Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan took the wraps off her proposed 2019 budget Monday morning. Now, the Common Council and city residents are taking a closer look.

Assemblywoman Pat Fahy, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Assemblyman John McDonald.
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New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was in downtown Albany Thursday to announce the city won a $10 million state grant to redevelop the area downtown near the Palace Theatre.

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After years in limbo, the City of Albany has sold a parcel of land once earmarked as a target for landfill expansion.

The largest Northeast collegiate esports event is coming to Albany.

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Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse is defying calls to resign, including from the governor of New York, after the Times Union reported more details of alleged domestic violence on Sunday.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the official opening of The Collaboratory along Albany's Morton Avenue.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The Collaboratory, a new community health resource in Albany’s South End, held its grand opening today.

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The Rotunda at City Hall was the setting for Friday’s swearing-in of Albany's new police chief, Eric Hawkins.

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Albany government and business leaders announced Round 3 of the City’s Small Business Façade Improvement Program today.

Eric Hawkins chats with Councilwoman Ginnie Farrell prior to Tuesday night's meeting in City Hall.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

It's official: Albany's new police chief is Eric Hawkins, who was confirmed Tuesday night by the Common Council.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan introduces Chief Eric Hawkins, her choice to lead the police department.
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Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s appointee to head the Albany Police Department meets Common Council members and the public tonight at City Hall before lawmakers vote on his nomination.

The city of Albany is receiving $2.2 million in state funding toward combatting violence.

Albany Fire Chief Joe Gregory with Mayor Kathy Sheehan in the City Hall Rotunda, August 17, 2018
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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan swore in Joseph Gregory as Fire Chief this morning.

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The Albany City Landfill apparently has a few more years before its closure.

Congressman Paul Tonko, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar at Google’s 2015 eCity award ceremony in downtown Albany.
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Last month, New York regulators revoked their approval of Charter Communications' merger with Time Warner Cable and ordered the company to find another cable provider for its more than 2 million customers in the state. The move is encouraging municipalities to find alternatives to expensive cable internet service.

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Public safety and police staff safety are at risk, according to the Albany Police Officers Union.

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Police Chief appointee Eric Hawkins says he'll bring policies and procedures to Albany that worked well in Southfield, Michigan.

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The mayor of Albany’s pick for police chief addressed reporters today at city hall.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan & Albany Fire Chief Warren Abriel address the media in City Hall. (July 18, 2017)
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Albany said goodbye to its second public safety leader in as many days...  the city’s fire chief was given a walkout ceremony Friday.

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Albany Police Chief Robert Sears has retired from the department following more than 20 years of service. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was at police headquarters this afternoon for Sears' official "piping out.”

Curtis Sliwa leads new recruits on a patrol of Albany's South End.
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The Albany Police Department has launched a new effort at transparency, opening an online portal in advance of a new chief's arrival.

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The Guardian Angels say they'll return to Albany tonight to continue recruitment efforts.

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A new police chief has been hired as concerns mount over a summer spike in violent crime in Albany.

Crowd joins hands in prayer circle at Arbor Hill community meeting July 15, 2018.
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After the latest violent death, there are increasing calls for action as the city of Albany grapples with one of its bloodiest summers in recent history.

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It's been a busy month so far for Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas sat down with the mayor at city hall.

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Albany officials anticipate a seamless transfer of power following last week's announcement that Fire Chief Warren Abriel is retiring at the end of the month.

Pastor Charlie Muller and Guardian Angels Leader Curtis Sliwa
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Activists and community leaders are mobilizing in hopes of halting a recent spike in violence in Albany.

Acting Police Chief Robert Sears and Mayor Kathy Sheehan led a press briefing about the city plan to counter violence in the city.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The city of Albany is grappling with a spike in violent crime, leading to an emotional response from the mayor, who is coming in for criticism from the police union. 

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Clifton Park-based County Waste & Recycling used to pay the city of Albany $10 a ton for recyclables — until its biggest customer dramatically changed policy. The tables have turned: Albany now pays the recycler.

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An off-duty Albany Police officer was killed Wednesday in a motorcycle crash in the Albany County town of Knox.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan annopunces the completion of the major components of the 2nd and final phase of the street calming initiative along Madison Avenue.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Albany's claim as a "walkable and bikeable" city has been kicked up a notch, with the completion of the Madison Avenue Street Calming Project.

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