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Solutions to gentrification to be discussed at downtown library event

A discussion about solutions to gentrification in midsize communities such as Buffalo is scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 25 in the Buffalo & Erie County Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square.

"Gentrification: Exploring Solutions" is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara and is free and open to the public.

The featured speaker is J. Rosie Tighe, associate professor of urban policy and planning at Cleveland State University. A panel discussion will follow with Veronica Hemphill-Nichols, founder of the Fruit Belt McCarley Gardens Housing Task Force; Sam Magavern, executive director of Partnership for the Public Good; Marimba Milliones, president and CEO of the Hill Community Development Corporation in Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Dennis M. Penman, owner of Penman Development Partners.

Reservations are requested. To sign up go to the League website,, or call 716-986-4898.

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