Mayor Byron Brown and Buffalo police on Monday took the rare step of debunking a false rumor about a purported serial killer.
Brown will run again, looking to shatter the four-term record he shares with Jimmy Griffin.
"For decades, the Common Council has fallen short of its role both as a legislative body and as a check on the executive branch," writes The News' Editorial Board.
The city is also working to finalize plans for similar work in another section of downtown, dubbed the Ellicott Street Node.
Brown, a Queens native who has called the city home since his days at SUNY Buffalo State, told The Buffalo News earlier this week of his plans to seek the Democratic endorsement for re-election.
A consortium of youth-serving agencies will advise on the project and provide follow-up services for children and families.
No one – including residents, taxpayers, victims – should tolerate official misconduct that endangers lives and brings disrepute to the city, the Editorial Board says.
Cammarata, who has led BUDC since 2006, will stay on for one or two days a week through year-end to help with the transition.
The friction in the last year and a half contrasts with the historically placid relationship Brown has had with the legislative branch during much of his 15 years as mayor.
Debate raged Tuesday over the program that uses speed camera technology to enforce the 15 mph speed limit at 20 locations near schools in the city.
“It is high time the Seneca Nation follows the law and pays what they owe, and it is significant funding,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said.
S&P Global Ratings, one of the three big credit rating agencies, has lowered Buffalo's financial outlook to “negative” from “stable."
“My commitment to protecting children in every neighborhood of this City will not waver,” said Mayor Byron W. Brown in a written statement.
Envisioned as a way to catch speeding motorists who endanger students and others, Buffalo's school speed zone camera program has been a lightning rod for criticism.
"The goal should be to divest police of responsibilities unsuited to their training and their role," writes The News' Editorial Board.
"It is time to put together a list of buildings that might be of historic significance and, with that, improve the odds of avoiding the wrecking ball," writes The News' Editorial Board.
Patrons must be at least 21 years old to be admitted. Tables are limited and reservations are required.
Wintermission is a series of free, outdoor sports and fitness activities and programs that city residents can enjoy safely until March during the Covid-19 health pandemic.
About 268 fans will get to view the Buffalo Bills home playoff game Saturday during “Playoffs on the Patio” on Chippewa Street.
Canalside offers easy access via public transportation – by train or bus – for the concerts.
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Mr. Arthur was active in local politics for more than 55 years, and was a dominant force particularly in the city, where he fought for equality in housing and education.
The Common Council Tuesday asked the mayor to pause the contract for the cameras after members said they have gotten complaints from residents.