Ulysees Wingo

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In Arizona, Texas and other parts of the country, legislative efforts are being made to restrict voter participation on the grounds of tightening election security. But opponents say those efforts are doing harm to vulnerable communities.

Buffalo Common Council members on Tuesday put some new rules into the city's budget practices, revolving around the municipal piggy bank. The city is tightening its financial controls during these hard COVID-19 times.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is making youth employment and job training his initial priorities for the federal dollars heading to the city through the Biden Administration's American Rescue Plan.

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Fillmore Avenue cuts across Buffalo, from Main Street in North Buffalo to Seneca Street in South Buffalo. Soon, it will be Black Lives Matter Way.

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Street protests and the shooting of a mentally ill man on Saturday are heating up the relationship between Buffalo's Common Council and Mayor Byron Brown - but not in a good way.

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The next union contract covering Buffalo Police officers is likely to be a contentious affair, with Common Council members promising to control what is eventually in it.

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Buffalo Common Council members say price gouging is becoming a problem as the city deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. During Tuesday's online session, they shared reports of $4 for a stick of butter and $30 for hand sanitizer.

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Buffalo's Common Council is looking at a moratorium on cell phone towers in large parts of the city.

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Residents in Buffalo's Hamlin Park community are continuing to deal with an avalanche of cash offers for homes in their neighborhood. Some believe the offers are bordering on harassment.


A man who was falsely convicted of a murder and spent four years in prison as a teenager will receive $250,000 from the City of Buffalo.

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With Albany changing the rules on landlord and tenant relationships, Buffalo's tight housing market could be affected.

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The Buffalo Board of Education addressed a packed agenda at its last regular meeting of the school year on Wednesday.

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A local gun-advocacy organization is preparing to sue the Buffalo School Board.

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The Buffalo School Board on Wednesday took a step toward barring Masten District Common Council member Ulysees Wingo from all buildings and events, even those out of state.

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Buffalo Common Councilmember Ulysees Wingo is speaking publicly for the first time since he brought a registered loaded gun into Riverside High School.

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Masten District Councilmember Ulysees Wingo will not face any charges for bringing a loaded handgun into Riverside High School last week.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says he believes Common Councilmember Ulysees Wingo made an honest mistake when he brought a gun into Riverside High School last week.

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For many years, a long-closed bowling alley at 47 East Amherst Street has been slowing falling apart behind a high chain-link fence. Now, the Buffalo Planning Board is close to final approval of a 178-unit apartment building to replace the eyesore.

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Buffalo Common Council member Ulysees O. Wingo, Sr. has been suspended from setting foot on city school district property after allegedly bringing a gun into Riverside High School.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo hasn't even signed Buffalo's speed camera bill into law, but city officials have already decided on the 20 speed zones where the cameras will be watching.

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Governor Cuomo apparently hasn't even signed legislation allowing surveillance cameras in Buffalo school zones but there's already a fight developing about where the cameras will go.

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What began as a fight over the Buffalo Police Department traffic checkpoints is turning into a major probe of the police department by the state attorney general's office.

Buffalo Police will be going into harm's way a little better armed and a little better protected, after Tuesday's action by the Common Council.

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Today's Martin Luther King Day brings a protest against school board member and developer Carl Paladino.

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Common Councilmembers were backing the Masten District's Ulysees Wingo Tuesday, as he again refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and extended his arm with a clenched fist. He then read the names of seven Black men killed by police in the last year.

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As city residents continue to file complaints about rowdy college students in their neighborhoods, members of the Common Council are struggling to find solutions.

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With a spotlight on tensions between law enforcement and the public, members of the Buffalo community came together on Tuesday night to figure out how they can do their part to improve relations between the city’s police and its residents.

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Masten District voters have a chance this week to choose how $150,000 in city money is spent, in a test of what's called Participatory Budgeting.

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With a second case of alleged assault on a Buffalo School Bus in just the past few months, Common Council members are calling for increased action by school administrators.

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The Common Council reorganized Monday to start the year and kept everyone in the same offices.