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MAP to break ground on new farmhouse in the spring

Along with this year's spring planting, the Massachusetts Avenue Project will be breaking ground on a new farmhouse. Thanks to a grant from the Rich Family Foundation, MAP has met its $2 million fundraising goal.
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Former veteran broadcaster becomes PIO for DA

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For the first time in its history, the Erie County Acting District Attorney has appointed a veteran broadcast journalist to serve as Public Information Officer. Joanna Pasceri, former anchor at WKBW-TV has been named by Michael Flaherty.

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While New York's primary is still months away, today's results from New Hampshire may play a part in who remains in the Presidential race in April. Catherine Loper of Oswego public radio station WRVO shared some perspective on her reporting from Concord, New Hampshire.


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An important Black history lesson was delivered to some Buffalo Public school students. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says the author of The Emancipation of Grandpa Sandy Wills visited three city schools Monday.

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World-renowned composer and music educator is assisting two local school bands with a performance to be held Tuesday evening.  WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley attended a rehearsal at the Charter School for Applied Technologies in north Buffalo.

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It's not the final step, but the city Planning Board yesterday approved the site plan for the new Workforce Training Center on Northland Avenue.


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The US Attorney who convicted both of the leaders of the legislature came to Albany Monday to speak to a conference of the state’s mayors. But Preet Bharara was not invited to the State Capitol itself.


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A local state assemblyman says First Niagara Bank should give back $28 million it has received to create jobs. If the financial institution is taken over by Key Bank, the move cost 1,800 jobs.


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The Buffalo Teachers Federation and New York State United Teachers didn't file court papers against Receivership as planned last week.  But union leaders say they are expecting to file sometime this week.  In our Press Pass conversation WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News Education Reporter Tiffany Lankes discuss the objections to the receivership law for struggling city schools that by-passes the union's collective bargaining. 

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Along with this year's spring planting, the Massachusetts Avenue Project will be breaking ground on a new farmhouse. Thanks to a grant from the Rich Family Foundation, MAP has met its $2 million fundraising goal.


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In light of the water crisis going on in Flint, Michigan, two Buffalo elected officials wanted to find out if the Queen City's water supply is safe.


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The monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary has shown slow but steady improvement over the past several years in key measures of labor-market health.

The rate of layoffs returned to pre-recession levels in 2012 and hasn’t risen significantly since then. Levels of job openings and hires have risen steadily since the crash in employment in 2008 and 2009, and both indicators show continuing strength at this stage of the economic recovery.

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Keisha Allen was just about to appear before the entire education department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, to give a talk on her research. Huddled in an office with a faculty mentor, she squeezed in some last-minute practice.

“I want to share two papers that I’ve been working on recently,” Allen said, leaning over her notes.

After she finished, professor Mavis Sanders asked Allen to do it again.

“I don’t think you need this,” Sanders said, snatching the paper from Allen’s hands. “I think you need to just be comfortable with it.”

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Library of Congress; c. 1838 lithograph, based on a c. 1828 painting by Charles King Bird

Heritage Moments: Red Jacket vows ‘While I live, you will get no more lands of the Indians’

During the American Revolution, the Seneca Nation’s lands covered practically the entire Niagara Frontier. But by 1819, their territory had dwindled to five tracts covering only about 130 square miles. All along, the Seneca clan chief Red Jacket opposed the sales, as well as what he saw as other encroachments on Indian self-determination.
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Press Pass: Pollution plagues Scajaquada Creek

Attention is now focused on the level of pollution in the Buffalo's Scajaquada Creek. "It's the only one (waterway) in the entire Niagara River Watershed where it's unfit for aquatic life," said Investigative Post's Dan Telvock during WBFO's Press Pass.
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