City

Riverbend 2.0: towards a stronger economic development strategy

The Cuomo Administration’s partnership with Elon Musk’s Solar City makes sense. Public capital for property, plant, and equipment can, indeed, help the firm achieve an immediate production scale, allowing it to produce at a low enough per unit cost to

Media

NBC doesn’t understand Sunday morning television

Media observers say that Charlie Rose, the unparalleled practitioner of the long form interview, can save the imperiled brand that Tim Russert built. Rose is known as a masterfully inquisitive and curious conversationalist, whose non-threatening but still serious and intellectual style have secured him

NY Senate

Grisanti-Panepinto’s web of deceit backfires in a big way

Political insiders within the local Democratic Party have begun to reveal an election scheme that has been derailed. The plan was hatched by operatives backing incumbent Senator Mark Grisanti, namely the disgraced Joel Giambra, and Marc Panepinto, who is — mind

City

Highway removal is key to harbor development

The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) has been criticized for advancing a development plan for Buffalo’s outer harbor that includes small cul-de-sacs of exclusive luxury housing that privatizes much of the publicly owned parcel. The announcement comes after weeks of

Media

WGRZ: Real news, or infotainment?

Our local NBC broadcast affiliate, WGRZ Channel 2 News, has been making marketing decisions as of late that seem to fundamentally devalue the broadcaster’s journalistic brand. After years of criticism that the station favors particular politicians based on the magnitude

NY Senate

Panepinto seeks to oust Chairman, rather than unite party

Marc Panepinto, the Democrat candidate for New York State Senate who emerged from his primary severely weakened by a narrow 300-vote margin of victory, is unsettling many members of his own party. While his election fraud conviction still creates much unease,

NY Senate

The Buffalo News reveals Grisanti’s shockingly deceptive plan

An article in today’s Buffalo News, reveals a particularly deceptive campaign strategy that incumbent Senator Mark Grisanti plans on deploying in the general election, says Mike Madigan, the Republican Party’s nominee for Congress in 2012. “After running an aggressive primary campaign attacking

Media

The Chronicle, on a mission to democratize Buffalo

For too many years, The Buffalo News has been complicit in the dysfunction of our region’s economy. We have been a one newspaper town for decades – corrupted by financial interests that have little concern for our community, but who

City

DEC discusses air monitoring with Peace Bridge residents

New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation hosted an information session on Monday, September 15th, to discuss the year long air quality study that will be conducted adjacent to the Peace Bridge’s customs inspection plaza, after nearly two decades of

NY Senate

Will Grisanti step aside for the party?

In a stunning — but not all together unexpected — upset defeat, Sen. Mark Grisanti lost the Republican Party’s nomination for the 60th district Senate Senate seat that he now holds. While he continues to have the endorsement of the

Media

Coppola down by 613 votes, absentees still to be counted

Former Senator Al Coppola would have decisively won the Democratic party nomination for State Senate, but the Buffalo News didn’t want to tell you about Marc Panepinto’s history of election fraud. “That publication did everything it could to downplay Coppola’s campaign,

Media

The Chronicle on Think Twice Radio

Celeste Lawson, the host of Biz, Bites, and Buzz on Think Twice Radio, was kind enough to invite me on last week to discuss The Buffalo Chronicle, the state of politics on the School Board, and the challenges our city faces in

Media

Check out the September Print Edition

Our initial print circulation is 20,000 households in North Buffalo, Parkside, the Delaware District, and parts of University Heights. If you live in those neighborhoods, you can wait for a copy to be delivered at your doorstep very soon. Otherwise,

NY Senate

Palma backs Antoine, as Peoples-Stokes falls flat in North Buffalo

Carmen Palma — one of the most politically influential community leaders in the city — is giving former Senator Antoine Thompson a big boost in a part of the 141st Assembly district where the incumbent Assemblywoman is deeply unpopular. Palma, who chairs the Italian