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Schumer urges demolition money for Schenectady

Senator to tour Broadway today

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer speaks at the University at Albany Winter Commencement at SEFCU Arena in December 2012. Schumer will visit Schenectady Tuesday to push for a federal loan for the city.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer speaks at the University at Albany Winter Commencement at SEFCU Arena in December 2012. Schumer will visit Schenectady Tuesday to push for a federal loan for the city.
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Schenectady’s senator is coming to the city today to put in a good word for the city’s $3 million demolition loan application. The City Council applied for the loan after much debate this summer. The application is pending at the local U.S. Housing and Urban office. Today, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., will ask the HUD secretary to expedite the application and approve it quickly, according to his news release announcing the event. He plans to ...

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magical
November 26, 2013
10:28 a.m.

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If you do not see this as helping a huge company as the Galesi Group increase its own coffers you are looking at this the wrong way--no body came to my aide when i needed money to keep my own bussiness open in the 1980,s, then why should anyone including our governenment help the rich get richer. This was not the plan form the begining when the city of Schenectady turned over the vacant building on Nott Street, that building was supposed to be used to build the new appatments not be torn down for new constuction and the state should have no part of this, also charge the owners the cost of the buidings that need to be being torn down (like Albany does), those vacant buildings are eye sores to this once great city,many of these buildings have been paid for by insurance companies and the owners do nothing but put the money into their pockets from the claim. the City of Schenectady was once known as the "City that Lit and Hauled the World" and now its the City of burned out buildings and at one time it was the City of Coceroches (there were T-Shirts being sold that read Welcome to the Coceroach City). Wake up Schenctady.

poochie70
November 26, 2013
12:08 p.m.

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I also believe a company as big as Galesi Group should not have purchased a building if they could not afford to do the work. It is kind of like the apartments which were built for downtown Sch'dy. Although I think it is wonderful the look of the new downtown it would be wise to create apartments which are affordable to the long standing residents of Schenectady.

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