Rumor & Innuendo

Hearsay! Weekly round of rumor & innuendo…

Westside. More than one of his colleagues says that Councilman David Rivera (D-Niagara) is considering retirement. Rivera is up for reelection this year, and has grown deeply unpopular with Westside residents who are concerned with public health threats posed by

NY Senate

Kennedy’s lack of black staffers causes concern

In the 2010 redistricting process, Senator Tim Kennedy’s district was redrawn to ensure minority representation in the State Senate. It is heavily Democrat-enrolled, and anchored by the large African American population on Buffalo’s Eastside and in West Cheektowaga. He even

County Executive

Poloncarz is feeling pressure on term limits issue

County Executive Marc Poloncarz is feeling the political pressure on the issue of term limits. He has been reluctant to articulate his views on the issue while his political allies, including Legislator Betty Jean Grant, openly oppose term limits. Legislature Majority Leader

County Executive

Republicans consider contenders for County Executive

Erie County Republican Party Chairman Nicholas Langworthy is being credited with a surprisingly unified local party, evidenced by a cordial discourse among a strong group of GOP contenders. Several candidates openly discuss their interest in the County Executive’s office, while others have