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By Qina Liu » Friday, February 5, 2016

It's no slow jam, but Mayor Byron Brown opened his 10th State of the City address with a slick, polished video featuring idyllic scenes of Buffalo. "This is a personal milestone for me," said Brown. "From the day I took office of the mayor of the city of Buffalo, I wanted to work as hard as I could and I wanted to make... Read More

Friday, February 5, 2016

Mayor Byron Brown was going to announce a Tops Markets location was coming to downtown Buffalo during his State of the City address. While the news is welcome to many, we sort of wish the mayor could take the same approach Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti did earlier this week. Check out the L.A. mayor's methodology in... Read More

By Susan Schulman » Friday, February 5, 2016

Don't miss out. Vote today (but only if you haven't already) Final day to vote in the City Hallways presidential straw poll. Don't miss your chance to be heard.  You can vote in the Democratic and/or  GOP primaries. But  please only one ballot per person. We know Democrat Martin O'Malley and Republicans Mike Huckabee... Read More

By Susan Schulman » Friday, February 5, 2016

Heading to the Convention Center I remember last year's State of the City, circa 2015, the first one I've  ever attended. It  reminded me  of the city's version of a red-carpet affair.  Sort of a see-and-be- seen event,  with corporations and law firms buying up tables. I remember a slide show, or possibly a video;... Read More

By Susan Schulman » Thursday, February 4, 2016

I noticed Deputy Schools Superintendent Will Keresztes sitting through last Tuesday's Council meeting. He'll be attending Council meetings from now on, Council President Darius Pridgen said. It's part of a larger attempt at improved communication between lawmakers and school officials. Earlier this week, Pridgen met with... Read More

By Susan Schulman » Wednesday, February 3, 2016

In  preparation  for Friday, when Mayor Brown gives his 2016 State of the City speech,  I took a little time Tuesday to check out  Brown's 2015 State of the City speech's "will do" list: *Squaw Island would  be renamed Unity Island.  It was. Check. *The city  would kick off a "34 or more" recycling awareness... Read More

By Susan Schulman » Tuesday, February 2, 2016

I happened to be driving through Marine Towers one recent morning, and spotted a garbage truck picking up both blue trash and green recycling totes at the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority development, and tossing everything in the same garbage truck. I saw a BMHA staffer on the grounds, and asked about it. He told... Read More

By Susan Schulman » Monday, February 1, 2016

In recognition of the Iowa caucus, City Hallways is sponsoring its own straw poll.   It will be posted all week.  You can vote in both the Republican and Democratic polls, but  please,  only one ballot per person.  Results published next Monday.   Zemsky on Green  Code A letter from... Read More

By Susan Schulman » Friday, January 29, 2016

  Driving the Scajaquada I take the Scajaquada to and from work just about every day, doing my best to drive 30 mph on an urban expressway  that was posted at 50 mph for so long. I usually don't have a problem going slow. My kids for years complained that I drive below the speed limit. But sometimes as my... Read More

By Sandra Tan » Thursday, January 28, 2016

As noted in today's story, Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo got a slap down last week when he was handed two legal opinions from the County Attorney's Office saying he could not keep his Legislature seat if he became a town prosecutor in West Seneca. Lorigo was appointed to serve as a prosecutor and... Read More

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