A round of state funding is allowing the Buffalo Public School District to expand its pre-kindergarten program. The governor is providing $340 million to 81 school districts and community groups statewide for pre-kindergarten programs.
A Buffalo landmark re-opened yesterday with a street party and a lot of beer. It may not have been the beer Ulrich's Tavern sold when it opened 146 years ago, but much of it was local, fitting for a neighborhood that was once known for its breweries.
Over recent years, there have been a series of fights about development along Elmwood Avenue in the Elmwood Village. Some of the standard issues surfaced again last night as details of a major project at Elmwood and Delavan were explained at a public meeting at the Buffalo History Museum sponsored by the Elmwood Village Association.
SUNY has agreed to make improvements to obeying Title IX when dealing with sexual assaults. That agreement was reached last November according to an Albany report. Last week, in WBFO's Focus on Education report, we reviewed the University at Buffalo's policy that already follows many federal recommendations.
A group of local West-African immigrants have created a new organization that will help raise money to assist poor countries battling the Ebola outbreak. The Save Africa/End Ebola organization is collecting funds to purchase much needed medical supplies.
Some area school students participated in a summer-time literacy project. In this Focus on Education report WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says students created the History of Buffalo Graphic Novel to promote reading while learning about the city's waterfront history.
A new public art piece is being constructed outside the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library. The mural is one of several that will be put up as part of an Albright-Knox Art Gallery initiative across Erie County. A public art project is expected to be installed at Canalside over the next few weeks.
Assemblyman Michael Kearns is calling for an emergency meeting of the New Stadium Working Group be held in public. The advisory group, formed to explore whether a new stadium or a retrofit to Ralph Wilson Stadium is appropriate, last met April 1.
Say Yes Buffalo scholarship students are still required to navigate through the financial aid process. In this Focus on Education report WBFO's Eileen Buckley says Buffalo Public School students heading to college this fall are still filling out federal and state financial aid applications.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to strengthen proposed regulations of electronic cigarettes. WBFO’s Ashley Hirtzel spoke with the owner of several e-cigarette stores in the state about how the proposals would affect his business.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz bucked prevailing opinion recently when he challenged the NFL's assertion that the Buffalo Bills need a new stadium. In this week's Press Pass on WBFO, Jim Fink of Business First discussed the delicate politics connected with the issue.
The Chautauqua Institution is in the midst of a three-year series that is exploring health care issues. This week, Chautauqua examines health care from the "bench to bedside." And as WBFO's Mark Scott reports in our last Chautauqua Preview of the year, this week will also feature a wide variety of music from classical and folk to rock and jazz.
Community organizations gathered Friday to call on residents in Buffalo’s University District to work together to reduce violence in the city. The call comes after two teens were gunned down in the neighborhood Tuesday.
New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch and State Education Commissioner John King released results Thursday of the April 2014 Common Core assessments for grade 3-8 math and English Language Arts. Students made slight improvement in math grades 3-8 with 35.8% passing, up from around 31%, but students are doing about the same in English at about 31%.
Twice this week, the lights on Broadway were dimmed, a custom that honors the passing of a major star. Though best known for their work in film, Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams had strong ties to the stage. Anthony Chase and Peter Hall discuss their contributions in this week's Theater Talk.
The State University of New York has gone on record in support of a bill to strengthen campus policies for reporting sexual assaults. SUNY joined U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in support of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act. As part of our Focus on Education reporting WBFO's Eileen Buckley met with University at Buffalo officials to discuss the school's policy.