Crystal Peoples-Stokes

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Yet another housing adaptive reuse project has had a ribbon-cutting, appropriately in a former mattress factory in Hamlin Park.

Republicans and Democrats in both houses of the New York State Legislature met Wednesday to hear a very long State of the State message about the issues affecting their political perspective and their districts.

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It may have been colder inside Buffalo Central Terminal Monday than it was outside the towering landmark of the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood. That cold was the focus of a news conference by two state legislators calling on Albany to put $5 million from the $400 million Buffalo Billion II into the complex.

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Business leaders and local elected officials were both celebrating the announcement Monday morning that for the first time in seven years, flights directly to Albany will again be available from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.


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Friday marked the start of the 44th annual Lawmakers Legislative Weekend for the Association of Black, Puerto Rican, and Asian members of the state assembly.

While the gubernatorial struggle between Andrew Cuomo and Zephyr Teachout has been the most high profile, there are many Primary Day battles that could spark big voter turnouts today.

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Former state senator Antoine Thompson may be running for a seat in the state assembly this year.  Thompson submitted his resignation Friday to Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.  Since December of 2012 , Thompson has served as director of the Buffalo Education and Technology Center. 

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A trio of local lawmakers are preparing to lobby Albany for increased NFTA funding in Governor Cuomo's latest budget proposal.

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State Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes has introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana use in New York State.

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After years of effort, there's increasing interest in the economic development results of cultural tourism.

Residents near the Darwin Martin House in North Buffalo or the Michigan Avenue Baptist Church on the edge of Downtown see the visitors to historic sites.

The commission studying the Michigan Avenue historic district is near time to deliver its recommendations on how to develop the neighborhood and the history surrounding it.

A local politician is urging a resolution to the teacher evaluation battle between the state and the local teacher's union.

Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples is calling for a possible state takeover of the city's public schools if an agreement isn't accepted by the Buffalo Teachers Federation. The evaluation plan will be a statewide mandate and millions of dollars in funding for Buffalo's  lowest-performing schools are at risk.

A protest against the BTF is being planned for Monday evening.