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First impressions of Brown’s budget

Mayor Byron Brown’s proposed city budget is awash in federal pandemic relief funds. It’s bolstered by the restoration of long withheld Seneca casino money. And, on top of those windfalls, Brown has proposed a property tax hike for only the second time since he took office in 2006. The city needs all the money it […]


Investigative Post is hiring

Investigative Post is seeking an aggressive reporter to produce deeply reported, high-impact investigative and enterprise stories on urban affairs in Buffalo, NY, for our website and television and radio partners. We are seeking a reporter who:  Is aggressive and has produced in-depth stories on any subject. We don’t expect everyone to be an “investigative” reporter, […]


School violence, this time in Niagara Falls

Buffalo isn’t the only local school district revamping its security measures as a result of violence. On Monday, Niagara Falls High School implemented new protocols for visiting parents and guardians after an incident Friday in which a parent attempted to attack a student. “Unfortunately, this was born out of our reaction and not a prevention. […]


Monday Morning Read

Read all about it: Jim Heaney’s recommended reading from the past week. That, and more, is available for free each Sunday morning by subscribing to WeeklyPost. First, what I wasn’t reading: NFL mock draft coverage. Has there ever been a greater waste of journalistic resources than the endless speculation on who might be drafted by […]


Video: Police shoot car to car during wild chase

Earlier this week, The Challenger — Buffalo’s leading African-American newspaper — published an article describing the March 29 police chase that started as a routine traffic stop at the foot of West Ferry and ended on the city’s East Side, with police surrounding and firing into the vehicle driven by 28-year-old Kente Bell. It was […]


School violence not limited to McKinley

District officials have taken steps to address violence in Buffalo schools since a February  shooting and stabbing at McKinley High School left a student hospitalized. Violence in and around schools isn’t limited to fights between students. There have been reports in the news of students attacking their teachers and administrators. Parents have been involved, too, […]


Titans’ stadium subsidy surpasses Bills deal

Well, that didn’t take long. A month after Western New York became home to the largest public subsidy in the history of pro sports stadiums, officials in Nashville, Tennessee are preparing to spend even more taxpayer money to build a new riverfront home for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans.  Tennessee state lawmakers last week approved $500 […]


Billboard boosts Buffalo superintendent

Buffalo schools have started campaigning for their interim superintendent, Tonja Williams, with a publicly funded billboard. The billboard recently popped up at the intersection of Michigan and Genesee streets, broadcasting Williams’ smiling face and a quote from her:  “It’s a new day for the Buffalo Public Schools. Ensuring safety & educational excellence.” It’s part of […]