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Jun
28

Margaret Sullivan headlining iPost dinner

Investigative Post’s upcoming event season starts out with appearances by two prominent journalists, Margaret Sullivan of The Washington Post and Susan Arbetter of The Capitol Pressroom. Sullivan will be keynote speaker at Investigative Post’s inaugural benefit dinner Oct. 19 at the Hyatt Regency. Arbetter will discuss state politics and other issues Sept. 13 at the […]

May
26

Building a diverse pipeline for the trades

Pre-apprentice programs that prepare minorities to enter the building trades are critical to diversifying the construction workforce, a national expert said Wednesday at an event hosted by Investigative Post. Buffalo needs a “big pot of money” for apprenticeship programs bolstered by community groups that work together to promote diversity in the construction trades, said John […]

Mar
21

Higgins interview at iPost luncheon

U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins discussed a range of local, national and international issues in an interview March 9 with Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney. In perhaps his most noteworthy comment, Higgins gave poor to middling grades to local leadership for what he said is its aversion to risk taking.

Feb
16

Event explores how to make democracy work

Improving the quality of local politics and increasing civic engagement were the topics of debate on Feb. 10 as Investigative Post hosted a panel discussion as part of its “At Issue” event series. The panel agreed that Buffalo has abysmal voter engagement, but differed as to who or what is to blame. Voter turnout in last […]

Jan
14

Buffalo’s ailing inner-city

Buffalo is not immune to the social problems that have produced conflict in Ferguson, Baltimore and other urban centers, two prominent African American leaders said Wednesday at a luncheon hosted by Investigative Post. “Can there be a Ferguson or a Baltimore in Buffalo? Absolutely,” said Rev. Darius Pridgen, pastor of True Bethel Baptist Church and […]

Dec
02

Buffalo’s incomplete, inequitable rebound

Has Buffalo really gotten its mojo back? That was the question posed by Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney during a panel discussion Tuesday at Allen Street Hardware attended by an overflow crowd of 80 people. The panelists were Newell Nussbaumer, editorial director of Buffalo Rising, Rocco Termini, president of Signature Development, and Henry Taylor, professor […]

Dec
02

WBFO report on iPost event

Avery Schneider of our partners at WBFO reports on Investigative Post’s panel discussion Tuesday that posed the question: “Is Buffalo really getting its mojo back?” Panelists included Henry L. Taylor of the University at Buffalo, developer Rocco Termini and Buffalo Rising Editorial Director Newell Nussbaumer. The panelists agreed that Buffalo has recovered to a degree, […]

Nov
04

Buffalo superintendent outlines reform agenda

Buffalo Superintendent Kriner Cash said Wednesday he intends to be “very aggressive” pursuing reforms in Buffalo schools and indicated he’s prepared to place underperforming schools in receivership if he can’t bargain contract changes with the Buffalo Teachers Federation. Cash, on the job since the end of August, made the remarks during an interview with Jim […]