People love nice streets, so stands to reason politicians like to announce when roadways are getting fixed up.
Mayor Brown and Congressman Higgins are going to be at the corner of Kenmore and North Parker this morning to announce the official start to the final phase of the Kenmore Ave. redevelopment project.
The construction will go from Main Street to the railroad tracks near Fairfield.
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Council meets this afternoon so lots – or a little – can happen.
The agenda has everything from the appointment of new firefighters (a group that includes the fire commissioner’s son) to approvals for sidewalk cafes (including a second- story outdoor café at the new Mac’s on Hertel, that is replacing the Empire Grill.)
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Here’s something I just learned from a resolution filed by South District Councilman Chris Scanlon.
Buffalo, according to Scanlon's resolution, has about 23 female firefighters but only six of 20 firehouses have separate showers and locker rooms for women.
So what's a woman do to?
For now, women assigned to one of the 14 “unequipped” firehouses are often provided "makeshift" facilities, Scanlon said.
Scanlon wants the Fire Department to come up with an immediate plan to fix the problem.
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I also should mention there's a meeting in the Fruit Belt tonight regarding fears that the community -- located right next to the medical campus -- will be gentrified out of existence one day.
It's not exactly a City Hall meeting, but is a big issue, and one I'm very interested in, so will keep tabs on it. Former Council President George Arthur and Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant will be speaking.