Erie County

Poloncarz’s tepid relationship with Schumer may play into Zellner ouster

Senator Chuck Schumer and County Executive Mark Poloncarz have never been close. The two men’s personalities hardly mesh, and both see the other as overrated, calculated, and shifty. It looks like that cold relationship could now have implications for Poloncarz’s


Brown, Garner expected to smear Betty Jean Grant

Political operatives close to Maurice Garner, the former President of Grassroots Inc. who is widely thought to control Mayor Byron Brown, say that he “is deeply worried” about County Legislator Betty Jean Grant’s campaign for Mayor.  Operatives say that Garner is already designing a smear