Common Council

Joe Ludwig takes the gloves off in Fillmore

Local businessman Joe Ludwig just placed a stinging billboard advertisement attacking a career politician. Ludwig is challenging longtime incumbent Councilman David Franczyk, who has overseen the collapse of his Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood and the implosion of the Eastside’s Polish community. The


Activists want Fillmore district Councilman to retire

David Franczyk has served on Buffalo’s Common Council since the 1970s. He has overseen the social and economic collapse of the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood, which was once one of the city’s most bustling commercial districts. Despite his long tenure and