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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v8n50 (12/09/2009) » Section: The News, Briefly

Crossing His Excellency

You’d think Erie County Legislator Ray Walter was some snot-nosed eighth grader mocking his teacher: On Tuesday morning, as each of the 12 Democrats in the Erie County Legislature called out “yes” to overturn the county executive’s vetoes of their modifications to the 2010 budget, the Clarence Republican mimed them and made faces, rolling his eyes. To his credit, fellow Republican Ed Rath, who seemed to be Walter’s audience, did not encourage him with a response.

Selling McCarley Gardens

For two and a half hours on Saturday afternoon, a crowd of about 200 people comprising neighborhood residents, members of the religious community, UB and Kaleida Health representatives, architects, and a city court judge unveiled plans that have been developing over the past five years to transform the East Side of Buffalo. Bishop Robert Sanders opened Saturday’s Fruit Belt & Eastside Redevelopment Project Forum and Informational Meeting with a prayer, asking God to help facilitate the plan that will possibly require over $100 million dollars in public funds to become a reality. “Anything has to be built on truth,” he told the gathering.

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