What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: guns and prayers, affordable housing, pensions, target drivers, Susan B. Anthony, ghost signs, Samuel Marcy, budgeting, the upper Hudson, the restaurant industry, Montreal, Southern Tier pizza, a pork chop, kid-friendly restaurants, Election Cake, and Halloween candy.

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Amy on gun violence and thoughts and prayers: "It's not enough to say you believe; you have to act. It's not enough to simply pray; you have to listen. Prayers are answered when any and all of us walking this planet -- souls of every stripe and bent and faith system and secularity, whether devout in our faith or our atheism -- respond to the "still, small voice" prodding us toward sanity, wisdom, compassion, peace. And then take measures to realize it."

Randal talked a little bit out his job as a lawyer who helps put together loans for affordable housing -- and how a small provision in the federal budget would be "devastating" affordable housing projects.

Silvia defended her public employee pension.

Chuck described how he became a "target driver" for this year's Equinox Thanksgiving dinner delivery.

The Friends of Albany History told the story of Susan B. Anthony being indicted by a federal grand jury in Albany for voting.

Carl examined the ghost signs of R.B. Wing in downtown Albany.

Paula shared the obituary of Samuel Marcy, who died while serving on US naval ship during the Civil War and is buried in Albany Rural Cemetery.

Jona posted a detail walkthrough of how she tracks their household budget.

Jackie took one last paddle for the year on the Hudson River.

Dominic offered some more thoughts on issues facing the restaurant industry.

Daniel and his kids devoured Montreal.

Jon shared some pizza adventures in the Southern Tier.

Ashley fell in love with the pork chop Next Door.

Kristi asked about local kid-friendly restaurants.

Otis on making Election Cake.

And Rob had a message for kids and their Halloween candy.

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