Amid the national attention Buffalo's mayoral race has drawn, one group has been mostly silent.
Two former U.S. attorneys, witnesses interviewed by the FBI and a veteran defense lawyer familiar with the probes told The Buffalo News they don't expect any charges to be filed against Brown before the Nov. 2 mayoral election.
A finding of insanity usually derails a criminal prosecution. But the U.S. Attorney’s Office disagrees with its expert and wants to convict Samuel Mara, 25.
The scope of Buffalo's support of the school district figures to be a campaign issue leading up to the November general election.
The McCarley Gardens plan represents a major increase in the amount of affordable housing in the area that bridges downtown Buffalo and the East Side.
Fitch also noted the financial results for the 2020-21 fiscal year, which ended in June, are projected to be stronger than previously estimated, Buffalo Comptroller Barbara Miller-Williams said.
Mayoral candidate India Walton wants to amend the city charter to establish an independent police oversight body with investigatory and subpoena power.
"The Legislature in effect created its own version of a sore loser law by moving the filing deadline for independents to well before the primary," writes The News' Editorial Board.
The Erie County Board of Elections will decide Tuesday whether to appeal one or both decisions that allow Mayor Byron W. Brown to appear on the ballot in November.
Freedom of information laws are supposed to give citizens the ability to easily access facts and figures about the governments they fund. Thi…
Council members want a system set up to monitor progress on the projects, including receiving copies of requests for proposals before they are issued by the city.
In Buffalo and across the nation, socialist ideas are on the rise. As an American citizen born in Sweden, a country hailed by American sociali…
Brown submitted more than 3,700 signatures on petitions to the Board of Elections Tuesday to secure an independent ballot line – called “Buffalo Party.”
"Serving as Erie County Democratic chairman and Democratic election commissioner is one hat too many for Jeremy Zellner," writes The News' Editorial Board.
Buffalo mayoral candidate India B. Walton twice declined to comment Thursday when asked about allegations that she threatened physical harm against a fellow registered nurse at Children's Hospital in 2014.
The Buffalo Democratic mayoral nominee was arrested seven years ago after she was accused, according to a police report, of threatening to break a co-worker's legs and saying, “I’m gonna take you out.” Walton and her accuser provide almost opposite versions of events.
"The Hollywood movie industry seems to be sold on Buffalo," writes The News' Editorial Board.
Both candidates for mayor on Monday held news conferences about where they stand on issues of public safety.
In a major political upset, Brown lost the June 22 Democratic mayoral primary to political newcomer India B. Walton. Brown has since launched an uphill write-in campaign for re-election to an unprecedented fifth term.
New Americans don’t seem to mind a little rust.
Common Council members have weighed in with their ideas on how to spend $331 million in American Rescue Plan funds. Now, they are waiting to hear back from the Brown administration.
"Neither Mayor Byron W. Brown nor the Common Council has carved out the time to draw ideas, dreams, visions or concepts from community members," writes Micaela Shapiro-Shellaby.
Days ago, former Deputy Mayor Steve Casey signed a court document admitting that his one-man company violated federal law by engaging in a kickback scheme. It all occurred while Casey directed the workforce of New York's second-largest city – at the mayor's pleasure.
Eighteen months after opening just before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the Jefferson Avenue Apartments complex for seniors and those with disabi…
The first phase of the $11.2 million Abbott Road makeover in South Buffalo is about halfway done.