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Posted on: January 5, 2022

City of Albany Department of General Services Highlights New Winter Weather Anti-Icing Process

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Contact: Frank Zeoli, Deputy Commissioner

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany Department of General Services’ roadway crews are using a new, more effective process this winter to help make streets safer during and after snow and ice storms: salt brine.

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Albany Pre-Application Portal Open for Transformative, Highly Impactful Uses of $25 Million ARP Fund

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Contact: David Galin 

Pre-Applications Reviewed on Rolling Basis Beginning Late February

Call for Volunteers Issued to Help Grade & Interview Applicants for Historic Funding Opportunity

“The Task Force strongly recommends funding a lim...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Applications Available for City of Albany CDBG, HOME and ESG Funding

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ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany has released its Year 48 CDBG, HOME and ESG funding applications. Download an applications or call the Department of Housing and Community Development at 518-434-5265. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Fr...

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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.

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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: 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

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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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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Prepare for Exam and Employment

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There is a Firefighters Exam scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021. More information.

Written Test Guides

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: January 18, 2022

Statement from Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on the Passing of Peter Pryor

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY - “The City of Albany has lost a legend. It was an honor to know Peter Pryor and to hear him speak on a number of occasions. As the first Black graduate of Albany Law School, and as a respected board member of so m...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Joins Nation’s Mayors in Washington, DC for U.S. Conference of Mayors Win

Contact: David Galin 

Albany, NY - Starting on Wednesday, January 19, Mayor Kathy Sheehan will join more than 150 of the nation’s mayors in Washington, DC for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 90th Winter Meeting. Under the leadership...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Statement from Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on Governor Kathy Hochul's FY 2023 Budget Proposal

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY - "Governor Kathy Hochul understands the needs of our state and continues to listen to the needs of our communities, and today's New York State FY 2023 Budget Proposal makes that clear.

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Due to Winter Storm Forecasts Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Beloved Community March Cancelled

CONTACT:      Ryan Murray, Public Relations Coordinator / 518.434.5415

Albany, NY –  Due to the latest weather forecasts and in the interest of public safety during the impending winter storm the Dr. Martin Lut...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Albany Pre-Application Portal Open for Transformative, Highly Impactful Uses of $25 Million ARP Fund

Contact: David Galin 

Pre-Applications Reviewed on Rolling Basis Beginning Late February

Call for Volunteers Issued to Help Grade & Interview Applicants for Historic Funding Opportunity

“The Task Force strongly recommends funding a lim...

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Posted on: January 9, 2022

City of Albany Provides Update on At-Home COVID Test Kit Distribution

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY - Thanks to the leadership and support of Governor Kathy Hochul, County Executive Daniel McCoy, and Sheriff Craig Apple, the City of Albany received approximately 2,500 At-Home COVID Test Kits on Thursday, January 6 as part ...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Mayor Sheehan Announces Application Process Transformative, Highly-Impactful Uses $25 Million ARPA

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Contact: David Galin 

Pre-Application Portal Opens for Submissions on Tuesday, January 11

Pre-Applications Reviewed on Rolling Basis Beginning Late February

Funded Project Awards Anticipated to Be Announced Beginning Spring 2022

Call for Volunteers I...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

City of Albany Department of General Services Highlights New Winter Weather Anti-Icing Process

Contact: Frank Zeoli, Deputy Commissioner

ALBANY, NY – The City of Albany Department of General Services’ roadway crews are using a new, more effective process this winter to help make streets safer during and after snow and ice storms:...

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Posted on: December 24, 2021

City of Albany Provides Update on KN-95 Mask and At-Home COVID Test Kit Distribution

Contact: David Galin

ALBANY, NY - Thanks to the leadership and support of Governor Kathy Hochul, County Executive Daniel McCoy, and Sheriff Craig Apple, the City of Albany received more than 30,000 KN-95 Masks and approximately 3,000 At-Home COVID Test Kit...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Statement from Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan on NYS’s Round XI REDC Initiative Awards

Contact: David Galin

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan said, “This year’s Regional Economic Development Council funding will allow the City of Albany and the Capital Region to not only help spur a post-pandemic recovery but harness opportuniti...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Mayors of Albany, Schenectady & Troy Urge Redistricting Commission

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SCHENECTADY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, and Troy Mayor Patrick Madden have sent a joint-letter to the New York State Independent Redistricting Commission to ensure all three cities remain in the same C...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Plants 1,000th New Tree as Part of 2,025 Trees by 2025 Initiative

Contact: Frank Zeoli, Deputy Commissioner

ALBANY, NY – Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and DGS Commissioner Sergio Panunzio joined 1st Ward Councilmember Sonia Frederick, Albany County Legislature Chairman Andrew Joyce, Charles Touhey, and re...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Mayor Sheehan & DGS Comm. Panunzio Announce New Pavement Preservation Program

Contact: Frank Zeoli, Deputy Commissioner

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As part of a historic $14 million investment via Mayor Sheehan’s 2021 City Budget and 2022 Proposed City Budget to revitalize streets and sidewalks across Albany, Mayor Kathy Sheehan...

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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 

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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: 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: 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: 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: November 24, 2021

YOGA at Lincoln Fitness Center

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Beginning on Monday, November 29th, the Department of Recreation will be introducing fall/winter YOGA at Lincoln Fitness Center, located upstairs in the Lincoln Park Pool House. All sessions are free. Join us for:
Gentle Flow on Mondays 5:30-6:30 PM
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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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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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