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'Reckless negligence': Judge orders former landlord to pay nearly $5.1 million for lead paint violations

November 7, 2022- BUFFALO NEWS By Dale Anderson View Original Article Here A former landlord who was considered one of the worst in Buffalo has been ordered to pay nearly $5.1 million in penalties, restitution and forfeited rent for lead paint violations, State Attorney General Letitia James announced. State Supreme Court Justice Catherine Nugent Panepinto …

Attorney General James Wins $5.1 Million from Notorious Buffalo Landlord To Fund Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention in Erie County

November 7th, 2022 – Press Release BUFFALO – New York Attorney General Letitia James today won her $5.1 million lawsuit against against Angel Elliot Dalfin, a Buffalo-area landlord whose flagrant and egregious violations of lead safety laws resulted in more than two dozen reported cases of childhood lead poisoning. Erie County Supreme Court Justice Catherine …

Profiting from poison: how the US lead industry knowingly created a water crisis

September 22, 2022 6:00am EDT The Gaurdian By Erin McCormick and Aliya Uteuova View Original Article The lead water crisis facing Chicago and many other US cities today has roots in a nearly century-old campaign to boost the lead industry’s sales The year was 1933 and, to a group of industrialists gathered in a New …

Buffalo community groups join new map project to find and replace lead water pipelines

July 21st, 2022 – WKBW Buffalo By Yoselin Person View Original Article and Video   BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A new lead pipeline map is launching in Buffalo to track outdated infrastructure homes to replace the city’s entire network of lead pipes that’s estimated to cost half a billion dollars. A new partnership between local …

Buffalo Community Groups Join Map Project To Find and Replace Lead Water Pipes

July 20th, 2022 – Buffalo Rising Online By: Liberty Darr View Original Article Buffalo is making monumental strides forward when it comes to solving a century-old problem: the location of an estimated 40,000 drinking water pipes made from toxic lead, most of them likely to be found in low-income communities of color. Today local community …

Closer Look: Redevelopment Plans for 68-72 Sycamore

January 19th, 2021- Buffalo Rising Online By: Buffalo Rising Online View Original Article Preservation Buffalo Niagara’s plans for restoration of 72 Sycamore Street and construction of an addition on a vacant parcel to the west will be reviewed by the Preservation Board on Thursday. Under plans prepared by Flynn Battaglia Architects, the existing building at …