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Arson numbers on the increase in Schenectady

City task force says nearly one-third of fires intentionally set

Schenectady firefighters battle a 2-alarm fire in a vacant home at 499 Mumford Street on May 24.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Schenectady firefighters battle a 2-alarm fire in a vacant home at 499 Mumford Street on May 24.
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Almost one out of every three fires in Schenectady was set intentionally — a statistic much higher than firefighters thought just a few years ago. When they developed an arson task force to dig deeper into the causes of the city’s many fires, they were surprised to discover just how many were not accidental. For 2012, 30 percent of the city’s 379 fires were set on purpose, Fire Department Capt. Doug Faulisi said. In 2011, ...

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gina99
June 13, 2013
8:13 a.m.

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This happens in every Northeast city experiencing renaissance. Just ask Mayor McCarthy or Metroplex bureaucrats.

artbarb
July 4, 2013
6:27 p.m.

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find a tax to (true) FMV total assessment ANYWHERE in this country that is HIGHER than Schenectady! Home values are plummeting in Schenectady and very FEW property owners are grieving their assessments and pushing through to the Appeal level. Appears that NO ONE looks at the assessments up and down their own street to see the GROSS INEQUITIES in assessed values!

1024 Eastern Ave For Sale: $69,000 Tax Assessment $120,000.
149 Elmer Ave For Sale: $79,250 Tax assessment: $102,000.
1386 Lowell Rd Sold on 5/21/13: $60,00 Tax assessment: $303,400.
1070 Glenwood Blvd Sold on 10/6/11: $65,000 Tax assessment: $155,600.
1035 Park Ave Sold on 12/3/12: $97,000 Tax assessment: $170,600

and on and on .. and on!

1232 Union St Sold on 6/8/12: $49,900 Tax assessment: $142,000
851 Union St Sold on 2/7/12: $83,500 Tax assessment: $122,800
1232 Union St Sold on 6/8/12: $49,900 Tax assessment: $142,000
1036 Eastern Ave Sold on 1/30/12: $73,000 Tax assessment: $111,200
1170 Oxford Pl Sold on 5/9/12: $101,000 Tax assessment: $133,400

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