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Free Shuttle For Albany Residents

I like when there are innovative ways and great ideas that give people in the Capital Region a safe way to go out and enjoy a weekend night out. CDTA is doing just that.

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Can You Spot A Fake Homeless Person? (VIDEO)

Living off of Lark Street in Albany, I've encountered my share of homeless people and beggars.  My heart bleeds for the less fortunate, and I always try to give them a few dollars when I have it.  After watching this viral video of the "fake homeless woman" in Virginia, it got me thinking about experiences I've had with beggars who I just didn't trust.  Can you spot a fake? The following are true encounters:

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Baumgartner Selling Bombers

Matt Baumgartner has assured us that even though he's selling his Bombers Burrito Bar restaurants, they will not be changing. I'm holding him to that. 

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5 Ways to Make Albany Better

Let it be known that I will not be running for Mayor of Albany anytime soon!  I just love my job too much to give it up to become a public servant, but I have 5 ways to #MakeAlbanyBetter.

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Just In Time for the Warm Weather – New Ben & Jerry’s is Open in Albany!

It was a bummer when we all found out that the Ben & Jerry's on Lark street would be closing its doors. But, the amazing news of it re-opening in a new location is perfect timing for the 80 degree temps this week!

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Minimum Wage To Go Up & More in Today’s News

State- Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver proposed legislation this week that would raise the state’s minimum hourly wage to $8.50 and index it to the annual rate of inflation.  The current state minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, which matches the federal minimum wage set back in 2009.

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