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City Hallways (March 21): Wisconsin wasn't the only big winner in hoops action

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Wisconsin was the big winner in Buffalo's NCAA March Madness games.

But locally it was the University District middle school team and the Masten District high school team that took the championship titles at the Stop Madness Basketball Tournament over the weekend.

I got the results Monday from University District Council Member Rasheed Wyatt, whose middle school team beat the Lovejoy team to win the middle school title.

In the high school championship, the Masten players were victors – beating the University District team by two points, Wyatt reported.

The games were the brainchild of Council President Darius Pridgen, the Ellicott District Council member, who invited police and firefighters to join the teams – as players or coaches – as a way to build relationships between young people and authorities.

There was a great turn out of young people as well as police and firefighters, Wyatt said.

What will happen to the little library?

We'll let you know this afternoon, when the Common Council votes on whether the North Park library building should get local landmark status, which would likely keep it from being demolished.

(Buffalo News file photo)


Today's calendar items

Council meeting this afternoon

Mayor Brown holds press event this afternoon at West Side Bazaar to show support for the bazaar while proclaiming today the U.S. Conference of Mayor's Day of Action in support of immigrants.

Mayor Brown and the Train Station Site Selection committee will host public session this evening on potential locations for the new Buffalo train station. Meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. at Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway.

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