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City Hallways Feature: The week that just was (July 11-15)

Back on the campaign trail: Perennial candidate Kevin Stocker threw his hat back in the ring Monday for the same Senate seat he lost to Buffalo's Marc Panepinto two years ago.  This time the Kenmore attorney is challenging GOP candidate Chris Jacobs, the current county clerk, in   Republican Senate primary.

West Side tacos: Lloyd gets the go-ahead from the City Planning Board Monday to open on Elmwood Avenue with some restrictions and no wrap-around sign.  Council expected to grant final regulatory approval next week.


News file photo

Time for reflection: Peaceful gathering held in Niagara Square Tuesday to remember two black men shot and killed by police, one in Minnesota and the other in Louisiana; as well as five white police officers shot and killed in Dallas by a lone gunman.

Slow down or pay up:  Police respond Tuesday to Council request for crack-down on speeding motorists by saying they already are doing that.  BPD issued 3,200 more traffic tickets first six months of 2016 than first six months of 2015, Council was told.

More police at Canalside too: New police measures announced for Canalside, including a Buffalo police substation. "There will be zero tolerance for any unruly individuals or those looking to cause trouble at the waterfront,” the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. said in a news release Wednesday.

Another step forward in Fruit Belt: Fruit Belt residential permit parking bill sent Wednesday to Gov. Cuomo , who gets 10 days to approve or reject.

The growth of the Medical Campus put parking spots at a premium in the Fruit Belt. (Derek Gee/News file photo)

 (Derek Gee/News file photo)

Let the feast begin: Italian Festival runs Thursday through Sunday on Hertel Avenue.

Six-figure settlement: City poised to pay $165,000 to motorist injured four years ago when the car he was driving slammed into a police cruiser that ran stop sign,  we learn Thursday.

Serious threat: Feds announce Friday arrest of gang member who allegedly made death threats against Buffalo police.






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