Ex-Lackawanna mayor gets $82,000 housing job
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His track record tells us all we need to know about how he feels about minorities. Take a look at the minutes on all the votes towards minority applicants. See for yourselves. Voted No on the following individuals:
Recently, some friends were dining at the Blackthorn Restaurant in South Buffalo. They happened to witness the chef of the restaurant approach a table and start telling the patrons seated there that they needed to vote for John Makeyenko in the upcoming school board election. Apparently, the chef...
Who's in and who's not?
The City of Lackawanna earlier obtained a court order to force Gateway Trade Center to knock the iconic century-old building down.
Derek Gee / Buffalo News
Demolition of Bethlehem building is delayed
Gateway VP blames delay on "timing issue," says demolition could still begin before June 21...
CITIZENS WISHING TO PLACE AN ITEM ON THE CITY COUNCIL'S AGENDA SHALL SUBMIT THEIR CONCERNS/COMPLAINTS IN LETTER FORM, SIGNED AND FORWARDED TO THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE VIA CERTIFIED LETTER OR IN PERON BEFORE 12:00 NOON THE WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO THE COUNCIL MEETING. AFTER REVIEW BY THE CITY COUNCIL, AND...
Has anyone heard any updates on the status of removing the 2nd ward from being designated as a flood plain? Who in the city has taken ownership of this? I thought this was one of the mayor's main issues he was going to address. This costs 2nd ward taxpayers significant money on flood insurance...
Who should be the next second ward councilman (person)?
The 2 candidates recommended by the 2nd ward democratic committee:
Annette Iafallo was voted down (1-2) at the last council meeting.
Rebecca Darch was voted for (2-1), but did not get the necessary 3 votes.
Also mentioned have been:
Could it be that John Makeyenko has finally reached the end of his political shelf life?
The humiliating defeat he and his running mate just suffered at the hands of three political neophytes definitely has to have John and his supporters wondering if that time has indeed come.
It even appears...
Say it isn't so Geoff. It appears that John Makeyenko is backing Geoff Szymanki. Geoff tell us that you have not made a backroom deal with the Makeyenko Klan. I wonder what job Geoff wants for his sister (Elementary School Teacher). I wonder what Geoff offered the Makeyenko group for the...
With almost 8 months into his term as mayor, I see no change, nor difference from Norman Polanski. His whole campaign was how he "wasn't" going to do as the prior administration has done, but all i see is Norn jr. I kind of regret now voting for Szymanski. On the other hand i believe the council is...
Today was garbage day in my neighborhood. It's obvious that someone put a paint can in a garbage can and whether the garbage men knew it or not it was dumped into a garbage truck and a puddle of it remained on the street that they would have obviously noticed when it happened. My husband drove...
Union wants to recall Lackawanna mayor
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A Drug Raid In Lackawanna Lands Twenty People Behind Bars
January 28, 2011
Updated Jan 28, 2011 at 1:55 PM EST
A six-month undercover drug investigation in Lackawanna came to a head today bring in drugs, cash and the arrests of 20 people.
Channel 7 was the only news channel on the scene...
The audit was for January 1, 2007 - March 14, 2012.
The City paid over $120,000 to firefighters for time they did not work and for inaccurately calculated
Anyone know the details?
Some sort of falling out?
I will be the first to admit, I have not been to city council meetings this year to address the playgrounds. It just doesn't seem to be a productive thing to do. I would however be willing to band together with other concerned citizens and try to fix these playgrounds. If you are interested let...
Showdown looms over city budget
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Why isnt Lackawanna community days centrally located?
makes a huge difference. And the community is very involved, very supportive."
Business First graded 278 elementary schools in the eight counties of Western New York, based on four years of test data from the New York State Education Department.
The rankings cover every school that...
Word is that Tom Radich resigned as Executive Director of the Lackawanna Municipal Housing Authority tonight. Does anyone know if this is true, and if so, who is his replacement?
Also, any idea on why Mr. Radich would resign so abruptly? He is a relatively young man, and it doesn't seem to...
We are about to vote on the School Budget for 2012-2013 school year. With just 10 days until the vote we are being asked to vote on a budget without seeing the details. We have no idea as to the actual content of the budget. The Board only has presented us with highlights which outlines the...
Annual Budget Vote Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Noon to 9 p.m.
Queen of Angels Hall (St. Michaelís)
144 Warsaw Street
McKinley School, 245 South Shore Blvd.
We, the citizens of Lackawanna, are being asked, and in some cases down-right hounded, to vote on a budget. WHY would any of us vote 'yes' on a budget that is sending the entire School Board, including respective spouses, to Jamaica in April for so-called 'meetings'??? WE WOULDN'T!!! I work for a...
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