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City Hallways Feature: The week that just was (July 4 to July 8)

The week that started out with fireworks lighting up the sky,  and ended with gunshots in Louisiana and Minnesota then Dallas reverberating throughout the country - including here in Buffalo.

Happy 4th: We're told some 20,000-plus people were at Canalside Monday night to watch the fireworks.

Remembering Nyree Anderson: Common Council wants city police to clamp down on speeding on city streets. The request came  in response to the death of a 7-month -old, Nyree, whose stroller was struck last month by a car on Moselle Street.

Doesn't fit on new Ohio Street: As changes continue on Ohio Street, Council rejects scrap metal operation , saying it doesn't fit in with plans for the reviving neighborhood.

Safety first: New security measures at City Hall, where visitors, as of Friday, must walk through  metal detectors to gain access to the building.


Aftermath of the shootings:
After shooting by police of two black men this week, one in Louisiana and one in Minnesota; followed by the killing of five police officers in Dallas, Buffalo and Erie County officials and spiritual leaders held a press conference in City Hall Friday calling for peace and justice.

During the press conference, Police Commissioner Dan Derenda said there have been threats against Buffalo police on social media.  Police are taking precautions, including patrolling in pairs.




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