Dr King, Albany, Empire State Plaza discussed on Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis


W G Y nation otter Dr Martin Luther King junior on Monday here in Albany celebrated. Civil rights leader honored at the Empire State plaza. There were musical performances, dances and speeches at the plaza convention center forward, your guys running back Rashad Jennings gave the keynote address he remarked on the changes in society since Dr king's death. And I always say this to myself, and I hope that you guys as yourself this question. How can I have more freedom than he ever had do less than he ever did yet complain more than he ever dreamed? Volunteerism was at the heart of Dr king's philosophy was a volunteer. Fair outside the convention hall, kind of lost in governor Cuomo's budget proposal last week in a state of the state address, the pronouncement by the governor that the new seven hundred fifty million dollar Wadsworth center will be built at the Harriman state office campus in Albany. Assembly member. Pat, Fahey tells W G Y news this decision has been the works for two years. She's particularly happy with the decision by the governor. These labs are renowned as you know, last year, we had a Nobel prize winner come out of who credited the labs with with his research their team Frank who won the chemistry Nobel prize. So these these are renowned they used to be considered the best in the country Wadsworth center, which does critical public health research and scientific analysis now spread among five subtleties in the area. Most of the buildings are old and need of upgrades evolving you've been in competition with a you Albany site in east greenbush, this brutally cold weather is led to a number of fires over the past two days. Monday morning. A house in the eighteen hundred block of avenue a in Schenectady caught fire five people inside the apartment got out of the house safely virus Kodak Monday afternoon. Flames heavily damaging home on Sherwood acres road. Also fire in Morocco destroyed a house on seventh street on white Birch estates in Monroe everyone made it out.

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