Preservation

Paladino wants to demolish Buffalo’s Stonewall

BY C.B. MILLER The former Republican candidate for Governor and Buffalo area developer Carl Paladino is asking the City’s planning board to demolish a landmark building that the local gay community likens to New York’s Stonewall Inn, in terms of historical

Urban Design

Paladino must step up on urban design

THE EDITORIAL BOARD Developer Carl Paladino must step up the quality of his company’s proposals with respect to urban design. In recent months, Paladino has riled preservationists after a $75 million Ellicott Development proposal would have demolished a historic property at Pearl and Tupper

Republican Party

Cox to fund moderates in WNY?

Buffalo based businessman Carl Paladino is flirting with another run for Governor of New York. Observers suspect that Paladino is posturing to force out the current party Chairman Ed Cox — a moderate establishment figure who Paladino has lambasted harshly

Preservation

Paladino has preservationists outraged

Buffalo Rising, the city’s leading publication on architecture and development and something of a digital town square for the body politic, has erupted with criticism after the unveiling of a $75 million project being proposed by Carl Paladino’s Ellicott Development. The

Governor

Trump’s son starts promoting Paladino for Governor

Yesterday, Donald Trump’s son-in-law began promoting the rather remote prospect of Carl Paladino as a 2018 gubernatorial candidate in a publication that he owns and manages. Jared Kushner is the son of a wealthy New Jersey real estate developer. At age 25

Governor

Paladino, Long may recruit Bharara for Governor

Carl Paladino and Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long may ask United States Attorney Preet Bharara to run for Governor in 2018 on the Conservative Party’s ‘row C,’ speculates a source familar with both men’s fondness for the federal prosecutor. Such a

Education

Paladino resolutions spark discussion on truancy, nepotism

This week’s school board meeting had a packed agenda. Two of board member Carl Paladino’s resolutions sparked debate on truancy and nepotism, consumed by racial overtones. Seemingly with no regard to how his resolutions would be interpreted by the black community,

Education

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

Education

Harris-Tigg’s erratic behavior raises questions

School board member Theresa Harris-Tigg has been unable to shake criticism of her erratic behavior at a public meeting earlier this year, where she inexplicably had a row of Paladino supporters removed. A video of the incident has surfaced, raising

Education

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

Education

May school board elections could go either way

Political observers who follow school board politics are already postulating scenarios for next year’s May election, when six of nine board members will be up for reelection. It will be a pivotal moment, in one of two directions. The education reformers

Education

Keresztes likely to become next Superintendent

The Buffalo Public Schools’ Associate Superintendent for Student Support Services, Will Keresztes, is the frontrunner to become the district’s next Superintendent. Discussions among the majority bloc are currently ongoing, but Keresztes has a strong base of goodwill among the board members and

Education

School board contemplates the search for next Superintendent

The Executive Affairs committee of the Buffalo School Board had a sometimes heated discussion this evening contemplating the search and selection of the next Superintendent. The minority bloc of the school board is pushing for a national search, while the

Education

District parents’ council pushes the receivership strategy

Today, at the Fillmore Avenue office of the Citizen Action Organization (CAO), the President of the District Parent Coordinating Council (DPCC) announced three new civil rights complaints that will be filed by parents of Buffalo public school children with the

City

Does school board experience help a McCarthy council race?

Political operatives disagree whether Jason McCarthy’s two terms on the Buffalo Board of Education will help or hurt his chances of being elected to the Common Council this year. He is widely expected to seek the Delaware district seat. McCarthy’s

Education

Nevergold: Ogilvie lacks turnaround, urban experiences

In an interview with WBFO’s Eileen Buckley, former school board President Dr. Barbara Nevergold says that Donald Ogilvie lacks experience in two key areas that should be demanded of the next Superintendent: urban experience and turnaround experience. Mr. Ogilvie recently