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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
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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: January 14, 2021

City of Albany Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Tribute Video

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day Flyer

Date: January 12, 2021 
Contact: Ryan Murray 

Albany, NY – The City of Albany celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a special video airing on the Albany Events pages at 12pm on January 18th.  Featuring the city's annual w...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Applications Available for City of Albany CDBG, HOME and ESG Funding

Date: January 14, 2020

Contact: Faye Andrews, Director, Albany Community Development Agency (ACDA)

Email Faye Andrews/(518) 434-5265

 

For Immediate Release

 

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany has released its Year 47...

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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: November 24, 2020

Mayor Sheehan & Community Partners Distribute Coats to Children

CashforCoats

Contact:  Ryan Murray                                         &...
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Posted on: December 21, 2020

Statement from Office of Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Regarding Holiday Lights in the Park

Date: December 21, 2020

Contact: David Galin dgalin@albanyny.gov 

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Albany, NY - While there has been speculation about moving the Albany Police Athletic League’s Holiday Lights in Washington Park to the Harrim...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

City of Albany Announces Capital Hills Golf Course to Close for the Season

Date: November 12, 2020

 

Contact: Frank Zeoli(518) 229-8507Email Frank Zeoli 

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Department of General Services Commissioner Sergio Panunzio have announced that Capital Hills Golf Course w...

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

City of Albany to Close Compost Facility for the Season

Date: November 11, 2020 

Contact: Frank Zeoli(518) 229-8507Email Frank Zeoli 

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Department of General Services Commissioner Sergio Panunzio have announced that the City of Albany Compost ...

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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: November 6, 2020

City of Albany and the Joint Veterans Committee Cancel Veterans Day Parade Due to COVID-19

Date: November 6, 2020

Contact: David GalinEmail David Galin(518) 434-5100      

For Immediate Release  

City of Albany and the Joint Veterans Committee Cancel Veterans Day Parade Due to COVID-19 
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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Call for Application: Commission on Human Rights

We are seeking applications from qualified residents of the City of Albany for the following position: 

Title of Position  

Member, Commission on Human Rights (up to 4 openings) 

Term of Appointment 

Appointments a...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

City of Albany to Host #AlbanyHalloween2020 Events on October 31

a graphic for Halloween 2020

Date: October 21, 2020 

Contact: Jonathan JonesEmail Jonathan Jones  

 

ALBANY, NY – On Saturday, October 31 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the City of Albany will partner with a variety of sponsors and community organizati...

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Posted on: December 20, 2020

City of Albany Provides Snow Storm Response Update

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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: December 18, 2020

City of Albany Reminds Residents of Parking Areas Available During Snow Emergency

A snowy scene to remind people of a Snow Parking Emergency

Date: December 18, 2020 

Contacts: Frank Zeoli fzeoli@albanyny.gov David Galin dgalin@albanyny.gov  

Albany, NY – As the City of Albany Department of General Services, together with the New York State Department...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

City of Albany Declares Snow Emergency to Begin Friday, December 18 at 8:00 a.m.

A graphic letting people know there is an important snow update

Contacts:Frank Zeoli David Galin  

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Mayor Sheehan Urges Residents to Stay Off Roads

Albany, NY - Please be advised the City of Albany has issued a SNOW EMERGENCY that will begin on Friday, December 18, at 8:00 a.m. At t...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

City of Albany Prepares for Anticipated Winter Storm

snow removal equipment

Date: December 16, 2020 

Contact: Frank ZeoliEmail Frank Zeoli 

 

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany is continuing preparations for the anticipated winter storm expected to reach the Capital Region this evening (Wednesday, December 16...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

City of Albany Storm Response Update

Date: October 8, 2020 

Contact: David GalinEmail David Galin

 

ALBANY, NY – Due to the widespread power outages in our region, National Grid will be distributing dry ice at the Crossgates Mall Parking Lot (adjacent to Mac...

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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

pipes we maintain

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: December 10, 2020

Renew Your Residential Permit Parking

Residential Parking Permit Sign

If you live, work, or do business in one of the residential parking zones please remember to renew your parking permit.  The renewal period runs from January 1st through February 15, 2021.  If you do not renew your permit within the rene...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Undertakes Voluntary Precautionary COVID-19 Quarantine

Contact: David Galin

Email David Galin 

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced today that she is undertaking a voluntary precautionary quarantine after potential exposure to COVID-19 at an event highlighting the importance of federal COV...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

The City of Albany Launches 2020 Cash For Coats Drive

Date: Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Contact: Ryan Murray

City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs

Email Ryan Murray

518.434.5415

Albany, NY– Mayor Kathy Sheehan and program partners announce details for the 2020 Cash for Coats Drive, a community-based initiativ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Announces $1.3 Million Lark Street Streetscape Revitalization and Washing

Lark Street Graphic

ALBANY, NY - Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined local elected officials, business leaders, and community representatives to announce an initial $1.3 million investment to revitalize the Lark Street Streetscape. Phase One of this project’s design and input ...
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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Announces $2 Million Investment in Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park Theater Rendering (JPG)

Date: September 29, 2020 

Contact: David Galin 

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ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined state, county, and local elected officials, Department of Recreation Commissioner Jonathan Jones, and community repr...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Cuts Ribbon on Woodlawn Avenue Traffic Calming Project

Woodlawn Graphic

Date: September 29, 2020
Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan joined local elected officials, city officials, and community representatives to cut the ribbon on the Woodlawn Avenue Traffic Calming project.

This projec...
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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: 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 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: 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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