Lots of the week's action was in Philadelphia, but plenty was going on back in Buffalo, too:
Big week for Democrats: Mayor Byron Brown - who is chairman of the state Democratic committee - left for Philadelphia Sunday, spending most of week at the Democratic National Convention. Council President Darius Pridgen was there much of week, too.
Insects attacking trees: As many as 75 trees in Shoshone Park, attacked by emerald ash borers, may have to be taken down, residents are told at Monday evening meeting.
Don't chance it: City is raising parking fines.
Nyree's legacy: More sidewalks getting replaced in East Side neighborhoods near where 7-month-old Nyree Greene died after being struck by a car. Nyree's mother, who was also struck while pushing Nyree in a stroller, said she was forced to walk in the street because sidewalks on Moselle Street were in such bad shape.
No free rides: Council Tuesday votes a $5,000-a-year car allowance for itself.
Taco talk: Lloyd Taco Factory gets final city approval from Common Council to open Elmwood Avenue restaurant.
A smile from the Big Apple: New York Daily News writer thinks Buffalo is hip.
Back in Buffalo: Brown back in City Hall late Friday morning.