Mayor Brown talked about the idea of renaming Dunn Tire Park after the recently deceased former mayor of Buffalo, James D. Griffin
Mayor Brown congratulates the Buffalo Philharmonic on winning two Grammy awards and presents the group with a key to the city.
Find out how to get your hands on some of the classic 'blue seats' and other memorabilia left inside.
Brown discusses his meeting with her and the possibility of Kennedy becoming next US Senator for NYS
Mayor Byron Brown today returned to Buffalo from Washington, D.C., after meeting with members of the city’s federal legislative delegation, Obama Administration representatives and other federal agency staff regarding the City of Buffalo’s 2009-10 federal agenda and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The debate over a stretch of Wilson Street in the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood where a family wants to establish a commercial urban farm on the nearly two-acre vacant site.
Mayor Brown unveiled the city’s newest “pay & display” parking machines, which will be phased in on Hertel Avenue, Elmwood Village, the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Allentown and sections of Downtown.
“We continue to look for ways to improve access to our city’s commercial districts and provide the most efficient means to help people traveling to these areas find parking,” said Mayor Brown. “This new technology will streamline our paid on-street parking areas in the city’s commercial districts and it will also improve cost of maintenance for the machines.”
The new machines will accept coins (not paper money) and credit cards. They will replace single-head parking meters and are considered a more efficient system for processing on street paid parking.
Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced that Centennial Pool, located in LaSalle Park along Porter Avenue, will be reconstructed next year in time to open for the Summer 2009 season.
“This pool and its facilities have been closed for too long and I have made it a priority to have the fully reconstructed Centennial Pool reopened in time for next summer,” said Mayor Brown. “Our residents’ quality of life is important and having access to these type of facilities, which will be modernized and fully updated, is essential to maintaining that quality of life.”
The splash pad located adjacent to the pool will be open this summer and will available to all residents of the area.
The $1.8 million reconstruction project, paid through City of Buffalo bond funds, includes a fully reconstructed pool, the renovation of the existing pool building and the installation of a new state-of-the-art water filtration and pumping system.
The Memorial Proclamation issued by Mayor Brown includes the following passages:
WHEREAS His character, devotion, Catholic faith and commitment to his family and Buffalo roots were highlighted in the New York Times Number One best-selling book, "Big Russ & Me, Father and Son: Lessons of Life," which shared with the country what he cared about most, his family, and
WHEREAS Sadly and unexpectedly, Tim Russert passed away on Friday, June 13, 2008 while at work in his office In NBC News' Washington bureau. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tim's family, friends and work colleagues, particularly his wife, Maureen Orth, their son, Luke and his father, Big Russ. In fifty-eight years, Tim Russert achieved many well-documented accomplishments, but none was greater than his love of his family and his continuing love affair with the City of Buffalo, its residents and the city's great sports teams, especially the Buffalo Bills. Tim Russert will always be among the City of Buffalo's greatest citizens and his memory will be honored in perpetuity.
NOW, THEREFORE let it be RESOLVED that I, BYRON W. BROWN, Mayor of the City of Buffalo on behalf of all of its citizens, do hereby proclaim today, Father's Day, June 15, 2008 to be
TIM RUSSERT DAY
in the City of Buffalo, New York, join with the nation in celebrating the life and memory our native son, Tim Russert and extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to his family, friends, work colleagues and millions of loyal "Meet the Press" viewers.
Mayor Brown and The Wing King Drew Cerza talk about the 2008 Wing Festival.
Mayor Brown discusses the results of the second WNY Gun Buyback
Mayor Brown announces the allocation of $415,000 to repair/improve the Marcy Casino in Delaware Park.