Thank you Capital Tonight for the opportunity to discuss New York Conference of Mayors legislative meeting, and areas where state and local government can partner in a bipartisan approach, such as infrastructure, water and sewer, and costs for public safety, to improve the quality of life in our communities.

Mayors from around the state gather in Albany to press their collective and bipartisan agenda with state lawmakers. Binghamton Mayor Rich David and Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy discuss.

Vacant and distressed properties continue to be a major burden on city resources. For the past six years our Homeownership Made Easy in Schenectady (HOMES) Program has built partnerships between realtors, lenders, and community organizations to promote and facilitate homeownership.

The SONYMA Neighborhood Revitalization Program, which offers owner-occupied buyers up to $20,000 in rehab assistance for the purchase of vacant properties, will be a significant additional tool for us to strengthen our homeownership efforts.

I would like to thank Governor Cuomo and New York State Homes & Community Renewal Commissioner Visnauskas for offering this vital rehab assistance program for homebuyers in #Schenectady, and helping us advance our mission of facilitating homeownership and improving our neighborhoods.

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HCR Commissioner Visnauskas and City of Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy expand @NYGovCuomo's Neighborhood Revitalization Program in Schenectady to help new homebuyers purchase and renovate abandoned and foreclosed "Zombie" properties.

Governor Cuomo announces the launch of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program in Schenectady County to help new homebuyers purchase and renovate abandoned and foreclosed "Zombie" properties.

It was a privilege for me to appoint Teneka Frost as your City Court Judge. She has an extensive record of community engagement and public service, in addition to a broad professional and legal background. She will be a great judge and serve this community well.

Teneka Frost acknowledged she will be the first black City Court judge and how important that is. She said she wanted to make sure children in the community were exposed to everything that goes on in a courtroom, but also that they knew what services were available to them.

She will lean on personal background, legal education for new role

The Capital Region was awarded $85 million in #REDC funding for numerous projects throughout the region. Special thanks to Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Capital Region Economic Development Council for your commitment to #Schenectady's economic growth and revitalization.

Follow this link to view the list of projects:…/2017-regional-council-award-cerem…

The Capital Region was again one of the most heavily funded of the state’s 10 regions

The free and open Internet is critical to the economic vitality of our community. That's why we joined 57 other communities across the country in taking a stand for #NetNeutrality.

To read our letter to the FCC, click here:

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Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation to Downtown Schenectady's City Hall-iday

Join the fun this Saturday, December 9th from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Schenectady's beautiful City Hall. Here is a schedule of activities throughout the day.

The City of Schenectady Office of Affirmative Action will be hosting a workshop for MWBE firms performing public work in New York State on Tuesday, November 28th, from 3PM-6PM, at the Electric City Innovation Center, 433 State Street, 4th Floor, Schenectady, NY 12305. All MWBE firms interested in learning about this program are encouraged to attend.

The workshop is co-hosted by the Associated General Contractors of New York State (AGC), Eastern Contractors Association (ECA), ...Northeastern Sub-Contractors Association (NESCA) and the Association of Minority Enterprises of New York (AMENY).

The event will cover topics such as competitive bidding, labor law requirements, claims, Section 3 law, and more. Following the workshop, there will also be a networking reception hosted by AMENY.

For additional information or questions, please contact Ron Gardner, at 518-382-5199 ext 5374, or

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Small Business Saturday stresses the importance of local businesses on our City’s overall success. Schenectady has always had a tremendous sense of community, so I encourage everyone to come out this Saturday and support the many independent businesses that make #Schenectady a wonderful place to live, work, and visit.

Thank you to Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation, Capital Region Chamber, and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara for the work you do to help support our local businesses.

Happy 75th Birthday to Vice President Joe Biden! On behalf of the City of #Schenectady, we graciously welcome you to our City, and look forward to seeing you this evening at Proctors in #DowntownSchenectady.

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Take your shot — and find your spot — for Saturday’s annual The Daily Gazette of Schenectady Holiday Parade.

The largest evening holiday parade in the Northeast in its 49th year

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Great #SelectUSA roundtable at #SmartCityExpo at @Fira_Barcelona! Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, NYC Office of Tech & Innovation Director Jeff Merrit, Cleantech San Diego CEO Jason Anderson, & Metro Atlanta Chamber VP of Global Activities Jorge Fernandez

On the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York State, it was an honor to posthumously recognize local suffragist Izetta Jewel for her contributions to #Schenectady and her tireless efforts on behalf of women across this country to obtain the right to vote.

An actress, activist, and suffragist, Jewel was a founding member of the National Women's Party, served as Schenectady's Commissioner of Public Welfare, and also served in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration.

Thank you MiSci - Museum of Innovation & Science, Schenectady for unveiling this special exhibit. I encourage everyone to commemorate this historic centennial and to visit this truly wonderful exhibit.

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The waterfront development at Mohawk Harbor is a truly transformative project that has turned a former brownfield site into a productive attraction for the City of Schenectady. Today was historical in that we unveiled the new Marina at Mohawk Harbor, featuring 50 boat slips, a waterfront amphitheater and a kayak launch, which will serve as a destination for residents and visitors to experience all the City has to offer.

Thank you to everyone that helped make this possible, and for anchoring here on the #Schenectady waterfront.

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Proud to announce the appointment of Judge Michael C. Eidens as Public Safety Commissioner

“Proud to announce the appointment of Judge Michael C. Eidens as Public Safety Commissioner”

National Drive Electric Week and Health Fair. Get your Flu shot here. Jay Street, Schenectady

“National Drive Electric Week and Health Fair. Get your Flu shot here. Jay Street, Schenectady”

Take a free ride on an Electric Bus -National Drive Electric Week happening now on Jay Street in Schenectady.

“Take a free ride on an Electric Bus -National Drive Electric Week happening now on Jay Street in Schenectady.”