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NPR's Family Matters draws large crowd

NPR's "Family Matters" event drew a large crowd Thursday night to the WNED-TV studio. The session drew nearly 400 people who came to learn more about their personal finances.
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Squaw Island is no more. Along Niagara Street Friday, members of the Seneca Nation of Indians joined Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown in unveiling a new entry sign for what is now "Unity Island."

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While leaders earlier this week announced that minority and women hiring goals have been met or exceeded at the SolarCity construction site, protestors on Friday complained that the numbers should have been higher.

Coming off a disappointing loss to the New York Giants, the Bills (2-2) hit the road looking for a win Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. "The Bills really need to get off to a good start without sloppy play calling and execution," said analyst Matt Sabuda on WBFO's Beyond the Playbook.

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A local school district is recognizing Monday as Indigenous Peoples' Day. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the Akron Central School District wants to teach students about the important historic role played by Native Americans in the community.

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Hope ran strong Thursday night during the Party in the Plaza, as fans readied for the opening game of the Buffalo Sabres season and the regular season debut of Jack Eichel. Eichel didn't disappoint, notching his first career goal in a 3-1 loss to Ottawa.

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NPR's "Family Matters" event drew a large crowd Thursday night to the WNED-TV studio. The session drew nearly 400 people who came to learn more about their personal finances.

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Chautauqua County is joining Erie County in banning personal care products containing microbeads.


As Buffalo continues its growth spurt, or renaissance, and property values rise, some smaller theaters are feeling squeezed. Four of them have had to find new venues, including A.R.T., B.U.A., Road Less Travelled, and Rust Belt Books, which is now at 415 Grant Street.

Buffalo Beauts women's pro hockey debuts this Sunday

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Western New York's thriving hockey scene adds a new team into its fabric, with the debut of the Buffalo Beauts this Sunday afternoon. It's one of four charter members of the all-new National Women's Hockey League.


A decades-old celebration of Finnish culture and heritage makes its way to Buffalo this weekend.


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