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Metroplex to buy site of former Silver Diner

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The Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority agreed Wednesday night to purchase the now-vacant site of the former Silver Diner on Erie Boulevard so it can package it with the nearby Olender and Robinson sites to sell to a developer. The parcel of land at 167 Erie Blvd. is small, barely more than 1,000 square feet. Longtime residents will remember it as the site that once housed a retired 1918 Pullman rail car from the Delaware & ...

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December 20, 2013
8:19 a.m.

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The people of Schenectady, through revenue raised from a tax burden that the poor and working families pay a greater share of, are buying a significant downtown parcel and selling it to a non-bidding developer, but the people have zero information about the back room shadow deal by an unelected government. Metroplex is antithetical to the American dream. It must be transformed to be held directly accountable to the people. Anyone not beholden to developers would understand the need to have a government of the people by the people and for the people.