Hochul Announces East Side Initiative. The Governor made public her plans for helping the East Side of Buffalo. Speaking at a Juneteenth celebration, her sweeping program is intended for the decimated community. This follows the trauma of last months horrific supermarket shooting. She is providing food for those at insecurity risk and free shuttle transport to another grocery store until the neighborhood Tops reopens. Longer term proposals include major reinvestment in the community and assistance for struggling homeowners. The program is inspired and worthwhile. It is meant to address decades of neglect and disinvestment. Too bad it took a tragedy of epic proportions to spur it on. Cuomo in his 10 years in office did little to alleviate the frustration and despair. He paid lip service to the challenges of inner cities while not delivering concrete help Perhaps the state can start to make amends. Hochul Announces East Side Initiative. By addressing the problems head on the healing can begin !!