Coming off a Buffalo mayoral race, where one candidate had well over a million dollars to spend and the other had a few thousand, supporters of public financing of city elections are pushing for action.
Republican Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard was re-elected to a third term Tuesday, declaring victory over challengers Richard Dobson and Bert Dunn. County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw enjoyed a comfortable win over Democrat Kevin Gaughan.
Now that Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay more than $2 billion to settle civil and criminal charges of pushing illegal uses of a drug, it will be paying millions to a pair of whistle-blowers represented by a major local law firm.
The District Parent Coordinating Council has become a powerful force within the school system because of laws requiring parent participation. Now, frustrated by a lack of progress, the group wants federal and state authorities to investigate Buffalo schools.
For more than 100 years, studying the writings of poet Emily Dickinson involved combing through books, poems, manuscripts and letters. That has all changed with a new scholarly collaboration between some of the world's great academic institutions.
Saying the "new Buffalo" doesn't need tax breaks to attract investment, State Assemblyman Sean Ryan is attacking the proposal to subsidize a new corporate headquarters and parking ramp for Delaware North.
UB has started the mammoth $375 million project to build its new medical school at Main and Allen, a plan that will see Metro Rail trains running through the basement during all three years of construction.
Billions of people across the world are joining Americans in obesity, eating too much, too fattening food and not getting enough exercise. That's the message a global obesity expert brought to the University at Buffalo Wednesday.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says he is submitting a budget for next year with a steady property tax rate that cuts a few jobs, puts more money into the arts and library, and sets up an economic development office in Toronto.
The land marked Erie Freight House on Ohio Street in the City of Buffalo will stay around a little longer. The Preservation Board voted Thursday evening to block knocking it down to allow an apartment building.