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.
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.
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.
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.
The Common Council likely gets a new face on Tuesday after Ulysees Wingo won Thursday's primary election in the Masten District. Incumbent Dennis Franczyk beat back two challengers in the Fillmore District primary.