receiving federal funding for an upgrade.
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko tuesday announced that Albany International Airport will receive nearly $4 Million dollars in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for vital airport upgrades.
Troy's Mayor and Chief of Police will meet with Lansingburgh residents tonight. Mayor Lou Rosamilia and Police Chief John Tedesco will be at Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club 6:30 tonight for a Neighborhood Watch meeting - they're hoping to calm residents' fears and perhaps gain a little intel that will lead to the identification and arrest of an arsonist following a series of suspicious fires early Monday morning.
The fires were set about 10 to 15 minutes apart in a 10-block radius in Lansingburgh. No one was hurt, but a vacant house on 3rd Avenue was extensively damaged.
Like so many other cities across the nation, Albany has had to deal with urban blight and aging infrastructure. When an old house along the city's storied Clinton Avenue crumbled, the mayor took immediate action.