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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v11n27 (07/05/2012) » Section: Week in Review

Tabled -- Forever

There is a place in the halls of city government, among the empty, unmarked offices on floors no one ever visits, where ideas and initiatives, good and bad, go to die. They die not of inflicted wounds but of neglect.

Stay on Peace Bridge Demolitions Continues

This week opponents in the Peace Bridge plaza expansion filed arguments on whether a lawsuit aimed at preventing the demolition of seven properties on Busti Avenue will be heard in Federal Court rather than State Supreme Court, where initial arguments took place last week. The Public Bridge Authority has requested the change in venues, claiming that the planned expansion isn’t subject to state regulations because it is a PBA “internal matter.”

Unlocking Obamacare

The opening remarks at last Friday’s Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York-organized forum on the US Supreme Court’s decision on President Obama’s healthcare program provided a telling glimpse of the general situation that produced this reform. The seven panelists were asked by moderator Maryalice Demler, from WGRZ-TV News, to make an opening comment, and one, James R. Kaskie, Kaleida Health president and CEO, responded that America’s healthcare system has been burdened by what he called “an unbridled demand…If you look at emergency rooms, there’s a demand for immediate care.”

Scorecard: The Week's Winners & Losers

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