It was nearly two years ago when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his intention to invest $1 billion to revitalize the Buffalo area economy. Not much of that money has been earmarked so far, but that will change Thursday morning when the governor is scheduled to come to town to announce what is shaping up as the […]
An outside perspective on the slow but steady comeback of a neighborhood thanks to a “D.I.Y., roll-up-your-sleeves community-building ethos.”
Editor Jim Heaney talks about two stories he and Dan Telvock have broken the past 10 days on Investigative Post. A conversation with WBFO’s Eileen Buckley on Press Pass.
Voter turnout has dropped by two-thirds over the past nine Democratic primaries for Buffalo mayor. Turnout is also lower for Common Council and School Board races. Jim Heaney reports on how and why city voters have stopped showing up at the polls. An expanded version will be published in The Buffalo News on Sunday.
Two small steps to bolster Buffalo’s lackluster recycling efforts: Recycling totes have been placed throughout City Hall, and UB law students are poised to draft legislation that would bring city’s recycling mandates into compliance with state law. A report by Investigative Post’s Dan Telvock.
Mayoral hopefuls Bernie Tolbert and Sergio Rodriguez filed their first campaign finance disclosure reports this week. They show Tolbert, while outgunned by incumbent Byron Brown 6 to 1, nevertheless has more money to campaign on than the mayor’s opponent spent four years ago. Rodriguez, however, has struggled to raise money.
Buffalo News columnist hits the nail on the head: “The governor didn’t so much ensure progress as threaten it.”
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.