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2011 Election Results: City of Buffalo

2011 Election Results: City of Buffalo

CITY COURT JUDGE (10 Year Term)

Robert Russell, Jr.                26%                    34,398

Susan Eagan                         23%                    31,747

Joseph Fiorella                      23%                    31,731

New Data on Unsheltered Homeless in Erie County

New Data on Unsheltered Homeless in Erie County

The Homeless Alliance of WNY in partnership with the WNY Coalition for the Homeless conducted a survey of the unsheltered homeless in Erie County on October 14th and 15th.  Over 25 trained outreach workers and Homeless Alliance staff conducted the surveys in known homeless camps throughout the city, soup kitchens, and Harbor House.

135 people were found to be living in conditions not meant for human habitation.  Because of weather conditions during the survey time period, it is estimated that there is a minimum of another 100 people who were not counted.  Our estimate is that there are at least 250 people living in conditions not meant for human habitation.

Higgins, Kennedy Take Action to Stop Prescription Drug Abuse

Higgins, Kennedy Take Action to Stop Prescription Drug Abuse

Congressman, Senator join Avi and Julie Israel, other local advocates to encourage Western New Yorkers to fight the epidemic

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and N.Y. State Senator Timothy M. Kennedy (58th District) announced actions they are taking to address the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse. This announcement comes just days after U.S. Attorney William Hochul and N.Y. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman hosted a summit calling for action to fight the prescription painkiller problem and as the nation kicks off Red Ribbon week (October 23-31) an annual anti-drug awareness campaign.

Nearly 100 Members Join Higgins, Slaughter, Hochul, Reed in Fight for Action on Aviation Safety

Directive on Pilot Fatigue Now Two Months Overdue

Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-27), Jean Schmidt (OH-2), Louise Slaughter (NY-28), Kathy Hochul (NY-26), and Tom Reed (NY-29) are continuing to keep up the pressure on completion of a federal aviation safety rule, now over two months delayed, and nearly 100 members of the House of Representatives are joining them in pushing for the rule to directly address issues related to pilot fatigue.    

“We are now 963 days past the horrific crash of Flight 3407 and with each tick of the clock without new pilot fatigue rules in place thousands of lives are put at risk,” said Congressman Higgins.   “Together we are sending a strong message that we can’t afford to put flight safety on standby.”

Higgins Speaks on Need to 'Rise Above Prejudice' on House Floor

Higgins Speaks on Need to 'Rise Above Prejudice' on House Floor

Congressman Applauds End to Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell but Cites WNY Bullying Incident As Reminder that “Our Work Is Not Done”

Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives in support of the continued fight against discrimination in America.  In his remarks, the Congressman celebrated the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, but cited the recent tragic incident in which a teen from the Western New York community took his own life as a result of bullying as further evidence that more must be done. 

Below is the text of Congressman Higgins remarks:

Mr. Speaker,

I am proud to come before this body today to celebrate the end of the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

9/11: This Is Nothing New

9/11: This Is Nothing New

9/11: This Is Nothing New

by Susan Marie


My phone rang. I were told to turn on the TV. I stared in abject horror at the screen as a plane flew directly into the 2nd tower of The World Trade Center. I thought: How is this possible in America, let alone New York City, the most populous city in the U.S, the largest metropolitan area in the world?

All I knew is that people were dying.


After 9/11, every available person volunteered to assist NYC ranging from the health care field, firefighters, police force, and everyday people. The attitude in America was one of solidarity. No one fought about religion and politics. Diversity in race, financial status or sexual gender was not an issue. People stood together.  Not apart.

What followed as a result, was and still is, global mass hysteria.

President McKinley Warms Up to Buffalo ~ His Final Speech 1901

President McKinley Warms Up to Buffalo ~ His Final Speech 1901

B.E.N. Feb. 1st. 1900 ~ PRESIDENT M'KINLEY WILL HELP THE EXPOSITION

"Whatever I can do for Buffalo, is at Buffalo's disposal, and I shall be glad to do all I can toward making your Exposition a success." 

- President M'Kinley
  • Washington D.C., Feb.1 ---- This in substance was the prompt and cheerful response of the President of the United States, the one man in all this great country who can do most to help the Pan American Exposition, as he replied to the explanatory addresses of the members of the committee who called on him yesterday afternoon.  And it was evident from his tone and manner that President McKinley meant every word he said, and that in him the exposition will have a warm friend and a valuable helper.