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Schenectady sweep nets violations against stores

Schenectady Fire Chief Raymond Senecal, left, talks with Police Chief Brian Kilcullen, Public Safety Commissioner Wayne Bennett, and Assistant Police Chief Jack Falvo, Jr., in front of Fabio Grocery on Albany Street during a surprise code inspection on Tuesday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Schenectady Fire Chief Raymond Senecal, left, talks with Police Chief Brian Kilcullen, Public Safety Commissioner Wayne Bennett, and Assistant Police Chief Jack Falvo, Jr., in front of Fabio Grocery on Albany Street during a surprise code inspection on Tuesday.
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A city code enforcement sweep of several Albany Street markets resulted in code violation citations and, officials hope, the message getting across that the city is checking in. The sweep comes as part of Mayor Gary McCarthy’s efforts to target corner stores that he says foster an environment of drug activity and have a negative impact on neighborhoods. He announced the effort in his State of the City address in January. McCarthy has said many ...


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safny
April 9, 2014
6:25 a.m.

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If these stores are fostering an environment of drug activity - why not arrest someone for that? There are little pockets of people hanging around on the street 24/7/365 and perhaps someone might wonder what they are doing???

wmarincic
April 9, 2014
7:29 a.m.

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They hang in front of those stores with the consent of the owners, the owners may not actually say it's alright but with the drug dealers come customers to the store.

ellaroo
April 9, 2014
7:30 a.m.

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I hope the city doesn't forget to check out larger establishments like CVS and Rite Aid on Eastern Parkway. The trash on those properties gets pretty disgusting.

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