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Concerns grow over impact of Buffalo Billion investigation

It's not really clear what Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is probing in his look into Governor Cuomo's inner circle but there is certainly some concern about the effect of the investigation of the Buffalo Billion on projects paid by that fund.
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A woman who helped lead the National Aquarium in Baltimore has been named the new head of the Buffalo Museum of Science.

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Another local leader is speaking about the latest developments in the probe of alleged wrongdoing related to the Buffalo Billion. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz stated his support for the probe but also expressed concern for the possible negative impact it may create on some of the projects.


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Investigative Post.org has been reporting on the Cuomo administration's handling of the Buffalo Billion for several months. According to Jim Heaney, reports that the U.S. Attorney is now issuing subpoenas in the case should come as "no surprise" to those who have been following the story. Heaney spoke with WBFO Monday on Morning Edition.


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The Williamsville pain management practice of Dr. Eugene Gosy is closed for two weeks. The closure notice is posted on the practice website.

Schumer urging investigation of mobile ad technique

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Imagine walking past a billboard that automatically spits out an ad based upon something you had been searching for on your smartphone or tablet. Some might think it was cool, others kind of creepy. U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer seems to think it falls into the creepy category.

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The legislature returns next Tuesday for the final push in a session that ends in late June. Government reformers say it’s time to focus on ethics fixes.

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While the planned Green Code is supposed to do away with special zoning districts, City Hall is in the midst of starting a new one. This zoning district would be the site of the former Millard Fillmore Hospital on Gates Circle.


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It's not really clear what Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is probing in his look into Governor Cuomo's inner circle but there is certainly some concern about the effect of the investigation of the Buffalo Billion on projects paid by that fund.


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As the Bison stands on the edge of history, about to take its place as an official American icon, some hope that the nationwide recognition will shed light on all parts of the creature’s history – including those the American government may be less than proud of.


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Young students from school districts across Western New York displayed their innovative thinking skills Sunday at an event called  the "Invention Convention" at the downtown library.

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Election 2016: Buffalo School Board

The Buffalo School Board elections will be held Tuesday, May 3. Six board seats will be decided by eligible city voters.
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Intel was once known for its success in branding personal computers with microprocessors, a technology that fueled the digital revolution. But the Silicon Valley veteran announced last month it would lay off 11 percent of its workforce — up to 12,000 positions — and that it's shifting away from personal computing.

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Heritage Moments: Northeastern Ohio, Western New York, Paradise—The World of Charles Burchfield

“Get yourself to a vantage point of seclusion and view the world with your eyes alone. Think of the infinite spaces of the skies and the world beneath.” – Charles Burchfield’s Journals
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Investigative Post: City falling short in enforcing apprenticeship law

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has said many times that he is committed to increasing workforce diversity, even urging businesses and residents to sign his Opportunity Pledge. So it might come as a surprise to hear that labor leaders say the mayor has a tool at his disposal that could encourage the hiring of city residents, but hasn't been using it. Investigative Post's Charlotte Keith reports.
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Making a Difference: Pilot eases burden for families with ill loved ones

Throughout February WNED|WBFO is recognizing everyday citizens of Western New York who are doing amazing things in their communities. Our “Making a Difference” project emphasizes the importance of volunteerism and encourages others to lend a helping hand. Here is the story of a community champion who is making a difference.
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