Former FBI supervisor faults Byron Brown for lack of leadership, especially on education. Tolbert would also work to improve police force and promote more economic development in neighborhoods. The candidate said he has raised more than $100,000, with a goal of $300,000-plus, far less than the $1 million Brown has already raised. Nevertheless, Tolbert said, "I fully expect to win."
U.S. Coast Guard says the substance is harmless, reports the Chicago Tribune. The silvery sheen spread for miles, causing some beaches to close as a precaution.
Erie and Niagara counties have lost population since 1990 – and added 525 miles of new roads, largely to accommodate sprawl. The cost to taxpayers is some $26 million a year. An interesting take from Buffalo Rising.
Some critics of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg say he hasn’t done enough to boost his city’s recycling rate. Similar criticism has been aimed at Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, whose administration has seen some modest success with the green totes rolled out in December 2011 and a recycling coordinator hired last month after a four [...]
Researchers have found a link between traffic-related air pollution and more attention deficits in young boys in Boston. The researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in Manhattan said this is the first time that an association is made between black carbon exposure and decreasing attention skills among low-income, urban children. The study found [...]
Jerry Zremski of The Buffalo News explains Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s thinking on why he thinks the state can unilaterally dissolve the authority.