Max Kalnitz

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Max Kalnitz

In recent years, downtown Buffalo has become a housing hotspot for young professionals. High end housing and a myriad of food and entertainment options are causing more and more people to move closer to the city center each year. Specifically, Niagara Street has transformed from what some considered a rundown corridor to a destination.


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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is the latest high-profile male to face accusations of sexual misconduct during the #MeToo era. An article published in The New Yorker Monday night cited four women alleging a pattern of physical and verbal abuse.

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It’s not unusual for lawmakers in the nation’s capital to crash on the couch in their offices after a long day’s work at the Capitol. But a new bill supported by some representatives who look down on the practice could put an end to that.

Zach Anderson

Chestnut Ridge Park is a destination for hiking and tobogganing but although it is lush with flora and fauna, many Western New Yorkers may be surprised to learn the park doesn’t actually contain any chestnut trees.

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A recent discovery at the Buffalo Museum of Science has the scientific community buzzing. A team uncovered a fully-intact elephant bird egg while digitally cataloging the museum’s oological collection.

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Employers in Buffalo may have violated laws regarding wages, hours, health and safety for low-wage workers. These findings are according to a new study published by UB law professor Nicole Hallett.

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Strong winds are expected to batter Western New York today, causing concerns over the possibility of power outages and downed trees and power lines.

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In the days leading up to Easter, thousands of Western New Yorkers will travel to the Broadway Market to pick up supplies for their celebrations. There, shoppers can buy everything from pierogies and polish sausage, to unique items such as butter lambs.

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A neon public art display commemorating Buffalo born pop-icon Rick James will not be going up on an Elmwood Avenue parking garage.

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Many small businesses owned by minorities, women and veterans have limited opportunities to network with larger corporations. This barrier can prevent owners from taking their enterprises to the next level.

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Automation in the workplace has replaced many jobs, a trend that has adversely impacted low and moderate income earners.

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As the nation celebrates AmeriCorps Week, local officials are thanking participants for their contributions to the region.

A new report from a local watchdog group faults many local governments for doing a poor job of relaying basic information to the public.

Zach Anderson

Young patients at John. R Oishei Children’s Hospital received a warm and fuzzy gift Friday morning. The good tidings came in the form of thousands of blankets donated by Western New Yorkers.

Community Missions of Niagara Frontier

Strategies for easing poverty in Niagara County are being discussed at a day-long conference at Niagara University.

More than 200 people were expected to attend the sixth annual Niagara County Poverty Conference today, which would be the largest turnout to date. This year’s theme is “Compassionate Communities: Where Do I Fit In?”

Christian Hoffman, director of communication at Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, has been involved in planning the event. Hoffman said the poverty rate in Niagara Falls is about 28 percent, while Niagara County’s rate is 18 to 20 percent.

Keith Perry

Real maple syrup is a sweet treat, but it often comes with a hefty price tag. This is why researchers are working to develop a new method to produce syrup.

A group called Save the Michaels of the World is teaming up with Erie County Medical Center to raise awareness about opioid and prescription pill abuse.

The nonprofit was established in 2011 to raise awareness about the devastating effects of abusing opioids after 20-year-old Michael David Israel committed suicide during his struggles with addiction.

Dr. Mark Gunther, ECMC’s vice president of behavioral health, led the speaker series that was held Wednesday night at Hyatt Place in Amherst.

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While touting accomplishments by his administration that is now into a third term, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said he "has no illusions the next four years will be easy." Brown delivered his annual State of the City Address before an estimated 1,700 guests Thursday afternoon at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.


Cattaraugus County’s public health director is confident some strides are being made in grappling with the opioid crisis.

Reddy Bikeshare

Many residents are taking advantage of a local bike-sharing program and pedaling more miles than in the previous season.

Level Financial Advisors

Think all millennials are spending their money on expensive coffee and avocado toast? If so, you might be surprised by the results of a new Bank of America survey.