Bonnie Russell

Reality Check: 16 women on Buffalo's Common Council since 1832

Nov 5, 2019
Mike Desmond / WBFO News

A record number of women ran for office in 2018, with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leading the way in 2016. The trend has continued for 2020, with a record six candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president. In Buffalo, however, the glass ceiling seems thicker and less penetrable than elsewhere.

Wyatt chosen for vacant Common Council seat

Jan 28, 2014
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A vacancy on Buffalo's Common Council was filled Tuesday when councilmembers selected Rasheed Wyatt to represent the city's University District.

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By a unanimous vote, Rev. Darius Pridgen has been elected president of the Buffalo Common Council.

Newly improved Roosevelt Park officially opens

Jun 28, 2013
Ashley Hassett / WBFO News

City leaders celebrated the latest improvements at Roosevelt Park in Buffalo Friday. The updates include a new slash pad, walkways, grills, and security lights. They also renovated the shelter house at the park, that will be available for the community to use year round.

City lawmakers are taking steps to crack down on so-called "problem stores" in Buffalo.