Rocco Termini, one of the city’s preeminent residential developers, doubts there’s a significant market for housing at the Outer Harbor. “Everyone is talking about it but no one has produced a market study or any numbers,” Termini said Wednesday at a luncheon sponsored by Investigative Post on urban development. The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has […]
Seven social workers on the front lines of dealing with troubled families have taken the unusual step of accusing their employer of cheating both taxpayers and the families they are tasked with helping. The social workers – who are employed by the Buffalo Urban League – sent a letter to the Erie County Comptroller’s office […]
It will take up to 10 years to turn around Buffalo’s public schools, School Superintendent Donald Ogilvie told an audience of around 70 at a luncheon Wednesday hosted by Investigative Post. And that turnaround will only happen if best teaching practices, currently stymied by outdated union work rules, are put in place, two other speakers […]
Despite two weeks of reporting on the badly polluted Scajaquada Creek, the administration of Mayor Byron Brown has yet to clean up the mess near Hoyt Lake, the spot where five ducks died this past Monday. Reporter Dan Telvock took this photo Saturday. David Comerford, general manager of the Buffalo Sewer Authority, told […]
Cheektowaga is responsible for dumping more than 300 million gallons of untreated sewage and stormwater runoff in the Scajaquada Creek every year. The state Department of Environmental Conservation ordered town officials to develop a plan to address the problem six years ago, but Cheektowaga has yet to devise an acceptable plan. Against that backdrop, Dan […]
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown told Kelly Dudzik of WGRZ on Friday that he believes estimates showing city facilities needs $607 million in repairs and updates are high.
David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author, has been elected president of Investigative Post’s board of directors. Johnston was one of three new members appointed to the board of the investigative reporting center that serves Buffalo and Western New York. Also appointed were Eric Walker, co-founder of PUSH Buffalo, and Whitney Crispell, manager […]
The harmful algae blooms in western Lake Erie may be a problem over the next century. In fact, some parts of the western basin could see huge increases of blooms. A story from the Columbus Dispatch in Ohio.