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In mid-March, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan unveiled what supports called "historic" fair housing legislation. The Common Council discussed the measure this week.

ayor Kathy Sheehan joined Police Chief Eric Hawkins and Councilmembers Richa
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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan signed legislation Wednesday banning ATVs and dirt bikes from city streets and parks.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan announces new fair housing legislation.
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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan has unveiled what some are calling "historic" fair housing legislation.

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The Albany Common Council has unanimously approved a local law that would give new powers to the city's Community Police Review Board.

A memorial stands along Albany's Central Avenue honoring murder victim Shanita Thomas.
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The crime rate in Albany is down, but high-profile gun violence — and public awareness of it — is off the charts.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan delivered her State of the City address Monday evening.

A Toporowski lawn sign displayed outside an Albany residence.
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Eleven days before the primary, Albany County district attorney candidate Matt Toporowski picked up two endorsements from two high-ranking area officials late Friday.

The city has not revealed the type of ransomware it was infected with, if it knows who was behind the attack, or where it originated from.
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The city of Albany is recovering from what the mayor called a "ransomware attack."

Albany City Hall
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Mayor Kathy Sheehan gives her State of the City address on Monday, covering where Albany has been and where it's going.

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The Albany Common Council continues to ponder a recommendation to City Hall to waive a bill issued to the "Poor People's Campaign" after protesters disrupted downtown traffic. 

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Voters in the Albany area will decide a variety of city and county races Tuesday. 


Absentee ballots have been counted, but the race for the Common Council seat in Albany's 11th ward is not over.

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With a resounding victory in the Democratic primary, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan is highly likely to earn a second term. But  it appears several new faces could be joining Albany’s Common Council.

Democrats Sheehan, Commisso and McLaughlin
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Ahead of the pivotal September 12 primary, three leading Democrats aspiring to get the party nod in the race for mayor of Albany are debating for the first time tonight.

Corey Ellis, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Alfredo Balarin and Leah Golby
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Citizen Action of New York has announced its endorsements in Albany’s city elections.