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City Hallways Feature: The week that just was (July 17-22)

The Week in Review 

Not a day went by, when there wasn't something going on:

Corruption probe: Former deputy mayor Steve Casey is talking. We don't know what he's saying, or who he's saying it about, just that Casey - whose house was raided last year along with political operative Steve Pigeon - has been conversing with the FBI about something.

No such thing as free ride: The Common Council, which last month increased its leadership stipends for committee chairmanships and the like by $5,000 annually, is now proposing a $5,000 annual car allowance for any Council member who travels  for work - excluding from home to City Hall - at least 120 days annually.

Dancing feet: The Allen St. Hardware Cafe applies for new dance license. No word yet on whether Council will approve it.

Allen Street Hardware, 245 Allen St. (John Hickey/Buffalo News)

 (John Hickey/Buffalo News)

Police safety: Buffalo police union renews request for more firepower after twin attacks kill eight police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

Move it: The outdoor exercise craze seen at Canalside is spreading to Buffalo's East Side. Mayor announces Blue Cross Blue Shied will be offering morning fitness classes classes at MLK and Perkins parks.

Promoting from within: Mayor Brown announces two new deputy fire commissioners, and a new commander of the department's Fire Investigations Unit, filling positions open at least since January.

In honor of Nyree: New sidewalks being installed on Moselle Street, where 7-month-old Nyree Greene was struck and killed by a car last month. Nyree's mother said she was forced to walk with Nyree in the street because of the poor condition of Moselle Street sidewalks.


Sidewalk reconstruction on Moselle Street began Friday.






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