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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v12n17 (04/25/2013) » Section: Week in Review

A Paladino Party, No Donations Please

It made sense for Carl Paladino to hold a rally for his campaign to “take our schools back” in a union hall on the wrong side of the Cazenovia Creek last Friday. After all, Paladino’s trademark color scheme—revealed by the orange and black balloons tied to a neat assemblage of pencils atop cocktail tables—offered an unsettling contrast with the green walls of the Ironworkers Local 6 hall, a contrast that told the whole maverick tale at play with all things Carl: He’s as idiosyncratic as he is abrasive, and he doesn’t care what you may think about it.

UB Comes to City Hall

Twenty-three minutes into his soliloquy at Tuesday’s hearing on McCarley Gardens before the Buffalo Common Council’s Community Development Committee, Mike Pietkiewicz—UB assistant vice president for government and community relations—was interrupted.

BNMC Offers Preservationists a Tricky Deal on Trico

Tuesday’s meeting of the Buffalo Common Council’s Legislation Committee started late, because the preceding meeting of the Community Development Committee ran late. (See Buck Quigley’s account of that meeting above.) Before the committee’s chairman, Ellicott District Councilman Darius Pridgen, gaveled the meeting to order, a phalanx of men in suits and ties descended on one of the microphones, crowding out all other comers.

Urban Land Institute's "Balanced" Panel on Fracking

While a ban against high-volume horizontal fracturing in New York State remains in place pending more research into environmental and health effects, the Independent Oil and Gas Association (IOGA) sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday, calling for his help in pushing their fracking agenda. From the plea, signed by IOGA executive director Brad Gill:

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