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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v10n43 (10/27/2011) » Section: Week in Review

Occupiers in City Hall

While a dozen or more occupiers of Niagara Square rode the elevators to the 13th floor of City Hall on Tuesday morning, representatives of JPMorgan Chase apparently sat in the 14th-floor office of South District Councilman Mickey Kearns, waiting to speak with him privately about the occupiers’ demand that the city stop doing business with the bank. Kearns, however, was in Council Chambers, chairing a meeting of the finance committee. He told the occupiers that whatever the bankers had to say should be said in the same public forum the committee offered to the protesters.

Stenhouse Denied Again

Three weeks ago, we carried an item noting that the Jeremiah Partnership, a group of African-American ministers with real estate development interests on the East Side, was awaiting payment on a RESTORE New York grant for $763,576. The grant from Empire State Development Corporation is intended to reimburse the partnership, headed by Reverend Richard Stenhouse, for the conversion of an abandoned building at Main Street, between Utica and Ferry, and the construction of new parking facilities for the adjacent Bethel Head Start program.

Lancaster Operatics

Outgoing Erie County Legislator Dino Fudoli must have been having a pretty great day. He woke up on Tuesday as the Republican candidate for Lancaster town supervisor two weeks prior to the election. He was probably hoping to have some time to prepare his singing voice for his debate night at the Opera with incumbent Robert Giza, but that must have all changed after reading an incendiary Buffalo News investigation into Fudoli’s former life, which included allegations of frequent use and selling of the club drug ecstasy. One of his supposed clients, a waitress at the restaurant he managed, overdosed on E and died.

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

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