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“On June 11, 2020, I participated in a conversation with Save Our Streets founder William Rivas. The conversation was held at Proctors Theater and was moderated by WNYT News Channel 13 journalist Chris Onorato. Local filmmaker Noah Friedman host...
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy, Public Safety Commissioner Michael Eidens, and Police Chief Eric...
In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID‐19), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $1,365,046 in stimulus funding through the Commu...
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced the City of Schenectady will introduce Passport Parking for on-street parking in downtown Schenectady, a mobile parking app that allows for contactless payment.
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy, Schenectady Fire Chief Ray Senecal, and Schenectady Police Chief E...
Schenectady City Council to Hold Council Meeting via Teleconference at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020
WHEN: Monday, June 22, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: By Teleconference&nbs...
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the City of Schenectady is seeking bids to demolish seven blighted buildings. The demolition bids are due by 10:30am on Wednesday,...
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that Schenectady City Hall will reopen to the public by appointment only, beginning Monday, June 15, 2020. However, residents ar...
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy has issued a termination of the local curfew order, which was declared due to the threat of an imminently likely outbreak of civil unrest and disturbance within the City of Schenectady.
Schenectady City Council will hold essential meetings only via teleconference to facilitate governmental operations during the COVID-19 closure following the Governor’s Executive Orders.
Schenectady Senior Center Hosting a Member “Drive-thru”
WHERE: Ancient Order of Hibernians – 1748 State Street, Schenectady, New ...
"Without financial assistance from Congress, communities across this country face devastation. It is absolutely critical that emergency aid be provided to local governments whose first responders have been on the front lines fighting the COVID-19 pan...
The Department of Development has posted the Draft 2020-2024 HUD Consolidated Plan and the 2020-2021 Proposed Annual Action Plan for housing and community development programs through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The plans are ...
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy issued a new emergency order on Friday to suspend all metered parking payments in the City of Schenectady. Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority ...
WHEN: Mondays at 5:30 p.m.
SCHENECTADY – While many families practice social distancing by staying at home, Mayor Gary McCarthy is urging all Schenectady residents to use this time to respond to the 2020 Census.
SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady announced that yard waste collection will begin on April 1, 2020. The County Compost Facility will be open for municipal use only. Yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, and plant materials.
SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady announced tha...
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy is encouraging local small businesses to share their plans for take-out, delivery, or other special offers they’re pro...
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that Schenectady City Hall will be closed to the public and non-essential City services will be shut down through at least Friday, March 20, 2020.
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy encouraged residents to contact City Hall online or by phone. The main phone line for City Hall is (518) 382-5199.
Residents are strongly encouraged to only visit City Hall if they must conduct business which can...
SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady announced there will be a community meeting to discuss ‘Building a Resilient Stockade’ at 6:30pm on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at St. George’s Church, 30 North Ferry Street.
SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady will be hosting a public education session on Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), a new bulk electricity-buying program for residents and small businesses.
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced the appointment of the City of Schenectady’s 2020 Census Complete Count Committee.
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy released the following statement regarding the Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s $300 million plan to reimagine the Erie Canal:
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary R. McCarthy announced the appointment of Andrew Koldin as Corporation Counsel for the City of Schenectady and James Commodore as Deputy Corporation Counsel, both effective January 1, 2020.
SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady announced that five properties will be transferred to the Community Land Trust of Schenectady. Final approval of the property transfer is expected at the City Council meeting on December 23rd.
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the first meeting of the local Planning Committee for Schenectady Downtown Revitalization Initiative will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 6 pm at SUNY Schenectady in the Elston Hall Lally Mohawk Room
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced dates for upcoming open house events on the National Grid Smart City Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Demonstration Project in Schenectady.
2020 City of Schenectady Adopted Budget
Schenectady, NY - Mayor McCarthy announced today that Halloween trick-or-treating in the City of Schenectady will be officially observed on Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m., with earlier trick-or-treat hours p...
Mayor Gary McCarthy's 2020 Proposed Budget
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy and Director of Human Resources Tiffany White announced that the City of Schenectady received the Platinum Award at the inaugural MVP Health Care Workplace Well Being Awards. The event recognized compan...
SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady will be hosting a public meeting on proposed safety improvements along Brandywine Avenue between I-890 and State Street.
SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady will host a free Community Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The event will be on Franklin Street outside City Hall, 105 Jay Street. The event will occur rain or shine
SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady will be hosting a Public Hearing ...
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy and The Schenectady Foundation joined the Woodlawn Neighborhood Association to reveal a new Spray Pad a...
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy and Commissioner of General Services Paul Lafond announced tha...
SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady will be hosting an Open House event to gather neighborho...
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SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy released the following statement regarding the passing of Karen B. Johnson:
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the Schenectady City Hall clock tower will be lit orange June 7, 2019 – June 9, 2019 in recognition of National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy released the following statement regarding the passing of Frank J. Duci
SCHENECTADY – On Monday evening, the Schenectady City Council approved a resolution authorizing a new cooperation agreement between the City of Schenectady and the Capital Region Land Bank to evaluate 34 additional blighted properties for renova...
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the City of Schenectady is seeking bids to demolish eight more blighted buildings. The demolition bids are due by April 24, 2019 and the City anticipates completing the demolition work this summer.
SCHENECTADY – On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, Mayor Gary McCarthy and Schenectady Head Professional Matthew Daley announced the opening of the 84th season at the Schenectady Municipal Golf Course.
Contests will be held for a chance to win six dozen...
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the Schenectady City Hall clock tower will be illuminated red, blue, and yellow this week for Autism Awareness. World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2019.
SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady Department of Engineering will be making a public presentation on the replacement of the Kings Road Bridge on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced the City of Schenectady will host a three-day interactive series of community design workshops to guide the Stockade Flood Mitigation Project.
NRSA HUD designation allows City to target CDBG resources for community revitalization
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) designation proposed by the City of Schenectady&rsquo...
Panel discussion to focus on state funding for sustainable public transit
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy will join public transit advocates from across the state on Tuesday to meet and discuss their advocacy priorities and immediate needs for ...
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy urged residents take precaution for the extreme wind chill and cold temperatures forecasted throughout the week.
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy and The Schenectady Foundation announced twelve grass-roots neighborhood projects to be implemented in 2019 through Schenectady’s Thriving Neighborhoods Challenge.
Flood Warning Advisory
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy urged residents to prepare for the forecasted snow storm and priority street parking restrictions. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Saturday
SCHENECTADY – On Monday evening, Mayor Gary McCarthy will give the 2019State of the City Address at Schenectady City Hall. The speech will focus on key subjects suchas four consecutive years of property tax cuts,
Today the cities of Albany, Plattsburgh, Schenectady and Troy filed lawsuits against the manufacturers and distributors of opioid painkillers alleging that the companies misled health care providers about the addiction risks associated with prescribing
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy released the following statement regarding the announcement of $460,749 for the Crane Street Corridor and $5 million for the North Ferry Street Pump Station at the 2018 Regional Economic Development Awards Ceremony
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the Schenectady City Hall clock tower will be illuminated in red, white, and blue on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in honor of President George H. W. Bush.
SCHENECTADY –Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that yard waste pick up will be extended through the first and second week of December due to recent weather changes. Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, and plant materials.
“Residents are encouraged to ...
The City of Schenectady will host a promotion ceremony Monday evening for theSchenectady Fire and Police Departments ahead of the scheduled City CouncilCommittee Meeting.
View the Schenectady Holiday Parade Live Here: http://www.cityofschenectady.com/245/Connected-City---Smart-Lighting
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy released the following statement regarding the City of Schenectady’s $3 million award from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) through the Water Infrastructure
Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the City of Schenectady will be hosting a public meeting to review and discuss the Proposed 2018-2020 Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) and surrounding initiatives in the Vale, Eastern Avenue
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy and Head Professional Matthew Daley announced that Sunday, November 11th will be the last day of the season at Schenectady Municipal Golf Course. However, the golf shop will remain open through the holidays, Daley added.
Schenectady, NY – National Grid and the City of Schenectady have begun work that will transform the municipality into a “smart city” by deploying advance street lighting technology.
Mayor McCarthy announced today that Halloween trick-or-treating in the City of Schenectady will be officially observed on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 2:00 ~ 8:00 p.m., with earlier trick-or-treat hours provided for younger children.
Mayor Gary McCarthy was joined Wednesday by federal and state officials, including Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Congressman Paul Tonko, to announce the grand opening of the new Schenectady Train Station—two weeks ahead of schedule.
“The Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady is a fundamental asset to our community, providing vital support to children, teens, and families during critical periods of their lives.
SCHENECTADY – The City of Schenectady has been awarded funding by the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) through the New York Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES)
SCHENECTADY – On Saturday, September 29th, Mayor McCarthy and the City of Schenectady will co-host the 1st Annual "F.O.P. 18" Charity Golf Memorial held at Schenectady Municipal Golf Course on Oregon Avenue.
You're invited to join us at an upcoming " town hall" meeting to learn more about the "Challenge " and how you and your community group or organization can participate.
Schenectady's Thriving Neighborhoods challenge is The Schenectady Foundation's new grant program, intended to help make Schenectady 's neighborhoods stronger, healthier, safer, greener, and more sustainable.
Mayor McCarthy to Participate in Mayor Exchange Program for Puerto Rico Recovery EffortsSCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy will be participating in a Puerto Rico – Mainland Mayor Exchange Program on Thursday to aid recovery and rebuildi...
Schenectady HOMES Program Reaches Major Milestone in Property SalesCity-owned property sales in 2018 already exceed entire previous yearSCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary R. McCarthy announced that the city’s Homeownership Made Easy in Schenecta...
This summer, CDPHP Cycle! is offering a series of free safe cycling classes with the New York Bicycling Coalition. These classes will cover how to use CDPHP Cycle! as well as basic bicycle safety skills. Each participant will receive a free helmet and a f...
SAS Volunteers to Paint Neighborhood Themed Artwork on City Utility Boxes
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy and the Schenectady Art Society (SAS) announced a new ...
Schenectady, NY – National Grid and the City of Schenectady have received approval from the New York Department of Public Service to proceed with a joint initiative that will transform the municipality into a “smart city”
Schenectady Receives 2018 US Mayors’ Climate Protection AwardAustin and Schenectady Mayors Win Top Honors for Climate Protection Efforts
SCHENECTADY – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced that the Mayors of Austin, TX and Schenectady, N...
Property Owners in Union Triangle & Morris Avenue Districts Now Qualify for Federal and State Historic Tax Credit Programs
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the City of Schenectady will be kicking off the 4th Annual ‘I Love My Schenectady Parks Day’ on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary R. McCarthy and the Schenectady HOMES Program welcomed Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blake, Realtors (BHHS) to Downtown Schenectady on Thursday.
New Public-Private Partnership to Include Job Training for Local Residents and Construction Management Training for Small Firms
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the City of Schenectady was honored with a ‘Smart 50 Award’ on Monday night at the Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo in Kansas City, Missouri.
SCHENECTADY – On Monday night, the Schenectady City Council adopted a Resolution in support of Mayor Gary McCarthy entering into an action with Dreyer Boyajian LLP to recover costs resulting from the opioid epidemic.
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary R. McCarthy announced that the City of Schenectady Homeownership Made Easy in Schenectady (HOMES) Program will be hosting a City-Wide Open House this Sunday afternoon, March 25, 2018.
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy reminded residents to prepare for the forecasted snow storm and priority street plowing.
A patient-empowerment program designed to teach community members how to get the most out of the interactions with healthcare providers.
Register at http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=SCNY&ref=EK&refNote=TaF#3/24/2018
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced today that the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) awarded federal grant funding to the City of Schenectady to help fund a $90,000 project designed to continue the redevelopment momentum
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mayor Gary R. McCarthy testified Tuesday morning at a Congressional Hearing, “State of the Nation’s Energy Infrastructure,” in the Energy Subcommittee on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
SCHENECTADY – Mayor Gary McCarthy announced on Thursday that Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company will be the newest partner in the City of Schenectady Home Ownership Made Easy in Schenectady (HOMES) Program.
SCHENECTADY ~ On Monday night, the Schenectady City Council passed a new local law expanding access to the Sustainable Energy Loan Program in the City of Schenectady.
SCHENECTADY – On Tuesday, Mayor Gary McCarthy reminded residents to prepare for the forecasted snow storm and priority street plowing. According to the National Weather Service, Schenectady is expected to receive approximately eight inches of sn...
SCHENECTADY ~ Mayor Gary McCarthy announced that the Capital Branch of the American Public Works Association (APWA) recognized two infrastructure projects in the City of Schenectady at an awards ceremony held earlier today.
SCHENECTADY ~ Mayor Gary R. McCarthy and New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas announced the expansion of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program to Schenectady.
SCHENECTADY ~ Mayor Gary R. McCarthy and Commissioner of Public Safety Michael Eidens announced that Assistant Police Chief Jack Falvo will be assigned additional administrative duties as Chief of the Buildings Department
49th Annual Daily Gazette Holiday Parade set for Nov. 18; theme, sponsors, grand marshal and new award announced
SCHENECTADY ~ Mayor Gary R. McCarthy today announced the appointment of Michael C. Eidens as Public Safety Commissioner effective November 13, 2017, and Kristin Diotte as Director of Development effective November 1, 2017.
SCHENECTADY ~ Mayor Gary R. McCarthy and Head PGA Professional Matthew J. Daley announced today the completion of renovation projects at the Schenectady Municipal Golf Course. The projects were recently completed ahead of the Impossible Pin - Cross Countr...
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS
NOTICE is hereby given that an informational session for “Proposed North Ferry Street Pump Station Design” will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 5:15 pm in the Rotunda at City Hall, 105 Jay Street, Schenectady, New York.
Schenectady, NY ~ During the month of October, Schenectady City Hall clock tower will be bathed in two colors; purple and pink.
SCHENECTADY ~ Mayor Gary R. McCarthy today announced the appointment of Alex Sutherland as the Director of Operations effective September 18, 2017, and Christopher Lunn as the Chief Building Inspector effective September 5, 2017.
Will host an introductory meeting for contractors interested in working on the recently awarded $2.99 Million Dollars HUD Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program
Services for Commissioner Wayne Bennett
Friday, August 18th from 4:00 ~ 8:00 p.m.at The State Police Academy located at 1220 Washington Avenue, Building 24, Albany
and Saturday, August 19th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church on Capitol Hill located at 10 Lo...
Schenectady, N.Y., July 13, 2017 -- A group of community investors today broke ground on 15 new homes to be built on formerly vacant lots in the City of Schenectady.
MEDIA ALERT – PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Schenectady Improves Streamlined Citation Process
Program Aimed at Persistent Violators
July 3, 2017:
Who: Mayor Gary McCarthy, Chief Eric Clifford and other City Officials
What: Press Conference
Mayor Gary McCarthy and the City of Schenectady will be hosting the M/WBE Networking Reception to bring together purchasing, procurement officers and developers together with MWBE firms looking for business opportunities in the City of Schenectady.
SCHENECTADY –Mayor Gary R. McCarthy today kicked off the demolition of 720 Crane Street, a blighted structure. The new lot will be part of an expanded Orchard Park in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood of Schenectady.
Mayor Gary R. McCarthy Marks Start of Demolition at 720 Crane Street and Completion of First Phase of Orchard Park Redevelopment
When: May 31, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Mayor Gary R. McCarthy joins Schenectady City School District Superintendent Larry Spring
to announce May HOMES Open House
WHEN: May 18, 2017
TIME: 9:30 AM
WHERE: Oneida Middle School, 1629 Oneida St, Schenectady, NY 12308
SCHENECTADY - Mayor Gary R. McCarthy today announced Schenectady is securing Refunding Bonds that will save the City approximately $1,277,100 over twenty years.
Mayor McCarthy announces postponement of I Love My Parks Day 2017 May 13, 2017 Due to inclement weather forecast
WHEN: April 21, 2017
TIME: 9:00 a.m. Welcome remarks from National Grid executives as well as...
“The City of Schenectady has lost a tremendous advocate for business and our community as a whole. For over a decade as President of the Chamber of Schenectady County, Chuck Steiner was a leading voice in the economic resurgence we have seen in our commun...
MAYOR GARY R. McCARTHY ANNOUNCES OPENING OF MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE FOR 2017 SEASON
WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
TIME: 10:30 a.m.
Household Hazardous Waste 2017 Collection Program
The Affirmative Action Advisory Board is planning a public presentation of the 2016 Annual Report on April 27th to be held in the McChesney Room at the Schenectady Public Library. We will conduct out regular monthly Board meeting on the same day rather th...
The City of Schenectady has announced that a public information meeting will be held to discuss the proposed improvement project for completing a multi-use path linkingdowntown with Central Park and Vale Park.
Today, garbage collection has been suspended in District 2 of the City of Schenectady due to the weather. All other districts will stay on the normal schedule. City crews will collect District 2 this Saturday starting at 6:00 AM to replace today’s pickup.
Mayor McCarthy will testify before the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Water and the Environment.
Mayor Gary McCarthy announces smoke alarm installation event
When: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Time: 11:30 ~ 11:45 a.m.
Where: 360 Veeder Avenue Fire Headquarters
City of Schenectady
Industrial Development Agency
Board Meeting Notice
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m.
2017 Annual Action Plan Request for Proposals