Buffalo in the 70s: ‘Crisis has seasoned new superintendent’ Gene Reville

By Steve Cichon

Sadly, as one thumbs through decades of pages of The Buffalo News, it becomes clear that the Buffalo Public Schools have been in a perpetual state of crisis for at least half a century.

New fixes and hopes come and go — but one long-standing positive influence was South Buffalo’s Eugene Reville, whose 15 years running Buffalo’s schools started 40 years ago this week.

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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon writes about Buffalo’s pop culture history. His stories of Buffalo's past have appeared more than 1600 times in The Buffalo News. He's a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. Since the earliest days of the internet, Cichon's been creating content celebrating the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The 25-year veteran of Buffalo radio and television has written five books and curates The Buffalo Stories Archives-- hundreds of thousands of books, images, and audio/visual media which tell the stories of who we are in Western New York.