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An effort to teach young Buffalo children to read and attend school is slowing paying off. A leader from The Annie E. Casey Foundation has delivered a Pacesetter Community Award for Buffalo's Read to Succeed program.

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From skate parks and dog parks, to swimming pools and splash pads, the heat wave was affecting activities in a big way. Tuesday was another hot one in Buffalo, the fifth straight day of temperatures above 80 degrees.

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A new bike path extension opened on Buffalo's Outer Harbor Tuesday. Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul joined other officials for a brief ribbon cutting ceremony on the connector at the north end of Furhmann Boulevard near Wilkeson Pointe.

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Part of the former Millard Fillmore Gates hospital complex is set to tumble down some time in the near future.


Residential space in downtown Buffalo remains a hot commodity. Will that trend transfer into demand for a downtown grocery store? On WBFO's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First says city officials will get an indication Wednesday, the deadline for proposals to develop the property at 201 Ellicott Street.


Rochester has been chosen as the national headquarters for a photonics hub that will be launched with more than $600 million in federal, state, university and industry investment. 

Study finds Buffalo 9th most liberal city in America

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Researchers have been studying American cities to survey how their elected officials and their policies reflect the political views of their constituents. The study found Buffalo is the ninth most liberal city in the nation.

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Parents, students and community advocates gathered on the steps of Buffalo's City Hall Monday to applaud the Buffalo Public School District's plan to hire 30-additional physical education teachers for the upcoming school year.

The top local leader of the Boy Scouts says he doesn't see any immediate problems in the wake of the national board lifting a ban on openly gay leaders in the troops.


This summer may have had a cool, rainy start, but the second half looks drier and warmer, especially over the next couple days.

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The numbers are still being added up but officials in Chautauqua County say damage is in the millions from flooding that hit some two weeks ago.

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Pegulaville just got a little bit smaller.

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You may have recently started to hear the term “mental health parity.” It refers to federal and state requirements for insurers to cover mental health and addiction treatment as they would any other medical condition. Insurers haven’t always complied. As Michelle Faust reports, state lawmakers' recent actions intend to take hurdles from insurance out of the long path to recovery from addiction.

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A newly-launched community newspaper aims to serve Buffalo's immigrant population by providing news and other information in multiple languages, in an effort to get those who have not yet mastered English more involved in the public.

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Twenty-five Buffalo Public Schools are now under 'receivership,' meaning they are in the hands of the city schools superintendent. Members of Buffalo's District Parent Coordinating Council believe receivership could finally turn around struggling schools.

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Rich Products is celebrating its 70th birthday by hosting a conference with leaders from around the world.

Thousands of people weaved through way through Buffalo's West Side over the weekend during the annual Garden Walk.


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Across New York State sales tax collections are lagging, part of a long-term trend threatening one of the largest taxes collected on the state and local levels.


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Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the historic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In honor of the occasion, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a proclamation and signed two pieces of legislation.

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US Senator Charles Schumer will announce today his support of a safe driving technology.

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Reports of a strange odor at an Amherst address have opened a legal investigation.

Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Senator Robert Ortt along with other elected officials gathered in North Tonawanda Saturday to celebrate and call for the NFTA to reinstate two Niagara County bus routes.

A Tonawanda massage parlor was the subject of a prostitution ring bust led by three women.

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The outrage over racist comments made by Buffalo Municipal Housing Resident Commissioner Joe Mascia continues.

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Nearly 100 Western New Yorkers will be taking a risk at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino today.

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While it may be known as the "Buffalo Billion," New York State's large cash investment in Western New York includes other parts of the region. And elected officials say you're seeing a similar economic turnaround as a result, including one in Niagara Falls.

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A marriage is a marriage.

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The leader of the Erie County Democratic Party will be calling on Joseph Mascia to end his candidacy for the Fillmore District Common Council seat.

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The City of Buffalo has launched a construction project to convert a one-way section of Pearl Street to two-way in downtown Buffalo.

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“Fasten your seatbelts, it is pandemonium…it is fandemonium…it is fantastic.”

Twenty-two years later, Van Miller’s call as the Buffalo Bills completed the greatest comeback in NFL

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