Michael LoCurto

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Former Buffalo Common Council member Michael LoCurto has died. LoCurto’s mother, Joan Feroleto LoCurto announced his death in a Facebook post early Friday morning.

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The State Department of Transportation has announced that "traffic calming" initiatives will be implemented this year along the Scajaquada Corridor following a tragedy that took the life of a three-year-old boy in May. 

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City Hall is starting to look at requiring some employers to provide sick days for workers.  Councilmember Michael LoCurto says many cities are now requiring some sick leave, mostly to keep sick people from showing up at work and infecting others.

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Common Council members are looking at changing some of the ways city government works, potentially taking some administrative duties away from the mayor and making that more of a policy position.

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The Common Council is looking at giving the public a larger voice in how city funds are spent.

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There may soon be more public art works around Buffalo as City Hall continues its work to repair existing installations.


A public meeting was held Wednesday night to discuss the idea of getting an area in the City of Buffalo listed as the Elmwood Historic District (east). If approved, that portion of the city would be placed on the State and National Register of Historic Places, providing benefits to area homeowners.

State plans for altering Scajaquada draw criticism

Jun 15, 2013
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State and local elected leaders are critical of State Department of Transportation Department plans for improving the Scajaquada Expressway.

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The Buffalo Common Council's Legislation Committee on Tuesday approved requests for two new sidewalk cafes along Hertel Avenue. The committee also cleared the way for construction of a restaurant and apartment on Bailey Avenue. 

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A Buffalo lawmaker says the Seneca Gaming Corporation has not  upheld its end of the bargain for its downtown casino.  Delaware District Council member Michael LoCurto is urging lawmakers end an agreement between the Senecas and city for the downtown casino. 

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A Buffalo lawmaker has submitted a resolution that calls to halt construction of the Seneca Nation of Indians' multi-million dollar downtown casino and sever the city's agreement with the tribe. 

Delaware District council member Michael LoCurto's resolution will be discussed at Tuesday's community development committee meeting.  LoCurto says the Senecas have broken several promises to the city.

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Common Council member Michael LoCurto is spearheading an effort to receive contractually mandated reports regarding the Buffalo Creek Casino.

The Seneca planned development has been scaled down, but LoCurto and Fillmore representative David Franczyk are raising concerns that the Senecas have not met their contractual reporting obligations concerning the project.

Seneca President Robert Odawi Porter claims that he is willing to meet with lawmakers to discuss the matter.