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Our diversity report on WBFO

Charlotte Keith reports on hiring of construction workers at SolarCity project. While contractors and unions are meeting 15 percent affirmative action hiring goals, African Americans account for only about one-third of those workers. Some African American leaders maintain the pipeline of unionized workers needs to be more diversified. Web and television story can be found […]

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Of job growth and mojo

Not to rain on the parade, but despite talk from politicians about Buffalo’s resurgence, job growth in Erie and Niagara counties continues to lag behind the nation and state. Sounds like this might make for a good discussion.


Diversity, but few jobs for African Americans

Diversity hiring goals set for the construction of the SolarCity plant in South Buffalo have not translated into a lot of jobs for African-American workers. While African Americans make up an increasing share of the project’s workforce, they accounted for only 5.7 percent of those on the job for the quarter ending this September, an […]


Greenleaf garners support despite complaints

Greenleaf & Company has a history that includes numerous tenant complaints, prosecutions in Housing Court and unpaid bills and taxes. Yet officials have lined up in support of the firm’s proposal to build off-campus student housing adjacent to Buffalo State College. College officials acknowledge they did not perform a background check on the company before they […]


Housing firm has checkered history

A landlord working with Buffalo State College to build off-campus student housing has a history of renting apartments with leaky ceilings, electrical hazards and insufficient heat. Take 353 Bird Ave., for example. The ceiling in the downstairs dining room has been stained for a couple of years from a leak that tenants believe comes from […]


Complete Dino Fudoli interview

Watch Jim Heaney’s full interview with Lancaster Supervisor Dino Fudoli as he explains why he’s behind in paying his taxes on two properties. The interview lasts 8:13. The complete story is here.


Dino Fudoli is a tax delinquent – again

Lancaster Town Supervisor Dino Fudoli has once again fallen behind in paying his property taxes. Investigative Post reported three years ago that Fudoli owed nearly $17,000 in property taxes on three houses and two vacant parcels he owned in Cheektowaga and Alden. He paid those taxes about a month after our story broadcast. Public records […]


Peace Bridge expansion talk premature

Talk of a renewed effort to begin planning for a second span at the Peace Bridge is overblown, Jim Heaney told Steve Brown on Sunday’s weekly installment of Outrages & Insights. Heaney said his sources tell him the Peace Bridge Authority is focused on its $185 million capital improvement plan that will take another four […]