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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v12n2 (01/10/2013) » Section: Week in Review

Patronage Report: Common Council Chief of Staff Out

You know how Antoine Thompson, the former state senator, was recently hired by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown as director of the Buffalo Employment and Training Center?

NFTA Goes to Executive Session to Discuss Outer Harbor Deal

The first order of business for the “special session” of NFTA Board of Commissioners to discuss the anticipated transfer of their 384 acres of waterfront property was to move to executive session. NFTA Chairman Howard Zemsky commented that “negotiating in a public forum” could “potentially adversely affect the value” of the lands.

Same Waterfront, Different Story: Downtown Stadium News

On Tuesday, a healthy delegation of Western New Yorkers attended a birthday celebration for Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York City. Among them were a number of “formers”: former Erie County Democratic Party Chairman Steve Pigeon, former Buffalo Mayor Tony Masiello, former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra, former Erie County Sheriff Rocco Diina.

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