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The Buffalo News
North Buffalo neighborhood says no to sex offenders moved from West Senecagroup home on April 6 and June 8, respectively. State Sen. Tim Kennedy, Erie C
North Buffalo neighborhood says no to sex offenders moved from West Seneca
The Buffalo News / Posted 11 hours ago
group home on April 6 and June 8, respectively. State Sen. Tim Kennedy, Erie County Legislator Peter Savage and Buffalo Common Council Member Joel Feroleto, all of them Democrats, urged the New York State Inspector General to determine whether... Read more
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The Buffalo News
As two sex offenders move into North Buffalo group home, politicians and neighbors complaingroup home on April 6 and June 8, respectively. State Sen. Tim Kennedy, Erie C
As two sex offenders move into North Buffalo group home, politicians and neighbors complain
The Buffalo News / Posted 11 hours ago
group home on April 6 and June 8, respectively. State Sen. Tim Kennedy, Erie County Legislator Peter Savage and Buffalo Common Council Member Joel Feroleto, all Democrats, urged the New York State Inspector General to determine if the state’s... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Buffalo Common Council sued for ignoring advice to preserve 3 propertiesThe Buffalo Common Council last month ignored the Buffalo Preservation Board’s
Buffalo Common Council sued for ignoring advice to preserve 3 properties
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
The Buffalo Common Council last month ignored the Buffalo Preservation Board’s recommendation to grant historic protections for three properties threatened with demolition. Now, a preservation group has filed a lawsuit in the State Supreme Court... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Buffalo Common Council sued for ignoring advice to grant historic designationsThe Buffalo Common Council last month ignored the Buffalo Preservation Board’s
Buffalo Common Council sued for ignoring advice to grant historic designations
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
The Buffalo Common Council last month ignored the Buffalo Preservation Board’s recommendation to grant historic protections for three properties threatened with demolition. Now a preservation group has filed a lawsuit in State Supreme Court... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Hooked on Fishing Tournament planned for Tonawandathis DEC-regulated free-fishing weekend. The tournament runs from 7 a.m. until
Hooked on Fishing Tournament planned for Tonawanda
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
this DEC-regulated free-fishing weekend. The tournament runs from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. and is organized by the Northtowns Boys & Girls Clubs. • The Common Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall, 200 Niagara St. An informal session begins a... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Chief Flynn says Sheriff Clarke’s proposal to hire 400 new officers is unrealisticwith what they have. "We work hard to make the optimum use of the resources th
Chief Flynn says Sheriff Clarke’s proposal to hire 400 new officers is unrealistic
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 3 days ago
with what they have. "We work hard to make the optimum use of the resources this city can afford to provide," Flynn said. Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton says the city will take a close look at staffing. One city leader estimated adding... Read more
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WRTV Indianapolis
Lawrence council rejects plan to fund ambulance servicethe concern after the city council rejected a bid to fund the ambulance service
Lawrence council rejects plan to fund ambulance service
WRTV Indianapolis / Posted 3 days ago
the concern after the city council rejected a bid to fund the ambulance service. Two committees of the Lawrence Common Council gave unanimous votes to the ambulance-funding plan. But, when it came time for the official vote, the council... Read more
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Hartford Courant
New Britain Eyes Mid-2017 Start For Smalley WorkSmalley School, but Mayor Erin Stewart said it's too early to know if the $53 m
New Britain Eyes Mid-2017 Start For Smalley Work
Hartford Courant / Posted 3 days ago
Smalley School, but Mayor Erin Stewart said it's too early to know if the $53 million cost estimate is correct. The common council this week voted unanimously to ask the state Department of Education to pay nearly 80 percent of the cost. If... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Sheriff David Clarke calls upon City of Milwaukee to hire 400 new police officerscrimes while armed. The sheriff said all “felon in possession of a firearm” arr
Sheriff David Clarke calls upon City of Milwaukee to hire 400 new police officers
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 3 days ago
crimes while armed. The sheriff said all “felon in possession of a firearm” arrests should be prosecuted federally. Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton said Friday’s meeting (which was the latest in a series) was productive. He hopes... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Johnstown library offers survey to improve servicesLibrary Director Erica Wing told the Common Council this week the library Board
Johnstown library offers survey to improve services
The Leader-Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Library Director Erica Wing told the Common Council this week the library Board of Trustees is trying to gauge the interests of the public. "It's that time again," Wing said. She said the public- outreach effort involves a questionnaire. The... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Fiscal reasons may lead to fewer streets being paved in city of JohnstownThat message was relayed by City Engineer Christopher Vose to the Common Counci
Fiscal reasons may lead to fewer streets being paved in city of Johnstown
The Leader-Herald / Posted 4 days ago
That message was relayed by City Engineer Christopher Vose to the Common Council on Monday at City Hall. The state Department of Transportation has notified the city that $279,124. has been appropriated for Consolidated Highway Improvement Program,... Read more
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The Buffalo News
State board offers City of Lockport up to $637,500 in grants on restructuring of servicesdecentralized. The state board considers that wasteful. The board offered the
State board offers City of Lockport up to $637,500 in grants on restructuring of services
The Buffalo News / Posted 4 days ago
decentralized. The state board considers that wasteful. The board offered the city $60,000 if it shared assessors with Niagara Falls, but the Common Council rescinded that deal earlier this year in favor of Lockport having its own full-time assess... Read more
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The Buffalo News
State board offers City of Lockport up to $637,500 in grants for restructuring servicesdecentralized. The state board considers that wasteful. The board offered the
State board offers City of Lockport up to $637,500 in grants for restructuring services
The Buffalo News / Posted 4 days ago
decentralized. The state board considers that wasteful. The board offered the city $60,000 if it shared assessors with Niagara Falls, but the Common Council rescinded that deal earlier this year in favor of Lockport having its own full-time assess... Read more
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The Buffalo News
State board offers Lockport grants for restructuring servicesdecentralized. The state board considers that wasteful. The board offered the
State board offers Lockport grants for restructuring services
The Buffalo News / Posted 4 days ago
decentralized. The state board considers that wasteful. The board offered the city $60,000 if it shared assessors with Niagara Falls, but the Common Council rescinded that deal earlier this year in favor of Lockport having its own full-time assess... Read more
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The Buffalo News
North Tonawanda bids farewell to a nearly 100-old organizationdecided to call it quits. The organization will cease to exist effective June
North Tonawanda bids farewell to a nearly 100-old organization
The Buffalo News / Posted 4 days ago
decided to call it quits. The organization will cease to exist effective June 30, club President William Miles told the Common Council, which on Tuesday issued a proclamation thanking the club for its service to the community since 1917. Mayor... Read more
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The Shawano Leader
Redevelopment notification letter sparks concernsAuthority recently recommended a proposed redevelopment district that still nee
Redevelopment notification letter sparks concerns
The Shawano Leader / Posted 4 days ago
Authority recently recommended a proposed redevelopment district that still needs to be approved by the plan commission and Common Council. A public hearing on the proposed district and redevelopment project plan was set for July 14. The city was... Read more
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The Buffalo News
North Tonawanda drainage problems are focus as sewer upgrade is OK’dguys at the plant would mobilize when a big storm would come in; and it’s not c
North Tonawanda drainage problems are focus as sewer upgrade is OK’d
The Buffalo News / Posted 5 days ago
guys at the plant would mobilize when a big storm would come in; and it’s not coming now,” Marshall added. On Tuesday, the Common Council voted to award a $112,232 contract to NFP & Sons of North Tonawanda for a new sewer upgrade on Christiana... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Lawmakers to subpoena New York City investor to testify on run-down Buffalo churchIn what is believed to be a first for the Buffalo Common Council, lawmakers are
Lawmakers to subpoena New York City investor to testify on run-down Buffalo church
The Buffalo News / Posted 5 days ago
In what is believed to be a first for the Buffalo Common Council, lawmakers are preparing to subpoena a New York City investor they say ignored their past invitations to discuss the run-down church building he owns. Lawmakers directed the city Law... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Lawmakers subpoena New York City investor to testify on run-down Buffalo churchCommon Council members said this will be the first time, to their knowledge, th
Lawmakers subpoena New York City investor to testify on run-down Buffalo church
The Buffalo News / Posted 5 days ago
Common Council members said this will be the first time, to their knowledge, that the Council is exercising its subpoena power. Kabir bought the former church building for $1,000 in 2012, when he promised to turn it into a community center. But the... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Lawmakers subpoena New York City investor to testify on rundown Buffalo churchIn what is believed to be a first for the Buffalo Common Council, lawmakers are
Lawmakers subpoena New York City investor to testify on rundown Buffalo church
The Buffalo News / Posted 5 days ago
In what is believed to be a first for the Buffalo Common Council, lawmakers are preparing to subpoena a New York City investor they say ignored their past invitations to discuss the run-down church building he owns. Lawmakers directed the city Law... Read more
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The Buffalo News
North Tonawanda to break ground for children’s remembrance gardenhave experienced the loss of a child of any age. The Children’s Remembrance Ga
North Tonawanda to break ground for children’s remembrance garden
The Buffalo News / Posted 5 days ago
have experienced the loss of a child of any age. The Children’s Remembrance Garden Walk was unanimously endorsed by the Common Council on May 17. Landscape architect Frank T. Brezenski donated his time to create a rendering of the garden, which... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Johnstown approves settlement reducing assessments at Maple Knoll ApartmentsThe Common Council on Monday authorized attorney Stephen M. Almy of the Albany-
Johnstown approves settlement reducing assessments at Maple Knoll Apartments
The Leader-Herald / Posted 5 days ago
The Common Council on Monday authorized attorney Stephen M. Almy of the Albany-based Vincelette Law Firm, to execute a Stipulation of Settlement to settle proceedings. The proceeding commenced by Maple Knoll Apartments, of 16 North East Ave.,... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Buffalo OKs $60 million waterfront apartment tower planBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Buffalo Common Council has given its approval to a dev
Buffalo OKs $60 million waterfront apartment tower plan
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 5 days ago
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Buffalo Common Council has given its approval to a developer's plans to demolish a former food storage building on the city's Lake Erie waterfront and replace it with a 23-story apartment building. City lawmakers voted 6-3... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Middletown continues exploration of alternate garbage collection methodslike to see Middletown change its method of garbage pickup to save the city mon
Middletown continues exploration of alternate garbage collection methods
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 5 days ago
like to see Middletown change its method of garbage pickup to save the city money before the middle of next year. The common council heard a proposal for a proposal that the mayor supports to purchase new trucks with an arm that extends... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Middletown ends 2015 on positive financial notecontinues to move forward with its streamlining process. The city’s independen
Middletown ends 2015 on positive financial note
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 5 days ago
continues to move forward with its streamlining process. The city’s independent auditor, Dominick Consolo, told the common council Tuesday night the administration saved $3.2 million in expenditures last year. Mayor Joseph DeStefano said... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Council approves Freezer Queen ProjectThe Buffalo Common Council voted 6-3 Tuesday afternoon to approve the 23-story
Council approves Freezer Queen Project
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 6 days ago
The Buffalo Common Council voted 6-3 Tuesday afternoon to approve the 23-story residential mixed use apartment building. It will sit on the old Freezer Queen site along the Outer Harbor. Developer Gerry Buchheit says the construction work will... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Democrats Challenge Stewart Over School, Water Plansbrought up the issue this week in his NB Politicus blog, saying the new $53 mil
Democrats Challenge Stewart Over School, Water Plans
Hartford Courant / Posted 6 days ago
brought up the issue this week in his NB Politicus blog, saying the new $53 million estimate should "be on the minds of the Common Council after initial estimates by school officials were closer to $30 million last year." Democrats expect to ask... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Buffalo Common Council approves 23-story apartment tower for waterfrontthe stage for the 23-story signature apartment tower to be constructed on prime
Buffalo Common Council approves 23-story apartment tower for waterfront
The Buffalo News / Posted 6 days ago
the stage for the 23-story signature apartment tower to be constructed on prime waterfront land. In a 6-3 vote, the Common Council endorsed the glass and metal tower complex that developer Gerald A. Buchheit said will be completed by the end... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Common Council approves 23-story waterfront towerlawmakers gave the green light Tuesday to a 23-story apartment tower on prime w
Common Council approves 23-story waterfront tower
The Buffalo News / Posted 6 days ago
lawmakers gave the green light Tuesday to a 23-story apartment tower on prime waterfront land. By a vote of 6-3, the Common Council approved the proposed Queen City Landing. Council members David A. Franczyk, David A. Rivera and Joseph... Read more
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The Shawano Leader
Mystery manufacturer finally namednorth of County Road B, east of Waukechon Street and west of Industrial Drive.
Mystery manufacturer finally named
The Shawano Leader / Posted 6 days ago
north of County Road B, east of Waukechon Street and west of Industrial Drive. The development agreement approved by the Common Council earlier this month calls on the city to extend Engel Drive to the new facility. The council this month also... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
City Carting issued cease-and-desist orderviolation notice, the inspector noted that the transfer station manager was on
City Carting issued cease-and-desist order
Stamford Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
violation notice, the inspector noted that the transfer station manager was on vacation at the time of the inspection. The Common Council in July 2012 approved a 10-year contract with City Carting to haul residents' trash, as well as amendments to... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Poughkeepsie Common Council holds off on support for safe staffing legislation– A handful of nurses at Vassar Brothers Medical Center brought their short-sta
Poughkeepsie Common Council holds off on support for safe staffing legislation
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 6 days ago
– A handful of nurses at Vassar Brothers Medical Center brought their short-staffing issue to the Poughkeepsie Common Council Monday night after which Councilwoman Ann Perry attempted to have her colleagues support state legislation... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Common Council to vote on Freezer Queen project TuesdayBUFFALO, NY - The Buffalo Common Council will vote Tuesday whether to approve t
Common Council to vote on Freezer Queen project Tuesday
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 7 days ago
BUFFALO, NY - The Buffalo Common Council will vote Tuesday whether to approve the Freezer Queen project on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The planning board has already given its seal of approval to developer Gerry Buchheit to build a 23-story apartment... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Housing plan not greeted warmlyMonday night for a proposed multilevel apartment complex along the town line in
Housing plan not greeted warmly
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 7 days ago
Monday night for a proposed multilevel apartment complex along the town line in Albany. Town residents outlined to city Common Council members fears of increased traffic and flooding, along with a frustration of the ever-increasing development... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Buffalo board pushes Rural/Metro for answers on ambulance delayssaid. Complaints about ambulance response times in the city have dogged Rural/
Buffalo board pushes Rural/Metro for answers on ambulance delays
The Buffalo News / Posted 7 days ago
said. Complaints about ambulance response times in the city have dogged Rural/Metro for several years. When the Common Council approved a new five-year contract with Rural/Metro that began last October, it included provisions to get more... Read more
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FOX 59 Indianapolis
Lawrence Fire Department facing medic and EMT shortage– The Lawrence Fire Department is currently struggling to retain medics and EMT
Lawrence Fire Department facing medic and EMT shortage
FOX 59 Indianapolis / Posted 7 days ago
– The Lawrence Fire Department is currently struggling to retain medics and EMT’s due to low pay and recent action by the common council. Fire Chief Dino Batalis said he was forced to take one of the city’s ambulances out of service for 24 hours... Read more
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News 8000
City working on erosion in bluffsmostly, saturates the soil under the road and turns the soil into liquid and it
City working on erosion in bluffs
News 8000 / Posted 7 days ago
mostly, saturates the soil under the road and turns the soil into liquid and it starts to move,” Haines said. Recently the common council approved $96,000 to repair portions of the road later this summer. "We're going to put in an underground... Read more
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News 8000
City working on erosion in bluffsthe year mostly, saturates the soil under the road and turns the soil into li
City working on erosion in bluffs
News 8000 / Posted 7 days ago
the year mostly, saturates the soil under the road and turns the soil into liquid and it starts to move. Recently. the common council approved 96-thousand dollars to repair portions of the road later this summer. We're going to put in an... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Johnstown school board member Scott Miller to run for councilman-at-largeThe city can appoint someone to the position, or leave it vacant until the Nob.
Johnstown school board member Scott Miller to run for councilman-at-large
The Leader-Herald / Posted 7 days ago
The city can appoint someone to the position, or leave it vacant until the Nob. 8 election. Members of the five-member Common Council are paid $4,413 each annually. Julius said last week he's not sure what the council will do about the vacant... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Chamber Corner: Middletown’s Cruise Night draws thousands to Main Streetother city personnel that supported the event were outstanding as usual. Finall
Chamber Corner: Middletown’s Cruise Night draws thousands to Main Street
The Middletown Press / Posted 8 days ago
other city personnel that supported the event were outstanding as usual. Finally, I thank Mayor Dan Drew and the Middletown Common Council for their strong and continuing support and for recognizing the importance of bringing this event to the... Read more
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Kingston Daily Freeman
Sales tax deal is bad for city of KingstonDear Editor, The new sales tax agreement that was approved by the city of King
Sales tax deal is bad for city of Kingston
Kingston Daily Freeman / Posted 8 days ago
Dear Editor, The new sales tax agreement that was approved by the city of Kingston’s Common Council and Ulster County Legislature is a document which seems fair and equitable at first blush. However, after you peel away the layers, beyond 2017, the... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Mayor makes right decisionThe law was to have taken effect Aug. 1. The measure was previously approved in
Mayor makes right decision
The Leader-Herald / Posted 9 days ago
The law was to have taken effect Aug. 1. The measure was previously approved in a 5-2 vote of the Common Council on May 24, with 6th Ward Councilman Wrandy Siarkowski and 5th Ward Councilman Jay Zarrelli voting against the measure. The council has 60... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Gloversville police install speed display signsthe city. The new sign stands on the Pleasant Street side. The stop sign went
Gloversville police install speed display signs
The Leader-Herald / Posted 9 days ago
the city. The new sign stands on the Pleasant Street side. The stop sign went up Wednesday, following the approval of the Common Council on Tuesday. Resident Tammy McCue said she and her neighbors all welcomed the addition of the new signs. City... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Johnstown to hear four presentations at Monday's council meetingDistrict's proposed land bank. The council recently formally supported MVEDD's
Johnstown to hear four presentations at Monday's council meeting
The Leader-Herald / Posted 10 days ago
District's proposed land bank. The council recently formally supported MVEDD's six-county land bank plan. The Gloversville Common Council has expressed similar support, while the Fulton County Board of Supervisors hasn't taken a vote. Fulton,... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
State dismisses Johnstown water department clerk’s complaint31. Spraker in September filed a complaint with the state Division of Human Ri
State dismisses Johnstown water department clerk’s complaint
The Leader-Herald / Posted 10 days ago
31. Spraker in September filed a complaint with the state Division of Human Rights, one month before she appeared at a Common Council session to publicly criticize the water board. She told the council Oct. 19 she believes she is a city... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Freezer Queen development vote next weekBUFFALO, N.Y. - As early as Tuesday, the Buffalo Common Council could approve a
Freezer Queen development vote next week
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 10 days ago
BUFFALO, N.Y. - As early as Tuesday, the Buffalo Common Council could approve a developer's plans to transform the old Freezer Queen plant site into a 23-story apartment tower on the Outer Harbor. The vote to decide the fate of the "Queen City... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Lockport Council continues battle over budgetLOCKPORT – The Lockport Common Council argued for 45 minutes Wednesday over whe
Lockport Council continues battle over budget
The Buffalo News / Posted 10 days ago
LOCKPORT – The Lockport Common Council argued for 45 minutes Wednesday over whether to limit department heads’ ability to put budgeted money on hold so it can’t be used for other purposes. Despite the struggle, the Council ended up shelving the... Read more
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The Shawano Leader
32 properties on RDA’s priority listthat property for future development, along with several others along the 200 b
32 properties on RDA’s priority list
The Shawano Leader / Posted 10 days ago
that property for future development, along with several others along the 200 block, but the purchase was pulled from the Common Council agenda at its last meeting. Assistant City Administrator Eddie Sheppard said the purchase was dropped because... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
City accidentally writes $375K check, then someone cashed itthat knew about it and made a deal with them to make payments back and kept it
City accidentally writes $375K check, then someone cashed it
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 10 days ago
that knew about it and made a deal with them to make payments back and kept it hid from the citizens of Lawrenceburg and common council, should be prosecuted,” Lawrence told FOX19 NOW. In 2012, Jackie Stutz was the city’s elected Clerk-Treasurer... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
NYS approves Fruit Belt parking programbeen working on this for…over four years for the first permit parking in the Ci
NYS approves Fruit Belt parking program
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 10 days ago
been working on this for…over four years for the first permit parking in the City of Buffalo. Today, it passed,” said Common Council President Darius Pridgen. Community leaders like Pridgen, Mayor Byron Brown, Assemblywoman Crystal... Read more
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