Vacant, historic buildings remain a theme across the city of Buffalo. This week in our Press Conversation, WBFO and AM-970’s Eileen Buckley talks to Buffalo Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata. Licata runs a monthly column called “Preservation Ready”.
Licata updates us on the Trico Building and the former Fairfield Library in North Buffalo. She also profiles the Shea's Seneca building in South Buffalo featured in this month's Buffalo Spree.
The newly-redrawn 27th congressional district will make it more difficult for incumbent Democrat Kathy Hochul to win re-election this year. And two area towns are exploring a job sharing arrangement to reduce costs.
WBFO and AM 970's Mark Scott touches on these and other topics in this week's Press Pass with Buffalo News Suburban Editor Bruce Andriatch.
Voters in the 145th State Assembly District will be heading to the polls Tuesday for a special election.
Two democratic candidates from South Buffalo area vying to fill the seat left vacant by former Assemblyman Mark Schroeder -- South District Common Council member Michael Kearns and Chris Fahey, staffer to Congressman Brian Higgins.
Both recently participated in a Webcast debate hosted by the Buffalo News. Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer joined his colleague political reporter Bob McCarthy asking the questions.
These are challenging times for local school boards and administrators. They pleaded their case for more financial resources during a recent meeting with state legislators from our area. State aid is at 2008 levels. Administrators are putting together budgets in the face of a two percent property tax cap. And they're seeking a rollback of costly state mandates.
On this week's Press Pass, Buffalo News Suburban Editor Bruce Andriatch tells WBFO's Mark Scott that legislators didn't offer the district leaders much encouragement.
As a number of new political leaders took office this year, some publicly-owned property was repainted with new names. For instance, signs were reprinted when Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz began his new administration. It is a topic recently examined in-depth by the Buffalo News.
This week in our weekly Press Pass conversation -- WBFO'S Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer discuss how signage could be considered self-promotion for elected leaders.
There is yet another historic piece of property in the city of Buffalo that is in need of help. The Lyceum -- at 215 Broadway -- was built in 1909 by the Most Holy Redeemer society, founders of St. Mary’s.
In this week's Press Pass interview, Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata tells WBFO'S Eileen about her tour of the building and also introduces us to some young preservationists.
The suicide of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer -- a student at Williamsville North High School -- attracted national attention in recent months. Jamey was the victim of bullying over his sexual identity. No criminal charges were filed in the case. But last week, a number of students were suspended for their involvement in the bullying.
On today's Press Pass, Buffalo News Suburban Editor Bruce Andriatch said it would have been difficult to prosecute this case as a crime.