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City Hallways (July 22) Is your street on the speeding list?


The complaint log

With all the talk lately about speeding on city streets, the Council asked for  a report detailing complaints within Buffalo of speeding and running stop signs.

I saw a copy of the report yesterday and went through it. It covers complaints from early May to early July.

Seems complaints come from all parts of the city, but I did notice a lot from the Parkside area. That community has been very vocal of late about its concerns, particularly on Parkside Avenue itself.

I didn't see a lot of complaints coming from the Moselle Street area, where baby Nyree Greene was killed last month, even though some are questioning if speed played a role in the accident.

But from what I'm hearing from City Hall, that might be that people in that community just aren't as organized and vocal about their concerns.

Although since Nyree's death on June 20,  the neighborhood has been asking the city to fix the  sidewalks on Moselle. Nyree's mother said she was walking on the street when Nyree was struck because of the dilapidated condition of sidewalks on Moselle.

Mayor Brown announced today that the Moselle sidewalks are being reconstructed.

Fruit Belt update

Gov. Cuomo yesterday signed the Fruit Belt residential parking  bill.

That info comes from Tom Precious, the Buffalo News Albany Bureau Chief.

Neighborhood  News

Zoning  Board  of Appeals met earlier this week.
Here's some of their votes:

  • Approved Norstar apartment complex, 200 Niagara St.
  • Approved 1850-space parking garage, 854 Ellicott St.
  • Approved Medical  Office Building, 505 Seventh St.
  • Approved Outdoor cafe, 451 Elmwood Ave.
  • Denied retail store at former dentist  office, 750 Humboldt Ave.
  • Approved Deli with take-out, 473 Jefferson Ave


The Cleveland Chronicles

It ended last night. Here's interesting wrap-up piece by Jerry Zremski of the Buffalo News' Washington Bureau chief.

By the way, with the Republican convention over, Jerry and Buffalo News political reporter Robert McCarthy are leaving Cleveland and heading to Philadelphia to cover the Democratic convention, which starts Monday.


Today's Calendar Items:

Mayor Byron W. Brown joining a host  of  other elected officials to announce $20 million  Bailey Avenue Bridges replacement  over Cazenovia Creek and the Buffalo River begins on today.

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