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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v11n44 (11/01/2012) » Section: Week in Review

Hocul vs. Collins: Nearly $4 Million Spent on 7,800 Commercials

Kathy Hochul and Chris Collins will spend more than $4 million on television advertising this campaign season.

New Air Monitoring Program for Peace Bridge Neighborhood

Plans are in the works for further monitoring of ultrafine particulates around the Peace Bridge.

City's Recycling Program Lags Behind National Average

City Hall’s halfhearted efforts to increase its anemic recycling rate in Buffalo are plagued by a failure to enforce laws, educate the public, or act on a host of recommendations, Investigative Post has found.

UB CLEAR Calls for Closure of Shale Institute

On September 12, SUNY trustees requested a report from UB administrators, explaining the university’s widely ridiculed Shale Resources and Society Institute (SRSI). Two weeks later, UB president Satish Tripathi filed that report, and two weeks after that, SUNY and UB made the report public.

Hot For Teachers: Charter Advocates Vent in Council Chambers

A public meeting in the Buffalo Common Council chamber Tuesday night, in response to the latest in a years-long series of crises besetting the Buffalo school system, more than lived up to its advance billing as a “Call to Action.” However, it never produced any agreement on a particular course or remedy. It also failed to focus on or highlight any reasoned analysis of the crisis’ causes, beyond a condemnation of the Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF) and its heatedly alleged self-aggrandizement at the expense of city schools and students.

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