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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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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: August 6, 2020

City of Albany Unveils New Neighborhood Portal

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Contact: Frank Zeoli

(518) 229-8507

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ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Department of General Services Commissioner Sergio Panunzio have unveiled the Neighborhood Portal at www.AlbanyNeighborhoods.com

The goal of this portal is to pr...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

NYS Vaccination Registration For Washington Armory Open

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Beginning Wednesday February 24 at 8am, New York State will open the Washington Ave. Armory vaccination appointment website and phone line to eligible residents living in our historically underserved neighborhoods (12202, 12206, 12207, 12209, and 12210) f...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

City of Albany to Hold Firefighter Exam May 1, 2021

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Date: February 5, 2021
Contact: Joseph W. Gregory, Chief of Department

For Immediate Release

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany is holding an exam to be an Albany Firefighter/EMT on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Interested candidates can apply here

This is a...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

2021 ALBANY TULIP QUEEN NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!

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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 legacy of community...

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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

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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 22, 2020

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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

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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 24, 2021

Help Others

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The Albany Police Department will strive to eliminate crime and the fear of crime by inspiring and empowering our community to work together to improve our quality of life and make Albany the safest community in America.

Mission

We are dedicated to pr...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Salary/Benefits

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The APD is a 24-hour, full time police agency. As a police recruit, your salary will be $46,030 and will go to $53,354 upon graduating the police academy. You’ll receive increases for five years until you reach the Police Officer Grade IV which ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

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The APD is actively involved in the community and was recognized by The White House in 2016 as a model police agency for others in the United States. The APD was one of 16 police agencies selected by The White House to participate in...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Physical Agility Test

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The police officer physical agility test consisting of sit ups, push ups and a 1.5 mile run, based on age and gender. Cooper standard requirements.

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Posted on: February 24, 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 ca...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Written Examination

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There is a police officer exam scheduled for Saturday, May 15, 2021. More information.

To become a police officer in the City of Albany, you must first take the required New York State Civil Service Exam for Police Officers. A Guide to the Written Test for...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Written Examination

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

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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: 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

Candidate Physical Ability Test

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

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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 Preparation...

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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 and St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee Cancel Albany St. Patrick’s Day Parade Due to COVID-19

Date: February 17, 2021
Parade Committee Contact: Tim Carey
(518) 577-8394
City Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany and St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee have announced the annual parade will shift to a virtual event held...

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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. 

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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 5, 2021

City of Albany to Hold Firefighter Exam May 1, 2021

Firefighters Exam

Date: February 5, 2021
Contact: Joseph W. Gregory, Chief of Department

For Immediate Release

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany is holding an exam to be an Albany Firefighter/EMT on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Interested candidates can apply here. ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

City of Albany Re-Opens Washington Park Lake for Ice Skating

Date: February 4, 2021

Contact: Jonathan Jones, Commissioner

Department of Recreation 

For Immediate Release

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany has announced Washington Park Lake is once again open to ice skating. The City’s...

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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: February 1, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan to Present 2021 State of the City Address

Date: January 31, 2021
Contact: David Galin

Albany, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan will present her 2021 State of the City address virtually on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 5:30 PM.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this address will b...

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Posted on: January 31, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, DGS Commissioner Sergio Panunzio to Discuss Winter Storm Preparations &

Date: January 31, 2020
Contact: David Galin 

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Department of General Services Commissioner Sergio Panunzio will hold a media availability on Monday, February 1 at 9:30 AM at the Department of General Ser...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

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

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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

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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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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 19, 2021

Albany Policing Reform and Reinvention Collaborative to Host Final Meeting

Date: January 19, 2021 

Contact: Brian Shea 

 

Albany, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins, and the City of Albany Policing Reform and Reinvention Collaborative wil...

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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

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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 6, 2021

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

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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

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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

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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: January 4, 2021

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

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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: 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 15, 2020

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

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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: October 8, 2020

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Undertakes Voluntary Precautionary COVID-19 Quarantine

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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: September 30, 2020

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

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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

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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

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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.

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Announces “2025 Trees” Initiative

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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: 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

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Contact: David Galin 

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(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: 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: July 23, 2020

Mayor Sheehan Signs Climate Mayors Letter

Contact: David Galin 

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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: 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: 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 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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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

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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: February 10, 2021

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City of Albany Department of Recreation Amenities

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

BUCKINGHAM LAKE PARK ICE SKATING 2021

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Buckingham Lake Park Ice Skating 2021

We're excited to bring back another season of ice skating at Buckingham Park!

Authorized area for skating is outlined below. Rentals are not available on premises, and patrons must provide own equipme...

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REC Department
Posted on: February 5, 2021

WASHINGTON PARK LAKE ICE SKATING 2021

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Washington Park Lake Ice Skating 2021

Authorized area for skating is outlined below. Rentals are not available on premises, and patrons must provide own equipment. 

SKATE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

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REC Department

News Flash

Posted on: January 25, 2021

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

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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&rd...

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Water Department
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Albany Water Department Hosts Ribbon Cutting to Unveil Tivoli Preserve Stream Daylighting Project

Contact: Emily Lyons
(518) 545-7682 

Albany, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Chief of Staff Sean Mahar, and Albany Water Department Commissioner Joseph Coffey hosted a ribbon cutting...

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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