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Posted on: October 26, 2020

City of Schenectady Encouraged to Celebrate Halloween Safely to Stop Spread of COVID-19

SCHENECTADY – This Halloween, the City of Schenectady encourages residents to follow guidance issued by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Schenectady Police Reform & Reinvention Collaborative Community Panel Discussion Schedule

SCHENECTADY – The Schenectady Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative announced a series of community meetings to review and improve police strategies, policies, procedures, and practices in accordance

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Schenectady City Council 2021 Budget Meetings Schedule

Schenectady City Council Budget Meetings Notice

The Schenectady City Council Finance Committee will hold meetings on the Mayor’s Proposed 2021 Budget at the following dates and times:

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Mayor Gary McCarthy Presents City of Schenectady 2021 Proposed Budget

SCHENECTADY – On Thursday, Mayor Gary McCarthy presented the City of Schenectady 2021 Proposed Budget to the Schenectady City Council via WebEx. The 2021 Proposed Budget is available on the City of Schenectady Department of Finance website.

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

City of Schenectady and Community Loan Fund Announce Funding for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-

SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady and the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region announced a Small Business Assistance Program to award $250,000 in grants and technical assistance to local small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

City of Schenectady Launches Passport Parking App for Downtown Street Parking

Passport Parking Sign

Mayor Gary McCarthy announced the City of Schenectady has launched Passport Parking for on-street parking in downtown Schenectady, a mobile parking app that allows for contactless payment.

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Schenectady Lights-Up Erie Boulevard Bridge to Welcome Casino Reopening

Schenectady Lights-Up Erie Boulevard Bridge to Welcome Casino Reopening

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the City will turn on new lights for the first time on the large rail bridge crossing Erie Boulevard in Schenectady to welcom...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

MVP Health Care, City of Schenectady Back to School Kit Distribution

MVP Health Care, City of Schenectady Back to School Kit Distribution 

Mask, hand sanitizer, school supplies, and flu shots available  

When and Where:

Jerry Burrell Park (Hamilton Street, Schenectady, NY 12307)

Thursday, September 3

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

US Mayors Call on Federal Government to Provide Direct Financial Assistance

US Mayors Call on Federal Government to Provide Direct Financial Assistance 

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy joined hundreds of mayors from across the country to request the federal government provide urgently needed direct, flexible a...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Mayor Honors CDTA 50th Anniversary with Key to the City

Mayor McCarthy and CDTA CEO Carm Basile

Mayor Honors CDTA 50th Anniversary 

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy released the following statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA):

“We were proud to join the Capital ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

City Welcomes New Pavilion and Farm Stand at Central Park Greenhouse

City Welcomes New Pavilion and Farm Stand at Central Park Greenhouse 

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy released the following statement on the new pavilion and farm stand at the Central Park Greenhouse:

“We are proud t...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

City of Schenectady IDA Approves $98 Million in New Projects

SCHENECTADY — The City of Schenectady Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has approved $98 million in new development projects.

Mayor Gary McCarthy said, “These new projects will help us build Schenectady back better and boost our ta...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Statement from Chief of Police Eric S. Clifford on Executive Order 203

“On June 11, 2020, I participated in a conversation with Save Our Streets founder William Rivas. The conversation was held at Proctors Theater and was moderated by WNYT News Channel 13 journalist Chris Onorato. Local filmmaker Noah Friedman host...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Mayor McCarthy, Commissioner Eidens, Chief Clifford Announce New Policy Changes

Mayor McCarthy, Commissioner Eidens, Chief Clifford Announce Policy Changes

City officials implement policy changes after community leaders meeting

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy, Public Safety Commissioner Michael Eidens, and Police Chief Eric...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Notice of Public Comment Period for Utilization of CARES Act HUD Funding

Notice of Public Comment Period for Utilization of CARES Act HUD Funding 

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID‐19), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $1,365,046 in stimulus funding through the Commu...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

City of Schenectady to Introduce Passport Parking App for Downtown Street Parking

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced the City of Schenectady will introduce Passport Parking for on-street parking in downtown Schenectady, a mobile parking app that allows for contactless payment.

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

City Officials Address Summer Safety, Illegal Fireworks as Capital Region Recovers from COVID-19

City Officials Address Summer Safety as Capital Region Recovers from COVID-19

Mayor McCarthy: Illegal Fireworks Harm Neighborhood Quality of Life

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy, Schenectady Fire Chief Ray Senecal, and Schenectady Police Chief E...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Monday, June 22nd City Council Meeting via Teleconference

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Schenectady City Council to Hold Council Meeting  via Teleconference at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020

WHEN:  Monday, June 22, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.      

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Seven More Blighted Buildings Slated for Demolition in Schenectady

Seven More Blighted Buildings Slated for Demolition in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the City of Schenectady is seeking bids to demolish seven blighted buildings. The demolition bids are due by 10:30am on Wednesday,...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Schenectady City Hall to Reopen for In-Person Service by Appointment Only

Schenectady City Hall to Reopen for In-Person Service by Appointment Only

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that Schenectady City Hall will reopen to the public by appointment only, beginning Monday, June 15, 2020. However, residents ar...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Mayor McCarthy Rescinds Curfew in the City of Schenectady

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy has issued a termination of the local curfew order, which was declared due to the threat of an imminently likely outbreak of civil unrest and disturbance within the City of Schenectady.

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Wednesday, May 27, Schenectady City Council Committee Meeting via Teleconference

Schenectady City Council will hold essential meetings only via teleconference to facilitate governmental operations during the COVID-19 closure following the Governor’s Executive Orders.

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Schenectady Senior Center Hosting a Member “Drive-thru”

Schenectady Senior Center Hosting a Member “Drive-thru”

 

WHERE:                Ancient Order of Hibernians – 1748 State Street, Schenectady, New ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2020

Mayor Gary McCarthy Statement on House Passage of Heroes Act

"Without financial assistance from Congress, communities across this country face devastation. It is absolutely critical that emergency aid be provided to local governments whose first responders have been on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pan...

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Posted on: May 16, 2020

Notice of Public Comment Period: 2020 Proposed Annual Action Plan

The Department of Development has posted the Draft 2020-2024 HUD Consolidated Plan and the 2020-2021 Proposed Annual Action Plan for housing and community development programs through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Posted on: April 18, 2020

City of Schenectady Suspends Metered Parking Payments

City of Schenectady Suspends Metered Parking Payments

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy issued a new emergency order on Friday to suspend all metered parking payments in the City of Schenectady. Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

City Council to Hold Meetings via Teleconference

Schenectady City Council to Hold Meetings via Teleconference at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays 

WHEN:           Mondays at 5:30 p.m.  

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Mayor McCarthy Asks City Employees and Residents to Complete 2020 Census Questionnaire

SCHENECTADY – While many families practice social distancing by staying at home, Mayor Gary McCarthy is urging all Schenectady residents to use this time to respond to the 2020 Census.

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

City Yard Waste Collection to Resume April 1st

SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady announced that yard waste collection will begin on April 1, 2020. The County Compost Facility will be open for municipal use only. Yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, and plant materials.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

City Playgrounds Closed Until Further Notice

City Playgrounds Closed Until Further Notice to Reduce Potential Spread of CoronavirusYard Waste Collection Postponed Until Further NoticeResidents Strongly Advised to Practice Social Distancing

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City of Schenectady Continues Essential Services, City Hall to Remain Closed to the Public

City of Schenectady Continues Essential Services, City Hall to Remain Closed to the Public

Essential City Services include Police, Fire, EMS, Waste, Water, SewerMany City Services Available Remotely via Website, Email, and PhoneState and Local Officials St...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

City Joins Discover Schenectady and DSIC to Show Support for Local Small Businesses

Discover Schenectady and DSIC to share information online for local business offers

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy is encouraging local small businesses to share their plans for take-out, delivery, or other special offers they’re pro...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Schenectady City Hall Closed to the Public

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that Schenectady City Hall will be closed to the public and non-essential City services will be shut down through at least Friday, March 20, 2020.

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Residents Encouraged to Contact City Hall Online or By Phone for City Business

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy encouraged residents to contact City Hall online or by phone. The main phone line for City Hall is (518) 382-5199.

Residents are strongly encouraged to only visit City Hall if they must conduct business which can...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

City of Schenectady to Host Community Meeting on Stockade Flood Mitigation Project

SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady announced there will be a community meeting to discuss ‘Building a Resilient Stockade’ at 6:30pm on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at St. George’s Church, 30 North Ferry Street.

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Schenectady to Host Public Event on CCA Electricity Buying Program

SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady will be hosting a public education session on Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), a new bulk electricity-buying program for residents and small businesses.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Mayor McCarthy Announces City of Schenectady 2020 Census Complete Count Committee

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced the appointment of the City of Schenectady’s 2020 Census Complete Count Committee.

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Mayor McCarthy Statement on Governor Cuomo Proposal to Reimagine the Erie Canal

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy released the following statement regarding the Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s $300 million plan to reimagine the Erie Canal:

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Mayor McCarthy Announces New Corporation Counsel and Deputy Corporation Counsel

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary R. McCarthy announced the appointment of Andrew Koldin as Corporation Counsel for the City of Schenectady and James Commodore as Deputy Corporation Counsel, both effective January 1, 2020.

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Posted on: December 23, 2019

Community Land Trust to Rehab Four Schenectady Homes, Demolish One Building

SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady announced that five properties will be transferred to the Community Land Trust of Schenectady. Final approval of the property transfer is expected at the City Council meeting on December 23rd.

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Mayor McCarthy Announces First Schenectady DRI Local Planning Committee Meeting

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the first meeting of the local Planning Committee for Schenectady Downtown Revitalization Initiative will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 6 pm at SUNY Schenectady in the Elston Hall Lally Mohawk Room

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Schenectady and National Grid Announce Dates for Upcoming Smart City Open House Events

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced dates for upcoming open house events on the National Grid Smart City Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Demonstration Project in Schenectady.

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

2020 City of Schenectady Adopted Budget

2020 City of Schenectady Adopted Budget

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

MAYOR GARY McCARTHY ANNOUNCES HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT HOURS FOR SCHENECTADY

Schenectady, NY -  Mayor McCarthy announced today that Halloween trick-or-treating in the City of  Schenectady will be officially observed on Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m., with earlier trick-or-treat  hours p...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Mayor Gary McCarthy's 2020 Proposed Budget

Mayor Gary McCarthy's 2020 Proposed Budget

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

City of Schenectady Recognized for Workplace Well-Being Program

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy and Director of Human Resources Tiffany White announced that the City of Schenectady received the Platinum Award at the inaugural MVP Health Care Workplace Well Being Awards. The event recognized compan...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Public Meeting on South Brandywine Corridor Safety Improvements

SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady will be hosting a public meeting on proposed safety improvements along Brandywine Avenue between I-890 and State Street.

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Mayor Gary McCarthy Announces Free Community Health & Wellness Fair

SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady will host a free Community Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The event will be on Franklin Street outside City Hall, 105 Jay Street. The event will occur rain or shine

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Public Hearing on Proposed Nott-Rosa-Wendell Intersection Safety Improvements

Public Hearing on Proposed Nott-Rosa-Wendell Intersection Safety Improvements  Public invited to attend hearing on proposed intersection safety improvements

SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady will be hosting a Public Hearing ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

New Spray Pad Launched at Woodlawn Park

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New Spray Pad Launched at Woodlawn ParkGrass-roots initiative funded by the Thriving Neighborhoods Challenge

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy and The Schenectady Foundation joined the Woodlawn Neighborhood Association to reveal a new Spray Pad a...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

City Expands Curbside Tree Branch Collection in Aftermath of Recent Storms

City Expands Curbside Tree Branch Collection in Aftermath of Recent StormsResidents are encouraged to leave fallen tree branches at curbside

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy and Commissioner of General Services Paul Lafond announced tha...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

City Hosting Open House Event on Design Ideas for Main Avenue Corridor

City Hosting Open House Event on Design Ideas for Main Avenue Corridor Neighborhood invited to attend open discussion on Main Ave improvements

SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady will be hosting an Open House event to gather neighborho...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Mayor Gary McCarthy Statement on the Passing of Karen B. Johnson

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy released the following statement regarding the passing of Karen B. Johnson:

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Schenectady City Hall Clock Tower Lit Orange for National Gun Violence Awareness

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the Schenectady City Hall clock tower will be lit orange June 7, 2019 – June 9, 2019 in recognition of National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

Mayor Gary McCarthy Statement on the Passing of Frank Duci

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy released the following statement regarding the passing of Frank J. Duci

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Schenectady and Capital Region Land Bank Move Forward on 34 Additional Blighted Properties

SCHENECTADY – On Monday evening, the Schenectady City Council approved a resolution authorizing a new cooperation agreement between the City of Schenectady and the Capital Region Land Bank to evaluate 34 additional blighted properties for renova...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Eight More Blighted Buildings Headed for Demolition in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the City of Schenectady is seeking bids to demolish eight more blighted buildings. The demolition bids are due by April 24, 2019 and the City anticipates completing the demolition work this summer.

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Schenectady Municipal Golf Course Opens for 2019 Season

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SCHENECTADY – On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, Mayor Gary McCarthy and Schenectady Head Professional Matthew Daley announced the opening of the 84th season at the Schenectady Municipal Golf Course.

Contests will be held for a chance to win six dozen...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

City Hall Clock Tower Turning Red, Blue, and Yellow for Autism Awareness

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the Schenectady City Hall clock tower will be illuminated red, blue, and yellow this week for Autism Awareness. World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2019.

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Public Meeting Scheduled for Kings Road Bridge Replacement Project

SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady Department of Engineering will be making a public presentation on the replacement of the Kings Road Bridge on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

City of Schenectady to Host ‘Building A Resilient Stockade’ Community Design Workshop Series

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced the City of Schenectady will host a three-day interactive series of community design workshops to guide the Stockade Flood Mitigation Project.

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Schenectady Receives HUD Approval for Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area

NRSA HUD designation allows City to target CDBG resources for community revitalization

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) designation proposed by the City of Schenectady&rsquo...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Mayor McCarthy Joins Statewide Public Transportation Advocates at State Capitol

Panel discussion to focus on state funding for sustainable public transit

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy will join public transit advocates from across the state on Tuesday to meet and discuss their advocacy priorities and immediate needs for ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Mayor McCarthy: Take Precautions for Extreme Wind Chill and Cold Temperatures

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy urged residents take precaution for the extreme wind chill and cold temperatures forecasted throughout the week.

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Mayor McCarthy and The Schenectady Foundation Announce Thriving Neighborhoods Challenge Grants

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy and The Schenectady Foundation announced twelve grass-roots neighborhood projects to be implemented in 2019 through Schenectady’s Thriving Neighborhoods Challenge.

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

*Stockade Flood Warning Advisory*

Flood Warning Advisory

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Mayor McCarthy Urges Residents to Exercise Extreme Caution During Storm

Fleet Finder Screenshot

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy urged residents to prepare for the forecasted snow storm and priority street parking restrictions. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Saturday

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Mayor Gary McCarthy: 2019 Schenectady State of the City Address

SCHENECTADY – On Monday evening, Mayor Gary McCarthy will give the 2019
State of the City Address at Schenectady City Hall. The speech will focus on key subjects such
as four consecutive years of property tax cuts,

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Cities of Albany, Plattsburgh, Schenectady, and Troy Sue Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioid Epidem

Today the cities of Albany, Plattsburgh, Schenectady and Troy filed lawsuits against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid painkillers alleging that the companies misled health care providers about the addiction risks associated with prescribing

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Mayor McCarthy Applauds REDC Funding for Crane Street Revitalization and North Ferry Street Pump

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy released the following statement regarding the announcement of $460,749 for the Crane Street Corridor and $5 million for the North Ferry Street Pump Station at the 2018 Regional Economic Development Awards Ceremony

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

City Hall Clock Tower to Honor President George H. W. Bush

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the Schenectady City Hall clock tower will be illuminated in red, white, and blue on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in honor of President George H. W. Bush.

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Yard Waste Pick Up Extended Due to Recent Weather Changes

SCHENECTADY –Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that yard waste pick up will be extended through the first and second week of December due to recent weather changes. Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, and plant materials.

“Residents are encouraged to ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Mayor McCarthy Announces Promotions in Schenectady Fire Department & Police Department

The City of Schenectady will host a promotion ceremony Monday evening for the
Schenectady Fire and Police Departments ahead of the scheduled City Council
Committee Meeting.

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Mayor McCarthy: City Awarded $3 Million for New North Ferry Street Pump Station

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy released the following statement regarding the City of Schenectady’s $3 million award from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) through the Water Infrastructure

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Community Meeting Scheduled for Proposed Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area

Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the City of Schenectady will be hosting a public meeting to review and discuss the Proposed 2018-2020 Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) and surrounding initiatives in the Vale, Eastern Avenue

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Schenectady Municipal Golf Course to Close for Season on Sunday

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy and Head Professional Matthew Daley announced that Sunday, November 11th will be the last day of the season at Schenectady Municipal Golf Course. However, the golf shop will remain open through the holidays, Daley added.

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

National Grid, City of Schenectady Begin Work on Smart City Streetlight Initiative.

Schenectady, NY – National Grid and the City of Schenectady have begun work that will transform the municipality into a “smart city” by deploying advance street lighting technology.

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

MAYOR GARY McCARTHY ANNOUNCES HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT HOURS FOR SCHENECTADY

Mayor McCarthy announced today that Halloween trick-or-treating in the City of Schenectady will be officially observed on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 2:00 ~ 8:00 p.m., with earlier trick-or-treat hours provided for younger children.

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Mayor McCarthy Announces Grand Opening of New Schenectady Train Station

Mayor Gary McCarthy was joined Wednesday by federal and state officials, including Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Congressman Paul Tonko, to announce the grand opening of the new Schenectady Train Station—two weeks ahead of schedule.

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Mayor Gary McCarthy Statement on $3 Million Grant for New Boys & Girls Club

“The Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady is a fundamental asset to our community, providing vital support to children, teens, and families during critical periods of their lives.

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Community Meeting Scheduled for Stockade Flood Mitigation Project

SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady has been awarded funding by the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) through the New York Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES)

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Mayor Gary McCarthy and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #35

SCHENECTADY – On Saturday, September 29th, Mayor McCarthy and the City of Schenectady will co-host the 1st Annual "F.O.P. 18" Charity Golf Memorial held at Schenectady Municipal Golf Course on Oregon Avenue.

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

Thriving Neighborhoods Challenge Schedule

You're invited to join us at an upcoming " town hall" meeting to learn more about the "Challenge " and how you and your community group or organization can participate.

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

Thriving Neighborhoods Challenge

Schenectady's Thriving Neighborhoods challenge is The Schenectady Foundation's new grant program, intended to help make Schenectady 's neighborhoods stronger, healthier, safer, greener, and more sustainable.

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Mayor McCarthy to Participate in Mayor Exchange Program for Puerto Rico Recovery Efforts

Mayor McCarthy to Participate in Mayor Exchange Program for Puerto Rico Recovery EffortsSCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy will be participating in a Puerto Rico – Mainland Mayor Exchange Program on Thursday to aid recovery and rebuildi...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Schenectady HOMES Program Reaches Major Milestone in Property Sales

Schenectady HOMES Program Reaches Major Milestone in Property SalesCity-owned property sales in 2018 already exceed entire previous yearSCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary R. McCarthy announced that the city’s Homeownership Made Easy in Schenecta...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Free Safe Cycling Class in Schenectady

This summer, CDPHP Cycle! is offering a series of free safe cycling classes with the New York Bicycling Coalition. These classes will cover how to use CDPHP Cycle! as well as basic bicycle safety skills. Each participant will receive a free helmet and a f...

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Mayor McCarthy and Schenectady Art Society Unveil New Citywide Art Project

Mayor McCarthy and Schenectady Art Society Unveil New Citywide Art Project

SAS Volunteers to Paint Neighborhood Themed Artwork on City Utility Boxes

 

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy and the Schenectady Art Society (SAS) announced a new ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

NATIONAL GRID, CITY OF SCHENECTADY RECEIVE APPROVAL FOR SMART CITY STREETLIGHT INITIATIVE

Schenectady, NY – National Grid and the City of Schenectady have received approval from the New York Department of Public Service to proceed with a joint initiative that will transform the municipality into a “smart city”

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Schenectady Receives 2018 US Mayors’ Climate Protection Award

Schenectady Receives 2018 US Mayors’ Climate Protection AwardAustin and Schenectady Mayors Win Top Honors for Climate Protection Efforts

 

SCHENECTADY – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced that the Mayors of Austin, TX and Schenectady, N...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Union Triangle and Morris Avenue Districts Now Eligible for Historic Tax Credits

Property Owners in Union Triangle & Morris Avenue Districts Now Qualify for Federal and State Historic Tax Credit Programs

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

City Kicking Off 4th Annual ‘I Love My Schenectady Parks Day’

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the City of Schenectady will be kicking off the 4th Annual ‘I Love My Schenectady Parks Day’ on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Schenectady HOMES Program Partner Opens Office in Downtown Schenectady

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary R. McCarthy and the Schenectady HOMES Program welcomed Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, Realtors (BHHS) to Downtown Schenectady on Thursday.

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

City of Schenectady and Local Partners Launch Economic Opportunity Plan

New Public-Private Partnership to Include Job Training for Local Residents and Construction Management Training for Small Firms

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

City of Schenectady Awarded ‘Smart 50 Award’ for 2017 Smart City Report

Smart 50 Horizon Award

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the City of Schenectady was honored with a ‘Smart 50 Award’ on Monday night at the Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

Schenectady Council Supports Mayor McCarthy’s Action Against Opioid Industry

SCHENECTADY – On Monday night, the Schenectady City Council adopted a Resolution in support of Mayor Gary McCarthy entering into an action with Dreyer Boyajian LLP to recover costs resulting from the opioid epidemic.

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

HOMES Program Hosting City-Wide Open House

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary R. McCarthy announced that the City of Schenectady Homeownership Made Easy in Schenectady (HOMES) Program will be hosting a City-Wide Open House this Sunday afternoon, March 25, 2018.

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

Mayor McCarthy Urges Residents to Exercise Caution While Traveling

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy reminded residents to prepare for the forecasted snow storm and priority street plowing.

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

Engage For Health

A patient-empowerment program designed to teach community members how to get the most out of the interactions with healthcare providers.

Register at http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=SCNY&ref=EK&refNote=TaF#3/24/2018

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

Schenectady Receives CDTC Funding for Craig Street Redevelopment Plan

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced today that the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) awarded federal grant funding to the City of Schenectady to help fund a $90,000 project designed to continue the redevelopment momentum

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Mayor Gary McCarthy Testifies at Congressional Hearing on State of Nation’s Energy Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mayor Gary R. McCarthy testified Tuesday morning at a Congressional Hearing, “State of the Nation’s Energy Infrastructure,” in the Energy Subcommittee on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Mayor McCarthy Announces New HOMES Program Partnership

SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced on Thursday that Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company will be the newest partner in the City of Schenectady Home Ownership Made Easy in Schenectady (HOMES) Program.

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

City of Schenectady Adopts Law to Expand Access for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Upgrades

SCHENECTADY ~ On Monday night, the Schenectady City Council passed a new local law expanding access to the Sustainable Energy Loan Program in the City of Schenectady.

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Schenectady Preps for Wednesday Snow Storm

SCHENECTADY – On Tuesday, Mayor Gary McCarthy reminded residents to prepare for the forecasted snow storm and priority street plowing. According to the National Weather Service, Schenectady is expected to receive approximately eight inches of sn...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

Schenectady Projects Honored By Capital Branch of American Public Works Association

SCHENECTADY ~ Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the Capital Branch of the American Public Works Association (APWA) recognized two infrastructure projects in the City of Schenectady at an awards ceremony held earlier today.

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

Mayor McCarthy Announces New Homebuyer Assistance Program to Renovate Vacant Properties

SCHENECTADY ~ Mayor Gary R. McCarthy and New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas announced the expansion of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program to Schenectady.

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Mayor McCarthy and Commissioner Eidens Announce Expanded Buildings Department Coordination

SCHENECTADY ~ Mayor Gary R. McCarthy and Commissioner of Public Safety Michael Eidens announced that Assistant Police Chief Jack Falvo will be assigned additional administrative duties as Chief of the Buildings Department

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

‘Parade of Lights: 125 Years of Schenectady’

49th Annual Daily Gazette Holiday Parade set for Nov. 18; theme, sponsors, grand marshal and new award announced

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

Mayor Gary McCarthy Announces New Public Safety Commissioner and Director of Development

SCHENECTADY ~ Mayor Gary R. McCarthy today announced the appointment of Michael C. Eidens as Public Safety Commissioner effective November 13, 2017, and Kristin Diotte as Director of Development effective November 1, 2017.

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Schenectady Municipal Golf Course Announces Completion of New Renovations

SCHENECTADY ~ Mayor Gary R. McCarthy and Head PGA Professional Matthew J. Daley announced today the completion of renovation projects at the Schenectady Municipal Golf Course. The projects were recently completed ahead of the Impossible Pin - Cross Countr...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Notice To Residents

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS

NOTICE is hereby given that an informational session for “Proposed North Ferry Street Pump Station Design” will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 5:15 pm in the Rotunda at City Hall, 105 Jay Street, Schenectady, New York.

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

Mayor Gary R. McCarthy Announces Schenectady’s City Hall Clock Tower colors for October

Schenectady, NY ~ During the month of October, Schenectady City Hall clock tower will be bathed in two colors; purple and pink.

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Mayor Gary McCarthy Announces New Director of Operations and Chief Building Inspector

SCHENECTADY ~ Mayor Gary R. McCarthy today announced the appointment of Alex Sutherland as the Director of Operations effective September 18, 2017, and Christopher Lunn as the Chief Building Inspector effective September 5, 2017.

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

THE CITY OF SCHENECTADY OFFICE OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND THE LEAD SAFE HOUSING PROGRAM ( LSHP

Will host an introductory meeting for contractors interested in working on the recently awarded $2.99 Million Dollars HUD Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Commissioner Wayne Bennett's Services

Services for Commissioner Wayne Bennett

Friday, August 18th from 4:00 ~ 8:00 p.m.at The State Police Academy located at 1220 Washington Avenue, Building 24, Albany

and Saturday, August 19th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church on Capitol Hill located at 10 Lo...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Live-In Schenectady” Investors Break Ground $3.5 million Private Investment, 15 New Homes for Schdy

Schenectady, N.Y., July 13, 2017 -- A group of community investors today broke ground on 15 new homes to be built on formerly vacant lots in the City of Schenectady.

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Schenectady Improves Streamlined Citation Process

MEDIA ALERT – PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

Schenectady Improves Streamlined Citation Process

Program Aimed at Persistent Violators

Schenectady, NY

July 3, 2017:  

Who: Mayor Gary McCarthy, Chief Eric Clifford and other City Officials

What: Press Conference

When: 1...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

MAYOR GARY R. McCARTHY ANNOUNCES City of Schenectady M/WBE One-on-One Networking Reception

Mayor Gary McCarthy and the City of Schenectady will be hosting the M/WBE Networking Reception to bring together purchasing, procurement officers and developers together with MWBE firms looking for business opportunities in the City of Schenectady.

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

THE CITY OF SCHENECTADY OFFICE OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND THE LEAD SAFE HOUSING PROGRAM ( LSHP

Will host an introductory meeting for contractors interested in working on the recently awarded $2.99 Million Dollars HUD Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Commissioner Wayne Bennett's Services

Services for Commissioner Wayne Bennett

Friday, August 18th from 4:00 ~ 8:00 p.m.at The State Police Academy located at 1220 Washington Avenue, Building 24, Albany

and Saturday, August 19th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church on Capitol Hill located at 10 Lo...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Live-In Schenectady” Investors Break Ground $3.5 million Private Investment, 15 New Homes for Schdy

Schenectady, N.Y., July 13, 2017 -- A group of community investors today broke ground on 15 new homes to be built on formerly vacant lots in the City of Schenectady.

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Schenectady Improves Streamlined Citation Process

MEDIA ALERT – PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

Schenectady Improves Streamlined Citation Process

Program Aimed at Persistent Violators

Schenectady, NY

July 3, 2017:  

Who: Mayor Gary McCarthy, Chief Eric Clifford and other City Officials

What: Press Conference

When: 1...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

MAYOR GARY R. McCARTHY ANNOUNCES City of Schenectady M/WBE One-on-One Networking Reception

Mayor Gary McCarthy and the City of Schenectady will be hosting the M/WBE Networking Reception to bring together purchasing, procurement officers and developers together with MWBE firms looking for business opportunities in the City of Schenectady.

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Mayor Gary R. McCarthy Marks Start of Demolition at 720 Crane Street

SCHENECTADY –Mayor Gary R. McCarthy today kicked off the demolition of 720 Crane Street, a blighted structure. The new lot will be part of an expanded Orchard Park in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood of Schenectady.

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Mayor Gary R. McCarthy Marks Start of Demolition

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Mayor Gary R. McCarthy Marks Start of Demolition at 720 Crane Street and Completion of First Phase of Orchard Park Redevelopment

When:      May 31, 2017

Time:       10:00 a.m.

Where:    ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Mayor Gary R. McCarthy joins Schenectady City School District Superintendent Larry Spring

Mayor Gary R. McCarthy joins Schenectady City School District Superintendent Larry Spring

to announce May HOMES Open House

 

 

WHEN: May 18, 2017

TIME: 9:30 AM

 

WHERE: Oneida Middle School, 1629 Oneida St, Schenectady, NY 12308

WHAT:...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Mayor Gary McCarthy Announces Schenectady Will Save Approximately $1.3 Million

SCHENECTADY - Mayor Gary R. McCarthy today announced Schenectady is securing Refunding Bonds that will save the City approximately $1,277,100 over twenty years.

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Mayor McCarthy announces postponement of I Love My Parks Day 2017

Mayor McCarthy announces postponement of I Love My Parks Day 2017
May 13, 2017
Due to inclement weather forecast

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Mayor McCarthy and National Grid Announce Partnership for Earth Day

WHEN:          April 21, 2017

TIME:            9:00 a.m.         Welcome remarks from National Grid executives as well as...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

The City of Schenectady has lost a tremendous advocate for business and our community as a whole.

“The City of Schenectady has lost a tremendous advocate for business and our community as a whole. For over a decade as President of the Chamber of Schenectady County, Chuck Steiner was a leading voice in the economic resurgence we have seen in our commun...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

MAYOR GARY R. McCARTHY ANNOUNCES OPENING OF MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE FOR 2017 SEASON

MAYOR GARY R. McCARTHY ANNOUNCES
OPENING OF MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE
FOR 2017 SEASON

WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Household Hazardous Waste 2017 Collection Program

Household Hazardous Waste 2017 Collection Program

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

The Affirmative Action Advisory Board public presentation of the 2016 Annual Report on April 27th

The Affirmative Action Advisory Board is planning a public presentation of the 2016 Annual Report on April 27th to be held in the McChesney Room at the Schenectady Public Library. We will conduct out regular monthly Board meeting on the same day rather th...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

NOTICE PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING CENTRAL PARK-VALE TRIAL CONNECTION

The City of Schenectady has announced that a public information meeting will be held to discuss the proposed improvement project for completing a multi-use path linking
downtown with Central Park and Vale Park.

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Garbage Collection Suspended Due to Weather

Today, garbage collection has been suspended in District 2 of the City of Schenectady due to the weather. All other districts will stay on the normal schedule. City crews will collect District 2 this Saturday starting at 6:00 AM to replace today’s pickup.

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Mayor Gary R. McCarthy To Testify Before United States House of Representatives

Mayor McCarthy will testify before the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Water and the Environment.

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Mayor Gary McCarthy announces smoke alarm installation event

Mayor Gary McCarthy announces
smoke alarm installation event


When: Sunday, March 5, 2017

Time: 11:30 ~ 11:45 a.m.

Where: 360 Veeder Avenue Fire Headquarters

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

City of Schenectady Industrial Development Agency Board Meeting Notice

City of Schenectady

 

Industrial Development Agency

Board Meeting Notice

 

 

Date:       Tuesday, February 28, 2016

Time:      8:00 a.m.

Place:   ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

2017 Annual Action Plan Request for Proposals

2017 Annual Action Plan Request for Proposals

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