More shootings in Albany, community rallies against violence, criticism of Albany methadone clinic, Grandma's is closing

Gun violence in Albany
+ Albany police say one man was killed, and another injured, in a shooting early Saturday morning on Teunis Street in the South End (map). APD says man who died was 32-year-old Elijah Cancer, who was an outreach worker for the Albany 518 SNUG anti-violence program run by Trinity Alliance. APD says it appears Cancer was trying to break up a fight when he was shot. [APD] [TU] [Trinity Alliance]
+ Albany police say there were two separate shootings in the Arbor Hill / Sheridan Hollow area early Sunday morning. APD says three men are believed to have been shot around 1 am near Third and North Swan (map). And then at about 2:20 am officers responded to a report of shooting on the 300 block of Orange Street (block map) -- one man had been taken to the hospital in critical condition. APD says the men shot in the first incident "have been highly uncooperative with the police." And APD says it's unclear if the two incidents are connected. [APD]
+ There was a community rally in Arbor Hill Park Sunday to address the recent flare up of gun violence. Kathy Sheehan told the crowd: "I'm here to tell you, I need your help ... I'm here ready to do whatever it takes. We stand ready to do whatever it takes." [WNYT] [TU]
+ In a now-deleted post on Facebook, the union that represents Albany police officers said it's "fed up with the violence terrorizing the citizens of Albany" and then criticized Kathy Sheehan for policies and staffing and questioned the value of CURE Violence program (and made a reference to CURE staffers smelling like pot). In a Facebook post, Sheehan said she "will not be responding to the false claims made on social media by a member of the Albany Police Union against myself and APD command staff" and will "not ignore the disgraceful dog whistle language used by this same individual to describe Albany Cure Violence." [APOU Facebook (deleted)] [TU] [Kathy Sheehan office Facebook]

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Stabbing in Schenectady
Schenectady police say a woman was stabbed early Monday morning during a domestic incident in Mont Pleasant. [Daily Gazette]

BPD: Officer hit by car
Bethlehem police say an officer intervening in an alleged shoplifting case at the Glenmont Walmart was struck by the woman's car and suffered a knee injury. [News10]

30-year-old murder/arson trial
A man convicted of murder and arson for a fire that killed two teens in Troy three decades ago is getting a new trial this week. [TU]

Corruption in state government
Jesse McKinley on recent episodes and trials involving top state officials, current and former: "Such are the ways that money -- legal and less so -- grabbed headlines in the last week, touching current and former Albany luminaries and underscoring the state capital's reputation as a place where personal and professional financial concerns often overshadow the work of government." [NYT]

Kaloyeros trial
Fred LeBrun is not convinced by the feds' case in the Alain Kaloyeros trial. [TU]

North Greenbush supervisor
Lauren Stanforth looks at multiple ethics questions connected to North Greenbush supervisor Louis Desso, who blames the criticism on Democrats who control of town government. [TU]

Albany methadone clinic
The methadone clinic on Central Ave in Albany that's prompted concern and criticism from neighborhood and city officials serves a clientele that's roughly 70 percent people from outside the city. [TU]

Schenectady fireworks
Sara Foss looks to other cities for potential ways to deal with illegal fireworks in Schenectady. [Daily Gazette]

ICE protest
There was a protest of Immigration and Customs Enforcement actions in downtown Saratoga Springs this weekend. [Daily Gazette]

Sunhee's
The owner of Sunhee's Farm and Kitchen is opening a community space to offer services to immigrants, such as English language classes. [Troy Record]

CMOST
Chris Churchill looks at the plan to move the Children's Museum of Science and Technology to a building on River Street in Troy. [TU]

Grandma's
Grandma's Pies & Restaurant announced this weekend that will be closing for good July 15. That set off a run on pies. [Grandma's Facebook] [TU]

Owls
Watching for owls at Kinns Road Park. [TU]

Stuff going on today

Bites Camera Action
Monday: The Bites Camera Action outdoor movie series in downtown Albany starts its new series with Invincible. And it has a new location -- the series will be showing movies on the big video screens outside the TU Center. South Pearl will be closed from Beaver to Hudson starting at 6:30 pm. And Youth FX films will be screened at 7 pm. Monday 7:30 pm -- free

Crime Fiction Writing Workshop
Monday: Mystery writer/UAlbany criminal justice professor Frankie Y. Bailey starts up a crime fiction writing workshop at the Albany Public Library for writers of all levels. "This program is designed as a four-part series, but participants who are unable to attend every module are still welcome to sign up." Monday 6 pm -- free (registration required)

Summer Writers Institute
The NYS Summer Writers Institute continues its schedule of open-to-the-public readings by authors at Skidmore. Monday: Poetry & Fiction Reading: Louise Gluck & Danzy Senna. The events are in Palamountain Hall at Skidmore. Monday 8 pm -- free

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