Brown has been offering ‘street thugs’ city jobs in exchange for online harassment of critics

Mayor Byron W. Brown and his associates have been promising city jobs to “goons and street thugs” in exchange for doggedly harassing critics on social media platforms, a source familiar with the arrangement tells The Chronicle.  The practice of promising

City & Region

Rochester seeking applicants for nuisance advisory board

The City of Rochester is seeking volunteers to fill open seats on the Nuisance Advisory Board (NAB), which helps support residential and commercial vitality in city neighborhoods. The nine-member board meets monthly to review alleged violations of the law and

Niagara County

Niagara County promotes upcoming ‘VaxToSchool’ clinics

The Niagara County Department of Health will participate in Governor Hochul’s #VaxToSchool initiative at upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics. The program’s goal is to get more young people vaccinated to further curb the spread of COVID-19 and make schools safer. #VaxtoSchool

Niagara County

Niagara County releases draft redistricting plan

The Niagara County Redistricting Commission today released its proposed map for the county’s 15 legislative districts based on 2020 census data.  Redistricting takes place once every 10 years.  The commission also announced two public hearings for the public to comment

State Budget

Sluggish in September: NY job growth still trails U.S.

BY E.J. McMAHON New York’s employment recovery slowed to a near halt in the crucial month of September, falling further behind the national growth rate in the 18th full month since the pandemic hit in March 2020, according to state and federal

State Budget

How are the billions in emergency aid to New York being spent?

BY PETER WARREN A new dashboard posted yesterday on the Comptroller’s website could become the lens through which New Yorkers see how tens of billions of dollars in one-shot federal funding is being spent by governments at every level in the state.    Federal pandemic-induced

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Michael Davis, 59, accused serial bank robber arraigned

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 59-year-old Michael T. Davis of Buffalo was arraigned this morning before Buffalo City Court Judge Barbara Johnson-Lee on three counts of Robbery in the First Degree (Class “B” violent felonies) and

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Dajon Wells, 21, accused gunman indicted for attempted murder

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 21-year-old Dajon Wells of Buffalo was arraigned yesterday afternoon before State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek on an indictment charging him with the following offenses: One count of Attempted Murder