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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v11n36 (09/06/2012) » Section: Week in Review

M&T Emails Shed Light on Nate Buckley Arrest and Trial

Senior M&T Bank executives were expressing previously undisclosed interest and concern shortly after a publicly disputed incident in downtown Buffalo last year, according to documents obtained by Artvoice. A political demonstration outside the bank’s center on Main Street south of Chippewa Street on April 8, 2011, led to three arrests, two criminal trials, and two acquittals in Buffalo City Court this year.

Man O' Trees Sues Over Lewiston Road Project

On Tuesday afternoon, lawyers for Man O’ Trees, the company that three years ago won the ill-fated contract to reconstruct a deeply contaminated stretch of Lewiston Road in Niagara Falls, filed a lawsuit against the City of Niagara Falls; its mayor, Paul Dyster; the Niagara Falls City Council as a body and its individual members; the city’s engineers and lawyers; and a host of its consultants.

Attica! Attica!

On September 13, 1971, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller ordered New York State Troopers and the National Guard to enter and re-take the Attica Correctional Facility from rioting prisoners who had assumed control four days earlier, demanding better living conditions while holding 33 prison staff hostage. The facility, designed to hold 1,200 inmates, was packed with 2,225 prisoners at the time. When the smoke cleared, police bullets had killed 39 people, including guards and civilian employees.

Bienvenue and Welcome, Canadians!

A group of about 60 visitors from Hamilton, Ontario, including Martinus Geleynse, editor and publisher of Urbanicity; former Hamilton mayor and current CEO of the Hamilton Community Foundation Terry Cooke, as well as assorted planning officials, civic activitsts and architects will be visiting Buffalo this Saturday to take a tour of the city. Stops at landmarks old and new will be on the agenda—ranging from beautiful East Side churches, to adaptive reuses like Larkinville and the Hotel Lafayette, to standards like Kleinhans Music Hall.

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