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Buffalo's Fruit Belt has its master plan ready to deal with the avalanche effect of the burgeoning Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus next door, masses of vacant lots available for development and the desire of most residents to stay in the neighborhood.

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After a fight over the condition of the building, Buffalo's Common the Council has approved a lodging house license for a building on Chippewa Street with a history of bad conditions. However, the delay led to changes.

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Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen says he cannot find out who will live in a building at 45 West Chippewa Street and, until he knows for sure, the building will not get a lodging house license.

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Buffalo has two more historic landmark buildings, as the city looks at creating more historic neighborhoods.

Photo from Darius Pridgen's Facebook video.

Buffalo Common Council President Darius Pridgen is outraged by the snow and ice conditions around the Towne Gardens apartments on Clinton Street.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says the U.S. Post Office notified the lawmaker that there will be no mail delivery due to unsafe conditions.

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Former Ellicott District Council member Brian Davis will face sentencing for his theft of public funds next month.

Through a plea deal reached in May, Davis filed an admission to stealing $48,000 while serving as a public official. He will be required to make full restitution when US Judge Richard Arcara hands down the sentence. Federal guidelines allow for a sentence of up to ten years in prison for the crime.

Federal prosecutors are pushing for a sentence of at least two years in prison.

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Former Common Council member Brian Davis pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing $48,000 dollars in federal funds from the City of Buffalo. 

Davis  admitted the crime as part of a plea deal involving his cooperation with investigations at City Hall. 

"Today's developments mark one of the first times, in recent memory, that an elected official has been convicted of actually stealing money in his care," said U.S. Attorney William Hochul.