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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v8n39 (09/23/2009) » Section: Week in Review

7 Seven Days: the straight dope from the week that was

Today, exactly one week after the New York State Senate failed to pass two much-needed ethics reform bills, a host of that chamber’s new hires underwent ethics training sessions in Albany. Among them was Buffalo’s own Steve Pigeon—former chairman of Erie County’s Democratic Party, current co-chair of Tom Golisano’s Responsible New York campaign committee, and now counsel to Senate President Pedro Espada. (Salary: $150,410.)

Scorecard: the week's winners & losers

On Sept. 19 Buffalo ex-pats gathered in Manhattan for the third annual Buffalo Takes Manhattan event to raise funds for the rehabilitation of Buffalo’s low-income neighborhoods. Sponsored by People United for Sustainable Housing, attendees dined on local Buffalo foods and waxed poetic about the city they guiltily abandoned.

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