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Richardson Olmsted Complex Open House July 26th

Did you miss last year's Open House? We welcome you to the second public opening of the Richardson Olmsted Complex!

There are a limited amount of tickets - purchase yours today!
$15 for pre-registration before July 23, $20 at the door
http://richardson-olmsted.com/visit.php

Grisanti Bill Exempts Buffalo Contractors From Asbestos Project Notification Fees For Demolitions

Grisanti Bill Exempts Buffalo Contractors From Asbestos Project Notification Fees For Demolitions

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced that the Senate has passed his bill S.6248 to help Buffalo fight its vacant building problem by passing a labor law exemption for contractors employed by the City of Buffalo from payment of asbestos project notification fees for demolitions.  

The cost of an asbestos notification fee can be more than $4,000.  This fee is ultimately paid by the city and the taxpayers in the City of Buffalo.  Since July of 2008, over half of all demolitions in Buffalo have required an asbestos notification fee.  When a project is large, subdivided and has a garage, it is often viewed to be multiple projects thus requiring the submission of several notification fees to the state. 

Martin House Announces its 2012 Tour Season

Martin House Announces its 2012 Tour Season

BUFFALO, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />NEW YORK The Martin House Restoration Corp.

Broderick Park Public Meeting Tonight

Broderick Park Public Meeting Tonight

A Statement from the Mayor of the City of Buffalo

City Residents Invited to Share Input for Broderick Park Master Plan

BUFFALO, NY- Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that the first of two meetings will be held later this month to gather feedback from the public on the proposed Master Plan for Broderick Park, which is located at the foot of West Ferry Street and is a prime location along the Niagara River. 

“Improving access to Buffalo’s waterfront is something our citizens want,” said Mayor Brown.  “For this reason, I encourage residents to attend these meetings, and share their input on vital improvements that will ultimately lead to Broderick Park’s full restoration.”

Facebook "Timeline": It Does Not Work, No Opt Out

Facebook "Timeline": It Does Not Work, No Opt Out

Every single person, organization and business using Facebook Pages will be forced on March 30, 2012, WITHOUT CHOICE, to use a timeline that is not necessary, impedes communication, and affects privacy and malfunctions.

You can see a preview of timeline here: https://www.facebook.com/about/timeline

The Facebook timeline has been put in place for business, organization and community pages. The timeline hampers communication, is technically faulty, graphically heavy, and is not user friendly. Regardless of how the technology functions, users do not have a choice. This is against net neutrality, an Internet principle that Facebook supports.

UB Architects Win International Competition With Plan for Old Strip Malls

UB Architects Win International Competition With Plan for Old Strip Malls

From Archinect News

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Two faculty members in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning have won an international design competition with their proposal that the public be given free rein to take over derelict strip mall sites like Buffalo's Central Park Plaza and design and build their own urban communities in a manner that would be, they say, "not unlike the settling of the American frontier."

Read the complete article here.