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City Hallways (June 21): The accidental tour

Totally random

Buffalo City Hall is but a hop, skip and a jump away from Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

I walk or drive by it about twice a week on my way to meetings, events or just to grab lunch.

It can hold up to 7,000 people. A lot of big events are held there – like the annual Buffalo Home Show, one of the largest home shows in the state, and Buffalo Auto Show usually attracts large crowds, too.

But on my way to the bank I started wondering if anything would be going on in there on a random Tuesday. So I decided to find out.

A sign outside the building directed people to the entrance. The door was open, and a few people in business-looking garb strolled outside.

Turns out, it was a conference for state employees: Workplace 2017 Statewide Labor, Employment and HR Conference. Attendees got updates on topics like legal developments in labor and employment law; employee benefits under the Trump administration; and managing an aging workforce.

There you have it – a Buffalo adventure on a random Tuesday.

Is your street next in line?

The city’s $7.5 million residential paving reconstruction project is moving along. More than 75 residential streets are scheduled to be paved this season.

From milling to paving, the work takes three to five days to complete. This week, work begins in the following locations:

Potomac Avenue from Niagara to Grant streets.

Sage Avenue from Seneca Street to East-End Avenue.

Armin Place from Seneca Street to Pawnee Parkway.

Pawnee Parkway from Pomona Place to Mineral Springs Road.

Navaho Parkway from Roanoke Parkway to Mineral Springs Road.

Roanoke Parkway from Seneca Street to Pawnee Parkway.

Unger Avenue from North Legion Drive to Seneca Street.

Riverview Place from North Legion Drive to Seneca Street.


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