Common Council

Dave Howard could unseat 28 year incumbent on Tuesday

Buffalo’s Fillmore district is the city’s poorest. The historic Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood that was once the vibrant heart of the district is now commonly and laughably referred to as “Beirut, Lebanon.” The truth, however, is that Beirut is far better off


Neighborhood schools hotly debated

At this week’s meeting of the Buffalo school board, there was some discussion about the prospect of neighborhood schools and ensuring that no child is forcibly bussed across the city against their will. Board member Carl Paladino is advancing the


Undeterred, Paladino advances reform strategies

This month’s last school board meeting was a major win for Carl Paladino, achieving passage of two major policy resolutions and reaffirmation of the board’s support of neighborhood schools — the cornerstone objective of the reform coalition. On establishing a