Brown should demolish WWII-era housing project

THE EDITORIAL BOARD The Commodore Perry Homes is a vast public housing complex that is half abandoned — with 212 apartments vacant and uninhabitable. The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority had pursued a federal grant nearly 10 years ago to redevelop the complex, but that application was denied. The property occupies nearly 50 acres of land in the Old First Ward, where a new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, … Continue reading Brown should demolish WWII-era housing project

Gleed: Pay attention, this is not a democracy

BY THOMAS ERROL GLEED As of 4:30pm yesterday afternoon, Muslim Green Card holders, that is resident legal aliens from certain countries, were prohibited from reentering the country for 90 days if they happened to be traveling. They were detained at airports and prohibited from returning to their homes. Do you understand what this means? It means that if you have lived in New Jersey for 20 years with … Continue reading Gleed: Pay attention, this is not a democracy

When was the last time you took a train?

BY FRANK PARLATO There was a time when husbands and wives did it frequently. Lovers thought it was incredibly romantic to do over and over again. Sometimes they did it all night long and from city to city. When was the last time you did it? Ride the train, that is. So now the City of Buffalo really thinks they need a new $50 million … Continue reading When was the last time you took a train?

Olmsted has left the region’s best Olmsted park

BY FRANK PARLATO The Empire State Development Corp.will be issuing a request for proposals to build “greater outdoor activities” on Goat Island, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Build on Goat Island. “[T]hat will boost tourism and give people an international destination to visit,” Gov. Cuomo said. Among the buildings Cuomo wants to build is a lodge (a hotel). “On Goat Island, we will create a … Continue reading Olmsted has left the region’s best Olmsted park

McMurray: State welcome center will be a boon to Grand Island

BY NATE MCMURRAY As you may have heard, a brand new, state of the art Welcome Center is coming to Grand Island. The Governor visited last week and he mentioned it specifically in his speech. I’ve been pushing for it as soon as I heard of the possibility, and so has our Chamber of Commerce, led by Eric Fiebelkorn’s efforts. It’s a fantastic thing! And we are … Continue reading McMurray: State welcome center will be a boon to Grand Island

KMB: Criticism of Cory Booker exposes double standard for Black politicians

BY KATRINNA MARTIN-BORDEAUX Please stop calling yourselves progressives. I see a group of mean spirited people that basically intruded on a movement already taking place — but rather than joining forces with those leading the way — you started your own thing, marginalizing yourselves from the very people who started the Black Lives Matter movement. Black people founded this movement following the killing of Trayvon Martin … Continue reading KMB: Criticism of Cory Booker exposes double standard for Black politicians

Destino speaks out on his untimely firing by Dyster

BY JOHNNY DESTINO “(I)t is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth. Can you forgive me?” – Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest When I accepted the position of Purchasing Agent with the city of Niagara Falls in the summer of 2015, it was with the idea that there are … Continue reading Destino speaks out on his untimely firing by Dyster