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Schenectady’s next vital step is to improve its neighborhoods

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Twenty years ago, Neil Golub and I, aided greatly by area businessmen and women, created Schenectady 2000. Five years ago, then-mayor Brian Stratton, aided by community groups throughout the city, developed a plan for the city labeled Schenectady 2020. Schenectady 2000 had largely accomplished many of its goals during the first five years of its existence, including, importantly, the creation of Metroplex. Unfortunately, Schenectady 2020 has, as is the case with most comprehensive plans, largely ...

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May 26, 2013
8:33 a.m.

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ROGER: Please Please keep up your interest in Schenectady. Too bad the unions got behind McCarthy and cost you the win for mayor.
The Golub family put a lot of faith and investment into the city by building a headquarters here. I certainly appreciate what you and they have done together.

May 31, 2013
12:38 p.m.

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Lack of retail? Mr Hull told me he doesn't shop, so perhaps that is why he hasn't noticed that downtown does have retail. Struggling retail that is, in part because people assume the only store in downtown is The Open Door. We need a better residential base in downtown to support more retail, however there is an existing retail base, so quit saying we need more retail and support the businesses that are already there.