The Seneca Nation of Indians filed a lawsuit earlier this month against New York, claiming the state broke federal law and failed to receive federal approval when it built a toll road through its territory. The Thruway was built 60 years ago and a 2.7-mile section of the road runs through the Seneca Nation’s territory in southern Erie County.
New York is currently studying the possibility of legalizing recreational use of marijuana as neighboring states, such as Massachusetts and Vermont, have already done so. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the study is examining the health, legal and economic effects of legalization in nearby states.
Assemblyman Sean Ryan and Niagara District Councilman David Rivera hosted a Grant Street cleanup April 14, intended to remove loose trash in the neighborhood. The cleanup, which started around 9:30 a.m. at Ryan’s office, drew many volunteers from the neighborhood and Buffalo State students.
The Fashion and Textile Technology Department at SUNY Buffalo State hosted its 11th annual Runway fashion show April 21 in the Social Hall in the Campbell Student Union. The show provides a platform to showcase the work of student designers who get the opportunity to bring their visions to life.
Earlier this month, New York students in grades 3-8 began taking the state assessment tests for English language arts (ELA) and Math, which are based on national Common Core standards. In recent years, there has been a strong opt-out movement with many students and parents choosing not to take the tests.
This week on the Buffalo Review (April 27), we covered internet addiction, the western New York Invention Convention, the use of virtual lab rats and the growing popularity of the veganism.
Buffalo is full of nightlife, architecture and dining options and while many people are aware of attractions, such as Canalside or the Anchor Bar, there are many things the Queen City has to offer that even long-time residents might be unfamiliar with. Thus, a new book details “100 Things to Do in Buffalo Before You Die.”