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Mayor Brown Announces $1.2 Million For City Parks

Mayor Brown Announces $1.2 Million For City Parks

BUFFALO, NY– Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that five grants have been awarded directly from New York State to the City of Buffalo/Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC), worth approximately $1.2 million for major park improvements.

“I remain focused on upgrading recreational facilities throughout the city, especially parks,” said Mayor Brown. “The parks are one of the city’s greatest assets, and I will continue to support initiatives that make the parks safe and enjoyable for Buffalo residents and visitors.”

The grants will fund improvements in Delaware Park for the Parkside Lodge, Hoyt Lake pathway restoration, Point of Meadow shelter and pathway restoration. The grants will also include $525,000 in upgrades to MLK, Jr. Park for the Humboldt Basin wall, new statue sculpture and plaza improvements. Riverside Park will receive $125,000 in new landscaping around the lighthouse.

Mayor Brown Announces $1.2 Million for City Parks

Mayor Brown Announces $1.2 Million for City Parks

BUFFALO–Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that five grants have been awarded directly from New York State to the City of Buffalo/Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy (BOPC), worth approximately $1.2 million for major park improvements.

“I remain focused on upgrading recreational facilities throughout the city, especially parks,” said Mayor Brown. “The parks are one of the city’s greatest assets, and I will continue to support initiatives that make the parks safe and enjoyable for Buffalo residents and visitors.”

The grants will fund improvements in Delaware Park for the Parkside Lodge, Hoyt Lake pathway restoration, Point of Meadow shelter and pathway restoration. The grants will also include $525,000 in upgrades to MLK, Jr. Park for the Humboldt Basin wall, new statue sculpture and plaza improvements. Riverside Park will receive $125,000 in new landscaping around the lighthouse.

Looming Threat to Clean Water Legislation

Looming Threat to Clean Water Legislation

A Statement Released by Buffalo Riverkeepers

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Over the last month there has been the passage of two significant pieces of legislation that will have direct impacts on Western New York’s water resources.

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed HR 2018, the so-called Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011, by a vote of 239-184. Much of our community called or sent notes to our Representatives asking them to oppose this bill. Our local representatives did just that. If passed in the Senate, this bill would allow state agencies to override EPA decisions on pollution permits for riverside factories, the treatment of sewage waste, and the handling of dredging materials.

Beats Workin'

Beats Workin'

Out on Squaw Island for an impossibly lovely afternoon of fishing. Nothing beats it.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 9 Activities

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists July 9 Activities

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. Providing musical entertainment at the open-air venue this week, July 9, will be Kate Shaffer from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Robert Ritchie from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

The market also welcomes several community groups this week, including UNYTS, Buffalo Animal Shelter, Lexington Cooperative Market and KidBiz. Niagara Landing Wine Cellars and Freedom Run Winery will offer wine-tasting.

Buffalo Board of Education Will Host Special Meeting

Buffalo Board of Education Will Host Special Meeting

From a Statement By the City of Buffalo- Board of Education:

Please take notice that pursuant to Section 5.2 of the By-Laws of the Buffalo Board of Education, Board President, Mr. Ralph Hernandez has called a “Special Meeting” of the Board to be held in Room 801 City Hall on Friday, July 1, 2011 at 12 PM.  The purpose of this meeting is to approve the proposed Educational Partnership Organizations for the Persistently Low Achieving schools, personnel matters and other items brought forth by the Superintendent. 

FREE Panel and Reception: "Developing the Larkin District: Past, Present and Into the Future"

FREE Panel and Reception: "Developing the Larkin District: Past, Present and Into the Future"

Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society and the Wehle School of Business at Canisius College, in collaboration with the Larkin Development Group, are pleased to present an evening program titled “Developing the Larkin District: Past, Present and Into the Future.” Additional support and sponsorship comes generously from the Darwin Martin House and Western New York Heritage magazine.

This FREE event is open to the public and will take place Wednesday, June 22, 2011, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Carl & Carol Montante Cultural Center on the campus of Canisius College. A reception, also free and open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m.

The public is invited to this FREE program featuring expert speakers on Buffalo’s first manufacturing district, the innovative Larkin Company, world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Larkin Administration Building, and the future of this historic district in the twenty-first century.