The iconic Bethlehem Steel sign was unveiled at the Steel Plant Museum of Western New York in South Buffalo Thursday. The raising of the historic sign serves as a reminder of Buffalo’s rich steel heritage.
A major app competition was launched on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Wednesday. The AT&T WNY Civic App Challenge aims to attract technology experts from the eight counties of western New York to create smartphone applications that will improve the quality of live in the region.
Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete its wetlands review of the former Bethlehem Steel site in Hamburg. The review stands in the way of possibly bringing FedEx to the region.
The third annual Moving Day event for Parkinson’s disease will take place Sunday in downtown Buffalo. The event aims to spread awareness of the disease and raise money to support Parkinson’s programs and research.
A new archive and resource center opened at Buffalo’s historic Forest Lawn Cemetery yesterday. The facility will allow the public to trace the genealogy of more than 160,000 people buried at the graveyard.
HARBORCENTER officials led a tour showcasing the progress of the facility in downtown Buffalo Thursday. HARBORCENTER president John Koelmel says the building is expected to be a world class entertainment venue once it’s complete.
An unusual public sculpture was unveiled at Canalside in downtown Buffalo Tuesday. The art project is one of several to be unveiled across the region as part of the Public Art Initiative, which is a collaborative effort between the city of Buffalo, Erie County, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
The Buffalo Niagara International Airport unveiled $3.8 million in upgrades completed by Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services. The three new additions include convenience stores, a high-end retail store and a new restaurant.
A small group of protesters with Push Buffalo gathered outside U.S. Attorney William Hochul’s office in downtown Buffalo Monday. The rally was part of the National Day of Action to call for justice for slain Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown.
A mobile food pantry service in Buffalo is still without a facility. The Buffalo Dream Center lost their donated 6,000 sq. ft. space inside the Larkin Center of Commerce several months ago to new tenants.
The Buffalo Sabres announced Thursday that they will host a game between the Erie Otters and the Niagara IceDogs at First Niagara Center this fall. The Ontario Hockey League game will showcase the talent of the world’s top junior prospect, Connor McDavid.
Twelve SUNY campuses across New York State have received funding to equip campus police with the life-saving heroin antidote Naloxone also known as Narcan. The initiative aims to combat the epidemic of heroin overdose nationwide.
A group of local West-African immigrants have created a new organization that will help raise money to assist poor countries battling the Ebola outbreak. The Save Africa/End Ebola organization is collecting funds to purchase much needed medical supplies.
A new public art piece is being constructed outside the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library. The mural is one of several that will be put up as part of an Albright-Knox Art Gallery initiative across Erie County. A public art project is expected to be installed at Canalside over the next few weeks.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to strengthen proposed regulations of electronic cigarettes. WBFO’s Ashley Hirtzel spoke with the owner of several e-cigarette stores in the state about how the proposals would affect his business.
Community organizations gathered Friday to call on residents in Buffalo’s University District to work together to reduce violence in the city. The call comes after two teens were gunned down in the neighborhood Tuesday.