brown 150x150 PM Roundup: Tuesday, February 7

New rules for food trucks are now the law in the city of Buffalo. Mayor Byron Brown signed legislation Monday that dictates where the rolling restaurants can operate. Food trucks must stay 100 feet away from existing restaurants and licensed hot-dog vendors. The new law goes into effect after months of squabbling between food-truck owners and brick-and-mortar establishments.

A veterinarian hired by the Niagara SPCA to oversee animal care in the wake of the agency’s euthanasia scandal will not take his post after all. Former colleagues of Dr. Grant Hobika as well as animal owners had filed complaints against him regarding mistreatment of animals. The doctor has denied the charges.

Still more investigation of the mysterious syndrome affecting LeRoy students. The school district has hired a firm to conduct environmental testing at the site of the junior-senior high. Meanwhile, five of 18 afflicted students underwent MRI testing at Dent Neurological Institute, where doctors believe that the patients’ Tourette’s-like symptoms have a psychological basis.

A pair of historic Protestant churches in Buffalo may be consolidating. First Presbyterian on Symphony Circle might shutter its church on Symphony Circle, in favor of sharing facilities and staff at Trinity Episcopal on Delaware Avenue. A letter was recently shared with the Trinity congregation explaining the proposal. Both churches have seen declines in membership.

Just as Sabre players finally seem to be recovering from a season-long injury bug, now their coach is hurt. Defenseman Jordan Leopold collided with Lindy Ruff at practice Monday. Ruff was flipped to the ice, suffering three broken ribs. The head coach was taken to the hospital for x-rays. His status remains uncertain for the Sabres’ next game Wednesday night.

 

pixy98 PM Roundup: Tuesday, February 7