For many pedestrians in the Theatre District, the building at 667 Main Street looks like just another old building along the street. It's actually part of a worldwide network of hostels for youth and youthful people of all ages.
The snowball fight between County Executive Mark Poloncarz and some suburban supervisors and highway superintendents continues. Town officials fought back in front of the County Legislature on Thursday.
Buffalo Public School students don't have a fair shot at getting into the city's best public schools. WBFO'S Mike Desmond said that was the message delivered Thursday evening during a meeting in Stanley Makowski School.
Despite planning problems caused by the recent Lake Effect snow storm, the Buffalo Board of Education d voted Wednesday evening to stick to a renewal plan which would re-open some schools with new programs in September. WBFO'S Mike Desmond was there for the vote.
It was 11 years ago when the Buffalo Historical Society welcomed 20 local authors to a special book event. Now known as the Buffalo History Museum, the cultural institution welcomed 75 authors to this year's event.
Phil Rumore, the head of the Buffalo Teachers Federation, says charter schools and regular public schools shouldn't mix. The union chief is reacting to the school board putting charter operators into the process for what happens to four schools Albany wants closed.
The push for charter schools operating in Buffalo school buildings went full force Tuesday. The city school board voted to put charter supporters on panels evaluating proposals from others who want to run schools in buildings that Albany wants closed because of academic failure.
The rain and the melting snow from last week's storm didn't create as much flooding as officials feared, although several area creeks went past flood stage Monday and there is still concern about some creeks on Tuesday.
Governor Cuomo says state government has learned from Super Storm Sandy and a string of terrible flood incidents in Central and Eastern New York in recent years. That's why so much specialized equipment is in Western New York, with more coming. WBFO's Mike Desmond reports.
Through the Buffalo Billion and a number of other programs, there is a lot of state money pouring into Western New York . But there is a problem for small local governments without the staff to look for cash.