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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v11n26 (06/28/2012) » Section: Week in Review

Kathy Hochul vs. Chris Collins

It’s the 2011 Erie County executive race that wasn’t, resurrected. It’s a chance for the popular Democratic incumbent in Republican district, Kathy Hochul, to campaign not only in her former home base of Hamburg but throughout a district that she’s served eagerly and well, while her wealthy Republican opponent, Chris Collins—who lost the Erie County executive race that was to a Democrat many felt to be a weaker opponent than Hochul—tries to rally the GOP base.

Tops Never Stops Seeking Gas Station on Grant St.

Not for the first time, the Tops Market at the corner of Grant and Amherst Streets is seeking to install gas pumps in its plaza, similar to those in the Tops plaza on Niagara and Maryland Streets.

Still Wading: MLK Splash Pad's Opening Delayed

Martin Luther King Jr. Park was ignored for decades, according to Common Council Majority Leader Demone Smith.

Mitt's on the Money

In 2008, Buffalo businessman and former ambassador to Malta Anthony Gioia hosted a fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate John McCain at his stately home near Delaware Park. At that soiree and at slighlty less exclusive affair at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, McCain raked in more than $1 million in donations—not bad for a couple hours of work.

UB Group Asks For Investigation of Shale Institute

A group of faculty, students, alumni, and other New York State citizens calling itself the UB Coalition for Leading Ethically in Academic Research (UB CLEAR) is holding a press conference at noon, Thursday (6/27), at the corner of Main and Bailey on the SUNY at Buffalo South Campus.

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