Investigations

Exposés, reports
and analysis.

Outrages & Insights

Muckraking blog
by Jim Heaney

GreenPost

Environmental blog
by Dan Telvock

Tom Toles

Editorial cartoons
and commentary

Oct
07

The ‘no comment’ mayor

Mary Pasciak of The Buffalo News writes about Byron Brown’s indifference to the plight of city schools and the methods he and his press secretary. Mike DeGeorge, use to thwart reporters from covering important issues. A very insightful piece.

Oct
07

Talking education reform

David Rust, executive director of Say Yes to Education, talks about how the program, if successful, will boost high school graduation rates and increase the number of students going on to college. A transcript of the full interview will be posted Monday.

Sep
02

Interview: Activist Aaron Bartley

Aaron Bartley is arguably Buffalo’s leading community activist, someone who has worked in the trenches since his college days. Bartley is a Buffalo native and graduate of City Honors, Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School. While at Harvard co-founded the Harvard Living Wage Campaign in support of the university’s service workers. He then served as […]

Aug
08

White hue of Brown’s cabinet extends to politics, policy

Byron Brown’s track record of hiring African Americans administrators – he doesn’t, for the most part – is surprising until you put it in a larger context. An analysis by Sue Schulman of The Buffalo News two weeks ago showed blacks account for only one of 12 commissioners, all of whom operate under the heavy […]

Aug
03

City Hall firing follow

Comptroller Mark Schroeder said cell phone photo allegations hastened Darryl McPherson’s inevitable firing over insubordination and other performance related issues.

Aug
03

Sordid details on City Hall firing

By Jim Heaney / Investigative Post City Hall’s top fiscal watchdog was fired by Comptroller Mark Schroeder Thursday  under sordid  circumstances. Darryl McPherson said his departure was based on professional disagreements with his boss. But Schroeder said he fired his chief auditor  shortly after he received a complaint about incidents involving inappropriate conduct by McPherson. […]

Aug
02

Brown’s cabinet is white

Rod Watson takes Mayor Byron Brown to task for the make up of his management team: “The near-total absence of African-Americans in his Cabinet, where policy decisions are made, is an insult to a diverse city.”

Aug
02

City’s audit chief abruptly fired

By Jim Heaney / Investigative Post Comptroller Mark Schroeder fired the city’s chief auditor this afternoon for undisclosed reasons and ordered him to leave City Hall immediately. Schroeder said he fired Darryl McPherson over an incident, rather than his work performance, but declined to go into details. McPherson, who served as chief auditor since 2007, […]