March in Albany protests Ferguson decision, Schenectady neighborhood residents clamor for crime solutions, ownership fight over cupcake bakery

Hundreds of people marched from Albany City Hall to the O'Brien Federal Building to protest the recent grand jury result in the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Speakers also called for changes and greater awareness in the Albany area. Said Angela Clarke of Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration: "We see constantly these cases where people are killed in very public ways and nothing comes from it. From our perspective, that's why the entire system doesn't work for us and that's why we're protesting today." [Daily Gazette] [TU] [Troy Record]

Albany County DA David Soares on how officials handled the situation in Ferguson, to the Times Union: "Throughout this entire process it has just been one big example of mismanagement to another and I don't know why I expected anything differently on the day that the grand jury decision was publicized." [TU]

From Capital: "Respected Albany reporter James Odato has taken a leave of absence from the city's Times Union newspaper -- a move that appears to be related to a lawsuit involving his in-depth coverage of a secretive personal development organization [NXIVM]." [Capital]

Rev. Frances Rosenau, associate pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Albany, at a rally at the Capitol on the prospect of state legislators voting themselves a pay raise while moving forward another increase in the minimum wage: "Maybe it's really hard to wear a suit all day and listen to yourself talk. I don't know ... Maybe they do need a raise. (But) don't all New Yorkers? Don't all people who put in an honest day's work need a raise?" [TU]

The recent fatal shooting (and a stabbing) in Schenectady's Mont Pleasant neighborhood has residents clamoring for solutions to turn the neighborhood around. [Daily Gazette]

A former book keeper for John D. Marcella's & Son Appliances admitted as part of a plea deal that she embezzled almost $500k from the appliance store. [Daily Gazette]

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple on the surging heroin problem: "We can't arrest our way out of the problem ... We don't need addicts in jail. We need more treatment." [TU]

A co-owner of Coccadotts alleges in a lawsuit that he's being pushed out of the business because he revealed to the other owners that he's gay -- an attorney for the other owners say the claim is not true. [Daily Gazette]

A look at the some of the Capital Region efforts to provide patient access to electronic health records, and easier sharing among medical institutions. [TU]

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