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By Susan Schulman » Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The snow mound That property Canadian developer Harry Stinson wants to build  hundreds of townhouses on turns out to be the same property that the City of Buffalo uses to pile up snow. Remember the mound from the November 2014 storm that was still there eight months later? That's the place. Buffalo obviously won't... Read More

By Susan Schulman » Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Is that an ice cream truck? Or a food truck selling ice cream? There's an ice cream conundrum in City Hall. One of the latest food truck applications coming before the city is for a truck that would sell ice cream. Green Acres Ice Cream in Depew submitted an application for a food truck license  (that costs $800... Read More

By Susan Schulman » Monday, May 23, 2016

Getting back in the game? I ran into Vince LoVallo over the  weekend.   The former Buffalo councilman, streets commissioner and chief  of staff in the Masiello Administration had plenty to say about the way Buffalo is being run. Spending cuts in City Hall are hurting city services, he says. The Buffalo schools... Read More

By Susan Schulman » Friday, May 20, 2016

Bike to Work Day I stopped by the Medical Campus where there was a morning press conference on biking to work since it's Bike to Work Day. Matt Enstice, Medical Campus president, was there with his bike helmet in hand. He doesn't usually bike to work, but said he did bike in today from his home near Delaware... Read More

By Susan Schulman » Thursday, May 19, 2016

More work to be done Lots of praise is coming from the Gates Circle community for the work Delaware Councilman Joel Feroleto and Council President Darius Pridgen have done on a Gates Circle special zoning district plan. One resident said the two men even came to his Lancaster Avenue home. "The councilmen sat at my... Read More

By Susan Schulman » Wednesday, May 18, 2016

How Ali MacGraw ended up in Buffalo Council  Chambers Councilman Dave Franczyk says he quickly recognized the visitor in the City Hall lobby Monday. She walked toward the information booth, then asked how to get to the observation deck. Franczyk happened to be walking by, heard the conversation and suggested... Read More

By » Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hillary Clinton eked out a narrow victory in Kentucky on Tuesday, avoiding a sweep by Bernie Sanders as she continued to try to keep her sights set on a general election battle with Donald Trump.With nearly all precincts in the state reporting, Clinton led Sanders by less than 2,000 votes out of more than 400,000 cast.In a... Read More

By Jerry Zremski » Tuesday, May 17, 2016

WASHINGTON – The first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump for president doesn’t envision one of Trump’s main campaign promises – a wall at the Mexican border – ever becoming a reality that stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. “I have called it a virtual wall,” Rep. Chris Collins... Read More

By Susan Schulman » Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Voting results Here's something I've been meaning to check back on for awhile now. The Participatory Budgeting election. We wrote about it when it happened in March,  but never reported on the election results. So to the question: How do Masten residents  want to spend $150,000 in public money?  Based on some 300... Read More

By Susan Schulman » Monday, May 16, 2016

More to the story Everyone in the Fruit Belt isn't happy with the agreement the city reached with the CSEA over a Fruit Belt permit parking plan. "...what sense does it make to have 500 parking permits, 250 for residents and 250 for employees? Most of the residents and their visitors, not to mention church members,... Read More

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