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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v8n52 (12/23/2009) » Section: Week in Review

Six Days: The Straight Dope From the (Abbreviated) Week That Was

The photo tells the story: Wednesday evening’s holiday party at the First Amendment Club in Black Rock bridged political ideology and faction. Some of the strangest bedfellows appear in the photo to the right: Niagara District Councilman David Rivera, a Democrat; Republican State Senator George Maziarz; attorney Mike Kuzma, the consummate leftist, who will run for State Senate next fall; New York State Green Party chairman Eric Jones; South District Councilman Mickey Kearns; and singer Steve Balesteri. What business did Niagara County’s Maziarz have with Buffalo Democrats? We’ll find out next fall.

Scorecard: The Week's Winners & Losers

It’s that time of year again! Time to quit smoking! Time to start smoking! Time to stop sending threatening letters to the ex-wife! With the coming of the new year and the opportunity for a fresh start, many will look inward and once again make half-hearted attempts to become better people. With that in mind, the Week in Review presents its New Year’s resolution recommendations for some of the more—how shall we say?—public-relations-challenged local figures of 2009.

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