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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v12n29 (07/18/2013) » Section: The News, Briefly

Urban Habitat Project at the Central Terminal

One of the most profoundly important projects in the city of Buffalo in 2013 is not on the waterfront, not downtown, not affiliated with UB, and probably is not even on your radar screen. It is an important part of the Central Terminal Restoration Project (CTRP). Although the actual restoration of that magnificent building, imprinted richly with the fabric of Western New York history, is very significant in how our city thinks about itself and our future, it is how they are dealing with the property outside and adjacent to that building that is new, innovative, and exciting. It is transforming how we look at urban landscaping.

Giambra: "There Will Be a Lawsuit" Over ECC North Building

That’s the promise made by former Erie County executive Joel Giambra, who has been at the fore of the opposition to a plan by Erie Community College to locate a new $30 million facility that will house health sciences programs at the ECC North Campus rather than in downtown Buffalo, close to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Episcopal Church Home's Former Owners Fined in Court

The Episcopal Church Home people no longer own their former facility near the Peace Bridge, but last week in City Housing Court Judge Patrick M. Carney fined them $2,000 for less than stellar stewardship over the last several years. The facility and property have been the subject of constant complaints over the years by neighborhood folk regarding broken windows, broken fences, graffiti, and buildings in various types and states of disrepair.

Open Buffalo Town Hall Meeting With Heather McGhee

On Tuesday, July 23, at 6:30pm, Open Buffalo will host a town hall meeting in Asbury Hall at Babeville. The featured speaker will be Heather C. McGhee, vice president of policy and outreach at the public policy organization Demos. McGhee will be speaking to Buffalo residents about upward mobility, inequality, and the American Dream.

Sedita's Golden Fleece

Some campaign contributions come unsolicited, a few dollars here, a few dollars there. Bigger one-shot donations, in the thousands of dollars, are more often solicited personally by the candidate.

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