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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v12n4 (01/24/2013) » Section: Week in Review

Two Events, One Argument: The Case for Single-Payer Healthcare

Thirty years ago, soon after she arrived in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, from her native Canada, Debra Street found herself in a hospital emergency room with a painful kidney stone problem. This unpleasant situation quickly became more unpleasant, and something of a cultural shock.

Judge Urges Episcopal Church Home to Look After Dilapidated Property

Former City Councilman Al Coppola put on a photographic show in City Housing Court last week. Two sets of photos. One on the vandalism and dilapidation of the abandoned Episcopal Church Home on Busti Avenue, and another depicting the dapper current Episcopal facility in Williamsville.

Fruit Belt, McCarley Gardens Residents Continue Speaking Up

Residents of the Fruit Belt neighborhood and the McCarley Gardens community are following up on their demands to be included in the planning process for the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Small Talk

On January 15, the town of Woodstock, New York, became the first municipality in the state to adopt a resolution supporting NY Public Law #1, a proposed state law drafted by environmental activists that would criminalize hydraulic fracturing and related activities. Woodstock, like Buffalo, has already passed a local law prohibiting fracking and related activities within its municpal boundaries. Linda Leeds, of Sovereign People’s Action Network and FrackBustersNY, which authored the proposed law, says, “Activists in other towns with bans in place are asking their municipal officials to draft their own resolutions in support of statewide criminalization of hydrofracking. We anticipate that this will be the first of many similar resolutions sent to our Albany legislators.”

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