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Letter: Higgins helped return waterfront to the people

Higgins helped return waterfront to the people

The gentleman who suggested that the waterfront park be named for Rep. Brian Higgins is absolutely correct. Many are taking credit for the renaissance of the Buffalo waterfront, but it was Higgins who negotiated with the Power Authority to return money earned in the Buffalo Niagara region to that region with the specification that it be used to revive the waterfront as a recreational area. If not for his persistence, today’s waterfront would not welcome the average citizen; it would be private property with condos, minimum-wage businesses and “No Trespassing” signs. Brian Higgins Park it should be.

Anne M. Beiter