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The City of Buffalo's fiscal watchdog is taking a closer look at the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority after digging up millions of dollars worth of unpaid bills.

Walmart may get on board with Metro Bus after all. Company executives were in town Tuesday to discuss public safety concerns over Walmart's plan for its new Cheektowaga store. 

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Walmart's refusal to give Metro Bus access to its new Super Center in Cheektowaga may provide an opportunity for Buffalo residents.

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With no end in sight to the number of people dying from a fatal drug overdose, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing a bill that she says could help.

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Nearly eight years after a major funding cut for capital improvements, several state lawmakers and labor organizers representing Western New York are calling for a so-called "math error" to be corrected.

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A Milwaukee-based company is moving its Niagara Falls-based molded plastics factory. But the 81 jobs there aren't going very far.

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A plan announced Wednesday would expand Erie County's lead poisoning prevention programs. County Executive Mark Poloncarz is calling on the Legislature to increase program spending by $3.75 million over five years.

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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz wants to repeal the County's Ethics Code and start over. Created over the decades, the  current code consists of three documents.

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The Buffalo Urban League has filed a notice of claim against Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw over what the group calls "an improperly conducted and fatally flawed report" that has caused harm to the organization.

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By early 2017, the City of Buffalo's rental stock will include nearly 100 apartments in two new buildings overlooking the Buffalo River.

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Applications are now being accepted for the third annual 43North startup competition. New York state is offering $5 million in prizes to help entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality.

Newly revised numbers from the State Labor Department show Buffalo's job growth has not been as strong as previously declared. But one local economist is dubious of the new data.

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The busy Elmwood Village will soon have hundreds of additional parking spaces.

Buffalo Public Works Commissioner, Steve Stepniak says, under a new "seasonal parking plan" vehicles can park on both sides of the street in summer months. Stepniak says, new signs are being posted on 17 side-streets. 

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A new Buffalo Police exam will be held in just over 90 days and it could lead to a job for hundreds of city residents. 


Students and staff at UB's School of Public Health received an update on the Flint water crisis from a recent UB graduate.

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Small companies owned by women and minorities will soon be able to find help bringing their dreams to life.

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As part of its ongoing effort to attract new companies and jobs to the region, the Buffalo Niagara Enterprise is looking for the latest information about the local workforce.

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A change is on the way for the Buffalo Zoo's Arctic Edge Exhibit. Donna Fernandes, the Zoo's President and CEO, says the two gray wolves are being moved to another facility.

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Upwards of 200 people turned out for Erie County's mid-year property auction Tuesday. Real Property Tax Services Director Joe Maciejewski says, out of 22 properties on the auction block 13 were sold. Maciejewski says, one goal is to show that the county is serious about stopping "serial bankruptcy filers."

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Toxic waste from Love Canal was removed from a landfill in Wheatfield in 2014 and 2015. But the New York Department of Environmental Conservation recently determined that the Nash Road site poses a "significant threat to public health."

Yahoo's global restructuring is impacting local workers. The company has about 200 employees at its data center in Lockport. But one local government official sees benefits in the layoffs.

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There could be a new owner soon for Buffalo's tallest building, One Seneca Tower

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Another historic industrial building has been brought back to life in Buffalo. Officials gathered at 500 Seneca Street Thursday to cut the ribbon on the recently completed mixed-use project.

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There is no need for smartphone users to panic. The federal government is not seeking access to all of them, according to Attorney Gary M. Schober with Hodgson Russ.

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A Cattaraugus County senior is facing time in federal prison for trafficking in prohibited wildlife.

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The state is helping a local company grow and bring jobs back to the United States. The Cuomo administration announced Moley Magnetics of Lockport will receive $900,000 in tax credits.

Snow-covered vehicles could fuel a new revenue stream for Albany. Under proposed legislation, motorists could be fined for not cleaning snow off their vehicles.

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Despite the Buffalo area's resurgence, thousands of  "zombie properties" continue dragging down neighborhoods. Because of that, Assemblyman Michael Kearns is stepping up his Bank Shame Campaign.

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The days of the old Chautauqua Amphitheater are now numbered. A state Supreme Court Judge Thursday rejected a preservation group's legal moves to block demolition.

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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.