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Brendan Keany


Buffalo, NY, United States

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Past articles by Brendan:

Border woes: Niagara Falls mayors react to new crossing protocols

Canada is set to begin relaxing testing requirements for its own citizens to enter the country, but it could be a while before they begin allowing Americans in without a test. → Read More

Incoming Comptroller Hardwick addresses county overtime concerns

According to the Buffalo News, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein is the highest paid official in county government due to overtime accumulated throughout the course of the pandemic. → Read More

Final election canvass begins this week

This week, the Erie County Board of Elections will begin the process of counting thousands of absentee and mail-in ballots from the November 2 Election so they can officially certify the results. → Read More

"The statute just is completely unfair." Lawsuit filed on behalf of dozens of local landlords

Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria, a law firm representing 37 landlords and growing, is filing a lawsuit against New York State over the state’s eviction moratorium. → Read More

Some heavy-hitters weigh-in as Common Council gauges interest in downtown stadium

While negotiations between Erie County, New York State, and the Buffalo Bills continue over a new stadium, the Common Council held a public meeting last night to gauge interest in moving the team downtown and to perhaps have more say in the process. → Read More

Employees urging Moog to join fight against mandate

On October 25, approximately 200 Moog employees walked out of their job in response to a vaccine mandate that was announced for workers, which came after the federal government in September ordered all federal workers be vaccinated by December 8. → Read More

Inside the rules: Canadians now allowed to travel to US by land border

Three months after Canada opened its land borders to vaccinated Americans, fully vaccinated Canadian tourists will be able to enter the U.S. with proof of vaccination starting Monday, November 8. → Read More

"This is definitely not a concession speech." India Walton not conceding mayoral race just yet

While some predicted it would take considerable time to tabulate the votes and announce a winner in the race for Buffalo mayor, it certainly appears Byron Brown’s write-in campaign is well on its way to victory for an unprecedented fifth term. → Read More

A push to implement test to stay programs in schools

Earlier this week, New York State released a memo allowing local health departments to decide whether school districts in their jurisdiction can use “test to stay” strategies. → Read More

WATCH LIVE: Brown, Walton to debate at St. Joe's

At 9:15 Wednesday morning, Mayor Byron Brown, Democratic nominee India Walton, and write-in candidate Ben Carlisle will participate in a debate at St. Joe’s, as Election Day is a mere six days away. → Read More

Early voting numbers strong in Buffalo

A contested mayoral race that pits incumbent write-in candidate Mayor Byron Brown against Democratic Primary victor and nominee India Walton is expected to provide a major boost to voter participation in the City of Buffalo. → Read More

AOC rallies support for India Walton in mayoral race

As the early voting period across New York State began Saturday afternoon, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made a visit to Buffalo to hold a rally in support of India Walton. → Read More

Early voting begins Saturday at 38 sites in Erie County

As the early voting period for the November 2nd Election begins Saturday, there are still questions and concerns regarding the write-in process amid a contested Buffalo mayoral race. → Read More

BPD looking for suspects in connection to Wednesday shooting

Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said E District officers responded to a report of a person shot on the 100 block of Langfield Drive. When officers arrived, they found an individual inside a vehicle who was declared deceased at the scene. → Read More

AOC visit signals shift toward turnout in Buffalo mayoral race

With less than two weeks to go before Election Night, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced Wednesday that she’s coming to Buffalo for a rally in support of Democratic mayoral candidate India Walton. → Read More

Mercy Strike Update: 'I didn't think we'd be out here this long…'

BUFFALO (WBEN) - Wednesday marks day 20 of the CWA healthcare worker strike at Mercy Hospital amid ongoing contract negotiations with Catholic Health. → Read More

Follow-up: Land border reopening unlocks vital piece to WNY economy

After 19 months of waiting, fully vaccinated Canadian citizens will soon be able to travel across the land border to the United States for non-essential purposes. → Read More

CWA: "I don't think we're there yet." CHS: "We're at the table with the CWA every day."

Wednesday marks day 13 of the Mercy Hospital healthcare worker strike against Catholic Health, and according to CWA officials, it appears there’s still a ways to go in contract negotiations. → Read More

County unveils new facade design for convention center

At a press conference Tuesday, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz unveiled the new facade design for the Buffalo Convention Center, as what to do with the facility has been a topic in recent years. → Read More

Concern mounting over ongoing Mercy Hospital strike

“The union has been fighting for us in this contract since February, and here we are in October,” said Diane Peach, one of the more than 2,000 CWA Mercy Hospital healthcare workers who began their strike against Catholic Health 11 days ago. → Read More