While most of us wake up for our regular 9 to 5 jobs and head into the office for a day in front of a computer or otherwise, our men and women in blue are leading a dangerous every day. The average car stop could lead to a deathly ending. Every moment, every decision is a risky one that they're on the edge with anticipation for.
Over the last decade, plus, Cohoes has been in the process of reviving their little city. What had become a run down, in spots, fairly abandoned area has had a lot of hard work put into changing its reputation.
This story hits home for me because I 'get it.'
I was in a similar situation as Natal; an only child dealing with a mother figure fighting the battle of her life. For me it was my Grandmother when I was 8 years-old. For Natal it is his Mother, Angelica, a single mom who has given all of her time to work with local youth, has been fighting cancer and he's been helping to take care of her at just 15
Yesterday, I told you which of our beautiful cities/towns were considered the safest in the state. Today, lets get to the highest crime rate!
Okay, I shouldn't sound so excited about that. The exclamation point was maybe the wrong choice of punctuation given the subject at hand. But, still, lets get to the facts.
We live in such a beautiful area, but crime happens. Because of that crime some of our beautiful towns aren't as safe as the others. It turns out two of our towns are in the Top 20 of the "Safest Places In Upstate New York," according to FBI crime data.
As I was driving home from trivia last night in downtown Albany, it was hard not to notice the billowing smoke in the dark evening sky. That's how I knew just how bad it truly was. You can typically see just anything in a sky that dark. But, last night, that smoke couldn't be missed as fires broke out on Madison Avenue.
With the opening of the highly anticipated Rivers Casino, the addition of Uber & Lyft to the Capital Region, along with new bars, restaurants and breweries in the area it should come as no shock that more people are finding their way to Schenectady these days.