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City of Buffalo falling through on promise to fix sidewalks

Posted at 6:22 PM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 18:23:08-04

Construction crews were working swiftly Wednesday afternoon, to lay newly paved sidewalks down on Buffalo's Eastside.

The City of Buffalo is investing about $100-thousand dollars to renovate sidewalks on this side of town. It comes on the heels of the death of 11-month-old Nyree Greene. Her mom and aunt were pushing her in a stroller when she was hit by a car and killed, on Mosselle. Her mother blamed broken sidewalks as the reason she had to push her little girl in the street.

"In order for something to be done on this side of town a tragic thing has to happen and it's people out here will tell you they have been putting in request for things for years."

Meanwhile, many Eastside residents say they're happy to see that city leaders are listening to them. City leaders say they have set aside money in their budget just for this project. They are planning to continue working until all sidewalks are repaired.