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Campaign 2017: Dinner, ceremonies, festivals for mayoral candidates

Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown was scheduled to be in Niagara Square at noon today, participating in the annual Juneteenth Flag raising ceremony in advance of the June 17-18 festival.

Also this afternoon, the mayor was scheduled to make remarks at the graduation ceremony for some 40 new Police Academy graduates joining the Buffalo Police Department. The ceremony will be held at the Montante Cultural Center on the campus of Canisius College.

This evening, Brown is scheduled to attend the Community Action Organization awards dinner at the Buffalo Convention Center. Brown is expected to receive the CAO's business partner of the year award.

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Comptroller Mark J.F. Schroeder  will also be attending this evening's CAO dinner.

Over the weekend, his events include attending the Mt. Mercy Academy 5K (Schroeder is a runner, but won't be running in the Mt. Mercy 5K).

Also this weekend, Schroeder is scheduled to walk door to door in the Parkside neighborhood, attend a Masten District stakeholders breakfast and the University District's United Festival.

He's scheduled to attend the NAACP dinner Saturday night and two East Side churches Sunday.

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Legislator Betty Jean Grant will also be at today's Juneteenth flag raising and plans to attend this evening's CAO dinner.

Over the weekend, her events include the University District United Festival and the NAACP dinner.

Sunday, she's scheduled to attend a National Children's Day event at True Bethel Church.

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Community activist Taniqua Simmons is hosting a meet and greet, and petition training at a local restaurant, the Oakk Room on Main Street, from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday.

 

 

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