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Breathing easier in Schenectady public housing

New smoke-free rule is hardly gripe-free

Richard Homenick, executive director of the Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority, speaks Thursday in the Golub Community Room at the Ten Eyck Apartment complex on Broadway in Schenectady at the official announcement that all senior developments are now tobacco-free.
Richard Homenick, executive director of the Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority, speaks Thursday in the Golub Community Room at the Ten Eyck Apartment complex on Broadway in Schenectady at the official announcement that all senior developments are now tobacco-free.
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It’s been 10 days since Schenectady’s public housing for the elderly and disabled went smoke-free.

And while some residents have huddled miserably outside to smoke in the rain, others are thrilled to finally breathe in their own apartments.

“The smoke used to be really thick in the hallways,” said resident Paula Block, who described how the smoke would creep under her door into her apartment.

“I’m an asthmatic and it used to bother my ...

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