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Posted on: February 22, 2021

ALBANY POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING INCIDENT

ALBANY, NY – Albany police are currently investigating a shooting incident that appears to have occurred on Hoffman Avenue.

At approximately 8:50 p.m., officers responded to the area of Hoffman Avenue and Second Avenue for reports of shots fired....

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

MAN FOUND WITH HANDGUN AT HOTEL ON WASHINGTON AVENUE

ALBANY, NY – A 30-year-old Albany man was arrested Monday morning on Washington Avenue when detectives discovered he was in possession of a loaded handgun.

Germaine Montes was taken into custody by Albany detectives at the Extended Stay of Americ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

JUVENILES, INFANT SAFELY LOCATED IN THE CITY OF ALBANY

ALBANY, NY – Albany police have located Jalia Ashley, 17, and Ruby Legree, 13, two juvenile females who left a residence Sunday afternoon on Colby Street. Legree’s one-month old daughter was also located by detectives during the invest...

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Posted on: February 14, 2021

ALBANY POLICE ATTEMPTING TO LOCATE JUVENILES, INFANT

ALBANY, NY – Albany police are attempting to locate two juvenile females who were last seen this afternoon on Colby Street.

Jalia Ashley, 17, and Ruby Legree, 14, were both last seen this afternoon around 12:15 p.m., leaving a residence on Colby ...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

CONCENTRATED MARIJUANA BARS, LOADED HANDGUN AMONG ITEMS RECOVERED DURING SEARCH WARRANT IN PINE HILL

ALBANY, NY – A 23-year-old Schenectady man currently on parole for a prior weapons conviction, was arrested Monday for possession of a controlled substance and possession of a weapon following a search warrant on Hamilton Street.

On Monday, Febru...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

HANDGUN, LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE AMONG ITEMS RECOVERED FOLLOWING SEARCH WARRANT

ALBANY, NY – Four men were arrested Thursday afternoon following a search warrant on Philip Street where detectives recovered a loaded handgun, ammunition, and a quantity of marijuana.

On Thursday, February 4, 2021 at approximately 3:40 p.m., Alb...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

ARRESTS MADE, HANDGUNS RECOVERED FOLLOWING SEARCH WARRANT

ALBANY, NY – Four Albany residents were arrested on Livingston Avenue Tuesday during an investigation that yielded three loaded handguns.

On Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at approximately 1:15 p.m., Albany detectives executed a search warrant at a ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2021

CENTRAL AVENUE HOMICIDE VICTIM IDENTIFIED

Date: January 31, 2021
Contact: Steve Smith

ALBANY, NY – The victim of a homicide that occurred late Saturday night on Central Avenue has been identified as 32-year-old Shanita Thomas of Albany. 

On Saturday, January 30, 2021 at a...

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Posted on: January 31, 2021

ALBANY POLICE INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE

Date: January 31, 2021
Contact: Steve Smith

ALBANY, NY – Albany police are currently investigating a homicide that occurred late Saturday night on Central Avenue.

On Saturday, January 30, 2021 at approximately 11:00 p.m., officers responded to a bu...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

FIFTY ONE POUNDS OF MARIJUANA SEIZED FOLLOWING BURGLARY CALL

Date: January 27, 2021
Contact: Steve Smith

ALBANY, NY – Albany police officers responding to a burglary call Tuesday night on Manning Boulevard discovered a large quantity of marijuana. 

On Tuesday, January 26, 2021 around 10:45 p.m., off...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

ARREST MADE IN CASE WHERE 8 YEAR OLD SHOT HIMSELF IN THE HAND

Date: January 27, 2021
Contact: Steve Smith

ALBANY, NY – A 15-year-old Albany resident has been charged in connection with an incident last year in which an eight year old boy accidently shot himself in the hand with a handgun. 

The 15-yea...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

TWO MEN FOUND WITH LOADED HANDGUNS IN ALBANY

Date: January 25, 2021
Contact: Steve Smith

ALBANY, NY – Two men have been charged with handgun possession following two separate incidents in Albany.

On Friday, January 22, 2021 at approximately 10:00 a.m., detectives conducted a traffic ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

ARREST MADE AFTER MUARREST MADE AFTER MUSLIM MAN HARASSED AT STORESLIM MAN HARASSED AT STORE

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Date: January 21, 2021
Contact: Steve Smith

ALBANY, NY – A 35-year-old Albany man has been charged following investigations into two separate incidents, one in which a man was threatened because he is Muslim and another in which a man was chased w...

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Posted on: January 17, 2021

ALBANY POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING INCIDENT

Date: January 17, 2021

ALBANY, NY – Albany police are currently investigating an incident in which a man sustained a gunshot wound to his foot.

On Sunday, January 17, 2021 at approximately 5:50 p.m., staff from Albany ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

ALBANY POLICE INVESTIGATING PEDESTRIAN AUTO CRASH

Date: January 12, 2021
Contact: Steve Smith

ALBANY, NY – Albany police are currently investigating a serious pedestrian auto crash that occurred this evening on Washington Avenue. 

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at approximately 5:15 p.m., o...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

ALBANY POLICE INVESTIGATING ELK STREET SHOOTING INCIDENT

Date: January 12, 2021
Contact: Steve Smith

ALBANY, NY – Albany police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred this morning on Elk Street.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at approximately 10:50 a.m., staff from Albany Memorial Hospital not...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

ALBANY HOMICIDE VICTIM IDENTIFIED

Date: January 12, 2021
Contact: Steve Smith

ALBANY, NY – The victim of a homicide that occurred late Monday night on Ontario Street has been identified as 23-year-old Uizaie Brigman of Albany.

On Monday, January 11, 2021 at approximately 11:55 p.m....

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

ALBANY POLICE INVESTIGATING ONTARIO STREET HOMICIDE

Date: January 12, 2021
Contact: Steve Smith

ALBANY, NY – Albany police are currently investigating a homicide that occurred late Monday night on Ontario Street. 

On Monday, January 11, 2021 at approximately 11:55 p.m., officers responded t...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

MAN FOUND WITH LOADED HANDGUN AT TRAFFIC STOP

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Date: January 7, 2021
Contact: Steve Smith

ALBANY, NY – A 19-year-old Albany man was charged with handgun possession following a traffic stop Wednesday morning on Commerce Avenue. 

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at approximately 11:00 a.m.,...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

MEET ALBANY’S NEW POLICE CADETS

Date: January 5, 2021
Contact: Steve Smith

ALBANY, NY – Four Police Cadets, the inaugural group of a new paid internship program at the Albany Police Department, will have their first day on Thursday. Albany Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan, Albany Common C...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

ALBANY POLICE ATTEMPTING TO ID MAN IN PHOTOS

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Date: January 5, 2021
Contact: Steve Smith

ALBANY, NY – Albany police are asking for the community’s assistance in helping to identify the pictured man in reference to a robbery that occurred on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at approximately 6:0...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

ARREST MADE IN STATE STREET BANK ROBBERY

Date: January 4, 2020
Contact: Steve Smith

ALBANY, NY – A 28-year-old Poughkeepsie man has been charged in connection with a bank robbery that occurred this afternoon on State Street.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., officers responded to TD Bank, locat...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

ALBANY POLICE INVESTIGATING STATE STREET BANK ROBBERY

Date: January 4, 2021
Contact: Steve Smith

ALBANY, NY – Albany police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Monday afternoon on State Street.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., officers responded to TD Bank, located at 125 State Street f...

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Posted on: January 3, 2021

ALBANY POLICE INVESTIGATING CENTRAL AVENUE SHOOTING

Date: January 3, 2020
Contact: Steve Smith

ALBANY, NY – Albany police are investigating a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning on Central Avenue.

At approximately 2:30 a.m., a patrol officer observed commotion outside of a residence...

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News Flash

Posted on: March 23, 2021

Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Albany in Relation to Executive Order 203

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On Monday, March 15, 2021, Councilmember Kimbrough introduced Resolution Number 26.31.21R (As Amended 03/15/2021) in relation to Executive Order 203: New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on June 12, 2020. ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Mayor Sheehan and DGS Announce Opening Day at Capital Hills Golf Course

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Date: April 7, 2021
Contact: Frank Zeoli, Deputy Commissioner

ALBANY, NY – Today, Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Department of General Services Commissioner Sergio Panunzio announced that Capital Hills Golf Course is opening for the season on Thursday, April 8, 20...

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General Services
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Mayor Sheehan and DGS Kickoff Re-Imagining City of Albany Recycling & Waste Reduction Program

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Date: February 26, 2021
Contact: Frank Zeoli, Deputy Commissioner

ALBANY, NY – Today, Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Department of General Services Commissioner Sergio Panunzio announced a re-imagined Recycling & Waste Reduction Program. In the coming months, ...

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General Services
Posted on: February 17, 2021

City of Albany Announces Household Hazardous Waste, Paper Shredding, and Book Recycling Events

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ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan has announced the 2021 schedule for the annual Household Hazardous Waste, Paper Shredding, and Book Recycling Events hosted by the City of Albany Department of General Services. 

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Announces “2025 Trees” Initiative

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Contact: Frank Zeoli 

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ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined local elected officials, city officials, community representatives, and philanthropists to announce the City of Albany’s “2025 Trees” Initiative. &...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

City of Albany and COVID Recovery Task Force Seek Input on the Use of American Rescue Plan Funds

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Contact: David Galin 

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany and the COVID Recovery Task Force are seeking input on the City’s use of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Funds. Your feedback is essential to ensuring that the discretionary ARP funds a...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

City of Albany Wins "Votingest City Challenge"

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Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan was joined by Rejoice the Vote founder Jeff Furman, Chief City Auditor Dr. Dorcey Applyrs, City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar, NAACP Albany President Debora Brown-Johnson and members Beverly Ivey and Barry...

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Posted on: June 5, 2021

City of Albany Commemorates Henry Johnson Day

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ALBANY, NY – This morning, Saturday, June 5, the City of Albany – including Mayor Sheehan, U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko, Assemblymember John McDonald, County Executive Dan McCoy, City of Alban...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Announces Opening of City Spray Pads Amid Forecasted High Temperatures

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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced nine City of Albany spray pads will open on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and also reminded residents of the various ways to keep cool during the current warm weath...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Mayor Sheehan, Councilmembers Jahmel Robinson, & Joyce Love Announce Community Survey

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Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY - Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Common Councilmember Jahmel Robinson, and Common Councilmember Joyce Love announced the launch of a community survey to solicit public input for a new West Hill Community Center.&...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Announces Transformative Revitalization of Lincoln Park Bowl

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Contact: David Galin

Site to Be Secured Tuesday, May 25; Construction to Begin Wednesday, May 26
Estimated Completion of Renovation of East End of Bowl is May 2022; West End of Bowl is May 2023

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined 2nd Ward Counci...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Announces City of Albany’s New Bike/Ped Master Plan

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Contact: Dennis Gaffney

ALBANY, NY – On Bike to Work Day, Mayor Kathy Sheehan, County Executive Daniel McCoy, County Legislator Carolyn McLaughlin, community members, and alternative transportation advocates announced the release of the updated Bi...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

City of Albany Dedicates New Brother Yusuf Burgess Trail at West Hill’s Tivoli Lake Preserve

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Date: May 11, 2021
Contact: Yasmine Robinson, Deputy Director
City of Albany Department of Planning & Development

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Councilmember Jahmel Robinson, County Executive Daniel McCoy, County Legislator Wanda Willingham, the New ...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Department of General Services Announce New Food Waste Composting Pro

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Date: May 10, 2021
Contact: Frank Zeoli, Deputy Commissioner

ALBANY, NY – As part of the Re-image Waste Reduction and Recycling initiative Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced in February, the City of Albany has announced a new food waste composting program, provi...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Mayor Sheehan, Co-Chairs Whalen & Hoke Announce City of Albany COVID Recovery Task Force Members

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Contact: David Galin 

Membership Spans Arts & Entertainment, Banking, Child Care, Economic Development, Education, Government, Health & Human Services, Housing, Labor, Non-Profit, Restaurants & other Small Businesses, & Workforce D...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Mayor Sheehan Signs Legislation Banning ATVs & Dirt Bikes on Public Property & Increasing Repo Fee

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Contact: David Galin 

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined Police Chief Eric Hawkins and Councilmembers Richard Conti, Joyce Love, and Alfredo Balarin today to sign Local Law E of 2021, banning the use of ATVs and Dirt Bikes on public property ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Unveils Historic Fair Housing Legislation

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Date: March 23, 2021
Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined City officials and housing advocates to unveil historic fair housing legislation that would empower the City’s Buildings & Regulatory Compliance Department...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

People Planning to Visit City Hall Must Make Appointments in Advance

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Albany City Hall and other city buildings have been reopened to the public by appointment. To protect the health and safety of our residents and employees, residents are encouraged to continue accessing services online and by phone, when possible.In-perso...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Mayor Sheehan & Police Chief Hawkins Announce Policing Reform & Reinvention Collaborative

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Date: August 13, 2020
Contact: Brian Shea

More information on City of Albany Police Collaborative

ALBANY, NY – In accordance with New York State Executive Order 203, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins are estab...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

The Good Neighbor Handbook

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1. Where to Start: SeeClickFix and Search Albany

  • Can I report a non-emergency City issue such as a pothole or an overgrown lot without making a phone call?
  • Is there a convenient online tool where I can learn about my neighborhood?

2. Propert...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

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Respond to fires, medical emergencies and more. There is no better feeling than saving a life in your community!

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Salary/Benefits

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Generous starting salary with step increases annually until reaching top grade firefighter. There is opportunity for advancement, health insurance and a retirement plan. Firefighters work on 24 hour shifts followed by 72 hours off. The current st...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Be Part of a Team

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Be part of the brotherhood/sisterhood. Every day includes excitement and adventure. No two shifts are the same.

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Candidate Physical Ability Test

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It is never too early to prepare. Visit our Prepare Page for more information.

CPAT Test

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There are two very important steps you need to take to prepare yourself to pass the CPAT. Read Ned Norton's CPAT Prepa...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Candidate Viability

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Veteran's credits available for entrance exam or promotional exams. For more information, please review official exam announcement.  

All candidates will be evaluated with a background check and medical exam to ensure they are capable of ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Prepare for Exam and Employment

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There is a Firefighters Exam scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021. More information.

Written Test Guides

A Guide to the Written Test for the Firefighter Series

The New York State Department of Civil Service has developed this test guide to familiarize you wit...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

City of Albany and COVID Recovery Task Force Seek Input on the Use of American Rescue Plan Funds

Contact: David Galin 

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany and the COVID Recovery Task Force are seeking input on the City’s use of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Funds. Your feedback is essential to ensuring that the discretionary ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Statement from Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Chief City Auditor Dr. Dorcey Applyrs, City Treasurer Dar

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Chief City Auditor Dr. Dorcey Applyrs, City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar, and Common Council President Corey Ellis have released the following statement:

“Since the first two ca...

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Posted on: June 13, 2021

2021 ALBANY TULIP QUEEN ANNOUNCED

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CONTACT: Ryan Murray, Public Relations Coordinator
518.434.5415 

Albany, NY - Mayor Kathy Sheehan introduced the 2021 Albany Tulip ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

City of Albany Wins "Votingest City Challenge"

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Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan was joined by Rejoice the Vote founder Jeff Furman, Chief City Auditor Dr. Dorcey Applyrs, City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar, NAACP Albany President Debora Brown-Johnson and members Beverly Ivey...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Albany City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar Announces "Voids for Vaccines" Initiative

Contact: Darius Shahinfar 

ALBANY, NY – City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar has announced "Voids for Vaccines" – a new initiative designed to encourage residents to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine in exchange for voiding an out...

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Posted on: June 5, 2021

City of Albany Commemorates Henry Johnson Day

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ALBANY, NY – This morning, Saturday, June 5, the City of Albany – including Mayor Sheehan, U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko, Assemblymember John McDonald, County Executive Dan ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Announces Opening of City Spray Pads Amid Forecasted High Temperatures

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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced nine City of Albany spray pads will open on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and also reminded residents of the various ways to keep cool during the current warm weath...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

City of Albany to Host Ceremony to Commemorate Henry Johnson Day on Saturday, June 5 at 10 a.m.

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Contact: Dennis Gaffney 
518-281-7252

ALBANY, NY – On Saturday, June 5, at 10 a.m., Mayor Sheehan, other elected officials, members of the Albany 369th Veterans Association and Albany residents will commemorate Henry Johnson Day, the anni...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

THE CITY OF ALBANY PRESENTS DAD FEST JUNE 20th

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CONTACT:   Ryan Murray, Public Relations Coordinator

518.434.5415 

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany presents Dad Fest, a free Father’s Day event in Washington Park Sunday, June 20th!  Dad Fest will feature a cla...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Mayor Sheehan, Councilmembers Jahmel Robinson, & Joyce Love Announce Community Survey

West Hill Community Center Outreach Events - June 2021

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY - Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Common Councilmember Jahmel Robinson, and Common Councilmember Joyce Love announced the launch of a community survey to solicit public input for a new West Hill Community Cen...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

City of Albany, Joint Veteran’s Committee to Recognize Memorial Day with Wreath Layings to Honor Our

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ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Joint Veteran’s Committee Chairman Mark Rosenzweig announced that the C...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Announces Transformative Revitalization of Lincoln Park Bowl

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Contact: David Galin

Site to Be Secured Tuesday, May 25; Construction to Begin Wednesday, May 26
Estimated Completion of Renovation of East End of Bowl is May 2022; West End of Bowl is May 2023

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined 2nd W...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Announces City of Albany’s New Bike/Ped Master Plan

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Contact: Dennis Gaffney

ALBANY, NY – On Bike to Work Day, Mayor Kathy Sheehan, County Executive Daniel McCoy, County Legislator Carolyn McLaughlin, community members, and alternative transportation advocates announced the release of the ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Announces City Of Albany Policing Reform And Reinvention Plan Update

Contact: David Galin 

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan has announced the hiring of Matt Toporowski as a Senior Assistant Corporation Counsel in the City of Albany to focus on police accountability and assist with policing reform implemen...

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Posted on: May 15, 2021

The 22nd Annual Capital Region Mother of the Year Contest Finalists Announced

Contact: Anne Curcurito
Times Union 
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ALBANY, NY— The City of Albany and St. Peter’s Health Partners with support from B95.5 FM Radio, Albany Institute of History & Art are proud to recognize compassionate Capital...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Statement from Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Regarding Guilty Plea by Former Police Officer Luke Deer

Contact: David Galin

“I commend Chief Hawkins for taking swift and decisive action to arrest and terminate Luke Deer following his unlawful actions on March 16, 2019. Today’s guilty plea follows more than two years of demands for justic...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

City of Albany Dedicates New Brother Yusuf Burgess Trail at West Hill’s Tivoli Lake Preserve

Tivoli Yusuf Burgess Ribbon Cutting - May 11, 2021

Date: May 11, 2021
Contact: Yasmine Robinson, Deputy Director
City of Albany Department of Planning & Development

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Councilmember Jahmel Robinson, County Executive Daniel McCoy, County Legislator Wanda Willingham...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Department of General Services Announce New Food Waste Composting Pro

Food Composting Photo

Date: May 10, 2021
Contact: Frank Zeoli, Deputy Commissioner

ALBANY, NY – As part of the Re-image Waste Reduction and Recycling initiative Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced in February, the City of Albany has announced a new food waste composting program, provi...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Mayor Sheehan, Co-Chairs Whalen & Hoke Announce City of Albany COVID Recovery Task Force Members

RESTART ALBANY 2

Contact: David Galin 

Membership Spans Arts & Entertainment, Banking, Child Care, Economic Development, Education, Government, Health & Human Services, Housing, Labor, Non-Profit, Restaurants & other Small Businesses, & Workforce D...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Department of General Services Recognize Arbor Day

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Date: April 30, 2021

Contact: Frank Zeoli, Deputy Commissioner

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ALBANY, NY – Today, Mayor Kathy Sheehan was joined by the Commissioner of the Department of General Services and representatives from NYS Department of Environmen...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan to Present Overview of City’s Policing Reform and Reinvention Collaborati

Contact: David Galin 

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan will join Mayor Joseph Curtatone of Somerville, MA and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy on Wednesday, April 28 at 4:30 PM to di...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Mayor Sheehan Announces Update to the City Of Albany Policing Reform And Reinvention Plan

Contact: David Galin 

“Albany’s incredibly diverse and hardworking Policing Reform and Reinvention Collaborative helped us create the most comprehensive, detailed, and actionable plan put forward by any city in the State of New...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Statement from Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on Chauvin Verdict

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan has released the following statement regarding the Chauvin Verdict:

“This verdict, while important, does not mean the work for racial justice is any less urgent. Throughout this trial, people of c...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Treasurer Shahinfar Announces Final County Action to Delay Late Penalties for City Property Taxes

Contact: Darius Shahnifar  
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ALBANY, NYAlbany City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar announced that legislation, introduced at his request and passed by the Albany Common Council on Februa...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Mayor Sheehan Signs Legislation Banning ATVs & Dirt Bikes on Public Property & Increasing Repo Fee

Contact: David Galin 

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined Police Chief Eric Hawkins and Councilmembers Richard Conti, Joyce Love, and Alfredo Balarin today to sign Local Law E of 2021, banning the use of ATVs and Dirt Bikes on public...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Announces Upcoming Extended Patio & Outdoor Café Program Season

Date: April 13, 2021
Contact: David Galin dgalin@albanyny.gov

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan has announced the City of Albany is kicking-off another season of the highly-anticipated Extended Patio & Outdoor Café program designed t...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Mayor Sheehan and DGS Announce Opening Day at Capital Hills Golf Course

Date: April 7, 2021
Contact: Frank Zeoli, Deputy Commissioner

ALBANY, NY – Today, Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Department of General Services Commissioner Sergio Panunzio announced that Capital Hills Golf Course is opening for the season on Thursday, A...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Albany Water Department Announces 2021 Fire Hydrant Inspection and Flushing Schedule

Date: April 7, 2021
Contact: Emily Lyons
(518) 545-7682

Albany, NY – Starting on April 12th, the Albany Water Department (AWD) will be inspecting and flushing fire hydrants within the City. This annual program helps ensure every hydrant performs pr...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Newly Acquired Building to Serve as Home of Albany Police Academy & Administrative Offices

For Immediate Release                                         &...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

City of Albany Equity Agenda to Host Youth Speak-Out Addressing Community Violence

Date: April 2, 2021
Contact: Eva Bass
Mayor’s Office - Community Outreach & Equity Agenda Coordinator

Albany, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan and the City of Albany Equity Agenda Committee are hosting a Youth Speak-Out in c...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Unveils Historic Fair Housing Legislation

Date: March 23, 2021
Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined City officials and housing advocates to unveil historic fair housing legislation that would empower the City’s Buildings & Regulatory C...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Statement from City of Albany Officials Re: Inclusion of Capital City Funding

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY - Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar, and Common Council Finance, Taxation & Assessment Committee Chairperson Ginnie Farrell released the following statement regarding the inclusion of Capital Ci...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Statement from Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Regarding Policing Reform & Reinvention Collaborative Plan

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY - Mayor Kathy Sheehan released the following statement in response to the Common Council's overwhelming approval of the City of Albany's Policing Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Plan:

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Announces Launch of “Restart Albany”

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Contact: David Galin

Mayor Sheehan Encourages Neighborhood Associations and Community Leaders to Organize Neighborhood Cleanups in Partnership with DGS

Mayor Sheehan Announces COVID Recovery Task Force and Names Co-Chairs: Mike Whalen, M&T Bank VP &...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan to Make Major Announcement Related to the Passage of the American Rescue

Date: March 11, 2021
Contact: David Galin 

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan will be joined by elected officials, City officials, neighborhood representatives, and business leaders to make a major announcement related to the passage of the...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

City of Albany Announces LIGHT Summer Youth Employment Program Registration Open Until March 31

Contact: Jonathan Jones, Commissioner

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Department of Recreation Commissioner Jonathan Jones are pleased to announce that registration for the 2021 City of Albany Summer Youth Employment Program Learning, Initia...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Mayor Sheehan and DGS Kickoff Re-Imagining City of Albany Recycling & Waste Reduction Program

Date: February 26, 2021
Contact: Frank Zeoli, Deputy Commissioner

ALBANY, NY – Today, Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Department of General Services Commissioner Sergio Panunzio announced a re-imagined Recycling & Waste Reduction Program. In the comin...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

City of Albany Treasurer Shahinfar Announces Action to Delay Late Penalties for Albany Property Tax

Contact: Darius Shahinfar                       
518-434-5036 

ALBANY, NYCity of Albany Treasurer, Darius Shahinfar, announced ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

City of Albany Announces Household Hazardous Waste, Paper Shredding, and Book Recycling Events

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan has announced the 2021 schedule for the annual Household Hazardous Waste, Paper Shredding, and Book Recycling Events hosted by the City of Albany Department of General Services. 

Household Hazardous Waste...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Treasurer Darius Shahinfar Extends Amnesty for Parking Ticket Fees through July 8, 2020

Date: June 26, 2020
(518) 434-5036

ALBANY, NY – Today, Treasurer Darius Shahinfar announced that the Parking Amnesty Program will be extended through July 8, 2020, and therefore anyone who pays City of Albany parking ticke...

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Essential City of Albany Services including Police, Fire & EMS, Waste Collection, and Water & Sewer

Date: March 15, 2020
Contact: David Galin
(518) 434-5105

Many Non-Essential Services Will Only Be Available Remotely, Including Bill Payments, Permit Applications, and Job Applications

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Declares a State of Emergency to Prohibit the G...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Mayor Sheehan, Councilmember Anane to Hold Ribbon Cutting at Blooms by Marie

Date: February 8, 2021
Contact: Brian Shea

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan and 10th Ward Common Councilmember Owusu Anane will be joined by various local officials and Marie Campbell on Monday, February 8 at 2:30pm for a ribbon cutting at Blooms ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

2021 ALBANY TULIP QUEEN NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!

Date: February 3, 2021
Contact: Ryan Murray, Public Relations Coordinator

Albany, NY – The City of Albany seeks nominations for the 2021 Tulip Queen & Court. Nominations for young women interested in continuing Albany’s long-standing...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

CITY OF ALBANY PROVIDES SNOW STORM RESPONSE UPDATE

Date: February 2, 2021
Contact: Frank Zeoli

ALBANY, NY - The City of Albany Department of General Services continues to remove snow from City streets after the most recent snow event.

According to the National Weather Service, approximately 8 inches of snow ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Presents 2021 State of the City

Date: February 1, 2021
Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan presented her 2021 State of the City address today to the residents of Albany and the Albany Common Council.

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

City of Albany Prepares for Anticipated Winter Storm

Date: February 1, 2021
Contact: Frank Zeoli 

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany is continuing preparations for the anticipated winter storm expected to reach the Capital Region this afternoon, Monday, February 1, 2021.

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

City of Albany Asks Residents and Businesses to Prepare for Impending Bitter Cold Temperatures

Severe Weather Alert

Date: January 27, 2021
Contact: David Galin

Albany, NY – In anticipation of the impending bitter cold temperatures that is forecasted over the next several days, the City of Albany is imploring property owners to remove snow from the sidewalks adj...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Announces Launch of New City Website and Brand Identity

New Website

Date: January 26, 2021
Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan has announced the launch of a new, user-friendly and mobile device-accessible website and brand identity for the City of Albany. This is a culmination of collaborative ef...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

City of Albany Tivoli Preserve “Stream Daylighting” Project Receives Recognition from U.S. EPA

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Date: January 25, 2021 
Contact: Joe Coffey, Commissioner Albany Water Department
(518) 434-5300 

For Immediate Release 

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany’s Tivoli Park Preserve “Stream Daylighting” Project has received honorable ment...

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News
Posted on: June 26, 2019

NYPA Partners with City of Albany to Install more than 10,800 LED Streetlights Throughout the City

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NYPA Contact: Paul DeMichele | (914) 390-8186
City of Albany Contact: Brian Shea | (518) 434-5100
View Video of the Installation of the Street Lighting

ALBANY, NY—The New York Power Authority and the City of Albany today announced the start of inst...

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News
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Statement from Albany Mayor Sheehan In Response Governor Cuomo's 2021-22 Budget Presentation

Date: January 19, 2021
Contact: David Galin 

ALBANY, NY - “I wholeheartedly agree with Governor Cuomo that the federal government must provide New York State with its fair share of COVID fiscal relief as soon as possible. Governor Cuomo c...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Albany to Join Biden-Harris Inauguration Committee Participate in National COVID19 Memorial Ceremony

Date: January 19, 2021
Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY - The City of Albany will participate in President-Elect Joe Biden’s & Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris' upcoming memorial ceremony and national moment of unity recognizing the ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Albany Mayor Sheehan and Albany Police Chief Hawkins Provide Update in Advance of Planned Protests

Date: January 14, 2021
Contacts:

ALBANY, NY - Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins provided an update today regarding the City's preparations amid reports of violent protests plan...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Signs Executive Order Declaring Juneteenth Holiday in the City of Albany

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan has signed an Executive Order declaring Juneteenth a holiday in the City of Albany.

June 19, or Juneteenth, is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States and celebrates Afri...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Albany Policing Reform & Reinvention Collaborative Continues Public Input Sessions on Police Reform

Policing Reform Flyer - Jan 6th (JPG)

Date: January 6, 2021
Contacts: Working Group Chairs Dr. Brenda Robinson (518) 596-0936 & Dannielle Hille (518) 336-0042

ALBANY, NY – After hearing from the community, the working group chairs of the City of Albany Policing Reform and Reinventi...

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Posted on: January 1, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Swears-In Chief City Auditor Dr. Dorcey Applyrs & 1st Ward Common Council

Date: January 1, 2021
Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY - Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan swore-in Chief City Auditor Dr. Dorcey Applyrs and 1st Ward Common Councilmember Sonia Frederick earlier this morning as a result of their recent special election vi...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan to Swear-In Chief City Auditor Dr. Dorcey Applyrs & 1st Ward Common Counc

2021 Swearing In

Date: December 31, 2020
Contact: David Galin

Albany, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan will swear-in Chief City Auditor Dr. Dorcey Applyrs and 1st Ward Common Councilmember Sonia Frederick on Friday, January 1, 2021 at 11:00 AM as a result of their ...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

City of Albany Asks Residents and Businesses to Prepare for Severe Weather Event

Date: December 23, 2020

Contact: Joe Coffey 

Albany, NY – According to the National Weather Service, there is a high probability of heavy rains in the Capital Region beginning Thursday evening, December 24 through Friday afternoo...

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Posted on: December 20, 2020

City of Albany Provides Snow Storm Response Update

Contacts:

Mayor Sheehan: “Our City’s Department of General Services crews continue to meet the Herculean task of cleaning up after Albany’s 8th largest snow storm in history with skill...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Albany Policing Reform & Reinvention Collaborative Continues Public Input Sessions on Police Reform

Policing Reform Flyer - Jan 4th (JPG)

Date: January 4, 2021
Contacts: Working Group Chairs Dr. Brenda Robinson (518) 596-0936 & Dannielle Hille (518) 336-0042

ALBANY, NY – After hearing from the community, the working group chairs of the City of Albany Policing Reform and...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

Albany Policing Reform & Reinvention Collaborative Continues Public Input Sessions on Police Reform

Policing Reform Flyer - Dec 15th

Date: December 15, 2020

Contacts: Working Group Chairs Dr. Brenda Robinson (518) 596-0936 & Dannielle Hille (518) 336-0042

ALBANY, NY – After hearing from the community, the working group chairs of the City of Albany Policing Reform a...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

Albany Water Board to Host Public Hearing on Proposed Water and Sewer Rate Increase

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Contact: Joe Coffey

ALBANY, NY – The Albany Water Board will host a Zoom public hearing on Thursday, December 17 regarding the proposed 3.5% water and sewer rate increase to take effect on January 1, 2021.

More information about the rate increase including ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Announces “2025 Trees” Initiative

Contact: Frank Zeoli 

Email Frank Zeoli

 

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined local elected officials, city officials, community representatives, and philanthropists to announce the City of Albany’s “2025 Trees” Initiative. &...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

City of Albany Cuts Ribbon at Revitalized Colby Street Park

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined New York State Senator Neil Breslin, 11th Ward Common Councilmember Alfredo Balarin, City of Albany Department of Recreation Commissioner Jonathan Jones, and community members today to cut the ribbon at the r...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Announces New Trail Being Added to Tivoli Lake Preserve

Tivoli Trail (JPG)

Contact: David Galin 

Email David Galin

(518) 434-5100 

ALBANY, NY – On Monday July 27, the City of Albany began improvements to the walking trail at the Tivoli Lake Preserve, a highly anticipated enhancement that was identified in the 2014...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Mayor Sheehan Signs Climate Mayors Letter

Contact: David Galin 

Email David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan signed on to a letter sent yesterday by Climate Mayors to Congressional leaders urging bold action to protect our planet and prioritize equitable and sustainab...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Partners Announce Opening of South End Bike/Pedestrian Connector

South end connector rendering

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined state and local partners to unveil the highly anticipated South End Connector, a $1.7 million project that links the Mohawk Hudson Hike-Bike Trail to the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

City of Albany Wins “Smart Water” Smart Cities North America Award

Contact: Emily Lyons
elyons@albanyny.gov 
(518) 434-5333
For Immediate Release

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany’s Beaver Creek Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Abatement and Flood Mitigation Program has been awarded the 2019 IDC Smart Cities Nor...

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Posted on: June 28, 2016

Albany Awarded US Conf. of Mayors Livability Award for Innovative Summer Youth Employment Program

ALBANY, NY – This weekend, the United States Conference of Mayors selected Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan and the City of Albany’s Youth and Workforce Services as a recipient of its 2016 Outstanding Achievement City Livability Award, one of just 10 cities receivi...

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Posted on: December 15, 2015

APD Receives Grant to Aid Implementation of Innovative “LEAD” Program

LEAD

For Immediate Release

ALBANY, NY – Today, the Albany Police Department announced it has received a grant to aid APD in the implementation of the recently adopted Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program, or LEAD, which allows police officers to exercise ...

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News Flash

Posted on: June 1, 2021

Upcoming Washington Park Playground Rebuild: Community Surveys for Youth and Adults

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The Washington Park Conservancy, in coordination with the City of Albany and community partners, is leading the process to design and build a new playground in Albany’s Washington Park. Our goal is to rebuild a new playground that will offer a s...

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REC Department
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Department of Recreation Launches Civic Rec

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The City of Albany Department of Recreation has partnered with CivicRec to implement its Parks and Recreation management software solution. Available from CivicPlus, the integrated technology program for local government, the CivicRec cloud-based recreati...

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REC Department
Posted on: May 19, 2021

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A SIGN, THIS IS IT!

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THE CITY OF ALBANY REC WELCOMES NEW DEPARTMENT SIGN! 

On May 11th, 2021, the City of Albany Department of Recreation welcomed it's new Department Sign.  A heavily trafficked roadway, the intersection of Hoffman Avenue and Cavaler...

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REC Department

News Flash

Posted on: April 7, 2021

Albany Water Department Announces 2021 Fire Hydrant Inspection and Flushing Schedule

Hydrant flushing for inspection

Date: April 7, 2021
Contact: Emily Lyons
(518) 545-7682

Albany, NY – Starting on April 12th, the Albany Water Department (AWD) will be inspecting and flushing fire hydrants within the City. This annual program helps ensure every hydrant performs properly and...

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Water Department
Posted on: January 25, 2021

City of Albany Tivoli Preserve “Stream Daylighting” Project Receives Recognition from U.S. Environme

Patroon Creek August 2020

Date: January 25, 2021 
Contact: Joe Coffey, Commissioner Albany Water Department
(518) 434-5300 

For Immediate Release 

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany’s Tivoli Park Preserve “Stream Daylighting” Project has received honorable ment...

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Water Department
Posted on: April 17, 2019

City of Albany Wins “Smart Water” Smart Cities North America Award

Rain water collection

Contact: Emily Lyons
elyons@albanyny.gov 
(518) 434-5333
For Immediate Release

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany’s Beaver Creek Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Abatement and Flood Mitigation Program has been awarded the 2019 IDC Smart Cities Nor...

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Water Department