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Mayor’s call just smoke and mirrors

By   /  June 5, 2012  /  Outlook  /  Comments Off

Tom Knighton

Tweet     Last week, Mayor Dorothy Hubbard issued a “service challenge” to the people of Albany.  On the surface, she’s saying things that should seem like common sense.  Clearly, city officials can’t do it all.  They need help from the community as a whole.  What isn’t so clear is that while officials like Hubbard [...]

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Dorothy Hubbard era begins

By   /  January 9, 2012  /  Government, News, Walter L. Johnson II  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Mayor-elect Dorothy Hubbard will take office next week as Albany’s first female mayor.   Written by Walter L. Johnson II   Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 will be a history-in-the-making moment for Albany. On that date, Dorothy Hubbard will be sworn in as the city’s first-ever female mayor.  She replaces Willie Adams, who served as [...]

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Tea Party planning under way, April 17, 2010

By   /  January 11, 2010  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Another government takeover in the works. First, it was healthcare and now it’s your IRA. From Businessweek on Jan. 8: “The U.S. Treasury and Labor Departments will ask for public comment as soon as next week on ways to promote the conversion of 401(k) savings and Individual Retirement Accounts into annuities or other steady [...]

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