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Albany, New York is located in Albany County. Zip codes in Albany, NY include 12202, 12255, and 12228. The median home price in Albany is $167,000 which is roughly $108/per square foot. More Albany information.

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36 min ago | Albany Times Union

1st-degree murder conviction in

An Albany County jury on Tuesday convicted Oscar Valcarcel of first-degree murder for killing 27-year-old Caleb Capen during a burglary in the victim's home last December. Valcarcel, 42, faces life in prison without the possibility of parole for the early morning Dec. 4 knifepoint strangulation and beating of his acquaintance at 326 Western Ave. The defendant, a repeat felon with prior convictions for robbery, forgery and drug offenses, will be sentenced on Oct. 30 by acting Supreme Court Justice Roger McDonough.

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37 min ago | Albany Times Union

John Dale, Albany's first black police chief, dead at...

John A. Dale, a pioneering Albany police officer who became the city's first black detective, supervisor and chief, has died, the Albany Police Department announced. He was 80. Dale, who served in combat for the Marine Corps during the Korean War, joined the overwhelmingly white police force in 1958 and worked his way up through the ranks, eventually becoming the department's public face as its public information officer.

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2 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

City Line opens in Albany

City Line Bar and Grill opened Saturday at at 1200 Western Ave., across from the University at Albany's uptown campus, near the border of Albany and Guilderland. The striking new building replaces the former Sutter's Mill & Mining Co., which closed abruptly late last year.

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2 hrs ago | WGY-AM Albany

Murder Deal for Moore

A Wynantskill woman pled guilty to killing a 79-year old disabled Albany man she was hired to take care of, according to the Albany County District Attorney's Office. Sara Moore, 35, took the plea Monday morning before Judge Stephen Herrick in Albany County Court.

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7 hrs ago | Business Journal

Albany health centers receive share of New York's $15 million in federal dollars

Community health centers in New York state are receiving about $15 million to hire 257 new workers and improve access to health care for patients. That's according to the federal Department of Health and Human Services , which is distributing the money tied to the Affordable Care Act.

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9 hrs ago | Business Journal

Albany business latches on to larger craft beer movement

As the popularity of craft beer swells, August Rosa , co-owner of a craft beer retail shop in downtown Albany, New York, anticipates increased competition for shelf space among craft brewers. Brew, a retail shop for craft beer, is banking on the staying power of the craft beer movement.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Albany Times Union

A chance to cut waste, save

Bills piled up on desks in the NYS Assembly Chamber Thursday Jan. 2, 2014, in Albany, NY. ORG XMIT: MER2014010216322423 New York's founding fathers were wise in creating a state constitution that made sure lawmakers, the public and media could review legislation on their desks for at least three days before it is debated and voted on.

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Albany Times Union

Central Avenue safety changes planned

More than $2 million in safety improvements is planned for the 15-mile stretch of Route 5 between Albany and Schenectady following a series of pedestrian accidents that resulted in multiple deaths over a five-year period. State Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald announced the improvements as well as a public education campaign, during a press conference Monday afternoon near a busy intersection connecting Colonie Center and Northway Mall on Central Avenue as the state route is named there.

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Former Health Aide Pleads Guilty to Killing Elderly Man at His Albany Home

Police said Englander was found beaten and with his neck slashed in his Albany home, after he discovered Moore was trying to steal money from him. Police responded to Englander's home after a bank teller, who was on the phone with Englander, heard Englander and Moore fighting called police.

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Albany Times Union

Shops pop up in downtown Albany, but won't be there long

Capitalize Albany Corp. is hosting a pop-up project in which local entrepreneurs fill vacant storefronts for a short period, in this case, until Sept. 23rd.

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Man Arrested For Illegally Entering Country, Possessing Drugs

Police arrested a man accused of entering the country illegally over the weekend. Police say U.S. Border Patrol Agents arrested Matthew Clair, 31, of Albany, N.Y., after he illegally entered the country on foot in Champlain on Sunday.

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Albany Times Union

Gov. Andrew Cuomo hasn't appeared in the Red Room since the end of the legislative session in June. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's supporters don't appear to be spending a great deal of time looking for the reasons behind his poor showing in the greater Capital Region in last week's primary, numbers they blame on cranky state workers and single-issue voters.

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Albany Times Union

Some Route 85 on-ramps closed until

The Getting There column lists hot spots to watch for road construction. Here's a link to the full column.

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Albany Times Union

New Eldridge ad focuses on womena s issues

Democratic 19th Congressional District candidate Sean Eldridge released his third television ad, "Choice," Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

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Hoffman's Playland closes after providing decades of family fun

Patron's last chance to enjoy Hoffman's Playland was Sunday. The Hoffman's Playland amusement park, which has been a fixture in the capital region for 60 years, has indefinitely shut its gates.

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Amusement park near Albany closes after 62 years

Hoffman's Playland in suburban Latham opened its gates for the last time Sunday. The couple that owns Hoffman's is retiring and plans a mix of retail and residential development on the 8-acre plot.

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Albany Times Union

Good morning! The final week of summer will start with more sun and a taste of pre-autumnal chill. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey's Chris Christie will meet in Manhattan to kick off their new bi-state security initiative.

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9/14/14: Today's Tips: Sunday

FESTIVAL/MUSIC : Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George. Featuring music by Billy Martin's Wicked Knee, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque and the Raymond Scott Orchestrette .

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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Global Smart Demand Response Market is Estimated to Reach USD...

Albany, New York September 14, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Smart Demand Response Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2025", Global Smart Demand Response Market was valued at USD 5,041.4 million in 2013 and is expected to reach 51,478.9 million by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 21.6% from 2014 to 2025. Burgeoning power demand drives the adoption of demand response programs.

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Albany Times Union

Nader rallies for Hawkins, Funiciello

Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader speaks at a rally at the First Unitarian Universalist Society Church in Albany, N.Y., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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