International Workers Day was celebrated on Friday, both around the world and in downtown Buffalo. Hundreds of union members and supporters cheered as national AFL-CIO Vice President Tafare Gebre urged them to stand together and fight for their rights.
If you think filling a swimming pool is a big task, trying filling the canals at Canalside. A two-day mission is under way that's pumping nearly a half-million gallons of water into canals that in a more frigid season attracted more than 60,000 ice skaters.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown unveiled a budget proposal Friday which holds the line on residential property taxes, cuts commercial property taxes and is overall $11 million lower than the current spending plan.
The build-out of the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus is moving full-speed ahead. Crews are busy putting up the new Children's Hospital on High Street and, a few hundred feet away along Main Street, UB's new medical school is going up.
Brandye Merriweather of the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation speaks, as Mayor Byron Brown and small business owners listen, as officials announced the start of the second Queen City Pop-Up small business promotion. It runs from May 1 through June 30 in the Pierce Building on the 600 block of Main Street.
Beginning Friday and continuing for the next two months, a handful of local retailers will set up shop inside a storefront inside Buffalo's Pierce Building on Main Street. They're the participants in the second Queen City Pop-Up.
Local politicians and business leaders had a chance Thursday to look inside Yahoo's burgeoning complex in the Town of Lockport. So far, the Silicon Valley giant has spent around a half-billion dollars on two data centers and a corporate call center, with the latest expansion adding more than 100 jobs
The 69th annual Tony Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning by co-hosts Mary-Louise Parker, past Tony winner, and Bruce Willis (yes, since you just asked yourself, he's going to make his Broadway debut in the upcoming "Misery"). The awards will be handed out on June 7th in a live telecast from Radio City Music Hall, co-hosted by Kristen Chenoweth and Alan Cumming.
There's word the leading candidate for Superintendent of Buffalo Public Schools may no longer want the job. Meanwhile, Mayor Byron Brown says he is not pushing for control of the district, but is ready to take charge if necessary.
State Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes is set to introduce a bill in Albany Monday that calls for mayoral control of the Buffalo Public School District. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley met exclusively with three Upstate New York mayors asking if they believe it's a solution for a troubled district.
WBFO'S Eileen talks exclusively with three Upstate New York mayors asking if they believe it's a solution for a troubled district.
Investing in kid-friendly cultural institutions is good for both families and the economy according to Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, who is proposing $3 million in capital investments for the Buffalo Museum of Science and the future Explore & More Children's Museum at Canalside.
Doctors, nurses and law enforcement officials who report child abuse to the state hotline may find the system moving faster than ever if new legislation aimed at streamlining the process is approved in Albany.
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery and First Niagara team together each school season to host the 'Future Curators' program. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says Western New York high school students are given the opportunity to serve as real art curators.
WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports on the Albright-Knox 'Future Curators' program for high school students.
Punk icon Patti Smith has been an important figure for decades as a musician, poet, and cultural observer. She is also the author of Just Kids, a book about her life and her relationship with the late artist Robert Mapplethorpe. WBFO's Mike Desmond spoke with Smith during her recent visit to Just Buffalo's Babel series.
It was nearly 100 years ago that the ocean liner Lusitania sunk in the Irish Sea, claiming nearly 1,200 lives. Among those lost was Elbert Hubbard, the East Aurora philosopher, writer and marketing genius.
The state legislature’s Black, Hispanic and Asians Caucus is reacting events in Baltimore and is calling for swift action on a package of criminal justice reforms that have been stalled in the State Senate.
Moderator Jim Heaney (center) makes opening remarks as Buffalo School Board member Larry Quinn (left) and Buffalo Teachers Federation president Phil Rumore await the start of a forum Wednesday in downtown Buffalo.
Kleinhans Music Hall will soon be sharing its collection of historic photos and artifacts with the public. The newest addition, unveiled Wednesday, is an old photo album from the former Kleinhans store downtown.
U.S. Attorney William Hochul, standing in foreground, makes opening remarks at a seminar held in Williamsville Wednesday on data security. The rest of the session with local business leaders was closed to the public and media.