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A Wonderful Meeting

Tonight's meeting was wonderful! We were sad to hear that the police chief would not be able to make it due to another commitment, but Assistant Chief Brendan J. Cox was great to have him Chief Krokoff's place. He stressed to everyone that the Albany PD was opening a new chapter for all of Albany, and they wanted to work together with the community to make this city a better place to live and play for everyone. Dinner was great, too. Thanks to Clara and Willie for making such a wonderful meal. We hope to have more events like this in the future.


Congressman John Lewis

Congressman John Lewis Is coming to Albany and we are preparing!!! Communities coming together


Great Meeting Tonight!

Tonight's meeting was awesome. I love that we can come together and have great opinions and suggestions.

Jane with Grant Street Arts came to explain the budget for our lot. It's a little expensive (okay, a lot expensive), but with a little tweeking and research, we can bring that cost down.

We also learned more about tomorrow's exciting event. I am so happy that we all will have the opportunity to meet Congressman John Lewis. He is a great leader for all Americans!

Keep coming to our site for more information and check out our Facebook page and our Photos page for pictures from tonight's meeting (thanks to Mr. Willie for his great photography!).


We Still Need Your Help!

We are still needing more signatures for our petition to get a fixed bus route on Morton Ave. This will mean so much for the residents of the South End, as well as the rest of Albany. Tell your friends, neighbors, family members, everyone! The more that CDTA sees that we mean business about this, the more they will at least consider put this route in place. Make sure you make your voices heard so that we can get the services we need as a community!


What A Great Turnout!

We recently had an informational meeting introducing the public to a very extraordinary man. It was about the upcoming visit of Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) on July 9, 2010. He will be coming to receive an honorary degree from Excelsior College and we are all excited to be able to have a chance to meet and hear Congressman Lewis' words of encouragement, as well as his stories of his achievements and struggles during the Civil Rights Movements.

The Salvation Army on South Ferry St. was wonderful and generous enough to let us host the meeting. There was a wonderful slideshow featuring a biography of Congressman Lewis given by Jacqui C. Williams, who has a great organization called Filling in the Gaps in American History (FIGAH), Inc. It was very educational and everyone enjoyed it very much.

Others present were members of the Albany Common Council such as Barbara Smith (4th Ward) and Lester Freeman (2nd Ward), as well as Wanda Willingham, County Legislator and Carolyn McLaughlin, Common Council President. They all gave their stories of what they experienced during the Civil Rights Movement. I hope that everyone can be there on July 9th to witness another day in African American History. Bring your children and grandchildren as well, so they can also be witness to this extraordinary event!