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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Niagara Falls Mayor presents 2017 budget proposalis less predictable than the amount of property tax revenue, and therefore we h
Niagara Falls Mayor presents 2017 budget proposal
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 8 hours ago
is less predictable than the amount of property tax revenue, and therefore we have to treat casino revenues differently," said Dyster. If the common council approves the budget, it would also include no city layoffs and would stay within the tax c... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Vacant building becomes new apartmentssaid. The space at 1490 Jefferson Avenue was once a community center run by th
Vacant building becomes new apartments
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 12 hours ago
said. The space at 1490 Jefferson Avenue was once a community center run by the late Herbert Bellamy Sr. Once a Buffalo Common Council Member at large, Bellamy ran 1490 Enterprises. "Mr. Bellamy Sr. was a man of action. He was someone that got... Read more
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WJFW Rhinelander
No penalty for city employees in Merrill historic item investigationan investigation that lasted about a month, Mayor Bill Bialecki sent out a stat
No penalty for city employees in Merrill historic item investigation
WJFW Rhinelander / Posted 18 hours ago
an investigation that lasted about a month, Mayor Bill Bialecki sent out a statement Thursday morning on behalf of the common council explaining its decision. "The actions of City Administrator Dave Johnson and Fire Chief Dave Savone, although... Read more
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WJFW Rhinelander
Chronic Wasting Disease found in Oconto Countyabout a month-long investigation, Mayor Bill Bialecki sent out a statement Thur
Chronic Wasting Disease found in Oconto County
WJFW Rhinelander / Posted 20 hours ago
about a month-long investigation, Mayor Bill Bialecki sent out a statement Thursday morning on behalf of the common council with a decision. It said, "The actions of City Administrator Dave Johnson and Fire Chief Dave Savone,... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Rocker George Thorogood named honorary Glens Falls mayorThe Destroyers were to headline a concert Friday night at Glens Falls Civic Cen
Rocker George Thorogood named honorary Glens Falls mayor
Lake Placid News / Posted 20 hours ago
The Destroyers were to headline a concert Friday night at Glens Falls Civic Center. Arena general manager Jeff Mead says a Common Council member will present the honorary mayor proclamation on stage right before Thorogood performs his classic hit,... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Rocker George Thorogood named honorary Glens Falls mayorThe Destroyers were to headline a concert Friday night at Glens Falls Civic Cen
Rocker George Thorogood named honorary Glens Falls mayor
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted yesterday
The Destroyers were to headline a concert Friday night at Glens Falls Civic Center. Arena general manager Jeff Mead says a Common Council member will present the honorary mayor proclamation on stage right before Thorogood performs his classic hit,... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
“Women…treated like animals:” Common Council members fed up with prostitution in MilwaukeeMILWAUKEE -- Members of Milwaukee's Common Council are fed up, saying prostitut
“Women…treated like animals:” Common Council members fed up with prostitution in Milwaukee
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted yesterday
MILWAUKEE -- Members of Milwaukee's Common Council are fed up, saying prostitution has become rampant in parts of the city. They held a hearing on the topic on Thursday, September 29th. Community members say the problems is as bad as they've ever... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Lockport to auction off former mayor’s guitar cases Oct. 8cases cost. When Tucker resigned in 2014, he took the guitars and left the cas
Lockport to auction off former mayor’s guitar cases Oct. 8
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
cases cost. When Tucker resigned in 2014, he took the guitars and left the cases behind. McCaffrey said at Wednesday’s Common Council work session that the cases will be up for bids during the Police Department’s annual bicycle auction, set for... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Iannotti questions pedestrian’s safetythe traffic is especially bad around 3 p.m. "I have not received one complaint
Iannotti questions pedestrian’s safety
The Leader-Herald / Posted 2 days ago
the traffic is especially bad around 3 p.m. "I have not received one complaint," city police Chief Mark Gifford told the Common Council Sept. 20 at City Hall. Gifford said the traffic can be busy on Pleasant Avenue, but he's never had any... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Harsh words at public hearing for Kingston ethics revisionparadoxes involving financial disclosure, making it unworkable. Critics took u
Harsh words at public hearing for Kingston ethics revision
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 3 days ago
paradoxes involving financial disclosure, making it unworkable. Critics took umbrage at the new changes, approved by the Common Council at the September 13 meeting. In particular, the Revolving Door provisions have been removed, allowing city... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Developers plan $6 million project in Buffalo’s African-American Heritage Corridorin downtown Buffalo. Additionally, the team also includes Bison Electrical Serv
Developers plan $6 million project in Buffalo’s African-American Heritage Corridor
The Buffalo News / Posted 3 days ago
in downtown Buffalo. Additionally, the team also includes Bison Electrical Services President Joseph P. Picone, former Common Council Member Brian C. Davis and four others. The property, named for the Dellenbaughs, a German or Dutch family... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Pursuing revitalization in Buffalo’s inner cityin downtown Buffalo. Additionally, the team also includes Bison Electrical Serv
Pursuing revitalization in Buffalo’s inner city
The Buffalo News / Posted 3 days ago
in downtown Buffalo. Additionally, the team also includes Bison Electrical Services President Joseph P. Picone, former Common Council Member Brian C. Davis and four others. The property, named for the Dellenbaughs, a German or Dutch family... Read more
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The Buffalo News
‘Affordable’ apartments proposed for Genesee and Grey streets in Buffalobegan working on the 60 to 65-unit plan. He is expected to be granted designat
‘Affordable’ apartments proposed for Genesee and Grey streets in Buffalo
The Buffalo News / Posted 3 days ago
began working on the 60 to 65-unit plan. He is expected to be granted designated developer status for the project when the Common Council meets next week. The status gives Jones and his development team control of the city-owned properties needed... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Hearings set: Want to weigh in on public safety issues in Milwaukee? Here’s your chance!safety issues in Milwaukee during a series of community engagement hearings to
Hearings set: Want to weigh in on public safety issues in Milwaukee? Here’s your chance!
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 3 days ago
safety issues in Milwaukee during a series of community engagement hearings to be held throughout the city. Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton and Public Safety Committee Chairman Alderman Bob Donovan on Tuesday, September... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Decaying Buffalo factory to get hip $8 million makeoverthe former School 57 at 243 Sears St. into a 27-unit low-income housing facilit
Decaying Buffalo factory to get hip $8 million makeover
The Buffalo News / Posted 3 days ago
the former School 57 at 243 Sears St. into a 27-unit low-income housing facility for women. • Recommended approval by the Common Council of a take-out and drive-thru restaurant at 3444 Bailey and re-establishment of an existing restaurant at 2412... Read more
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The Buffalo News
‘Affordable’ apartments proposed for Genesee and Grey streetsbegan working on the 60 to 65-unit plan. He is expected to be granted designat
‘Affordable’ apartments proposed for Genesee and Grey streets
The Buffalo News / Posted 3 days ago
began working on the 60 to 65-unit plan. He is expected to be granted designated developer status for the project when the Common Council meets next week. The status gives Jones and his development team control of the city-owned properties needed... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Hearing tonight on Tim Hortons, apartments planned for vacant lot in Tonawandaa rezoning from General Residential District to Neighborhood Shopping District,
Hearing tonight on Tim Hortons, apartments planned for vacant lot in Tonawanda
The Buffalo News / Posted 3 days ago
a rezoning from General Residential District to Neighborhood Shopping District, which is the subject of tonight’s hearing. The Common Council holds the public hearing at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Council Chambers at Tonawanda City Hall, 200 Niaga... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Decaying Buffalo factory to get hip $8M makeoverthe former School 57 at 243 Sears St. into a 27-unit low-income housing facilit
Decaying Buffalo factory to get hip $8M makeover
The Buffalo News / Posted 3 days ago
the former School 57 at 243 Sears St. into a 27-unit low-income housing facility for women. • Recommended approval by the Common Council of a take-out and drive-thru restaurant at 3444 Bailey and re-establishment of an existing restaurant at 2412... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Sweeney Hose plans $160,000 addition to fire hallMunicipal Facility (SAM) program grant, and will seek a bank loan for the balan
Sweeney Hose plans $160,000 addition to fire hall
The Buffalo News / Posted 3 days ago
Municipal Facility (SAM) program grant, and will seek a bank loan for the balance. He will meet with the North Tonawanda Common Council at its work session Tuesday night to ask councilors to waive building permit fees. A vote would be taken on... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Why vote no on land bank?Inbetween endorsing the concept and rejecting, by consensus, joining the land b
Why vote no on land bank?
The Leader-Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Inbetween endorsing the concept and rejecting, by consensus, joining the land bank, Johnstown's Common Council listened to a presentation from land bank advocates Gloversville 3rd Ward Councilman Vincent DeSantis and Tolga Morawski of Keep Mohawk... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Concerns grow over Johnstown accident-prone intersectionlate. "Nobody's come to us," Luck said. "We actually put studies in, nothing r
Concerns grow over Johnstown accident-prone intersection
The Leader-Herald / Posted 3 days ago
late. "Nobody's come to us," Luck said. "We actually put studies in, nothing recently." Other speakers to come before the Common Council last week were Trish Isabella and Virginia Mackey. They spoke about potential development in the city and how... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Port Jervis facing budget challengeswestern-most city is the latest municipality to say it is facing a big challeng
Port Jervis facing budget challenges
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 4 days ago
western-most city is the latest municipality to say it is facing a big challenge going into 2017. During Monday night’s Common Council meeting, Kristin Trovei, who chairs the finance committee, was not optimistic. “Cash flow is tight,” Trovei... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Mayor Barrett’s 2017 budget includes more money for MPD; but staffing levels will remain the sameMILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Monday, September 26th presented his
Mayor Barrett’s 2017 budget includes more money for MPD; but staffing levels will remain the same
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 4 days ago
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Monday, September 26th presented his 2017 budget to the Milwaukee Common Council. Barrett said while his budget includes more money for the Milwaukee Police Department, staffing levels will remain the... Read more
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The Post-Standard
60 NYS politicians who received money from COR: Who got the most?To Elect Judge Murad Supreme Court Justice $500 Friends Of Diane Dwire $500
60 NYS politicians who received money from COR: Who got the most?
The Post-Standard / Posted 7 days ago
To Elect Judge Murad Supreme Court Justice $500 Friends Of Diane Dwire $500 Friends Of Don Miller $500 Joy For Common Council $500 Judge O'Leary For Supreme Court $500 Pat Kilmartin For Family Court $500 Republican Legislators... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Johnstown rescinds Fulton-Montgomery Community College's water pactJulius, who died during the summer. "The agreement the mayor signed differed f
Johnstown rescinds Fulton-Montgomery Community College's water pact
The Leader-Herald / Posted 7 days ago
Julius, who died during the summer. "The agreement the mayor signed differed from that which was voted and approved by the Common Council," Tuesday's resolution to rescind stated. The discrepancy was not spelled out. After the meeting, Lakata... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Environmentalists seek to reverse ruling allowing 23-story condo on Buffalo’s Outer Harborappellate courts insist on a higher standard of environmental review than what
Environmentalists seek to reverse ruling allowing 23-story condo on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor
The Buffalo News / Posted 8 days ago
appellate courts insist on a higher standard of environmental review than what occurred at the city’s planning board and common council,” said Arthur J. Giacalone, their attorney. The four are Margaret Wooster, Jay Burney, Lynda Stephens and... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Milwaukee to announce details of Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) grantMILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and the City of Milwaukee Health Depart
Milwaukee to announce details of Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) grant
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 8 days ago
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and the City of Milwaukee Health Department will be joined by Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton and other community leaders on Thursday, September 22nd to announce the details of the Resiliency in... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Lockport escapes from list of fiscally stressed municipalitiesafter it nearly ran out of cash. The State Comptroller’s Office Thursday confi
Lockport escapes from list of fiscally stressed municipalities
The Buffalo News / Posted 8 days ago
after it nearly ran out of cash. The State Comptroller’s Office Thursday confirmed an announcement made at Wednesday’s Common Council meeting by Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey. In 2013, Lockport first appeared on the watch list as moderately fiscally... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
Appleton approves riverfront developmentThe Appleton Common Council unanimously approved a new riverfront development p
Appleton approves riverfront development
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 9 days ago
The Appleton Common Council unanimously approved a new riverfront development project, according to Alderman Curt Konetzke. Leaders plan to build an assisted living facility on the west side of the Fox River near Lawrence University. The site would... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Tuscarora Club project is on Lockport’s horizonthe building over into a restaurant on the first floor and 10 apartments on the
Tuscarora Club project is on Lockport’s horizon
The Buffalo News / Posted 9 days ago
the building over into a restaurant on the first floor and 10 apartments on the second and third floors. Smith told the Common Council, which endorsed the application Wednesday, that the price tag of redevelopment might be $1.7 million,... Read more
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The Buffalo News
City of Lockport aims for state grant to redevelop vacant Tuscarora Clubthe building over into a restaurant on the first floor and 10 apartments on the
City of Lockport aims for state grant to redevelop vacant Tuscarora Club
The Buffalo News / Posted 9 days ago
the building over into a restaurant on the first floor and 10 apartments on the second and third floors. Smith told the Common Council, which endorsed the application Wednesday, that the price tag of redevelopment might be $1.7 million,... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Buffalo Council Member Protests during PledgeBUFFALO, NY - A Buffalo Common Council member has become the latest in a line o
Buffalo Council Member Protests during Pledge
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 9 days ago
BUFFALO, NY - A Buffalo Common Council member has become the latest in a line of public figures to protest what he calls injustice during a moment meant to honor the flag of our nation. “I thought about this for a couple of weeks...more than that... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Company hurt in Lockport fire OKd for new plantwaste into fertilizer available for sale to gardeners. City Clerk Richelle J.
Company hurt in Lockport fire OKd for new plant
The Buffalo News / Posted 9 days ago
waste into fertilizer available for sale to gardeners. City Clerk Richelle J. Pasceri said the contract, approved by the Common Council last year, pays Willow Creek $12 per cubic foot as needed. This year’s budget calls for spending $100,000 on... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Johnstown says no to Mohawk Valley Economic Development District land bankOfficials representing the land bank had pushed the Common Council to make a de
Johnstown says no to Mohawk Valley Economic Development District land bank
The Leader-Herald / Posted 9 days ago
Officials representing the land bank had pushed the Common Council to make a decision on the land bank for the past several months, promoting it as a good economic development tool for the city. At a meeting Tuesday, Interim Mayor Cindy Lakata... Read more
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The Evening Sun
City adopts policy for tobacco-free parksCortland, Chenango, and Tompkins Counties Rose Walsh presented a case for Norwi
City adopts policy for tobacco-free parks
The Evening Sun / Posted 9 days ago
Cortland, Chenango, and Tompkins Counties Rose Walsh presented a case for Norwich to adopt a tobacco-free park policy. The Common Council made a motion to adopt the policy on Tuesday, September 20, by a vote of six � zero. In October 2013, New... Read more
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The Post-Standard
City renews attempt to regulate booting of cars on private propertySYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Syracuse Common Council will renew its attempt to regulat
City renews attempt to regulate booting of cars on private property
The Post-Standard / Posted 9 days ago
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Syracuse Common Council will renew its attempt to regulate booting of cars on private property in the city. A proposed law sets rules for anyone who wants to use a device like a boot on private property. The rules are similar... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Niagara Falls methadone clinic might stay putfit plans for the neighborhood. “Why don’t they just stay put and expand where
Niagara Falls methadone clinic might stay put
The Buffalo News / Posted 9 days ago
fit plans for the neighborhood. “Why don’t they just stay put and expand where they are?” said a number of residents at Common Council meetings. It now appears they may do just that. Daniel J. Shubsda, Northpointe president and chief executive... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Knapp to stay on as Acting Poughkeepsie Administrator for a bit longeris expected to assume her position as Poughkeepsie City Administrator sometime
Knapp to stay on as Acting Poughkeepsie Administrator for a bit longer
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 9 days ago
is expected to assume her position as Poughkeepsie City Administrator sometime around mid-October. This week, the common council unanimously approved keeping Police Chief Ronald Knapp on as acting administrator until she is onboard. The... Read more
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CBS 5 Green Bay
Alderman wants special meeting to consider removing Mayor Schmitt from officeGREEN BAY, WI (WFRV) Some members of the Green Bay Common Council are looking a
Alderman wants special meeting to consider removing Mayor Schmitt from office
CBS 5 Green Bay / Posted 9 days ago
GREEN BAY, WI (WFRV) Some members of the Green Bay Common Council are looking at a possible change in the mayor's office. That came during the first meeting since Mayor Jim Schmitt announced he'd plead guilty to misdemeanor violations of campaign... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Buffalo councilman raises fist in silent protest during Pledge of AllegianceBuffalo Common Council Member Ulysees O. Wingo Sr. raised his fist in silent pr
Buffalo councilman raises fist in silent protest during Pledge of Allegiance
The Buffalo News / Posted 10 days ago
Buffalo Common Council Member Ulysees O. Wingo Sr. raised his fist in silent protest during the Pledge of Allegiance before Tuesday’s meeting of the Council and altered the words of the pledge as a separate prayer he said to himself. “I opted to... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
Alderman asks for special meeting to discuss removing Green Bay mayorfor Mayor Jim Schmitt to resign over campaign finance violations has taken acti
Alderman asks for special meeting to discuss removing Green Bay mayor
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 10 days ago
for Mayor Jim Schmitt to resign over campaign finance violations has taken action to get him out of office. At Tuesday's Common Council meeting, District 9 Alderman Guy Zima petitioned to gather signatures for a special meeting of the Common... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Rights hearing concludes on ouster of Lockport youth, recreation directorYouth and Recreation Director Melissa I. Junke ended Monday in Buffalo. Junke’
Rights hearing concludes on ouster of Lockport youth, recreation director
The Buffalo News / Posted 10 days ago
Youth and Recreation Director Melissa I. Junke ended Monday in Buffalo. Junke’s $54,000-a-year job was abolished by the Common Council in 2014, with the city attributing the action to its financial crisis at that time and arguing that the move... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Hearing ends over Lockport official’s ousterYouth and Recreation Director Melissa I. Junke ended Monday in Buffalo. Junke’
Hearing ends over Lockport official’s ouster
The Buffalo News / Posted 10 days ago
Youth and Recreation Director Melissa I. Junke ended Monday in Buffalo. Junke’s $54,000-a-year job was abolished by the Common Council in 2014, with the city attributing the action to its financial crisis at that time and arguing that the move... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Milwaukee Common Council restores liquor license for SobelmansSobelman's at Marquette University MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee’s Common Council vote
Milwaukee Common Council restores liquor license for Sobelmans
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 10 days ago
Sobelman's at Marquette University MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee’s Common Council voted unanimously on Tuesday, September 20th to reinstate the liquor license for Sobelman’s at Marquette. The council’s Licensing Committee voted unanimously on September 6th... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Knapp to stay on as Acting Poughkeepsie Administrator for a bit longer- Deborah McDonnell assumes her position as Poughkeepsie City Administrator som
Knapp to stay on as Acting Poughkeepsie Administrator for a bit longer
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 10 days ago
- Deborah McDonnell assumes her position as Poughkeepsie City Administrator sometime around mid-October. This week, the common council unanimously approved keeping Police Chief Ronald Knapp on as acting administrator until she is onboard. The... Read more
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The Rhinelander Daily News
Alderman denies open meeting violationstatement. "The Wisconsin appellate courts decided this issue nearly 20 years a
Alderman denies open meeting violation
The Rhinelander Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
statement. "The Wisconsin appellate courts decided this issue nearly 20 years ago in the case Epping v. City of Neillsville Common Council, and has been long standing legal precedent ever since." Miljevich alleges the fact scenario in the Epping... Read more
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The Post-Standard
Syracuse Common Councilor wants to create a new group of advisers: Young peoplecommenters. There are a lot of factors that might keep young people away from
Syracuse Common Councilor wants to create a new group of advisers: Young people
The Post-Standard / Posted 10 days ago
commenters. There are a lot of factors that might keep young people away from a role in local government. One Syracuse Common Councilor, however, is looking for a way to make policy-making more appealing to the city's youth. Councilor Jean... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Poughkeepsie facing growing gap going into budget season– Mayor Robert Rolison had one promise, with his deadline for presenting a 2017
Poughkeepsie facing growing gap going into budget season
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 11 days ago
– Mayor Robert Rolison had one promise, with his deadline for presenting a 2017 budget proposal to the Poughkeepsie Common Council. “This is going to be a very difficult and time-consuming budget process,” the mayor said, telling the... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
“We have to find a way to unite:” Leaders hope to bridge gap between police, African-American communityresponsible for Smith's death. "I'm withholding judgment until I have all of t
“We have to find a way to unite:” Leaders hope to bridge gap between police, African-American community
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 11 days ago
responsible for Smith's death. "I'm withholding judgment until I have all of the information," Ashanti Hamilton, Milwaukee Common Council president said. Hamilton is urging a peaceful response, regardless of the outcome. "One of the things we... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Jackson to be alone on Johnstown mayor ballotrun for councilman and mayor at the same time. Former Republican 1st Ward Coun
Jackson to be alone on Johnstown mayor ballot
The Leader-Herald / Posted 11 days ago
run for councilman and mayor at the same time. Former Republican 1st Ward Councilwoman Cindy Lakata was appointed by the Common Council Aug. 3 as interim city mayor. She is currently filling part of the four-year term of Julius, who died in... Read more
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