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Chief Eric Hawkins listened as he faced a parade of neighbors and activists. Some applauded his efforts, others demanded more accountability.
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Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins got an earful Monday night during a meeting with about 50 area neighbors at the Arbor Hill Community Center. It was the first of three meetings organizers hope will provide the community with a platform for systemic change. 

Eric Hawkins chats with Councilwoman Ginnie Farrell prior to Tuesday night's meeting in City Hall.
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It's official: Albany's new police chief is Eric Hawkins, who was confirmed Tuesday night by the Common Council.

More than 9,000 people have watched Patrick Robinson's video.  "To add more insult to injury, they took the rims down. On both courts. Took the rims down."
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Neighbors in Albany's Arbor Hill were up in arms over the weekend after the city placed a dumpster in the middle of a popular basketball court.

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The 10th anniversary of the shooting death of a 10-year-old Albany girl was commemorated Monday night at city hall.

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As top Albany Democrats get ready for campaign season, some familiar faces are jumping into citywide races as well.

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In a bid to become the city's first African-American mayor, Marlon Anderson threw his hat in the ring Wednesday night, announcing at Albany public library's main branch that this will be the last time he runs for political office.