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Posted on July 27 at 5:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Twenty churches joined together at Jerry Burrell Park in Hamilton Hill Saturday. Well over 400 people participated by actually marching in the March Schenectady for Jesus! They marched from Hamilton Hill to Mont Pleasant and back. Another 100-150 neighbors joined the group back at Jerry Burrell Park. Carla Page was the Mistress of Ceremonies. An International singing artist entertained the group with uplifting and relevant music. There was a lot of praying and rejoicing for the people of Hamilton Hill. Paula LaJoy decorated the Music Wagon with balloons, made a balloon sculpture for the float and passed out free balloons. The New Independent Hamilton Hill Neighborhood Association cooked over 600 hot dogs. There were no left overs. Candidate for Congress Jim Fischer attended and walked the parade route! Many thanks to our sponsors Price Chopper and Stewarts and many more. Many thanks to the ocean of volunteers that work year round to make this the best event ever! You can see our video on TV next month. And we thank God for it all. We brought together a city.

From: Hamilton Hill party a block in building safer neighborhood

Posted on May 31 at 4:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Way to go Commissioner Wayne Bennett!

From: Top Schenectady police officials nab man wanted in arson

Posted on May 28 at 9:05 a.m. (Suggest removal)

So generous. So happy to see money going to such a worthwhile endeavor. The City Mission of Schenectady does a top notch job and helps soooo many people. Maryann Bowman you are a hero!

From: Schenectady company nets $7,100 for child enrichment

Posted on February 22 at 9:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Ok. So this is the area where the library board and the Schenectady County Legislature in there infinite wisdom, has decided that it is ok for children and adults alike to walk to the library! Oh yes and the same county legislature is endorsing the Hometown Health project with BNI and Community Builders? I challenge any and all of them to do what they expect the residents to do.

From: Police: Two in Schenectady charged after fighting over rifle

Posted on February 10 at 9:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Seriously, This is political propaganda! According to feminist, Hanna Rosen, women earn $.91 not $.77 for every dollar that men earn. Legislation was passed in 1963 called the Equal Pay Act so that the federal government can punish any employer who discriminates against women paying them less than men doing the same job. The subject is complicated. According to the article, men join unions where pay is regulated. Men work more hours on average than women. Men choose higher paying professions. In some segments such as single, college educated, women between the ages of 20 and 40 years, women earn more money than their male counterparts. Having said that I agree that the minimum wage should be increased to $10 per hour. Just as a point of reference, Mary Livermore lobbied for equal pay, education and better job choices by/for women back in 1869. When will we learn?
Darlene Lee

From: Speakers at forum in Schenectady lament gender wage gap

Posted on February 3 at 10:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The govenmental agencies have a right and obligation to expect measurable outcomes and accountability when they provide money, lots of money to not-for profits for Summer lunches. If SICM can not track the outcome of the program, maybe we have the wrong provider. Perhaps the school district should be running the Summer lunch program. Many of the youth receiving the lunches are enrolled in daycare or Summer school. The services could be delivered in a way that provides better accountability. All not-for profits should be required to provide the ratio of administrative fee to actual product or service provided to the recipient before they receive CDBG funding or any other charitable contribution.
Darlene Lee

From: Schenectady non-profits feel loss of grants keenly

Posted on January 27 at 8:08 a.m. (Suggest removal)

First there was Parkside View in Vale and you can not see the Park. Now we have Hillside View that is too far from the "Hill" to see it. A better name would be Homocide View!

From: Apartment proposal in Schenectady awaits grant

Posted on December 31 at 9:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

When the County Leg. blasted through the state property tax cap and henceforth earning the ire of the property owners and the governor, I objected. I was taken aside by multiple County Leg. and told that they were forced to do this for the "poor"! How do you explain this? The residents of Hamilton Hill have to wakeup and know that is simply paving the way for a first phase of a 9 million dollar low income housing project across the street from Carver. It is the first step in gutting Kids Corridor on Craig. First Carver and then the Boys and Girls Club.
$$$$ rules!

From: Hamilton Hill library branch abruptly closed

Posted on November 26 at 1:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This is a normal reaction to an abnormal situation. You just can not send innocent unarmed people into an area where fools have guns, even a BB gun. An investigation needs to be conducted. Hamilton Hill hasn't had the blue U. S. Postal Boxes for years. You would be hard pressed to find anyone who even knows why they were removed in the first place. All I know is if I need to mail a letter or package, I have to drive to the post office or I could go to Mont Pleasant, Central State Street, or downtown. I guess I could go any where else in the city of Schenectady and mail a letter except the neighborhood that I live in.
Darlene Lee

From: Schenectady letter carrier’s bag hit by BB

Posted on June 1 at 12:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It truly boggles the mind, having worked in Construction, that any of this could be "easy"! This is a clear sign that government should get out of the way and let the private sector handle these projects. Each time agencies get involved it is ripe for disaster.

From: Contractor walks away from city rehab deal

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