Deputy director Candelario’s qualifications, conflicts of interest questioned at BMHA

A mysterious letter seemingly written by an employee inside BMHA appeared in Housing Commissioner Joe Mascia’s mailbox earlier this week. The letter questions the education credentials of the agency’s Assistant Executive Director, Modesto Candelario. The letter makes the claim that he


Cuomo offers Grisanti a judgeship, says source

A source close to the courts tells me that Governor Andrew Cuomo has offered former State Senator Mark Grisanti a judgeship. Cuomo is nominating Grisanti for the Court of Claims. The Court of Claims is the exclusive forum for civil litigation

Common Council

Joe Ludwig takes the gloves off in Fillmore

Local businessman Joe Ludwig just placed a stinging billboard advertisement attacking a career politician. Ludwig is challenging longtime incumbent Councilman David Franczyk, who has overseen the collapse of his Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood and the implosion of the Eastside’s Polish community. The

Urban Design

The road to our renaissance is paved in brick

Mayor Byron Brown’s administration deserves credit for its accomplishment on Ardmore Street on Buffalo’s Westside. After asphalt pavement had receded to expose a largely intact brick road beneath, residents petitioned the city to remove the aged asphalt to fully expose the

County Executive

What could Langworthy possibly be thinking?

That’s the question posed by political observers from across the left-right spectrum. Earlier this month Clerk Chris Jacobs and Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw both declined to run for County Executive this cycle. Since then, Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy has been advancing