Jay Moran http://news.wbfo.org en Glamour camping spreads out in WNY http://news.wbfo.org/post/glamour-camping-spreads-out-wny <p>It's called "glamping," or glamour camping, and its growing popularity has prompted one local businessman to make a major investment in a Cattaraugus County property. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:27:01 +0000 Jay Moran 43798 at http://news.wbfo.org Glamour camping spreads out in WNY Press Pass: A focus on Genesee County http://news.wbfo.org/post/press-pass-focus-genesee-county <p>WBFO's Press Pass went on the road this week to Genesee County for a conversation with Howard Owens of The Batavian.com, a six-year-old community news site whose success has drawn national attention. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:14:30 +0000 Jay Moran 43743 at http://news.wbfo.org Press Pass: A focus on Genesee County Buffalo News' Bob McCarthy examines recent political departures http://news.wbfo.org/post/buffalo-news-bob-mccarthy-examines-recent-political-departures <p>Steve Casey's resignation on Tuesday as Buffalo Deputy Mayor comes just days after George Maziarz announced he would not seek re-election to the state Senate this fall. Buffalo News political reporter Bob McCarthy says the moves will bring major changes to the local political landscape. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:14:49 +0000 Jay Moran 43633 at http://news.wbfo.org Buffalo News' Bob McCarthy examines recent political departures Weekend's Taste of Buffalo features lawn fete elements http://news.wbfo.org/post/weekends-taste-buffalo-features-lawn-fete-elements <p>With hundreds of thousands of people attending each year, The Taste of Buffalo remains the area's largest summer festival. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Jay Moran 43333 at http://news.wbfo.org Weekend's Taste of Buffalo features lawn fete elements Press Pass: Cuomo turns cool on new stadium http://news.wbfo.org/post/press-pass-cuomo-turns-cool-new-stadium <p>Governor Cuomo made news on several fronts during his visit to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo last week. Sparking the most speculation were his thoughts regarding the possibility of a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills. "I think he's being very realistic," said Jim Fink of Business First during WBFO's Press Pass. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Jay Moran 43331 at http://news.wbfo.org Press Pass: Cuomo turns cool on new stadium Press Pass: Shedding light on the SolarCity announcement http://news.wbfo.org/post/press-pass-shedding-light-solarcity-announcement <p>Before last week's announcement that it was being purchased by SolarCity, Silevo had planned on setting up a manufacturing facility at the former site of Republic Steel in South Buffalo. In this week's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First shares some thoughts on the promise that the SolarCity takeover will bring even more jobs to Buffalo.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:46:53 +0000 Jay Moran 43054 at http://news.wbfo.org Press Pass: Shedding light on the SolarCity announcement UB venturing to Yellowstone this summer http://news.wbfo.org/post/ub-venturing-yellowstone-summer <p>When Joe Allen leads his classes of UB students through Yellowstone National Park, the iconic grizzly bear is not one of his top worries. "More than likely we will have closer encounters with bison. When we're there, the bison are in the rut. The males are very amorous and very competitive. They walk wherever they want." Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:46:49 +0000 Jay Moran 42738 at http://news.wbfo.org UB venturing to Yellowstone this summer D-Day special airs tonight on WBFO http://news.wbfo.org/post/d-day-special-airs-tonight-wbfo <p>In a massive technical undertaking, a Buffalo radio production captured the recollections of five Western New York natives who took part in the D-Day invasion. The production, "D-Day: A Look Back," was heard for the first time on then-Buffalo radio station WEBR in 1964 on the 20th anniversary of the invasion. The piece airs again Friday at 9 p.m. on WBFO. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:20:49 +0000 Jay Moran 42684 at http://news.wbfo.org Sightings on the rise as bears seek essentials http://news.wbfo.org/post/sightings-rise-bears-seek-essentials <p>Another bear sighting was reported in the town of Lancaster on Monday. The sighting along Genesee Street added to what is a growing list of bear encounters over recent days. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:00:29 +0000 Jay Moran 42602 at http://news.wbfo.org Skyway bike ride rolls this Saturday http://news.wbfo.org/post/skyway-bike-ride-rolls-saturday <p>May is Bike Month, a proclamation that prompted GO Bike Buffalo to organize an ambitious series of events aimed at promoting cycling. Executive Director Justin Booth says they saved the biggest event for the last day of the month. "We're going to be doing a bicycle ride over the Skyway, the Buffalo Skyride." Tue, 27 May 2014 13:16:39 +0000 Jay Moran 42435 at http://news.wbfo.org Skyway bike ride rolls this Saturday Majority leader calls on Social Services commissioner to resign http://news.wbfo.org/post/majority-leader-calls-social-services-commissioner-resign <p>Erie County legislators are responding to new information regarding the May 14 death of 8-year-old Jacob Noe, the child whose mother has been charged in connection with his death. The legislature's majority leader is now calling for Social Services Commissioner Carol Dankert-Maurer to resign. Fri, 23 May 2014 16:30:21 +0000 Jay Moran 42380 at http://news.wbfo.org Majority leader calls on Social Services commissioner to resign Heavy rains drench Southern Tier http://news.wbfo.org/post/heavy-rains-drench-southern-tier <p>Several roads are closed in Chautauqua County this morning after a band of thunderstorms poured heavy rains onto the region overnight. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch through 8pm for Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties. Wed, 21 May 2014 15:05:19 +0000 Jay Moran 42308 at http://news.wbfo.org Heavy rains drench Southern Tier If Our Water Could Talk Part V: The Future http://news.wbfo.org/post/if-our-water-could-talk-part-v-future <p>After decades of missteps, Buffalo is finally experiencing a renaissance along the waterfront. All this week, WBFO has explored life along the Buffalo River. In our final installment of <em>If Our Water Could Talk,</em> WBFO's Jay Moran and Eileen Buckley explore how the city waterfront is now the catalyst inspiring future economic development being called 'Rust to Blue.' Fri, 16 May 2014 14:41:26 +0000 Eileen Buckley & Jay Moran 42202 at http://news.wbfo.org If Our Water Could Talk Part V: The Future Political humorist Mark Russell returning to Buffalo for library fundraiser http://news.wbfo.org/post/political-humorist-mark-russell-returning-buffalo-library-fundraiser <p>With a non-stop news cycle spotlighting the occasionally bizarre behavior of public officials, a political satirist like Buffalo-born Mark Russell is never lacking for material. Russell appears this Sunday in a fundraiser for the Buffalo &amp; Erie County Public Library System. Thu, 15 May 2014 12:35:08 +0000 Jay Moran 42171 at http://news.wbfo.org Political humorist Mark Russell returning to Buffalo for library fundraiser If Our Water Could Talk Part III: Fish & Wildlife http://news.wbfo.org/post/if-our-water-could-talk-part-iii-fish-wildlife <p>With its origins in the hills of Wales and Java, the Buffalo River, like most streams, begins in the highlands before flowing downhill into another body of water. Lake Erie serves as the mouth of the Buffalo River, providing the waterway with its unique character. Wed, 14 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Jay Moran 42143 at http://news.wbfo.org If Our Water Could Talk Part III: Fish & Wildlife If Our Water Could Talk Part II: Success Stories http://news.wbfo.org/post/if-our-water-could-talk-part-ii-success-stories <p>On a recent, less-than-ideal, Saturday afternoon, some hearty kayakers and fishermen were making full use of the Harlem Road/Buffalo River boat launch site. The scene would not have been imaginable a half-century ago. Tue, 13 May 2014 13:40:43 +0000 Jay Moran 42117 at http://news.wbfo.org If Our Water Could Talk Part II: Success Stories Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh in Golda's Balcony http://news.wbfo.org/post/tony-award-nominee-tovah-feldshuh-goldas-balcony <p>It's rare we get the chance to interview stars in person, but WBFO'S Jay Moran had the privilege to sit down in our studio with Tovah Feldshuh.&nbsp; She is a four-time Tony Award nominee. Tovah Feldshuh is in Buffalo to perform her one-woman show, GOLDA'S BALCONY at <a href="http://www.sheas.org/710main/710main_2013_14.asp">710 Main Theatre</a>.&nbsp; It's four-show run began Thursday&nbsp; night and continues Friday night at 8 and runs through this Sunday.&nbsp; The play's central character is Golda Meir, the former Prime Minister of Israel from 1969 through 1973.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 16:08:07 +0000 Jay Moran 42040 at http://news.wbfo.org Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh in Golda's Balcony Buffalo News reporter analyzes results of school board election http://news.wbfo.org/post/buffalo-news-reporter-analyzes-results-school-board-election <p>Buffalo voters made a fundamental change Tuesday in the Buffalo Board of Education by tossing out the current majority and putting in place a new one which will take office July 1. In unofficial returns, voters elected three at-large members, retaining school board President Barbara Seals Nevergold and electing former Buffalo Sabres managing partner Larry Quinn and Patricia Bowers Pierce. Wed, 07 May 2014 13:28:03 +0000 Jay Moran 41987 at http://news.wbfo.org Buffalo News reporter analyzes results of school board election Charter school to occupy former Holy Angels building http://news.wbfo.org/post/charter-school-occupy-former-holy-angels-building <p>A North Buffalo educational institution will find new life as the Charter School of Applied Technologies takes over the building that once housed the former Holy Angels Academy. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:28:24 +0000 Jay Moran 41813 at http://news.wbfo.org Charter school to occupy former Holy Angels building Press Pass: Buffalo School Board elections http://news.wbfo.org/post/press-pass-buffalo-school-board-elections <p>"This is the election of the year," said Jim Fink of Business First, referring to the May 6 Buffalo School Board elections. During WBFO's Press Pass, Fink called the elections "a defining moment for Buffalo." Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:26:31 +0000 Jay Moran 41785 at http://news.wbfo.org Press Pass: Buffalo School Board elections UB symposium recalls genocide in Rwanda http://news.wbfo.org/post/ub-symposium-recalls-genocide-rwanda <p>An impressive gathering of local and world-renowned speakers have made their way to the University at Buffalo's North Campus today for an international symposium, "The Rwandan Genocide: Twenty Years Later." The event was organized by the Alison Des Forges Memorial Committee. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:44:19 +0000 Jay Moran 41704 at http://news.wbfo.org UB symposium recalls genocide in Rwanda Dyngus Day celebration comes to downtown Buffalo http://news.wbfo.org/post/dyngus-day-celebration-comes-downtown-buffalo <p>Buffalo's evolving love affair with Dyngus Day is a story in itself, with more celebrations emerging each year at bars, halls and restaurants throughout the area. This year, a Dyngus Day celebration that dates back over 50 years will be moving to a downtown location for the first time. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:46:53 +0000 Jay Moran 41541 at http://news.wbfo.org Dyngus Day celebration comes to downtown Buffalo Bisons open the 2014 baseball season today http://news.wbfo.org/post/bisons-open-2014-baseball-season-today <p>The Buffalo Bisons begin another season of baseball at Coca-Cola Field. At the ballpark early this morning,&nbsp; team announcer Ben Wagner told WBFO News, "Everything is getting a thumbs up&nbsp; and we are ready for baseball!" Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:53:53 +0000 Jay Moran 41219 at http://news.wbfo.org Bisons open the 2014 baseball season today Press Pass: The future of the Bills, downtown developments http://news.wbfo.org/post/press-pass-future-bills-downtown-developments <p>In the days since the death of Ralph Wilson, speculation has mounted regarding the future of the Buffalo Bills. "Everybody take a step back," says Jim Fink of Business First. On WBFO's Press Pass, Fink shares his views on what to expect for the Buffalo Bills. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:58:09 +0000 Jay Moran 41126 at http://news.wbfo.org Press Pass: The future of the Bills, downtown developments 'Story of Stuff' creator speaking in Buffalo tonight http://news.wbfo.org/post/story-stuff-creator-speaking-buffalo-tonight <p>Environmental activist Annie Leonard, who created the popular animated documentary "The Story of Stuff," brings her message of sustainability to Buffalo Tuesday night.&nbsp; Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:45:47 +0000 Jay Moran 40702 at http://news.wbfo.org 'Story of Stuff' creator speaking in Buffalo tonight Wildlife journalist carries message to Buffalo http://news.wbfo.org/post/wildlife-journalist-carries-message-buffalo <p>The National Geographic Live series comes to the stage at Buffalo's Kleinhans Music Hall Tuesday evening at 7:30. with wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen sharing the images he has gathered through years of close natural encounters in some of the most extreme habitats around the globe. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:11:36 +0000 Jay Moran 40560 at http://news.wbfo.org Wildlife journalist carries message to Buffalo Press Pass: School Board elections drawing many candidates http://news.wbfo.org/post/press-pass-school-board-elections-drawing-many-candidates <p>Former Buffalo Sabres Managing Partner Larry Quinn announced last week that he will run for the Buffalo School Board, adding to the expanding list of candidates for three at-large seats. "It's a snapshot of the growing frustration" with Buffalo schools, says Jim Fink of Business First.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:55:00 +0000 Jay Moran 40485 at http://news.wbfo.org Press Pass: School Board elections drawing many candidates On 5th anniversary, some 3407 families ready to turn the page http://news.wbfo.org/post/5th-anniversary-some-3407-families-ready-turn-page <p>The Families of Continental Flight 3407 invited Western New Yorkers to join them in Clarence Center Wednesday&nbsp; night as they mark the fifth anniversary of the 2009 crash that claimed 51 lives.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Jay Moran & Eileen Buckley 40205 at http://news.wbfo.org On 5th anniversary, some 3407 families ready to turn the page Higgins tops list of region's movers and shakers http://news.wbfo.org/post/higgins-tops-list-regions-movers-and-shakers <p>Business First is out with its list of the most influential people in Western New York. Rep. Brian Higgins tops this year's Power 250 list. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:46:22 +0000 Jay Moran 40131 at http://news.wbfo.org Higgins tops list of region's movers and shakers Press Pass: The future of One Seneca Tower http://news.wbfo.org/post/press-pass-future-one-seneca-tower <p>While the name has changed from HSBC Tower to One Seneca Tower, the vacancy problems continue for the city's tallest building. That topic was addressed during WBFO's Press Pass with Jim Fink of Business First. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:55:35 +0000 Jay Moran 39913 at http://news.wbfo.org Press Pass: The future of One Seneca Tower