Houseless 3-year-old hit by car suffers fractured skull on father’s birthday

Them & Us Media recently introduced readers to a houseless family barred from Josephs House & Shelter in Troy on Tuesday after staying eight months at the temporary housing facility.

If you didn’t read it, here’s a brief run-through:

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Evicted houseless family alleges Josephs House mistreatment

Daniel Griffin lost his job and house. Kayla Dzembo lacks mental health treatment for her postpartum depression and anxiety. Their two boys — Jackson, 11 months, and Jordan, 3, have lived without a family home, safety, and a consistent stream …

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Lukee Forbes won’t take court offer in Albany obstruction case

Regional social justice dynamo Lukee Forbes isn’t ready to settle on a court deal yet.

Albany Court Judge John Reilly on Thursday offered to reduce Forbes’ charge of obstructing governmental administration, which had been filed after the 26-year-old activist scolded …

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Troy 11-year-old wanted to ‘save the city’ months before his killing

Seventy-six days before Ayshawn Davis was fatally shot, the 11-year-old boy stood against violence and hatred outside an alt-right Lansingburgh church.

At a June 29 event, Davis was captivated by Albany organizer Lukee Forbes’ sweater which read “Save the City” …

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WATCH: Albany House of Peace: ‘it’s a war on old bullshit’

Albany House of Peace leader Manetertep Davis wants an end to grisly acts of bloodshed throughout the community.

“I’m on first and Quail because unfortunately one of my best buddies lost his son to gun violence, gun violence where unfortunately …

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Troy cop allegedly denies complaint form, assaults activist

After refusing to provide a complaint form, an officer allegedly assaulted and arrested community organizer Keni Zeoli at the Police Precinct in Downtown Troy around 9 a.m.

The 25-year-old was transported to Albany Medical Center after being processed and arraigned …

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Is Lukee Forbes right about Coccadotts’ white supremacy?

A driver leans hard on the horn as his pick-up truck whizzes down Central Avenue. It’s a blatant show of support, but it’s impossible to know who the driver is supporting. There were two competing protests happening outside Coccadotts Cake …

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Here’s how a superhighway changed one road in Rotterdam

Old Duanesburg Road connects with history. Old Duanesburg Road doesn’t connect with Old Duanesburg Road.               

A 25-year-old man learned the latter lesson last year when he drove to his friend’s place in Rotterdam. Max Medina’s GPS instructed him to turn …

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Tiny lot with Amish-made shed in West Hill a tool against redlining scars

An outspoken Albany restaurant owner wants to help at least 10 West Hill and Arbor Hill neighborhood residents purchase property by the end of this year.

Kizzy Williams expects to reach that goal by providing homeownership, lending, credit, and savings …

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Andrew Yang endorses Schenectady activist in District 49 race

Former presidential candidate and Schenectady native Andrew Yang candidate has something to say about Thearse McCalmon’s bid to unseat longtime State Senator Jim Tedisco (R-49).

And while seeking his endorsement last week in a phone call with Yang last Friday, …

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