Common Council

Smothers, Bollman to battle for Lovejoy Common Council seat

Esther Smothers, former Erie County Legislature Chairwoman Betty Jean Grant‘s principal legislative staffer, is vying for the Buffalo Common Council seat representing Lovejoy.  Also running is Brian Bollman, the outgoing Lovejoy Councilman Rich Fontana‘s principal legislative staffer. Both figures are

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Mascia blasts Council’s Development Committee

BY TERRENCE ROBINSON Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA) Commissioner Joseph Mascia, who is currently suspended from acting in an official capacity by order of Mayor Byron Brown, is outraged that the Development Committee of the City of Buffalo Common Council

Common Council

Terrance Heard is already at work cleaning up Ellicott

Common Council candidate Terrance Heard is already at work cleaning up the Ellicott District. He is challenging Darius Pridgen, who now goes by the title “Bishop” at True Bethel, an entrepreneuring church with three locations, a Subway restaurant, and rental real estate

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Sharon Belton-Cottman could face Mike Woolford in Masten 

School board member Sharon Belton Cottman is emerging as the leading Democrat contender to challenge  Mike Woolford, the widely respected Buffalo businessman, for Common Council from Buffalo’s Masten District. Woolford is running on the Conservative line — with the Ellicott district’s Darius Pridgen