County Executive

Mychajliw, on the outs, must prove himself to GOP leaders

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw was conspiring with Republican political operative Michael Caputo to aggressively primary County Clerk Chris Jacobs for County Executive. But party leaders have pushed back hard against that prospect in recent weeks, effectively putting the 41

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City

Latino community still upset with Rivera

Councilman David Rivera has “betrayed” the Latino community, say longtime West Side activists. They are still upset over a 2011 redistricting of the Common Council that ensured that the Latino community would not be able to cultivate political influence in

Education

Keresztes likely to become next Superintendent

The Buffalo Public Schools’ Associate Superintendent for Student Support Services, Will Keresztes, is the frontrunner to become the district’s next Superintendent. Discussions among the majority bloc are currently ongoing, but Keresztes has a strong base of goodwill among the board members and

Corruption

Public corruption is much more than bribery

By Rich Purtell  The landmark US Supreme Court case Citizens United v. FEC, decided in 2010, protected free speech but unfortunately as a consequence the ruling essentially established that political corruption and bribery are synonyms.  For hundreds of years prior

County Executive

Caputo is plotting against Jacobs, says source

The Buffalo Chronicle received an anonymous email this morning detailing a Sunday meeting between Republican political operative Michael Caputo (who mismanaged Carl Paladino’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign with much fanfare) and Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, whose short tenure has stirred much

Rumor & Innuendo

Weekly wrap up of rumor and innuendo…

Old dogs still play tricks. Rumor around town is that Joe Ferris, who many refer to as “Frank Max’s right hand man,” called the Grapevine Restaurant (where Erie County Democrats are planning on hosting a fundraiser) to tell the restaurant that