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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: October 18, 2021

On October 1, 2021 Mayor Sheehan presented the 2022 Budget to the Albany Common Council

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On or before October 1st of each year the Mayor submits the proposed budget to the Albany Common Council for the ensuing fiscal year along with a message as required by the Charter of the City of Albany.  Part of the Common Council’s re...

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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: 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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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: October 1, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Presents 2022 Proposed City Budget

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Date: October 1, 2021

Contact: David Galin

Mayor Sheehan Proposes Allocating $25 Million from American Rescue Plan to Fund a Limited Number of Highly Impactful Programs That Can Produce Profound Results

Budget Provides Framework for Building Back Better and ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

REGISTRATION OPENS FOR ALBANY LAST RUN 5K

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Ryan Murray, Public Relations Coordinator/ 518.434.5415

Albany, NY – The City of Albany present the 25th annual Albany Last Run 5K on Saturday, December 11 at 5 p.m. The Last Run is a great race for all ages, featuring a beaut...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

City of Albany Announces New Lead Service Grant Replacement Program

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Contact: Emily Lyons/(518) 545-7682

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany’s Water Department (AWD) has launched a new program to aid homeowners in lead service replacements in an effort to have zero lead service pipes in Albany by 2040.

The Lead Service ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Mayor Sheehan, Co-Chairs Michael Whalen & Jahkeen Hoke Present COVID Recovery TaskForce Final Report

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Contact: David Galin

Comprehensive Report Is Culmination of Three-Month, Community-Wide Effort to Identify And Maximize Critical Investments, Prioritize Equity, & Build Back Better

“The Task Force strongly recommends funding a limited number of highly-i...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

City of Albany Highlights Construction of the Beaver Creek Clean River Project

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Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan was joined by Commissioner Joseph Coffey, New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation President & CEO Joseph Rabito, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Region 4 Director...

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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: September 30, 2021

Propositions on the November 2, 2021 Ballot for City of Albany Residents

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November 2, 2021 is the General Election. For more information on voting hours and where you can vote, visit the Voting in Albany page. The following propositions for local laws that require referendum will be included in the upcoming regular election on ...

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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: 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: 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.

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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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Prepare for Exam and Employment

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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: October 19, 2021

Mayor Sheehan & Albany Joint Veterans Committee Announce the Return of the Veterans Day Parade

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan and the City of Albany Joint Veterans Committee are pleased to announce that the annual Veterans Day Parade will again take place in the City of Albany at 11:00 am on Thursday, Novemb...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

CASH FOR COATS BENEFIT CONCERT OCTOBER 26TH AT PALACE THEATRE

CONTACT:   Ryan Murray, Public Relations Coordinator 518.434.5415

Albany, NY – The City of Albany, the Palace Theatre and Cash for Coats program partners announced details for the Cash for Coats Benefit Concert at the Palace Theatre on O...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Albany Police Athletic League & City of Albany Announce 25th Season of Capital Holiday Lights in the

Contacts: Albany Police Athletic League: Leanne Ricchiuti, 518-222-8073
City of Albany: David Galin 

ALBANY, NY – Albany Police Athletic League Board Chairman David Bauer and Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan today announce the 25th Season of th...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Mayor Sheehan & City’s Equity Agenda Advisory Group Seek to Add Community Resources to Online Map

Contact: Eva Bass, Community Outreach Coordinator

Mayor’s Office of Equity & Community Engagement 

518-434-9821

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan and the City of Albany Equity Agenda Advisory Group are calling on community partners and s...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

THE CITY OF ALBANY LAUNCHES 2021 CASH FOR COATS DRIVE

CONTACT:      Ryan Murray, Public Relations Coordinator/ 518.434.5415

Albany, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan and program partners announced details for the 2021 Cash for Coats Drive, a community-based initiative desi...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Presents 2022 Proposed City Budget

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Date: October 1, 2021

Contact: David Galin

Mayor Sheehan Proposes Allocating $25 Million from American Rescue Plan to Fund a Limited Number of Highly Impactful Programs That Can Produce Profound Results

Budget Provides Framework for Building Back Better and ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan to Present 2022 Proposed City Budget

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Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan will present her 2022 Proposed City Budget to the residents of the City of Albany and Common Councilmembers on Friday, October 1 at 11:00 am via Facebook.com/AlbanyMayorKathySheehan.

A digital ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

REGISTRATION OPENS FOR ALBANY LAST RUN 5K

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Ryan Murray, Public Relations Coordinator/ 518.434.5415

Albany, NY – The City of Albany present the 25th annual Albany Last Run 5K on Saturday, December 11 at 5 p.m. The Last Run is a great race for all ages, featuri...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

City of Albany Announces New Lead Service Grant Replacement Program

Contact: Emily Lyons/(518) 545-7682

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany’s Water Department (AWD) has launched a new program to aid homeowners in lead service replacements in an effort to have zero lead service pipes in Albany by 20...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

City of Albany Selected to Participate in the Cities of Service Love Your Block Grant Program

Date: September 15, 2021
Contact: Sam Wells, Neighborhood Stabilization Coordinator

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced today that the City of Albany was one of eight cities selected to participate in the Cities of Service Love Your ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2021

5TH Annual Henry Johnson Award Presented to Dr. Brenda J. Robinson, Albany Nurse and Activist

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Contact: Dennis Gaffney, Communications Coordinator, City of Albany

 518-281-7252

ALBANY, NY – Today, Mayor Kathy Sheehan and other local dignitaries, veterans of the 369th Infantry Regiment, and a diverse audience all gathered on the Cit...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Announces City’s First Use of American Rescue Plan Funding

Contact: David Galin 

City of Albany to Provide Non-Union Employees with 3% Retroactive Wage Increase in 2021; Mayor Sheehan to Propose Additional 3% Non-Union Wage Increase in 2022 City Budget

Frontline Employees Continued to Deliver Essential Cit...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

ALBANY RIVERFRONT JAZZ FESTIVAL KICKS OFF SATURDAY AT 12pm!

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City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs
City Hall, Room 402
Albany, NY 12207
518.434.2032 | fax: 518.426.0759

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:        Ryan Murray, Public Relations Coordina...
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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Mayor Sheehan, Co-Chairs Michael Whalen & Jahkeen Hoke Present COVID Recovery TaskForce Final Report

Contact: David Galin

Comprehensive Report Is Culmination of Three-Month, Community-Wide Effort to Identify And Maximize Critical Investments, Prioritize Equity, & Build Back Better

“The Task Force strongly recommends funding a limited number o...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Statement from Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on the Swearing-In of Governor Kathy Hochul

Contact: David Galin

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

“Today we witnessed history when Kathy Hochul was sworn in as New York’s first female Governor. As someone who has travelled to ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Statement from Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on the Resignation of Andrew Cuomo

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan has released the following statement in response to the resignation of Andrew Cuomo:

“Now is the time to move our state forward. There is still a pandemic infecting hu...

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Posted on: August 7, 2021

Mayor Kathy Sheehan Swears-In Albany’s Newest City Court Judge, Ricja Rice, Esq.

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan was joined by local elected officials, members of the bar, and community members at Albany City Hall to swear-in Albany’s newest City Court Judge, Ricja Rice, Esq. Rice was sworn in ...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Signs Historic Fair Housing Legislation Into Law

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan was joined by elected officials, city staff, and fair housing advocates to sign historic fair housing legislation – Local Laws F, G, and H of 2021 – that will empower the C...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Albany Mayor Sheehan Reinstitutes Mask Mandate for All City Employees and Within All City Buildings

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced the City of Albany is reinstituting a mask mandate for all City employees and within all City buildings, effective immediately. 

Mayor Sheehan said, “Albany is seeing an increase in co...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Albany Community Development Agency Offers Surveys and Free Webinars to Landlords and Tenants

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ALBANY, NY – City of Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and the Albany Community Development Agency (ACDA) are currently exploring various options to help landlords and tenants who have been negatively impacted by the ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Statement from Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on Attorney General James’ Report

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan has released the following statement in response to Attorney General James’ report:

“The report outlined by the Attorney General provides a deeply disturbing, pervasi...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Albany, Schenectady, & Troy Undertake Unified Zombie Property Enforcement Action

TROY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Troy Mayor Patrick Madden, and Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy today announced that Albany, Schenectady, and Troy have joined forces to coordinate their filings of lawsuits against Ocwen Financial Corporati...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

City of Albany Announces Action Taken in Response to Recent Gun Violence

Contacts:

David Galin 

Steve Smith 

Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins Utilizes Authority to Declare Café Hollywood a Public Safety Nuisance and Orders its Immediate & Indefinite Closure

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

City of Albany Highlights Construction of the Beaver Creek Clean River Project

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Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan was joined by Commissioner Joseph Coffey, New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation President & CEO Joseph Rabito, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Region ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Statement from Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Regarding Passage of Historic Fair Housing Legislation

Contact: David Galin 

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan has released the following statement after the passage of historic fair housing legislation in Albany:

“Since becoming mayor, my administration has committed itself to impro...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

RESTART ALBANY KICKS OFF TONIGHT!

CONTACT:  Ryan Murray, Public Relations Coordinator
518.434.5415

Albany, NY – Tonight, the City of Albany along with local business partners will launch Restart Albany, a program to provide free live music at local venues.   Alba...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

City of Albany to Host Pop-Up Community Engagement Event for Washington Park Area Complete Streets S

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ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany will host a pop-up community engagement event to gather input from the public on a Complete Streets Study that seeks to identify necessary transportation network enhanceme...

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Posted on: July 5, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan & DGS Commissioner Sergio Panunzio Announce Commencement of Citywide Tree

Contact: Frank Zeoli, Deputy Commissioner

ALBANY, NY – Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Department of General Services Commissioner Sergio Panunzio announced the commencement of a citywide inventory of Albany's street and park trees, in partnership with Davey Resou...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Albany Water Department Upgrades Fleet with Two Electric Vehicles

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Contact: Emily Lyons 

(518) 545-7682 

Albany, NY – With a core value of sustainability and a commitment to reducing their carbon footprint, the Albany Water Department has started to convert its vehicle fleet to electric with the...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

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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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518.434.2032 | fax: 518.426.0759
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 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 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 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 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 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

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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...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and DGS Announce New Food Waste Composting Program

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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 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 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 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: June 26, 2020

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

Date: June 26, 2020
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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: 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 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 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: 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: July 7, 2020

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

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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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News Flash

Posted on: October 18, 2021

#AlbanyHalloween2021

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On Friday, October 29 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Albany REC and Albany Events will host Halloween events in 5 City Parks!
These events will provide residents with the option to either drive-through or walk-through to show off their costume, receive candy...
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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Lincoln Square Playground Plan

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View the Lincoln Square Playground Plan here.

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

The 25th Season of Capital Holiday Lights in the Park begins November 26th

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On Wednesday, The City of Albany and The Albany Police Athletic League (PAL) announced that 2021, the 25th season of Holiday Lights in the Park, will be the last year that the event will take place in Washington Park. R...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Introducing: Pickleball!

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Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of badminton, Ping-Pong, and tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles to hit a perforated plastic ball, much like a wiffle ball, over a net.

Albany REC is introducing Pickleball at most of our te...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

The Results are in!

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The Lincoln Park Pool Replacement Project Online Survey ran from June 22, 2021 until September 6, 2021. Surveys were distributed at the pool and on social media pages. The results of the survey are listed in this document. Click here to view the survey re...

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REC Department
Posted on: July 24, 2021

Department of Health Codes

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Code: 6-1.29 Swimming Pool Design Standards 5.1 – Shape (https://regs.health.ny.gov/content/section-6-129-swimming-pool-design-standards)

The Shape of any swimming pool shall be such that the circulation of pool water and control of swimmers’ safety are no...

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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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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: August 25, 2021

Tonko Hosts EPA Administrator Regan on Visit to Capital Region

Contact: Rachel Dejean, 202-740-0655 

AMSTERDAM, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko, Chair of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, welcomed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan...

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Water Department
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Albany Water Department Upgrades Fleet with Two Electric Vehicles

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Contact: Emily Lyons 

(518) 545-7682 

Albany, NY – With a core value of sustainability and a commitment to reducing their carbon footprint, the Albany Water Department has started to convert its vehicle fleet to electric with the purchase ...

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Water Department
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

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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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Water Department
Posted on: April 17, 2019

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

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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